What does 8th House Lord in 6th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 8th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 6th house from the ascendant, it means to have this combination in question.

As a general result of this combination, the topics of the 6th house, such as service, coworkers, employees, discipline, endurance, as well as enemies, opposition, competition, fights, quarrels, disputes, litigation, etc are influenced by the significations of the 8th house, such as spirituality, transformations, hidden talents, occult sciences, everything hidden or underneath the surface, darkness, fears, everything uncertain & unexpected, as well as hidden treasures, etc.

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This combination is one of the permutations in Vedic astrology that form a difficult, yet powerful special planetary combination which is called Sarala Viparita Raja Yoga.

Both of the houses involved in this combination are malefic and called Dusthana Bhava. The function of this special planetary combination is to cause obstructions to challenges. That is, one malefic energy fights another malefic energy which promotes good results.

However, as both are malefic houses, the challenges, obstructions, and difficulties are definitely experienced, which becomes the catalyst to greater strength and powerful effects.

Moreover, when the 8th lord is in the 6th house, it is in 11th from its own sign. This disposition promotes auspicious side effects from this combination as the 11th signifies profits, gains, fulfillment of desires, aspirations, and ambitions as well as celebrations and auspicious events.

It is always important to remember that for positive outcomes, the 8th ruler should be strong and in good dignity in the 6th house.

What is interesting that the 6th and 11th houses which are involved in this combination, both are houses of gradual growth and improvement. This indicates the constant growth and increases the effects of this combination in question.

In addition to that, the 8th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona, the 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona and the 11th (disposition) belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona. Hence, this combination carries great desires to earn wealth through service or team-work while remaining spiritually pure at the same time, if the 8th ruler is in good dignity.

Results of 8th House Lord in 6th House

Victory Over Enemies

It is mentioned in Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, which is an ancient scripture of Vedic astrology, that individuals with this combination will conquer their enemies.

This effect is a straight result of a powerful planetary combination Sarala Viparita Raja Yoga, which makes the native stronger through hardships.

In fact, as the 6th house is Upachaya Bhava or house of constant growth, it indicates that the hardships, challenges, and obstacles are constantly increasing, but so is the native.

As a result, the native develops strength, endurance, and hidden talents which are necessary to be victorious over the opponents.

Hidden Powers & Durability

The above-mentioned statement applies if the 8th ruler is in good dignity in the 6th house which indicates having benefits of the 8th house matters that are helpful to vanish the opposition unexpectedly with hidden talents and strength.

In fact, the native is unaware of these hidden powers until the moment when opponents provoke them. It is often said that one does not realize their true strength until being strong is their only choice. This quote applies to this combination perfectly.

With that being said, during difficult times when the environment is extremely hostile with lots of enemies around, the native unleashes a lot of strength suddenly which helps to overcome all these adversities.

As the 6th house is about durability and discipline, the hard situations train these traits of the native as well. As a result, people with this combination become extremely disciplined which combined with their great strength makes them nearly undefeatable.

On the contrary, if this combination is ill-placed, it indicates a lot of fears and lack of persistence and durability to fight enemies and adversities. As the 8th house is about darkness and fears, it indicates great fears and agony caused by the enemies.

Immunity & Health Matters

As both, the 8th and 6th houses are related to diseases, they also represent immunity on a positive light.

To be specific, the 8th is about long-lasting health ailment or chronic diseases and 6th is about temporary ailments such as injuries, virus infections, etc.

As the 8th also signifies sudden and unexpected events, it indicates that there might be a danger to ailments that are not expected.

In BPHS it is stated that people with this combination are affected by health ailments. Hence, this indicates that difficulties related to health issues will be experienced but the outcomes vary depending on the dignity of the 8th ruler.

Accordingly, if the 8th lord is in good shape in the 6th house, it provides a strong immunity that fights viruses and protects from injuries caused by sudden events.

Moreover, the 11th disposition which is formed with this combination also indicates recovery from diseases as being the 6th from the 6th house.

That is to say with a positive formation fo this combination, the native suffers and experiences sudden health issues which actually benefits the natives by training the immune system to become stronger and alert all the time.

Alternatively, it is self-explanatory that is the 8th ruler is weak and in bad dignity in the 6th house, it indicates having a lack of physical strength, courage, valor, aggression, and willpower to fight adversities.

As a result of low energy levels, not only the resistance to enemies reduce but also the immune system tends to suffer as there is a lack of will power within.

Gains Through Enemies

This combination in question is a very strong indicator of gains and profits through enemies or opposition of any kind.

The reason for this effect is hidden behind the disposition which is created by this combination. To be specific, the 11th house, as stated earlier, is all about gains and fulfillment of aspirations.

At the same time, the 8th house ruler of sudden events located in the 6th house of enemies, disputes, fights, and litigation.

Hence, this combination suggests sudden gains through enemies by winning over and causing pressure to them.

As the 6th house is a house of growth or Upachaya Bhava, a natural malefic planet as the 8th house lord performs more effectively in this house. It is because the natural malefic and harsh planet has everything it takes, including physical strength and aggression in order to fight constantly increasing obstacles and enemies.

A well placed natural benefic can also provide victory over enemies but in a rather soft and passive manner using the power of the mind.

With that all being said, the gains can be obtained through the activities that have sudden events, hostile environments, and where litigation is involved. These activities can be related to firefighting, military operations, spec ops, emergency service, litigation in court, insurance, inheritance, etc.

On the contrary, if this combination is ill-formed, it indicates sudden losses from irreparable damage that is caused by enemies. It also indicates a loss in litigation processes.

Hidden Enemies

As the 8th lord casts direct aspect upon the 12th house from the 6th house, it indicates that their powerful hidden sense is able to spot hidden enemies and actions of theirs. Hence, the native can apply measures to protect themselves or strategically act when the hidden enemy strikes.

Moreover, as both the 8th and 12th houses belong to the same triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona, it indicates that the native keeps their spirit pure by following spiritual principles and philosophy of life.

This purity they carry actually provides divine support and protection from almighty God because righteousness is the path to heaven.

Alternatively, if this combination is negatively formed and afflicted it indicates a lack of spiritual morality while dealing with enemies or earning wealth which attracts a lot of hidden enemies who cause unexpected losses to the native.

Secret Strategy

The 8th house is the house of transformation while the 6th is about enemies, but also coworkers, employees, and allies in a positive light.

At the same time, the given combination forms the 11th disposition between the 8th and 6th houses. Herein the 11th is the powerhouse or Bhavat Bhavam of 6th house. In other words, the 6th from 6th, enemy of the enemy, is the “passive” friend of the native.

Accordingly, the native with this combination is able to transform the enemies of their enemies into their allies using their hidden wisdom and psychological talents. With the formed alliance, the native is able to win over their own enemies more easily and effortlessly. This is a secret strategy of individuals with this combination.

Support From Elders & In-Laws

The 11th house, which is the disposition house of this combination, also signifies elder siblings.

Hence, it indicates that elder colors are very supportive and helpful to the native in difficult times. They help the natives a lot in overcoming obstacles, challenges, and enemies.

The same applies to the n-laws of the native as the 8th house belongs to the family (2nd) of the spouse (7th).

If the combination is ill-placed, it indicates jealousy and secret opposition from elder siblings.

Siblings Of Mother

The 6th house signifies siblings of the mother because the 6th house is 3rd (siblings) from 4th (mother).

As the 8th house of fears, pain, transformation, sudden events, disruptions, etc is placed in the 6th house, it indicates lots of hardships for uncles and aunts of the native.

Wealth Of Children

The 6th house is also the 2nd (wealth) from the 5th (progeny). Hence, this combination tells about the assets and accumulation of wealth of the children of the native.

As the 8th house is about unsees or unexpected events, it also denotes unearned or unexpected gains of wealth, on a positive hand.

Accordingly, as the combination suggests, the children of the native experience sudden windfalls and gains of wealth.

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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.

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