Doorway 7 introduces us to The Other. This doorway corresponds with Libra, ruled by the planet Venus. In this house, we address our relationship to partnerships with other people and the themes that support it. This is the house of marriage, partnerships, legal contracts, commitments to others, justice and our sense of fair play.
In the 7th House, we go from the explorations and development of The Self, in the first six doorways, to interactions and agreements with The Other. This house is about committed relationships and legally binding contracts.
Here’s where all of the inner development and grounding yourself in familial foundations gets put to the test. Have you developed yourself enough to be confident in who you are and what you desire? Are you ready to commit to partnering with another, whether it be a romantic relationship heading toward marriage; or a business partnership, in which you join forces with another person to do a project or start a business?
This house is about any formal one-on-one arrangement, so services like counseling and tutoring also belong here.
Justice is a 7th House theme, so we are also considering your relationship to contracts, lawyers, and sense of fair play. Think of the statue of Lady Justice, blindfolded, holding the scales.
The planet Venus, named for the Goddess of Love, is concerned with quality, equality, refinement, and the dynamic balancing of the scales, whether of Justice or in a marriage.
Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on partnership, relationship, and contracts to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.
A solid foundation for us makes a great partner for someone else. Serena Jade
A valid contract requires voluntary offer, acceptance, and consideration. Robert Higgs
Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Roy T. Bennett
Questions to Explore
Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.
- How have contracts served you in your life?
- What do you value most in a partner?
- What qualities do you bring to your committed relationships?