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Saturn in the Eighth House

When Saturn is in the eighth house, repressing emotions and a strong secretive nature is common. You work hard to avoid change. Controlling by nature, you dislike the unexpected. Even though you have psychic abilities and a strong intuition about things, you can be afraid of trusting yourself. Don’t repress your natural healing gifts and sensitive nature. Learn to be more expressive. Serious at heart, you worry about security and losing those you love. You may be afraid of death and experience loss at an early age. This experience changes you on a deep level and can cause insecurities.

Benefits come by embracing change and learning to trust others. Reading books about change, growth, and preparing for the future can help you adapt. Repressing emotions and sexual urges can lead to health problems. You may be afraid of having sexual intimacy and have rigid attitudes about it. Sharing anything intimate with others makes you feel uncomfortable because you are afraid of being hurt. It is difficult for you to communicate deeply with others or even know how to speak at times. Learning to face your fears is the karmic lesson of this placement. Feeling responsible for other people’s actions, it’s difficult for you to understand why people do the things they do. You have high expectations and expect others to be as responsible as you are. Because of the wall you put up around yourself, people can perceive you as cold or unloving. The fact is you are a loving person even if you don’t know how to show it outwardly. Taking care of others’ practical needs is easier than displaying emotional support. Restricting yourself too much can impact your ability to experience happiness. Let your hair down sometimes, and learn to have more fun!

You may have a karmic debt to balance out regarding other people’s finances. If you inherit money, you may be blocked from receiving it in some way or others might take what was rightfully yours. Other people’s resources will be a source of confusion in your life. Being placed in a position where you have to take responsibility for someone else’s property, business, finances, medical bills, and retirement plans tests your strength. Making practical decisions and being the responsible person who makes sure that everyone is financially taken care of comes naturally. You need to try to see these life experiences as gifts and not burdens.

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About the Author

Carmen Turner-Schott

Carmen Turner-Schott, MSW, LISW, LCSW, is a practicing licensed clinical social worker, Christian astrologer, writer and teacher with national and international clientele.

Carmen has been researching the eighth and twelfth astrological houses for the past 25 years. An eighth and twelfth house person herself, she has personally experienced the energies and lessons of these two very spiritually transforming houses.

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