Moon in the Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)
When the Moon is placed in the eighth house, you are a person born with a highly sensitive emotional nature. You are drawn to anything mysterious and fascinated by hidden things. Your emotional nature is intense and secretive. Hiding your true emotions and feelings from others due to fears of being misunderstood is a way to protect yourself. Emotionally you experience extremes, such as love and hate, black and white, and trust or distrust. Early in life you were fascinated with death and sometimes terrified of it. You are connected to spirits and often see ghosts as a child. Attracted to anything that is unexplained such as UFOs, aliens, spirits, psychic abilities, and mysteries. Understanding death on a core level is heightened because you are born intuitive. You may have laid in bed at night and thought, “What if I die? What will happen to me my soul?” Worried about losing loved ones you may have been afraid of dying as a child.
You feel different than others because you are born with a complex emotional nature. You feel lonely even among friends and family. You can feel lonely because you have special psychic abilities that can manifest themselves through your dreams, intuition, gut instinct, and visions. You need to learn to trust your perceptions in order to give insight to others. Intuition protects you from harm and enables you to avoid being hurt.
Attracting people with emotional pain is common with this placement. Your energy draws individuals into your life that need healing and who have wounds. These individuals are not always good for your life. Remember it is not your responsibility to take on the karma of others or try to fix them. You are not responsible for healing the entire world but need to utilize your spiritual abilities. Be careful not to drain your energy or take on other people’s pain making it your own. Absorbing everything in the environment can cause health problems, suffering, depression and negativity if you allow these lower-level energies into your life. Your energy vibrates at a high level and protecting yourself energetically creates strength. Visualizing a ball of yellow light surrounding you when you are in large groups will help you find protection.
Sometimes you feel that others dislike you and this is because you can see through people to the core of their being. Picking up other people’s true feelings can cause tremendous emotional pain and sadness. Other people are not aware of their motivations, subconscious thoughts, or body language but you notice these things. You are born with an antenna that picks up all the hidden, secretive and taboo things in the environment. You will benefit greatly from meditation and relaxation. Journaling thoughts, feelings and perceptions can bring emotional comfort.
You can struggle with emotional highs and lows. You might feel that people are always hurting or taking advantage of you. Learning to have boundaries with others and control your sensitive nature will help balance these negative experiences. At some time in your life, you will feel victimized by others sexually, financially, or emotionally. Your wound revolves around trust and intimacy issues. When you have sexual intercourse with someone you merge with that person on a spiritual level and it can hard for you to let them go. Suffering comes from relationships and sometimes others take advantage of you. Feeling betrayed by those you trust is a spiritual lesson. It is important to realize these experiences are part of the eighth house journey. You are meant to become a stronger person because of them. You are a survivor and have great healing strength and abilities. Even if you suffer and hit rock bottom you will rise up like the phoenix out of the ashes. Regeneration and healing are a blessing with the Moon placed here. You may cry yourself to sleep, depressed, lost, and tired, but eventually the warrior comes out. An inner strength lives inside you. No matter how low you feel, an inner voice tells you to rise up. This makes you stronger, healthier and happier.
You are a natural healer and are often drawn to careers that delve deeply into other people’s lives. You enjoy bringing the unconscious to conscious awareness. You excel in careers such as psychiatry, counseling, therapy, psychology, medicine, research, criminal work, detective work, coroner, mortuary director, and any metaphysical field. You have healing hands and benefit from studying Reiki, Pranic healing, and healing touch modalities. Working with energy and sending energy to others is something you might naturally be good at.
You may have lost your mother at a young age through unexpected death or your mother might be very controlling and possessive. Your relationship with your mother is intense and teaches you a lot about trust. You will inherit something from your mother or her side of the family. Inheriting land, property, possessions, money, or psychic abilities is a common eighth house experience. Spiritual gifts come from your mother’s side of the family such as a maternal grandmother or grandfather. Benefits come from females, and other people sacrifice things for your life to be better. Your financial success and material comfort will almost always come to you from someone else such as family, friends or your marriage partner.
Embrace the blessings that come your way. The Moon in the eighth house is a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that you will be a true healer and able to serve others in a deep way. The curse is that you feel a lack of depth in your relationships and feel that no one understands you. You get bored easily with others if they cannot hold the level of intensity that you need. You can become restless throughout your life. Looking for your “soul-mate” and deep intimacy becomes almost obsessive. Intimate partners lack something you need. You connect to others through sex and deep emotional interactions. Your emotional happiness is dependent upon being able to connect deeply with people. You need to realize that your feelings of loneliness will lessen once you begin to see your oneness with others and not your separateness. You are a true healer and need to use your gifts to help others heal and transform themselves. Through healing others, you heal yourself.