The 8th house, like its natural counterpart the 8th sign of the zodiac, Scorpio is a mystical, sexual, transformative place filled with mystery,  surprise and highly charged energy. Its transits are dreaded but if we master it, it brings us major life transformation and new light to move toward liberation and freedom.  The 8th house is like the magician’s magical box—anything that goes in it can be transformed.   Will the lady get sawed in half and become a different person entirely. While many dread 8th house transits and dashas, we can understand and embrace them for deep knowledge and transformation.

The 8th house does represent the transcendental void that we often experience at the deepest point of meditation. It is a place where we dive into the core of our Divinity, recharge and emerge deeply rested and refreshed.  It is a place where we can manifest our wished as the secret of the 8th house is to desire, transcend, let go and let the Divine manifest what we want. Hence the 8th house is a powerful house place for wish-fulfillment if we are on the spiritual path and we know the secrets of manifesting –desiring and letting go.

Traditionally the 8th house governs research, addictions, kundalini energy, occult power, knowledge of astrology, longevity and if we master it, we can use its knowledge to unfold enlightenment or moksha.  The magical knowledge of the Guru is contained here who will unfold it for the devotee, the seeker of truth and liberation.

Eight house placement reveal secret weaknesses of the chart and can bring unexpected surprises  that test the transformation of the soul.   They force us to overcome our problems in the material world and move us toward spirituality and the Divine. When we miss the calling and lessons of the 8th house, then we can suffer acute illness and have painful lessons.  Here we are taught the painful lessons of death, endings, transformations, dreams and if we can find the energy for spiritual transformation, we can move through this troubled realm.    The secret of the 8th house is that we must turn to spirituality, to yoga, meditation and spiritual initiations if we are to overcome our challenges.

The eight house is a very sexual house which reveals our Kundalini Shakti.  In our early life, we may not know what to do with this energy and it is so powerful and intense that we have to engage it in fits of Scorpion passion and mating in order to find peace but usually this leads to sexual addiction when the energy goes down the spine. People with planets here are sexual beings. They often have problem with sexual relations and it forces them to look at their kundalini energy and discovery that no amount of copulation will satisfy their deep longing for the Divine.  If one can get to spiritual initiation and meditation, then we can fulfill the calling of the 8th house.

The 8th house is always a game changer and beckons us to explore our inner world. This may come about as our material existence, our health, may suddenly be uprooted by surprises and we must use these challenges to seek for something greater and bigger in our life. We are more than our physical body or our bank account and we must discover our Divinity or suffer the anguish of the 8th house.   We must dive into the mysterious darkness of the transcendental world here and discover our own Divinity or suffer.

The 8th house can bring up great fear but that is only there to lead us toward self-discovery to uncover our true Being.  Only when we drop into the mysterious void can we discover our own infinity.  The 8th house may create challenges with health to force us to learn that we are bigger than our physical body and that we are truly Infinite.

Still the magic of the 8th house if the Lord is well-placed and planets here are not afflicted is that it can bring great financial boons:

  •             Jupiter – Bank money or Interest or Insurance
  •             Venus – Gifts or Legacy from opposite sex, Wealth / dowry from Marriage or Partner’s income
  •             Mercury -Business Loans, Sudden gains from Intellectual work or Skills, Wife’s money, Financial help from in-laws
  •             Moon – Gains from Dead, Sudden Cash Inflow, Will
  •             Sun – Gains from Father, Paternal Property
  •             Mars – Gains from Real Estate, Land
  •             Saturn – Gains from Agricultural Land, mines,
  •             Rahu – Gains from In-laws, Paternal Grandfather, Gambling
  •             Ketu – Gains from Maternal Grandfather

Strong 8th lord gives liquidation of debt in its time period so again another gift of money of the 8th house.

8th house Dashas and transits bring change and transformation. When we resist the call for change we suffer.  Look at the messenger here and let go of the past and what does not serve you any longer.  Change of profession is likely if the time period of 8th lord operates.  Saturn here will bring long-life but still long suffering.

Certain rising signs will not be tainted by the 8th house and it will not be considered a malefic.  For Aries, Libra, Capricorn , Sagittarius Lagna, the 8th lord is not considered malefic. That is why for Sagittarius rising the moon is a good friend even though lord of the 8th.

The 8th house is a place of acute illness. With 6th house illness, we can use diet and exercise and discipline to overcome the challenges but 8th house illness is more acute and karmic and harder to transform.   Major malefic aspects to the 8th house may cause painful death and incurable diseases.  Too many planets in the 8th house can create multiple and complex health issues.  Remember the call of the 8th house to move to something bigger and your illness may be overcome with grace and spiritual initiation.

If you are Taurus rising, then you have a large 8th house transit of Saturn happening which can bring deep karmic patterns up for transformation. If you are Sagittarius rising, then you have a major 8th house transit of Rahu money many manifest and disappear. If you are Pisces rising you have 8th house transit of Jupiter and will have powerful sexual magnetism and the ability to manifest money through partnership.

So embrace the mysteries of the 8th house. Move beyond sexual desire to desire for true freedom. Embrace the calling here and realize that you are so much bigger than this body, your bank account, your material existence and use the energy of the 8th house to transform your life and you will be free.


We have extended our Secrets of the Planetary Houses course into late Feb and it now comprises 18 lessons with 12 live lectures and 6 additional videotapes.  We have completed 3 lessons that are available to catch up on videotape including our overview lesson, a tape on the 3rd house and a lesson on hidden patterns from the 7, 9th and 11th house (Bhadhaka) and we offered the 12th house videotape to you yesterday.   You can watch the tapes at your leisure or take the live lessons every Sunday at 2 pm  Central Time on Go to Meeting.  There are breaks for the holidays. Next live lessons are Dec. 10th and 17th and the 2 weeks off for the holidays to catch up.

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