1st House Lord in 8th House


Last updated on October 4th, 2020 at 09:13 pm

What does 1st House Lord in 8th House mean?

When the planet that rules your ascendant sign is located in the 8th house it means to have 1st lord in 8th house.

What are the effects of the 1st Lord in the 8th House?

With your ascendant lord in the 8th astrological house, your main direction in life is to concentrate on the topics related to the eight houses.

The main significnaces of this house are longevity, unexpected gains, transformations, everything hidden & mysterious, and occult-related studies & research. It also holds negative significations such as misfortunes, unexpected losses, and chronic diseases.

The 8th house is part of Moksha Trikona or houses of salvation. The considered house is considered a spiritual house because it provides transformation at a very deep level which makes us many steps closer to spiritual awakening and attainment of salvation.

In addition to that, the 8th house, however, is also part of houses of hardships or Dushtana Bhava in Vedic astrology which is all about obstacles and misfortunes. As the 8th house is the natural domain of Scorpio zodiac sign ruled by fiery Mars, it gives results quickly and unexpectedly.

Apart from these two connections, the 8th house is also categorized under Apahcya Houses or houses of decrease in Vedic Astrology which means that planets in that house decrease over time. For example, if there are health issues, they are healed over time. Or if there is sudden gain, it will be exhausted over time if it is not connected to Upachay Bhava or houses of increase.

Results of 1st House Lord in the 8th House

Soul Purpose

With your soul guide in the 8th astrological house, you are deeply fascinated by the hidden secrets of life.

Hence, you concentrate your vital energy of the soul in your life mostly on searching the meaning of life.

If there is a connection to the 10th house, you are likely to work or have a profession related to deep research, such as a detective or scientist.

Soul Transformation

You are likely to experience a lot of paranormal activity in life which nourishes your soul at a deep level and promotes transformation which also helps to open yourself up to spiritual awakening.

This combination of 1st lord in 8th prompts you to undergo a lot of upheavals and mentally difficult phases in order to make you steel-nerved and resistant.

It feels like diving into the depths of the infinite ocean and wandering until you find the starlight which will become your life path guide.

After finding clarity in chaos, suddenly things start to become clearer and make more sense as you evolve in soul level in a deep way.

At that point, you realize that things were not falling apart, but they were falling in place for your highest good.


After the personal transformation of your soul, you will start to experience a lot of pronoia, the feeling that the universe shifts events and matters in your favor.

It is indeed a very scary planetary combination for your ascendant lord, but it is extremely rewarding as making you reborn to a stronger and better person than ever before.

Just like a caterpillar must enter into a dark cocoon in order to become a butterfly, so must you dive into unknown darkness in order to find the light.

After becoming spiritually enlightened, you are many steps closer to the final salvation of the 12th house.

The 8th house is the second phase of attaining salvation, which belongs to Moksha Trikona along with the 4th and 12th houses.

Unexpected Events

The 8th house is the judge of karma, hence, everything that your karmic record holds, the 8th house is giving results accordingly, and in a very unexpected way.

Accordingly, if your 1st house lord is auspiciously positioned in the 8th house, you will experience a lot of sudden luck and gains throughout life which have been earned with your positive karma done in the past lives or earlier current incarnation.

Unexpected Gains

With auspiciously positioned 1st lord in the 8th house, you are often experiencing easy monetary gains that feel just like an answer from heaven and supports you with your needs and soul purpose.


The 8th house is considered the main house of longevity. Accordingly, if the house of self and vitality, the first house, is involved with the given house it indicates a general life span.

Hence, a well-positioned ascendant lord in the considered house definitely indicates great longevity.

The ill-positioning of the 1st lord in 8th house, therefore, indicates shortened longevity due to health issues and bad habits related to poison, such as alcohol and smoking.

It also blesses with lifelong protection from the worst diseases that are hard to cure.

Possible Obstructions

Alternatively, if there is any damage to 1st lord in 8th house by ill-placement sign-wise, or association with the inimical planet, it indicates that there are certain karmic dues which have to be repaid in an unexpected way.

People who have damaged 8th house with 1st lord of self in it, experience sudden misfortunes regularly due to continuous cheating, stealing, or betrayal in current or past life.

All the misfortunes, especially those that are unexpected, are nothing else than payday according to karmic baggage.

Some might think that it is so unfair to experience unexplained and unexpected misfortunes.

However, with acceptance, it is possible to exhaust the negative karma, learn from mistakes, transform from inside to outside, and continue living more righteously and authentically to nullify karmic baggage and start attracting abundance in life.

By the means of mistakes, it is also meant not only mistakes that are made by your own self in the current life, but also the mistakes that others do to you.

Pay close attention to what people wrong you often with, and learn exactly from this, how not to be in life. After all, you should always behave in the same way just like you want to be treated by others.

Deepest Miracles

If your ascendant lord is auspiciously positioned in the 8th house, you are in for a stroke of massive luck as the 8th house carries the deepest miracles of life.

The biggest secrets and miracles in life are hidden, unseen, and mysterious, which is the considered house all about.

With that being said, it is meant that the support form the universe, all the unexplained turn points in life that turn out to be beneficial and save you, are all part of the deepest miracles of the 8th house.

Hence, if your ascendant lord of self and soul is auspiciously positioned in the 8th house it definitely protects you from misfortunes, criminals, accidents, and thefts.

In fact, it also blesses you with a lot of unexplained happenings that are sudden and simply miraculous. Something happens with you that you never expect but might feel.

With that being said, you might also experience a lot of paranormal activities and sights which helps to predict or anticipate future events.

You carry the deepest mystery of life that helps you to see the unseen energies that average people cannot see and understand.

Marital Tie

As the 8th house is the second step from the 7th house of marriage, the 8th house becomes the key house regarding gains and stability in marriage.

With that being said, a well-placed first lord in eighth indicates gains after marriage and strong ties with in-laws. There is a deeper meaning behind your marriage.

Depending on the overall condition of the chart, the marriage can be to support social status or some other condition similar to this is behind the marriage.

Of course, it does not indicate a lack of romance and feelings, this must be seen from other influences in the birth chart.

Discover various planets in 8th house for more extensive results.

The mentioned effects manifest in specific periods and the intensity of them depends on planetary strength level and many other factors.

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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.


  • Amazing analysis, so I have Retro Saturn in 8th house with retro mars in a very close conjunction. The lagna rising is Aquarius. So I can see the pattern matching in the article of yours. Great 🙏

    • Thank you very much for sharing your positions and feedback, Hemendra! It is amazing how we discover ourselves by recognizing the patterns in our birth charts that match reality.

  • Your explanation exactly matches my reality.

    I have exalted jupiter in 8 th as lagna lord sag asc

    I always get lucky breaks at the exact moment before I am about to give up.

  • Very accurate .. I am a scorpio ascendant with retro Mars in 8th house … Retro Mars makes the energy all the more difficult to handle but blessed on having seen Lord Mars !!

  • A great description of the influence of the eighth house.
    I have lord of 1st house in 8th house conjunction with lord of 2nd house 5th house and 7th house It’s tough but I can handle it

  • Well said . I have venus in Tauras 8th house aspected by Saturn from Scorpio 2nd house . My life is all about searching truth , how to get enligtment , trying diffrent mystic things , very interested in Astrology and occult studies & have very good health . I don’t fall ill usually and a lot more.

    • I have venus in 8th house and I am also very interested in occult science. Yes I have seen miracles in my life as well

  • So so true ..So accurately and precisely wrotten.. such a positive insightful article..
    With initial 30 years of chaotic messy and haywire life plus subtle paranormal incidences.. All these compelled me to dive deeper into hidden mysteries of life and they eventually got me alligned to the infinite universe.. The 1st lord in 8th house is a JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATIONS, and if one embraces this journey then its a most joyful, enriching, beautiful soul-life experience. And i now feel blessed to have this placement. to enjoy this roller coaster life with love, gratitude and grace.

  • I am deep debt and repaid more than I earn in interest situation worsen as I have no way to get loans to settle the things is that due to Mars my ascendent (aries) lord sitting in 8th house with 6th lord mercury and sun will I ever get away or I will die fighting with my debts (28-11-1981 place patna bihar)

  • My daughter has her ascendant lord Mercury in 8th house conjunct with Sun.
    I got some relief after reading this article. Me trying to decode her chart can be already seen through her 8th house.

    • Hello Vikas

      I am really delighted to read that you got relief. I hope Jyotish helps you and if anything please feel free to ask for details in the comments.

      Best regards


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