Much like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the 8th house in astrology will transform you. It is the house that looks at how you relate to others, keep your identify, and let go of boundaries, as you unite with someone to evolve from “I” to “We”.
Astrology’s 8th house looks outside of you to see how you are impacted by other people’s values and things that you share with others, such as your partner’s income and sex.
The signs and planets in the 8th house reveal whether you might marry someone wealthy, receive an inheritance or have lucrative business partnerships. Conversely, it can show if you’ll marry someone who will declare bankruptcy, get in trouble for tax evasion, or have terrible luck with business partners.
But the 8th house doesn’t just end there.
It goes further to look at your relationships with others and how you are able to merge, such as needs, values, resources, and children.
Any unresolved issues you might have from your early childhood, such as your connection with your mother and father or any needs you had that were unmet as an infant, are things that the 8th house will bring to the surface. It is through your relationships that these issues will triggered, allowing you the opportunity to work through them and emerge as a changed person.
The 8th house in astrology also represents death. While it can mean your literal physical death, it most often represents how you evolve through life and change as a person.
The 8th House's Natural Planetary Ruler and Astrology Sign: Pluto and Scorpio
Questions Answered by 8th House Astrology
- How will a partner increase or decrease your wealth?
- How likely are you to receive an inheritance?
- How sexually compatible are you and your partner?
- Will your investments be successful?
Examples of How Eighth House Astrology Works
If you have the Sun in the 8th House, you spend a lot of time in relationships, but often give more than you receive. You thrive in relationships that are deep and passionate. A short, casual fling won’t fill your needs. As a child, you may have experienced emotional pain caused by your father. However, it can be difficult for you to overcome this pain if you look to other people to fill the hole. Instead, you need to learn to rely on your inner strength and grow on your own. Look for a deep, committed relationship where you feel secure enough to grow while still giving to your partner.
If you have the Moon in the 8th House, relationships are very important to you. That’s why you don’t look for flings or light-hearted flirtations. You quickly know if someone is what you’re looking for in a partner. Yet, you have a tendency to put all of your energy into your relationships, and can feel unfulfilled if you don’t receive as much as you give. Remember that it is the Moon in your eighth house that causes you to give so much. People with different planetary placements won’t give as much as you do. Keep that in mind and you’re less likely to be disappointed by your partners. Your feelings can easily be overwhelming for you, but when you begin to let them go and love without expecting anything in return, you can find fulfillment. You might feel that you didn’t have a good connection with your mother, and seek to remedy this in your relationships with others.
If you have Venus in the 8th House, relationships are quite natural for you. You have a healthy balance of giving and receiving in relationships, and are quite comfortable with sex. You’re unlikely to feel like others take advantage of you. It’s truly one of the best planets to have in the 8th house.
If you have Mars in the 8th House, you might find yourself getting frustrated easily. There is a conflict between Mars representing a desire to fill your own wants and that of the 8th house’s role of give and take in relationships. You might feel like you constantly face obstacles or blocks in getting what you want because you can’t control others. Heated arguments can occur easily, and they can be difficult to resolve. You may have issues with taxes, likely stemming from a desire to pay as little of your money as possible to the government.