Mercury in the seventh house denotes a partner who is quick-witted, clever, and not always to be relied upon. If afflicted a life of bickering and wrangling is shown. If well aspected the partner will be shrewd, active and progressive. Marriage usually takes place as the result of much correspondence or travelling, and the partner is generally younger than the native, and may be a cousin. The fact of Mercury being a convertible planet renders it important that the aspects of other planets to Mercury be considered carefully, and also the sign Mercury occupies must be taken into account. When unaspected care will be necessary in judging the influence of Mercury in the seventh house. If much afflicted legal troubles in connection with marriage are shown, and the possibility of much worry, anxiety, and difficulty arising out of misunderstandings either through speech, travelling or correspondence.