The 7th House or the Yuvati Bhava, (Yuvati = Women), is one of the most important Houses, the natural 7th house is Libra and the lord of this house is Venus, and Venus is the Natural Karaka for the Spouse, meaning it is the Venus which initiates the Cupid's activity, there by causing the marriage or Sexual relationship, a Exalted Venus would enhance the activity of the native in this area and a debilitated Venus would pull all his/her senses to a standstill, and native with a debilitated Venus mostly live a very vegetative life.
Yuvati Bhava : Relates to Marriage, marital life, life partner, sex, passion (and related happiness), long journeys, partners, business, death, the portion of the body below the navel.
Effects of Yuvati Bhava :BPHS
Budh indicates harlots, mean females and females, belonging to traders’ community.
Wife of a Brahmin, or a pregnant female will be in the native’s association, if Guru is in Yuvati. Base females and females, having attained their courses, are denoted by Sani (Saturn), Rahu/Ketu in Yuvati.
If Yuvati Bhava is occupied, or owned by Sani/Mangal, the native will beget a harlot, as his spouse, or he will be attached to other illegally. Should Sukra be in a Navamsa of Mangal, or in a Rasi of Mangal, or receive a Drishti from, or be yuti with Mangal, the native will “kiss” the private parts of the female.
If Sukra is so related to Sani, the native will “kiss” the private parts of the male.
If Mangal and Sukra are in Yuvati, or, if Sani is Yuvati, while the Lord of Lagna is in Randhra, the native will have 3 wives. There will be many wives, if Sukra is in a Dual Rasi, while its Lord is in exaltation, as Yuvati Lord is endowed with strength.
One will lose his spouse in his 19th year, if Yuvati Lord is in the 8th, while Vyaya Lord is in Yuvati. The native’s wife will die within three days of marriage due to snake bite, if the native has Rahu in Dhana and Mangal in Yuvati.
If Sukra is in Randhra, while his depositor is in a Rasi of Sani, death of wife will take place during the native’s 12th, or 21st year of age. Should the ascendant Lord be in his Rasi of debilitation, as Dhana Lord is in Randhra, loss of wife will occur in the 13th year of age.
If the Moon is in 7th, the native will be amiable, happy, will possess a good physique and be sensuously disposed. If the weak Moon is in 7th, the native will be pitiable and weak.
If Mars is posited in 7th, the native will lose his wife, will suffer from diseases, will take to bad ways, be miserable, sinful, devoid of wealth, distressed and emaciated.
If Mercury is in 7th, the native's wife will be very learned, beautiful in appearance, will not be of good descent, will promote quarrels and be very affluent. The native himself will be very great.
If Jupiter occupies the 7th, the native will be charming, will acquire a beautiful wife, be greater than his father, be an eloquent speaker, a poet, a superior person and be learned and famous.
If Venus occupies the 7th, the native will be very beautiful, be happy with his wife, will enjoy great riches, be devoid of quarrels and be fortunate.
If Saturn is posited in the 7th, the native will always be subjected to ill health, will lose his wife, be bereft of wealth, will present himself ugly, be sinful and will do very mean acts.
If Rahu is posited in 7th Bhava: The spouse might be from a foreign land or might belong to lower class, Marriage represents entitlement to satisfy a personal desire at the expense of social stability. Spouse may be entirely successful but the foreign behaviors are a permanent source of change and movement in the natives life. Excellent for international business negotiations, where the spouse becomes a significant partnering asset. Also good for counseling/advising for multi-cultural and taboo relationships.
If Ketu is posited in the 7th Bhava: Ketu does not obstruct marriage but keeps the native in a restless dissatisfaction with the spouse, or the native might have a disconnected, inappropriate or unavailable spouse, Ketu is the tail of the Serpent "Naga", it belongs to no one, has no power, the spouse might be withdrawn, often Narcissistic or so concerned with their own selves that they cannot participate in partnerships. This can be very tiring to the native since , the mind would always be worried about something or other regarding the spouse, and the spouse will be in a very difficult position, a patient and loving spouse can tax himself and a careless and mindless spouse can ruin the relationship in a jiffy, but Ketu does not take the native to that extent, Rahu will be pulling his from the other corner in exactly the opposite direction.
Here we are just seeing the 7th House and not Marriage as the main heading, because to deduce the combinations for Marriage, health of Marriage, Spouse, Longevity of the Marriage, Dangers to the Marriage, no of Marriages, etc. etc. are seen from many other angles, 7thhouse just tells us about the Spouse in general and relations with business partners etc.
The most appropriate planet for a very beautiful Marriage would be Auspicious Venus in 7th and that 7th House should be Pisces (Venus is exalted) Libra ( Venus has Moolatrikona), with Shukla Paksha (Waxing) Auspicious Jupiter aspecting the Venus from Cancer ( Where Jupiter is Exalted) then Gemini and Similar combination should be present in the Navamsa (D-7) also, I have not seen a single chart in this combination till now, Moon also if present in Virgo and aspects Venus, it will add another beautiful dimension to the combination, Jupiter disciplines Venus and Moon add its charm, Venus as it adds Feminine Beauty.
If I see my Chart, I have Jupiter and Moon in Ascendant watching 7th House, which itself is Own house of Jupiter, but too much discipline might have caused the Venus to run away to the next House Capricorn. :-)) Don't ask me about my Navamsa........
Note: Rather it is a warning, this is for parents, please don't try to find a short cut to match the charts of your children and get into a vicious circle, :-) because life of two individuals is at stake, and it is them who have to live that life together, or best thing don't match the charts, just go for it like in west, :-) and many women they come with questions like I want to check the chart of my boy friend, :-) If you are in love please don't check the charts unless there is some serious problem, :-) because once you check and find out one of you have Moola Nakshatra then your parents will panic. :-)) checking charts is strictly for arranged marriages only, where parents go looking for brides or bridegrooms, and not for people in love, people in love are already blessed.
Aum NamaH Shivaya!
Sianala, Montreal Feb 2008.