Today, 8th house lord sitting in 7th house.
So first of all, let's see what 7th house and 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 8th house lord sitting in 7th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 8th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 7th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 8th house lord sitting in 7th house?
Its generic interpretation is that sudden events of 8th house are now becoming part of 7th house of marriage. It is not necessary that sudden events will be only negative in nature. It can also be that you got sudden inheritance from your in-laws or your life partner came in your life and suddenly you gained a lot in life or your status suddenly improved. It also shows that person has business of occult or tax services. It may also be the case that you started your business after marriage through in-laws help. But if malefic planets in wrong dignity are involved then it shows that your in-laws or sudden events may impact your married life in a bad way.
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 7th house lord as 8th house lord is going in 7th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 8th house Lord in 7th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Capricorn Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 8th house with Leo sign and sits in the 7th house in the sign of Cancer. This shows a spouse who is emotionally involved with you. Spouse will be caring, nurturing and motherly. But here in-laws may be egotistical and may expect you to do a lot of things to satisfy your ego, which leads to egotistical battles. So, here in-laws may spoil the marriage.
Moon - So it is Sagittarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 8th house with Cancer sign and sits in 7th house in Gemini. This shows that your spouse is a very communicative one. You, your Mother and your Spouse all have a great business mind with lots of business idea. It is not only because Gemini is sign of Business but 7th house is also house of business. This may indicate that your spouse may be a businessman. Relationship will depend on communications.More communicative you are, better the relation.
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 7th house in Pisces sign. As Mars is in a friendly sign, this shows that your spouse and your in-laws are of spiritual nature and they will always protect you and relationship. It shows a very protective spouse. At the same time, spouse will be spiritual and may be involved in activities like Yoga, Taekwondo, Martial Arts etc. Here also, Mars will show its energy of dominance, but it will be more for protecting the relation.
Aries Ascendant - Now if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 7th house in Libra sign. Here Mars is in neutral sign but as Mars remains a malefic dominant energy, it is better to delay marriage till 28 at least. Early marriage may lead to disputes and arguments. Here, in-laws not only dominate the marriage but their behavior leads to destruction of marriage. It is better togo through a thorough horoscope match before marriage.
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 7th house in Taurus. This shows a very business oriented and communicative spouse. Your spouse may have great business sense by which your assets will be increased after marriage. Spouse will be very calculative and clever in matters of assets and wealth. A very good business person as spouse.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th and 8th house and sits in 7th house in Leo. This time spouse will be involved in some creative business as Leo is the sign of Creativity and Mercury represent Business & Skills. This shows person may be working in the field of taxes and revenue in Govt Offices. Both positions of Mercury will give a communicative spouse and communications will be largely related with Occult and Mysticism.
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 7th house in Aries sign. This shows that spouse is bringing the issues of 8th house in to marriage as Venus is in aggressive sign of Aries. So, arguments, stress and sudden events may impact the marriage. Here, spouse will assert his/her individuality. It means they wont like to be dominated. They may like to keep their assets and wealth separate, which might be an issue.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 7th house in Virgo, where it is debilitated. Unless Venus is Vargottama in chart, this shows a real stressed out relation as karaka of marriage is debilitated in house of marriage. If Venus is nearby its debilitation degree, it might indicate sudden events and conflicts impacting marriage. It shows lack of affection in marriage. It shows spouse may be more of realistic/matured nature than romantic nature. It may also indicate loss of wealth due to spouse or in-laws.
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 7th house in Scorpio Sign. This shows a spouse who is very intelligent and wise. Spouse is from a rich family. Spouse is bringing all the wisdom in marriage. This might even show an occultist as a spouse. Here also, Sudden Events may come into marriage but spouse will be wise enough to tackle those and keep the relation going. In-Laws will be highly religious.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 7th house in Aquarius. This may show a spouse or in-laws family who are very spiritual. This shows a spouse who may be working in big organizations or working for some higher cause. As it is in Saturn ruled sign, it shows a delayed marriage is much better than early one. Early marriage in 20s may bring stress in marriage. Spouse will be eccentric in nature. With both positions of Jupiter, marriage should be saved as Jupiter remains the most benefic planet.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 8th house lord, Saturn in 7th house (for Gemini/Cancer Ascendants respectively) surely indicates a delayed marriage. Early marriage here won't be good. Early marriage bring stress and sudden events with spouse or in-laws which may even break the relation. But if delayed, it wil be a stable relation based on practicalities of life. Spouse will be of elderly age, matured and very realistic/practical about life. Spouse may be working for Govt or Law Field.
Rahu - If Rahu is 8th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 7th house in Capricorn then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Capricorn in 7th house will transform Rahu as Saturn as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. As Rahu is turning into Saturn, Rahu in Capricorn in 7th house shows that this person should also delay the marriage till 30 at least. There will be something unusual about spouse, like different religion, caste, culture, may even be a foreigner as a spouse. If married early, marriage may be impacted by unwanted sudden events of the most unusual nature.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 8th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 7th house in Libra 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 being in relation. They are not one of those who are looking out for their first or next partner. They are quite content and spiritual about themselves and their relations. It always remains a possibility with Ketu in 7th house that person is disinterested towards relations. The only way relation can survive in such cases is that couple becomes highly spiritual in matters of relations, means they are happy with whomsoever they marry with no expectations at all. Conjunction/Aspect of a benefic planet may change the situation altogether. At the same time, they may be highly investigative about the occult side of life.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer
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