Signification of Eighth House
Simply put, the eighth home is the polar opposite of the second house. Whereas the second rules your own individual possessions, the eighth house rules what a relationship owns (joint finances).
The eighth home is one in every of the foremost misunderstood homes. this is often most likely as a result of the items drawn by the eighth House appear to possess nothing in common with one another, or they appear to be negative. This House governs death, regeneration, taxes, inheritances, wills & legacies, sex (the actual act of sex), latent occult ability, joint resources, your partner’s cash and possessions, spouse’s cash, bankruptcy, losses, personal sacrifices, alimony, parapsychology.
On a positive note, this home is concerning transformation and healing. however transformation and healing need some kind of death, loss, or injury 1st. This House rules those processes and things by that we tend to rework and become additional powerful. Yes, this includes the act of sex.
- This house refers to the following:
(i) Scrotum and anus. Excretory organs. Bladder. Left part of the chin, or stomach or left calf depending on the drekkan rising.
(ii) Piles, fistula and other diseases of the rectum. Urinary disorder. Facial disease.
(iii) Butchers, slaughter houses, coroners, and health inspectors.
(iv) Incurring debts and giving of loans.
(v) Hidden meaning. Occult. Tantra. Marital bond.
(vi) Boat. Accident. Adhi (mental distress) and vyadhi (physical distress and pain), calamity, death-its place, cause, and nature. Mutilation, amputation, defeat, insult, sorrow, punishment given by the government, severe difficulties, obstruction, fear of enemies, arrest, detention, ill repute, criminal and violent attitude of the mind. Weapons. Morbid sexuality.
(vii) Ability to manipulate others,
(ix) Split between friends or partners, diplomatic defeat.
(x) Going across waterbodies including the sea. Strange adventures of body and mind. Path through rough mountainous regions or wild and dense forests. Losing one’s way.
(xi) Matters relating to wealth etc., must be examined from this house also. (This house is seventh from the second house. It is therefore complimentary to the second house.). Unearned wealth. Acquiring and constructing religious property. Business matters and investments.
(xii) Financial matters relating to death, viz., legacy, insurance, will, gratuity, and inheritance.
- In Hindu Astrology the danger to life upto the age of 8 years is called BALARISTA. Reference is also invited to paragraph 19 under MOON in Chapter on Planets.
(a) A child may not survive this period if the Moon has no beneficial influence on it and is waning, weak, debilitated, and badly afflicted. If the ascendant also has similar drawbacks, the conclusion will be further confirmed.
(b) If the birth is during the day, the Moon, with malefic influence is waxing and placed in the eighth house, it forms Balarista; if the birth is during the night, the Moon, with malefic influence is waning and placed in the eighth house, Balarista is formed.
- If a child is born when the last degree or the first degree of a sign is rising in the ascendant, and the ascendant is occupied or aspected by malefic planets, the native will not live long.
- A child born with the last degree of Cancer or the first degree of Leo rising, or the last degree of Scorpio or the first degree of Sagittarius rising, or the last degree of Pisces or the first degree of Aries rising in the ascendant, and malefic planets aspecting the first house, will usually have a short life. If the native lives, he will have a prosperous life with high status.
- When Balarista is indicated since the Moon has the disabilities mentioned above or otherwise but:
(i) the Moon also has beneficial influence, is powerful or is placed in the drekkan of Jupiter, Venus or Mercury, or
(ii) the ascendant is powerful or its owner is very powerful having aspects of beneficial planets from angles and has no malefic influence, or
(iii) an angle is occupied by a strong naturally beneficial planet or by the dispositor of the Moon, or
(iv) a powerful Jupiter is placed in the first house, or
(v) the Sun for a day birth or the Moon for the night birth is in the eleventh house, or
(vi) Rahu occupies the third, sixth or the eleventh house aspected by at least one powerful beneficial planet, the Balarista will not be fatal but the child may have severe ailments in its infancy.
- Generally, if there is severe Balarista, and there are no redeeming features, the time of death of the infant can be fixed in the following manner:
(A) First.determine whether the child is going to live for a few years or death is likely to take place within the course of months of birth, For this consider as follows:
(i) If the owner of the first house or the dispositor of the Moon, is weak and placed in the sixth, eighth or the twelfth house, the native will live for as many number of years as the serial number of the sign in which the above owner or dispositor is placed. For example if the owner is placed in Libra, the native will survive for 7 years (the serial number of Libra being seven).
(ii) If the owner of the drekkan in which the cusp of the ascendant is placed, or the owner of the drekkan in which the Moon is placed, is in the condition and placement mentioned in (i) above, the serial number of the sign so arrived at will indicate the number of months the native is going to live.
(B) The day of death can be determined to be the one when the Moon transits (a) the house where the most powerful planet causing the Balarista is located at birth, or (b) the house that it occupied at birth, or (c) the ascendant; is powerful there, and is aspected by powerful malefic planets there.
- The span of life has been categorised as short, medium or long. Short is upto the age of 32 years, medium from 32 upto 80 years and long from 80 upto 120 years. See paragraph 19 below. There are several complicated mathematical methods to compute the longevity of a native but in practice it has been observed that these methods many a time do not work. There are some simpler methods that are recorded in the following paragraphs (8 to 18). They have been found to be quite accurate.
- (a) For the purposes of longevity, the owner of the tenth house should be considered in the same maimer as Saturn.
(b) The first, third and the eighth houses, their owners and Saturn should be examined for strength. If all these factors are strong, the native has a long life. If 75% out of these factors are strong medium life and if only half are strong then short life should be predicted. It is also advised that the owner of the eighth house should be powerful but not as strong as the owner of the first house.
- If the:
(i) The owners of the first and the eighth houses, in the birth and navansha charts, are friends; and,
(ii) the dispositor of the Moon and the owner of the eighth house counted from the Moon, in the birth and the navansha charts, are friends; the native will live long. If they are neutral to each other, the native will have a medium term of life, and if they are enemies, the native will be short lived.
(i) the owner of the first house is more powerful than the owner of the eighth house;
(ii) dispositor of the Moon is more powerful than the owner of the eighth house counted from the Moon;
(iii) the owner of the first house is more powerful than the owner of the eighth house in the navansha chart; and,
(iv) dispositor of the Moon is more powerful than the owner of the eighth house counted from the Moon in the navansha chart; the native will be long lived. If they are equal in strength, he will have medium term of life. Otherwise, the native will be short lived.
- We should find out which of the two owners is more powerful-the owner of the eighth house or the owner of the second. Then see whether the stronger of the two is in an angular, cadent or succedent house. If it is in an angle, the native will live long. If in cadent house, the duration of life will be medium and if in succedent, short.
- The analysis laid down in the preceding paragraph should be carried out for the stronger of the two planets- the owner of the eighth house from the Atmakaraka and the owner of the eighth from the seventh house from the Atniakaraka, i. e., the owner of the second house from Atmakaraka and result drawn with regard to the length of life accordingly.
- If beneficial planets for the chart and the owner of the first house are in:
(a) the angles, it indicates that the native will live long;
(b) the cadent houses (the second, fifth, eighth and the eleventh houses), it indicates that the native will have medium term of life; and,
(c) the succedent houses, short life.
- If malefic planets for the chart and the owner of the eighth house occupy the:
(a) succedent houses, long life;
(b) cadent houses, medium life; and,
(c) angles, short life.
- (i) A very powerful owner of the first house in an angle, aspected by beneficial planets but having no aspect or association with malefic planets is indicative of long life and prosperity.
(ii) The owners of the first and the eighth houses together in a good house and aspected by at least a powerful beneficial planet promise long life.
- Jupiter and the owner of the first house in angles, and malefic planets not placed in the angles, triangular houses and the eighth house will ensure long life.
- We should find out:
(i) the signs ruling the drekkans in which the cusp of the ascendant and the Moon are placed,
(ii) the signs in which the owner of the ascendant and the dispositor of the Moon are placed in the navansha chart, and
(iii) the signs in which the owners of the first and the eighth houses are placed in the dwadwasansa chart. Then it must be determined for (i) above whether:
(a) both the signs are movable, or one is fixed and the other common, or
(b) both the signs are common, or one is movable and the other fixed, or
(c) both the signs are fixed, or one is movable and the other common.
If (a) is true for (i) above, it is indicative of long life.
If (b) is true for (i) above, it is indicative of medium life.
If (c) is true for (i) above, it is indicative of short life.
Similarly, results should be drawn for (ii) and (iii) by applying (a) to (c) above.
If all the three results, or majority of them, indicate the same length of life, it should be taken as confirmed. If the result is different in each case, we apply the rule given in the next paragraph.
- We should find out:
(i) the signs in which the owners of the first and the eighth houses are placed,
(ii) the signs in which the Moon and Saturn are placed, and
(iii) the signs in the first house and in the hora-lagna. For the method to calculate hora-lagna see the NOTE at the end of this Chapter. Then it must be determined for (i) above whether:
(a) both the signs are movable, or one is fixed and the other common, or
(b) both the signs are common, or one is movable and the other fixed, or
(c) both the signs are fixed, or one is movable and the other common.
If (a) is true for (i) above, it is indicative of long life. If (b) is true for (i) above, it is indicative of medium life. If (c) is true for (i) above, it is indicative of short life. Similarly results should be drawn for (ii) and (iii) by applying (a) to (c) above.
If all the three results or majority of them, indicate the same length of life, it should be taken as confirmed. If the result is different in each case, we take the result that has been obtained by considering (iii). However, in case the Moon is in the ascendant or the seventh house and the three results obtained by analysing (i), (ii) and (iii) differ, then take the result given by (ii).
When life span is determined by one, two or three results according to the previous paragraphs, the maximum number of years for each span of life are as follows:
Life Span one result two results three results
Long 96 years 108 years 120 years
Medium 64 years 72 years 80 years
Short 40 years 36 years 32 years
However, the native will have a long life notwithstanding the span of life indicated by any other combination if:
(i) the owner of the first house or the Atmakaraka is in association with, in sambandha or aspected by a powerful naturally beneficial planet and another strong naturally beneficial planet is in an angular house, or
(ii) the owner of the first house, the Atmakaraka or Saturn is associated with any exalted planet, or
(iii) the owner of the first house or the Atmakaraka is placed in an angle associated with or aspected by Jupiter and Venus, or
(iv) the first house has a common sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) and its owner is in an angle or a triangular house or is exalted anywhere in the chart, or
(v) the first house has a common sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) and there are two malefic planets in an angle as counted from the powerful owner of the first house, or
(vi) the owner of the tenth house is exalted and a malefic planet occupies the eighth house, or
(vii) the Atmakaraka is the strongest planet in the horoscope. For the purpose of determination of longevity the strength of the Atmakaraka should be assessed on the following two principles:
(a) Whether there is another planet that has degrees in a sign very close to the degrees held by the Atrnakaraka in any sign, and the Atmakaraka is weak due to debilitation etc? Thus if the Atmakaraka is at 25 degrees in a sign and the other planet is at 24 degrees in some sign, it can be a competitor for being the most powerful planet in the horoscope. The degrees held by any other planet in the horoscope cannot be more than the degrees held by the Atmakaraka by virtue of the definition of Atmakaraka, as given earlier.
(b) Whether a planet is located in its sign of exaltation, mooltrikona, sign owned by it, or friendly to it. When the Atmakaraka is weak, and the planet that is close in degrees to the Atmakaraka is powerful due to its being exalted etc., it is possible that the Atmakaraka will not be the most powerful planet.
- We will now study a method by which we can arrive at the exact number of years the native is likely to live.
Let us presume that the longevity is medium in a horoscope determined on the basis of two out of three results. Let us presume that the results for (i) and (ii) above contribute to the finding that the native is likely to live for a medium span of life.
To clarify matters, if the life span comes out to be short or medium and subsequently we raise it to long due to the exceptions (i) to (vii) recorded in the preceding paragraph, the maximum number of years to be taken for the purpose of following calculations will be taken as before according to the number of results on the basis of which the life span has been determined to be long, medium, or short. Thus, if the span of life on the basis of two results comes out to be medium and due to some of the above seven exceptions, it is raised to long life, the maximum number of years that the long life is expected to last will be, on the basis of two results, i.e., 108 years.
If the ascendant is Leo, the planets involved in (i) shall be the Sun and Jupiter. The planets involved in the (ii) are the Moon and Saturn. Thus the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn shall contribute to the determination of number of years that the native is likely to live.
Let us presume that the Sun, the owner of the first house is at 10 degrees 20 minutes 28 seconds (=10. 34 degrees) in Leo, Jupiter, the owner of the eighth is at 20 degrees in Pisces. Further let the Moon be at 12 degrees in a sign and Saturn at 16 degrees in some sign.
Any planet shall contribute its maximum mite when it is at the beginning of the sign and shall contribute zero years when it is at the end of the sign.
The native is likely to live for a medium span of life. Therefore he will complete the maximum span for short life and live some more number of years after that. The maximum number of years for short life on the basis of two results is 36 years and for medium it is 72 years. The difference in years in the two spans is 36 years.
Each of the four planets can travel for 30 degrees from one end to the other in a sign. Therefore for each degree travelled by the planet in a sign the number of years to be reduced from the above difference of 36 years will be 36/30=1. 2 years. Thus when the planet is at 0 degree in a sign it will contribute 36~O*1. 2=36 years. When it is at I degree, it will contribute 36-11. 2=36-1. 2=34. 8 years, etc. We can therefore calculate the contribution made by each of the four planets to life as below:
Planet Degrees in sign Contribution in years
Sun 10.34 36-10. 34*1. 2=23. 592
Jupiter 20 36-20*1. 2=12
Moon 12 36-12*1. 2=21.6
Saturn 16 36-16*1. 2=16.8
The first set on an average contributes (23. 392+12)/2=17. 796 years. The second set on an average contributes (21. 6+16. 8)! 2=19. 2 years.
Average contribution, taking into account both the sets, is (17. 796+19. 2)12=18. 498 years. These are the extra years that the native will live over and above the short span of life of 36 years. Therefore the age for the native works out to be 36+18. 498=54.498 years.
- The methods to determine the cause of death of the native:
(a) The most powerful planet that occupies or aspects the eighth house will be the cause of death of the native.
(b) If there is no planet that occupies or aspects the eighth house, then the sign placed in this house will rule the cause of native’s death.
(c) The sign in which the owner of the eighth house is placed in the navansha chart also gives the cause of native’s death.
(d) The owner of the 22nd drekkan as counted from the drekkan in which cusp of the first house is placed is also indicative of the cause of death.
- When the owner of the eighth house is a malefic planet and the house is occupied by at least another malefic planet, the native will be killed by reptile bite, by being mauled by a wild animal, by burning or by use of a sharp edged weapon.
- When two malefic planets, placed in angles, aspect each other fully, the native is done to death by the order of the government, or by the use of fire, weapons or poison.
- The native’s end will be peaceful:
(a) If the owner of the twelfth house is:
(i) A naturally beneficial planet, or
(ii) placed in the sign of a naturally beneficial planet, or
(iii) placed in the navansha of a naturally beneficial planet, or
(iv) placed anywhere in the horoscope, is joined or aspected by a naturally beneficial planet.
(b) The twelfth house is occupied by a naturally beneficial planet.
(c) An analysis carried out on the lines similar to the above on the fourth house will also be conducive to reaching the correct conclusion.
- Following are the marakas in descending order of strength and will kill during their major or sub-periods if the life span determined earlier is coming to an end:
(a) A malefic planet for the horoscope determined in accordance with the rules laid down by Parashar, in sambandha with the owner of the second house in the second or seventh house.
(b) A malefic planet as determined above, in sambandha with the maraka owner of the seventh house in the second or seventh house.
(c) The owner of the second house.
(d) The owner of the seventh house.
(e) A malefic planet determined as above, situated in the second house.
(f) A malefic planet determined as above, situated in the seventh house.
(g) A naturally beneficial planet owning two angular houses in sambandha with a maraka planet.
(h) (i) A node of the Moon placed in the second, or seventh house in sambandha with a maraka planet; or,
(ii) placed in the seventh house from a significator of death, or placed with it.
(i) The owner of the twelfth house.
(j) A malefic planet as determined above, which is in sambandha with the owner of the twelfth house, or placed in the twelfth house.
(k) The owner of the third or eighth house weak and badly placed in the chart.
(l) The owner of the sixth or eleventh house.
(m) Any malefic planet as determined above.
- The owner of the eighth house in sambandha with a malefic planet with Saturn or with the owner of the tenth house becomes a maraka provided it is not placed in the eighth house. If it is the owner of the first and eighth houses, it should not occupy its own house, to remain a maraka.
- If Saturn is a malefic planet for an ascendant, and has sambandha with a maraka planet it becomes the most powerful maraka. When Saturn is a inaraka it will supersede all other marakas and end the life of the native during its major or sub-period.
- Add the longitudes of the owners of the sixth, eighth and the twelfth houses. Whenever Saturn transits the point in a sign so obtained, or signs triangular to it there is danger to life.
- For day births add the longitudes of the Sun and Saturn. This joint would be in some constellation. The major or sub-period of the planet that rules the constellation can be fatal. For night births add the longitudes of the Moon and Rahu and proceed as above.
- Add the longitudes of the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. We will get a point the longitude of which will be the result of the addition. If the life span has been determined to be short, the native will pass away when Saturn transits over this point the first time in the life of the native. If the life span is of medium length, the death of the native will occur when Saturn transits over it the second time, and if the life span is long, the third time. However, since the well known rule is that the transit results will be subservient to the results indicated by major or sub-periods, therefore, the results indicated by the transit of Saturn must conform to the major or sub-periods results.
- The influence received by the first and the eighth houses and their owners determine the nature of death. For example if the owner of the sixth, or eleventh house, Mars or Ketu is influencing these factors, or even the eighth house and its owner only, the man would die due to injury or violence.
- If there is a movable sign on the cusp of the eighth house in the birth or navansha chart, the native will die in a foreign country; if it is a fixed sign, death will take place at home, and if it is a common sign, on way to home.
- If the third house is connected with the eighth house, death is likely to occur during a short journey.
- If the third and the twelfth houses are both connected with the eighth house, death will be caused by native’s younger brother/sister.
- If only the twelfth house is connected with the eighth house, death will take place in a hospital, nursing home etc. or at an unknown place away from home.
- If the eleventh house is connected with the eighth house, death will occur at a friend’s or elder brother’s house.
- If the ninth house is connected with the eighth house, the native will die while on a long journey, abroad or at a far off place.
- The owner of the first or third house in the eighth house, or occupier or owner of the eighth house in the constellation of the owner of the first or third house, or the owner of the eighth house in conjunction with owner of the first or third house is indicative of suicidal tendencies in the native.
- When the owner of the first, third or the eleventh house (these are indicators of the self) influences the eighth house, and Saturn, the person commits suicide.
- If the Sun is located in the eighth house, is weak in an inimical sign and has the aspect of Mars and Rahu (Rahu aspects the fifth, seventh and the ninth signs from the sign occupied by it) it destroys the eye of native’s father. It can also cause bone troubles to the native.
- This is a watery house. If this house and its owner are connected with the twelfth house and are under the influence of malefic planets it indicates that the native would go on sea voyages.
- If the eighth house has adverse influence, the native will go to sea in search of livelihood. If the ninth house is more powerful than the eighth, he will do well abroad and will be prosperous. If the tenth house is also more powerful than the eighth house, the native will make a mark for himself and will have a high position there.
- The Sun and Moon do not become malefic planets by their ownership of this house.
- If there are three or more malefic planets in this house there is likelihood of the native suffering from disease in the genitals.
- If Mars or Ketu occupies this house and is aspected by a malefic planet, it causes boils.
- The owner of the first house does not become a malefic planet if it is also the owner of the eighth house and is placed in a house owned by it.
- Rules for getting a legacy:
(A) The eighth house and its owner are powerful, and,
(B) (i) the owner of the eighth house is closely connected with, or placed in the second, ninth, tenth or the eleventh house, or
(ii) a powerful owner of the second, ninth, tenth or the eleventh house is placed in or is closely connected with the eighth house.
Names: Sangram, Chidra, Yamya, Nidhan, Lay, Pad, Mriti, Vinash, Randhra, Mrityu, Ashta, Ayu, Ran, Mangalya, Parabhav, Malina, Adhi, Kelsa, Apavad, Asuchi, Vighna, Das.
Relatives: Differences amongst family members, Dead relations, enemy of brother, wife’s bodily trouble, enmity with wife.
Human Body: Rectum, health.
Diseases: Sting of poisonous insects escape from death, diseases, mental trouble, being bitten urinary disease, chronic trouble, being maimed, being beheaded, afflicted face, cancer.
Dangers: Death in war, fear of punishment by state, fear, death due to disease, phobia against swimming, longevity, mode of death, fear from poison.
Persons: Servant, destruction by or of enemies, enemy’s fortress.
Profession: Lending-borrowing, living by earning interest, salary, service, work in slaughter houses, butchers, surgeons, medical or health officer.
Actions: Going underground in caves etc., travel hazards, murdering, beheading, Sinful deeds, defeat, sin, killing of living being, enthusiasm for cruel acts, destruction of articles, meeting a sinner, lending, quarrel over food, getting other’s money unexpectedly, robbery, theft, disputes, fall from height.
Enjoyment of food.
Abstracts: Blame, sorrow, mental pain, obstacle, scandal, impurity, long standing wealth, insurance money, idleness, calamity, trains of misfortune, misery, laziness, intense sorrow, life after death, insult, losses, agony, mystery, unnecessary expenditure, misfortune, unearned wealth, share of profit, anger.
Objects: Lost articles, tuft of braided hair, artificial hair of women, new crop.
Places difficult to reach.
National: Nation’s exports and imports, debts due from foreign countries, surrender, loss of territory to another country, public sales, public mortality, death rate, serious accidents, floods, famine, fire, earthquake, national calamity or grief, public loans, financial relation with foreign countries, estate duties.