What does 8th House Lord in 7th House mean?
When the planet that governs the 8th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 7th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this combination.
As a general result of this combination, the matters of the 7th house, such as life partner, spouse, relationship, marriage, all kinds of partnerships, marketplaces, entrepreneurship, trading, society, societal norms, regulations, compassion, tolerance, compromises, harmony, peace, balance, etc are influenced by the significances of the 8th house such as transformations, spirituality, hidden talents, occult sciences, everything hidden or underneath the surface, darkness, fears, everything uncertain & unexpected, as well as hidden treasures, unearned wealth, etc.
Generally speaking, as the 8th house is a malefic house or Dusthana Bhava, the lord of this house influences the 7th house negatively.
Other than that, it is one of the difficult positions for the 8th ruler to be in because when the 8th ruler is in the 7th house, it is in the 12th house from its own sign. Herein the 12th is another malefic house which signifies isolation, losses, expenses, but also spiritual enlightenment, expenses on charities and own self, long-term goals, great imagination & manifestation powers on a positive light.
With that being said, in order to have positive outcomes from this combination, the 8th ruler should be in good dignity ad strong in the seventh house.
In addition to that, the 8th belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona while the 7th belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona. The 12th disposition house also belongs to the triangle of salvation.
Hence, this combination is predominated with spiritual energies and the desire to attain enlightenment. Negatively, it indicates an excessive desire for sensual enjoyment.
Results of 8th House Lord in 7th House
One of the first matters mentioned in the classical scripture Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra is that individuals with this combination will have multiple marriages.
The reason for this effect is the malefic influence of the 8th ruler upon the 7th house, which indicates hardships and sudden disruptions in a life partnership.
The hardships and disruptions cause loss of harmony in the relationship as the 12th disposition suggests.
If the 8th lord is in bad dignity in the 7th house, it indicates loss of harmony in life partnership because of the immoral, aggressive, and sinful behavior of the native.
If the combination is well-formed, it indicates that the hardships in first life partnership initiate the process of deep transformation of the soul which further leads to enlightenment and greater self-awareness.
The greater understanding of self causes growing apart with an initial spouse, which will lead to separation but it is necessary in order to unite with a true soul mate.
Moreover, all the houses involved in this combination are closely related to sensual pleasures. Namely, the 8th is about physical relation and passion, the 7th house is about sensual enjoyments.
Additionally, the 12th disposition house is about bed pleasures and sensuality at its highest, because Venus, the planet of pleasures is exalted in this house.
Accordingly, it can be concluded that this combination causes a very sensual and passionate person who is fond of endless physical enjoyment.
If this combination is ill-formed, It indicates that the native satisfies their excessive desires in a dirty and immoral way which can produce a lot of trouble, losses, and long term diseases of private body parts.
Alternatively, if the combination is well-formed, it indicates following spiritually pure principles when seeking physical satisfaction and enjoyment.
Moreover, the auspicious presence of the 8th house lord in the 7th house brings lots of vulnerability to the relationship. This, in fact, makes the native closer to their life partner which enables them to create a spiritual bond in marriage.
All of the above mentioned also applies to the character of the spouse of the native.
That is, the spouse is also very passionate and sensual, sometimes even aggressive and forceful.
In the case of a well placed eight lord, the spouse is also spiritually aware which ensures a great spiritual match with the native. The exceptional match also ensures great enjoyment of sensual pleasures from each other.
Alternatively, if the combination is ill-formed, it provides a wicked and sinful character to the spouse of the native.
This also becomes one of the great causes of losses and disharmony in the relationship. Not only that it causes loss of harmony, but it also causes monetary losses to the native.
The native is also in danger of being deceived by their spouse because of the excessive desires that are hard to satisfy. This will further cause the loss of feelings and damage to the relationship.
In addition to that, as the 8th ruler casts a direct aspect upon the ascendant, the immoral behavior of the spouse influences the native negatively. That is, the wicked spouse tries to steer the native off from a good path in order to perform sinful deeds.
Downfalls In Business
Another issue mentioned in BPHS is that natives with this combination experience fluctuation and sudden downfall in career or business life, especially if the 8th lord is conjunct with a natural malefic planet.
As the 7th house signifies marketplaces and trading, the influence of malefic energies causes certain trouble to the mentioned significances.
As the 8th is about sudden and unexpected events, the downfalls can not be seen or predicted because the causes are unnatural. That is, the downfall is caused by some sudden tragedy, obstructive event, thieves, or similar which influences the marketplaces and businesses.
Moreover, if the 8th ruler is ill-placed in the 7th house, it indicates trading of illegal goods or services. It also deprives the native of spiritual purity and righteousness.
In addition to that, it indicates cooperation deceptive business partners as the native attracts selfish, greedy and unrighteous people around them with whom they become involved in illegal activities in marketplaces from time to time. However, while doing business with such people, it is a danger that sooner or later these people will betray the native which is a great cause of loss in business or career.
If the native is an employee in a business, it indicates forming hidden regulations or in other words, creating secret activities inside the business for selfish purposes.
All of this is a great cause for sudden downfalls which is caused by heavily accumulated negative karma. Herein the 8th lord acts as a harbinger of karmic results.
On the contrary, if the given combination is auspiciously formed, it indicates that the native is concerned about spiritual principles and follows righteous steps in career or business.
It also indicates that the native recovers from the downfalls successfully. Not only that, but the native also benefits from these downfalls which causes some transformational processes in career or business which mean that great improvements are applied.
The improvements will be the cause of sudden gain in the long run.
As the given combination forms the 12th disposition, it indicates being involved in foreign affairs in a career or business of hidden matters.
Additionally, the career or business can be involved with insurance and tax services as signified by the 8th house.
This combination gives a lot of information about the public image of the natives because of various indications as per Vedic astrology.
Namely, the 7th house is about public image, because it is the opposite of the 1st house, which signifies personality. Hence, the 7th is the reflection of the self to society.
Now that the 8th lord of hidden matters in the 7th house, the public image of the native becomes very secretive. This makes the native inclined towards societies which deal with secret or hidden matters.
If the given combination is ill-formed, it indicates being involved in illegal societies and immoral activities.
Alternatively, if the combination is well-formed, it suggests that the native is involved in good-natured societies where they are involved in deep research, investigation, occult sciences, etc.
Moreover, a strong 8th lord in the 7th house provides a sudden rise in societies as the native stands out with spiritual, ethical, and diplomatic world views.
In addition to that, the native has a strong imagination and hidden sense which makes them especially wise in occult sciences or similar studies, which boosts their influence over masses.