Sign on the 8th House: Interpretations
Example: If you see the sign of Aries beginning the eighth house, then you can say that Aries is on the eighth house cusp of your chart. Note: in the diagram at right, the star shows the cusp or start of the eighth house. This is where you will typically see the sign glyph.
Eighth House: Others’ Money and Resources (Shared), Intimacy, Self-Empowerment, Transformation
Aries on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Aries on the eighth house, you are brave when facing challenges or changes. You don’t easily let others walk over you regarding money, sharing, and power dynamics, and there can be some conflict or strife over these matters or other eighth house affairs, such as inheritance or debts.
Watch that you or a spouse doesn’t act impulsively with shared assets, debts, taxes, wills, and intimacy. You might also get angry to shield yourself from deeply feeling emotional pain. You prefer a direct and perhaps blunt approach to eighth house matters, such as sexuality and merging.
Mars in your chart provides additional clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Taurus on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Taurus on the eighth house, you are somewhat cautious about borrowing, lending, and sharing. Once your mind is made up to merge with another, however, you’re quite set on it. Still, sharing and making sacrifices doesn’t always feel natural to you–you take time to warm up. You don’t readily make sweeping changes either, and you can be sensual but traditional in your tastes or desires.
You could be slow to anger, but once you get there, it’s intense, and you can be immovable. This placement is usually quite favorable for inheritance, financial gain through marriage, or receiving support.
Venus in your chart provides additional clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Gemini on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Gemini on the eighth house, you tend to take an intellectual, analytical, or lighthearted approach to matters of sharing, insurance, debt, support, merging, and intimacy. You want to discuss, dissect, and make sense of these things, but you could sometimes skirt connecting on a deeper level with distracting conversation or objectivity.
You could have a real talent for research, analysis, insight, investigation, and getting to the bottom line. You’re especially curious about mysteries, power dynamics, and typically taboo topics, and you could have a real knack for communicating about them. Your shared assets, trusts, or money you owe could be up and down, or you’re prone to nervousness regarding these matters.
Mercury in your chart provides additional clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Cancer on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Cancer on the eighth house, your approach to merging, intimacy, and sharing is warm, emotional, protective, and self-protective. You enter deep commitments cautiously. Matters of dependency, support, and indebtedness can be up and down–you’re especially sensitive to these things and perhaps moody. There can be frequent fluctuations in these areas, although often minor ones. Expressing the more vulnerable side of your nature isn’t easy.
Inheritance of property, real estate, or a family business can figure strongly. Watch for emotional decisions about practical matters, especially related to shared finances. Taking care of loved ones to you means preparing for their future. You have a great interest in what genuinely motivates others.
The Moon in your chart provides additional clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Leo on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Leo on the eighth house, you take pride in your ability to handle a crisis or manage power dynamics, matters of support and debt, or dependency. You don’t usually enter a commitment lightly, and you’re not one to break it up quickly. You constantly strive for self-improvement.
You are good at managing money and resources, particularly those shared with a partner, or you help others manage their talents and resources. You tend to take the lead with joint assets. This placement is a good indication for inheriting. You give and expect loyalty in your intimate life. While you are usually ready to make sacrifices for others, you are not usually quiet about doing so.
The Sun in your chart provides additional clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Virgo on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Virgo on the eighth house, you have a practical, facts-oriented, and analytical approach to issues of merging, sharing resources, intimacy, dependency, and making personal sacrifices. There can be a theme of service, inequality, or savior in these areas. Watch for being overly picky or critical in these areas, as it can work against you. Being detail-oriented, on the other hand, is helpful and comes naturally. You’re more inclined than most to invest in insurance and make a will, for example.
You could be in the position of (and/or you’re talented at) handling others’ finances, assets, resources, or talents. You’re a natural investigator, seeking to get to the bottom of a mystery. There can be worries or micromanagement regarding finances, primarily debts or shared money. The tendency to worry or overthink is possible on intimate levels.
Look to Mercury’s condition, sign, house, and aspects for more information about your attitude toward (and experience with) merging, sharing, and intimacy.
Libra on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Libra on the eighth house, you’re especially fair-minded and idealistic regarding matters related to merging and sharing resources. You tend to pursue/achieve your goals in these areas by being understanding and gracious. You want to negotiate and can be very sensitive to unfair power dynamics or dependencies.
Watch for taking an overly intellectual approach to serious or deep issues or for trying to even the score in the short run without considering strategies for balancing things in the long term. There can be good fortune with wills and debts, particularly if Venus is in decent condition in the chart. People tend to want to support you when you need it. You open up intimately if you’re shown gentleness, respect, and appreciation.
Venus in your chart provides more clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Scorpio on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Scorpio on the eighth house, your intimate world can be quite complex and multi-layered. You’re a natural psychologist and rather fearless about facing your innermost feelings and desires. Your relationships can be passionate, and possessiveness can be an issue. Trust and control issues can surface in your close partnerships. Separations, if they happen, can be complicated and drawn out. If you’re insecure, you might gravitate toward a possessive or jealous partner, which can cause problems in the long run. There can be struggles, secrets, or complications with debts, insurance, a spouse’s income, or wills.
While you take it seriously, merging with a partner comes very naturally to you. Your approach to shared resources and intimacy is “all or nothing.” The eighth house is about making sacrifices for others and benefiting from others’ contributions. You’re more than capable of understanding this give-and-take. Investigation and research are your talents. There can be notable secrecy or mystery surrounding your money situation and sexuality.
Pluto and Mars in your chart provide additional clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Sagittarius on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Sagittarius on the eighth house, you might consider yourself rather lucky when it comes to intimate relationships, money or resources through partnerships, and support from others. You need to watch for turning a blind eye to financial matters at times, however, simply because you’d rather not deal with the details. You may need to watch how others handle or manage your money and things. Perhaps there is a blind spot when it comes to sharing your resources with others.
Jupiter in your chart provides more clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Capricorn on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Capricorn on the eighth house, there could be some frugality, restriction, limits, and cautiousness when it comes to shared assets, merging, and/or intimacy. Money management can be an area of expertise and prudence, whether this is you or a spouse, but it can also be an area where there is tightness or close-fistedness. You can also be quite cautious about making changes, preferring to plan things out or stick with the tried and true. Merging with another is not something you take lightly, and when you do, you feel very responsible.
Saturn in your chart provides more clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Aquarius on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Aquarius on the eighth house, your approach to merging with others, shared resources, and intimacy is unusual, erratic, detached, and free-spirited. You can be open-minded in these areas if you feel free to reason things out. Otherwise, you can be fixed and stubborn.
There can be surprising support, gifts, money, or quick turnarounds in eighth house areas. For example, unexpected events surround insurance, debt, inheritance, a spouse’s income, or shared assets. There can be alternative setups with spouses. If you feel uncomfortable with a certain level of intimacy with someone, you take on a detached, objective manner.
Uranus and Saturn in your chart provide more clues to your attitude toward (and experiences with) merging, support, and intimacy.
Pisces on the 8th House Cusp
With the sign of Pisces on the eighth house, you can be a perceptive lover with few boundaries. The naivety of Pisces and Neptune can either help or hinder you, but for most, it does both at different times in the lifetime. For example, hindering would be turning a blind eye to money matters, particularly related to a partner, which can wreak some havoc in your life from time to time. Positively, you are skilled at visualizing what you want and willing it into existence. If you feel good about yourself, you seem to attract what you need into your life more readily. Neptune and Jupiter assume special importance.
Continue reading for the additional houses below by clicking on the house’s corresponding number. Example, click on 9 for the ninth house sign interpretations.