Your inner strength
The house of sex, death, taxes • Joint resources, personal transformation, through trust, intimacy,
• Sharing, resources emotional, financial, sexual • Obligations with others- taxes, debt etc • Death- experiences, initiations, passages, transformation • shared resources, taxes, finance, joint finances, inheritance, wills, death, endings, • Union/Love, emotional bonds, betrayal, grief, rage, jealousy, fear, • Depth understanding, • Loss, decay, anxiety, legacies, testaments, consolidation, withdrawal, re-evaluation, acceptance of loss, letting go.
The 8th house is like the “Underworld” of the chart and similarly to the 12th house it also hides things below the surface.
The eighth house is ruled by Scorpio. The eighth house is a mysterious sector that rules birth, death, sex, transformation, mysteries, merged energies, and bonding at the deepest level. The eighth house also rules other people’s property and money include real estate, inheritances, and investments. Traditionally, it's been called the house of sex, death, and taxes.
Often the 8th house is likened to the Scorpion’s lair and its modern ruler planet Pluto. So what are Scorpio and Pluto known for? Scorpio is known for being a secretive and magnetic sign, and Pluto, at the initial stages of its evolution, is all about power and control in the name of self-preservation.
If Mar is significator for 8th house
Your secret power lies in coming out on top, winning battles and going for what you want as you have incredible inner strength. You know how to defeat your enemy and you could be a great war strategist. You’re capable of significant breakthroughs, uncovering the truth behind a lie, leading the pack, surviving in the face of danger, effectively solving problems, overcoming death, mastering esoteric or occult topics, encouraging others to stand up for themselves, and being a hero for your people – you’re literally Katniss Everdeen in real life. In fact, you might become so famous for your deeds that you’ll be fondly remembered even post death. Your sex appeal is also highly attractive and your ability to bewitch the opposite gender will have people talking for centuries.
If Saturn is significator for 8th house
Power: business skills, ambition, order
Your secret power lies in bringing order to chaos. You are very good at setting up a working structure, a stable system or keeping a tradition that holds the society together. Where others could crumble and fall, you will stand your ground – firm and strong until the end. Even when there’s failure you are still unshakeable in your passion and ambition. You could master the financial side of the 8th house, inspire a strong sense of discipline in others and build a fortune for future generations. You’re usually business savvy and possess a great scientific mind. You’d do well in almost anything because no matter how slow and steady you are, you’re a hard worker and you keep your eyes set on the goal. Mastering your Saturn in the 8th house means overcoming despair and rarely giving up even in the most desperate of times.
The Mysteries of This House
For a snapshot of this house, the major themes surrounding this house include sexuality, secrets, taxes, inheritance, the occult, shadows of the psyche, emotional intensity, transformation, intuition, joint finances, death, and healing.
House of Regeneration
The eighth house is one of the hidden mysteries, the biggest of which is the final transformation, death. This house is where you find intense emotional wells, the secrets of the soul that unfold over a lifetime. Often we fear what lies in the eighth house, partly because of its power to end our old way of being.
The eighth house involves the soul-level change we go through in a lifetime. Your many deaths of transformation are colored by the sign on the cusp and the planetary action here. Critical turning points in your life mark the old you, and the new you. That is the kind of change this house represents.
Compulsions, obsessions, primal entanglements—these all require serious grappling with the core to untangle. The eighth house concerns those life issues that we are often at the mercy of, that feel fated, and therefore, hard to resolve.
This house rules the area of sexuality. Achieving orgasm is often called the "little death" because it is a surrender to the primal energies. Merging with another person in the sex act is a transformation and a release of energy.
The eight house also deals with another kind of merging, such as finances. You discover how a partner's wealth adds to or undermines your own resources. Things like inheritance, possessions, or money fall in this category. Taxes are symbolically the price you pay or the cost for the ride of life.
Growth and Healing
What's dangerously unconscious plays out in the eighth house, and that can include power struggles with others. It's the life sphere of emotional-soul stability, and that takes courage. It comes from facing fears, like getting to the bottom of control issues. The healing comes from deep probing into the underlying currents that feed a personal demon and being liberated from it.
This house is associated with the occult, which simply means what's hidden. This includes things like dark psychology, crime, bad karma, dirty tricks, revenge, jealousy, and control. It is the house of the shadow's power and the transformation of that deep complexity at the bedrock of your character.