Astrology is a powerful tool for understanding ourselves and our relationships. And one aspect that can be particularly illuminating is the placement of Saturn in the 7th house and its conjunction with the 7th house cusp.
Why? The 7th house is ALL about the other and others. In other words, relationships. While Saturn brings its usual – hard work, blockages, difficulties, and maturing with age.
In this blog post, I will explore the meaning of this astrological configuration from two perspectives: having Saturn in the 7th house in the natal chart, and experiencing Saturn transiting the 7th house.
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Explanation of Saturn in the 7th house vs Saturn in Libra
Throughout the post, You will see I mention “Saturn in the 7th house” instead of “Saturn in Libra”. Why is that?
In essence, they are the same thing. Meaning, Saturn in the 7th house = Saturn in Libra. And Saturn in Libra = Saturn in the 7th house.
Here are some potential effects of having Saturn in the 7th house in a natal chart
The 7th house represents relationships and partnerships (business or pleasure), and marriage. While Saturn is a planet that is associated with structure, responsibility, and limitations.
When Saturn is placed in the 7th house, it can indicate that the individual may struggle with commitment and may have a fear of being in long-term relationships. This placement can also tell a story that the individual may have difficulty finding a partner earlier in life, or that the relationships they form may be serious and long-lasting.
Some other cases with Saturn in the 7th house can be:
- Attracting partners who are not good for You.
- Constant problems and duties with chosen partners.
- During the first part of life, an individual attracts “Karmic” relationships that prove to be extremely difficult to manage.
- Attracting older and more mature partners.
- Thinking “For life” when finally getting the courage to enter into a relationship.
- The individual has a tendency to sign contracts and agreements that “enslave” them.
- Or just bring a lot of hard work. Sorry for being overly dramatic there.
Even more manifestations of this placement
The native can have a belief that “I’m never going to be able to get into a marriage or relationship”. Or even “I’m not good enough for them!”
- Lots of duties and responsibilities in the public eye.
- At times this can mean that the person will get the wrath of the public. If they don’t fill their duties properly.
- Important careers in negotiations or regarding contracts.
- The person should never cut corners regarding relationships or contracts.
- Otherwise, they will be severely punished by Saturn (outer circumstances).
- The person attracts more reserved partners and there’s a “professional feel” to their relationships.
- Every decision they make in partnerships is calculated, structured, and organized. Especially later in life.
The whole point of this specific placement is to become a master negotiator or develop skills in the relationship sphere. To never break the “Karmic” law of give and take, and reciprocation.
Tips for working with Saturn in the 7th house in the natal chart
- Recognize your fears and limitations around relationships and commit to working through them.
- The root cause can often be found in the relationship of the primary caregivers (can be the mother and father).
- As well as the judgments the person developed towards that specific relationship.
- Cultivate a strong sense of self-worth and self-reliance.
- Take a responsible and mature approach to relationships.
- Be open to different types of relationships, including non-romantic partnerships.
- This can mean being ok with entering relationships with older and more grown-up partners. People who are more grounded and mature.
- The person with this placement needs to realize that for them and especially when they are younger – relationships can feel like work.
Saturn Conjunct the 7th House Cusp
Think of house cusps as entry points to the specific house.
This means – everything is amplified. It is a vocal point of the house.
Everything I wrote about Saturn in the 7th house applies double if You have it conjunct with the 7th house cusp.
Saturn in the 7th House: A Transit Perspective
Now, let’s move on to the second perspective: experiencing Saturn transiting the 7th house.
When Saturn transits the 7th house, it can bring challenges and difficulties to existing relationships or indicate that the individual may struggle to form new relationships. This transit can also indicate that the individual may be forced to confront their fears and limitations around relationships, and may need to work on becoming more responsible and mature in their approach to partnerships.
It is not uncommon that during the transit – the existing relationships and partnerships are tested. Or one of the individuals in the relationship might be struggling personally in some way.
Often this leads to either divorce or solidifying the partnership itself! This sentence is important to remember! Both parties in the partnership need to put the work in with Saturn transiting one of their 7th houses.
Tips for working with Saturn transiting the relationship house
- Take a step back and evaluate your current relationships.
- Be prepared to face challenges and difficulties in your partnerships.
- Work on becoming more responsible and mature in your approach to relationships.
- Use this transit as an opportunity to grow and evolve in your relationships.
- Really put in the practical effort of what it means to be in a committed partnership.
- Showing up and being present.
- Restructuring and reorganizing Your partnerships.
- Understanding that during this time period – the primary relationship and most other partnerships can feel like work.
- Understand that some tests and turbulent times are coming into Your partnerships.
- If You want to keep them in Your life – more of Your hands-on approach is needed.
- Make sure You honour Your agreements, contracts, and Your promises!
- Saturn will come in and show You it’s pain if You don’t!
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