One question that gets asked more than any other at the start of a new romance is whether this is just a case of lust or the start of something deeper and more meaningful. When confronted with this issue, many metaphysical counselors will point out that these two powerful human drives, love and lust, aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. However, the destiny of a new relationship can often be projected through astrological means. This can be even more important when the relationship begins in a long-distance scenario.
Astrological houses have unique energies associated with them. Planets located within a given house will be impacted by these energies along with the various aspects that it may have with other members of its astral family. There are three houses in particular that should be focused on in examining the nature of a new relationship: The Fifth, Seventh, and the Eighth. While the entire chart is important, the qualities enhanced in these three houses speak directly to the essence of the connection between the two of you.
Houses in a horoscope are indicators of various facets of the human experience viewed in terms of activities, feelings, and aspects of how we interact with our world, others in it, and our own internal universe. Where a planet or a zodiac sign is located can highlight what part of your life it will influence and how the energies from that location will be directed. There are several methods used by astrologers to determine house location within the great circle containing the orbits of Sun and Earth. Most methods used in Western astrology contain twelve houses. One popular method is the Placidus system which has been in use since the early 1600s.
The Fifth House is associated with recreation and pleasure which includes playing “the game of love”, romance and dating. It is also associated with gambling and risk taking. It goes without saying that deciding to embark on a romantic venture with someone who lives miles and hours away certain has an element of risk. The heart’s desires also comes to the fore in the Fifth House. Clearly, these influences will find expression in any planetary aspects occurring there.
The Seventh House deals with the interactions with other people and particular emphasis on committed relationships of all types. The key here is the word “commitment” both in terms of personal and legal relationships such as marriage. Ironically, the Seventh House also helps identify those who would openly oppose us fulfilling our dreams. Issues involving shared responsibility between couples also find their place here. Discovering the depth of the emotion and the willingness to share with each other impacted by the planetary energies give resonance to the issue of a loving partnership.
Finally, the Eighth House emphasizes matters of sexual intimacy and bonding. Discovering the mysteries of what your new relationship may hold are also reinforced here. Just as physical love makes one feel “brand new”, the powers of the Eight House exude a kind of rebirth and renewal. This is also the House of drastic and extreme changes, both good and bad. Will one of you move across the country to be with the other? Will your whole outlook on life be altered by the passion which this new relationship has released within you? The impact of planetary sun sign compatibility relationships in this House help reveal the unknown future and how we will deal with it.
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