It governs our personal growth, transformation, evolution, death, and rebirth. Any planet found in the Eighth house indicate a personal facet of ourselves working more cooperatively with others in order to achieve greater personal success. It influences the way we share and bond with others, deciding whether or not we can make commitments, or even stick by those that we do make.
Traditionally the Eighth House is connected with resources, psychological awareness, business investments, contracts, personal change and transformation, death and regeneration and secrets. Inventions and revelations are encompassed by the eighth house and those possessing a strong house such as this are likely to be innovative.
Planets in the Eighth House
Sun in 8th House indicates that the native manages or possesses the life interest of somebody's money or goods to which he adds by his own personal endeavor. Similarly a material or spiritual inheritance will make it easy to obtain a position in the world. This position inclines to trust a higher power. Great expectations are cherished of hitherto uncertain sources of income, which sometimes are lived on too soon. When harmoniously aspected the future of which one dreams and the capital one counts on, are of a solid nature.
On the other hand, when afflicted death will prevent their receipt. Often the promising life-work of a gifted child will be nipped in the bud; the possessions of the partner are squandered and run through.
Moon in 8th House gives a quiet, resigned attitude with regard to death and life beyond. The problem of Reincarnation will probably be answered in the affirmative and this causes a clear and conscious trust in the necessity and purpose of death. When harmoniously aspected to Neptune or Jupiter, personal contact with the spirit-world can also be obtained, especially if watery signs are represented.
Literature and knowledge about these subjects will prove attractive and strengthening, but are seldom accepted by the native's friends.
This position denotes also a strong belief in the psychic value of art and music and their effect on those who come into contact with them. The world of dreams will also provide a favorite region of research. Occasional hallucinations which occur are not conducive to real and regular spiritual activity, consequently they should as much as possible be balanced by practical healthy thoughts and occupations.
When afflicted this position causes the loss of female companions in life; but a 'harmonious aspect, especially to Venus, renders possible a love surpassing earthly love, which will also manifest favorably when physical separation occurs.
Well aspected this position promises gain from partnership and testators, when afflicted the reverse.
Mercury in 8th House makes the light of practical mind and reason shine on what is unknown, intellect striving to penetrate the secrets of invisible worlds. Problems regarding reincarnation, psycho-analysis etc. are always studied industriously and with much interest. Details about death and the life beyond are very absorbing and in them a correct intuition is often shown.
When afflicted insight will be marred by rashness or self-will. This position of Mercury makes the native very keen to have the last word in disputes or debates in which he usually succeeds. In leisure hours hunting for old books and for sagas, fairy tales, old stories, and also for scientific and philosophical disquisitions is much enjoyed.
Venus in 8th House. Great likelihood of a rich wife or husband or partner. Speculation with, or insecure investment of, this money should however be avoided, since as a rule these end in disappointment and consequently do not improve the relations involved.
This position denotes feelings of love of a more universal than personal character and renders the native receptive for deep pure affections. It requires however much inner moral strength to keep the feelings pure and natural and excessive analysis and experiment with them should be avoided. Friendship and love will very likely require more of the partner than is given in exchange and more desirable or possible for the person concerned. Great interest is taken in physical research, symbolism, and esoteric conceptions of religion, theosophy and occultism, enlightened by which search will be made for the great unity underlying all things the relation existing between all creatures. For the same reason a favorable attitude obtains towards experiment in spiritualism and telepathy.
Venus in 8th House inharmoniously aspected gives difficulties with regard to legacies etc.; hallucinations, a very deceptive kind of phantasms, which arise from a supposed communion with one or more persons in the spirit world. It is better for the native not to concern himself too much with these questions in order to prevent excessive strain of the nervous system. Moreover it is desirable to be careful of the blood circulation and -regular functioning of the kidneys.
Mars in 8th House points to increase of property through the partner or through legacies and inheritance. This Mars-position also symbolizes strong feelings and a great deal of vitality in the senses. When harmoniously aspected, especially by Venus or Jupiter the love ideal will prove to be too pure to be spoiled by martial desires, and satisfaction on a lower plane will not easily be sought, when higher regions have not been attained.
This position gives enthusiasm for spiritual research. But, it is well to remember that in this department scientific study and reflection are essential in order that the native may gain reasonable insight into the possibility of appearances from the unseen worlds, and thus prevent harmful consequences resulting from psychic experiences.
Jupiter in 8th House gives a hopeful confidence in the path of life including the beyond, inclines to believe in Providence, in a great, good Power guiding and regulating everything purposefully and bringing everything to a good end, if only we listen to the voice of our conscience and act accordingly. But is should never be forgotten that earthly daily life and ordinary things all have a claim on us which cannot with impunity be neglected. This position indicates clear dreams, a lively imagination and an interest in occult teachings.
Afflictions make the native skeptical about these things - he can only believe what he himself has experienced.
Jupiter in 8th House gives a possibly of inheritance, legacies, money through insurance etc., but an inharmonious aspect causes much trouble, mainly legal difficulties in really getting them into one's possession. Relations will probably try to interfere through jealousy or selfishness. Too good a trust is not advisable in suchlike questions.
Saturn in 8th House makes the native prudent with the partner's capital. If Saturn is afflicted, it makes him listless, indifferent and this will also mean the loss of the money which has been put in by the partner.
Saturn here inclines to melancholy, which although perhaps not strong enough to prevail in a horoscope otherwise harmonious, nevertheless causes many an unpleasant mood. These gloomy fits usually arise from financial anxieties which frustrate many grand plans. The best thing to do is not to allow oneself to become dejected by circumstances, but without grumbling to do what can be done.
If you cannot do what you wish to do
You should be willing to do cheerfully and
Faithfully what you can do.
For this only can make up for what has already been spoilt, and helps to improve future conditions.
Thoughts about the Beyond will crowd in at definite times and remain with the native for some time. The end of life will not come until after much reflection and opportunity to prepare for it.
Uranus in 8th House. Harmoniously placed, this position of Uranus indicates great interest in the problem of heredity, sin, death and penitence. And connected with this also psycho-analysis. There is a likelihood of strange dreams, also of so-called day dreams. Things will often happen of which he has already dreamt. Occult faculties are present, but as soon as they are *toyed" with they disappear or revenge themselves in some other way.
The power of suggestion to cure illnesses can also be applied to others but only if there be no attempt to derive personal profit.
The 8th house (Scorpio) symbolizes the raising of mind above purified matter - generation and regeneration - and Uranus here is strongly posited. Matter must be overcome before the mind can find happiness in the 9th house (the house of philosophy, consciousness and knowledge); for which many voluntary sacrifices or many bitter experiences will be necessary.
Death comes unexpectedly, usually through an accident. It will be well at all times to be prepared for the transition.
When afflicted this position leads to sudden, unaccountable difficulties as regards the partner's possessions.
Much unpleasant Karma must be worked off here but there is also great likelihood that when rightly solved important progress in evolution may be made. Higher insight is therefore very needful in all occurrences and circumstances.
Every action should be directed by a desire for what is good and great confidence in its power. Apparently the most impossible and unexpected situations will occur in this life and cause much amazement and alarm; they dissolve however in as peculiar a manner as that by which they arose, and sometimes prove clearly to have been brought about by the native's own wrong thought images, which purer, clearer conceptions enable him to dispel.
Neptune in 8th House indicates great sensitivity to peculiar dreams of a somewhat prophetic nature, inspirations. The conditions in the Beyond forcibly arouse the native's interest, so that this Neptune-position strongly inclines him to spiritualism. There is every likelihood of a conscious double life and distinct experiences on the astral plane may be expected. When favorable aspects guard the native against excessive discursiveness he may be able to profit in daily life by the knowledge gained in other worlds.
Yet moderation and carefulness are advisable, because the influence of Neptune always is more or less unreliable. This constellation denotes further a faculty of preventing or curing much suffering, through the diversion of thought from physical to psychic subjects. Music also will have a very beneficent effect on the general disposition.
When afflicted the native should be seriously warned against exaggeration in spiritualistic or other research; it will be sensible to adopt a somewhat critical expectant attitude in these matters, seeing that the fantastical side of this Neptune position tends to go further than is either necessary or useful.
Affliction indicates financial disappointment through a false representation or understanding of the partner's financial situation. From the mother's or the wife's side some financial advantage may come, but this will come to naught through fraud or deceit, if the aspects are inharmonious.
It is very probably that death is caused by an accident, poisoning, suffocation or drowning.