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.

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Uranus in the Eighth House

When Uranus is placed in the eighth house, you are a person who finds freedom of expression in areas of the occult. You will be drawn to the mystical side of life and could have a fascination with death and rebirth. You enjoy change and you will embrace it as a challenge. You will experience many changes involving transformation and it seems like your entire personality goes through a rebirth experience. You can wake up and feel that you are not the same person you were before, but do not understand what happened.

You can experience vivid dreams, astral experiences and out of body experiences. You can have unexpected psychic visions and images that come to you out of the blue. It is important for you to write down your perceptions and visions, because you can use them to help others heal. You may experience the unexpected death of someone close to you at some time in your life. You will benefit financially through your marriage partner or family. Other people will play a big role in your material and financial wealth. You will inherit money unexpectedly at some time in your life. The money, property or goods you inherit will drastically change your life and livelihood. Change is a constant energy that you will experience and the more you learn to embrace it, the happier you will be.

You need to be careful about being too reckless. You can take unnecessary risks and enjoy the feel of adrenaline pumping through your veins. You enjoy being in dangerous situations because they make you feel alive. You need to be careful about speeding and driving recklessly. There is a risk for you to be injured in some way and you might possibly need surgery. You need to be careful around knifes and anything that is sharp. It is important to remember that you have control of your life. You need to settle down and focus so that you can prevent many unforeseen misfortunes. Take care of yourself and be careful when you are in dangerous situations.

Neptune in the Eighth House

When Neptune is in the eighth house, you are a person who is extremely sensitive and emotional. You are very compassionate and feel others pain easily. You have a strong imagination and potential to have visions of a spiritual nature. You have strange fantasies and are very interested in psychic phenomenon. You are naturally interested in the supernatural and believe in ghosts. You may have an innate fear of these supernatural forces, although you can’t resist studying about them. You want to learn as much as you can about the spiritual world. You want to understand the soul and what happens to your essence after you die. You may suffer emotionally because of your interests and imagination. You may feel that no one understands you and this may lead you to withdrawal from others and remain secretive. There is a chance that you will have powerful dreams and it is important for you to write your dreams down and use them as a guide in your waking life.

You have been wounded by someone you trusted and at some time in your life you will feel that you have been victimized sexually. Sexuality is a subject that fascinates you as well as brings you a lot of pain. You may prefer to have platonic love relationships where sexuality is not involved and you can sacrifice your sexual urges easily. You may also only want to have sex with people that are spiritual and it is important for you to be careful who you share intimacy with because of your sensitive nature. The act of sex bonds two souls together and if you share this with someone who is mentally unstable, addictive, or abusive it can cause you a lot of pain. Try to pick your sexual partners carefully and be cautious about sharing your body with others that you do not know well, because you are a person who experiences sex as a spiritual, energetic interaction.

You may suffer around the issue of other people’s resources. You may not receive an inheritance from someone you expected to take care of you. There can be a lot of misunderstood feelings around the resources of others. Your greatest test is to learn to see things from a spiritual perspective and to trust that everything happens for a reason.

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.

Sun in the Eighth House

When the Sun is placed in the eighth house, you are a person who hides your true nature. You are an extremely private and secretive person. From a young age you were someone who thought about the mysteries of life and the things that most people consider taboo. You often lie in your bed at night and think questions like, “What happens when I die?” and you are haunted by an awareness of the fragility of life. Death is fascinating to you and at a young age you have a deep understanding of this process, unlike many others in your life. You are someone who often experiences the death of a close family member or friend in your early years and this death changes you forever emotionally. Many of you will lose your father at a young age through physical death or symbolic death where your father is not a part of your life. Your greatest suffering comes from your deep emotional nature and your awareness of the spiritual realms that others find frightening. You are born a seer and have strong psychic abilities. You are blessed with the gift of intuition, deep dreams, and depth of empathy for the suffering of others.

You will benefit from your father or his side of the family and benefit financially from him. If your father dies while you are young, you could inherit property, land, money or some special talent from your father. Your inheritances are usually monetary, but it is often a psychic gift that your father has passed on to you such as telepathy, precognitive dreams or clairvoyance. You experience psychic experiences and things that you cannot explain and this often haunts you. You spend your life investigating, reading, and studying a wide range of metaphysical subjects and are always seeking to understand yourself better. You are a natural counselor and others are drawn to your intense energy and magnetism. Others are subconsciously drawn to you for support and instinctively know that they can share their deepest, darkest, secrets with you. You are used to others telling you private things about themselves and nothing seems to shock you. You are born a natural psychologist and can help bring out the strengths in others. On the other hand, you do not like sharing your own secrets with others unless you trust them. Trusting others is often difficult for you, because you feel that they will not understand or accept you.

You are a natural healer and have healing hands. Your energy is healing to those that are weak, sick, or wounded. You attract others into your life that can be draining and these individuals can suck the life force from you. Those that are outcasts or in pain are drawn to you like moths to the flame and once you understand why, you can control this phenomenon. You must always be careful of others motives and have strong boundaries with those in the environment. You are like a psychic sponge and absorb much that is going on around you and sometimes this can cause you great mental, psychological and physical stress. It is like you have an antenna that reaches out and picks up on all the unconscious thoughts, emotions and situations that are occurring around you. Sometimes you will think about things that bother you and most of these things you do not want to know. The fact is that you do know these things because you are intuitive. You feel people’s pain which is a gift, but can feel like a curse if you don’t learn to understand it. You are a healer and enjoy helping others less fortunate, but you do not have to save everyone in the world. Your greatest lesson is to learn not to take on other people’s pain or karma. You naturally feel the pain of others and should always strive to acknowledge that it is their pain, not your own.

Sometimes you need to be restrictive about who you allow into your life and who you spend your time with. You must surround yourself with positive, spiritual individuals or you will feel lonely. You always feel different than other people and feel like you are from another world. In large groups you might be laughing with friends and outwardly social, but within yourself you always carry a wound and that wound is a feeling of separateness. This feeling of being different from others is true in many ways, but if you can begin to see that you are truly connected with others you can shift that feeling into someone much more profound. You can begin to see your oneness with all of those around you and find a deeper spiritual connection with others in your life.

You are drawn into career fields such as law enforcement, psychiatry, massage therapy, counseling, detective work and any field that deals with death in some way. You enjoy working behind the scenes and communicating and thinking about things unknown. You enjoy making the unconscious more conscious to yourself and others. People are either extremely drawn to you or they are uncomfortable around you because they sense that you know all their secrets, which you often do. Sexuality is often a big issue for you. You desire to be intimate with others but often find yourself feeling lonelier as you grow older. You suffer from intimacy and sexual wounds that might have occurred in your early years. If you were victimized in your life at some time sexually, it can be difficult for you to trust and share yourself physically with others. Your greatest healing comes from facing this pain and trying to transform it into your true gift, which is that of a wounded healer. Through your own suffering and pain you are able to truly empathize and understand others pain. This makes you a formidable opponent and a warrior for the rights of others. Unfortunately, sexuality is a strong learning lesson for you and many of you will either be highly sexual or asexual and can become restrictive of sex. Sex is either there or not there for you in your life. Sex becomes all or nothing for you.

You have a strong and powerful presence and when you walk into the room people notice you. Others are drawn to your magnetism and the air of mystery you carry. Your presence can bring out others secrets and all things that are hidden. Others need to be careful about hurting you because once someone betrays your trust, then you can cut them off forever. You are not a light hearted person and you value loyalty and honesty above all else.

Your father taught you a lot about finances and suffering. In some way, you were wounded by your father and at times feel that there is no way to heal from it. The truth is that the more you help others heal in your life, the more you heal yourself. You are truly blessed with healing abilities and healing hands. If you have not studied energy healing modalities such as Reiki, Pranic Healing, or Healing Touch, at some time in your life someone will guide you into this direction. Your life will never be dull and with each passing year, you will grow in wisdom, and will become a truly spiritual person.