Keywords: Joint Resources, Death & Rebirth, Transformation, The Occult, Intimacy, Sexuality, Power, Control, Surrender, Others’ Resource, Tax, Debt, Inheritances, Psychology, Trauma, Psychic Wisdom
Associated Sign: Scorpio
Associated Element: Water
House Type: Succedent
Overview Of the Eighth House:
The Eighth House is one of the most mysterious and fascinating Houses of all. Associated with the sign of Scorpio, this house is associated with deep and powerful life topics such as death and rebirth, transformation, psychology, sex and money. People say that there are only two certain things in life: death and taxes. Both of these are ruled by the emotional and intense Eighth House.
Nothing is ever simple with the Eighth House. It’s a complex maze of intricacy, and the signs and planets here can either bless us or give us meaningful challenges. In particular, the sign on the Eighth House tells us how we deal with our sexuality, with intimacy and the sharing of power and resources like money, a house, a child or a business.
The sign and planets associated with the Eighth House in our own charts can also tell us volumes about what our own occult interests are, our propensity for psychic gifts, and how we deal with loss, death, change and crisis. Phew!
Eighth House in Aries:
With your Eighth House in Aries, you tend to be a brave soul when dealing with life’s more intense topics. Change is not too frightening for you, as you see it as a new beginning full of potential. You can be quite reckless when it comes to things like debt or taxes, so it’s important that you always have a plan in place lest the taxman catches you out!
Sexually speaking, you are lusty and usually have a high libido. There’s no game-playing with you - you see what you want, and you go out and get it – there’s a fresh sort of innocence to your sexual style. You’ll need to be mindful of financial conflict in your business and personal relationships as you can get quite fiery.
Eighth House in Taurus:
This can be a lovely sign to have on your Eighth House, seeing as Taurus is often associated with wealth, stability and sensuality in Astrology. You may find it very easy to attract resources your way, and people seem to be very willing to help you out with whatever you need. You do have a possessive side, so it’s important that you learn to share what you have.
Sensuality comes naturally to you, and you can be very seductive indeed. Once in a relationship – business or personal – you tend to stick around for the long haul. You may have a deep fear of change and struggle to sometimes let go, so that may be a lesson for you to learn.
Eighth House in Gemini:
You could find that you go through many exciting changes in your life – you don’t really have much fear of the process of death and rebirth and can have a good intellectual understanding that certain things just have to be surrendered to. You may have a deep and probing mind interested and curious about all the mysteries of life. Astrology suggests this can make you an excellent psychologist or counselor.
When it comes to sexuality, you like variety - as most Gemini placements do - and may be guilty of being a touch fickle with your lovers. Be careful, because this can burn you more than once. The said, once you find someone or something that fascinates you, you’ll stick to it. Debt and finances often go up and down for you, always changing, which you’re not too uncomfortable with.
Eighth House in Cancer:
With Cancer on your Eighth House, you are deeply sensitive and intuitive – to the point of being rather psychic. You have a powerful need to connect to others in a vulnerable and sexual way, and you invest your whole heart into any partnership. You’ll need to be careful of drawing in emotion, or becoming too emotionally or even financially dependent on others. Emotional boundaries will be an important lesson to learn for you as well.
Materially, you could find that you go through phases where things are really great, and then really difficult. Once you know that, however, you’ll be able to rest easier knowing that change will always come, and what goes down, must go up.
Eighth House in Leo:
You tend to have no problem getting what you want. In fact, you can be downright brilliant at resource management, making you an excellent businessperson or even a therapist of some sort. You know how to best use what others have to benefit yourself without being manipulative or underhanded.
You have a magnetism and presence to you and can be very wise, deep and profound. Astrology suggests that you may experience more than one crisis over your lifetime, which helps you to evolve and become the best version of yourself. You tend to be a touch controlling and dramatic at times, even possessive, especially sexually. That said, you invest all of yourself into any partnership with other people.
Eighth House in Virgo:
You tend to be very careful with resources, extremely meticulous and organized. Seldom will you go into too much debt, and you can be downright excellent when it comes to handling finances – yours and others. You take an analytical approach to life and death, and tend to be quite pragmatic and wise about these powerful topics. That said, you can still get anxious when change and crisis come along, especially when you don’t have a plan in place.
Sexually, you have a wild side to you the only your partners will ever know about. Astrology suggests that you can be extremely primal and will open up only to the person you completely trust. Once that trust is established, you like to get quite vulnerable.
Eighth House in Libra:
Libra is a great sign to have on the Eighth House. It’s the sign of balance, equality, sharing and fairness. Hence, you will always strive to ensure that whatever you and your partners share, it’s always split down the middle, or that you can give back in some sort of equal measure with other people. This is relevant when it comes to material resources as well as sexually, where the balance of give and take is important.
You could find that people just want to give you things, making it easy to feel supported by the universe. The process of loss and change are dealt with in an intellectual way, and you always strive to find understanding when life hands you a crisis.
Eighth House in Scorpio:
Scorpio is the sign that belongs in the Eighth House! The idea of death, loss and rebirth aren’t scary for you, and Astrology suggests you may have a special talent in understanding these natural processes. You can make an excellent psychologist, but also have a flair for financial or business management.
Sexually, you are intense and you don’t mind exploring taboo practices with a consenting partner. In fact, you may be rather drawn to the forbidden, and need someone who’s willing to explore the edges of comfort with you. You are generally a one-person partner and can be possessive, jealous and controlling, but also deeply loyal and vulnerable.
Eighth House in Sagittarius:
You tend to be a lucky soul who can have a knack for getting exactly what you need, when you need it. In fact, you may end up quite wealthy, without always needing to make that much effort. You’ll need to be careful, however, as you might be capable of going on spending sprees and getting into debt, thereby wasting the resources you receive.
You generally have a very low fear of death and crisis, knowing philosophically that they’re there to teach you something and are a natural part of life. You may be protected from the worst of life’s crises, guided and helped by the universe. When it comes to sexuality, you have a large appetite and can enjoy all kinds of different experiences.
Eighth House in Capricorn:
You can be someone who is naturally quite reserved when it comes to vulnerability, sharing and intimacy. Cautious and careful, you don’t easily give away what you have and prefer to be the one in control, both materially and sexually. This can make you seem a touch selfish with sharing, yet at the same time, protects you against being taken advantage of. Being exploited can be one of your deepest fears.
Change is also something you don’t always easily adapt to, though over time, you become wiser and better at managing crises. In fact, Astrology suggests you can evolve into quite the authority in deep topics such as death and the occult, and eventually be a guide and mentor to those who are fearful.
Eighth House in Aquarius:
You like to take an objective approach to deep topics like death, sex and taxes. You enjoy analyzing, which can make you brilliant at counseling or psychology. You can be a little detached emotionally and may hold people at arm’s length when it comes to getting up close and personal. That said, you have an experimental take on sexuality and are usually up for most things.
You can be reserved and conservative materially, though you aren’t necessarily materialistic. You need to have financial freedom, and will do whatever you can to ensure you have enough to do what you like whilst remaining as debt-free as possible.
Eighth House in Pisces:
You’re a giver, with Pisces on your Eighth House. You share and share alike, sometimes to your own detriment. Material boundaries with other people are essential for you to cultivate, otherwise you are likely to be taken advantage of and exploited.
You tend to have a very spiritual approach to death and know that it’s simply a transition from one life into the next. You can become a spiritual guide in your lifetime or be able to offer others comfort in times of crisis. You have a deep and powerful sense of intuition, bordering on psychic. Your sexual style is giving and you seek to merge, soul to soul, with the one you share your body with.
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The 1st House
The 2nd House
The 3rd House
The 4th House
The 5th House
The 6th House
The 7th House
The 8th House
The 9th House
The 10th House
The 11th House
The 12th House