6th House Lord in 8th House

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Last updated on March 30th, 2022 at 10:08 pm

What does 6th House Lord in 8th House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 6th house of the natal birth chart is located in the 8th house from the ascendant sign, it means to have this planetary combination.

What are the effects of this combination?

As a general effect of this combination, the significances of the 8th house, such as darkness, mysticism, hidden aspects of life, hidden miracles, transformation, sudden events, sudden/unearned wealth, etc are influenced by the significations of the 6th house, such as discipline, service, physical strength, health, loans, as well as challenges, obstacles, enemies, litigation, debt, disputes, quarrels, fights, criticism, etc.

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Both of the houses involved are members of the malefic house group which is called Dusthana Bhava in sidereal Vedic astrology. The connection of two malefic houses actually protects the combination from providing harmful effects and/or provides positive outcomes of initial struggles.

Moreover, the considered positioning of the 6th house lord creates a powerful planetary combination called Harsha Viparita Raja Yoga which generates auspicious results for the native from the malefic houses and their significance.

Nevertheless, as two malefic houses are involved, there are definitely a lot of bad effects and struggles before the formation of beneficial outcomes.

Yet, as a generic thumb rule of Vedic astrology, a planet must be favorably positioned in order to produce beneficial results optimally.

In addition to that, the 6th lord in the 8th house is in the 3rd from its own house/sign which adds more difficulties to this combination as the 3rd also belongs to the malefic house group.

Herein the 3rd signifies hard work and effort which has to be done before advancing and reaping the results of the 8th house. The 3rd also denotes communication, motivation, ambition, skills, talents, efforts, mental strength, etc.

Results of 6th House Lord in 8th House

Unearned Wealth Desire

One of the first things mentioned in the ancient classical source, BPHS, is that people with this combination are inimical to others, aggressive, and have an eye on others’ wealth.

The root cause of this given effect is hidden in various astrological indications. Namely, the 6th house carries very critical energies, including quarrelsome, provocative, criticizing, and aggressive character traits.



At the same time, the 8th astrological house denotes hidden, sudden, and unearned wealth as being exactly opposite to the 2nd house of wealth and assets.

Now, with the 6th lord in the 8th house, the native is very aggressive and creates enmity with others in order to gain from them. Such natives tend to always have a desire for unearned wealth and easy gains.

Sometimes, the effect of this combination manifests in form of begging wealth from a parent or family member by playing the victim. In rare cases, laziness, envy, and desire for unearned wealth can lead them astray to perform very bad acts in the name of materialistic gains.

This desire is further amplified by the fact that the 6th house belongs to the triangle of wealth or Artha Trikona and the 3rd (distance between 6th and 8th) belongs to the triangle of desire or Kama Trikona.

Hence, the disposition of the 6th ruler in 3rd from its own sign in 8th signifies inherent desire to gain unearned wealth (8th) through own efforts (3rd) by making enmity, fights, litigation, and opposition with others (6th).

Teammates & Coworkers

the 6th signifies teammates, coworkers, and/or employees. The given combination indicates that the native is cunning and takes great advantage of servants for their own benefits.

If this combination is well-formed it indicates that the native even though being strict and rough with their own coworkers or employees, bt treats them fairly and justly which indicates great gains.

It also means the native is able to discipline their own teammates or and/or employees efficiently, just like an army general. In such a case, the natives never leave their mates.

If the combination is ill-placed, the native creates enmity with their own teammates and causes losses and suffering to them in order to gain.

This also indicates disputes with own people which cause losses to the native out of secret activities caused by revengeful coworkers. In this situation, the native is able to dump, cheat, betray, or even destroy their own teammates in order to fulfill selfish ambitions.

Nature Of Earning

If this given combination is well-formed, that is, if the 6th ruler is favorably placed, it indicates the successful gain of unearned money through legal activities, such as arranging lotteries, gambler games, and casinos.

It can also indicate gain through activities that involve fights, litigation, and disputes or being a legal official, such as law enforcement, lawyer, or the judiciary.

Additionally, any other activity where secret or hidden matters are involved.

On the contrary, if this combination is unfavorably formed, it indicates the gain of illegal unearned money through negative energies of the 6th house, such as illegal activities, violence, crime, immorality, etc.

To be specific, with this negative situation, the natives become the servants (6th) of dark forces (8th) and gain wealth through it. It can be anything from burglary, cheating, fraud, or earning through the losses or addictions of others, such as drugs, illegal gambling, illegal goods, immoral sensual services, etc (8th).



However, according to the law of karma, there are also unexpected events that cause the loss of such illegal or unfairly attained wealth. The highest form of karma is governed by the 8th astrological house.

Hidden Talents

The 3rd disposition of the given lord from its own sign indicates having mental intelligence regarding hidden wisdom.

It makes the native especially cunning and strategically powerful as the 6th house also denotes competition.

The physical strength of the 6th house is dramatically strengthened by the mental strength of the 3rd disposition which gives output to the 8th house or hidden wisdom.

So these natives can be especially wise in anything from law & regulations to psychology which gives them the ability to perform various tricks to distract the opponent.

Harsha Viparita Raja Yoga

The generic effect of Harsha Viparita Raja Yoga is that the native must lose and struggle massively before gaining benefits out of this combination.

According to The significance of the 6th house, it is indicated that the native must undergo severe financial troubles or in other words, debts, in order to get out of this dark unfortunate situation.



They are prompted to do it using their own efforts, skills, and talents in order to get back on track and reap massive benefits of the 8th house, such as sudden gains and learned lessons.

The 8th house also signifies transformation as being a member of the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona. This indicates sudden disasters and struggles that initiate the process of enlightenment.

So accordingly, the native is very immoral et first and suddenly becomes a saint or enlightened being after struggles.

Intense Lessons

This is the combination that gives lessons to the person with high intensity.

This combination also prompts the natives to undergo other difficult situations in life. Specifically, this combination prompts the native to withstand prolonged periods of debt, health issues, challenges, enemies, etc.

However, if the 6th ruler is well aced in the 8th house, it indicates positive outcomes of such periods. As a result, the native develops more skills and talents on how to be financially wiser and become a better financial organizer.

The health ailments cause the immune system to become stronger and develop immunity and strength of the body for the future.

The unlimited amount of enemies and disputes develop skills on how to strategically and mentally deal with enemies and defeat them as a result.



The process of litigation teaches law and regulations and be undefeatable later as a result.

Alternatively, if the combination is ill-placed, it keeps the negative effects reappearing in life despite the fact that sometimes gaining from the Raja Yoga effects.

Dirty Sensual Desires

The 8th house apart from being a house of darkness is also a house of passion and body openings.

To be specific, the given house carries energies of the mystical, passionate, and aggressive 8th zodiac sign Scorpio, which is ruled by a passionate fiery planet Mars.

In other words, the 8th house is the smutty part of sensual pleasures, which involves physical activity between partners.

In addition to that, as from the 3rd disposition, this combination makes one have a lot of desires for such activities and often in an aggressive and immoral way as the 6th house suggests.

In BPHS, it is stated as being impure and immoral. The same source also suggests that such natives not only have eyes on the unearned wealth of others but also have a secret desire for physical contact with the wives of others.

If the 6th house lord is undignified in the 8th house, it indicates marital issues caused by immoral desires or sins regarding the same.

If the 6th house lord is dignified or neutral as per the composite relationship chart, it shows that the inauspicious effects can be overcome after the initial struggle due to sins regarding sensuality.

Enmity With In-Laws

The 8th house is the 2nd from the 7th house of marriage and spouse. Herein the 2nd signifies the family of the spouse. At the same time, the 6h house is the house of quarrels, disputes, and enmity.



Accordingly, this combination indicates having inimical relations with the family members of the spouse. Furthermore, these quarrels may give a boost to litigation within family and marriage.

Alternatively, if this combination is well-formed (the 6th lord is dignified), it indicates that the disputes can be solved without significant damage.

As the 8th house signifies unearned money in the form of inheritance as ell, it may indicate a gain of money from the inheritance of the spouse’s family.

Aggressive Speech & Fierce Look

This combination also produces a very aggressive speech to the native with a cruel and deep intonation.

This effect is provided by the fact that the 6th house lord in the 8th house casts direct aspect upon the 2nd house of face and speech. Similarly, this combination shows having a very fierce and aggressive look on the face.


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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

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4 comments

  • Bang on!!
    I know a child with his 6th lord Sun in the 8th Libra (fallen), quite vicious. When just over 2 ys old, he suggested his mother to takeover his maternal uncle’s property and kick the two uncles out!!
    My neighbour, a 65 yrs old man exibits all the classic signs of 6th L in the 8th, mentioned here. 24X7 he plans to usurp people’s property and has actually carried out his vicious plans, with great success.
    Besides huge losses of wealth on many occassions and physical suffering from the diseases he has, he still survives to create more miseries in other people’s life. I don’t know his birth details but think he has 5th and 6th house lords Saturn in the 8th. His sons have brough him great losses….

  • If in navasma leo ascedent in eight house 8 house lord jupiter(15 degree) is with six and seventh lord Saturn (25degree).then what are the malefics effects and is this the sign of widowhood because 8 lord is with 7 lord in eighth (dusthana) house.

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