8th house, also known as Ayu Bhava and Randhra Bhava, rules over death, longevity and sudden events like Lottery. It is also related to wealth. Sudden losses, gains, the share of properties fall under the 8th house realm.
The signs and planets associated with the 8th House
This house refers to the eighth sign of zodiac, the Scorpio or the Vrischik, which is known for attributes such as the air of mystery, possessiveness, passion and ambition. The natural significator of this House is the planet Mars.
Significations of the 8th House
The 8th house rules a person’s longevity, defeat, insult, sorrow, scandal, obstacles, impediment, transformation, regeneration, sexuality, unearned money, occult matters and death. This house is considered to have a direct bearing upon one’s longevity or span of life as this house conveys the type of death, whether a natural death or an unnatural one such as by drowning, fire, accident or suicide or to chronic diseases and whether it is a slow or sudden and violent death.
The 8th Bhava is the KUTUMB of the 7th Bhava. For women it indicates the longevity of the marriage. It also indicates the type of marriage and multiple marriages.
All that is related to inheritance, legacies, taxes, wills, insurance etc. The eighth house is related to his unearned wealth or share of profit or money that comes through inheritance.
This house is also the house of mysteries and transformations. It can bring depression, chronic illness, miseries, lack of mental peace, imprisonment etc to the person affected. However on a positive note, the native may have strong intuitive skills and such people can also master the fields of psychology, astrology, mathematics, and paranormal activities.
The various body parts governed by this sign include pelvic bones and external sexual organs, prostate gland, reproductive system and the colon.
Significance of the 8th House
As per Mundane or State or Political Astrology, signifies matters relating to public mortality, the death rate, major accidents and calamities like flood, fire, famine, disease, earthquake, the nation’s exports and imports, tax department, debts due from foreign countries, surrender or loss of territory to another country, public loans, debts and interest rates, deficit budget, surgeons, medical officers, health inspectors, slaughter houses and butchers. It governs all the matters signified by the ministry of pensions and atomic energy.
8th House in predictions
The 8th House, being the Ayu Bhava has important implications in indicating misfortunes, injuries, abuse, violent mishaps and accidents.
This house is concerned with wealth ; not earned, but obtained by the efforts of others, in terms of inheritance, legacies and loans.
Interest in the realms of the mind, mysteries, occult, research can also be seen from this house.
It is the house of secrets. A strong 8th House can make successful spies, detectives, mystery writers and storytellers.