Today, 9th house lord sitting in 8th 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 9th house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 9th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 9th house lord sitting in 8th house?
This shows a person who takes the higher education in field of research, occult, mysticism and other worldly affairs. They like to dig deep into research related activities on any subject, so this shows those research students and professors who can spend whole day in their libraries or labs. If malefic planets are involved in wrong dignity, it shows that person's higher education was blocked or delayed due to a sudden event. This position also shows a unique thing that whenever 9th house lord in 8th house gets activated as per dasha, this person suddenly meets a Guru who changes his whole belief system. It can go in any way, means an Atheist can become a Theist or a Theist can become an Agnostic. So, this position can suddenly change your beliefs through your Guru and this changed belief will remain there for life long.
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 8th house lord as 9th house lord is going in 8th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 9th house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Sagittarius Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 9th house with Leo sign and sits in the 8th house in the sign of Cancer. This shows person's authority and confidence develops in life when he deals with transformative events in life. This person may be in Occult field, but being in Cancer sign, it looks most appropriate that they are in healing field. They take the higher knowledge of 9th house and nourish/take care of people who are in urgent needs. Now, this can be medical healing, mystical healing or spiritual healing. This also shows that person gets too many of Egotist Gurus with whom he keeps transformative relation.
Moon - So it is Scorpio Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 9th house with Cancer sign and sits in 8th house in Gemini. This is a person whose mind is all into research. These people can do 10 tasks at the same time. Moon in Gemini is running all over with newest ideas. This person is very much into research of occult. Mother herself must have been interested in Occult stuff. At the same time, 8th house is Marankaraka position of Moon, means Moon goes into 8th house to die. It means person sees so many ups/downs, transformation and sudden events in life that he feels like his mind is never at rest or stable.
Mars - Mars can be 9th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Leo Ascendant - So if it is Leo Ascendant, Mars rules 9th & 4th house and sits in 8th house in Pisces sign. This shows a person who is determined to take action in Spiritual and Occult side of life. They take all action that is possible to understand the spiritual side of occult and mysticism. Through their sheer will-power and actions, they overcome transformations in life. They can be occultist for sure, but this also shows someone in Martial Arts, Yoga Teaching and other Spiritual fields in which Physical movements are also important. Person becomes a protector of in-laws and marriage benefits.
Pisces Ascendant - Now if it is Pisces Ascendant, Mars rules 2nd & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Libra sign. This is a different scene as Mars is not in friendly sign anymore. This person likes to dominate in relations and in-laws which leads to transformative events in marriage. He will try to dominate through his beliefs and views. This person may also be interested in occult and mysticism but he may not be able to keep good relation with his Teachers and which may not be helpful in gaining the right knowledge.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 9th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Libra Ascendant - If it is Libra Ascendant, Mercury rules 9th & 12th houses and sits in 8th house in Taurus. As Taurus is sign of Wealth & 8th house is house of other people money, Mercury sitting here shows that person is involved in higher education and research related with Money and Wealth. So, these people can be working as Chartered Accountants, Financial Analyst, Wealth Manager etc. They will earn by managing other people wealth. Interest in Occult will remain and they like to write Books, Articles and Blogs about Occult side of life.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, then Mercury rules 6th and 9th house and sits in 8th house in Leo. Here, they become very analytical, critical and kind of perfectionist when it comes to higher education. They will definitely study about Occult and specially Astrology and they will write and communicate about it which will bring their authority in life. Alternatively, they can be working as spokesperson of Govt on sensitive and most confidential issues. They will be holding lots of secretive information with them which brings their authority.
Venus - Venus also can be 9th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Venus rules 9th & 2nd house and sits in 8th house in Aries sign. This shows someone who is very much in love with occult side of life but at the same time, they are the ones who may be keeping a secret love affair about which none knows. As Aries is sign of Individuality, they will assert their individuality in relations, which may lead to disputes, like they may like to keep their wealth separate from partner or in-laws. Venus dasha will bring transformation in relationship and beliefs.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Venus rules 4th & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Virgo, where it is debilitated. If Venus is nearby the exact degrees of debilitation, this can be a real troublesome situation for relationship. This shows that person got into a relationship which ended into disputes & arguments. The relation may even be physically abusive and may result in financial loss to person. So, this person should be very careful about with whom he is in relation. Thorough horoscope match is must when it comes to marriage. In both cases of Venus, a guy may marry someone from other ethnic background.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 9th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aries Ascendant - If it is Aries Ascendant, Jupiter rules 9th & 12th house and sits in 8th house in Scorpio Sign. This shows an Astrologer, Mystic or Occultist. Jupiter is all about knowledge and education and ruling the 9th house of education, it is sitting in 8th house of occult. So, this person is all about Occult, Mysticism and Astrology. They can be master mystic. They know all the mystical stuff like Tantra, Black Magic and all. Then they utilize it for serving other people needs. Its a good position.
Cancer Ascendant - If it is Cancer Ascendant, Jupiter rules 6th & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Aquarius. This person approaches occult and religion through Scientific and Logical means. If you cant explain occult in a scientific way to them, they may not believe it. They also take all the knowledge of occult and religion but with delay and lots of hard work as Jupiter is in Saturn's sign. Once they attain knowledge, they utilize it for the Social Welfare and for common good. Alternatively, they may also work in Large Organizations in Finance and Research field.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 9th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 9th house lord, Saturn in 8th house (for Gemini/Taurus Ascendants respectively) surely indicates someone who has a very long life. Occult related information will come to them slowly but surely. They will get their Gurus in their 30s. Likewise, relations with in-laws are stressful to start with but slowly improve and get much better after mid-30s. Joint Assets with spouse also will improve gradually. These people can be working in Govt or Law related field in which they have to serve people facing sudden events, so law enforcement or army people who help during natural calamities can be seen from here. Additionally, any work related with mining is good for them. They will get some real harsh and strict Gurus in early life but as they grow older they get old and wise Gurus.
Rahu - If Rahu is 9th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th 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 8th house will transform Rahu as Saturn 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 Capricorn in 8th house shows that these people will either have very adamant approach towards Occult & Mysticism or they will have very weird/unusual approach. They can give you Scientific meanings of all Occult practices or they can be complete conman while dealing with such issues. They will have unusual/weird relation with in-laws or in-laws may be in/from Foreign Lands.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 9th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Libra then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. Here Ketu becomes peaceful and starts exploring the world of occult. Although, it may not give good relation with in-laws but the person becomes research oriented in occult and mysticism related matters and may become an excellent Occultist. This is one of Moksha Margi position. This gives great intuition.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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