As we have already discussed few things about the 8th house in the earlier post here I am writing about the influence and effect of planets in the 8th house on demand of my blog readers who are more interested to know about the effect of planets in 8th house. The 8th house is the house of sudden happenings and unexpected events in life as we read in the earlier post, it also shows transformation in life and holds many mysteries in its bosom. It is the most mysterious house in the entire zodiac and the people who have a very strong and active 8th house will always have a very eventful and active life filled with tragedies and comedies both good and bad things. They can never lead a monotonous, dull life. Such people get to see many colors in life instead of living a boring and dull life. This could also be termed as a good side of 8th house for those who wish to live such a life full of unexpected happenings. People who want real adventure will love such a life. The events can however be good and bad depending on the entire horoscope and mahadashas one gets in life. We will have a look at the effect of planets in 8th house in general.
Sun in 8th
Sun is the karaka of soul and is called the natural atmakaraka in Astrology. Placement of sun in the 8th house does not augur well for health in general. Sun in 8th is like a petrol leaking from tank due to small holes. The vitality and defence mechanism against diseases can be less in such people depending on the affliction of sun. Such people are usually given to rise in body temperature, fever, boils, ulcers more so if other hot planets combine sun here.
Exalted and self placed sun however can mean increase in fame after death provided other factors are good. This 8th sun also gives huge inheritance from father and is good for spiritual progress as 8th being one of the houses of moksha trikona.
Moon in 8th
Moon is the life force and the karaka of mind and 8th house is the house of death and moon is said to be in “Marana Karaka” avastha in 8th house. Scorpio falls in the 8th house of natural zodiac which is again the debilitation sign of moon, hence moon in 8th does not usually augur well unless there are other benefic influences. The mind is in a habit of worrying constantly, fears and phobias are deeply rooted in case of such people. Such moon if well placed and well aspected by benefics can give good gains from opposite sex and inheritance from mother and in-laws. Such people have deep interest in occult subjects along with subjects which contain mysteries. Such people can be good mind readers and psychologist or psychiatrist. Such moon however is very good for occult pursuits and conjugal happiness along with spiritual pursuits.
Mars in 8th
Mars in 8th is said to create mangal dosha. 8th mars is harmful for longevity of married life in case of girls provided it is placed in krur nakshatra and under heavy affliction. Alone mars in 8th is very good for inheriting and getting gains from landed properties, it will however increase the sex appetite as 8th is the house which covers the area of private parts and is the seat of base chakra where the kundalini gets activated. Mars is the karaka of energy and it creates excess sexual appetite being placed in the 8th house. Such mars can cause unnatural death or injuries through burns, boils, accidents, weapons if severely afflicted.
Mercury in 8th
It is one of the best placements for mercury as mercury gives good longevity in the 8th house and augurs well for occult subjects like astrology. People with mercury in 8th can show deep interest in puranas, shastras, old languages etc, Such a mercury is very good for gains from inheritance, insurance, hidden treasures. On the negative side it can give sufferings related to nervous system, breathing, memory loss if afflicted.
Jupiter in 8th
Jupiter is always the best if placed in 4-8-12 houses it these houses come in the moksha trikona and are very good for spiritual progress, placement of jupiter in these houses guarantees spiritual progress and good knowledge of vedas, shastras and astrology. 8th jupiter however being the karaka of children can be bad for gain of a male child if severely afflicted. Jupiter in 8th aspects the 2nd house giving good speech habits and vaak siddhi, such people if say something turns out to be true.
Aspect on 4th and 12th gives good peace of mind, happiness and controlled expenditure. Such a jupiter also gives peaceful death if well placed in 8th.
Venus in 8th
Venus in 8th house is very good for carnal pleasures, such people can be very romantic and experimental in romance, they know the art of satisfaction. However this venus can also give excess desires and tendency to indulge in sex more than required and it an also cause vikruti. Such a venus is very good for sudden gains and married life if well placed. Venus would tend to give some hidden artistic skills or abilities here.
Saturn in 8th
Saturn being the karaka of the 8th house and longevity can be very good for long life but it is one of the worse positions to have for saturn in the horoscope.
It will aspect the 10th, 2nd and the 5th house from 8th delaying child-birth, giving defective speech habits or bad communication skills and sufferings in career. Its aspect on 10th means one needs to put extra efforts in their work area. Some people might be karma oriented than spirituality oriented with saturn in 8th, Duty comes first to such people and life can be monotonous for them sometimes. This saturn is good for longevity however.
Rahu/ketu in 8th
Rahu/ketu axis on 2/8 will give problems related to family life and health. Placement of rahu and ketu in the 8th could give long term chronic disease. The axis falling on 2/8 itself indicates sufferings in family life and may be sometimes bad in-laws if afflicted severely.
Such rahu/ketu falling on 2/8 gives good expertise in vedic chantings or mantra shastra, voice of such people can be very commanding and loud. It is sometimes mesmerizing. Rahu and ketu are mystical planets so the sufferings they bring along are also mystical in nature.
The effect of planets in 8th house as discussed above is a very general outline and will vary from person to person depending upon the individual horoscope. contact us here if you want a horoscope reading for yourself.