8th House Lord in 5th House


Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:26 pm

What does 8th House Lord in 5th House mean?

When the planet that controls the 8th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 5th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination.

As a general effect of this combination, the significations of the 5th house, such as progeny, romance, matters of the heart, intuition, feelings, intelligence, speculative abilities, name, fame, authoritative abilities, etc are influenced by the significances of the 8th house such as spirituality, transformations, hidden talents, occult knowledge, everything hidden or underneath the surface, darkness, fears, everything uncertain & unexpected, as well as hidden treasures, talents, etc.

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The considered combination produces some negative effects on the 5th house as the 8t house is a natural malefic house which is called Dusthana Bhava in sidereal Vedic astrology.

Despite the fact that the 8th ruler carries malefic energies, it can also produce positive outcomes when it is auspiciously positioned.

Moreover, when the 8th house lord is in the 5th house, it is in 10th from its own sign which adds auspicious intonation to this combination in question. It is so because the 10th is the most auspicious quadrant house or Kendra Bhava, which signifies karma or main duties, social rank & status, high achievements, etc.

The 10th is also a house of gradual growth and improvement or Upachaya Bhava, which makes the results 8th ruler in 5th house stronger, be it positive or negative.

In addition to that, the 8th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona and the 5th belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona. In general, the auspicious connection between these houses indicates spiritual tendencies that also lead to righteous lifepath.

Results of 8th House Lord in 5th House

Limited Progeny

In classical scripture, Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, it is mentioned that people with this combination have fewer children.

The reason for this effect is the negative influence of a malefic house lord in the 5th house of progeny.

The general reason for this is that the native is overly ambitious and less concentrated on having children. The ambitious disposition is formed by the 10th disposition of this combination between the houses involved.

As a result, the native is more concerned about career and social life rather than having children.

If the combination is well-formed, it suggests that the native has children, but a limited amount.

Alternatively, if the combination is negatively formed, it indicates not having children due to various reasons such as broken feelings, relationships, or even abortion in rare cases.

Lack Of Happiness From Children

It is also mentioned that such individuals are devoid of happiness from their children. This is caused by the disruptive and disharmonizing energies of the 8th house.

In other words, there are frequent issues in the relationship between the natives and their children.

Authoritative Parenting

The main reason for disharmony is that the native is extremely authoritative when it comes to raising children. That is to say, the native imposes rules and manners to their children which indeed causes lots of sudden bursts of negative energies by the children.

The highly authoritative style of raisin children is provided by various astrological facts. To be specific, the 10th disposition indicates rules, laws, high authority while the 5th indicates general authority itself, as being a natural home for Sun-ruled Leo zodiac sign.

If this combination is well-formed, then the native is able to successfully transfer their authoritative demands and way of thinking to their children.

It also provides a lot of intelligence to children as being raised in a strict and hard way. As we know, hardships always make the person grow by forcing them to leave the comfort zone. It is exactly what happens with this combination, the native forces their children to leave out of their comfort zone to grow and evolve gradually.

On the contrary, if this combination is ill-formed, that is, the 8th ruler is in bad dignity in the 5th house, it provides bad habits to the children of the native. That is to say, they become sinful, immoral, and sometimes develop criminal tendencies especially during puberty.

It is self-explanatory that this situation increases the negative energies of this combination.

As a result, the native becomes extremely cruel and harsh because of the bad habits and addictions of their children. It also means that the native is a bad role model to their children in the first place because negatively positioned 8th lord provides a sinful personality.

Spiritual Wisdom & Righteousness

As mentioned earlier, the 8th house is about salvation and 5th is about righteousness. To be specific, the 8th house signifies spiritual tendencies through sudden events, fears, and darkness which initiate the process of transformation which eventually leads to spiritual awakening.

At the same time, the energies of the 5th house represent righteousness which is assured to the native if the 8th lord is well placed in the given house.

With a positive formation of this combination, it indicates that native is free from negative and sinful behavior patterns which enables them to become spiritually pure and awakened which further renders to moral and righteous actions.

Alternatively, if this combination is ill-formed, it indicates that the native develops negative greed for power and authority and tries to achieve it through frauds, cheats, aggression, or other sinful activities.

Moreover, it also indicates that the native becomes very dangerous as having no spiritual purity and righteousness in their interests.

Sudden Status & Earnings

As there is a 10th disposition between the 8th and 5th houses, it indicates that these natives are inclined to perform kind and righteous acts in society through main activities, career, or business.

A well placed 8th lord which forms the 10th disposition enables the native to shine brightly in their society and filed of activity. What is more, the rise of status takes place unexpectedly.

Moreover, the 10th belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona which in the positive form of this combination indicates that by using the hidden senses, intuition, and intelligence combined with a sudden rise in career the native is capable of earning a considerably good amount of wealth.

The pious acts and righteous attitude towards society provides a lot of support in the earnings of the native.

As the 5th also belongs to stock markets and speculation, it indicates unexpected gains through investments. What is great about this combination is that these natives are guided towards good investment decisions by strong intuition combined with great intellect.

In addition to that, the 8th lord casts a direct aspect upon the 11th house of large networks, communities, and fulfillment of ambitions. This indicates that they perform well in these matters and are capable of earning through networks or cooperating with large amount of people.

Negatively, if this combination is ill-formed it indicates addiction to gambling and produces a compulsive gambler which causes sudden and great losses of wealth.

In addition to that, the greedy disposition causes wrong decisions which further damages the financial condition.

Hidden Intelligence & Intuition

If the 8th house lord is well placed in the 5th house, it provides a great amount of deep and hidden intelligence to the native, which surfaces suddenly as the native progresses in career or social life.

As the 8th signifies everything is hidden and knowledge of occult science, it equips the native with a deep intelligence that helps in researching various sciences and understand the society in a better way.

Moreover, the strong 8th lord also provides a very strong intuition which helps to make correct decisions without thinking much. In fact, as the 8th signifies hidden wisdom and the 5th intuition, the auspicious connection between these houses produce extraordinary powerful intuition and hidden sense.

On the contrary, if the 8th ruler is ill-placed in the fifth house, it indicates having a lack of intelligence because of fraudulent and immature thoughts and interests.

It also indicates using the little knowledge they have in wrong and immoral pursuits that eventually lead to disasters and sudden obstructions because of the karmic laws of the 8th house.


BPHS states that this combination promotes longevity. The reason for this is that the 8th lord is connected with two houses of growth.

To be specific, it forms the 10th disposition while it aspects the 11thhouse. Both of these houses belong to the Upachaya Bhava house group which applies double energies regarding gradual growth and improvement.

At the same time, the 8th signifies longevity and if it is well placed, the longevity grows and increases.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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