Along with the 6th and 12th, the 8th house is also considered to be malefic. 8th house in Vedic astrology rules over death, longevity, and sudden events. It has a direct impact on one’s lifespan and the nature of death. It could be natural, peaceful, accident by water or fire, suicide, violence, or due to a chronic illness.
The eighth house in astrology is also related to wealth. Everything from sudden gains, losses, the share of profit and legacies to inheritance and insurance come under the sphere of 8th house in astrology. It is also called the house of transformations and mysteries, it can bring depression, defame, delay, dissatisfaction and defeat. It also represents the dark side of life, such as the bad karmas and hidden sources.
When 8th house lord or the planets in the house are afflicted, it can affect the longevity of the person, cause chronic illnesses, miseries, fear, lack of mental peace, monetary issues, criminal tendencies, imprisonment, punishment, sexual problems, addictions, bad habits, deformities, loss of loved ones, death and so on. 8th house also represents your reproductive organs and ability, your sense of physical attraction. It also refers to your partner’s finance.
On a positive note, when the 8th house in the horoscope is positive and strong, it can lead to a lot of positive outcomes. Native may have a long life and is likely to topple enemies and opposition. It also gives higher learning of the metaphysical realms and psychic abilities.
The native may have a strong intuition and may be well versed in occult fields such as astrology and meditation. Such people are also masters of fields such as psychology, science, mathematics, and paranormal studies.
The eighth house is also called the Ayu Bhava in Vedic astrology. It relates to the sign of Scorpio, which is known for attributes such as the air of mystery, possessiveness, passion, and ambition. Mars is the natural significator of the 8th house.
Body parts it governs include the reproductive system and the colon area.
In mundane astrology, the 8th house represents natural calamities, the death rate of a country, debts, loss of battles, import, export, taxes, budget shortages, scarcity, and so on. It also refers to hidden things and secrecy, research, mines and minerals, archeology.
The eighth house in Vedic astrology essentially is considered difficult because this is the house of transformations. It makes the person withdraw from the material pleasures by inflicting miseries but the ultimate aim is salvation and spiritual liberation. It leads to the transformation of the soul, by purifying it and eradicating bad karma.
The process nonetheless is agonizing but rewarding. We can also understand transformations in the context that the 8th house shows the biggest changes that happen in one’s life which are life-changing in nature.