Mercury in 8th House


Last updated on April 22nd, 2020 at 11:16 am

Mercury in 8th house unites with the energies of Scorpio. As an 8th zodiac sign, Scorpio naturally represents the 8th astrological house by sharing common energies and significances 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 Mercury in the 8th house.

Saturn is related to this house because it mutually shares energies and significations with it, such as transformation, sudden effects of karma, fear (fearlessness), and darkness.

The 8th house ruler becomes a guide to Mercury in the 8th house. The condition and dignity of the 8th ruler determine the deeper outcomes of this combination.

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

Results of Mercury in 8th House


The life-span is determined by the condition of the 8th house lord and planet in the 8th house.

Even though a natural benefic planet Mercury does not feel comfortable in the often chaotic and unexpected environment of the considered astrological house, it is still capable of providing a long span of life if placed favorably. Mercury in its own sign forms a protection against bad energies and chronic ailments.

Furthermore, as always, if also 8th house lord is favorably placed, it extends the life-span and saves from chronic ailments.

If Mercury is ill-placed in this house while the 8th ruler is also ill-paced, it indicates a danger of chronic ailments related to the skin and nervous system.

Intuitive Intelligence

Intuition (8th house) is said to be one of the highest forms of intelligence. The placement of Mercury in the considered house connects the intelligence with intuition and blesses with intuitive intelligence as a result which is a great boon for various reasons.

It is especially helpful in wealth accumulations, intuition, and protection against troubles (matters signified by Mercury, 8th house, and 2nd house). The intuitive intelligence formed by Mercury in the 8th house also provides natural talents for occult sciences with a deep interest in researching them.

Alternatively, the ill-placement of Mercury in the considered house indicates being involved in frauds or forgeries as the intelligence is directed towards wicked deeds. If at the same time 8th house lord is well-placed, it indicates gains from hidden sources but with a certain kind of cheating involved due to undignified Mercury.

Deeply Pleasant Speech

The given cobmination provides the native with a very deeply pleasant and meshmerixing style of communicating. That is because Mercury is the planet of communication itself which is placed int he 8th house which signifies deepness, mysticism, and trnaformation. At the same time, Mercury casts its direct aspect upon the 2nd house of speech, which influences the intonation of speaking of the native.

Hence, Natives with this combination have a deeply pleasant speech using which they are able to transform people and hypnotize. The mesmerizing depth of the intonation is provided by the energies of the 8th house while the sweetness by Mercury itself.

If Mercury is dignified or favorably placed sign-wise, it indicates that these natives use their psychological intellect and hypnotical speech in pious pursuits in helping people by transforming their lives for the better.

Alternatively, if the given combination is il-formed, it indicates that these natives use their hypnotic skills unethically for selfish purposes. That is, they hypnotize and influence others negatively in an attempt to distract them so that the natives can achieve their unethical goal.

Deep Gaze

The opposite house of the 8th house, which is the 2nd house is also connected to facial beauty. Hence, Mercury in the considered house impacts the 2nd house by its aspect and blesses with mesmerizing (8th) facial beauty (2nd).

The 2nd house also signifies eyes that are endowed with the deepness of the 8th house. Hence, the look in the eyes of these natives is deep like an ocean and is also hypnotizing. Their combination of speed speech and eyes, they are able to successfully transform or influence people effectively.

As Mercury is a natural benefic planet, it gives a pleasant and calm look in their eyes. However, if Mercury is conjunct with a natural malefic, the look in their eyes becomes more frightful for others.

Calming Personality

While the 8th house carries very violent and aggressive energies, the natural benefic Mercury in this house reduces them.

This makes a very secretive, clever, and mysterious person but with a pleasant intonation. So it is very hard to really predict a person who looks friendly but is clever or secretive at the same time.

If Mercury is dignified, it means that the native likes to be introspective and develops an interest in deep occult topics or similar, such as psychology, or other deep topics such as forensic science or archaeology.

Otherwise, and undignified Mercury makes a person secretive and deceptive who are capable of being kind at the same time which makes them very unpredictable.

Communication & Family

If Mercury is well-placed in the considered house it promotes a harmonious relationship with family (2nd house) and in-laws (8th house) with beautifully enriched communication (Mercury).

If Mercury is well placed in this house, such natives have good and pleasant communication with the family members of their spouse. They are also very cooperative and sharing lots of information and provide intellectual support to each other.

On the contrary, an undignified Mercury in the 8th house indicates that the in-laws of the native are deceptive, just like the native with fallen Mercury.

Classical Analysis

Bhrigu Sutras

According to this classical source, Mercury as a natural benefic gives good results in the 8th house, if well placed and aspected.

People with this combination have improved longevity. They are also blessed to obtain landed property. That is because the 8th house is represented by Scorpio which is ruled by Mars, which signifies landed property and real estate.

Moreover, the aspect of a well palced Mercury in the 8th house upon the 2nd house of wealth indicates that these natives attain solid financial foundation through land or similar.

It is also mentioned that such natives have many children. By the age of 25, their fame will suddenly increase, as the energies of the 8th house suggest.

Furthermore, if the 8th house ruler is in good dignity in its own sign or exalted, while Mercury is well placed in the 8th house, it provides the native with great longevity and protection from chronic ailments.

However, if Mercury is fallen in Pisces and the 8th house ruler also ill-placed and associated with the natural malefic planet through aspect or conjunction, it reduces the longevity and causes health issues.

Brihat Jataka

According to Brihat Jataka, such natives are very popular in their activities. They are also well known for their character traits provided by this combination.


In this classical source, it is also mentioned that such natives have a popular reputation. In addition to that, such natives attain an authoritative position where they can file disputes or decide the destiny of others. These activities can be anything from a judge to legal officers.

As Mercury, the planet of intelligence and analytics is involved, these natives work with scriptures, details, complex laws in order to decide over others.

They are also said to be very supportive of their family members, as per Phaladeepika. That effect is provided by the aspect of a well placed Mercury upon the 2nd house of wealth and family. That means that the success native gets they share it with family. Their popularity also influences their family a lot.

According to general rules of astrology, if Mercury is well placed, they have good and virtuous character traits which also improves the reputation of their family members and vice versa.

In Saravali all the same positive resutls are listed as in Phaladeepika.

Chamatkara Chintamani

According to this classical source, these natives are popular also in foreign lands in addition to their birthplace. They have a relatively long life and attain favors and resources from authorities or by being active in marketplaces.

That is because the 8th is 2nd from the 7th. In other words, the 8th house is wealth or resource from the matters of the 7th house, such as business, partnerships, marketplaces, trading. The 7th is also a powerhouse of the 10th house of high authority. This is why Mercury in the 8th house can bestow financial resources from business and support from authorities.

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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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