Today, 6th house lord sitting in 8th house.
So first of all, let's see what 6th house and 8th represent -
6th house is 1st of Dushthana Houses (houses # 6, 8 and 12) and 2nd of Upachaya Houses (houses # 3, 6, 10 & 11). 6th house represents things like diseases, debts, obstacles, enemies, disputes, competitions, litigations, under privileged people, pets, daily routine life, colleagues at work place 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 6th house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 6th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house.
Now, what is the impact of having 6th house lord sitting in 8th house?
Its generic interpretation is that person's daily routine is going into dealing with emergency and urgent circumstances. This is a real good position to become a Surgeon as 6th house is daily routine & illness and 8th house is Surgeries. So, it makes a very good Surgeon. It also shows someone dealing with Secret Matters on daily basis. So, it can show someone from a Govt Spy to an Astrologer or a Private Detective. Although, this position is seen as one of the most scared one as one dushthana lord is sitting in other dushthana house, but it also means that it is Vipreet Raj Yoga. So, during MD/AD of these houses person can get sudden money or inheritance. This is also placement which gives long term ailments as 6th house is illness and 8th house is longevity. So, these people must take all precautionary measures over health issues.
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 6th 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 6th house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Pisces Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 6th house with Leo sign and sits in 8th house in Libra, where it is debilitated. If Sun is close to real degrees of debilitation, then it shows that person's self confidence and pride goes through a serious hammering and transformation through time. If Venus (Libra's lord) is also not placed well, then relationship with Father is nothing to talk about. It even shows abuse by Father or complete absence of Father. It also shows that person has to go through a hard time in getting the right idea about his Career or Soul's Mission. Any other good yoga or dasha can change the scenario completely.
Moon - So it is Aquarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 6th house with Cancer sign and sits in 8th house in Virgo Sign. 6th house is illness, Cancer is taking care of people, Moon is Nourishing People, Virgo is Healing and 8th house is Emergency and Surgeries. So, conclusion is someone who is in medical field and more so a Surgeon. They are very detail oriented and perfectionist when it comes to healing people. Their mind is naturally inclined towards taking care of people during emergency. It also shows that Mother herself would be in healing activities.
Mars - Mars can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - So if it is Scorpio Ascendant, Mars rules 6th & 1st house and sits in 8th house in Gemini. This person will put lots of effort in searching for the truth against the secrets of world and would communicate that truth to the world as Gemini is sign of Communication. But in any case (except debilitation), Mars in 8th house makes a person strong-willed and determined. This can also show a person in Surgery field but it shows more a person who communicates about Surgery.
Gemini Ascendant - Now if it is Gemini Ascendant, Mars rules 6th & 11th house and sits in 8th house in Capricorn sign, where it is exalted. This is best among all. It shows someone who is determined and strong-willed to know the secrets of Govt and helps the Govt as Capricorn is sign of Govt. As Mars also represents Tools and Equipment, it also shows an excellent Surgeon. This person can dig to the deepest corners to know the truth behind secrets, so any work related to research suits them.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Mercury rules 6th & 9th houses and sits in 8th house in Leo. This shows someone who is curious about occult and secrecy of world and communication of such things will bring the authority of the person. In a more specific way, this can show a Govt Spy because Leo is sign of Politics and Govt, Gemini represents 2-faced people, Mercury represents one who loves collecting info & is curious and 8th house is house of Secrecy. So, someone who works for politicians to collect secretive information by keeping 2 faces. A Spy.
Aries Ascendant - If it is Aries Ascendant, then Mercury rules 6th & 3rd house and sits in 8th house in Scorpio. What else but an occultist. The nature of research and analysis of Virgo-Mercury is in the 8th house of occult and mysteries and in the sign of Mysticism and Occult. Mercury itself is karaka of Astrology. So, this a great position for any occultist or astrologer who is a very detail oriented, does lots of research and tries to reach perfection with his occult practices.
Venus - Venus also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Venus rules 6th & 11th house and sits in 8th house in Cancer sign. Venus is Service and Devotion, going into sign of Cancer which represents taking care of people, in 8th house of Emergencies. So, it shows someone who serves people in times of emergencies and chaotic situations. So, these people can be seen as those who are sent or rush to the scene to take care and heal people after a bomb explodes or some natural disaster happens. This also can show someone in restaurant or hotel business as they also serve other people in their needs.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, Venus rules 6th & 1st house and sits in 8th house in Sagittarius. This shows someone who finds love in researching about higher philosophy, religion and occult world. Reading never ends for these people. In love matters, they are not impressed by good looks but by the higher learning of others. It gives a natural love towards secrets and digging deep down to gain knowledge.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Jupiter rules 6th & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Aquarius Sign. This shows someone who uses his higher knowledge and wisdom to heal people out of their illness and chaotic situations, simultaneously he is using his scientific research for healing people. These people can become counselor to people dealing with chaotic situations in life. Alternatively, this position can also show someone who is working in big companies in field of research. They may also be Professors and Teachers in Medical Colleges.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Jupiter rules 3rd & 6th house and sits in 8th house in Taurus. This shows a very rich in-laws family. This also shows that your daily routine is all about researching in finance or wealth related matters and advising people on financial issues. You can become a finance consultant as 8th house is also other people money. Wealth would come from in-laws. You will get a Guru who will teach you about secrets and occult side of world.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 6th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 6th house lord, Saturn in 8th house (for Leo/Virgo Ascendants respectively) surely shows a very long life. As 8th house is house of death, Saturn there delays the death. It means it prolongs life. Saturn here gives long term illnesses and chronic diseases. At the same time, this is great position for healing others. So, these people can be good in serving others. Relations with in-laws improve only in late 30s. Here, transformation is never sudden. It is slow. It means person thinks about the change and takes the decision, so he is aware of what is coming. Their chances of getting into accidents are really less. This position gives occult knowledge very late in life. They can work in tax department or any work related with insurance and inheritance.
Rahu - If Rahu is 6th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th house in Aries then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Aries in 8th house will transform Rahu as Mars as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. So, it will become much like Mars in 8th house as discussed above but at the same time, Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Aries in 8th house shows a person who can go to any length in dealing with emergencies and chaotic situations of life. They are highly action oriented and always ready to help others in urgency. At the same time, their own life may go through lots of chaotic situations specially under Rahu or Mars MD. This also gives a sudden anger and person can even hit other suddenly.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 6th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Capricorn then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it separates person from the concept of working in or for Govt. If these people reach in Govt Depts, they feel isolated and tend to feel where they have come, that they don't belong to such place. At the same time, 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.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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