The word Jothish means ‘the science of heavenly bodies’ or the ‘science of light’ Jothish can be used to shine a light on the inner workings of a person. Jyothish or Vedic astrology can analyse how a person behaves in relationships. It can help us study where our strengths lie and identify the weaknesses that can be improved upon. This can be applied to all the relationships in our lives; friends, family, business and romantic relationships. The most popular relationship analysis that we use Jothish for is in romantic relationships. In some cultures, horoscope matching is at the heart of the process of selecting a life partner.
Houses To Study
The houses in the birth chart are assigned numbers base on the most vital degree, the Lagna or ascendant. This house with the ascendant becomes the 1st house. It is the house that describes the self. It is the person’s personality, intellect and temperament. The strength of the 1st house also defines the health and vitality of the person.
The 7th house, on the other hand, is the house that is directly opposite to the 1st house. It is the house of the ‘other’. It tells us how the self deals with others. The ‘others’ that this house signifies are many. The term relationships can cover a whole range of interactions that we have with others. It could include the type of relationship we have with the world in general, our clients, our suppliers, in business dealings, with rental agreements, purchase agreements and such interactions. The 7th house gives us more information about how the person deals with all legal connections.
Primarily it is the house of ‘union or partnership’. The 7th house karaka or significator is Venus. Venus is also the ruler of the 7th house, Tula (Libra) of the Kala Purusha Kundali.
The most important significance of the 7th house to most people is that of the spouse. The 7th house tells us much about the spouse and marital life of a person. It describes the qualities of the spouse. The lord of the 7th house, the planets in the 7th house and the aspects to the house tell the astrologer about the quality of married life, the timing of marriage and many related facts relating to the union of marriage.
A business partner is a person who is legally bound to the self. So, we can study the 7th house for indications of the nature of business partnerships. Some might wonder if this means that a person with indications of a ‘bad’ marriage will also have problems in business partnerships. This is possible but not always so. Some planetary positions are excellent for business and monetary gains but bad for personal life. So, the interpretation of the house for spouse and business partner is not always the same.
Additional Information From The 7th House
The 7th house is also the house of long-distance travel. When one travels far away, one literally makes a home away from home. It is also the 4th house from the 4th house of the home by the Bhavat Bhavam concept. It also tells of the sexual desires and sexual interactions of the person.
Studying The Position Of The 7th Lord
The 7th lord in different houses brings more detail to the significations of the 7th house. This is a very general explanation. The difference in Lagna would change the planet that is the lord of the 7th house. The planet might also be the lord of another house in the birth chart which brings added significance. The other influences to the 7th lord both benefic or malefic will affect the strength and dignity of the planets.
7th Lord In The 1st House
When the 7th lord is in the 1st house it signifies that the ‘other’ comes easily to the self. It also shows that the person is easily influenced by the other. The person meets people very effortlessly.
7th Lord In The 2nd House
The 2nd house is the house of finance and family. When the 7th lord is in the 2nd house it shows that the other could greatly influence the financial status as well as the family of the person. In business, it indicates that you could make good money through business partnership if the 7th lord is well placed and not under any malefic influence. This position will need further study to check the strength of the 2nd lord as well.
7th Lord In The 3rd House
Communication is the main aspect of the 3rd house. When the 7th lord is in the 3rd house it shows that communication is at the centre of the relationship. The spouse could also be a business partner.
7th Lord In The 4th House
When the 7th lord is in the 4th house of home, comforts and mother it flavours the marriage or partnership. This position shows that there is a motherly, caring and extremely nurturing aspect to the relationship. In the case of a spouse, the spouse would be a mother-figure or get along with the mother. The spouse could also be the business partner in a work-from-home business.
7th Lord In The 5th House
The 5th house is the house of children, romance, creativity and intellect. The lord of the 7th in this house would bring an element of fun, playfulness and exuberance to the relationship. It would also be a very romantic relationship. In the case of a business relationship, there could be a lot of creativity and intellectual communication. If other positions are supportive it could also signify fame through the business partnership.
7th Lord In The 6th House
The 6th house is the house of disputes, debts and daily routine work. The 7th lord in this house could be interpreted differently depending on the nature and dignity of the 7th lord. It generally signifies that the spouse would be greatly involved in a career that has daily repetitive work. It could also be a career that involves dispute resolution. If the planet is in bad dignity, it could bring the negative implications of this house into marriage or partnership.
7th Lord In The 7th House
The 7th lord in the 7th house without any affliction makes it very strong. It shows that the spouse or partner is very much involved in the partnership. The spouse or partner would be excellent in dealing with agreements and relationships. If this house is not afflicted it is very good for the union but a malefic influence may give equally strong negative results.
7th Lord In The 8th House
The 8th house is the house of transformation, sudden happenings, research and other people’s money. This could indicate that the partner or spouse will be life-changing for the person. Life will quite suddenly be different when entering the union of marriage or business. The spouse could be a person who is deeply interested in research or in a field that involves either research or financial consulting.
7th Lord In the 9th House
The lord of partnership in the house of fortune would mean that the spouse or business partner brings good fortune. Since it is the house of travel it could also mean that the spouse is from a place or background that is very different from that of the native. Further significations should be read based on the dignity of the planet. If the planet is not well placed, the person is the reason for the spouse losing faith in religion.
7th Lord In the 10th House
The 7th house is the 10th house from the 10th by the Bahavat Bhavam concept. So, the 7th lord being in the 10th house strengthens the 10th house. It also indicates that the spouse will be very career-oriented. The spouse is capable and not dependent on the person. There will be a lot of focus on work and the spouse may even be a colleague of the person. If the placement is supported by other factors in the horoscope the spouse may be a very famous or reputed person in their line of work.
7th Lord In the 11th House
The 7th lord or partnership in the 11th house of gains gives very interesting results. The 11th house is the house of fulfilment of desires. And this shows that after marriage the person will feel very fulfilled. There might also be a gain in wealth and prosperity. Since the 11th house is also the house of large companies or network circles there will be a connection to such organisations through the spouse.
7th Lord In the 12th House
The 12th house is the house of isolation and far away lands. The planet of unions in this house indicates a spouse from far away or from a different culture. The spouse may work in a place that keeps them rather isolated compared to other careers. It could also mean moving very far after marriage. From a business point of view, one’s clients or partners may be from overseas or placed at a remote office.
For more information on analysing how other factors in the chart affect relationships read this post.