Today, 8th house lord sitting in 9th house.
So first of all, let's see what 8th house and 9th 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.
9th house represents Higher Education, Philosophy, Religion, Law, Faith, Fortune, Gurus, Teachings of Father (as father is 1st Guru we get) etc.
Now, what does it mean to have 8th house lord sitting in 9th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 8th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 9th house of chart.
Now, what is the impact of having 8th house lord sitting in 9th house?
As energy of 8th house and 9th house are getting exchanged, its one of generic interpretation is that Occult Studies and Higher Education are coming together. This person will be interested in getting degree or post-grad in any Occult Related Subjects. But there is much more to it than this generic interpretation. It shows that person will travel to far distant lands to learn Occult Science. They are very research oriented in their higher studies means they will search up to the last book and the last author of their subject of study. They will get Gurus at far distant places and of different ethnicity. One of important results of this placement is that these people change their beliefs due to some sudden event. In some cases, it may also show that person's higher study is blocked for some time due to a sudden event.
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 9th house lord as 8th house lord is going in 9th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 8th house Lord in 9th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Capricorn Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 8th house with Leo sign and sits in 9th house in Virgo sign. This shows a person whose confidence in life will be developed only by way of travelling to a far distant places and getting education from authoritative teachers. They are very detail oriented and perfectionist when it comes to study and research/dig-deep in the matters of occult and philosophy. They may get into ego-battles with their Gurus. It also shows that father may be in travelling job.
Moon - So it is Sagittarius Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 8th house with Cancer sign and sits in 9th house in Leo. It shows that person's mind is highly inclined towards higher studies and research related to occult subjects. It shows that mind has a religious bent. It also shows that mother has been involved in Occult related studies. They feel great when they travel to distant places, specially for their education. Their mind wants to be in authoritative position in matters related to religion and higher studies.
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 9th house in Taurus sign. As Mars is not in a good dignity here, a malefic planet and also rules most malefic 8th house, it shows that person will have lots of dominance struggle with his Gurus. Person will feel that his views and opinions on matters of higher studies are better than his Gurus. Or he will get into a position where he can impose his religious views on others. They will always assert their individual belief on others. All this scenario will lead to struggle and fight. So, this person needs to learn how all people with all beliefs can have parallel existence.
Aries Ascendant - Now if it is Aries Ascendant, Mars rules 8th & 1st house and sits in 9th house in Sagittarius sign. This is a much better position as Mars is in a friendly sign. This shows someone who can go into extreme depth while researching and studying Occult, Philosophy and Religion or any type of higher education. As Mars remains a malefic planet, this position will also lead to arguments with Gurus but this person will have immense logic to support himself and thus will win any argument. They can become forceful motivational speaker. They are very strong about their beliefs.
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 9th house in Cancer. This is certainly a person who takes care of people through his counselling on occult and higher learning matters. As 8th house relates to Occult, Mercury represents Astrology, 8th house is Teaching and Cancer is taking care of people, it certainly shows someone who is counselor or teacher of Astrology. They can also write blogs or books on occult. They can also be in trade of medical equipment. Overall, a very good counselor.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th and 8th house and sits in 9th house in Libra. This shows a person who is into education of taxes and revenues. 8th house relates to taxes and Virgo is basic sign related with Auditors, Accountants and Analysts. So, here Mercury takes the shape of an accountant, auditor or in any work related with finance and wealth. Mercury sits in 9th house means this person is a counselor or a teacher in the field of taxes, revenues or finance. This also shows a stock broker. With both positions of Mercury person loves to travel a lot.
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 9th house in Gemini sign. This shows a person who has extreme love towards search for dark hidden secrets of life. It again shows someone who researches about occult and then teaches and preaches to others. This person also loves travelling and meeting people of different ethnicity. A guy may meet and marry a girl who is from distant place and of different ethnicity.
Pisces Ascendant - If it is Pisces Ascendant, Venus rules 3rd & 8th house and sits in 9th house in Scorpio. As Venus is in Scorpio sign which shows a lot of sudden events, it shows person's married life or love life may go through a real roller-coaster ride. They will be going through a few weird relations before finally settling down. This might even show abusive relationship. Lots of love towards Astrology and Religious Studies.
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 9th house in Capricorn Sign, where it is debilitated. If Jupiter is nearby the exact degree of debilitation, then it shows that person lands into some sudden event/accident or loss whenever he travels to some far distant places. It is more true if travel relates to higher studies. It means if person is travelling to gain some higher education, that travel will not be fruitful till he attains 24 years age at least, as it is maturity age of Jupiter. Relations with in-laws and marriage benefits will go for a toss. It means they will get these benefits but then lose it. If Jupiter is in Sravana Nakshatra, then good position for being a counselor.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 9th house in Aries. This is much better position of Jupiter as it is in friendly sign. This shows a person who is very strong about his beliefs and views. As Mars and Jupiter are again exchanging energy, these people also can become great motivational speakers and counselors. This time a girl may find her husband from far distant place or from different culture. These people can work as life coach too.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 8th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 8th house lord, Saturn in 9th house (for Gemini/Cancer Ascendants respectively) surely indicates that Higher Learning or Guru will come with delay in life. Till then, they will be just finding wrong persons as Gurus. They will have doubts and criticism towards their Gurus. They can ask about genuineness of even a Spiritual Guru. It is very hard for them to find a real guru in 1st part of life. This can also block their higher education in 1st part of life due to any sudden event. Access to far distant land may be blocked till mid life. But as always with Saturn, after attaining 30, they are more open towards developing a right belief system. At right time, they also get the right Guru and they find the true knowledge. Again, any other yoga or dasha can change the scenario totally.
Rahu - If Rahu is 8th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 9th 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 9th house will transform Rahu as Jupiter as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. Pisces is the only sign where demon Rahu becomes a deity. As Pisces is the sign of Spirituality, 9th house is house of Occult, Rahu rules 8th house of Occult, Mysticism & Research, and Rahu is Obsession. So, the cocktail which it is forming now is of the highest degree of occultist. Ask them anything, Religion, Spirituality, This World, Next World, Occult, Mysticism, Tantra, Black Magic, they know all and they know all with perfection. A highly learned being.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 8th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 9th 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/spouse from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it separates person from his Gurus and Higher Learning, means this person will always find Gurus who are in disagreement with native. There is never a connect between the two. Native thinks that real knowledge of religion and philosophy is something else then what is taught to him by his Gurus. He always feels that his teachers are below par.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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