Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery — there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.
– Rick Warren
The house of longevity and the house of death, the eighth house typically defines life in general. This makes this house a rather significant one. That said, there is mystery, secrecy, and darkness that may or may not be linked to negativity. Let’s dive into the world of transformation and unexpected events.
What does the 8th house represent?
The 8th house does not have a positive reputation in Vedic astrology. It represents inheritance, insurance, and sudden profits- each of them being relevant in one’s life. It governs the mysteries and transformations which could be caused by or result in defeats and dissatisfaction. This is why a native with a prominent 8th house could be either powerful and egoistic or extremely frustrated and jealous. There is no in-between.
Important matters like lifespan, chronic illnesses, monetary problems, fears, criminal tendencies, addictions, reproductive organs, birth deformities, mental problems, and death are also governed by the 8th house. And while each of these aspects remains questionable, the house remains a powerful one. Because only when a person faces and masters these matters, is only when they come victorious in life.
That is the power of the 8th house. Of course, with the right consultation by a top astrologer in India, you can change the course of action laid down by the condition of your 8th house
What is a strong 8th house?
If you have a prominent 8th house, it really shows. Regardless of its condition, it will directly impact your mind and persona. If you have a strong 8th house, it will govern your mental health positively. Your ego will not be easily triggered and little things do not become a trivial matters. Critics and enemies do not stand a chance to overpower you. You have a good chance of sudden inheritance. A person with strong self-control, an inclination towards higher knowledge, and mental agility to go against all odds; definitely has a strong eighth house.
Natives with a strong 8th house have a higher sensitivity but do not mistake it for an egoistic attitude. Because that indicates an afflicted eighth house.
A weak eighth house attracts trouble. The native has to go the extra mile to maintain their mental health. Also, these natives will unknowingly invite uncalled plots and twists that change their life. They will always be inclined towards dishonourable activities that will only pave the path towards unlawful journeys. They will constantly overthink the minutest, irrelevant matter and welcome negativity. These natives will also suffer from one constant fear or phobia fixated in their subconscious mind. It could be heights, falling, slipping etc.
Why this makes it all the more important for you? Your mental health and well-being are of utmost importance. The eighth house is not the brightest one in Vedic astrology, but if you work things around and observe your inherent flaws; there is no stopping you. Practising spirituality, humility, and discipline will give you great results in life.
Role of Planets in the 8th House
Sun in the 8th House-
Consider it as a big bright torch lit in a deep dark well, that is the sun’s placement here. It focuses on unravelling life’s deepest mysteries. With Sun shining in the eighth house, the mind is interested in paranormal and occult science. Psychology as a subject and research project will interest you. This makes one a keen observer and counsellor as well.
Moon in the 8th House-
It is not a comfortable placement for Moon. The native will mostly dwell on things that do not work in their favour. They will be highly secretive and will prefer privacy. Due to this placement, the mind will always be tensed, anxious, stressed, and filled with psychological fears.
Jupiter in the 8th House-
This placement will always keep your inquisitive mind alive and active. The philosophical abundance through Jupiter will help you master occult science. Inheritance or partner will bring you financial gains.
Venus in the 8th House-
With Venus placed in the 8th house, chances of addiction and toxic indulges increase. This leads to unfortunate situations. Money will be mostly spent on luxuries and other material possessions.
Mars in the 8th House-
Although Mars is the governing planet of the eighth house, it is a dangerous placement. Mars has a fiery energy that pushes one to take extreme adverse steps that could result in blunders. This is where native lives on the edge and are highly impulsive in nature.
Mercury in the 8th House-
The native will be a curious thinker and the thoughts related to criminal law, research, and investigations will be at an all-time high. This will also reflect in your career options.
Saturn in 8th House-
This placement is rather tricky. Saturn makes the native disciplined and hardworking. Still, there will be some sort of dissatisfaction in terms of pleasures- emotional, physical, and financial. This could be because of the constant hindrances and delays that hamper your life.
The 8th House is all about suffering, mysteries, disputes, and higher learnings that lead to transformation. There are many ways you can turn all of it around for your benefit. Consult me for an enlightening kundli reading session to reap the benefits of this house.