8th House Lord in 12th House


Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:38 pm

What does 8th House Lord in 12th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 8th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 12th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination.

As a general result of this combination, the significances of the 12th house, such as imagination, vision, dreams, sleep, charities, expenses on self, as well as losses, isolation, hospitalization, secret enemies, obstacles, 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 12th house is one of the best positions for the 8th house lord to be in as it forms a special and very powerful planetary combination which is called Sarala Viparita Raja Yoga.

Both of the houses involved are malefic houses which are called Dusthana Bhava as per sidereal Vedic astrology. The function of this special combination is to battle the difficulties of the 12th house with the help of malefic energies provided by the 8th house and coming out as a winner in the end.

However, before any benefits can be extracted from this combination, a lot of hurdles, hardships, and difficult circumstances must be experienced. After all, there is double the number of malefic energies in this combination.

When the 8th lord is in the 12th house, it is disposed in 5th from its own sign, which adds auspicious intonation to this combination. The reason for this is that the 5th house is a very auspicious trine house or Trikona Bhava which signifies intelligence, progeny, authority, honor, fame, speculation, past life deeds, etc.

Moreover, both the 8th and 12th houses belong to the same triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona. To add to it, the 5th (disposition house) belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona.

Hence, the connection between these house types provides a lot of interest in spiritual enlightenment. Moreover, such natives are concerned about the beautiful afterlife which motivates them to follow righteous lifepath, if the 8th house ruler is in good dignity.

Results of 8th House Lord in 12th House

Ferocious & Competitive

In Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, it is mentioned that individuals with this combination are very aggressive and harsh in behavior.

This character trait is provided by the 8th house, which is a natural domain of 8th zodiac sign Scorpio. At the same time, the 8th ruler casts a direct aspect upon the 6th house of enemies, competition, fights, arguments, and litigation.

This aspect indicates that the natives with this combination use their aggression and dark side in order to deal with enemies and opposition.

It also indicates that the native is forced to deal with sudden opposition regularly. Enemies appear suddenly and cause a lot of obstacles and disturbances to the native with this combination.

If the combination is well placed, the native prospers and becomes more powerful than their enemies. However, as malefic house energies are still present, the native uses aggression and cruel tactics while competing with enemies.

In fact, these individuals are extremely competitive and durable when it comes to resisting opposition. The most difficulties and hardships the native faces, the stronger they become. During the process of facing fears and difficulties, such antives develop immense discipline and wisdom.

As the 8th house deals with hidden matters, such natives use secret tactics in order to win over the enemy.

Such natives cause a lot of challenges and struggle to their enemies. It makes everyone regret becoming an enemy of such native.

Alternatively, if the 8th house ruler is in bad dignity, it indicates that the enemies are more powerful and successfully cause a lot of losses and failures to the native.

It also indicates that the native tries to win over the competition with sinful and immoral tactics.

In rare cases, it also indicates merciless humiliation by immoral and sinful enemies.

Losses & Hidden Enemies

The 12th house is opposite to the 6th house of enemies, which indicates hidden enemies.

The presence of 8th house lord of uncertainty in the 12th house provides a lot of hidden enemies who strike suddenly and try to cause damage to the native each way possible.

However, the combination forms the 5th disposition, which signifies intelligence. The blend of 8th house with 5th house provides strong intuition and intelligence which helps to read psychologically understand the hidden motives of other people.

Hence, when the 8th ruler is in good dignity, it indicates that the native is able to intuitively spot their hidden enemies before they take action. This trait acts as a great shield against hidden enemies and helps to save from sudden losses that hidden enemies try to cause to the native.

Guardian angels communicate through gut feelings.

As a result, the native can take proper action to protect from hidden enemies, whenever they strike.

On the contrary, if the given combination is ill-formed, it indicates a lack of wisdom and intuition to notice the hidden motives of others. Enemies left unnoticed, the native remains vulnerable to the hidden motives of their enemies.

As a result, these enemies cause damages and losses to the native.

Spiritual Awakening

As both the 8th and 12th houses belong to the triangle of salvation, this combination with these houses provides a lot of interest in spirituality.

The 8th house is about the transformation of the soul by experiencing sudden difficult events and facing all fears while the 12th house reflects the ability to channelize divine messages and energies from spiritual planes.

The channelization of divine messages can be through dreams or any signs of nature constantly presents.

The energies of the 8th house enable the natives to catch the hidden messages and thus understand the meaning of life from a higher perspective.

The strong intelligence and intuition provided by the 5th disposition further strengthen the ability to notice the hidden miracles and spiritual beauty of life.

As mentioned earlier, the 5th is about righteousness and the presence of this house in this combination makes the native respect and follow righteous principles in life.

The ability to channelize divine messages and sign and righteous lifestyles enables the natives to become spiritually awakened.

However, as there are lots of malefic energies in this combination, the native must undergo a lot of struggles and face all their fears which initiates the process of deep transformation of the soul. The periods of darkness enables the native to notice the starlight and notice the deeper meaning of life.

The darkness also helps them to see the light, which becomes their guiding force towards salvation.

Creative Imagination

The 5th also signifies creativity while the 12th house is about the power to visualize and imagine.

Hence, this combination provides a great ability to visualize and develop deeply creative ideas.

The 8th house energies provide interest to do deep research which strongly strengthens their intelligence and thus empowers their creativity and imagination.

Sensuous & Passionate

The 8th house is about physical pleasure between people and the 12th house denotes bed pleasures and sensuality at its highest, as being a natural domain of the sensual 12th zodiac sign Pisces.

This indeed makes people with this combination fond of sensual physical satisfaction, and sometimes even aggressively.

Moreover, as the 5th house of matters of the heart is involved, it adds romantic intonation to their sensuous and passionate nature.

Such natives are fond of discovering their partner spiritually while being involved physically. They are also fond of aggressive and intensive action in the bedroom.

If the combination is ill-formed, it indicates that the native spends a lot of wealth in order to satisfy these desires. Moreover, the bad dignity of the 8th ruler also causes being dirty and immoral regarding physical satisfaction. This makes them seek pleasure from immoral sources or by committing sinful deeds.

Financially Smart

The 12th house is about expenditure, but in especially positive scenario it signifies the ability to keep an eye on expenses and avoid unnecessary waste of finances.

This is exactly what this special and powerful Viparita Raja Yoga indicates. The ability to avoid financial losses by making wise financial decisions.

The 5th disposition of wisdom helps in smart fianncial management here.

The 12th is also about long-term investments as the 11th house of gains and profits is the Bhavat Bhavam or powerhouse to the 12th house.

Hence, such natives with this combination have the intuition combined with speculation intelligence which helps them to make great investments that ensure long term gains and a healthy return of investment.

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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

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


  • This is spot on! I have my 6th lord Shani in 8th and 8th lord Guru exalted in 12th. 12th lord Chandra in the 9th conjunct Rahu. My early years were full of struggle, haters, war, divorce, courts, police, the works!

    In my 50’s I”ve come out smelling like a rose, intuitive, insightful, financially well off, tough as nails and a reader of the spirit realm. I’ve taken the higher path and can sense an “enemy” before they even materialize. I’d prefer not to hurt people. When enemies appear, they often don’t have the heart to even think to try anything. I’ve gained immensely from lifes struggles to the point where I create my own righteous struggles to further gain wisdom and spiritual power. This is an excellent article.

    • Thank you very much dear Sir/Madam for sharing your experience. I am truly happy that you see your hardships as blessings in disguise and managed to become stronger by gaining through hardships by various means.

  • As a Capricorn ascendant with 4 planets in 12th house(Venus, mars, mercury and Sun). How does one read a placement?


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