What Is The Seventh House?
(Associated with Venus and Libra)
House is a term used by astrologers to define another set of twelve sectors of the sky which are similar to the twelve Signs, but may differ in size and in where the House Cusps start and end (the First House always starts at the Ascendant). Think of two old wagon wheels with twelve spokes each, attached to the same axle. The spaces between overlapping spokes are like the Signs and Houses and the spokes are like their cusps. In the sky, the Sun and Moon and Planets are each traveling through both a Sign and a House at any given time.
The Meaning of Houses
The Houses have meanings which correspond in some ways to the meanings of the Signs, but are more like "where", while Signs are like "how".
What Is A House in Astrology?
SEVENTH HOUSE: This is the House of
CO-OPERATION and OPPOSITION...
how you relate in one-on-one partnerships: marriage partners, romantic partners, business partners, roommates, counselor-to-client, doctor-to-patient;
relationships which require co-operation with another person;
how you relate to those who openly oppose you: competitors, adversaries, opponents in games, detractors, openly declared enemies, lawsuits, conflicts with spouse or business partner;
intimate relationships which require co-operation & compromise with another's needs or goals;
challenges & conflicts arising from a close one-on-one relationship of any kind.
To learn what things are associated with each house, click on these links:
Sun Sign Table.