The 8th house in the horoscope represents your intimacy with yourself and with special others. Intimacy is probably the most challenging and sought after feeling in our society. In the 8th house you get to know yourself deeply, on the feeling level (unlike the 1st house highlights outer activity). To this house you Invite special other people and get to know them, and therefore yourself, on your deepest levels, and yes, in this way you do clear out old karma.
In traditional astrology this is the house of secrets. It rules sex, other people’s money, taxes, debts, loss, and death. It’s the house that intrigue us, frighten us, and bewilder us since we cannot put into words the experiences that are represented in this house.
The key to this house is to remember that part of life is going through hardships; they cannot and should not be avoided. Many people feel shattered when dealing with 8 house issues, getting to know the limitations of the self, and the existence of other greater forces. An honest living of the 8th house can make anyone a very strong person, one who can contribute to the world at large, without asking for anything in return.
The 8th house in the horoscope is still in the realm on the houses that deal with others. The difference between the 7th and the 8th is that in the 7th house relationships are agreed upon, and are forged like a contract, looking for harmony. In the 8th house there is power involved, primal feelings are aroused: desire, anger, ecstasy, insecurity, or greed. Others enter this house via sex, bank accounts, or just finding out how to push us around through rousing our fears.
The 8h house is the house that reminds us that death is a part of life. When a planet transits the 8th we think of death, someone we know might pass away, we are reminded of our fragility, and impermanence. In this house Metaphysics, Psychology, Astrology, witchcraft and all the other para and meta sciences find their domain.
Yet, the key to the 8th house is the power to let go, after you have pulled all your resources to get something, you become one with your desire, and then after all that you realize the highest power – the power of acceptance.
In reincarnation terms, this is the house that connects you to all your other identities, those unreasonable fears that you don’t know their origin, those insights and knowledge that comes out of the blue (or other identity linked to you). in this house you get intimate with the greater You.
Planets in the 8th house will bring you things that will pull you into emotional, psychological and spiritual development. You will experience fate, emotional drama and anything required for following your karmic path. Planets will be experienced in extreme power struggles.
Planets in the eighth house in the horoscope:
Sun in the 8th house: You prefer to stay behind the scenes and not attract attention to you. You have a strong sexual charisma, which can be used for good or bad (up to you). You enjoy healing modalities, and looking into other people’s deep hidden issues (with money, sex, past lives, health). You prefer to keep your issues to yourself and not discuss private matters with anyone. You can be a great benefactor to your surroundings, showing what real giving is since you ask for nothing in return. You could be appointed guardian for other people’s resources and in most cases you will do a great job at it.
The soul is in a process of transformation. The personality gets to know its deepest roots, motives, and development course. There are deep fears of abandonment, and failure. The personality is attempting to project strength to the outside world, and will build a foundation for that power throughout your life.
Moon in the 8th house: You intensify every feeling, every experience. Since young age you feel misunderstood, and many times get what you don’t want: attention when you rather be alone, or ignored when you want some attention. The natural spontaneity of the moon is hard to find here, you will be suspicious and protective. You look for some solid spiritual foundation to lean upon, and you will probably develop it throughout your life. You do get the small “lies” that people tell themselves and therefore know who is in front of you.
The soul is experiencing A LOT of old karma, making it easier to learn to distinguish between real feelings and fake feelings, you do contribute a lot to your surrounding without being aware of it.
Mercury in the 8th house: You love secrets, you love learning and talking psychology, astrology, and any other metaphysical studies. When you speak to other people you are sometimes “off”, talking to another level of their being, one that they don’t understand. Your conversations are filled with unexpected turns and twists.
The soul wants to explore through the mind all aspect of the emotional, psychological world.
Venus in the 8th house: You project sexiness whether you like it or not. People find you intriguing, many times giving you characteristics that are not your own. All your love relationships are karmatic (could be good or bad), and you like the feeling of being one with someone else. In good aspects you could be a benefactor of money, in bad aspects, you could lose what you have. remember that you are cashing in on your karma. You prefer to keep your relationships, feeling etc to yourself.
The soul wants to be intimate with itself, but getting there through relationships with other people.
Mars in the 8th house: You have strong memories of wars. You will experience power struggles in which you will sometimes be strong, and sometimes weak. You have great patience when it comes to what you want. You are attractive and sexy, and in most cases can deliver on that promise.
The soul is learning how to be strong in the real sense of the word. Strength that can be relied upon no matter what the circumstances are.
Jupiter in the 8th house: You have good intuition. You will experience transformations through religious learning experiences. You are attracted to old cultures. In personal encounters you sometimes tell the truth without being aware of it, and cause yourself social mishaps. You are far more naive when it comes to money than you realize. In good aspects there is luck with winning lrge sums of money, in bad aspects there is the expectation that never materializes.
The soul strengthens its bond to pure faith that is beyond any religion.
Saturn in the 8th house: You do have issues with your sexuality. Note not to use it to exploit anyone, or be exploited. This is one area in your life which you will need to examine, and find balance, abstaining will not do it, nor will promiscuity. You hate talking about your true feelings, while you need o find out about them more than anybody else. You move from feelings of superiority, to feelings of inferiority.
The soul is learning the value of choice in relationships, of acquiring modesty and maturity in regards to sex and money.
Uranus in the 8th house: You are attracted to Astrology. You have a swing between your mind and your feelings that opens up the 8th house. This is the one planet that can view 8th house issues objectively. You enjoy learning psychology, cultural studies, and have a good reading into other people’s feelings. In good aspects expect good surprises in sexual partners and in money, in bad aspects, beware of the unexpected with regards to sex and money.
The soul seeks to bring new insights into its interpretation of feelings, and emotions.
Neptune in the 8th house: You are tuned into the deep feelings of other people, and mass society. You could have had reincarnations in which you were a healer, or a witch. Your dreams are vivid, and can be a window to greater truth, or to illusions. Beware of any mind altering substances. You could experience great love affairs, but cn also be disillusioned from your sexual partners.
The soul would like to share unconditional love in a sensible way.
Pluto in the 8th house: You will experience power struggles in your life that will force you to find the right way of using your intuitive and psychic powers. Misuse of any of these powers, will cost you dearly. Your sexual partners are here to clear out old entanglements. You could be a great force for positive transformation via your healing and or psychological powers, on the same token you can bring chaos and havoc to yourself and others. You more than anyone, must learn to give for the benefit of all, and not for personal gain.
The soul is in process of deep transformation.