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Eighth House Lord in the Twelfth House/8th House Lord in 12th House.

Today, 8th house lord sitting in 12th house.

So first of all, let's see what 8th house & 12th 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.

12th house is house of Losses, Expenses, Isolated Places, Spirituality, Foreign Lands, Foreign Companies, Imagination, Sub-Concious Mind, Charity, Donation, Asylums, Jails, Hospitals, Hidden Talent and Secrets of Other World etc.

One thing to always keep in mind with 12th house is that it basically remains the house of losses. So, whichever planet goes in 12th house, even exalted, is in the bucket of losses. Now, to gain out of any such planet, you need to put double effort in things related with that planet.

Now, what does it mean to have 8th house lord sitting in 12th house?

It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 8th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 12th house of chart.

Now, what is the impact of having 8th house lord sitting in 12th house?

8th house lord in 12th house actually creates a Vipreet Raj Yoga (http://astrosaxena.com/vipreetraj). This placement involves 2 houses of Secrecy and Privacy, i.e. 8th house and 12th house. So, it shows that this person is very private person. He likes to live in isolation. He doesn't want to share much about himself. He has this secretive personality. It also shows that due to some sudden event in life this person becomes a very Spiritual person. Due to sudden events, he visits any Foreign Country. If many malefic planets under wrong dignity are involved then it shows that due to a sudden event this person reached jail or hospital. This placement also shows a highly Spiritual Being and great Occultist.

Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 12th house lord as 8th house lord is going in 12th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.

So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 8th house Lord in 12th house.

Sun - Suppose it is a Capricorn Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 8th house with Leo sign and sits in 12th house in Sagittarius sign. This shows that person's father is a highly religious person and likes to visit all the spiritual places. It also shows that native got his higher education at a Foreign Place. He traveled far to get the education. This person might be working as Professor or Lecturer in a Foreign University and dealing with people of different ethnicity on daily basis. Here, person uses his research abilities and skills in matters of Higher Education, Religion, Philosophy and Spirituality.

Moon - So it is Sagittarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 8th house with Cancer sign and sits in 12th house in Scorpio, where it is debilitated. It can go two ways. If Moon is nearby the degree of exact debilitation and there are further malefic impact on Moon, it can even show a Psychopath or Criminal who lands in jail. Otherwise, this shows an extremely great Psychic and Occultist. They have great imagination and intuition power, which they utilize in their Occult an Mystic knowledge. They have a very mystical personality. Either person didn't get proper care from Mother or Mother herself was into Occult & all, who guided the native. Their peace of mind is all into Occult and 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 12th house in Leo sign. This can show several things together. This shows a person who is working with Govt in Foreign Lands and dealing with lots of secret works. So, people working in embassies in Foreign Countries can be seen from this. It can also show someone in Secret Services like Spy or Detective for Govt. It can also show a Soldier going to fight in Foreign Country for their Govt. At the same time, this can also make a person a Doctor or Jail Warden.

Aries Ascendant - Now if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 12th house in Pisces sign. This person is using his actions in the field of Spirituality and Occult. Whenever Mars and Jupiter exchange energy, it shows the Combination of Action and Spirituality. So, these people can become Yoga Guru, Martial Arts Teacher, Taekwondo Teacher etc. They utilize their Occult Related information to make sense of Spiritual World. Both positions of Mars also shows that native's brother is working in Foreign Lands.

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 12th house in Libra. This shows a person who lies to communicate about Occult, Mystical and Spiritual World. Due to a sudden event, they may travel to Foreign Land. They like writing about Occult and Spiritual world. They have great imagination, which they utilize in their writing. So, you can see these people writing blogs or books on Spiritual or Occult World. They can be great counselors too.

Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th and 8th house and sits in 12th house in Capricorn. This shows a person who speaks less and listens more, specially if Mercury is in Sravana Nakshatra. This also makes a good counselor as a counselor 1st need to listen to person. Their collection of information is from listening. Alternatively, it shows someone in Tax/Revenue/Analysis related field and working in Foreign Companies in an Authoritative position. Communications are going to be a huge part of their work.

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 12th house in Virgo sign, where it is debilitated. If Venus is too near to its real degree of debilitation, then this shows someone who gets involved in a relationship in Foreign Land which doesn't end up in a fruitful relation. It shows loss of money or value also due to a bad relation. These people should marry late in life to find the real partner for life. This also shows that sudden events are resulting in monetary loss for you. If they wait till 30s for a relation, they get into a very realistic and practical relation.

Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 12th house in Aquarius. This shows someone who is gaining wealth from Foreign Lands or MNCs. A guy will meet his to-be wife in Foreign Lands due to a sudden event but this time relation is going to be fruitful. As it is a good position, there is nothing much to say.

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 12th house in Aries Sign. This shows a highly learned person who is equally forceful in speaking out their knowledge. So, these people are normally seen as Motivational Speakers or Mentor/Guide to others. If they become a Teacher/Guru, they become a strict one. Even as Astrologer and Occultist, they will be on your face in speaking harsh things. This time a girl will find her husband in Foreign Lands.

Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 12th house in Cancer, where it is exalted. This is best among all. Highly learned and spiritual people. Best Occultist ever. Due to a sudden event, they become Spiritual and then they achieve greatest of heights in Spirituality. Spiritual Gurus who have worldwide fame can be seen from here.

Saturn - Saturn also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs.

In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 8th house lord, Saturn in 12th house (for Gemini/Cancer Ascendants respectively) surely indicates that access to foreign lands or foreign travels came late in life. In early life, they may have tried a lot to reach to foreign lands but their may be one or the other obstacles. Saturn in Gemini for Cancer Ascendant shows someone in Service of others in Foreign Lands in the field of Communications, most probably in MNCs. It also shows that person is frugal or miser and doesn't spend a lot. It shows that due to a sudden event you land up in Spirituality or Foreign Lands. In early life, they will never get good Spiritual Gurus but through age when they reach 30s, they get some old teacher. Teachers will be strict here. Spirituality develops late in life.

Rahu - If Rahu is 8th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 12th house in Gemini then it shows someone who is highly communicative. It is hard to keep this person silent. They are spendthrifts. They gain a lot from Foreign Lands/MNCs but they spend in equal speed. They can be working in MNCs in any field where Communication or Counseling is a big part of work. It also shows that research of 8th house becomes very important in their work. It again shows sudden events impacting person's foreign travels and expenses.

Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 8th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 12th house in Pisces then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person/spouse from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it separates person from the spiritual beliefs spread by others. They never find themselves agree with the concepts of spirituality of others and always find fault there. Similarly, they reach foreign land but don't find anything of interest there and feel isolated. It is one of the most prominent Moksha Margi position. Ketu in Pisces shows same things as Pisces, being 12th sign, represents 12th house energy. They are here to seek truth their own way.

Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.

Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.

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