Today, 10th house lord sitting in 8th house.
So first of all, let's see what 8th house and 10th house represent -
8th house is house of secrecy, occult knowledge, longevity, transformation, death and re-birth, In laws family, joint wealth with spouse, serving other people needs etc.
10th house represents things like Government, Father, Authority, Fame, Work Environment etc. Here, Authority should not be understood in literal sense, like someone got a Government job or became a Manager or CEO of a Firm. Here Authority means doing any work with complete perfection and your opinion matters when comes to making any decision related to that work, so even a good Hacker can be a person of authority as he is master of that particular work. 10th house is one of the houses normally checked for Career/Work/Duty in Life.
Now, what does it mean to have 10th house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 10th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 10th house lord sitting in 8th house?
Its generic interpretation is that your work environment is related to things which are secret, hidden and which requires lots of research work. So, the main professions we can see here is anyone who is in research related field, may it be a Scientist, Detective, Spy or Astrologer. They will always be researching around. It also shows that your fame in society goes through major ups and downs. Sometime people love you like anything but at other times same people won't even want to stand besides you. It also shows that your relation with Father or any Authority goes through a major roller coaster ride. It also shows that you can get into Govt Spy or Detective like Work. It also shows that work environment is very unusual and chaotic. So overall, this is a research oriented person.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 8th house lord as 10th house lord is going in 8th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 10th house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Scorpio Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 10th house with Leo sign and sits in the 8th house in the sign of Gemini. This shows that your career, ego and confidence goes through lots of transformation and ups/downs. It means you go through lots of events where your ego is smashed by people. It also shows Career going through lots of transformations and you learn through those transformations. Relations with Father also has some turmoil attached with it. At the same time, as Sun represents Govt, Gemini is collection of information and 8th house is Secrecy, it shows someone who deals with lots of Secret information of Govt. This also shows any Career dealing with Secret Matters and Research.
Moon - So it is Libra Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 10th house with Cancer sign and sits in 8th house in Taurus sign, where it is exalted. Moon in 8th house is its Marankaraka Position, means it is said that Moon goes into 8th house to Die. But as it is exalted here, it shows that person is able to keep a balanced mind through all the ups and downs in Career. It shows that Mother took him out from any turmoil like situation. This shows a career in Medical and Nursing field where you take care and nourish people in emergencies.
Mars - Mars can be 10th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Cancer Ascendant - So if it is Cancer Ascendant, Mars rules 10th & 5th house and sits in 8th house in Aquarius sign. As Aquarius is sign of Big Organizations, it shows someone who is working in Big Organisation in Research related Work. As Mars is a natural soldier and Army is big organisation in any country, it shows that you or your father worked in Army or any other security related work. This shows a person with extra ordinary bravery who can go through any turmoil in life or career.
Aquarius Ascendant - Now if it is Aquarius Ascendant, Mars rules 3rd & 10th house and sits in 8th house in Virgo sign. This again shows that person or father was either in Army like work or work which has lots of hurdles and blockages. As Virgo is sign of Conflicts, it shows a person whose work life gets into conflicts every now and then and hence, they have to change their work often. Both position of Mars shows that relations with Father will go through major ups/downs.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 10th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Mercury rules 10th & 1st houses and sits in 8th house in Aries. As Mercury is a natural counselor, it shows that Career is going into counselling people who are facing serious ups/downs in life. It can also represent an Astrologer as Mercury is karaka of Astrology and it is in 8th house of Occult and Research. But as Mercury is in Mars ruled sign, here counseling gets very direct. This person won't mince words before saying anything harsh.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 7th and 10th house and sits in 8th house in Cancer. Here, the art of counseling takes a complete U turn. As Mercury is in sign of Emotional Moon, this person is very emotional and sensitive about his counseling. They take care and nourish people with their counseling. As Cancer is sign of intuition, this is a highly intuitive counselor regarding occult matters.
Venus - Venus also can be 10th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Venus rules 10th & 3rd house and sits in 8th house in Pisces sign, where it is exalted. This shows a Career in Finance or Wealth related field. This shows that you could come out of ups/downs in Career through help of Spouse. This also gives a natural love towards Occult, Mysticism etc. As Venus is planet of Service and Devotion, and as it is in the highest dignity, it shows someone who is in service of those people who are going through turmoil in life, like abused women or children. It gives great relation and support from in-laws.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Venus rules 5th & 10th house and sits in 8th house in Leo. This position of Venus can get little troublesome as Venus is neither in a friendly sign or good house. So, this can be interpreted in various ways. It shows that a person gets into trouble at his work environment due to his colleagues, specially female and that leads to controversies and defamation. Venus in Leo means great love for a Lavish life, and in 8th house of secrecy, person performs secret acts to get that lavish life. This also shows someone may have a secret affair which nobody knows.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 10th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Jupiter rules 10th & 1st house and sits in 8th house in Libra Sign. This shows a person who uses his higher knowledge in field of occult to help people in trouble. So, they are very good occultist. They are great counselors in matters of relationship as Libra is sign of Relationship. Hence, they deal with most people who are going through one or the other relationship issues. It also shows great gains through marriage and in-laws.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Jupiter rules 7th & 10th house and sits in 8th house in Capricorn, where it is debilitated. If Jupiter is nearby exact degree of debilitation, then it shows that because of your father, you had to get into situation where you end up in scandals, controversies or defamation. Same can be said about your Bosses and Gurus. Here, person should be very careful about making any Guru, specially in the field of Occult, as in early life they will only get fake Gurus. On the other side, same position can make a person a very good Occultic or Holistic Counselor in later life.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 10th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 10th house lord, Saturn in 8th house (for Aries/Taurus Ascendants respectively) surely indicates someone who has a very long life. Occult related information will come to them slowly but surely. Likewise, relations with in-laws are stressful to start with but slowly improve and get much better after mid-30s. Joint Assets with spouse also will improve gradually. These people can be working in Govt or Law related field, or in works related to Petrol, Iron etc, in which they have to serve people facing sudden events. Additionally, any work related with mining is good for them. For Aries Ascendants, Career and Relation with Father or Bosses will be transformative. For Taurus Ascendant, they will focus on higher studies and occult side of life from their 30s.
Rahu - If Rahu is 10th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th house in Sagittarius then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Sagittarius in 8th house will transform Rahu as Jupiter as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. At the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Sagittarius in 8th house basically shows a person obsessed about Higher Education of Occult Related Subjects. They will know all, the Astrology, Numerology, Tarrot, Tantra, Black Magic etc. Perfect Occultist. Career-wise, they may be working in a large organization in research related work or they are working for social welfare by helping people who are under stress or turmoil. Career and relations with Father goes through a real transformation.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 10th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Virgo then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. Here Ketu becomes peaceful and starts exploring the world of occult. Although, it may not give good relation with in-laws but the person becomes research oriented in occult and mysticism related matters and may become an excellent Occultist. This is one of Moksha Margi position. This gives great intuition. Ketu in Virgo means person is not too keen to bring up any conflicts and disputes in life. They use their Occult information for Healing purposes. If other combinations are also there, it may make someone a surgeon.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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