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.