Saturn is the most cruel and merciless among all the planets. It is well known for its obstacle causing qualities. But we should always remember that Saturn is the Karaka of Delay but it never denies. In some cases when Saturn become favorable, it can give immense good result. It is known as the Kingmaker in Astrology. It can throw a person to hell and at the same time it can elevate person to a great height. When it is Weak and afflicted, it can create Havoc and when it is strong and dignified, it gives lot of beneficial result. The 7th house is Specially important because Saturn in 7th house becomes digbali or it gets Directional Strength. If you do not know please read My article on what is directional Strength in astrology.
What is 7th House
The 7th house in a Horoscope Deals with wife, Marriage, Marital Happiness, general prosperity, Trade and business, Foreign travel and Many more. Being a Maraka House, it also deals with Death as well. It is the Counterbalancing force of the first house. The Seventh house is exactly opposite to Lagna or Ascendant which represents self therefore 7th house represent Life partner or People with whom we mix and Socialise. It also indicates Partnership and Marriage is also a Partnership. It falls in the Kama Trikona or House of desire. Karaka for 7th house is Venus.
Read our Complete 7th house Series
- Effect of 7th house Rahu
- Effect of 7th house Mars
- Effect of 7th house Venus
- Effect of 7th house Mercury
- Effect of 7th house Sun
- Effect of 7th house Moon
- Effect of 7th house Jupiter
Effect of Saturn in 7th house
When Saturn occupies the 7th house, it aspects the 9th house through its third aspect. It also aspect the Lagna or Ascendant as well as the 4th house of Happiness. Malefic Planet Like Saturn direct the basic vital energy of the individual towards Spiritual attainment by frustrating the urge towards sensual enjoyment. Necessarily this is a very sorrowful experience but unless material urges are suppressed spirituality within a man can not prosper. As Saturn influence the Dharma house of 9th, it want to increase the spirituality within you. So looking from this perspective, it is a good placement for Spiritual progress. Presence of 7th house is not good for child birth as well. if it gets connected with 3rd and 9th lord by conjunction or aspect or Nakshatra it can give Foreign travel as well. As it aspects the Ascendant, it will give you Patience and determination. You will be very Disciplined, organised and Cautious. But if this Saturn is afflicted and weak, it can create animosity with Business partner or Spouse.
Saturn in 7th house:Marriage and Married Life
Marriage is very important event in our life and 7th house controls marriage. In general being a natural malefic position of Saturn in the 7th house is not considered auspicious. The general rule is that if Saturn is in the 7th house in a horoscope the native is devoid of marital happiness. This is based on the fact that Saturn is cold and an impotent planet and when it is in the 7th house the native may not have sexual urge or inclination towards marriage. But if Saturn is well placed for example in own Sign or in exaltation sign or otherwise strong or conjunct with Jupiter the native may marry well in time.
As it is a Kendra House and Saturn being a Malefic planet becomes Strong in 7th house. When Saturn is well fortified and very well placed in a chart, it gives many Good result. People who has Saturn in 7th house maybe enterprising, diplomatic, ambitious and have political success. Famous astrologer Alan Leo is of opinion that Saturn in the 7th house indicates no marriage or Late Marriage but if married the wife is sober, trustworthy, fair-minded, hardworking and very prudent in spending money. Though it is not the best placement but it gives a stable marriage. Wife of such native express love not through words but through behavior. It gives wife with patient and maturity. If Saturn is benefic individual gets lots of opportunities and progress after marriage. A strong Saturn gives gets wealth and property from wife side. Long lasting prosperity is also possible. But one Specialty of Saturn in 7th house is that it gives professional ups and downs and lot of changes in professional life.
As 7th house is the main house for Marriage, You can read our detail discussion about Spouse Astrology.
But When Saturn is Afflicted and weak in 7th house, it gives lot of Malefic Result regarding Marriage and Relationship. If Saturn is in the 7th house some sort of trouble in the respect of marriage and conjugal life cannot be ruled out. If Saturn is in the 7th house in Association with the sun or the moon the native may not marry even. If the moon is not powerful a conjunction of the Moon with Saturn here can create adultery as well. But remember all these negative effects will be felt when Saturn is Malefic and weak. Saturn and Mars conjunct in 7th house may not give happiness in conjugal life. Weak Saturn in conjunction with Mars, Rahu or Ketu in the 7th house, specially in a female chart, can indicate widowhood. The difference between the effect of Saturn and Mars is that Mars will create Problem and conflict just after marriage but Saturn will work as a Slow poison and the effect of it is always felt after 8-9 years of Marriage.
Special Effect of 7th house Saturn in Male Chart
When Saturn is in 7th house in a Male chart with Venus it indicates that your Marriage will be Late but your Marriage will be stable. But it promises Marriage. Marriage will not be denied. There is high chance that you will be in Business. If Saturn is Well fortified in a Male chart, it will bless you with a Very Good Professional Success.
Special Effect of 7th house Saturn in Female Chart
As i have stated above that When afflict the 7th house in a female chart with Mars and Rahu, it creates Yoga for Widowhood. Specially the affliction of Saturn and Mars in 7th house of a female is highly inauspicious. It causes Delay and also Conflict in Marriage. It is more detrimental for Female. The combination of Saturn with Jupiter in 7th house in a female chart also Causes Delay in Marriage. But It does not cause delay in a Male chart.
Now lets discuss what will be the effect of 7th house Saturn for different Signs.
Aries: For Libra Ascendant Aries becomes the 7th house and Saturn becomes debilitated here. So this is not a good placement for Saturn. When Saturn occupies the 7th house in Aries, it makes the Material side more Prominent in human Relationship. It may make you more demanding with your Spouse. You may be prone to mix with people of Different caste and culture. There is possibility of infidelity among you and your partner. But as Saturn is 5th Lord for Libra Ascendant, Saturn in 7th house can give you Love marriage, if other factors are also Supportive.
Taurus:For Scorpio Lagna Taurus become the 7th house and when Saturn occupies the Taurus, it becomes Strong as Venus the lord of Taurus is friend of Saturn and also Taurus is a fixed Sign and Saturn Like Fixed sign. For Scorpio Lagna Saturn is 3rd and 4th lord and its placement in another Kendra House is good for you. It can give you lot of travel. You can Marry Someone from Near to your own place. But it can give you thirst for Power. So for Scorpio Lagna, Saturn in 7th house in Taurus Sign is overall a good placement if it is not afflicted otherwise.
Gemini: For Sagittarius Ascendant Gemini becomes the 7th house. Gemini is a Airy Sign and Mercury is friendly to Saturn. So it feels comfortable in Gemini. But one peculiarity of this placement is that When Saturn occupies the Gemini sign in 7th house, despite what ever Position or intellectual status you achieve, you will feel that condition of your life has not been very Favorable. It will give you a Depressing feeling. If this Saturn is afflicted, your Spouse will become a Social and Moral Responsibility only. But in Gemini Sign in 7th house, Saturn will make you quite ethical and honest. As for Sagittarius Ascendant Saturn becomes the 2nd and 3rd Lord, you can marry someone known to your relatives and Neighbors.
Cancer: For Capricorn Ascendant Cancer is the 7th house. Saturn becomes the Ascendant Lord and when Saturn goes to 7th house cancer it aspects the Lagna and hence the influence of Saturn on your personality will be even more prominent. It is Possible with Saturn in cancer in 7th house, you may marry someone from your work place and your wife may be instrumental in your professional Success.
Leo: For Aquarius Ascendant Leo becomes the 7th house. But Leo is a Fire sign and Sun is arch enemy of Saturn. So it is not very comfortable in Leo Sign. If Your Saturn is in Leo sign in 7th house, you can expect some delay in your Marriage. You may also face some differences with Your Wife. But it is good Placement for Foreign travel as Saturn becomes the 12th Lord. If there is other favorable combination present in Rasi chart and Navamsa Chart, having a Foreign Spouse is also Possible.
Virgo: For Pisces Ascendant Virgo becomes the 7th house. Virgo is a earthy sign and its Lord Mercury is also friendly to Saturn, So it is quite comfortable in Virgo. For Pisces Ascendant Saturn becomes the 11th Lord. So Saturn in 7th house for Pisces ascendant is a good placement and can make you a Businessman. It can also give you gain from Foreign Travel or Import-export Business. It can also give you Spouse from Foreign country as well.
Libra: For Aries Ascendant Libra becomes the 7th house. Saturn becomes exalted in Libra. So Saturn in 7th house for Aries ascendant is a good placement. It also becomes the 10th and 11th house Lord. So Saturn in Libra for Aries Ascendant is a a indication that you may go for Business and your earning will be through Self employment. It also indicates that you may marry someone who is having good status and Position. You will be Lucky interns of Marriage. In this position Saturn generally do not give Late marriage. You will have a timely Marriage. Saturn in 7th house for Aries Ascendant can give Powerful and Leadership Position.
Scorpio: For Taurus Ascendant Scorpio becomes the 7th house. For Taurus Ascendant Saturn is the Yogakaraka or most beneficial planet. So Saturn in 7th house for Taurus ascendant is a good placement as you can be Lucky from Your wife and your Luck can improve after Marriage. This is a very good position for spiritual growth as well. You can also have occult knowledge and higher wisdom.
Sagittarius: For Gemini Ascendant Sagittarius becomes the 7th house. Saturn gives best result in Jupiter Sign and Navamsa. If you do not what is Navamsa please read my complete guide about Navamsa chart and How to Read Navamsa. So Saturn in 7th house for Gemini ascendant is a Good Placement. As Saturn becomes the 9th Lord and 8th lord for Gemini Ascendant, it will definitely create some delay and obstacles in Marriage. But Marriage will be good for you. You will also get Opportunity to travel Foreign country as well.
Capricorn: For Cancer Ascendant Capricorn becomes the 7th house. This is the own sign for Saturn and it becomes quite happy here in Capricorn. So Saturn in 7th house for Cancer ascendant is a good placement and you will also have a happy and peaceful Married life. It can give delay but once Marriage will happen, it will give you a stable Marriage. Your earning will also be good and you will also get good respect in your family.
Aquarius: For Leo Ascendant Aquarius becomes the 7th house. It is the Moolatrikona sign for Saturn. So Saturn is comfortable and strong in own Sign.So Saturn in 7th house for Leo ascendant is a good placement for Marital Bliss. But as Aquarius is indicative of something against the Social norms, so Saturn here can give you Marriage or Relationship outside your own Community and you will not hesitate to break Social tradition as well.
Pisces: For Virgo Ascendant Pisces becomes the 7th house. As i have stated earlier also that Saturn gives good result in Jupiter Sign. So Saturn in 7th house for Virgo ascendant gives a good result in unafflicted. Saturn becomes the 5th and 6th house Lord and hence it can give you Love Marriag. But if afflicted it can create and problem in Married life as well.
Placement of Saturn in 7th house is in general not good. It gives undesirable result even when placed in own Sign or exaltation sign. If Saturn is Retrograde and occupies the 7th house, the negative effect will be felt more. But it is less harmful than Rahu or Mars or Ketu. Malefic generally creates tension and problem in Conjugal Life. But to come to any Conclusion we must study the entire Horoscope to know How the Married Life will be. So we can conclude that 7th house Saturn is not good for Married life unless there is other beneficial influence. If you have Saturn in 7th house in your chart, you should not marry a person with similar placement. Proper Horoscope Matching is Suggested in Such cases.
Debraj is a professional Astrologer with More than 10 years of Practical experience. Started learning Vedic astrology in a very early age around 12 yrs and almost more than 20 years in astrological study.