Taking a careful look at an astrological chart you can see that the wheel or circle of the chart is divided into 12 houses, each house having a distinct meaning and being associated with a particular sign and ruling planet. Each house is also associated with particular tarot cards. 

We’ve covered a simplified guide to the 12 astrological houses here, (https://zodiacshack.com/blogs/guide/short-guide-to-the-twelve-astrological-houses), so now we’re going to look into what tarot cards are associated with the Seventh house and their general meaning or how it can play out in the context of this house. 

The Seventh House is also called the House of Balance and is associated with the sign of Libra with the ruling planet Venus. The Major Arcana cards that are associated with the Seventh House are Justice, and due to the Venus ruler, also The Empress card. 

These Major Arcanas cover significant contracts, including partnerships, marriages, contractual and diplomatic understandings and alliances, and general inner and outer equilibrium and fairness. In their shadow side, these cards can talk about unfair or unbalanced contractual ties and understandings, or such contracts, understandings or alliances which function without having balance or observing fairness, rules or regulations. There can also be a shadowy aspect of breaking the rules and regulations and ending such contractual agreements, including marriages, friendships, partnerships by and large. 

The Minor Arcana tarot cards associated with the First House are: Ace of Swords, Two of Swords, Three of Swords, Four of Swords, Queen of Swords, and potentially any of the Kings, since they are the Air element of their respective Courts. 

In this section of the Suit of Swords, there’s a great deal of mental processes involved in making decisions which would be fair or follow the rules and regulations of various types of contractual agreements, alliances or understandings. The more shadowy aspect of this section of the Swords Suit is that of over-thinking such contractual interactions or constructs, or basing them solely on mental processes and rules and regulations rather than them being matter of the heart as well, such as a marriage would be. There’s also a shadowy aspect of allowing the mental processes to overwhelm one’s perspectives or plans for such contractual aspects or interactions, turning them more into theoretical processes rather than a living part of their actual life.

Now that you know what cards are associated with the Seventh House of a chart, you can pick up on its energy in your readings.