September/October 2002 Astrology Forecast
Your Natural Partners
What Your Seventh House Cusp Has To Say About Your Closest Connections
by Tauna Magness
In the astrological analysis of a birth chart, the rising sign (also
referred to as the Ascendant) symbolizes the way in which one projects
oneself into the environment. It represents ones self image and
speaks volumes about the personal interplay of an individuals
personality with the world in which we live. If you have ever had your
astrological birth chart calculated, you know your rising sign. This
point in the chart is based upon the precise moment that you entered
the world, along with the exact date and location of your birth.
The point directly opposite to your Ascendant is the Descendantyour
Seventh House. This is the point in your birth map that provides specific
information about partnerships. The Seventh House represents marriage
and business partners, close friendships and open enmity. Simply put,
the sign on your Seventh House cusp provides clues about the people
you attract as well as the people you are attracted to in your closest
For the purpose of this article, you simply need to know your rising
sign in order to determine the sign on your partnership house cusp.
The zodiac sign directly opposite your rising is your Seventh House
cusp sign. Find your rising sign below, then read the description which
follows to gain some basic information about the traits of your closest
Aries Rising: The planet Venus rules your Seventh House. Libra
on the Seventh attracts an artistic mate who is a natural born diplomat
with a refined temperament. You have a tendency to draw in skilled communicators
who enjoy a good debate. The "we" consciousness is important
in your relationships along with a sense of fairness and balance. Remember
to give equal time to your needs as well as the needs of your partner.
Taurus Rising: The planets Pluto and Mars rule your Seventh
House. Scorpio on the Seventh suggests that you came in seeking deep
transformation through your connections to others. Your natural partners
are likely to be fiercely loyal and passionate about you. There is a
tendency to link up with people who are magnetic, powerful and driven
to achieve. Be cautious of mutual possessive inclinations. The highest
use of your relationship power is to heal and bless the other through
Gemini Rising: The planet Jupiter rules your Seventh House.
Sagittarius on this cusp brings partners who are in some way very different
from you. Perhaps they were born in another country or have a vastly
different philosophical viewpoint. They may hold academic accolades.
Your significant ties are often benevolent souls who are natural born
idealists. Spirituality is likely to be important within your relationship.
A positive manifestation of the soul evolution energy that you bring
to each other is to learn and study together for mutual growth. Broadening
your horizons via foreign travel and researching various philosophical
belief systems is a key theme.
Cancer Rising: The planet Saturn rules your Seventh House. Capricorn
on this cusp brings you connections that are karmic. You may feel a
certain fated quality about your relationship. Connections often involve
someone much older or younger than you. Relationships often are formed
for the purpose of practicality with a business as the backbone that
supports the relationship. Conventionality and tradition are important
with this placement. Building a home and creating a family together
are often priorities. Partners tend to be ambitious, authoritative and
hungry for status in the outer world.
Leo Rising: The planets Uranus and Saturn rule your Seventh
House. Aquarius on the Seventh brings you original, unpredictable, eclectic,
temperamentally cool and ingenious partners. Significant others are
uniquely unusual--a big attention-getter for the Leo rising individual.
Growth is found through partnerships that accent mutual independence
and the preservation of separate identities. Partners are progressive,
intellectual, high-tech creators who are channels for the collective
consciousness of humanity. This placement is perfect for the creation
of non-traditional relationships. Once a bond is formed, it often lasts
for a long time.
Virgo Rising: The planet Neptune rules your Seventh House. Pisces
on the Seventh brings you partners who are the most emotionally sensitive
of the zodiac. You likely attract artists (especially painters, musicians
and singers), mystics, healers and others who are tuned into you on
a psychic level of awareness. There is such a strong spiritual connection
between the two of you that you both may feel that you have been together
previously in other life journeys. An element of sacrifice for the other
may be evident in your relationship. Use your deep emotional bond to
merge with each other body, mind and spirit.
Libra Rising: The planet Mars rules your Seventh House. Aries
on the Seventh ushers in connections that involve competition. Your
partners are frequently impulsive, sports-oriented/physically active
individuals who enjoy being the boss within the environment of your
relationship. On the highest level, a strong sense of strength and protection
can be gained through your connection. A good deal of fun can be had
through the use of your mutual physical energies on hikes in the great
outdoors and spectating at sporting events; your catch phrase is "keep
it active." Channel your combined high energy into healthy fair
play where strategies can manifest in a healthy forum.
Scorpio Rising: The planet Venus rules your Seventh House. Taurus
on the Seventh brings you sweet, loving, receptive, traditional partners
who brim over with happiness when they dote on you. These people are
by nature protective, home-loving, sweet souls. The fixed signs provide
permanence. Once a partnership is formed, it tends to stick. The physical
senses are strongly stimulated with this placement, and cooking, sharing
financial responsibilities (including a mortgage) and sensual pleasures
are strong sources of bonding that combine to make the union a durable
one. All things on the material level are important.
Sagittarius Rising: The planet Mercury rules your Seventh House.
Gemini on the Seventh brings you quick, clever, witty partners who have
a gift for gab and a strong sense of humor. Communication and mental
stimulation is the highest priority with this placement. Partners often
exhibit extreme nervous tension, this is a result of Mercurys
influence on the nervous systemit makes it run on high wattage.
There is a quality of duplicity here, and the twins on the Seventh bring
with it multiple partnership opportunities. A sense of humor coupled
with forgiveness for human foibles is key for a successful union. Keep
it light and lively.
Capricorn Rising: The Moon rules your Seventh House. Cancer
on the Seventh gives your partners a strong emotional sensibilitythese
are people who think with their hearts. Both of you tend to be fairly
traditional. Building a home and creating a family together may be why
you have joined each other. The protection and preservation of home
and family is a key theme in the relationship. Enjoy researching family
roots and traditions togetherthese activities will serve to bond
your union. Mutual feelings should be nurtured, respected and understood.
The open sharing of what is going on internally within each of you will
grow and protect the emotional body of your relationship.
Aquarius Rising: The Sun rules your Seventh House. Leo the lion
on the Seventh brings you a significant other who tends to have a sunny
and happy disposition, celebrates life to the maximum and has a healthy
sense of the dramatic. Partners are often creative in the performing
arts and generally are put in a position of power and authority in their
chosen careers. Leos are protective of what they consider to be a part
of them--and thats you. Your partner is here to show you the way
to explore all things creative and how to live life to the fullest.
Pisces Rising: The planet Mercury rules your Seventh House.
Virgo on the Seventh often brings partners who you work with in some
capacity. They are usually analytical people who are quite intelligent.
There is a tendency to tell it like it is regardless of feelings. Guard
against extreme criticism with this placement. A good sense of that
which is practically useful is a gift to you from your partner. In the
highest sense, your partner will seek to be of service to you in many
useful areas of life where their capable natures seek expression. They
are the great fixer-uppers and repairmen and women of the zodiac. Your
Virgoan partner can show you methods for preserving the body via exercise,
natural remedies and healthy diets.
The month honoring relationship is upon us. The Sun transits the sign
of Libra on September 22 through October 23. Celebrate your divine connections.
Tauna Magness, BA, BS, is a Portland based astrological consultant,
writer, lecturer and teacher. She received her Astrological Certification
from the Faculty of Astrological Studies of London, England. Taunas
specialties are natal, timing and cycles and relationship astrology.
She can be reached at 503-245-6177 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit her on-line at www.hevanet.com/tauna.