Rahu in Eighth House
Usual effects of Rahu in 8th House
Rahu in 8th house gives mixed results for you as this placement is generally regarded as less auspicious. You may be inclined towards secretive aspects, indulge in such activities and explore options of working as a secret agent or with some intelligence service. You may not reveal your inner feelings to others. Keeping secrets will be your best skill.
The 8th house is associated with sudden events and accidents. This house also governs the inclinations towards occult sciences and black magic, you may tend to study these aspects and may even take them up as a career. This house signifies your intense desires for sexual activities. Among other things, this house is associated with the death and the way a person dies. This house also deals with secretive attitudes, hidden aspects of a person’s life, tendencies and inclinations to be secretive or take up a profession related to secrecy.
Rahu here blesses you with good wealth and financial status, and windfall. Your inclinations towards accumulating wealth will be complimented with your new ideas and means of earning money. This position also makes you innovative in all aspects of life. Your creative skills would lead to great new concepts that bring you name and fame; your out-of-the-box thinking and ideas will boost your career and professional prospects.
You may be inclined towards black magic and occult sciences, may like to explore and research on these subjects to gain deep knowledge. This may even become your career option and take you on a different journey altogether.
This position also indicates that you may have to face some legal complications in life, or may get involved in litigation or some court case that would bring adverse outcomes and stress for you. Better for you to stay away from confrontations as it may put you in deep trouble.
A positive Rahu in the 8th house may bring good financial gains in life. It may help you develop good contacts and connections with people who are highly placed in society, are intelligent, well-educated, and respected. You may be inclined to pursue research in the field of your choice and will do very well in such activities.
A negative Rahu in the 8th house may lead you to some secretive and illegal means of earning which you may hide from others; some legal complications in life that may bring a bad name for you and tarnish your image in the social circles. Your relations with your in-laws may not be very smooth and there will be differences of opinion. Some stress in marital life may also be experienced.
Some notable sign placements for Rahu in 8th House
- Rahu Taurus: Rahu in Taurus is in exalted position and blesses you with immense wealth and financial gains. Your secret sources of income will be very active and rewarding. Sudden profits especially from foreign deals will enhance your wealth further. Your prospects of working in an MNC or in a foreign land will be high and will bring good growth in your professional front.
- Rahu Scorpio: Rahu is debilitated in Scorpio. It will take you towards a career related to occult sciences or some secret service. You will possess profound skills pertaining to handling secrets or things of secretive nature like documents, information, etc. Your personality will have an essence of mystery which will be difficult for anyone to decode.
Common Yoga positions possible with Rahu in 8th House
- Guru Chandal Yoga: This yoga is formed when Rahu combines with Jupiter. It brings many obstacles for you on many facets of life. It also brings difficulties in the completion of tasks. You may indulge in misusing your position for drawing gains. This yoga is believed to carry the curse of your mentor or guru.
- Grahan Yoga: Sun or Moon combines with Rahu to form this yoga. This yoga, when formed with Sun, may tend to give you troubles related to the Government - you may incur losses in government projects or may get involved in litigation. When the yoga is formed with Moon, it may give you mental stress and agony due to various reasons.
- Karkotak Kalsarpa Yoga: Rahu, when in the 8th house, may form Karkotak Kalsarpa Yoga when Ketu is in the 2nd house and all planets are gripped between the Rahu-Ketu axis. This may lead you on a spiritual journey that will cleanse your inner self. This yoga blesses you with profound speech that may attract people towards you. Your personality will be very attractive, however, you may tend to get involved in some bad company.
Famous people with Rahu in 8th House
- Ranbir Kapoor (Indian Actor): He is one of the most famous and talented Indian actors, who is also among the highest paid in India. He has featured in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list since 2012. A scion of the Kapoor family, often regarded as the no. 1 family in Indian cinema, his famous films include Rockstar, Barfi, Wake Up Sid, etc. He has won 6 Filmfare awards and is married to one of India’s most popular and highest paid actresses. All this has been possible due to the blessings of Rahu in 8th house.
- Lady Diana (Member, British Royal Family): An extremely popular member of the British royal family, she was followed by admirers world over for her style and beauty. She was also renowned for her charitable deeds and activities. Her marriage, however, was fraught with tension and stress which was publicly portrayed and discussed by the media; and she died under most tragic circumstances.
- Sunil Chhetri (Indian Footballer): One of the country’s greatest footballers, he is India’s all-time top-scorer. Rahu in the 8th house of his horoscope has brought him immense success and fame. He has held the record with global football legend Lionel Messi as the second highest international goal scorers in the world.
- Bradley Cooper (American Actor & Producer): His early years in the entertainment industry were full of difficulties and struggles, which even made him consider quitting the industry. He even struggled with substance addiction, but stayed away from it since 2004, acknowledging that it would have destroyed his life. With the blessing of Rahu in the 8th house of his horoscope, he went on to become one of the highest paid actors in the world, has received various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, two Grammy Awards, nominations for nine Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award. He has appeared on the Forbes Celebrity 100 three times and on Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
Other notable people with 8th house Rahu
- Winston Churchill (British Statesman)
- Smriti Irani (Indian Politician & TV Actor)
- Ranveer Singh (Indian Actor)
- Anushka Sharma (Indian Actor)
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