Uranus Transits: 7th House

When Uranus transits the 7th house, there can be significant shifts in the realm of relationships, as well as the formation and breakup of alliances at a moment’s notice. While this transit is in effect, a marriage may see some disturbing developments, leading to the possibility of divorce being sought. Change may be exhilarating and freeing at times, and it can happen fast and abruptly at other times. Some individuals fall in love at first sight and marry, causing everything around them to be thrown into a tornado of upheaval and uncertainty. My partner and I have been together for 17 years and we met through this same transit, so it is not necessarily the case that our relationship is doomed from the start. This means that when Uranus passes through this house, it does not always indicate that the couple is divorce-prone or disagreeable at the moment.

Uranus in some shape, or form is usually involved with divorce. Pluto breaks down and rebuilds, and Neptune dissolves, but it’s Uranus or Aquarius that breaks out, breaks free, and wants to do its own thing. It doesn’t want to be encumbered. Rarely will anyone ever get divorced without heavy-duty Uranus activation, and that will show in the natal chart as well as in progressions and transits for that time. Also, divorce has got to show somehow in the seventh house, or be tied to the seventh house or to the seventh house ruler. By Carol Rushman – The Art of Predictive Astrology

If we are staying together for the sake of the children or for financial reasons such as a mortgage, the journey is going to be far more difficult. It’s possible that one of us in the relationship is rebelling against the limits of society norms. This might make it difficult to keep up a typical, consistent relationship throughout this time period. It might signify a period of significant change and volatility in a stable relationship, with habits potentially changing on a regular basis. A partner may begin to act in a different manner and, as a result, the sense of security in the relationship may be shattered. During this transit, it would be foolish to be preoccupied with acceptable definitions of a relationship and to attempt to learn how to be more flexible and progressive at the same time.

Uranus is the planet of change; whatever it transits in your chart gets thoroughly shaken up. generally, the changes you experience are unexpected, sudden and powerful. It’s almost impossible to predict exactly what the outcome will be – all that can be said with certainty is that things won’t be the same afterward. When Uranus travels through a house it creates a disruption, excitement and awakenings in areas related to that house…Uranus in the seventh house can bring an abrupt end to a marriage or prompt a sudden unconventional relationship. By Sky Alexander – Magickal Astrology: Understanding Your Place in the Cosmos

Transits of Uranus are typically associated with restlessness and a desire for independence and distance. Occasionally, a long-term marriage may endure a period of dissatisfaction and will most likely require a new degree of commitment in order to avoid getting boring. Another possibility is a breakthrough in a relationship, and normal patterns of relating are about to be altered as a result. Often, the individuals we attract are different from us, and we must learn to relate to them in a different way. During this transit, I became a member of an astrological group for the first time! During this seven-year period under the influence of Uranus, the capacity to cope with the ongoing upheaval in the relationship is frequently required.

A certain level of objectivity and detachment is beneficial in every situation, and this does not imply icy detachment, but rather a free-spirited approach to social relations. Expect the unexpected in all of your interactions, personal and professional. When it comes to one-on-one communication, this may be an exciting time. In a committed relationship, it is common for us to need to refresh our perspective on our partner, and even to challenge ourselves to see our lover for the first time. There is generally a shift in viewpoint and some shocks, and if you are not in a committed partnership, there is still a desire for independence or an alternative arrangement.

7th house Uranian transits are known for being “divorce” transits. Not everyone will get a divorce of course. Sometimes it just means your spouse does something unexpected or changes some important element in his or her life. Job change is one thing that happens. Other times it can be an alteration in the quality of your relationship. One client of mine had a marriage that had gone sour over long years. Each partner had a “lover” and she sought my advice when her latest affair ended. She asked if I saw divorce in her chart, I told her sure, but it didn’t have to be that way. Her husband wasn’t happy with their life either, so they locked the door one weekend, turned off the phone and talked for hours. At the end of it they decided they already had partners they liked better than anyone else and they wanted to work on their marriage. A big problem had been communication. Neither was very good at it so they decided to force themselves to talk to each other and stay together. They are still together as far as I know and that was many years ago. As I told her, the Uranus transit said that they could be coming to an end. They had to change direction if they wanted to continue together because the old way wasn’t working. So they did. Pat Giesler