8th House in your Horoscope

8th House

The eighth house is considered to have a direct bearing upon one’s Longevity or span of life in this world. In considering the question of longevity, it is necessary to take into account the 1st and the.3rd houses also in addition to the 8th house. The eighth house is also called the ‘house of death’  after having lived the allotted span of life and all that is related to death such as inheritance legacies,wills , insurance, gratuity, bonus etc. The lagna indicates incarnation; the eighth, disincarnation. Hindus consider the eighth house as the end of man’s life in this world.

This house conveys whether it is a natural death or an unnatural one such as by drowning, fire, accident or suicide. or to chronic diseases and whether it is a slow or sudden and violent death . The time of eath is to be inferred with reference to houses 7 and 2 which are respectively in 12 to the 8th and 3rd houses after judging the bhadaka-sthanas, First of all, it should be seen whether the horoscope promises, short, medium, or long life. If the horoscope shows long life, an evil aspect formed to the 8th house or the planets connected with it by progression’ or by transit when the native is in his youth will not bring about death. It may be ill-health. It may temporarily set in and when the period or sub- period of a beneficial planet showing vitality and immunity follows, the native will fully recover. Or the native may experience other disturbing events denoted by the eighth house. He may, for instance, feel worried due to his father getting hospitalized. The 8th house is the 12th to the 9th house representing father. Thus should one proceed.


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When the eighth house is occupied by the lord of lagna, or the planet in 8 happens to be posited in the constellation of the lord of lagna, or the lord of 8 is in conjunction with the lord of lagna, the indication is that the native himself will be the cause of his own death. If the lord of the 3rd house, occupying the 8th house, his in the nakshatra of the lord of 12, the native’s younger brother or sister may be the cause of death to the native. If the 3rd house alone is connected, the death may happen during travel in a nearby locality If the l2th house is connected, the death may take place in a nursing home, asylum, sanatorium or in an unknown place. If the 11th house is connected, one may die in a friend’s or elder brother’s residence. If the 9th`house is in any manner connected it is likely that the native may die in a far-off place or while going on a long journey.

Uranus connected with the ,8th house is any may indicates strange and sudden death, death caused by explosion, death due to incurable diseases and so on. Also the disease may defy, diagnosis and the native may die due to wrong treatment. Electrocution and death by lightning and electric shock are also portended. Neptune inclines to a mysterious death, death after being in a state of coma or unconsciousness, or due to an overdose of drugs or allergy, etc. Death may also be caused by gas, drowning, poison, etc. If the 8th house falls in a watery sign, death may happen by drowning.

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Saturn gives a liability to death due to colds, rheumatism, bone troubles and chronic diseases. It denotes a slow and lingering death. Jupiter generally gives a peaceful and natural ‘death. But if afflicted by evil aspects from other planets, then death may be due to blood poisoning, cancer,liver trouble or nflammation of the lungs. Mars causes death due to shocks or accidents, fire epidemics and inflammations. It may by due to small pox or bladder troubles. Death may occur after a short and sudden attack of illness. If Mars is in a fiery sign at birth and is the significator of death, then the death may be caused by fire, or violence, or by mechnical instruments. If it is in a watery sign ,, then the native may get drowned and die. If Mars is posited in an airy sign, hemorrhage may be the cause of death.

The eighth house as the house of mystery and misery. It has to do with misfortune and mental anxiety, sorrow and strife ; worries and privations, delay and dejection, disappointment and defeat, loss and obstruction, blame and ill-repute, accident, danger from enemies danger due to diseases and fear. Impediment and imprisonment, quarrels and fights, wrong actions, etc.

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Crossing a river, theft, robbery, siege of a fort, fighting, etc.  come under the domain of this house.’ The financial status of the , business or life partner ; that is to say the share of profit accruing to the native through the business partner or the dowry or other income derived through wife or husband is shown by the 8th.

No house is really evil. Benefics occupying any house improve the matters influenced by that house while malefics in any house cause destruction to the affairs signified by the bhava occupied . Our wise sages, they have, no doubt, termed the eighth house’ as one of the dushthanas. It may be because the 8th house is the 2nd reckoned from the seventh, denoting the person with whom you transact any business Since benefics in 8 indicate gain to the partner as is said by Mahadeva in Jataka Thatva the native may benefit by linking his fortune with another. The 2nd house .governs the native’s self-acquisition whereas the eighth is related to his unearned wealth or share of profit.

The eighth house denotes surgeons, medical officers, health inspectors, slaughter houses, butchers, and coroners and so on. Jupiter or Saturn, the two philosophical planets, occupying the eighth house,’ arouse in the native a deep interest for occultism and mystical subjects. Mercury, the planet of pure intellect in this position, denotes an enquiring mind concerning occult matters. One may be inclined to study hidden and metaphysical problem.

In questions relating to nation, the eighth house deals with public mortality, the death race, suicide, serious accidents, infection, flood, fire,  earthquake, national calamity ,financial relation with foreign countries, the nation’s exports and imports, debts due from foreign countries, surrender or loss of territory to another country, public loans, debts and interest rates, deficit budget, estate duties, and public sales.

In Horary Astrology, this house has to be referred to, for information relating to crossing of rivers, difficulties of journey, impenetrable or sufferings caused by enemies death, corruption, fight, disease and vulnerable or weak).

The 4th house according to Uttara Kalamritam rules over hereditary property. The fourth house is the 8th house to the 9th denoting father. Normally the father’s ancestral or unearned property passes on to the son after the father’s death. Also the 8th house is the l2th house to the 9th house. The father may make investments which, after his death, accrue to the native.

It is the 5th house to the 4th indicating mother. Mother ‘may gain by way of lottery, prize bond or in speculation if benefics are in the eighth house.

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