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Saturn transit House 7

When Saturn transit House 7, the focus is on all your close relationships. This could be a wonderful period for professional associations and public relations with organizations. There will be an increase of responsibilities through marriage or other social associations, and it will be very important to stabilize your relationships at this time. If you marry at this time, it is most likely to be with an older, more mature and consolidated person. Often this type of relationship is karmic in nature. The interesting thing is that while Saturn transit House 7, the opposite may also happen. In other words, lack of opportunities for marriage or relationships, or perhaps a relationship may end because it asks for more than it gives. This period may coincide with the failure of your marriage or relationship, or you may be forced to marry without love for some responsibility, or you may become pregnant without wanting to. In any case, even a good marriage will have to face its flaws. You have to make an effort to do your best with your work and to understand your relationship with others. If you have made agreements with others, be sure to meet them, and meet their expectations as well.

This transit brings a lesson in understanding yourself in the area of close relationships. Initially there may be feelings of frustration and isolation. If you are in a romantic relationship, expect events that will teach you to make compromises. You will also think about the depth of commitment in this relationship. This way of thinking will affect you even if you are single. This may be the time when you decide to look for a serious relationship. If you are in a relationship that is not serious, you will be wondering whether this style still suits you and possibly decide to look for a new partner. In general, you will focus on quality rather than quantity in relationships. This also applies to friendships. If you are surrounded by lots of shallow friends who don't bring anything positive to your life, you will long for change. The same is true for business partnerships. At the end of Saturn transit House 7, you should learn to see people as individuals with various personalities and improve your relationships with other people.

Saturn transit House 7

Seventh house indicates marriage and partnerships. The Saturn transit House 7 generally delays marriage. The native becomes more inclined towards his parents and respects them whole heartedly. During this period, the native becomes religious and often offers prayers. The relationship with the spouse gets strained and it becomes difficult to maintain peace and harmony at home. New relationships or partnerships are blocked or delayed. By the end of this period, Saturn teaches you to be more responsible towards your partner and strengthens the relations to make it long lasting. When Saturn transit House 7, you can experience some issues in your existing relationships, and have to face whatever comes up. The problems that do arise are meant to help you improve the relationship, strengthen it, and make it more lasting. Some relationships may come to an end though. You learn what you want and need from someone, what commitment means to you, and what you can contribute to a relationship. You may have some blocks in starting new relationships/partnerships, and be more cautious with what you commit yourself to. This can be a good thing, where you do commit to something important, or to someone. You’re more responsible in your relationships, and you’re concerned with having good, fulfilling relationships, even if it means having far fewer relationships.

When Saturn transit House 7, the need for security and achievement influences your one-to-one relationships. The descendant (cusp of the 7th house) is the point of awareness of others and when Saturn enters this house all the self-discovery of the previous six houses will be tested in the social arena. When Saturn transit House 7 you must reconcile and balance your needs, goals, and habits, with those of the people closest to you. This is the house of relationships, but not just marriage or intimate partners; it also refers to any significant relationship where you work together on the basis of mutual commitment, for example with therapists, lawyers, agents, or editors. All your relationships will be tested now, but it’s most likely to affect your closest or most significant partnership or marriage. Saturn makes you more aware of your relationship needs, limitations, and duties, and whether you’re living up to them. You’re likely to take your relationships more seriously and if you’ve been taking others for granted, or a relationship isn’t giving you what you need, you’ll have to face up to that now. Saturn brings you down to earth and forces you to take responsibility for being practical and realistic in your relationships, especially those that have a significant impact on your life and identity. If you’re expecting too much from others, or you’re not delivering the goods, or a partnership just isn’t workable, you’ll need to be as objective as possible to determine the best way forward.

Under a Saturn transit House 7, you may feel more detached and reserved towards others and this could cause problems in your relationships. You might feel restricted or inhibited, which could reflect fears that exist in you that you’re projecting onto the other person, or you may have genuinely outgrown the relationship. You may need to withdraw for a while to work out what you need. This transit can be a testing time and your relationships may feel stressful and difficult. You’ll need to examine them to see if they’re realistic and whether they’re a true reflection of who you have become, and are becoming. Strong relationships will get stronger as a result of this testing process. Only relationships that aren’t based on something real and sustainable will fail the test and fall apart. It depends on how willing you are to be honest with yourself and others, and whether you make the effort to build authentic relationships that reflect the real you. A relationship may end now, but it may also just need to be transformed through a new approach. The descendant and 7th house signify parts of yourself that get lost in the unconscious and that you project onto others. These may include qualities you look for in a partner and tend to idealise, as well as fears and doubts. You may need to take back your projections and take responsibility for being you – the whole of you – you can’t expect your partner to carry the burden of your unconscious for you.

Saturn transit House 7 isn’t just about relationships; it’s also about coming to terms with the world and its demands on you as an individual

Saturn will help with this process and encourage you to balance your need for independence with the needs of others. You’ll need to distinguish between mere duty and a genuine desire to meet the other person halfway. You may need to define yourself more clearly as an individual, but you can be true to yourself and still be in a relationship if it’s flexible enough and allows both partners to grow. The ideal relationship involves the meeting of two whole individuals who come together through genuine love rather than the need to feel completed by the other. This isn’t easy to achieve and you’ll never get the balance perfectly right, but if you go too far out of balance, Saturn will force you confront reality. Whatever the state of your relationships, they must be based in reality, not fantasy or idealism. Possibilities with Saturn transiting the 7th: marriage or making a commitment, ending a failed relationship, establishing a business partnership, meeting the expectations of others and recognition for your skills and talents. Watch out for: hanging on to an unhealthy relationship, divorce, isolation and withdrawal and avoidance of confrontation.

Saturn transit House 7 isn’t just about relationships; it’s also about coming to terms with the world and its demands on you as an individual. If you hold back and don’t test your new found self-knowledge and skills in the world by sharing what you know, it can cause blockages and difficulties. Saturn encourages you to put your gifts, talents, and interests to the test so you can see what works and challenge yourself to become all that you can be. You can only do that by interacting with others and risking possible criticism or failure. If you don’t do this you may get stuck in a kind of arrested development and will struggle to keep moving forward. But if you do the necessary work, this transit can also mark a time of wider public and social participation, and you may begin to get recognition for your skills and abilities. It’s a time to shine and to work hard in preparation for Saturn’s climb to the top of your chart at the Midheaven.

Significant relationships with others are the focus when Saturn transits the seventh house. Saturn motivates us to do “spring cleaning” in the areas of life he touches, and one-to-one relationships will need to be considered and understood during this transit. Initially, as is usually the case with Saturn transits, we might feel frustrated and we might seem withdrawn. This is a time when we need to define, understand, and crystallize our significant relationships with others. If you already have a partner, this is a time when any issues surrounding compromise, flexibility, and the ability to give your heart to your partner will surface. Initial frustration can take the form of feeling criticized and “examined” in this area of life. By the end of the transit, however, you will have learned much about commitment and compromise. Single natives will feel the initial pressures of Saturn transiting the seventh house as well.

A feeling of loneliness is possible in either situation (whether you have a significant partnership or not), but instead of an issue of re-committing, the single native will think about commitment in general. If involved in a casual love relationship, when Saturn transit House 7, a pressure emerges concerning the need for evaluating one’s commitments. Often this transit corresponds with an urge (or pressure) to make a commitment or a re-commitment. Healthy partnerships can be the outcome of this partnership, whether they are new ones or strengthened existing partnerships. Saturn always brings with him a fair measure of reality and objectivity, so that whatever relationships the native has or wants will be defined and re-defined. Relationships are seen now as serious. Partners are no longer simply fun or mirrors of our ego. Responsibilities to partners, the need to compromise, and the realities of the needs of others, become clear. We are forced to begin seeing others as individuals, and to improve the manner in which we relate to and with others. Depending on the person’s age and life circumstances, “significant partnerships” can mean partnerships with loved ones, business partnerships, and even deep friendships. For example, when Saturn transited my seventh house when I was a young teenager, I began to view my casual friendships as superficial and unsatisfying and eventually developed a deep friendship with a girl that was to last some time. Essentially, quantity (in the relationship department) was replaced with quality, and this process involved time, soul-searching, frustration, and eventual fulfilment.


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