Today, 7th house lord sitting in 8th house.
So first of all, let's see what 7th house & 8th house represent -
7th house is house of market place, other people (masses), business partnerships, agreements, marriage, spouse, marital happiness 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 7th house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 7th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 7th house lord sitting in 8th house?
Its generic interpretation is that you get a spouse who deals and lives with your transformations in life. Actually, you want a spouse who can deal with all the ups and downs of life as you know that your life is very transformative type of. It also shows that married life and relation with in-laws will go through lots of transformation and ups/downs. It also shows that your spouse may be in business and earning from other people money. Overall, this is a position where you need a brave-heart as a Spouse, as there will be sudden events coming in married life.
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 7th 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 7th house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Aquarius Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 7th house with Leo sign and sits in the 8th house in Virgo. It shows that your spouse may be a father like figure for you, means you get a spouse who has same virtues like your father. Your Spouse may be an Authoritative Figure in some work like Accounting, Banking or Audit where he needs to manage lots of detailed information. It shows that spouse has this egoistic nature and may be of analytical and critical nature which may end up in ego battles and spoiled married life. So, couple may want to take care of this.
Moon - So it is Capricorn Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 7th house with Cancer sign and sits in 8th house in Leo. This shows that you look for and get a spouse who can handle your emotional transformations. This person goes through lots of sudden events emotionally and hence wants a spouse who can help them overcome this situation. Here, Spouse is very motherly emotional and nourishing.
Mars - Mars can be 7th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant - So if it is Libra Ascendant, Mars rules 7th & 2nd house and sits in 8th house in Taurus sign. Although, Mars is in a neutral sign but remains a malefic planet. Here, it shows that you get a spouse who is very dominant in nature and there are arguments and dominance struggle between the couple which may lead to disputes and sudden events. At the same time, it shows a spouse who is very much money minded, efforts are going into money making and may be involved in wealth or assets of other people, means wealth related business.
Taurus Ascendant - Now if it is Taurus Ascendant, Mars rules 7th & 12th house and sits in 8th house in Sagittarius sign. Here Mars is in friendly sign, much better position. It shows a spouse who is very strong-willed to deal with all the sudden events of life. A spouse who has all the wisdom and higher knowledge of the world to go through ups and downs of life. Here, spouse can be a motivational speaker and Coach type of person who guides others how to overcome turmoils in life. Much better position for Mars. Arguments will take place but couple would have wisdom to resolve all the disputes.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 7th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Sagittarius Ascendant - If it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Mercury rules 7th & 10th houses and sits in 8th house in Cancer. This shows a very communicative spouse. Here communications are emotional in nature. Spouse may be business oriented. Spouse may also be in Communication related work like Author or Counselor. What it shows as best is a spouse who takes care of people through emotional counseling who are going through transformative events in life. Communications are again going to be the base of relationship.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, then Mercury rules 4th and 7th house and sits in 8th house in Libra. This is another position where relationship is based on Communication, but here communications go very specific, precise and perfectionist type of. They have this analytical and critical nature which may impact relationship badly. So, they may want to look back at it. Work wise, again it shows a Businessman or a Counselor helping people in their urgency or turmoil in relations. As an Author too, they will write about relationships going through bad experiences.
Venus - Venus also can be 7th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Venus rules 7th & 12th house and sits in 8th house in Gemini sign. Here, Spouse is very beautiful. In 8th house, Venus suggests that person may have secret love affairs. Their spouse may be in any business related to service of the people, especially Restaurants. It shows that spouse has definite love for all the occult and mystical information, and they love to communicate about it. It also shows that relationships go through ups/downs.
Aries Ascendant - If it is an Aries Ascendant, Venus rules 2nd & 7th house and sits in 8th house in Scorpio. This is certainly a position where person should be careful about getting into relations. This means that person has intense desire to get into relations but that leads them into meaningless relations and they end up in losing side. This may even signify physical abuse in love relations. Spouse may like to work for and serve those people who are living in worst situations like in Slums or in Brothels. Again, any other yoga or dasha can change the scenario totally.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 7th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Jupiter rules 7th & 10th house and sits in 8th house in Capricorn Sign, where it is Debilitated. If Jupiter is nearby its actual degree of debilitation, this shows that spouse may take away all the joint assets, and relations with in-laws go for a toss. Here, relationships go for sudden ups/downs and person feels helpless. Here, person should be very careful before marriage and look for a person who has better condition of relationship planets. Again, any other yoga or dasha can change the scenario totally.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 4th & 7th house and sits in 8th house in Aries. This is a much better placement than earlier one. This shows a spouse who becomes a guide or mentor to the native as to how to deal with ups/downs in life. Spouse will be a highly spiritual person who will guide native and other people regarding transformations in life. But here, spouse will be a strict guide, much like Military General, whatever they say must be followed.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 7th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 7th house lord, Saturn in 8th house (for Cancer/Leo Ascendants respectively) shows that married life and relations are going into sudden transformative events. Actually, Saturn in 8th house, delays the transformation. It means it is not as sudden as it looks. Saturn gives lots of indications of things coming but if person desires to neglect the omens, then transformative events will hurt badly. Here Spouse may be an elderly person who may be cold about relationships and love. Relations with in-laws improve only in late 30s. 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 7th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th house in Pisces then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Pisces 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 Pisces in 8th house basically indicates that your spouse may have some weird approach towards occult and mysticism. Spouse may be of Foreign Culture. Pisces is the only sign where Rahu the Demon becomes the Deity. So, it makes into a person or spouse obsessed about Occult and Spirituality. They may help other people in occult related matters. They may have strange approach towards spirituality and they may question the origin of different religions.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 7th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Sagittarius 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 they may have real weird approach towards higher belief and religion where they won't accept anything unless they research about any religious concept. 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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