The eighth house is the house of mysteries, but also of intense passions, jealousy and manipulation. Commonly known as the house of sex and death, planets in and transits to the eighth house all reflect transformation in one way or another, and transformation rarely comes easily.
On the plus side, the eighth house tells us about your sex drive and your sensuality. On the minus side, it also lays bare the lengths to which you will go if you feel wronged, and that’s often not a pretty sight. The sign on the cusp of the eighth house reveals your hidden depths, for better and for worse. You may have tremendous inner courage or resourcefulness, which will be shown here, but you may also have a dangerously manipulative or jealous streak – how that may pan out is hinted at here too.
Other hidden things are revealed by the eighth house too, particularly hidden knowledge. This is one of the places we look to find your interest in and knowledge of esoteric topics and your fascination with life’s mysteries. This is also where we find long-held grudges or deeply buried secrets.
Don’t fear the eighth house. Despite its popular association with death, it doesn’t reveal how or when you will die. We’re not really talking about physical death here – more the death of ideas, plans or dreams. Many endings are associated with the eighth house, but from each ending a new beginning can come – that’s why this is the house of transformation.