We are on the 8th House. The 8th House is spoken of in whispers, as is the 12th. Old time Astrologers pronounced doom on those who had a heavy 8th House. Current Astrologers mitigate things, too much, in my humble opinion. The old timers may have been more right than current ones choose to acknowledge. Why bother to study Astrology if one couches everything in niceties?The true answers are somewhere in the middle.
The 8th House rules all things which are taboo If something would make a person turn his cocktail, upside down, at a cocktail party, the 8th House rules it. Think of what will make an entire room stop talking, that is the domain of the 8th. To be specific, the 8th House rules repressed emotions. Ingmar Bergman movies would be quintessential 8th House movies. A person who has an 8th House stellium may mature late, as they may have repressed emotions and passions. The 8th House is the House of Death. I have not studied much on this subject. However, a master Astrologer can predict death. I have seen it done. I am not at the level to even approximate that level of expertise. We will deal with the 8th House in terms of repressed taboo emotions and soul mate sexuality.
As with the other House Rulers, Ruler of the 8th traveling TO another House and residing within is, relatively, easy.
The Key words for the Ruler of the 8th putting his planet in to another house would be “Intense Intimacy”
R of the 8th in the 8th—-Again, any House Ruler in his own House makes this House a Life Theme.
R of the 8th in the 5th—the native brings his INTENSE INTIMACY” to the House of Play and Short Romances i.e flings. This is a Player aspect. I have seen it in almost every Player’ s chart I have done.
R of the 8th in the 9th–the native brings his INTENSE INTIMACY to intellectual pursuits. This may be a sublimation aspect. The realm of the intellect cannot hurt you, as a person can.
R of the 8th in the 10–the native may bring his INTENSE INTIMACY to his career. This could be the workaholic.
R of the 8th in the 3rd–the native may bring his INTENSE INTIMACY to communication methods. This may be a Stephen King type of writer. This may be a Lenny Bruce type of comedian. This may be an Ali G, even. Although, Ali G has a lighter kind of feel to his humor. He does deal with taboo subjects such as Religion and Sexuality.
Hi Ami, what would you say for ruler of the 8th in the 11th house? Would that be intense intimacy to social groups and friends? Thanks Ami, really enjoying reading through your ‘understanding house rulers’ series 🙂
His intimacy may not be something he really wants to share with one person but rather puts that energy into something else. Thanks for being so sweet Jak. You make my day 🙂
Hi Ami, I’ve just started reading astrology in this quarantine. Thanks for making these posts, they’re very helpful!!
My 8th rulers — Pluto and Mars, are in 12th and 11th, respectively. I saw on your previous post that 8th in 11th would mean that I may not want to share intimacy with 1 person and rather use it for something else. I have Jupiter in Sagittarius in my 12th (Sagittarius is my ASC)— would it somehow mean that intense intimacy is my weakness….? Or in my sorrow I would appreciate intimacy…?
In short, I have Jupiter and Pluto in my 12th house, which is also in my ASC Sagittarius, which would make Jupiter the chart ruler. (Please correct me if I’m wrong with the terminology).
Sorry I’m having trouble understanding this. Would really appreciate your help.
Stay safe during this pandemic!
I am not really clear on the question and would prolly need to do a chart reading to deal with house rulers, rather than just do it from a single question. If you would like to ask about 2 aspects, not chart rulers, I will try to help.
what would you say about some with the 8th and 5th house ruler in the first house? Mercury conjunct Uranus in Pisces in the first house. Aquarius rising. Virgo in 8th house and Gemini in 5th house. 8th house at 23 degree Virgo, 5th house at 24 degree Gemini and Ascendant at 20 degree Aquarius.
This is too complicated for the message board. I am sorry, my Friend