Today, 8th house lord sitting in 2nd house.
So first of all, let's see what 2nd house and 8th house represent -
2nd house represents Family, Wealth, Speech, Family Lineage, Values, Mouth, Face, Throat, food you like to eat, Assets 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 2nd house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 8th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 2nd house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 8th house lord sitting in 2nd house?
Its generic interpretation is that this person is very much a businessman. As 8th house represents serving other people and other people money, its lord in 2nd house of wealth shows that other people wealth is becoming your wealth. This is what a Businessman do, he serves people and gets paid. It also shows someone in Occult or insurance related business. This is one of the best Dhan Yogas as this shows you got money through a sudden event, so winning a lottery or getting an inheritance is seen from this. If malefic planets are involved then it could be said that family life is impacted through sudden events. Normally, it shows someone making money from Business like Insurance, Occult, Restaurants etc.
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 2nd house lord as 8th house lord is going in 2nd house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 8th house Lord in 2nd house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Capricorn Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 8th house with Leo sign and sits in the 2nd house in the sign of Aquarius. It certainly shows someone involved in research related work for Govt or Pvt Organisations. It shows that research will either be in the technical or scientific field. It shows that Father of native might also have worked in big organization. It shows that research done was always inclined to benefit the society at large. You might even be involved in some unusual or eccentric research.
Moon - So it is Sagittarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 8th house with Cancer sign and sits in 2nd house in Capricorn. This shows that you have an emotional relation with your in-laws and you take your services towards other people very emotionally. It also shows that because of your mother you get inclined towards occult and she is the most important person in family. At the same time, as Moon is in enemy sign of Saturn which represents restrictions, it might be that either you had very limited association with your mother or she was very strict type of and you feel restricted in receiving her love.
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 2nd house in Libra sign. As Mars is in neutral sign, it shows that family environment might have been effected by some sudden events and accidents. It also shows that although you try to protect and safeguard your family but still there are some arguments and fights taking place in family, especially with Brothers. Here, energy of Mars goes into maintaining a balance in family environment but it may not happen because of aggressive & dominating nature of Mars.
Aries Ascendant - Now if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 2nd house in Taurus sign. As there is again an energy exchange between Mars and Venus, we can see similar results here. Additionally, this person's energy is going into creating wealth and assets for family but as Mars remains a malefic planet, money comes and money goes, no savings or, person tries to be protector of family wealth and assets and hence, he is so busy making money that he never enjoys the same. Here also, family environment remains aggressive and of domination.
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 2nd house in Sagittarius. This shows a person whose family environment is filled with communications of Occult and Secret Matters. Family, even in-laws family, and Siblings regularly discuss mystical stuff. As Sagittarius is sign of Higher Education and Preaching, it shows that person will be interested in taking courses in mysticism and occult and later on, teach/preach others, which makes his wealth. It also shows that person travels to far distant places for teaching Occult, and might be involved in writing books on such stuffs. In some other cases, it may show someone working in insurance field.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th and 8th house and sits in 2nd house in Pisces, where it is debilitated. It is funny to see how a debilitated Mercury actually creates some of the best selling authors, specially if Mercury is in Revati Nakshatra. This shows person has great imaginations regarding mystical stuffs and may be able to combine it with Spirituality and write books or blogs over it. The area where this debilitated Mercury may impact is when these people become analytical and critical to in-laws or their own family while seeking perfection. So, they may watch out for this. It also shows someone working in field of Tax, Finance and Audits.
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 2nd house in Scorpio sign. As Scorpio is sign which shows karmic backlog of a person, here it shows that love life of person will go through some real up/downs. Such a person goes through few forgettable relations before settling down in life. This position also indicates transformation in relations with in-laws and sudden ups/downs in wealth. At the same time, it gives immense love towards Astrology and Other Mystical stuffs and it helps the person getting wealth. Difficult position for relations in early life but good position for interest in occult.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 2nd house in Aries. Although, this is again an energy exchange between Venus and Mars but this is much better as Aries is not as intense as Scorpio. It shows that wealth becomes a reason behind spoiling of relations. Here, person wants to assert his individuality in relations, which obviously doesn't go too well with other person. Hence, stress in relations. In both positions of Venus here, it also shows that wealth is coming from Business of Serving Other People Needs, mostly in Business like Restaurants.
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 2nd house in Gemini Sign. This shows that the person is highly intelligent & knowledgeable and wants to teach & preach Occult related matters. These people can also be a financial advisers for others, but most of the times this person is seen as a Guru in Family. It also indicates great wealth from in-laws and other people. Teaching others in matters of Occult and Higher Learning may get him great wealth.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 2nd house in Virgo. This is more a position of financial planner or financial analyst. These people guide others regarding their wealth and how they must invest it. As Virgo is sign of Analysis and Details, it shows someone working as an Accountant, Tax Auditor etc. This time, in place of Higher Learning of Ancient Scriptures, these people get interested in Spiritual side of Mysticism.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 8th house lord, Saturn in 2nd house (for Gemini/Cancer Ascendants respectively) shows that person's family life goes through a transformation during Saturn MD. Here, in-laws family may bring lots of unpleasant situations in family. Saturn in 2nd house actually sucks out the wealth in early life. So, actually these people know the value of money. It also shows sudden events and accidents impacting family and wealth. It is advisable to delay marriage and person may start his family in 30s. Occult and Mysticism becomes a huge part of Family Environment.
Rahu - If Rahu is 8th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 2nd house in Leo then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Leo in 2nd house will transform Rahu as Sun 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 Leo in 2nd house basically indicates that this person is all about getting fame. He wants to be famous but if Sun is not well placed, then he may be fearful to take necessary steps for fame. It shows a filthy rich person, who also spends with same speed. Family Environment may be very unusual one and struck with sudden events. Source of Wealth is Foreign or Unusual. This person is more successful in business and making his own wealth.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 8th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 2nd house in Taurus 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 actually separates person from the concept of hoarding and gaining wealth. And that's why, people with Ketu in 2nd or 11th house end up as the richest people in the world because whatever you don't care for in life comes very easy to you. They don't care for wealth, so wealth comes easy. Ketu in 2nd house also becomes a karaka of 2nd marriage, so best way to avoid any such situation is to marry your spouse twice. It may also give a malefic speech to person. They feel isolation from family too, like both sides are unable to understand each other's point of view. It may also send person away from family in early childhood. As Ketu is in Taurus which again shows wealth, it again shows that these people are not too much about hoarding wealth and possessions in life. They will be disinterested towards money aspect of life. .
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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