Mars in 7th House Synastry, Explained by An Astrologer

If there’s one thing you should know about this placement, it’s this; Mars in 7th house synastry is intense.

When fiery, straight-shooting Mars touches the house of partnerships, you just know a cosmic match is guaranteed.

This placement is characterized by insane attraction, desire, and off-the-charts physical chemistry. Not to mention, a deep mutual understanding and desire to know one another.

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This isn’t a quick union, or fleeting hookup either, but rather a long-lasting relationship that burns slow and steady.

If I had to give this dynamic duo a label it would be ‘long time lovers’. Overall, this is a fairly compatible relationship, though it doesn’t come without its unique (and often trying!) challenges.

MARS IN 7TH HOUSE SYNASTRY: TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

Mars’ fire readily ignites the 7th house’s air, and once it’s burning, it’s burning for a long time.

Remember, the 7th house is ruled by Libra, the air sign obsessed with harmony, balance, and order.

It’s also the house that governs life-changing partnerships, marriage, and contracts.

That’s not to say you’ll definitely get married though! The 7th house can give way to superficial love, the kind rooted in appearance, looks, and keeping up with the family next door.

There’s also a fear of deep commitment here from one party; most likely the 7th house, though it might go completely undetected because it’s so subtle.

It’s like a whispered undertone in the relationship. You both know something’s not right, but you’re not exactly sure why the relationship isn’t progressing. 

Interestingly though, those who have this placement generally struggle to live without each other. It’s an understanding that they’re better together. And it’s easy to see why.

Mars’ driven, actionable and determined nature pushes the 7th house to get outside of their comfort zone, experience everything life has to offer, and explore their goals and ambitions.

It’s one of the reasons the 7th house admired the Mars native; there was a ‘uniqueness’ to their energy. This could start off as a best friend kind of thing and then morph into something much greater later down the road.

MARS IN 7TH HOUSE SYNASTRY: THE GIFTS

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A REAL CHANCE OF GROWING TOGETHER

Many are quick to believe that a Mars in 7th house overlay is inherently bad. In fact, many believe that when Mars hits any house it spells trouble, but that’s not the case!

Mars provides the intense catalytic energy that promotes growth, changes, and deep transformation. The kind that creates waves, not ripples.

If you’re the 7th house person, expect to move with intention, set wilder, loftier goals, and go after everything that sets your soul on fire.

Likewise, the 7th house mutes and softens Mars’ domineering and aggressive energy. Together, they push each other to become the best versions of themselves.

EMOTIONAL HEALING

Mars will bring out the 7th house person’s sweet side, and will encourage them to open up about their deepest fears, emotions, and desires.

If you’re the 7th house native, you might find yourself opening up very, very freely. Why?

Because in this position Mars opens up a deep portal of healing, providing a loving atmosphere where the 7th house can bring their most significant traumas to light.

A LESSON IN ASSERTIVENESS

If the 7th house was hoping for a calm, quiet ride in this relationship, think again. Mars will test the 7th house and everything they stand for.

Though not done with malice, it can cause serious personality changes in the 7th house person.

They’ll learn to be more assertive, and stand up for what they believe in. More so than ever before. You could say this is a negative aspect of this relationship, but it really forces the 7th house to hone in on their own innate power.

Other gifts:

  • A spiritual union or marriage of two people (doesn’t have to be a physical marriage)
  • An idealistic partner
  • Loyalty
  • Trust
  • General harmony
  • Strong emotional attachment
  • Relationship built on determination, drive, and ambition

MARS IN 7TH HOUSE SYNASTRY: THE CHALLENGES

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A CO-DEPENDENT RELATIONSHIP

There’s a risk that both parties give up their surrounding friends and family to be with the other person. It becomes an all-engulfing love that blinds both parties to the outside world.

Though not intentional, both Mars and the 7th house could become completely co-dependent, relying on only each other for emotional and mental support.

There’s a definite need to set boundaries in this relationship; understand where one person begins and the other ends.

A GESTURE TOO FAR

Mars has a tendency to get a little pushy when it comes to snagging what they want; and if they want you, well, they’re not short of showing it.

Mars sees the 7th house as an alluring person, someone who is incredibly attractive. They’re likely to express their interest fairly early in the relationship, sometimes dropping an ‘I love you’ a little too prematurely.

This planet has to be careful not to scare off slow and steady 7th house by pressuring them into something they’re not ready for.

FADING ATTRACTION DUE TO AGE

This is a tough pill to swallow. Libra rules perfection, symmetry, and everything attraction. Mars only fuels that desire to achieve unrealistic beauty standards.

As both people age and looks inevitably fade, there could be a rapid decline in body-based attraction. Emphasis on body-based attraction.

That doesn’t mean there’s no love in the relationship, it just means the dynamic completely changes, which can come as a major shock to two people who had an intense and passionate physical connection.

Other challenges:

  • Potential power struggle between Mars and the 7th house
  • A risk of possessiveness from Mars native over 7th house
  • Interference of external parties in the relationship, especially where business partners are concerned

Do you have Mars in your partner’s 7th house or vice versa? What’s your experience been like so far? Leave a comment below.

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Charlotte Kirsten

Charlotte is a renowned Trauma Psychotherapist, Astrologer, and Founder of Typically Topical. With a background in psychology, astrology, and esoteric practice, her soulful guides are read by over 300,000 people every month.

For her work, she's been named UK Womenspire Woman of the Year, awarded the title of Yale Young Global Scholar, and featured as an expert across major networks such as Today.com, Best Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, BBC, Soul & Spirit, Psychology Today, Pop Sugar, Well & Good and Cosmopolitan. You can find her on Linkedin & Twitter.

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