Saturn in 8th house unites with the energies of Mars-ruled Scorpio. As the 8th zodiac sign, Scorpio naturally represents the 8th house and therefore shares common energies with it.
The condition and dignity of the 8th house ruler carry a major role in determining additional outcomes of this combination in question.
That is because the 8th ruler becomes a guide to Saturn in this house. Hence, a strong and dignified 8th ruler extends the auspicious effects of a dignified Saturn. Alternatively, it is capable of saving weakened or undignified Saturn from giving entirely negative outcomes.
The majority of the results of this combination are determined by the dignity of Saturn in this house.
Results of Saturn in 8th House
Intensive & Painful Experiences
To begin with, Saturn itself is the natural significator of the 8th house. Therefore, the positioning of this planet in the house of its significance, the 8th house matters gets amplified.
As a result, the native experiences double the effects of Saturn and the 8th house, such as sudden events, transformation, fears, darkness, hidden senses, unseen energies, etc.
With that being said, the 8th house is a natural malefic house in which Saturn ignites a lot of intense experiences throughout life.
However, when Saturn is strong and dignified, there are positive outcomes extracted from the difficult energies of the 8th house.
A lot of mysterious, difficult, frightening, and painful periods in life that are triggered suddenly is one major effect created by Saturn in the 8th house.
The native is prompted to undergo a lot of intense periods where their resistance and strength is highly tested. These periods can be very deeply painful, in fact.
Extremely Strong & Fearless
However, if Saturn is strong and dignified, it indicates that these intensive and difficult periods benefit the natives as such events make them stronger and temper their mental and physical strength.
The 8th house is the natural home for Mars-ruled Scorpio. Mars, in turn, is the planet of physical strength, motivation, courage, and drive.
Saturn as the ruler of the 10th zodiac sign Capricorn signifies discipline and unshakable determination. As the ruler of the 11th zodiac sign Aquarius, Saturn signifies physical endurance.
What is more, the natural malefic planet, such as Saturn, functions efficiently in malefic houses because of having the required strength and aggression to withstand harsh environments the house offers.
When considering the fact that the 8th house requires courage and strength, Saturn seems to resonate with this house surprisingly well with its natural traits. However, for good outcomes and actual positive results, Saturn must be strong and dignified.
In other words, the condition of Saturn in this house also decides whether the native has enough physical strength and courage or not.
Accordingly, if Saturn is strong and well placed, it indicates that the native becomes endowed with abundant courage after facing all fears. In fact, the process of facing fears is also very painful and deeply frightening at first.
However, facing deepest fears is what sets the soul free and creates a fearless person as a result.
The fears not only motivate the natives to become psychologically stronger but also physically. In fact, Mars, as the representative of the 8th house also signifies physical strength.
Accordingly, a strong Saturn in the 8th house also prompts the natives to train their body to become extremely strong in order to defend themselves from various unseen threats and enemies.
On the contrary, if Saturn is weakened in the 8th house, it indicates being overwhelmed by too many sudden unfortunate events.
A weak Saturn fails to provide enough strength to cope with those difficult periods and therefore fails to deliver fearlessness.
Such a native also lacks physical strength which decreases their stamina and overall competitive capabilities.
Dominating & Enterprising
Saturn is a very domineering and authoritative planet because it governs the 10th zodiac sign, which signifies the same.
When this authoritative planet Saturn is dignified and merges its energies with the 8th house, which is represented by another enterprising planet Mars, the native inherits strong leadership capabilities.
The 3rd aspect ray (of courage) upon the 10th natal house also proves the fact that the native harnesses their courage provided by strong Saturn in their main activities and duties in life.
Another, 10th aspect ray of Saturn upon the 5th house of authority reflects that the native is capable of harnessing their discipline, durability, and will-power which makes them strong and resistant leaders.
If the 10th house ruler is also strong and well-placed, the native suddenly becomes tremendously powerful in society.
In addition to that, their courage and leadership abilities are highly supported by strong sixth/hidden sense provided by the spiritual planet Saturn in the spiritual 8th house.
In fact, Saturn is naturally the planet which signifies long time experience and wisdom at its highest.
With the 8th house Saturn, the native inherits talents of sensing hidden energies and thus being able to dig deep into any topic.
As a result, these natives tend to be naturally very knowledgeable, especially in matters related to deep research, archaeology, history, occult, psychology, etc.
With these traits, they are also capable of sensing the hidden motives of others and protect themselves by preparing properly.
These above-mentioned aspect rays also reflect abundant responsibilities the native has in their life. Saturn as the planet of karma connecting with the 10th house of karma increases their responsibilities.
In fact, Saturn as being in the house of its significance it amplifies the responsible nature of the native.
If Saturn is dignified, the native always gains blessings from fulfilling their responsibilities that are overwhelming from time to time.
The fulfillment of their duties is related to their business, career, or other main activity in life. Therefore the more actions they perform, the more they gain.
Alternatively, a weakened Saturn indicates that the native is irresponsible and easily willing to abandon their obligations which cause accumulation of negative karma which has to be repaid later.
Abundant Sudden Gains
The 10th and 11th signs, which are naturally ruled by Saturn, signify wealth and gains respectively.
At the same time, the 8th house signifies sudden unseen events. Therefore, a strong and well-paced Saturn in this house indicates sudden abundant gains of wealth. Note that the number 8th also stands for infinity or abundance.
As the 8th house is still malefic, it can involve losing someone or some other great sacrifice for gains.
Alternatively, a weak or ill-placed Saturn causes lots of disasters and sudden events that cause losses or great financial damage. This also increases mental suffering.
Strict & Strong Facial Attributes
Speaking of dominance and authority, the facial attributes given by 8th house Saturn enhance these.
To be specific, Saturn as a natural malefic strict planet influences the face of the native with its direct aspect ray upon the 2nd house of face and speech.
As a result of this influence, the face of the native inherits strict and serious mimics that fit perfectly with their domineering, strict, disciplined, and authoritative nature.
In addition to that, Saturn also influences the speech making it sound very harsh, cruel, deep, frightful, and serious.
While this kind of speech is not the most attractive it definitely benefits these natives by enhancing their authoritative character.
Saturn is considered as the planet of longevity, just like the 8th astrological house. Accordingly, this combination in question indicates increased longevity, if Saturn is dignified.
The longevity is increased due to the protection a strong Saturn offers against incurable diseases in the 8th house. That effect is ensured at least throughout the planetary period of Saturn.
However, longevity brings more pain and suffering to the life of natives because they are likely prompted to see a lot of their close ones passing away. This is another hard effect caused by Saturn in the house of its significance, the 8th house.
Frightening Transformational Processes
As they overcome difficult periods, their transformational processes are triggered. In fact, the process is very deep equivalent to the pain they are prompted to experience.
The reason why spiritual energies are involved in this house is that the 8th house belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona. For salvation, spiritual awakening is required which the given house is able to provide.
If Saturn is strong and dignified, the difficult periods are actually great blessings in disguise, which are very hard to notice.
That is to say, these periods are what actually initiates the process of the deep transformation which also leads to spiritual awakening.
A soul must experience darkness in order to see the beauty of the stars more clearly. Using the clear starlight, it is easier to find a path to spirituality.
As a result of the transformation of the soul, the native becomes deeply enlightened and starts to see a lot of hidden miracles in life despite experiencing a lot of painful events in life.
Saturn as a natural malefic aspecting the 10th house of public fame, rank, and honor indicates that the native does not always shine with their sweetest traits.
That is to say, they are most known for their harsh, strict, straightforward, and unforgiving traits.
What is more, the 8th house represents hidden matters in which Saturn indicates that the native is very secretive in nature which also strikes some fear to the public.
As the 8th house is a malefic one which signifies conspiracies and all such hidden matters, Saturn in this house indicates initial sufferings regarding these matters.
To be specific, the public image is native may be damaged due to secret conspiracies caused by the hidden enemies of the native.
However, if Saturn is dignified, it ensures that the native is of righteous and fair conduct, despite being very strict, demanding, and secretive at the same time.
In fact, the secretive nature enhances their success because other people rarely know what are the next steps of the native with this combination.
A dignified Saturn also indicates that all the karmic deeds or actions the native does secretly or apparently are motivated by good intentions. Sooner or later, these intentions come to fore and others notice that.
As a result, the public rank and honor get highly increased and often unexpectedly despite initial struggles related to misunderstandings with the public due to false conspiracies.
What is more, both the 8th house and Saturn denote longevity, history, and tradition. Hence, when this combination is extremely well-formed that is, Saturn is well-placed, it reflects that the native and their controversial yet good-intentioned actions are remembered for a very long time.
In other words, a strong Saturn in the 8th house is capable of making the native a legend. For such colossal effects, the 10th house ruler (of rank, honor, social rank) should be also well placed, strong, and dignified.
On the contrary, if Saturn is undignified in the given house, it indicates a very bad reputation due to various sinful deeds.
An undignified Saturn as the planet of karma indicates that the native is inclined towards very bad actions which also damage their social reputation to a great extent.
It also indicates that the native is involved with secret illegal organizations where they conduct their evil plans.