WHO IS YOUR PARTNER?
by: Tracy Porter
Partners, who are ruled by the 7th house are not to be confused with lovers, who are ruled by the 5th house of the horoscope. Lovers are those we are especially attracted to but do not necessarily form a lasting bond with. Those lovers who would like to take the liaison one step further to accept responsibility for each other as depicted in the 6th house and then commit as reflected in the 7th house are the ones to look for when a lasting union is desired.
In the your natal chart, your partnerís house placements with any corresponding planetary aspects are:-
Your 7th house is your partnerís 1st house and indicates what type of personality he is likely to have.
Your 8th house is your partnerís 2nd house and indicates what his financial state of affairs is likely to be.
Your 9th house is your partners 3rd house and this shows the relationship he will have with siblings and neighbours.
Your 10th house is your partnerís 4th house and shows the relationship he has with his family as well as what makes him feel secure.
Your 11th house represents your partnerís 5th house and shows what type of things he enjoys and is fond of, and the type of people he is attracted to (hopefully, you).
Your 12th house in your partnerís 6th house and indicates his attitude toward work, the responsibilities he carries with him in this life and any health problems he may have.
Your 1st house corresponds with your partnerís 7th house which indicates what types of people he tends to form relationships with.
Your 2nd house corresponds with your partnerís 8th house of joint income and shows what possessions he expects you to bring into in to the relationship.
Your 3rd house is your partnerís 9th house and reflects his higher ideals.
Your 4th house represents your partnerís 10th house and indicates how he would like the outside world to see him.
Your 5th house is your partnerís 11th house and reflects what type of people he will befriend.
Your 6th house is your partnerís 12th house and reflects his problems in this life.
The nodal axis is an excellent indicator of whether a union is a soulmate bond. If the two persons in question have their nodal axis posited in the same sign or house this indicates the there is much work to be done on a karmic level to resolve some residual issues that the pair have raised in previous lives.
Venus, the planet of marriage, partnerships and that which we are fond of rules the 7th house of the horoscope and is a major indicator of the type of person we are likely to marry because it shows what we find attractive. It is important to look at the sign and house Venus is posited in to better understand our mate. For example, if Venus is in its exalted sign of Pisces then the people we are attracted to are illusive and difficult to get to know. The 7th house in the chart rules marriage itself and is one of the most important indicators of what any potential partners will be like for any individual. Any planets posited in the chart add flavour to specific characteristics to look for in a future mate.
Mars, the planet of our sexuality, plays an important role in determining who our marital partners will be. The house and sign that this planet is posited in is significant when looking for a partner because studies have shown that couples who engage in sexual activity less than once a month have a much higher incidence of divorce than those who copulate with greater frequency. Therefore, sexual compatibility is important in determining the longevity of a union.
The Sun and Moon are key factors when looking for potential partners. The Sun represents the animus or our masculine self while the Moon governs the anima or our feminine self. In many instances the most significant male present in our early development is our father as represented by the Sun, and the prime female role model in the early part of our lives is our mother who is represented by the Moon. Therefore because our parents play such a significant part in helping to formulate our emotional selves, it is only natural that they would consequently have an effect on the partners we choose. It should therefore come as no surprise to find that we often marry people who are much like our parents. In a man, the sign and house his Moon is posited in will give a clue as to the types of women he is subconsciously attracted to and in a woman, the sign and house her Sun is placed in will indicate what types of men she will be drawn to.