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8th House Astrology: In the horoscope reading, the first step is to know about Lagna or the 1st house, and then the status of the 1st house lord. The Lagna Lord status, in fact, tells your basic temperament, your character, and also your physical and mental health. And its combination with the 8th house states your physical body is linked with obstacles, sudden events, and pains.
Therefore, if your 1st house lord is in the 8the house, see this section. You will surely find out, what things are regularly in your spirit. And what plans, give joy and satisfaction to your mind, and soul.
The Lagna should be read completely as this describes your physical body, facial characteristics, rank in society, bodily and psychic health. The Ascendant and planets posited here in fact present a picture of your overall personality.
The 1st house lord represents the path of your life, your basic energy, passion, and attitude. And this 1st house lord position will give you drive, and guidance. So Lagna lord, in my opinion, is you and your main focus.
The 1st house lord position in the horoscope plays a significant role in understanding every aspect of life. That house activity will lead you everywhere in your life.
The 8th house in Astrology is the most mysterious. This represents hidden elements, now it can include secrecy, conspiracy, strategies, or hidden knowledge or occult science like astrology, tarot cards, Vastu shastra, and Tantra.
This includes chronic diseases, pains, longevity, surgeries, and sudden events like accidents, drowning, fire, or suicide. It signifies unearned wealth like dowry, wills, gratuity, legacies, insurance money, and even ancestral wealth. The only difference is that this wealth is attained after certain endings or pains.
Even the mystery, misery, misfortune, sudden ups, and downs, delay and dejection, disappointment and defeat, loss and obstructions, blame, and ill-repute, all will be seen from the 8th house.
When your Lagna Lord is posited in 8th House, which is also known as Dukhsthan. This shows that you will always be involved in deep mysterious things. Now since 1st house signifies your basic character, so with this position, a person can be intense in everything. He is born with this combination, so certainly he is capable of doing such an activity that involves the 8th house.
This is a house of transformation, so if Lagna lord is here, you might experience ups and downs and rejections, but these lessons modify you hugely. This position in fact reveals such hidden secrets, which others can only think. So they have very strong psychic skills, and this gives them the courage to face sudden events and the pressure of life.
In my view, the role of an Astrologer is to guide the person in trouble and show him the choices available to him related to the 8th house. So if one uses the best things of the 8th house, and understands the opportunities, and follows his passion, then definitely he can get fulfillment.
The career options related to the 8th house include investment consultant, insurance agent, cybersecurity, research, and engineering. Even the production houses, industries, and manufacturing units fall under the 8th house category. So wherever a lot of labor or workers are present, that is included in the 8th house.
In Vedic astrology, there are nine planets, therefore 12 ascendants or Lagnas will have different 8th houses. I will explain using sign, element, and planet significance.
Below is the complete detail to understand the effects of 9 planets in the 8th house for 12 Lagna or Ascendant.
If you are an Aries Lagna, and Mars is in the 8th house. A fiery element in the water sign. Scorpio is Mars’s own house. Scorpio signifies secrecy, mysticism, transformation, and pain. This is the deepest, intense, sensual, and mysterious sign.
When Lagna lord, Mars is placed in the 8th house, it indicates the 8th house and Mars involvement in a person’s life. Now let’s see the positive aspects of the 8th house. A technical bent of mind, work related to the security department, occult science, investment consultant, and even insurance.
Actually, Lagna lord’s position in the 8th house shows struggle and obstacles in a person’s life. And due to this, he is not able to focus his energy on one task. So he changes a lot of jobs. With this position, the mind, and the body is here to face trials and tribulations.
As he has to see failures and rejections, learn lessons, and then transform into an evolved being. Mars is a high energy, if this high energy is channelized then one can become a researcher, scientist, surgeon, or even occult practitioner. But if this Mars is weak, then this same energy will have destructive goals, or bad health, and even mentally unstable.
However one has a choice to use mars significance, and 8th house things in a creative way and follow the path that has been destined. Though this road is tough, sincerity and constant efforts will give them gains as Mars aspects 11th house of fulfillment of desires, 2nd house of wealth, and 3rd house of efforts from this 8th house.
If you are a Taurus Lagna, then Venus is in the fiery sign of Sagittarius. Now earthy energy in the fiery sign. Venus, the Lagna lord that represents luxury, beauty, and artistic things, is in the sign of higher minds, and spiritual knowledge.
For Taurus Lagna, Venus is the 6th lord, and this signifies illness, mortgage, and opponent. Here this individual will have to put a lot of effort to hold a link or any business contract. As this is not a favorable position for Venus. But on a positive note, if one involves his services related to higher learnings, and such things which are hidden, and are not much talked and explored.
Because Sagittarius sign-in the chart shows, your fortune and expansion. But only one thing is to keep in mind that delays and rejections should not be allowed to pressurize your mind and body. As in this position, after going through a lot of switches, one gets clarity in goals, then he follows desired passion. Since passion is hidden, so it takes longer to dig deep and then find the actual direction.
If you are a Gemini Lagna, then Mercury is in the earthy sign of Capricorn. So an airy element in the earthy sign. Mercury represents logical analysis, business, and communication. Its position in the 8th house of hidden knowledge states that you will have a great inclination to learn new subjects and need research.
For Gemini Mercury is the 4th lord, this states that your basic education can be related to subjects like occult science, philosophy, or fields like analytics, programming, and artificial intelligence.
Now if you combine air and earth elements, it says intellect is in hidden and practical knowledge, then mercury signifies your learnings, communication, so this combination will give great interest in research work, or things hidden. Therefore if one follows such a path, where these things are explored on daily basis, then one can certainly get happiness and contentment.
If you are a Cancer Lagna, then Moon is in the airy sign of Aquarius. Moon is a mother and signifies emotions, sentiments, and compassion. And Aquarius sign represents social welfare and originality. Here Moon is linked with Saturn house. And this demands sacrifice and limitations.
Now when Lagna lord, a watery element joins air sign, it shows some hidden emotional blockages. But here you will get happiness in giving comfort to the things connected with the 8th house.
Now, this can be your spouse’s family and involvement in the husband’s wealth. Also, Moon signifies your mental inclination, so this can be connected to occult science, astrology, and Ayurveda.
Moon is food also, so its connection with the 8th house states, that you like to nurture your family and ancestors with the traditional way of serving. This position states that your mind gets peace in giving and taking care of people, in spouse family.
If you are a Leo Lagna, and Sun is in the watery sign of Pisces. Then here your passion is in the deep and mystical sign of Jupiter. Sun is Atma karaka, and its position actually illumines the house. But here since Agni is in water then it can give some health issues.
But in career, if one involves 8th house and sun significations. Then one can teach subjects related to Vedic knowledge, Ayurveda, and astrology. Sun is natural light, and if it connects with spiritual science then one can explore career options related to healings and medicine.
Now Lagna lord in 8th house, states that your likings and perception will not be easily understood by others, Because you have Sun in 8th that has brightened hidden facts for you. So one can use his intuitive skills for the betterment of society, to help others, and sacrifice your own comfort and pleasure. As 8th house involvement with Lagna will not allow you to lead a typical life.
If you are a Virgo Lagna, and Mercury is in the fiery sign of Aries. Then here earth energy is linked with fire. Mercury signifies information technology and communication. And its connection with the 8th house of hidden knowledge states that you will have a passion for research in subjects related to Mercury, like business administration, data science, or writings.
Lagna lord, Mercury in 8th house states that either you like to speak or write about such things, which either people are not aware of it or can be controversial. As you like to analyze things that are hidden, collect data, and bring it to the surface.
But this can lead to issues also, as for this Lagna Mercury is 10th lord also. So if 10th lord and Lagna lord in 8th, this signifies your passion and work will face challenges due to your speech and decisions. But on a positive note, if one doesn’t get into risky and controversial things and, explore hidden truth, put energy into research, then one can attain contentment.
If you are Libra Lagna, and Venus, a planet that represents relationships, love and luxury is in the earthy sign of Taurus. Now airy energy is in earthy sign. This means intellectual investment in deep and esoteric subjects will eventually create wealth. Taurus sign signifies stability, practicality, and consistency.
This states that your intelligence is linked with research subjects. Here Venus is in its own sign of Taurus. Now Taurus is earthy energy and its position in the 8th house plus Venus states that you will get comfort if you involve in subjects that include a lot of analysis. Venus is relationship and wealth, and also our discriminative skills. So you like to analyze these subjects, and find the hidden information, and follow a design. So all this Libra Lagna and its Lord like to do and get peace.
Else 8th lord in own sign shows some chronic health issues, and also Venus that signifies love and luxury is in the deep intense place. This states that due to your analytical skills, relationships can undergo.
If you are a Scorpio Lagna, and Mars is in the 8th house. So water energy is in the airy sign of Gemini. Now Scorpio, water is deep and mysterious, and in the 8th house of the hidden and mysterious world.
Mars in the Mercury sign is not a comfortable position, so it can give some health issues as it is the 6th lord in the 8th house. But let’s focus on positive things. So if this person involves himself in a hidden world, or research, like occult science, tantra, industries, and factories.
Then 6th house, services can be related to the secret department, security agencies like insurance, and even secret agencies like CBI. Problems will occur, only if one follows a job, which is against the law, as this is a networking sign. And in the house of pains, such people hold emotional grudges and stay away from the joyful network, as they feel it cause pain in their life. So they prefer staying in their research or digging environment.
If you are a Sagittarius Lagna, and Jupiter is in the 8th house. Now fire energy in the water sign. And Jupiter is exalted in the Cancer sign. Jupiter represents your health, finance, and wisdom. And when this is in 8th house and exalted, so it can give certain issues, that is governed by Jupiter.
However, knowledge in a watery sign actually increases intuitive skills. Lagna lord position improves that house significations. And the reason is that you are committed to doing that housing activity with so much passion, also that work moves with you. Now Jupiter, here aspects 12th house and 4th house. So these houses can be involved in his work and this will give him home comfort, benefits in foreign investments and also skill to handle finances.
If you are Capricorn Lagna and Saturn is in the 8th house. Here Saturn, an earthy element is in the fire sign of Leo, so this affects passion and patience. And Leo is governed by Sun, which represents authority, dominance, egotism, vitality, and creativity.
Saturn position in inimical sign actually increases the stress and pressure to that house effects. Let me tell you that the houses in Astrology give non-living benefits called Nirjeev Sukh. So here Nirjeev Sukh includes ancestral wealth, spouse money, and inheritance.
Now Saturn signifies limitations and he likes staying in dark and underground places. Its position in the inimical signs will increase delays and face rejections continuously. But on a positive note, Saturn will transform you, especially after facing rejections from seniors, and constantly working hard for profession and status.
So if this person understands about free will, he holds and invests his energy in occult science, and work related to Saturn like mining, oils, and iron stuff, then he will be busy focusing on the best things of 8th house. So probably he will understand the words pressure and research in a better way.
If you are an Aquarius Lagna, and Saturn is in 8th House. Now here airy energy of social welfare is in the earthy sign of Virgo. So when the intellect is inclined in the material possessions, then definitely, it produces generously. Saturn here will make the person work hard, in an unfamiliar way. Because the 8th house also includes terms like unlawful and pain.
So here lies the secret, Saturn has pending Karmas, related to this house so if he breaks laws and follows illegal ways to earn wealth or make a name. Then this 8th house of sudden events and scandals will defame him in work and family.
Therefore, in this kind of position, a person should involve himself in work and projects that help chronic diseases and poor people. Next, this Saturn will give him happiness. As for this Lagna Saturn is the 12th lord in the 8th house. So investments in other money, wisely and honestly are the only escape for this kind of person.
If you are a Pisces Lagna, and you have Jupiter in the 8th house. Now a water element in the air sign. So this Pisces is ocean water, and it represents research and deep thinking. And in the hidden house of secretive knowledge. Actually, Jupiter is inimical to the lord of Libra Venus.
So if Jupiter is in 8th and weak, then it will give pains related to Jupiter’s significations. Also here 10th lord is in 8th. Now this means that changes in work will allow transforming. And rejections will teach such a lesson, then you will have clarity about that subject, you are amplest.
So this Jupiter, in the 8th house, should focus on Vedic knowledge, Vedanta, and Spiritual subjects. Or one can use intuitive skills in making business deals or relationships.
This way I have shared Lagna lord in 8th house details. This position of Lagna Lord has some hidden messages. And when Dasha of Lagna lord or 8th lord activates, then a person can see major changes. Also when transformation occurs, it leaves some life-changing lessons. Actually, the 8th house is the 8th from the 3rd house of efforts. So constant efforts in the right direction and with devotion and righteousness. Then one gets the hidden purpose, and that opens the door of treasure for him.