8th house

Transformation and Sexuality
Transformation and crisis, our attitude towards crisis and change, sexuality, sex, death and rebirth, personal growth and transformation, regeneration, our partner’s resources, addictions, psychology, others’ money, taxes, divorce/alimony, inheritance.

8th House of Horoscope
The eighth house is called the house of longevity or the ‘Aayusthan’. It represents death, reasons of death and rebirth. It pinpoints the nature of native’s death. It is also the house of anxieties, fears and insecurities in life. Our greatest strength is our biggest weakness too. We are scared to lose our most precious belongings. This house is the sector of rejuvenation and transformation. The eighth house explores these issues. This house determines the unexpected ups and downs in life. Mars is the ruler of this house.

While determining the longevity of the native, the first and the third houses of the horoscope should also be scrutinized. The eighth house indicates whether the death of the native will be natural or unnatural like by suicide, accident, fire, drowning, murder etc. For calculating the timing of death, the study of the second and the seventh houses need to be done properly. Jupiter’s connection with the eighth house gives the native a peaceful death. Mars may cause death through fire or inflammations or diseases in the bladder. The influence of Saturn gives death through rheumatism and bone problems. This house tells about the secret things in life like hidden affairs, crime, revenge, addiction to drugs and bad deeds.

But the eighth house is not all about negativity only. The other issues that are governed by this house are wills, legacies, divorce settlements, stock dividends and royalties. It tells about the benefits to be received through the partner, probability of inheriting wealth and property, insurance, gratuity, bonus, sudden windfall gains and underground wealth. It points towards the money that may come without putting in much effort.

The eighth house also deals with our psychological abilities and interest in occult studies. The placement of the planets here make the native delve deep to know about the paranormal. It arouses the native’s interest in mystic subjects like astrology, numerology, palmistry, tarot card reading and psychology. The native goes through sufferings and humiliations in life and thus become sensitive enough to understand the pain and agony of others. It pushes the mind to search the truth of life.

Saturn is the significator of this house as it represents loss and grief. The painful and unexpected events in life builds up the fighting spirit of most people and the good aspects on this house helps the native to liberate from emotional pain. It focuses on the maturity of mindset by teaching that unless one overcomes one’s fears, there is no smooth road ahead. One should always remember that this house leads us to the ninth house, which is the house of religion and destiny. Thus, only by surpassing fear and death, one can attain the essence of spirituality.