Eighth House in Astrology – Transformations


Last updated on December 4th, 2019 at 03:40 pm

The Eighth House in Vedic astrology is connected to everything hidden, such as hidden treasures, spirituality, hidden or occult knowledge, transformations, death, rebirth, and unexpected gains. The Eighth House is called Randhra Bhava in Vedic Astrology. It is all about hidden matters of life including our most vulnerable points and aspects. It belongs to the Spiritual Triangle or Moksha Trikona.

Death, Rebirth, and Transformation

Transformation and rebirth are the two important significations of this house. The energies from this house like to wound our weakest points, in order to make us stronger – this house is a blessing in disguise. It forces us to die internally in order to become reborn and transformed into a new beautiful form – just like a butterfly is transformed inside a cocoon. Moreover, these transformations are crucial in order to become spiritual.

Rejuvenation & Recycling

Rejuvenation and recycling is the mundane part of this house – recycling is very important in order to maintain a clean and beautiful Earth. Historical periods such as renaissance are also ruled by this house. These periods were highly transformational and rejuvenating.


The 8th house is commonly also known as the house of karma – the natural significator of Karma is Saturn, which in combination with the eighth house in Vedic astrology delivers the fruits of one’s past life deeds. Thanks to this house, no good or bad deed will escape with their corresponding results. These results always strike unexpectedly, without even feeling it coming – be it good or bad results.

Hidden Treasury

The eighth house in astrology is also partly related to wealth – hidden or unexpected wealth in particular. Inheritance is also governed by this house. Many times we witness people gaining resources unexpectedly and miraculously, this is all provided by the 8th house. Unexpected gains can be in form of an exponential increase in your stock values, in the form of inheritance, and winning a lottery jackpot. Many times we connect these gains as unearned gains, but actually, these gains are karmic, thus always related to the past. Maybe the Universe is trying to recompensate what has been taken away in the past lives. It can also mean that a person has had so much work that has been unrewarded in the past, or maybe they worked all life volunteering to charity. In conclusion, we can say that hidden wealth is related to this house.

Miracles of Life

Mysteries of life and hidden matters in life are related to the 8th house and the 8th zodiac sign Scorpio as per Vedic astrology. It also includes our hidden fears and knowledge – our thoughts that we don’t express to the world as they are our most vulnerable thoughts. Hidden knowledge such as Vedas and Astrology is also related to the 8th house, Scorpio and its ruler Mars – a positive 8th house can give a great talent for Astrology. A strong 8th house and Mars gives us perfect intuition to sense hidden matters such as hidden thoughts of others. In addition to that, a person with a strengthened intuition can sense the future and outcomes of others’ karmic deeds.

Malefic Effects

The 8th house naturally belongs to malefic house group – Dushtana Bhava. It means that all kind of miseries, loss of wealth, partner, accidents and long-term diseases are governed by this house.

Intuition & Occult Knowledge

In the case of a positive 8th house, it can also bestow many blessings such as excellent intuition, occult knowledge, good health, and longevity. A person with a great 8th house and lord respects others, the universe and witness a lot of miracles and becomes very spiritual. They can also become extraordinarily famous in life and this fame can last up to many centuries.

It is also called Ayu Bhava in Sanskrit, which means vitality and duration of life. The term Randhra means soft spot or opening. Randhra also translates to holes of the human body.

 Additional details related to the Eighth House in Astrology

  • 8th house is the 2nd house (house of the family) from 7th house – it signifies the family of your spouse.
  • Strong 8th house increases duration also in sexual activity. Increases sexual desires.
  • The 8th house also signifies the wealth of your spouse
  • It is connected with very long journeys and overseas journeys.
  • Body Parts – External sexual organs, 
  • The enjoyment of sexual pleasures belong to this house
  • Family Members – In-Laws

Planets related to this house

  • Mars – Natural ruler of the 8th zodiac sign Scorpio. It provides intuition and occult knowledge.
  • Saturn – Signifies Moksha or salvation, spirituality, miseries, troubles, unexpected gains, long-lasting fame, and longevity.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

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