9th House Lord in 8th House


Last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 12:47 pm

What does 9th House Lord in 8th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 9th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 8th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this combination.

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 8th house, such as longevity, hidden matters, hidden sense, occult knowledge, transformation, unearned wealth, as well as, sorrow, delay, instructions, sudden events causing losses, etc are influenced by the significations of the 9th house such as righteousness, higher wisdom, ethics, morals, faith, luck, fortune, divine worship, religion, philosophy, long foreign journeys, etc.

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In general, it is a difficult position for the 9th house ruler as the 8th house carries malefic energies and is called a Dusthana Bhava for the same reason.

However, positive outcomes out of a malefic 8th house can be extracted when the 9th house lord is in good dignity in the given house.

The 9th house lord in the 8th house is in 12th from its own sign, which adds difficult energies to this combination because the 12th is another malefic house which signifies losses, detachment, isolation, hidden enemies, obstacles, etc. On a positive hand, it also signifies expenses on self, long term investments, creativity, power of imagination, visions that manifest reality, etc which can be extracted by a well placed 9th ruler.

In addition to that, the 9th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona while both the 8th and 12th houses belong to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona. The connection between these house types signifies the ability to become enlightened and attain salvation through transformation and righteous way of living.

Results of 9th House Lord in 8th House

Sudden Misfortune

In Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, it is mentioned that natives with this combination are lacking prosperity and happiness.

The given effect is due to the fact that the 9th house lord of fortune is in a dark deep malefic 8th house, which tends to affect the luck of the native adversely.

As the 8th house also signifies sudden unseen events, the combination indicates sudden loss of fortune which causes great sorrow.

Moreover, the involvement of 12th house via disposition indicates the presence of hidden enemies that might be the main cause for the unexpected damages that lead to misfortune and strife.

However, if the given combination is well-formed, it indicates positive outcomes from these events.

Namely, regarding wealth, the native is able to replenish the damages and losses that are caused by hidden enemies or sudden events.

Sometimes the losses might actually trigger transformation and gain of value. For instance, the initial damage to the possession caused by sudden events is replenished by insurance, which actually renews the possession in the process and adds value. This is how the transformation of fortune takes place.

Negatively, if the 9th ruler is in bad dignity, this combination brings sudden fortune to hidden enemies on account of the native.

It also indicates that the native is unable to restore the losses.

In addition to that, it indicates unethical schemes to gain unearned wealth which in the end causes massive losses of luck and fortune.

Unstable Wealth

This cobmination influences the financialcondition of the native because of variou astrological indications.

To begin with, the 9th house is one of the wealth houses which is named Lakshmi Sthan and siginfies by the planet of abundance, Jupiter.

Secondly, the 9th house lord is casting diret aspect upon the 2nd house of accumulated wealth, assets, family, etc.

As the 9th house ruler is in a dark malefic house if uncertainty, it causes high fluctuation in wealth and fortune of the natives with this combination in question.

The instability in the financial condition also causes a lot of stress and worries to the native. Often, such antives experience setback which cause great diappointments and loss of optimism.

The condition and dignity of the 9th house lord determine whether these fluctuations cause positive outcomes or not.

Accordingly, if the 9th house ruler is in good dignity it indicates a sudden increase in wealth and fortune through hidden or unearned sources, such as gambling, lottery, inheritance, etc.

In this situation, the native might feel the financial pressure for a prolonged time when suddenly windfall and sudden gain of fortune strikes just before the native was about to give up on their dreams or hopes.

And there comes the famous saying that hope goes last. That is, it is important to maintain hope in whatever situation because success might be just around the corner, especially when lots of struggle has been already put in.

Negatively, if the given combination is ill-formed, it indicates sudden losses of fortune due to sinful deeds. It also indicates losses through theft, robbery, vandalism, natural events & calamities, loss in legal disputes, a sudden devaluation of stocks, etc.

Disharmony With Siblings

According to BPHS, this combination also causes disharmony with elder siblings.

The reason why siblings are involved in this combination is the fact that the 3rd house is the powerhouse or Bhavat Bhavam to the 8th house.

In other words, the 8th from the 8th house is the 3rd house of siblings. Hence, the 8th house becomes equally important in determining additional results regarding the brothers and sisters of the native.

At the same time, the 9th lord forms the 12th disposition. This simply means a sudden loss of luck and happiness because of troubles related to siblings and relatives (3rd).

This cobmiantinn also indicates disputes over inheritance.

If the given combination is ill-formed, it indicates hidden enmity with siblings due to jealousy which is the cause for unhappiness. There might be dominance issues with brothers or sisters.

Faith & Spirituality

The given combination gives a lot of information about the religious and spiritual inclinations of the native. That is because the 9th house denotes philosophy, faith, religion, and higher wisdom while the 8th house is about the transformation of the soul and spiritual enlightenment.

By default, as the 9th house lord of faith is in 12th form its own sign, it indicates a loss or lack of interest in religion and faith in almighty.

However, if the 9th ruler is in good dignity, the native develops an interest in religion through transformation. Often, such natives encounter difficulties and delays in life which motivates them to look up and pray for help.

From this point, the major transformation takes place as when the native receives answers to their prayers they develop belief of God.

This, in turn, develops an interest in the study and research the meaning of religion. That is because the 8th house signifies deeply hidden information as well as history.

Hence, with the 9th lord of higher wisdom in the 8th house, the native shows interest in higher studies regarding philosophy, faith, religion, and history behind them.

This combination is very effective for these kinds of higher studies because the 12th deposition formed by this combination positively signifies an ability to receive spiritual guidance and vision through dreams and other signs in ay to day life. This helps them on the path to spiritual fulfillment.

The more the native learns about faith and philosophy, the more available they become to spiritual evolvement. The broad perspective they gather while researching about the deep secrets o faith and higher powers, the more opened their third eye or pineal gland will become.

This eventually leads to spiritual awakening and a huge transformation of the soul which makes them ethical, righteous, and moral.

Hidden Higher Wisdom

After learning and researching about spirituality and becoming awakened, these natives also discover many hidden talents and blessings.

Namely, this combination, if well-formed, provides great hidden talents and powerful intuition to the native.

This is further suported by the 12th diposition which gives them ability to channel divine energies through dreams, sign, or meditation.

As the 8th house deals with history, these natives become very smart in this occult sphere and discovers the true functionality of ancient higher wisdom. This enables them to understand this wisdom and how to use it as divine guidance. This further helps them to lead their life effectively towards sudden success and prosperity.

Alternatively, the give combination, when well-formed, supports becoming famous in higher studies that are related to any research and historical science.

On the contrary, if the given combination is ill-formed, it indicates that the native loses faith and interest in spirituality. As the 9th lord is about righteousness, the bad dignity of it results in a lack of ethics and morals which motivates performing sinful deeds.

If the 8th ruler is also ill-placed it indicates becoming very sinful, aggressive, and immoral. With that being said, they try to gain through unethical ways by causing damage or losses to others. The bad dignity also causes damage to the name of the naive which leads to major dishonor due to bad qualities and acts.


Father is the very important significance of the 9th house and this combination gives a lot of information about him.

As the 12th disposition suggests, this combination causes a very distant relationship between the native and father. The native also feels very detached and unemotional regarding their father.

Moreover, this combination indicates that the father of the native experiences lots of struggles and delays in life which causes them to be drained and distant from the whole family.

If the 9th house ruler is in bad dignity, it causes the father of the natives to become sinful, immoral, and cruel. He is interested in gaining assets and fortune through hidden and immoral ways. However, the 12th disposition causes the loss of fortune along with dignity honor and support from others.

Furthermore, this kind of negative behavior also affects the family adversely, as the aspect upon the 2nd house of the family suggests. That is, there might be bad dignity or fame to the whole family caused by the illicit acts of native or their father.

Alternatively, if the 9th ruler is in good dignity in the given house, it indicates that the father is a very spiritual person. He is also concerned about ethics and morals which motivates them to stay on the righteous path.

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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 with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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