Moon in 7th House: Synastry, Transit, Full Moon
When the moon is in the Seventh House, it activates our romantic relationships and emotions. Learn its effects on your synastry and natal chart.
The movement of the moon via the 7th House can represent exciting love stories, emotional changes, or extremely heartfelt moments. We chatted with astrologer Lauren Ash, to cover everything you need to know about this specific astrological transit.
What Does the Moon Represent?
- Hidden personality traits
- How you give and receive love
The moon is one of the most sensitive parts of a birth chart. Ash says it’s indicative of a secretive part of your personality, and it can also be influential in our relationships with others.
The moon “heavily influences your interpersonal relationships, as well as how you intuitively see the world around you,” she says. “And, like the dark side of the actual moon, your moon sign is a part of your personality you typically keep hidden from others.”
So, while the moon explains how you wish to receive love, it also indicates that this is something you don’t normally share with others (which is why it’s important to get your partner’s birth chart!).
What Does the 7th House Represent?
- Long-term connections
The 7th House is the House most associated with marriage and long-term connections. It typically gets categorized as the “love” section of our birth charts.
However, Ash notes that it’s not just a House for love. “Planets in the 7th House tend to be focused on building all relationships and partnerships in life.” She explains that this House “can influence things such as: what you value in partnerships, your potential business aspirations, and how you define your sense of justice.”
Moon in 7th House
- Serious commitment
- Focus on relationships
Taking the moon (planet of emotions and deep self) and the 7th House (sector dealing with long-term connections), the moon in the 7th House can symbolize the connections that we hold most dear in our life.
If your natal moon placement is in the 7th House, you highly value your personal relationships. In fact, lacking integrity or loyalty in relationships is something you consider to be a dealbreaker. This is why, Ash says, people with this placement do not accept “fake friends,” hook-ups, side chicks, or flings.
She also explains that this placement gives more of a distanced vibe at first. “People with 7th House moons tend to guard their emotions because of how deep they feel connections. So, they may appear aloof or hard to get to know at first.”
In a synastry chart (astrological compatibility between two people), seeing a person’s moon in the 7th House of the partner can suggest deep comfort and natural ease. The moon person can provide emotional comfort for their partner, while their partner provides emotional security.
Ash also points out that trine aspects to another person’s moon—or Venus—are also suggestions of relationship success.
If the transiting moon waltzes through your 7th House, this is a big deal! Major emotional upheavals and changes happen during this time.
On the downside of this, a moon-sun transit could bring about moodiness, woe, and uncertainty about the future. You could be caught in your feels more often than not and have a heavier take on the world around you. So, it’s not a good time to spark conversations or allow yourself to wallow.
However, Ash says, it’s nothing to fret about. “The good news is that transiting moons usually only last a few hours and affect moods and feelings,” she explains.
Because the moon can represent all close relationships, this could signify bonding with a family member as well as a partner. This transit could bring about opportunities to reconnect with a family member that you were once close with—either on the phone or in person.
Full moons represent closures or finality. So, the information that surfaces during this time can propel us toward the ending of a chapter in our love life. “When the full moon illuminates your 7th House, it means secrets and truths are revealed about your long-term relationships,” Ash says.
During a full moon, the sun is opposite the moon. Because the sun represents ego and identity, and the moon represents intuition and hidden feelings, our consciousness is heightened around decisions that are now best for us. So, during this time, don’t be surprised if you feel you have to make a tough decision regarding a close relationship—such as letting that person go or having a “talk.”
Where is the 7th House?
The 7th House is ruled by Libra—and is between the 6th House (Virgo) and the 8th House (Scorpio). It is placed on the right side of your chart, directly across from your ascendant.
Where is my 7th House?
The easiest way to find out which zodiac sign rules your 7th House is to look at your rising sign. Use that sign as a trigger point, then count 6 signs down from there (to reach the 7th sign). Use this list as a guide:
What does it mean if you have an empty 7th House?
This is nothing to worry about! Many people feel concerned that if their 7th House is empty, they won’t find love. When the 7th House is empty, it simply means that your focal points and opportunities for growth are placed in other parts of your life.
It’s not that you don’t appreciate love and relationships. They might not be the first things on your mind, or they may come more easily to you (in relation to other things).
Additionally, if you think about it scientifically, some planets—like Venus and Mercury—travel closer to the sun than most. So, they can tend to be in a cluster, which leaves opportunity for other parts of your chart to be “blank.”
When is the next full moon?
Curious to know if the next full moon will light up your 7th House? Ash provided a list of full moon dates for 2022:
- January 17, 2022: Full Moon in Cancer
- February 16, 2022: Full Moon in Leo
- March 18, 2022: Full Moon in Virgo
- April 16, 2022: Full Moon in Libra
- May 16, 2022: Total Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
- June 14, 2022: Full Moon in Sagittarius
- July 13, 2022: Full Moon in Capricorn
- August 11, 2022: Full Moon in Aquarius
- September 10, 2022: Full Moon in Pisces
- October 9, 2022: Full Moon in Aries
- November 8, 2022: Total Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
- December 7, 2022: Full Moon in Gemini
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