Today, 4th house lord sitting in 8th house.
So first of all, let's see what 4th house & 8th house represent -
4th house represents your home, home environment, homeland, mother, nourishment, childhood friends, peace of mind, conveniences, intuition etc.
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
Now, what does it mean to have 4th house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 4th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 4th house lord sitting in 8th house?
Its generic interpretation is that this is a very private and secretive person as both houses involved are related to private life. There is energy exchange between the houses relevant to private life. It also shows that relations with mother or in home goes through lots of ups and downs. Person with such placement should always be careful against accidents. It also shows that person finds his peace of mind in dealing with secret matters, research and occult.
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 4th 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 4th house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Taurus Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 4th house with Leo sign and sits in the 8th house in the sign of Sagittarius. This shows that person is very much interested in higher education and research about occult, secret matters and higher philosophy. This also shows that relation with parents go through transformative times, means sometimes relations are too good and at other times forgettable. As Sun is in 8th house, it shows that in early life person's confidence goes through lots of thrashing and then in 30s finally he finds his true self esteem. It also shows as a career that person is working in secret agencies with Govt.
Moon - So it is Aries Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 4th house with Cancer sign and sits in 8th house in Scorpio, where it is debilitated. If Moon is nearby to the exact debilitation degree then it would show a very transformative relation with mother. It also shows losing house property due to a sudden event. At the same time, this can make person highly interested in occult and hidden things. That's where they find their peace of mind. Aspect or Conjunction with a benefic planet can change the scenario.
Mars - Mars can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - So if it is Capricorn Ascendant, Mars rules 4th & 11th house and sits in 8th house in Leo sign. It shows a person having lots of courage to deal with transformative events and turmoils in life. As Mars is in friendly sign, it shows that person will always come out as a winner out of all bad situations in life. As Mars represents vehicles, this person should be really careful against accidents. This also shows someone working for government on some secret mission. Actually, they won't be afraid to deal with ups and downs in life. This can also show someone who is surgeon.
Leo Ascendant - Now if it is Leo Ascendant, Mars rules 4th & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Pisces sign. This shows almost the same results as Mars is again in a friendly sign. Additionally, it shows that person deals with all the turmoils in life in a very spiritual manner. Means as soon as they are confronted by any sad situation in life, they will think about some spiritual book or quote to find inspiration. After the end of turmoil too, they will find spiritual learning from the turmoil.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Mercury rules 4th & 7th houses and sits in 8th house in Libra. Mercury is in a friendly sign. This shows someone who is a counselor to those who are going through turmoil in relationships. This also shows a person who is very curious about occult matters. This shows that lots of communications at home or with mother were on the topic of occult and mysticism. Person or his siblings may be in business of occult and mysticism.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, then Mercury rules 4th & 1st house and sits in 8th house in Capricrorn. Again almost same things as Mercury is again in a friendly sign. Additionally, here person won't be speaking too much. His counselling/communications would be right on the point and he won't beat around bushes. They can write or speak about occult matters for long duration.
Venus - Venus also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Venus rules 4th & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Virgo sign, where it is debilitated. If Venus is nearby to the exact degree of debilitation, it certainly shows someone who has been in abusive physical relationships. These people might have secret love affairs, despite being married. It also shows someone who earns money from research works. It again shows losing home or vehicle due to sudden events. Relations with mother remain full of ups and downs. Person may lose his part through inheritance. Aspect or Conjunction with a benefic planet can change the scenario.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Venus rules 4th & 11th house and sits in 8th house in Aquarius sign. Things are not that bad here as Venus is in friendly sign. Still, person may have a secret affair, before or after marriage. This person may be earning money by working in some large organization in research related work. Occult Stuffs remain a matter of interest. Here, person may gain through inheritance.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 4th & 7th house and sits in 8th house in Aries Sign. This shows person is like a guru of occult and mysticism. For him, mother turns up as Guru of all occult stuff. Person gains wealth from occult and sudden events. This is like a person who has all the higher knowledge of philosophy, occult and mysticism and now teaching others. Person gains wealth through inheritance.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Jupiter rules 4th & 1st house and sits in 8th house in Cancer, where it is exalted. This is best among all. Jupiter exalted in 8th house. Above mentioned results for Jupiter will be increased manifold here. Person will gain a lot from others. He will inherit a lot. He will have great wealth after marriage. Joint property with spouse will grow manifold and quickly.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 4th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 4th house lord, Saturn in 8th house (for Libra/Scorpio Ascendants respectively) shows that relation with mother or environment at home may not be the most pleasant one. Actually it may be stressful. Mother may have gone through many transformative events in life. Here occult knowledge comes late in life. Joint property with spouse gets build slowly but steadily. Here, Saturn gives a very long life. Relation with in-laws may be stressful too. As always, Saturn starts its blessings after mid 30s, so after mid 30s, things would not be too stressful.
Rahu - If Rahu is 4th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th house in Gemini then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Gemini in 8th house will transform Rahu as Mercury as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. So, it will become much like Mercury in 8th house as discussed above but at the same time, Rahu's basic nature of insatiable will remain there. It means they will never feel fulfilled by occult knowledge or results of their research work and will continue to be more and more perfect. Whatever Rahu gives, it gives in excess. So in 8th house, it may give sudden events in excess. These people need to be very careful during Rahu MD/AD against accidents or sudden losses. Aspect or Conjunction with a benefic planet can change the scenario.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 4th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Pisces then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. Pisces is the only place where Ketu finds some peace. So, 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 Astrologer or Mystic.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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