A Different Look at the 11th House In Relation to Astrology

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The 11th House: The House of the Ideal Partner.

After dealing with so many birth charts over the last few years, I finally began to argue that the 11th house is the house of the ideal partner in astrology. I didn’t find any arguments about the role of the 11th house in relationships in the articles by other astrologers, so I can tentatively say this is a new perspective about it.

What I’m proposing is that the sign in the 11th house of someone’s birth chart may be the sign of the potential ideal partner for that person. In fact, it may not actually be the sign of an ideal partner but rather what the person may feel is an ideal partner. However, one of the signs in the 11th house, especially the sign ruling the house, could be accepted as the sign of an ideal partner.

For instance, when we look at the 11th house, we see two or three signs in it. The sign that rules the 11th house may be a particular candidate for the ideal partner’s Sun sign. However, I sometimes see another sign in the 11th house that may be the Sun sign of an ideal spouse or lover. It’s sometimes not the sign in the 11th house but rather the ruling planet(s) of the sign that points to the ideal partner.

Why the 11th House?

In a birth chart, the 7th house is very well-known for indicating a potential marriage partner. On the other hand, my opinion is that the 11th house is the house of the ideal partner. I argue this because the 11th house represents “our wishes, hopes and ideals,” and it’s also the house of good fortune.

What’s more, the 11th house is generally in a trine aspect with the 7th house, the house of marriage in a birth chart. This is why a person may feel his or her wishes about love and marriage fulfilled through a partner whose Sun sign matches the sign in the 11th house of the chart.

I also like to describe the 11th house as the place where we idealize love. If the ruling planet of the 11th house is in good aspect with the 5th or 7th house and/or the love planets, the power of the house and its ruling planet will be more influential on love and marriage. Meanwhile, let me remind you that the 11th house is also the marriage partner’s house of love.

Some Examples

1-David and Victoria Beckham
We see Aries, Taurus and Gemini in the 11th house of Victoria’s birth chart, while David’s Sun sign is Taurus. In their Sinastri chart, David’s Sun sign is in her 11th house. That gives Victoria the feeling that he is the ideal partner for her.

2-Prince Charles and Princess Diana
In Princess Diana’s birth chart, we see Scorpio in the 11th house. Prince Charles was a Scorpio man, so Princess Diana felt Charles was the ideal marriage partner for her, even if it did not work out so well in reality.

3-Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel
We see Sagittarius in Monica’s 11th house, while Vincent’s Sun sign is in Sagittarius.

4-Linda and Paul Mc Cartney
In Linda’s birth chart, we see Virgo in the 11th house, and from this, we could say a Mercurian type would be the ideal partner for her. Paul’s rising sign is Virgo, and his Sun sign is Gemini, both of which are ruled by Mercury.

5- Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neil
In Ryan’s birth chart, we see Aries in the 11th house. The ruling planet of Mars is in Aquarius, which is also Farrah’s sign.

6-Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
In Joanne’s birth chart, we see Capricorn in the 11th house. Paul’s rising sign was Capricorn, and he was also a Saturn–Uranus man because his Sun was in Aquarius.

Joanne’s Saturn was in Capricorn, and her Mars, the planet in exaltation in Capricorn, was in Aquarius. We see she felt Paul Newman to be the perfect man for her.

7- Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa’s 11th house is Libra, and her Saturn, the planet in exaltation in Libra, is in Gemini. Her Venus, the ruling planet of Libra, is in Sagittarius, the opposite sign of Gemini. Johnny Depp is a Gemini.

Let the shining stars enlighten your way…

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