8th House Lord in 10th House

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Last updated on September 24th, 2022 at 11:48 pm

What does 8th House Lord in 10th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 8th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 10th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination.

As a general effect of this combination, the matters of the 10th house, such as social rank & status, public fame, karma or main activities in life, profession, career, business, high achievements, order & regulations, etc are influenced by 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.

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The given combination is intense because the 10th house is one of the most difficult places for the 8th house ruler to be in for various reasons.



Firstly, the 8th house is a malefic house which is called a Dusthana Bhava as per sidereal Vedic astrology and its lord brings troubles to the matters of the 10th house.

To add difficulties to this position, the 8th ruler in the 10th house is in the 3rd form its own sign. Herein the 3rd house is another malefic house that signifies hard work and obstacles.

In addition to that, the 8th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona, the 10th belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona, while the 3rd belongs to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona.

Hence, the connection between the houses indicates a desire to earn wealth through the activities of the 8th house of salvation, transformation, and spirituality.

Results of 8th House Lord in 10th House

Secretive Communicator

In the classical source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra it is mentioned that natives with this combination have a tendency to gossip and reveal the secrets of others.

This effect is provided by the fact that the 8th house ruler in the 10th house is in the 3rd from its own sign. The 3rd is about communication, information transfer, publications, etc.

At the same time, the 8th house denotes secret matters and the settlement of the 8th ruler in the 10th house of public/work-life indicates that communication is related to hidden things.

The outcomes of this effect are highly dependent on the dignity of the 8th house ruler. By default, this combination shows a tendency to meddle in the private lives of other people and then make progress with it.



If the given combination is well-formed by a dignified 8th house ruler, it indicates that the native deals with secret and confidential matters ethically. The good dignity of the 8th ruler ensures that the native follows morals and keeps secret information protected from the public.

A dignified 8th ruler also indicates that even though they involve with secret or hidden information, its transfer or process is crucial for the security and well-being of society (10th).

On the contrary, if the 8th house lord is in bad dignity in the given house, it indicates that the native is a talebearer who uses the communication negatively. That is to say, they often generate false stories or conspiracies and express them in public life. Their communication with others is also preoccupied with lots of rumors and scandals.

Words That Matter

As this combination involves the 3rd disposition of communication along with the 10th house of public life and the 8th house of sudden change, the words of these individuals can change the course of history in extreme cases.

Not that people other than those with this combination should not be careful when speaking. However, this effect is amplified especially for these natives as their words find a way to the public more effortlessly.

Hence it is important to carefully analyze words before speaking out. It is also important to bear in mind that it does not mean that one should take negative advantage of words. Speak with intentions to bring positive changes and God will make your life auspicious as well.

Unpredictability Of Actions

The 10th house is all about the actions of a person and the positioning of the 8th house ruler in the given house gives a lot of information about the intentions of the native concerned.

The 8th house is about sudden events which indicate that the actions of the native are often unpredictable. However, the outcomes of their actions are not necessarily inauspicious as deeper outcomes are highly dependent on the dignity of the given house ruler.

With that being said, they often appear out of the blue with their ideas and actions in public or in work life which transforms their surroundings greatly.

If the 8th house ruler is dignified, then there is definitely a positive transformation indicated. It also shows that the native yields good outcomes for everyone despite being unpredictable.

In fact, the unpredictability of actions is a great strategy if they happen to be in service or business where harsh tactics are deployed. The latter can be especially true if the 8th house ruler is a natural malefic and dynamic planets such as Sun or Mars.

In the case when a natural benefic, such as Mercury, is the 8th house ruler in the 10th house, then harnessing of intellect rather than force is indicated.

In such a situation, people with this combination gather necessary information, which carries lots of importance, and bring it to the public gently.

If the combination is related to a dignified Jupiter, then the information can be spiritually or religiously very important which transforms masses in great ways.

Mischievous & Intensive Character

The 8th house carries energies of the 8th zodiac sign Scorpio, which is known for high intensity regarding emotions. Hence, the 8th house highly shapes the public behavior of the natives and they are well known for their passionate and intensive character.



They can also become very impulsive and harsh very quickly. So when they are provoked, they are almost definitely to respond in a strict and vindictive manner.

Other than that, such individuals have a reputation for being secretive or mischievous. That is, the public does not fully understand their motives and intentions as the natives usually hide their plans and strategies.

It can be for various reasons, and not always for bad ones. For instance, they may feel extremely vulnerable to the opinions of people in public life which becomes the prime cause for being secretive.

The disharmonious character makes it many times harder for the natives to achieve the social recognition they desire.

The 8th lord of darkness casts a dark shadow upon the public image of the native. The 10th house is meant to shine brightly but the presence of the 8th ruler there makes it hard to stand out due to delays and obstacles caused possibly by suspicions in others.

However, when they achieve the desired social status, they do it suddenly and in great ways.

If the given combination is well placed, it indicates that the native holds secrets for good cause because of being involved in a confidential type of work or activities.



Yet, their character is still very intensively harsh which indicates that they may be forcing their agenda on others in their workplace or in public. This causes conflict because other people can not truly understand the motives behind the agenda of the native.

However a dignified 8th ruler in the 10th house ensures that these natives are successfully able to bring changes to their careers or business with a highly intensive style of communication and strictness of actions.

On the contrary, if the 8th lord is in bad dignity the cause of sudden fall can happen due to progressive unethical behavior and inauspicious actions. As a result, the native becomes wicked and immoral while making an effort to stand out in public. There are high chances of being involved in illegal activities with secret groups of people (3rd disposition).

The damaged 8th ruler also indicates that the native becomes very dangerous. It also influences their style of communication which becomes dirty, cruel, and negatively intense.

Their negative way of communicating and gossiping nature make their character very controversial which if not addressed quickly, can lead to a sudden fall from a social position or necessarily difficult challenges in public life.

Confidence In Profession

The 10th house also reflects the profession, career, or main activities in life. Hence, the positioning of the 8th house lord in this house gives a clue about the career path of the native.

As the mysterious 8th house suggests, the work or main activities of the native are involved with mysteries, secrets, and hidden matters.

With that being said, their work involves a lot of in-depth research and confident information. Their work can also involve intensive situations and sudden events where they resolve and deal with the aftermath of these events.



As the combination forms the 3rd disposition, it suggests that there is a lot of secret information transfer involved. This also indicates that the work and main activity may take place behind the scenes and the people from the public can not really understand the specialty of the native with this combination.

Other than that, the 8th house also governs various sciences where in-depth research is required. To be specific, this combination also suggests that the native may be dealing with sciences of hidden matters, such as psychology, where they counsel people who have experienced tragedies or sudden difficult circumstances in life.

What is more, the 3rd disposition also signifies siblings. Hence, the 8th ruler in the 10th also indicates that the siblings of individuals with this combination are also involved with matters of the 8th house in their profession.

Moreover, as the 8th house deals with transformation, it can also indicate an occupation that brings great changes behind the scenes, and people from the public may not be even aware of it.

Alternatively, if the 8th house lord is in bad dignity, it indicates that the secrecy in activities takes a completely different direction. That is to say, with the bad dignity of the 8th ruler, the natives are involved with secret illegal and unethical activities through which they earn their wealth.

The secret activity involves closed or private networks of people, as the 3rd disposition suggests.

As per the law of karma, bad deeds also accumulate lots of negative karma which manifests in sudden and unexpected losses. In the end, all the unrighteously obtained money will be lost or it cannot be used as expected.

It is self-explanatory that the negative form of this combination also causes great damage to social status and reputation when unethical deeds are exposed.

Avoid Revenge

The combination in question also prompts the natives to work hard for their ambitious goals.

There are various astrological indications for this effect. To begin with, the presence of the malefic 8th lord in the 10th house of ambitions, career, and high achievements indicates various obstacles and sudden obstructions that cause a lot of struggle and disappointment.



It is likely that there are a lot of envious people present on the way to professional and social success which either make or break natives with this combination.

A dignified 8th ruler shows that they are capable of overcoming sinful enemies by sheer determination, focus, and persistence without being distracted by enemies.

It is important to bear in mind that sinful enemies try their hardest to break us and provoke us to replicate their sinful ways. Hence, it is always crucial to refrain from reacting to avoid ending up n the same level as the unethical provokes.

With that being said, it is also important to refrain from committing a mistake of revenge even when at some point hidden enemies manage to cause temporary damage.

According to all holy scriptures, revenge is dangerous because it can put us in the same situation as the sinful provokes. Hence, revenge is condemned.

Leave everything in the hands of almighty God for he will take care of you and deal with the world of hidden matters and transform adversities to the greatest benefits in miraculous ways.

Avoiding revenge has 3 major benefits. It helps gain the pleasure of God, saves reputation, and allows for enemies to meddle until they mess up greatly by themselves.

Efforts & Hard Work Evades Failure

Secondly, the given combination forms the 3rd disposition which also signifies self-made efforts, hard work, the power to take action, and skillsets required for hard work.

Accordingly, the native should hustle hard in order to achieve results and build up strong social rank and status. The sudden obstacles and events prompt the natives to work even harder than hard in order to see any results.

Hence, it becomes a very fragile yet intensive combination the outcomes of which are dependent on the dignity of the given lord.



If the 8th house lord is strong and in good dignity, it indicates that the native always finds courage, motivation, and willpower to overcome those unexpected disturbances. Their motivation is highly supported by their excellent skillsets which enable them to tactfully deal with downfalls in life and come out from troubles as a better version of themselves.

If the combination is inauspiciously formed, it indicates that the obstacles cause a loss of courage, valor, and motivation in order to proceed chasing dreams. In other words, it makes the natives lazy which also means that they are not willing to improve their skill sets constantly which makes them stagnant in one position in life.

The disappointment can further lead to the commitment to fraud and trickery in an attempt to achieve better financial status or fame. It can also indicate taking advantage of physical and sensual attraction in an attempt to get promoted.

Lack Of Mental Peace

This combination also causes a lack of mental peace due to disturbances caused by obstruction and unexpected events.

In astrological terms, this effect is caused by the aspect of the 8th lord upon the 4th house of peace of mind.

All the struggles the native faces in public life affect their mental health adversely. This dissatisfaction extends to the domestic environment of the native. As a result, their home environment also lacks peace and harmony, at times, due to negative emotions the natives carry.

If the 8th lord is strong and well-paced, it indicates that they are able to remain level-headed despite a lot of disturbances and loss of mental peace. They are able to keep going, but with a rather serious attitude because with this combination, there is a lack of positive emotions.

Moreover, as the 4th also signifies mother, this combination indicates hardships to the mother of the native as well.

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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

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