Mercury in Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)

When Mercury is placed in the eighth house, you are a person who hides their thoughts and ideas from others. It is difficult for you to trust someone because you are a very private person. Blessed with a perceptive mind seeing through fakeness, superficiality, and verbal accolades is a gift. There is a need for conversation that’s deep and meaningful. You enjoy probing the minds of others and enjoy trying to figure out if others are telling you the truth. Mental games and exercises strengthen the mind. Mental connections lead to greater emotional connections.

Born as an imaginative thinker, you excel by diving deep into complex subjects and solving problems. Understanding how things work on a deeper level brings comfort. Your mind is like a sponge absorbing everything going on in the environment. This ability can lead to confusion, irritability, and depression. You pick up other people’s thoughts easily and it’s hard to differentiate your own thoughts. Psychically gifted, you might have the ability to read minds, although you may not even realize it. Gifted with listening to others you are able to help others who have problems to share. Others like to discuss their secrets and similar spiritual interests with you. You enjoy talking with others about important life matters such as life, death, love, finances, and property.

You make an excellent psychologist or counselor. You have communication abilities that pull out the truth in others. Sensing what is going on with others, you are able to verbalize the words they need to hear. Your gift of expression touches others on a deep emotional level. If you like someone you may never tell them directly. Internalizing your anger can lead to explosions where you use your sharp tongue and lash out at others. Writing down your intense thoughts and ideas in a journal would be beneficial. Writing is a good stress reliever.

Enjoyment comes through reading detective books, mystery novels, and metaphysical books on topics such as astrology, tarot, numerology, and healing. It is important to discuss spiritual topics with people who are trusted and who challenge your belief system. You would benefit by studying the paranormal and researching mystical phenomena.

Mars in the Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)

When Mars is placed in the eighth house, you are a person who has a strong sexual nature. You often find yourself involved in relationships that are deep and highly sexual. Bonding with someone on a physical level makes it difficult to ever let go of that person. You become jealous, angry, obsessive and find yourself drawn to intense, unhealthy relationships. You enjoy pushing people to the breaking point and can be reckless in your dealings with others. Temper flare-ups and emotional outbursts are common. Living on the edge, seeking an adrenaline rush through speeding, skydiving, and risky behavior can lead to accidents. You are an intensely passionate person who experiences dramatic shifts in emotion although you try to repress them. There is a need to control your intense feelings and keep things hidden from others. You can be fiercely private and reclusive when you feel vulnerable. On the other hand you can lash out at others in a fiery rage of anger.

Exercising regularly and having a physical outlet for all of your intense energy will help balance emotions. Repressing your emotions, sexual urges, and desires can make you vulnerable to illness. Avoiding extremes and finding a healthy balance should be part of your self-care plan. You’re known for restricting yourself of things or overindulging in them because you are an “all or nothing” type of person.

Intuitive, insightful, perceptive and blessed with a strong imagination you have a gift for digging up secrets. You can excel in police or detective work where you can serve behind the scenes in some way. You have an inquisitive mind and an eye for detail. Researching and delving deeply into topics that require investigative skills suit your personality. People are drawn to you and like to share their problems. To process your complex emotional nature, you need alone time. Experiencing conflicts with family over inheritances, land, wills, and the material resources of someone close to you is common. There can be challenges with the marriage partner. You may inherit money from your father, grandfather or through a male family member. You might have to battle to claim what was given to you or may be cut out of someone’s will because of your aggressive behavior.

You can have special talents and are attracted to the healing fields such as medicine, massage therapy, psychology, and any field dealing with other people’s resources. If you do not feel deeply connected with others or if you are not able to dig deeply into situations, you can become bored and restless. You are sensitive to other people’s emotions, especially anger, rage, jealousy and resentment. With practice and time, you can become a powerful force of change in the lives of others.

Jupiter in the Eighth House

When Jupiter is in the eighth house, you are a person who is blessed with intuition and other people’s resources.  Out of all the placements of Jupiter, this is the most beneficial.  You will be taken care of financially and materially by others in your life.  This is the placement of inheritance and you will often inherit property, money, possession or a special gift from someone in your family or your spouse.  You will benefit from the sacrifices of others and they will give up things in their own life in order for you to succeed.  You may have a grandparent who saves their money for you to attend college.  Your parents might give up going to college themselves in order for you to go and they decide to pay your rent when you are in college.  Many blessings will be bestowed on you throughout your life and you will benefit by embracing this fact.  Sometimes you might feel guilty about what others give to you, but you have to overcome these feelings.  You need to understand that you are destined to benefit from others success and generosity.  The more you allow others to give to you and be thankful, the more you will begin to understand this placement. 
    You may be a person who has to sacrifice things in your own life at some time.  Many times people with this placement will have to give up things important to them, especially things that they know are not helping them grow.  Once you give up the very thing you think you need, the miracles of the universe will start working in your life.  Your greatest dreams and wishes will start to come true.  You will realize that by letting go of things and through your own pain, you grow and more abundance is bestowed upon you.  For instance, you may have had a relationship partner that was a bad influence in your life, treated you badly, disrespected you, but you still loved them.  You may have felt intuitively that you needed to let them go and end the relationship, but you were unable to end it.  Through pain and heartache you were pushed to the limit and finally had to end the relationship.  As soon as you truly let that person go, release them, allow yourself to move on; that is when the blessing will arrive.  You will receive an answer, a gift, or a special present from the universe that uplifts you.  You benefit through allowing yourself to release the old and make way for the new. 
    This placement is very powerful and you are born with psychic abilities.  You might have the gifts of dreams, clairvoyance or you may be able to feel other people’s motive.  Your intuitive gift is important to share with the world.  The more you share your perceptions and insights, the more you will grow spiritually.  You will have many spiritually awakening experiences throughout your life and are someone who is lucky.  You are lucky because you will always know that there is something outside yourself guarding you, watching you, teaching you.  You know you are here for a reason and many people are not as fortunate as you to be shown this truth.

Venus in the Eighth House (Excerpt from Phoenixes & Angels)

When Venus is placed in the eighth house, you are focused on keeping your love nature secret and private. You will benefit through the marriage partner and tend to marry someone of a higher financial status than yourself. Blessings come through romantic partners. Your love nature is deep, possessive, and intense. When you fall in love you don’t take it lightly. Intimacy and trust are crucial in order for you to feel comfortable with a partner. Before you can become sexually active with a partner, you will wait until they gain your trust. You struggle with trusting others and find it difficult to show vulnerability with your partner. Before sharing intimate feelings, you will want to know how others feel. You can feel insecure at times because of being afraid of being hurt. Relationships are all or nothing for you. A high level of commitment and loyalty from your partner is needed and expected. You can become jealous, vengeful, and aggressive if you feel mistreated or betrayed.

Secretive individuals are attractive as well as those who work behind the scenes in some way. The partners you attract are often involved with law enforcement, detective work, psychiatry, counseling, and career fields where psychological depth is involved. You are attracted to intense and passionate individuals. In relationships you are passionate and possessive of your partner. You expect a high level of depth in your relationship and if you do not experience that you will cut ties. You feel most relationships are superficial and prefer to be alone. You cannot tolerate superficiality in your intimate relationships and are not a casual dater. You enjoy a one-on-one relationship that is stable and serious. Marrying someone solely based on their financial status is common with this placement. You are attracted to people who have money, wealth, and status. If a partner struggles financially, it will turn you off, even if you love them. Be cautious about marrying someone solely based on their financial success and wealth. Chemistry and attraction are also important aspects of a long-lasting relationship.

You attract partners that are wounded in some way. Falling in love with others comes easily if you feel needed. Be careful and think about the differences between love and pity. Sometimes you can believe that you are in love but it’s actually your own intuitive ability of feeling others’ pain. Connecting to others’ pain often brings you a partner that is unstable, unhealthy or unreliable. You may learn this the hard way and feel victimized at some time in your life. Sex and love go hand and hand which requires a deep emotional connection. Sacrificing your own feelings for others and avoiding red flags in relationships can bring heartache. When you have sex with a partner you develop a strong attachment and bond that can be difficult to break. Be cautious about who you share intimacy with because you can feel taken advantage of. You need emotional depth in your relationships in order to find fulfillment and happiness.

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.

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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Pluto Through the Astrological Houses

The planet Pluto represents intense change, death, transformation and healing. The position of Pluto shows where you have to suffer and where you have a deep wound. The wound Pluto causes is experienced in your childhood. Whichever house Pluto is placed will reveal where your wound is found and how you can heal it. Pluto shows were you have intense emotions and shows where you will be transformed. Pluto will bring change into your life and this change is important because it helps you grow as a person. Pluto rules energy healing, psychological healing and emotional rebirth. Pluto is associated with Scorpio and rules death and transformation. Pluto forces us to grow, forgive and release the past which binds us to our pain. It helps us heal ourselves on a deep level and the changes Pluto brings into our life will always be helpful for our spiritual growth.

Pluto in the First House

When Pluto is placed in the first house, you are a person who has an intense, magnetic appearance. When you walk into the room, people notice you immediately. You are a powerful person and a strong opponent. Other people are either extremely drawn to you or they are afraid of you. Many people will run in the opposite direction. You will find that people either love you or hate you instantly. There is something about you that people fear and it’s your energy. You give off an intense, powerful energy and people are afraid you will know their secrets. Your presence makes people feel vulnerable and your energy brings out all the painful, hidden emotions, and emotional pain they have repressed. You influence others in the environment and you may feel that you prefer to be alone. You feel everything in the environment and are extremely psychic and intuitive. You can see deeply into situations and often know what is going on with others without them having to say a word. You are very secretive about your own nature and personal problems. You are a natural healer and people who are wounded are drawn to you.

Pluto in the Second House

When Pluto is placed in the second house, you are a person who will experience dramatic changes with your finances. You may feel unsettled when it comes to your money and possessions. You always have a feeling that things could change at any moment, which they often do. You are destined to experience the loss of material and security things at some time in your life. This loss will enable you to accumulate and regenerate more finances and possessions in the future. You may lose at times, but you can also gain increased wealth in the process. Your values and priorities will be forced to change throughout your life. Your sense of security is always threatened and you constantly feel uneasy and have a feeling that something could happen to make you feel uncomfortable. You like to feel comfortable and secure, but Pluto in this house makes you feel unsettled. You can never feel the level of stability and security that you long for.

You may lose your possessions in a fire or some type of tragedy. This experience will forever change you and the way you view security issues. You will be reborn and become a stronger person based on what you have to go through. You will learn that money does not necessarily make you happy. You have to embrace change into your life and know that it is a part of your own soul growth. You may inherit money, possessions and land from someone when they die. You have a powerful ability to attract the things you desire. When you truly begin to not care if you lose things, this is when you will begin to find more stability in your life. You will find that things work out better for you.

Pluto in the Third House

When Pluto is in the third house, you are a person who enjoys deep and powerful conversations with others. You like to communicate with others about topics that are deep and meaningful. You are good at getting others to open up to you about their problems. You prefer to keep your own problems private and do not readily trust others. Others may feel that you are secretive or that you never really open up to them. You have a desire to delve deeply into issues and to try to figure out what makes people tick. You are good at undercover communication and researching subjects that are mysterious.

You are a powerful communicator and command the attention of others. When you speak, people will listen to you. You help people change the way they view communication and information. You may have a great writing ability and are able to write about spiritual topics such as death, metaphysics, spirits or healing. You will enjoy teaching others about topics that interest you. You can go to extremes in your communication with others. One day you may want to talk for hours about topics that interest you and then the next day you will want to be quiet and reclusive.

You may have had a sibling who died at a young age. You may not have understood what happened to them and you may blame yourself. You carry loneliness within your heart, especially if you did not have any other siblings. You carry a wound that revolves around expressing yourself in words. You may have had a stuttering problem when you were younger and people made fun of you. You have to learn to heal yourself from the losses you experienced and learn to trust others again. You have to learn that you can express yourself without being tormented. The more you communicate and write, the more you will heal yourself.

Pluto in the Fourth House

When Pluto is placed in the fourth house, you are a person who obsesses about your home and family. You have a tendency to go to extremes with your family and you may feel that your family was not supportive of you. There is often some type of loss that occurs in your childhood. You may have lost one of your parents at a young age through death or divorce. Your home life was tumultuous and there were many intense changes that took place in your home. You never really felt safe in your own home and might have distanced yourself from your family. You probably preferred to spend time at your friend’s houses because you felt safer there. There was always a feeling that something bad was going to happen in your home. The energy was intense and explosive.

You may have witnessed your parents fighting in the home and this could have led to physical violence at some point. Something profound happened when you were a child and this is where your wound is. You may have had a sibling or close family member die at a young age. The death impacted the entire family and there was a huge hole that was hard to replace. You may have been victimized by a family member sexually or someone in your home might have been sexually abused. The home life was full of secrets and there was always a feeling that something was going on, but no one would ever talk about it. These experiences are typical with Pluto in the fourth house. You are wounded, but are meant to heal yourself and be reborn again. Your healing comes from forgiving your family and creating your own home and family.

You have developed a way to protect yourself from your repressed childhood memories. As these memories are re-experienced you may need to talk to a counselor or someone who you can trust. You are supposed to heal these memories and learn to understand your experiences. You are not supposed to keep them locked away in a closet. You are meant to open them and face them in a healthy way. You can heal yourself and create the loving family you desire. You just have to make sure that you let go of the past and learn to move into a brighter future with your own family.

Pluto in the Fifth House

When Pluto is placed in the fifth house, you are a person who experiences powerful sexual attractions and romantic feelings. You have a strong desire to express yourself in a dramatic way. You are romantic and need strong passions to continue a relationship. You get bored easily in relationships, unless there is an abundance of chemistry and love. You go to extremes in your relationships and your emotions are either on or off. You can be totally attracted to a person one minute and then you can be repulsed the next day. Your mood can change easily and your feelings are always growing, evolving, and transforming.

You may have a strong desire to work with children in some way. Children will be a source of healing for you and can help you heal your own inner child. You have a powerful energy that draws children to you and they will naturally like you. You may have difficulties conceiving your own children and may experience miscarriage at some time in your life. Your life will be transformed if you become a parent and you will be very protective of your own children.

Your romantic relationships are especially unstable and you can attract possessive, controlling, intense partners. You need to be strong and try to learn to have healthy boundaries. You can experience unexpected, intense attractions to the opposite sex and this can get you into trouble. You are prone to having secret love affairs and many times these relationships will end in disaster. Many people will get hurt in the process and you could possibly divorce because of your secretive relationships being exposed. Whatever you try to hide has a tendency to be called out and shown for all to see. You will benefit by developing self-control and by learning not to act on all of your intense desires.

Pluto in the Sixth House

When Pluto is placed in the sixth house, you are a person who works intensely. You have a tendency to become obsessive at work and can become a workaholic. You make your work your life and take it very seriously. You are intense in the work environment and have a powerful impact on co-workers. People at work will be intimidated by you and feel threatened by your intensity. You can become angry at others if they do not have the same level of passion that you do at work. You need to realize that others are not always going to be like you, you have to learn to let yourself relax. You need time to heal your body from the physical demands you put on it.

You can be obsessed with your health, cleanliness, and diet. You may have obsessive-compulsive tendencies and can force yourself to be perfect. You often express these tendencies in the work environment or with your health. You will experience many changes with your health and the way you view work. You will go through miniature deaths and rebirths that force you to change the way you take care of your body. You may be drawn to the medical field and you might be interested in energy work and Reiki energy healing. You benefit from any career that allows you to delve deeply into things such as psychotherapy, research, politics, science, and anything related to death and dying.

You can be an intense person to work with and many of your co-workers are afraid of you. You give off a powerful, confident energy and this is important for you to understand. Many people may want to get to know you better, but the energy you transmit makes them think you are not interested in them. You will benefit by taking the time to get to know others that you work with and show them you genuinely care. You are a powerful worker and can accomplish much with intensity and stamina. Just make sure that you do not isolate everyone around you, because you might find yourself alone once you reach the top.

Pluto in the Seventh House

When Pluto is placed in the seventh house, you are a person who has intense and stormy relationships. Your greatest wound comes from intimate relationships, especially your marriage partner. You have a great desire to marry and have companionship and then on the other hand you feel like you want to be alone. You go to extremes in relationships and need to find a balance. If you marry, you will have an intense relationship with your marriage partner. You have a temper and your anger can erupt violently towards those you love. You go to extremes when your emotions are ignited. You can thrive in conflict and enjoy arguing or you may ignore it completely. You are an all or nothing person and when you are happy with your partner, you will either love them completely or hate them tremendously. Your partners will always be afraid of you, after they see your two sided nature. It is like you have two different people living inside your body. You are aware of both of them, but sometimes you cannot control them.

You may attract abusive, possessive and powerful partners who might abuse you either emotional, physically or mentally. You may find it hard to break away from this type of partner, because there is part of you that craves intensity, excitement and passion. You may find yourself in a domestic violence type of situation where you are the victim and can easily turn into the offender. You may have to end many relationships before you find a healthy one. Many people with this placement will divorce at some time in their life. The ending of a marriage is symbolic of you healing your relationship wound and transforming yourself into a new person. You have to suffer in relationships at some time in your life, but it is part your mission. You will heal this wound by finding a healthy, compassionate, loyal partner. You can have a marriage and partnership but you need to make sure you have learned the lessons of this placement.

You may also attract powerful business partners or find that others want to partner with you in business. You need to be cautious about partnering with others as the relationship can end suddenly and abruptly. You can experience conflict with business partners and experience issues with power and control. As long as you have the position of authority, you can choose business partners that will help you grow. You can choose to partner with others that can bring you power, luck, and success. You are destined to experience change, loss, rebirth and transformation through your intimate relationships. You will become a stronger person based on all the experiences that you go through.

Pluto in the Eighth House

When Pluto is placed in the eighth house, you are a person who is born with a powerful intuition and psychic abilities. You are a natural born healer and are drawn to the energy healing fields such as Reiki and Pranic healing. Others are drawn to your intense energy and you impact the environment that you are in. You will draw people that need help and healing. Others are attracted to you like moths are to the flame. You may not understand why other people want to be around you when you are younger. As you get older, you will become aware of your powerful energy and learn how to use it to help others.

You have the ability to make inner changes within yourself, making your personality more powerful. You have a highly sexual nature and strong desire for passion. You can go to extremes with sexual activity and enjoy powerful sexual games. You will either have a lot of sexual activity in your life or none at all. Your sexuality experiences extremes of hot and cold. You have to feel a deep connection to someone to desire to be intimate with them physically. You are a natural psychologist and can see the motives of others clearly. You are often able to help people with their problems easily and you are perceptive of what they need to hear. You are able to bring out other people’s secrets. Others will feel vulnerable around you and they feel as if everything that they have repressed, you have called out of hiding. Your presence and energy makes others face all the darker, hidden things in their personality.

You are fascinated with death and the afterlife. You want to understand what happens to the body after death and the process of soul evolution. You may want to study near-death experiences, metaphysics, occultism and any field that helps you understand the purpose of life. From a young age, you understood death and had an innate awareness of your own immortality. You might have been afraid at times to die or obsessed about death. This is a normal process of this placement and is your emotional wound. Your wound is your knowledge of the fragility of life and the awareness that life changes and must end for all of us one day. As you get older you can heal this wound by becoming more spiritual. Your own understanding of the laws of the universe will help you overcome your wound and you will become a wounded healer.

Pluto in the Ninth House

When Pluto is in the ninth house, you are a person who has a strong desire to study and learn as much as possible. You are an intense student and are very competitive in your learning environment. You are self-motivated and can push yourself extremely hard in your studies. You are interested in subjects such as spirituality, mysticism, death and archeology. You enjoy traveling to places that are historic and have religious significance, like Egypt and Greece. You might go through periods where you have an intense craving for travel and then other times you may wish to stay still. You have a restless nature that craves knowledge and deep understanding. You need to study and learn things that are deep and meaningful.

You are attracted to religion and philosophy. You will enjoy transforming your beliefs and will probably break away from the religion that you were raised with. Your wound comes from your religious background and journey. You may have had to change the way you view the world and what you believe happens when we die. These fundamental questions probably haunted your mind and made it difficult for you to continue believing what you thought was truth. Your beliefs were stripped from you and you felt a sudden, drastic change in your beliefs about the world. You can heal your wound by embracing other religions, philosophies, beliefs and cultures. You will learn to heal yourself through travel to spiritual destinations that are transforming.

You need to be cautious about getting involved in cults or religious orders that try to use control over you. You are drawn to intensity and at some time in your life you may get sucked into an unhealthy religious group. They may try to use your beliefs against you or as a way of controlling you. You need to make sure that you always think for yourself and be strong in what feels right to you within. Throughout your life, your beliefs will always be transforming and changing.

Pluto in the Tenth House

When Pluto is placed in the tenth house, you are a person who has a strong desire to achieve a successful career. You are ambitious and work hard to achieve your goals. You like for transform your work environment and can be a great catalyst for change. You have a powerful presence and need to be on stage or in the public arena. You can charm others easily and bring them to your side. You are drawn to powerful positions and enjoy being in a leadership role. You are drawn to career fields such as medicine, research, psychology or criminal justice. You may work as a police officer or detective, where you can work behind the scenes to change the lives of others.

Your relationship with your father is where you suffer a wound. Your father might have died when you were younger or there was something that transformed your relationship. You may have experienced a lot of conflict with your father and arguments over power. You may have felt that your father was controlling you or trying to make you live your life the way he wanted it to be. You can learn to heal this wound by forging your own path and by living the career you have always desired. The success that you will have in your career will help you understand that the pain you felt from your father was a pain that you needed to push you to achieve your goals.

This placement makes it difficult for you to stay in a boring job. You need constant change and growth in your career field and you might feel that you need to change jobs often to experience that level of change that you are comfortable with. Your jobs can change often and sometimes you will not be able to work at the same place, because you feel something has died. You can find it difficult to work somewhere when the energy is stagnant and dormant. You need to feel like you are growing inwardly and outwardly. There may be times when you feel an intense energy come into your life and force you to change your career or job. At some time in your life, you may completely change your career path. Whatever choices you make will be for you to continue to grow and evolve.

Pluto in the Eleventh House

When Pluto is in the eleventh house, you are a person who desires to be a part of a group. You may have an intense desire to be a part of a powerful group. You can be a strong influence in groups and enjoy taking the leadership role. You enjoy the feeling of power that you get from influencing groups of people. You may try to control your friends and have a hard time letting them go. You are extreme in your friendships and are either extremely loyal or extremely aloof. You do not make friends easily and many people are intimidated by you. Only certain types of people will be strong enough to be friends with you. Your energy is intense and many friendships will end in your life. Many people can not handle your strong energy. You can be possessive of your friends and they may feel that you do not trust them. You are good at getting your friends to tell you all their secrets. Although, you never like to reveal too much about your own personal life to them. You can be extremely sensitive when you are in groups and pick up on the undercurrents that go on in those situations. You easily pick up on the secrets that others are keeping and intuitively know when a friend is hiding something from you.

You put intense effort into achieving your hopes, wishes and dreams. You throw all of your being into the things that you like. You can give your all to things that you want to achieve, which makes success easy for you. You create change in groups and have a desire to change society in some way. You want to have a lasting impact on the world and make an important discovery to change the way society does things. You do not always know what you want to do, but you feel an inner urge driving you to find it.

Your wound comes from friendships and groups. You need to feel that you can rely on your friends and trust them. It takes a lot to earn your total trust and you always distrust others motives. You have been wounded in your younger days by people who you thought were your friends. Someone may have hurt you and lied to you. This caused you to doubt others character and motives. As you get older, you will learn to heal this wound with wisdom. You will have the perception and intuition to accurately judge others before you befriend them. You can screen potential friends and make sure that they are as loyal as you are. You can heal this wound with patience and by understanding that no one is perfect. You are destined to have strong and intense friends in your life. You will never be alone, even if you desire to at times.

Pluto in the Twelfth House

When Pluto is in the twelfth house, you are a person who hides your powerful feelings. You like to hide who you really are. You prefer working behind the scenes and like influencing things secretly. You often have a powerful position and give orders to others behind the scenes. No one will ever truly realize the power you have in the world, because you like to hide the influence you have. You have a very secretive nature and are always hiding from others. You have intense and passionate emotions that you try to hide and this can lead to secret love affairs. You can become obsessed with your romantic feelings and find it hard to concentrate. You can become addicted to your own emotions and develop unhealthy relationships with others that are difficult to end.

You are born with psychic abilities and a deep understanding about life. You are naturally spiritual and seek time alone to meditate, write and think about spiritual issues. You can have time where you can deny yourself and give up things for your spiritual path. You have intense sexual desires and may try to become celibate as a test to yourself. You like to push the limits and you enjoy feeling the adrenaline of intense emotional interaction. You are a passionate person and you enjoy risk taking behaviors. You need to be careful about getting involved in drugs or alcohol. You can become addicted easily to substances and find it hard to give them up. You bottle up your emotions and keep them secret from others, which can lead to escapism. You feel a powerful need to escape from the world into your imagination or through alcohol. You feel anger intensely and sometimes it turns into a rage that you try to repress and hide. Make sure you learn how to express your powerful emotions in a healthy way, because if not you could become sick.

You will benefit by studying anything spiritual. You need to feel a connection to God and this is where your wound begins. Your relationship with your father was possibly strained or non-existent. Your father might have had an addiction to alcohol, a mental illness or may have died at a young age. You must learn how to heal and love yourself. You may feel that you do not have a physical father and this causes you immense pain and suffering. You will heal your wound when you learn to turn your face towards God, who is your true father. You are destined to seek a spiritual connection with the universe and this will help you heal your inner wounds.

Planets in the 8th Astrological House: Your Greatest Weakness

When planets are in the eighth house at birth or through transit there are challenges that test you and growth comes through difficult experiences.  The experiences in the eighth house help us become closer to ourselves and our soul. The eighth house is related to hidden things and planets here make us more secretive, private, mysterious and deep.  The eighth house is place with dark deep waters where we don’t always see clearly. 

The eighth house is a water house and ruled by the planet Pluto.  The sign Scorpio is associated with the eighth house giving it a heightened intensity.  Planets here create a seeker and what I call a deep soul diver.  A soul with a desire to dive deep into the depths of the self and bring forth all the things that are often kept secret.  There are many issues hidden under the water such as repressed emotions, thoughts and behaviors. 

Many issues that people are uncomfortable discussing such as sexuality, death and loss are things that eighth house people naturally understand.  Understanding comes from personal experience.  Depending on which planets are in your eighth house it will show where you have your greatest weakness.  The eighth house is where you are tested.  It is where you will come face to face with your shadow self and the part of yourself that is hidden from other people.

There are often personality traits and things about yourself that is hidden so deep that you are not even aware of it.  
I realized recently that my own planets in the eighth house showed where my greatest weakness and challenges were.  I finally saw the connection between the planet placements in the eighth as well as the eighth house transits I had experienced and lived through.  Figuring out what your greatest weakness is comes easily when you look at the planets in your eighth house.  If you don’t have planets in the eighth house, you will want to look at the sign on the cusp of the eighth.      

Your greatest weakness can be a person, emotion, behavior or thoughts.  It can be how you deal with emotions, how you show love, family troubles, work, unhealed trauma, grief or pain.  These types of intense situations are often part of the eighth house weakness.  You might not realize what your greatest weakness is yet but by looking at the individual planets in the eighth house you can start to pay more attention. 

When the Sun is in the eighth house your greatest weakness can be something associated with your identity.  It can also involve something that has to do with your father or the father’s side of the family.  Inheriting something from your father or from their family such as personality traits, secretiveness, addiction, anger or psychic abilities is common.  When the Moon is in the eighth the emotional nature and emotional vulnerability can be the greatest weakness.  The Moon represents the mother figure and sometimes there are difficulties concerning mothering or lack of nurturing.  You might be very attached to your mother but there are often emotional issues involving heartbreak and trust.   There can be painful transformative experiences with the Moon here and this makes you a very sensitive person with empathic abilities.  Your greatest weakness could be controlling your emotions and learning to protect yourself from being taken advantage of by others. 

When Venus is in the eighth house your greatest weakness usually has something to do with how you show and express love.  It also affects the type of people that you are attracted to.  Venus in the eighth is a very deep placement that craves intimacy and deep bonding with another person.  You might also struggle with self-esteem and appearance.   Mercury represents your mind, thoughts and beliefs.  In the eighth house it can manifest as obsessive thoughts that create anxiety, worry and negativity.  This placement can make you a serious type of thinker who struggles with expressing yourself.  You might find it difficult to talk about how you feel because finding the words and trusting other people can be a challenge.  You might have a wound involving sharing personal information and feeling betrayed by others who repeated it.  This weakness can make you withdraw and hide your true thoughts from others.

When Mars is in the eighth it creates a very powerful drive and passion.  Sometimes there are struggles with intimacy, suppressing strong urges and then the energy explodes unexpectedly.  Mars here also involves the types of people you feel sexually attracted to and you are attracted to dominant personalities.  The desire to have passion can cause relationship difficulties.   Jupiter in the eighth from my experience is a positive placement.  It can protect you from the darker more complicated eighth house energy.  There is also another side to Jupiter besides bringing positivity, good luck, good fortune and inheritance.  It can make you extremely giving and kind.  Sometimes people will take you for granted or take advantage of your kindness.  It can be hard for you to turn people away and you enjoy helping others which can be a weakness.  You can become drained easily because you are very giving of your time, energy and thoughts.  Be cautious about loaning people money and sacrificing yourself for others.  Jupiter is very protective but can make you too trusting of others.  Understanding yourself is what is important so you can develop stronger boundaries. 

Saturn in the eighth can create a restrictive energy making you afraid of bonding with others.  You might repress your true nature, restrict expression of love and passion.  This placement can make you feel very serious and overly strict.  A strong sense of duty that can turn into a burden is common.  Saturn here is focused on practical matters and finances but especially being in control.  Trying to control people and the outcome of situations is your greatest weakness. 

Neptune in the eighth house makes you very psychic and open to energy in your surroundings.  You are like a light that attracts people to you that need healing.  There could be escapist tendencies and a desire to numb yourself from heavy eighth house energy through alcohol, drugs, relationships and sex.  A sensitivity to other people’s problems, lack of boundaries and a desire to escape from painful emotions are common with this placement.  Your greatest weakness is absorbing other people’s emotions such as depression, anxiety and sadness because your psychic abilities are wide open.   When Uranus is in the eighth house there is an unexpected energy that shakes up your life and causes intense change.  Experiencing many ups and down of emotions and being blindsided is a common experience.  Most people like comfort and stability.  Feeling out of control and like your life is turned upside down can happen with Uranus here.  Experiencing unhealed wounds unexpectedly and facing things you felt you had already healed is common.  Your greatest weakness could be that you get used to unexpected changes that you avoid stability and believe that you must shake things up when things start to feel stable.

Pluto in the eighth house makes you perceptive and psychic with a desire to hide things from others.  You can see through other people and are a very deep person.  Serious and cautious about showing vulnerability you tend to repress emotions.  You can see other people’s weaknesses well, but your own weaknesses are often hidden from you.  Other people can trigger your weaknesses and bring them out to the surface.  Pluto wants to have total power and control over its emotions.  Your greatest weakness would be difficulty trusting anyone and preferring to be alone to do things your own way.  There is always a fear of being totally vulnerable and dependent on anyone. Another important eighth house placement that I like to focus on is Chiron.  Even though Chiron is not an actual planet I have found that it has a profound impact on our lives.  Chiron is the wounded healer and when it is placed in the eighth house you will experience wounds through intimacy and love relationships.  When Chiron is in the eighth house your greatest weakness if often giving your trust to people who don’t deserve it.  The lesson of this placement is to heal your own wounds so you can truly help others heal.  Identifying your greatest weakness is important and it can be different for everyone experiencing eighth house transits or birth chart placements.