What does 8th House Lord in 8th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 8th house of the natal birth chart is located in its own sign, it means to have this planetary combination.

As a general result of this combination, the significations of the 8th house, such as transformations, spirituality, hidden talents, occult sciences, everything hidden or underneath the surface, darkness, fears (fearlessness positively), everything uncertain & unexpected, as well as hidden treasures, unearned wealth, longevity, etc are strengthened as a planet in its own sign supports and increases benefic outcomes of the house involved.

More on the 8th house

The 8th house is a malefic house and is called a Dusthana Bhava for the same reason as per sidereal Vedic astrology. Usually, the placement of malefic house lord in a house causes damage but in this case, it protects the house and promotes positive results out of the significations of the 8th house.

With that being said, a planet in own sign does not have a dispositor or guide planet. It makes the 8th house lord its own guide and rule creator in the 8th house.

In fact, this combination of an 8th house ruler in the 8th house creates a special planetary combination which is called Sarala Viparita Raja Yoga. The general function of this combination is to create obstructions to obstructions in order to promote better outcomes and protect the native from the malefic energies of the 8th house.

In addition to that, the 8th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona the energies of which concentrate on achieving spiritual enlightenment. Hence, as the given lord is in its own sign in the given house, it strongly supports spiritual awakening.

Results of 8th House Lord in 8th House

Increased Longevity

In classical scripture Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, it is mentioned that individuals with this combination have increased longevity.

This effect is provided by the fact that the 8th house signifies longevity. At the same time, the given house becomes stronger as the 8th ruler is in the 8th house.

As a result, auspicious outcomes are produced out of the given significance and the longevity of the native with this combination is increased.

On the other hand, it is important to remember that the 8th house also signifies reasons for passing away which means that not always this combination promotes great longevity, depending on overall chart influences on the given house.

Sarala Viparita Raja Yoga

As mentioned above, Sarala Yoga is formed. Sarala is given as a name to this combination as the 8th house lord is involved.

Another classical source, Phaldipika, lists out the effects provided by this special, intense, and powerful planetary combination.

Valorous & Fearless

One of the first things listed out as an effect of Sarala Yoga is that people with this combination are extremely fearless.

This effect is caused by various astrological indications. Firstly, the 8th house carries the significance of darkness, everything unknown, and also fear.

As the 8th ruler is in won sign strengthening the house, it produces favorable results out of these significances.

As a result, the native becomes extremely fearless. However, as the house is still a difficult one with malefic energies, the process of becoming fearless is very tough, intense, and painful.

That is to say, with this combination, the native must experience a lot of sudden events and painful circumstances in order to develop the extreme resistance within. The difficult and intensively painful energies initiate the process of deep transformation, making the native stronger and powerful.

Another reason why this combination gives extreme courage is the connection of the 8th house with the 3rd house of valor, courage, and mental resistance. That is, the 3rd house is Bhavat Bhavam or powerhouse of the 8th house. In simpler terms, the 8th from the 8th is the 3rd house.

This is how the 8th house becomes deeply connected with the 3rd house and a powerful 8th house provided by this combination definitely strengthens the significances of the 3rd house as well.

As a result, the native develops extremely powerful mental resistance while experiencing extremely tough conditions and circumstances in life. This further makes the native extremely valorous and courageous.

Skilled & Learned

Another benefit mentioned is that this combination makes the native well learned and skilled.

There are multiple astrological facts that support this statement.

Namely, the 8th lord in 8th house casts a direct aspect upon the 2nd house, which is the value house of the 1st house or mentality. The greatest asset of mentality is indeed talents and wisdom.

As the 2nd house of family traditions is involved, the wisdom is often the one which is carried on by lineage from history. Now as the 8th house is very strong, the asset of mentality, wisdom is also very powerful.

This also makes the native especially knowledgeable about history. It gives deep interest in research about historical facts and how events evolved and shaped the world.

Secondly, the 8th house is 4th from the 5th house if intelligence. The 4th signifies learning abilities and the power of the mind. Hence, the intelligence is deeply related to the 8th house through abilities and motivation to learn new things by deep research.

Hence, this indicates that the native is extremely motivated to discover various details of different sciences and eager to learn new things. The powerful 8th house gives endless thirst for knowledge.

Thirdly, the powerhouse of the 8th house, the 3rd house is about mental strength, skills, and wit. Mental strength is what supports the motivation to discover and learn new topics endlessly.

With that being said, the 3rd is not just a house of mental capabilities, but also the house of skillsets, those of mind and arms to be specific.

Accordingly, the powerful Sarala Yoga, as being connected to the 3rd house by Bhavat Bhavam technique, also provides great interest, motivation, and ambition to develop various skills that are crucial to overcoming the difficulties provided by the malefic house.

As the 3rd is also related to self-made efforts and motivation to take action, this combination makes these natives very hard working. They won’t stop before their goal is achieved no matter what the difficulties or obstacles lie ahead.

Prosperous & Successful

Talking about skillsets, this combination also promotes success in ventures and prosperity, as stated in the classical source of Vedic astrology.

All of the previously mentioned traits, including a thirst for knowledge and motivation to take action in order to develop skills greatly support the prosperity of the native.

The reason why this powerful combination promotes success in ventures is the fact that 8th in 2nd from the 7th house of entrepreneurship, marketplaces, and trading. Hence, the 8th is actually the asset and value of the 7th house.

Sudden Wealth Gains

With that being said, with a powerful 8th house of unexpected events, it blesses with sudden windfalls and gains from ventures. The native often struggles a lot first, but right before quitting unexpected breakthrough happens.

It is also mentioned in Phaldipika that these natives have high chances to become wealthy after a great amount of struggle and adverse situations.

The wealth is mentioned in this combination because the 8th ruler casts a direct aspect upon the 2nd house of assets, wealth, and accumulations. At the same time, this combination brings out good outcomes of sudden events and blesses with sudden and unexpected gains.

Powerful & Victorious

The given combination makes the native extremely strong, powerful, and victorious.

The cause of this effect is hidden behind many significations. Firstly, the 8th house is the natural domain of the 8th zodiac sign Scorpio, which is ruled by Mars. That is to say, this house is about physical strength and aggression.

Hence, the powerful 8th house lord in its own sign if the 8th house provides an incredible amount of physical strength to the native to the extent that is unbelievable. This effect is more prominent if the 8th ruler is a natural malefic planet Sun, Mars, or Saturn.

The physical strength is largely supported by mental intelligence, courage, fearlessness, and valor which is described earlier in this article. It is psychologically proven that fearlessness, motivation, a durable mentality, and confidence greatly increase physical strength and endurance.

With all that being said, the native becomes undefeatable. Not only that these natives are victorious, but they are also very dangerous for their enemies because the 8th house carries the darker side of Mars, including cruelty, aggression, and extreme strength.

Famous & Legendary

While these natives are powerful and victorious, they also have the capability to shape events and make history, as the 8th house suggests.

As they are extremely powerful, motivated, and valorous, they have a high chance of becoming a legend with their acts in their society. With their effort to create something for the society, they become truly famous.

As the 8th house belongs to the triangle of salvation, these natives are spiritually inclined which indicates that the intentions of their acts are good-natured, even if it does not seem so at a first glance.

The 8th house is about painful transformations and these natives go through a lot in life by experiencing a lot of mental agony and difficulties. This will eventually make them spiritually stronger.

The truth is that the hostile energies of the 8th house prompt the native to become harsh and serious, they are often misunderstood and termed as incompassionate, senseless, and cruel by mistake

In rare cases, they have a chance to be written into history with their valorous and legendary performances.

Psychological Wisdom & Hidden Senses

Another strong trait of individuals with this combination is an exceptionally great understanding of various occult sciences.

As the powerful 8th house bestows these natives great hidden sense and interest in continuous studies and deep research, they become exceptionally skilled in the sciences of hidden matters, which benefits these natives in various ways.

Firstly, these talents are extremely supportive of their career path. Secondly, their hidden senses help them to notice the hidden motives of others which helps them to save from probable sudden losses caused by jealous enemies. This is a strong 8th lord in 8th house all about as it protects the given significances and extracts positive outcomes out of them.

Powerful & Wealthy Spouse

The 8th house is the 2nd form 7th, which in other words stands for the wealth of spouse.

With this favorable combination, the life partner of the native is financially very strong and fortunate. The spouse also maintains and takes care of the family by providing a lot of security and stability.

In fact, as the 8th is 4th (peace of mind) from 5th (children), it indicates that the contentment and happiness of progeny are largely provided by the spouse of the native.

With that being said, individuals with this combination often see an increase in financial assets after becoming married.

Discover various planets in 8th house for more extensive results.


Martin Boldovski

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

1 Comment

Trevor · May 4, 2020 at 11:19 am

I really enjoy the subtitles you use in your content to describe each placement .

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