The 7 home is a place for introspection and contemplation. It’s all about spiritual seeking, taking isolated time for yourself, igniting your intuition, and refining your data-driven ideas. Its energy promotes tranquility, soul searching, knowledge gathering, and spirituality. The personality of this house supports developing your sense of truth. It’s a place you can really take the time to get to know yourself in a deep and profound way. People living in this home will be encouraged to find faith in themselves and in others, to take time to be by themselves, and to learn more about whatever you’re specifically interested in knowing more about. Living here can teach you lessons about trust, your own spiritual beliefs, how to develop and listen to your intuition, and uncovering the “real you.”
Glitches & Potential Challenges: If you’re looking for an environment that’s set up to move you forward in practical ways in the material world, this is not the place for you. The 7 home fosters and focuses on your “internal journey” to the exclusion of more practical and material endeavors. If your priority at this time in your life is to get your cash flow going and make your mark in a high-energy career, you’ll find the energy of the 7 home challenging. This home supports contemplation and intellectual pursuits, so if you’re in a relationship or marriage, you’ll have to make a special effort to connect and communicate clearly with your partner. Otherwise, the energy of the 7 is much more internally focused and self-directed, so you can confuse people when they feel you’re perhaps a bit aloof or stand-offish.
You might find yourself tempted to escape through addictions or living very much “in your head” to the point of feeling intellectually superior to others, particularly if you live in a 16 home – which is a karmic number. [To learn more about the Karmic Number 16, click here] It’s important to bring yourself back to earth in order to operate successfully in the world.
Upside: This is a perfect home for a writer, scientist, professor – anyone who is working at becoming an expert in an area of specialty will benefit from the intense energies related to the headiness of the number 7. This home is a refuge and feels private. You can gain miraculous insight when you’re living in the energy of a 7 home. To promote a tranquil feeling rather than a feeling of isolation, water features are beneficial.
Downside: You might have a tendency to feel like a loner in this home. If you enjoy a vibrant social life, this home won’t jive with you. Since the number 7 also loves to escape, it’s not the best choice if you struggle with drug or alcohol issues.
The 8 home is a place of power and prestige. It’s all about financial abundance and its energy promotes financial gain (and loss), control, authority, and achievement. The personality of this house supports you in getting ahead in the material world. People living in this home will tend to feel as though money and achievement are top priority – therefore it’s vital that you maintain a healthy sense of loving communication with your family members or they’ll feel neglected or second on the totem pole. The energy of the 8 is all about the mastery of money, yet it’s highest form is in giving back to others and doing business with the utmost integrity. This home is often a “show piece,” so be careful that it represents your values and doesn’t become a vacuous “show home.” Living here can teach you lessons about personal power, endurance, management, and organization.
Glitches & Potential Challenges: If you’re looking for a relaxed and low-key environment, this is not the place for you. The 8 home fosters and focuses on financial achievement and authority in the material world.If your priority at this time in your life is to contemplate the more spiritual or intangible side of yourself, you’ll find the energy of the 8 home challenging. This home supports abundance in all areas of your life. The 8 is the “money” number and this home is power central. This home usually has a certain degree of elegance or “reserve” about it. The energy of the 8 is all about appearances, yet make sure that there’s a heart to the home or it’ll feel superficial.
Upside: If you want a supportive environment for advancing your interests in the realms of money and achievement, this is the perfect environment to do it. This home usually feels as though there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. Perfect for impressing business associates and it’s also a great place for running a business if it’s a home-based business.
Downside: The number 8 is all about money and abundance, yet it’s also a risk taking energy and usually attracts losses as well as gains. You need to understand that resilience is part of the package. You might find that you have a tendency to become a “hoarder” in this house – always getting more and more “stuff.” If you’re constantly upgrading the home for “show” purposes, it can become a money pit. People who live here can become workaholics. Make sure to balance work and play. Also understand that the challenge to the energy of the 8 is the opposite of power and abundance – therefore an 8 house might be a place that isn’t particularly opulent. Yet even if it’s a “regular” home, it usually exudes a sense of pride and refinement.