Astrological Secrets of Friendship, Love, and Marriage
Two people may be good friends, their relationship as friends may be harmonious but they may not prove good husband and wife due to the astrological incompatibility of their 7th houses.
Love affairs are judged from the 5th, marriage from the 7th, friendship from 11th and secret attachments from the 12th.
If the lord of the ascendant is in Gemini, Sagittarius or Pisces, it inclines to more than one union.
Good planets in the third house aspect beneficially the 5th, 7th, 11th and 1st houses and as such must be considered in the Judgement of desires, marriage, and friendship.
Evil planets in the 5th house or other planets therein in evil aspect with malefics impair happiness pertaining to desires of the heart. The 5th house should, therefore, also be judged in relation to marriage and love affairs.
The 5th house also indicates domestic circumstances and environment, and as such should receive due consideration in the Judgement of married life.
If the 5th house is weak,—its lord is afflicted or the house itself is afflicted, then there would be no peace in the house and conjugal happiness would be impaired.
If there be several planets in the 5th house particularly near the cusp and Sun and Moon in the nativity are not afflicted but beneficially aspected, there would be early marriage.
The 7th house is the principal house for Judgement of marriage.
Planets in the 7th house, particularly those near the cusp influence materially the prospects of marriage and married life. If a planet therein is the Ruling Planet (lord of the 1st house), special importance should be attached to it.
Besides the 7th house and planets therein, Sun, Moon, Mars, and Venus are chief significators:
(a) Sun and Mars have to be given more weight as significators in female nativities.
Any planet conjoined with or aspected by planets mentioned in No. 10 above, is important in consideration of marriage or married life, but if the lord of the 7th house does so, special importance should be attached to it.
The position of the lord of the 7th house by sign and house is very important.
Whatever be the ascendant, Sun and Moon form the spiritual and mental—psychic’ basis of the native and as such should be attached due weight as significators in a horoscope.
Mars represents the latent ‘male’ element in a female and Venus represents the latent ‘female’ element in a male, and as such due weight should be attached to Mars and Venus—as they preside over emotions in relation to sex and the physical desires and gratification thereof.
Mercury presides over speech, nervous system and expression, and as such its position and aspect would affect the mental approach to problems of love and marriage.
The lord of the 1st house or any planet on or about the cusps of the 1st house and the lord of the 7th house would also determine and affect physical union or attachment.
If Moon and Venus are free from affliction and strong in a male nativity and Sun, Mars and Venus strong and unafflicted in a female nativity and there is no association with or aspect of Saturn, it is good for married happiness. If Saturn is the lord of 1st, it is not so bad.
If there be any planet in the 7th house the wife’s/ husband’s appearance would conform to it, nearer the cusp more influence it would exert. If there be several planets each one would exert its influence—the stronger one more than the weaker and that nearer the cusp more than the one distant from ft.
In 17 above, the sign on the cusp of the 7th house would modify the effects. For example, Sun in Aries In the 7th house would give effect different from Sun in Libra in the 7th house. If there be no planet in the 7th house, the sign therein and its lord as also the sign it is posited in and other aspecting planets would describe the wife/husband.