What is the 7th house, Libra and Libra Ascendant in Vedic Astrology?
Libra is a sign of balance, relationships, partnerships, contracts, and agreements and that is the reason it is represented by a weighing scale as weighing scale is known to balance the two sides. The planet Venus rules the sign of Libra in the natural zodiac.
When a retailer gives you the product or item equivalent to the amount of money you paid then this is nothing but balancing. If the deal is not equivalent, for example, if the retailer cheated and gave you less, there starts an argument which is nothing but the representation of the sign of Virgo as Virgo is all about arguments and fights. The cheating by the retailer is the representation of Scorpio. So we can learn astrology even from everyday life.
Virgo is a sign of complications (6th house) and Libra is a sign to resolve (balance) those complications. That is the reason the sign of Libra always comes after the sign of Virgo in the natural zodiac. When you are trying to resolve a maths problem then the process of solving the maths problem is also the representation of Libra and 7th house. So Libra is to balance out and resolve things. When you are unable to resolve any problem you go into the deep research or cheat or do frauds which then becomes the activity of the 8th house (ruled by Scorpio).
Many Libra Ascendant people are on ticket counters and retail stores as mostly their job is to balance out the hand to hand transactions which Libra represents. The Ascendant of a person itself tells the purpose of his/her life. Libra Ascendant people are mostly involved in the 7th house activities, throughout their life, as they have the energy of the 7th house in them.
The union of two is also the main theme of the 7th house and so marriages and sexual relationships that happen all the time are also the representation of the 7th house. 7th house is also the house of creativity as it represents the Swadisthana Chakra ruled by Brahma and Saraswati. Brahma is known for 'creation' and Saraswati is the Goddess of knowledge and learning. We call Saraswati as the planet Venus in Vedic Astrology. The 8th house represents the mooladhara chakra.
9th house (or Sagittarius) activities are the skills of a Libra Ascendant because it is 3rd from the 7th house (which Libra represents) while going anti-clockwise in the birth chart. Any house when it is 3rd from a particular house it becomes the skills of that particular house. Likewise, 7th house activities are the skills of the Leo people as 7th house is 3rd from the 5th house (which Leo represents). That is the reason Leo people are so creative as 7th house is of creativity.
That is also the reason many Libra Ascendant people are income tax officers and auditors as they have the skills of the 9th house. 9th house is law and it is 2nd from the 8th house of fraud, government taxes, and illegal things. Since the skills of Libra Ascendant people are the 9th house activities (following the law) > they expose all financial frauds of the 8th house by becoming income tax officers, auditors, and accountants. You can also see the Scorpio sign on the 2nd house of finances and food in the birth charts of Libra Ascendants. It means they do a lot of research and dig deep into financials of different companies and firms. But there have to be the required placements of planets in the birth chart for this to exactly happen.
There are many types of brokers in different fields and their job is to settle disputes between the two parties and make the deal happen and earn their commission. This is also the job of a Libra Ascendant > they settle disputes and make deals happen. That is the reason many Libra Ascendants are brokers (or meditators) in different professions.
You might also have seen a sports referee. Just think of the competition between the two boxers in boxing and you will also find a referee there who try to be the mediator and resolve the dispute (if any) between the two boxers. This is what the job of a Libra is to resolve the differences and disputes.
You might have also seen the police officers or the military who try to control the crowd which is protesting against the government. Here also, the Libras try to resolve the havoc and bring peace and harmony which is what the Libra is all about. Resolving puzzles is also a Libra activity. A teacher tries to resolve the problems the students are having and so here also the sign of Libra comes into role. If Virgo is difficulties and complications then Libra is to resolve those difficulties and complications.
It can make a person a lawyer if planets like Jupiter and Saturn are placed in the sign of Libra as the job of a Lawyer is also to resolve the dispute between two parties. Marriage counselors or counseling, in general, are also seen as an activity of Libra. The main theme of Libra is conflict resolution and here are so many professions related to conflict resolution.
Many matrimonial sites (for example shaadi.com) that are running over the internet help marriages to happen (union of two) and so these sites are also the representation of the 7th house or Libra. Many Libras are also marriage brokers.
Many of the Libra Ascendants become sportsmen especially if their Mars is placed in the 4th house (Exalted Mars). An exalted Mars (Mars in the sign of Capricorn is exalted) is always good for sports. In sports also there is one to one interaction and it is also a contract between the two players and so a representation of the 7th house or Libra.
But Libras are mostly heartless due to the Capricorn sign on the 4th house in their birth chart as 4th house represents the heart of a person. But it is more so if someone is a Libra Ascendant in the Navamsa chart as Navamsa tells how a person is from inside. A Libra in Navamsa with Rahu in the 4th house in the sign of Capricorn can make a person very dominating and heartless.
Many Libras are also power-hungry people and need authority and power as the cancer sign falls on their 10th house of authority and power. The cancer sign represents what your soul wants and where your mind all the time is or it shows your emotional attachment. They become very aggressive when you try to break the relationship they are in because of the "Aries" sign on their 7th house of relationships. Due to the Aries sign, they are also sexually very active as Mars, the lord of Aries represents sexuality and one-to-one sports interaction if it is in the 7th house of relationship and contracts.
But Libra is also a sign of interacting with other people. For example, people in customer care are always interacting with other people. When two tennis players interact with each other in order to win the competition then that is also Libra interaction. So, Libra is basically one-to-one interaction. Many women are all the time interacting with their relatives or parents on phone or email and such women may also have their Rahu placed in the sign of Libra.
Libras are also very much prone to hidden sexual relationships due to the Taurus sign on their 8th house. The placement of Rahu in the 2nd house and Mars along with Venus in the 8th house could make that happen too.
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