Today, 8th house lord sitting in 4th house.
So first of all, let's see what 4th house and 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 8th house lord sitting in 4th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 8th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 4th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 8th house lord sitting in 4th house?
Its generic interpretation is that the secrecy and mysticism of 8th house is now coming to your home. It means your home environment is full of occult and mysticism related matters. It may be that your mother is into Occult related work or your yourself work as an Occultist from your home. It also shows some sudden events coming inside your home or to your mother. It can be a benefic sudden event too like winning a Lottery. It also shows either you are getting a home because of inheritance or your in-laws. Overall, it shows a home environment which is very secretive and filled with mysticism.
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 4th house lord as 8th house lord is going in 4th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 8th house Lord in 4th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Capricorn Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 8th house with Leo sign and sits in the 4th house in the sign of Aries, where it is exalted. It shows that person will gain his confidence by working in secret matters of Govt & homeland and that's how he gains his authority in Govt. This can make a person high authority in local politics. This can make a person work for Govt on Secret Spy Mission. It shows Mother was Authority at home. Father was in an Authoritative position too. Sun in 4th house may burn the relations with Mother due to Authoritative Nature and Ego Battles.
Moon - So it is Sagittarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 8th house with Cancer sign and sits in 4th house in Pisces. This shows a person who has Spiritual outlook towards Occult related stuff. Through their imagination and spiritual outlook towards occult they can find new meanings and utilization of Occult. It shows person's mind is very much inclined towards home and mother. Mother is highly Spiritual Lady and may be an Occultist herself. These people can become great Mystics and Writers on Mysticism.
Mars - Mars can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - So if it is Virgo Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 3rd house and sits in 4th house in Sagittarius sign. As Mars is in friendly sign, it shows a very strong and highly motivated individual. He works like Guard to his mother, home and homeland against any sudden events. Due to malefic nature of Mars, there may be arguments between native and mother but all for good reasons. It also shows that person will get property from inheritance or in-laws. Person may be working with Police or any other Security Agencies to defend his home land or may be working as Sports Coach.
Aries Ascendant - Now if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 4th house in Cancer sign, where it is debilitated. If Mars is near the exact debilitation degrees, this is a completely different position. Here, home environment may be a stressful one due to sudden events happening in home. Here, person may lose property in inheritance or due to in-laws. Arguments and Fights are usual with this Mars, many times for no reasons at all. For a girl, this may also show an abuse from Boy-Friend as Mars represents Male Friends. Again, any other yoga or dasha can change the scenario totally.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Mercury rules 8th & 11th houses and sits in 4th house in Aquarius. This shows a person who is highly communicative in fields of Occult and Mysticism. They have a Scientific and Fresh approach towards dealing with Occult matters. As Mercury is a natural counselor, it shows someone who counsels in matters of occult and mysticism from their home. Mother becomes the source of knowledge and they want to use their counseling to make a change in society.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th and 8th house and sits in 4th house in Taurus. As Virgo is sign of details & analysis and 8th house also represents Taxes, this certainly shows a person who is working as Auditor, Accountant or Tax Consultant from his home or private offices. This becomes more prominent as Mercury is in the sign of Taurus, a sign of Wealth and Assets. So, it shows a counselor in matters of Finances. This person may be a chatterbox in home.
Venus - Venus also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Venus rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 4th house in Capricorn sign. This shows a person who has love for Authority, as Capricorn is sign of authority. These people keep their love matters very secret. They may be having an affair which no one knows about it. It also shows that they are very secretive about their wealth. None knows about their real wealth. It gives a pleasant relation with mother. It also shows wealth coming from in-laws and helping the native getting their home. A guy with this Venus may inherit home from in-laws as Venus represents Wife. Interests in Occult and Mystic World remains there. Any sudden event can bring Wealth.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 4th house in Gemini. This is again an energy exchange between Mercury and Venus. So, again it shows some business related with Wealth and Finances being run from home. Most of the other things will be similar to the earlier one, just that results will be multiplied here as Venus is in Mercury's sign. Earlier it was in Saturn's sign, and although Venus is friend with Saturn, but Saturn always gives results with delay.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, Jupiter rules 8th & 11th house and sits in 4th house in Leo Sign. This shows a very wise and learned person in field of Occult, Mysticism and Higher Learning. Mother is the Source of knowledge. Jupiter or Mercury in 4th house, simply shows a Counselor or Teacher working from home and that gives them fame and authority in world. This shows person has a big house and huge wealth coming from in-laws or inheritance. Someone very authoritative in the field of Occult and Higher Learning.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 4th house in Scorpio. Who else but an Occultist working from home. Most of the things will remain the same here. This person is much more than an Astrologer. You name an Occult Science and he would be master in that. Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Palmistry, Tantra, Meditation, Holistic Healing, Reiki and what not? They know every side of Occult World. Some of the most rare Gurus to get. As Pisces is sign of Spirituality, these people are able to see Spiritual side of Occult. Mother is again Guru.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 8th house lord, Saturn in 4th house (for Gemini/Cancer Ascendants respectively) shows that Mother was strict and disciplined lady. There was an Army like environment at home. If Saturn is in Libra, where it is exalted, for Cancer Ascendant then things may be 5% mild, but nothing more than that. It gives a distant or stressful relation from Mother, where both sides want to pull each other on their way. Sudden events come to home or mother to add to stress. Profession wise, mostly it will show a lawyer as either Saturn is in Virgo (sign of Conflicts) or in Libra (Justice & Fairness). Saturn itself represents Law & Order. Things improve with home and mother after mid 30s when Saturn matures. This also shows someone taken away from Mother or Home in early childhood.
Rahu - If Rahu is 8th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 4th house in Libra then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Libra in 4th house will transform Rahu as Venus as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. This shows a weird relation with Mother. It can be any type of unusual-ness, like Mother can be a foreigner, Mother can be a Foster one etc. Home environment is very unusual, may be person has home in foreign lands. As Rahu remains the most malefic planet, it certainly shows some weird or unusual events happening inside home. Rahu in Libra people see perfect relationship and it so happens that when they don't find it then they prefer to remain without relationship rather than in any imperfect relationship.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 8th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 4th house in Cancer 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 as Ketu is in Cancer in 4th house the relation with mother goes for a real toss. These people are either physically separated from their mother or they feel a mental separation always. They always feel that their mother is unable to understand their point of view or vice versa. They feel that their mother was unfair to them. They may not buy a property in their own name if they want to reside in it. At the same time, this position gives high intuition powers. This position is one of Moksha Margi position, means these people can get enlightenment and liberation if they make effort.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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