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In Vedic Astrology, Sun is considered to highlight the purpose of life. It’s also called the Atma Karaka. Therefore the position of the Sun in the horoscope, states the attributes through which one fulfills its life goals. And its position in the 8th house of secrets and transformation states that the soul has deep interests in the occult and hidden knowledge. So if you have Sun in the 8th house, read this blog till the end, as today I will be discussing complete details on the effects of Sun in the 8th house.
Sun represents your ego, authority, influence, prestige, power, energy, right eye, heart, gold, heat, father, and king. It also represents the royal service, politics, and medical science. And then the most important feature is that Sun shows the spiritual upliftment of a person.
Sun rules the Leo sign, which is the 5th lord of the natural zodiac. So Sun gets the traits of the 5th house as well. Therefore it implies good health, creativity, children, and happiness of a person. Leo is a fixed and fiery sign, so desire for dominance and self-realization. Hence wherever Leo is posited in your birth chart, there lies the purpose of your soul and creativity.
Sun represents Agni, purity, and perfection. It signifies your father, boss in the office, government, power, and respect. Sun is cruel in decision-making. As its decisions will be based on truth, facts and, rules and discipline.
The eighth house represents sex, intimacy, longevity, occult science, tantra, long-termed illness, transformation, inheritance, legacies, wills, insurance, and gratuity.
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.
The 8th house is governed by Scorpio as per the natural zodiac and ruled by Mars. And Mars represents action, aggression, passion, and technical skills. Now Sun is friendly to Mars, but since two fiery planets are getting associated, so it will bring a lot of aggression, ego, and difference of opinion, related to Jeev Karaktatwa. As this is your spouse’s family and partner’s money house. So financially it will help and create money but it will lack in relationship skills.
The 8th house gives transformation, interest in metaphysical sciences, and strong inclination in research work. In the 8th house, Mars, fiery energy is already there. And when the Sun a vibrant, creative, powerful, and prestigious planet takes the position, then there is a possibility of ego and arrogance traits in the person due to the combination of two fiery planets.
But since Scorpio is a water element, so more emotional and spiritual research. Since their unconscious mind is more in charge than their conscious mind, they spend all sense of discrimination under criticism.
It is really important to check the strength of Sun in the 8th house. As 8th house denotes hurdles, diseases, pains, misfortune, and sudden ups and downs.
To check strength we should analyze the nakshatra and its lord plus the divisional charts. Like if you have to check marriage, then see D-9 the navamsa chart, and for career, D-10, the Dasamsha chart plays a significant role.
As we know 8th house signifies dark and hidden secrets. It also denotes sudden events like drowning, fire, accident, or suicide. 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.
Now if a planet is exalted and very strong in the 8th house, then it will give the 8th house-related things very easily. So if Sun is in Leo, (For Capricorn Lagna) and Aries sign,( For Virgo Lagna). Or posited with other exalted planets. Then it will give bad results. Therefore chronic diseases, blame, and ill-repute, and miseries, will get the power to occur in a person’s life.
A strongly placed Sun in the 8th house, further reduces the lifespan of a person, since the 8th house also denotes longevity.
If you have a debilitated Sun, in the libra sign, (For Pisces Lagna) then it is considered weak. So a weak planet in Dukh Sthan like the 8th house actually gives a raj yoga. Even if Sun is placed with other weak planets, then the severity of 8th house grief and misfortune reduces.
In my view, the 8th house is a hidden house and since this is the 12th from the 9th house of Dharma, so it will either make you travel or stay away from your father or your own religion and tradition. Also, there are always good aspects of every house. So weak Sun in 8th house will actually give good results.
As the 8th house also signifies dowry, other’s money, lottery, insurance money, gratuity amount, and unearned wealth. Therefore this weak Sun will give you a strong inclination to explore puzzles, or solve tricky problems and study taboo subjects, magic, and creative visualization.
The 8th house is also called Mangalya Bhav. This means the life of your marriage or relationship. It is the Ayu Sthan of your partner. Now Sun is a planet that represents eyes, vitality, the immunity system of a person, and general health.
So here if Sun is exalted or in own sign, then there are chances, that the spouse will face health issues, family conflicts due to ego, and even financial problems.
Now 8th house also implies intimacy in relationships and illicit affairs, So here Sun gets weak when it comes to sex and intimacy. In fact, Sun ruins this house.
And the prime reason is ego and disciplined behavior. As in this case, one expects his partner to follow the same book of rules and facts. And here if there are other supporting combinations, or the partner’s chart has saving grace then the relation will be saved else it can lead to break-ups or conflicts.
The position of the Sun highlights the purpose of your soul. And Sun in the 8th house, states that you have a strong connection with things related to the 8th house.
In profession 8th house gives career options related to the insurance department, security agency, occult sciences, factory or industry work. If in medical, then surgeon, pathologist, and even research work.
If in the IT industry then programming, as even here a hidden element is present. Even the technical sector is governed by the 8th house. The underground mines and coals can also be included in the 8th house options.
Now the position of Sun will support your profession as per its traits. Like you will get authority, position, fame, and recognition.
But here I would like to share that the 8th house gives problems and pains. So if the 8th house is active in the Dasha timeline, then it better to get involved in the 8th house-related profession. Also, the position of the Sun here signifies that your soul will get fulfillment only if you involve 8th house-related vocations.
The 8th house signifies chronic diseases, long-term illness, pain, and surgery. Now when Sun, a planet that represents vitality, creativity, and immunity gets the position. The diseases ruled by Sun get the power to manifest. Thus diseases like deficiency of vitamin D, High Temperature, Sunstroke, Dehydration, Headaches, Heart Diseases, Excess Hunger, Retina Issues, and Insomnia. All such diseases can be expected only if one’s body has a sign to face the chronic disease. For complete information, you can read my blog on how to check diseases. Also, the disease is manifested only in its timeline and if connected with the first house.
Sun signifies natural daylight, and it is a planet of purity and perfection. But since the 8th house governs grief and misfortune. In my view only the Virgo and Capricorn Ascendant people if have the sun in 8th, then it can give difficult time. Also if Sun in a friendly sign, so it means it is in the comfort zone, and ready to produce painful results related to the 8th house
Lastly, I would suggest checking the position of Sun in divisional charts and the star lord position. Without considering the inner strength, it will be an incomplete horoscope analysis.