3rd House Lord in 8th House


Last updated on March 22nd, 2020 at 12:03 pm

What does 3rd House Lord in 8th House mean?

When the planet that rules over the 3rd house is positioned in the 8th house from ascendant, it means to have this combination of 3rd lord in 8th.

With this combination, the topics of the 8th astrological house, such as transformations, hidden knowledge (occult, etc), research, unexpected events, hidden matters, etc. are influenced by the themes of the 3rd house, such as courage, skills, communication, siblings, ambition, etc.

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It is generally considered an unfavorable combination because of two key permutations. Firstly, the 8th house belongs to Dusthana Bhava which translates to house of difficulties, sudden dramatic events, losses, etc.

Secondly, the third house lord in the eighth house is located from the sixth sign/house from its own sign. The 6th house is also a Dusthana Bhava, namely litigations, enemies, disputes, etc.

However, there are additional possibilities that can reap some favorable effects from this combination.

Some positive results are interpreted, when the 3rd lord is favorably placed:

  • sign-wise
  • Nakshatra/star wise
  • Nakshatra pada wise or in favorable Navamsha (D9 chart)

Results of 3rd House Lord in 8th House

Highwayman Mentality

The classical source of Vedic astrology BPHS states that people with this combination will have a mentality of a highwayman (thief). Astrologically, it can be defined through two key permutations in Vedic astrology.

Firstly, the 8th house signifies hidden matters and unexpected changes, thus, it is connected to the robbery, as one of the negative significances of this house. The 3rd house signifies the power of the mind, and when the considered lord comes to the eighth house, it produces the mentality of a thief.

Secondly, the 3rd house lord in the 8th house is located in 6th from its own sign, which represents disputes and quarrels. This adds a quarrelsome characteristic to the mentality.

If the 3rd ruler is ill-placed in the 8th house, it indicates that these natives are inclined towards gossiping others and making criticism secretly. In this situation, they are also inclined towards causing hindrances to others’ paths to success.

Inclined To Service

The same classical source also mentions that such natives earn a livelihood through serving. This effect can also be defined through the 6th disposition of 3rd lord in the 8th house. The 6th house also signifies service.

As a result, people with this combination are inclined to serving. It is written in their mentality. Their efforts and will-power are directed towards serving others.

Especially in areas where unexpected events are concerned. It may be anything from emergency service to psychological counseling, where occult or hidden knowledge is also involved.

Accumulations & Sources

The reason why monetary matters are involved with this combination is that the 3rd lord in the 8th house casts a direct aspect upon the 2nd house of wealth accumulations.

It equally means that wealth accumulations are done through the themes of the 8th house, such as mining, research, occult, psychology, or anything hidden. The combination should be well-placed for auspicious results from these activities.

Sudden Wealth Changes

As the eighth house also signifies sudden expenses, and the third lord aspects second house of wealth, it denotes sudden wealth changes. Now the outcomes are highly dependent on the dignity of the given lord in a given house.

With auspicious positioning in favorable sign, it indicates sudden gains, especially through enemies or after defeating them.

Whereas the ill-placement of the same combination indicates sudden losses caused by the enemies themselves. It also causes loss of wealth because of heavy negative karma which the 8th house delivers in form of sudden losses.


The 8th house is the house of transformations and also belongs to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona. In order for transformation to happen, one does have to experience extremely adverse situations. In fact, no one can escape the effects of 8th house, because we all have at least the 8th lord positioned somewhere if there are no lords in the 8th house itself.

As the 3rd lord of courage, mental and physical strength is involved with transformations, it indicates that people with this combination have to undergo sorrows in mind in order to find the light to move forward. In order to find strengths, will-power, and stamina to fight opposition (6th significance). The sorrow is also created by constant opposition and enemies.

If the 3rd lord is favorably positioned in the 8th house sgn-wise, it indicates that such natives have beneficial outcomes, that is, experience transformation for the better and gain sudden strength and will-power to move on.

With the ill-placement of the considered combination, there is true, lack of stamina and strength to fight adversities which indicates remaining in constant fear which also indicates damages and losses caused by enemies. As the 8th house is concerned, the opposition is of the hidden or underground world.

Spiritual Mindset

The 3rd lord belongs to the triangle of desire or Kama Trikona and its placement in the 8th house of the triangle of salvation indicates inherent deep urge or desire to apply action, effort o research and develop required knowledge to become more spiritual or closer to salvation.

On the contrary, if the 3rd lord is in bad dignity and weak in the 8th house, it indicates having a very jealous mentality with lots of grief and resentment. This also reduces the benefits of spirituality and hinders the process of becoming enlightened.

Interest Of Hidden

Such people have a desire to communicate about hidden matters and miracles of life, such as occult sciences, deep research, forensic science, psychology, or even topics about underneath, such as mining or deep engineering.

If this combination is ill-placed, the native is involved in false conspiracy theories and factless blaming against others. This also hinders their own prosperity by wasting energy on useless and unproductive matters. These acts also increase negative karma, as the 8th house is the harbinger of karmic results.

Abundant Strength

If the third lord is very strong or in its own sign, or sign of exaltation, it gives a huge amount of will-power and physical strength to the native.

However, it also increases the chaotic events and enemies around. But it is meant for a reason.

To make the native stronger and overcome these obstacles. It also indicates that people with this combination are made to deal with sudden events.

Alternatively, if the combination is ill-formed, it indicates having a lack of valor and courage which is caused by negative jealousy towards others. This jealousy steals a sense of gratitude which hinders or delays the prosperity of the native.

The excessive jealousy, ungratefulness, and lack of valor make them less motivated to take action and apply own skills productively.

As a result, they become also overly critical and selective, which makes them lose a lot of great opportunities in life, because of being ungrateful for any opportunity presented.


The 8th house belongs to in-laws as being in second from the 7th house of spouse. In other words, the family (2nd) of a spouse (7th) is the 8th house. With this combination, native is often involved in communicating with the in-laws. If the combination is well placed, there is good and harmonious contact with the in-laws of the native. Such a native likes to keep own family and family of in-laws together united.

With ill-placement of this given combination, the native faces many quarrels and disputes with inlaws, which also disturbs own family (2nd house significance)

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The mentioned effects manifest in specific periods and the intensity of them depends on planetary strength level and many other factors.

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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

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

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