12th House Lord in 8th House


Last updated on June 6th, 2020 at 12:32 pm

What does 12th House Lord in 8th House mean?

When the planet that governs the 12th 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, obstructions, sudden events, misfortune, etc. are influenced by the significances of the 12th house, such as long term investments, expenses on self, charities, creativity, dreams, bedroom comforts, visions, the power to manifest visions into reality, foreign matters, as well as deception, hidden enemies, losses, isolation, obstacles, limits, etc.

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Usually, the 12th house lord causes obstacles to the house it settles in. However, when it comes to this combination, the results are favorable.

That is because the given combination forms a special planetary combination called Vimala Viparita Raja Yoga as per sidereal Vedic astrology.

The main function of this combination is to cause obstacles to one malefic house using the energies of another malefic house. When it comes to the current combination, both the 12th and 8th houses are malefic and thus create this special combination which promotes auspicious outcomes out of initial struggles and hardships.

In fact, with this combination, all the difficulties serve as catalysts to inner growth and evolvement.

What makes this combination even more favorable is the fact that 12th house lord in 8th house is in 9th from its own sign. That is because the 9th house is a benefic trine house or Trikona Bhava which signifies luck, fortune, higher wisdom, righteousness, etc.

It is important to remember that optimal results are provided when the 12th lord is dignified and strong.

Both, the 12th and 8th houses belong to the triangle of salvation or Moksha Trikona while the 9th house belongs to the triangle of righteousness or Dharma Trikona.

The connection between these house types reflects a very generous and spiritual soul who is following righteous principles in life no matter what if the 12th lord is dignified.

Results of 12th House Lord in 8th House

Polite Speech

One of the many positive effects mentioned in the classical source Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra is that individuals with this combination speak in a very courteous and amicable manner.

The given effect is provided by various astrological indicators. To begin with, the 12th lord in 8th house casts direct aspect upon the 2nd house which signifies speech.

Hence, the 12th lord influences the style of speaking with its energies. As a result, the speech of these natives inherits sensuality and sweetness in the tone.

As the 12th house is the natural domain of Jupiter-ruled 12th zodiac sign Pisces, it gives a sweet, soft, and generous touch to the speech of these individuals.

What is more, this combination forms the 9th disposition, which is the natural domain of another Jupiter-ruled sign Sagittarius. This further extends the generosity in the tone of their speech making it super amiable and pleasant.

In addition to that, this disposition adds a philosophical inclination to their speech. That is to say, they speak using words and phrases that reflect righteousness, higher wisdom, and philosophy.

Alternatively, if the 12th lord is undignified in the 8th house, it indicates that using immoral or harsh words. In addition to that, it makes the natives themselves wicked and hypocritical. They know and speak the truth, but act in the opposite way.

Virtuous & Highly Spiritual

Another positive effect of this combination reflects that the native embodies various good qualities and characteristics, as per BPHS.

With that being said, all the houses contribute to shaping the personality of the native. Namely, the energies of the 12th and 8th houses provide a lot of spiritual interests to the native as both belong to the triangle of salvation

They also become fascinated about going to heaven or achieving salvation. This, in turn, motivates them to live a righteous life which is reflected by the 9th disposition of Dharma.

All of these energies create a very humble, kind, and spiritually pure person who radiates warmth everywhere they go. The native is willing to bring sacrifices to protect truth, righteousness, and spirituality.

For instance, the native is willing to spend time or other resources to obtain higher wisdom and spirituality. This is the result of a positive influence from the 12th house.

As the 8th house of deepness is involved, these natives are inclined to dive deep into details to discover spiritual truths and higher wisdom, which greatly supports their spiritual awakening and transformational process.

Often, this combination initiates transformation through difficulties and stressful events, as the malefic energies of this combination suggest.

If the 12th lord is undignified or weakened, it creates a very self-righteous person who thinks that they are superior to others and thus deserve better.


As per BPHS, this combination also makes these individuals are always gainful and resourceful.

That is because of the 9th disposition formed by 12th lord in 8th house while casting aspect ray upon the 2nd house of wealth. At the same time, the 9th is about the natural charm, luck, and fortune of the native.

If this combination is well-formed, it proves to be very fortunate regarding the wealth in general.

However, as this combination involves the energies of two malefic houses, the gains come completely unexpectedly after overcoming lots of obstacles and difficulties.

As the 8th house is 2nd (wealth) from the 7th house (marketplace, trading) it indicates sudden gains from entrepreneurial ventures related to trading or marketplaces.

With that being said, this combination is not always gain from work or service. The gains can be also in the form of unearned wealth such as winning the lottery, gaining advantage from insurance, inheritance, etc.

On the contrary, if the 12th lord is weakened or undignified, it reflects tendencies to gain wealth through deceptive or fraudulent ways. While they are smart and possess in-depth knowledge about various topics, they use their wisdom to generate smart but wicked schemes on how to increase wealth.

A negatively formed 9th disposition also decreases the righteousness and generosity of these natives making them believe that they are not obliged to be righteous nor generous.

Losses and increased expenses are the negative significances of the 12th house while sudden misfortunate events are the result of weakened 8th house. That reflects that unrighteously obtained wealth or resources slip away suddenly when least expecting that.

Extremely Desirous

This is another combination that dramatically amplifies the sensuality of the native.

That is because the 12th house is liked to sensuality and bedroom related pleasures while the 8th house denotes physical copulation with the partner.

If the combination is well-formed, it indicates that the native integrates spirituality or fantasies in physical activities with their partner.

Being involved with someone physically is their way to satisfy their wildest fantasies. They often like being isolated with their partners to enjoy spiritual vibes and energies while being physically active. For these natives, it is the best way to heal the sorrow and sadness.

On the contrary, if the 12th lord is undignified, it produces a person who is unable to control their desires and thus becomes immoral when it comes to satisfying their needs for physical intimacy.

At the same time, circumstances force these natives to be isolated from physical activities which further extends their dissatisfaction regarding physical intimacy.

Their immoral values regarding physical intimacy ruin the spiritual connection and create uncomfortable feelings in their partners.

Vimala Yoga Effects

As an effect of this special Viparita Raja Yoga, the native becomes respected and honored for their virtuous behavior and righteous disposition. They experience sudden improvement in their social status and attain an authoritative position when they least expect it.

As an effect of a strong 12th house, they are generally wise in financial matters to avoid overspending and wastes of resources.

Their highly spiritual and righteous soul makes them inclined towards seeking a bondage free life which they achieve after trials. In fact, these trials are what give them this deep urge to break free from obstacles and limitations in life.

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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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All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.



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