Mars in 8th House


Last updated on April 16th, 2020 at 10:50 am

Mars in the 8th House unites with the energies of its own sign Scorpio. Scorpio is the 8th zodiac sign which naturally represents the 8th astrological house by sharing common energies with it.

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It is important to note that the positive placement of Saturn and the 8th house lord carry an important role in amplifying the favorable effects or saving from negative results of ill-placed Mars in the 8th house.

A lot of importance is given to Saturn because it shares common significances with the 8th house. Namely, Saturn is a dark and mystical planet that provides sudden results, just like the 8th house. It also signifies spiritual transformation and occult wisdom. Negatively, it signifies troubles and obstructions.

The 8th house lord becomes the guide of 8th house Mars which determines additional outcomes of this combination.

Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which Mars resides in the 8th house.

Results of Mars in 8th House

The positioning of fiery natural malefic planet Mars in the intense and mystical 8th house of upheavals causes transformation by touching the most vulnerable spots of the self and soul in order to ignite the spark of enlightenment and become better, stronger, and spiritually evolved. In fact, in order to become a better person after rebirth of the soul, support of positive Mars and the 8th house lord is required.

Spiritual Evolution

A strong and well-placed Mars (in favorable sign) in the 8th house provides the capacity to become spiritually evolved. However, a natural malefic planet makes the intense process of transformation always difficult to bear both mentally and physically.

With that being said, depending on the overall harmony of the birth chart, the process requires to face fears, live through various upheavals, and depressive phases in life which in case of well-placed Mars and 8th house lord leads to successful transformation and rebirth of the soul creating a fresh and better version of one’s self.

Alternatively, if Mars is damaged and ill-placed, it indicates troubles in the discovery of self and soul, which may hinder the progress of spiritual evolution. Similarly, if the 8th house lord is well-placed while Mars is ill-placed, it indicates a more difficult path to enlightenment.


Mars and the 8th house both signify intuition the combination of which indicates (like timepiece) being blessed with (by God) a very powerful hidden sense that is helpful in various ways in life, such as in protecting from troubles, accidents, and losses. It also helps to see through people and understand their motives which is also a great boon.

Great Healer

Mars is the fiery planet of tantric knowledge and in the 8th house of hidden sciences produces a person with extraordinarily strong knowledge of hidden sciences that allows penetrating deep into the minds and souls of others. The wisdom of deep sciences provides the understanding of how the human psyche works and allows manipulating/altering human behavior using the same. Now the positioning of Mars becomes vital in determining the outcomes of these traits.

Accordingly, if Mars is well-placed in favorable sign, it indicates utilizing the powerful energy of aura, wisdom of deep hidden knowledge (e.g. astrology, psychology), and mystical abilities in pious ways and produces a powerful healer and/or motivator. There are various types of healers, such as tantric healers, psychologists, psychiatrists, surgeons, chiropractors, spiritual healers, naturopathic healers, therapists, and the list is ever growing.

The ill-placement of Mars in the considered house, however, produces a highly manipulative individual who uses these energies and abilities for the benefit of oneself.


Longevity is a key signification of the 8th house. The condition of Mars in the considered house gives a clue about longevity. Accordingly, if Mars is well-placed in the favorable sign and aspected by or conjunct with natural benefic planets, it indicates good longevity.

Alternatively, the ill-placement of Mars and 8th house lord decrease the longevity to some extent mainly due to chronic health ailments and in rare cases by accidents.

Sudden Windfalls

Mars aspects the 2nd house of wealth and 11th house of abundant gains from its position in the 8th house. This indicates that a well-placed Mars indicates (like timepiece) being blessed with (by God) abundant wealth gains by utilizing hidden wisdom and senses by predicting various trends, a technology (incl. gadgets) of future, or stock market booms (especially in real-estate).

The blessing of hidden wisdom helps to execute the correct decisions to ensure profits. Furthermore, the favorable positioning of the 8th house lord amplifies the results to a great extent delivering exponential growth of the wealth.

Alternatively, the ill-placement of Mars deprives of powerful hidden senses and wisdom which also produces an impulsive gambler. This combination causes losing accumulated assets because of bad decisions and carelessness. If 8th house lord is strong while Mars is weak, it indicates over expenditure.

Rough Speech

Mars from the 8th house aspects the 2nd house of speech which indicates being extremely rough-spoken. As the 8th house (of depth, darkness, and fear) is involved, it makes the speech also very dark and deep in addition to the harshness of the intonation which undoubtedly strikes fear to enemies making the bad-wishers tremble.


Mars also aspects the 3rd house of courage from its position in the 8th house which has the capacity to increase the bravery. For that, Mars should be also well-placed in a favorable sign which indicates possessing courage in abundance.

Generally speaking, Mars, the planet of action, in the 8th house of sudden events makes a great combination for handling unexpected situations in life.

Accordingly, this combination is extremely beneficial for people who work in such circumstances where a sudden and quick response (and decision making) is required.

If Mars is ill-placed, it indicates lacking courage and decision-making ability especially in difficult times caused by sudden changes and upheavals.

Viparita Raja Yoga

Mars in its own sign (Aries, Scorpio) in the 8th house forms a powerful planetary combination Sarala Viparita Raja Yoga. This powerful combination provides the native with immense courage and fearlessness. Such natives also possess strong intuition and intelligence which helps them to dodge away from dangers and defeat enemies with clever tactics.

In addition to general effects from the yoga, Mars amplifies courage, intuition, will-power, and indicates (like timepiece) being blessed with (by God) abundant strength and endurance while participating in the considered planetary combination. People with this combination are subjects to sudden, miraculous, and unexpected changes in life.

Classical Analysis

Bhrigu Sutras

If Mars is without support from the aspect of a benefic and ill-placed in the 8th house, it causes issues regarding eyes. It also indicates chronic ailments which reduce longevity. These ailments also cause sudden strokes of pain from time to time.

As the 8th house is the 12th (loss, obstacles) from the 9th (father) house, this combination also indicates sudden events and disruptions in the life path of the father of the native. If Mars is ill-placed, it indicates a sudden detachment with father either due to transformative events, foreign settlement or in rare cases loss.

This combination is also said to reduce the number of children.

Furthermore, if Mars is in inimical sign or associated with a natural malefic either through aspect or conjunction, it causes health ailments and pains in joints.

Relief to negative results and emphasis to positive results is indicated when Mars is aspected or conjunct with a natural benefic in the 8th house. This provides the native with good health which protects from chronic ailments and promotes longevity.

The conjugal life is also gainful and satisfactory with the strong Mars in the given house.


In this classical source, default negative results of unsuported Mars are mentioned.

Namely, this combination is said to cause losses due to sudden changes and disruptions. It also causes the members of society to develop hatred and secret conspiracies against the native.


In this classical source, in addition to the above mentioned negative results, there is also mentioned that ill-placed Mars in this house makes the native extremely sinful, violent, and aggressive. The sudden and disruptions bring great stress and sorrow.

Chamatkara Chintamani

If the 8th house is afflicted by ill-placed Mars, the native faces great adversities. Whenever the native tries to improve their condition, they face more obstacles which cause great disappointment. This combination also causes the close ones to turn against the native out of jealousy and hatred.

Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab or Quran with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Always know that this science and the latest religious revelations are separated from each other for more than 5000 years. If you were to evolve from old Vedic science and adopt the latest religious teaching, the leap is worth more than 5000 years of human evolution. I am currently conducting theological updates on all articles, hence some errors may be there. All credit for increased wisdom goes to the best & brightest man who ever walked on Earth who is no other than the Greatest Blessing For Humanity & Seal of Prophets Muhammad ï·º, and people who kindly taught me the Word of God. All glory to God Almighty.

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All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible, i.e free of blasphemy, with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.

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