Are you destined to have multiple marriages? Some believe that if your Descendant (the cusp of the 7th House) is in Gemini, it means that you will get married more than once. Read on to discover if this is pure myth, or if there are facts to back up this belief.
The 7th House in Gemini
The 7th House represents committed partnerships. Gemini, the sign of choices and duality, learns by exploring different options. As I explained in a previous article, the 7th House indicates the type of partners you are attracted to, because they mirror your unacknowledged qualities. If you have Gemini on the Descendant, you may be endlessly curious about who else is out there. You want to learn (Gemini) about relationships (7th House) by experiencing as many as possible. You’re attracted to variety, so it’s very difficult for one person to hold your interest.
The Condition of MercuryExample 1: Mercury in Taurus
[ad]The above description works in theory, but it’s simplistic. It ignores the cardinal rule of astrology: always look at the entire chart. The condition of Mercury (the ruler of Gemini and the Descendant) will say more about your partnerships. For example, if Mercury is in the fixed, deliberate sign of Taurus, you may not be so eager to experiment with multiple partnerships. You learn (Gemini) by building security and stability (Taurus). Mercury’s scattered energy is focused by Taurus’ cautious view of the world.
The Condition of MercuryExample 2: Mercury in Libra
Or perhaps you have Mercury in flirtatious Libra but it’s chained to a conjunction with Saturn. Traditional (Saturn) ideas (Gemini) about commitment could keep you dedicated to one partner. Or, fears (Saturn) about co-dependency (Libra) could ensure that you delay marriage for as long as possible.
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The Condition of MercuryExample 3: Mercury in Aries
Let’s look at an opposite scenario. Mercury (ruler of the Descendant) is in restless Aries, square rebellious Uranus. The idea of settling down with one person is foreign to you. You learn about relationships by pushing your uncompromising Aries agenda. This probably involves abrupt endings if your freedom is restricted. Or you may be drawn to partners who continually yank the relationship rug out from underneath you. One, stable partnership is not going to flourish in this environment. But Gemini on the Descendant only indicates that you learn about relationships. How you do this is indicated by Aries and Uranus.
The natal signs and aspects that influence Gemini’s ruler are as varied as the people on this planet. The one thing that can be said about Gemini on the Descendant is this: your intellectual understanding of relationships drives their success or failure. It’s head over heartand a partner who communicates with you has the key to both.
How does Gemini on the Descendant drive your relationships? Let us know in comments below.