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.