Saturn in House 8
Saturn in House 8 is an interesting placement in the birth chart. Here, the planet of life lessons and karma is located in a strongly karmic house. But this position of Saturn is not just about a karmic notation, there are many more things to it. Saturn in House 8 people often experience a blockage in their intimate relationships. Sometimes this placement can manifest as a lack of marriage or committed relationship, while in other cases, the partners cannot connect on a deep level. Saturn represents fears, limitations, restrictions in astrology. When this planet is placed in the eighth house in the birth chart, you can expect the effect of Saturn to appear on an unconscious level. This house is associated with secrets and things hidden under the surface. It requires dedication to face these problems, because they are not visible immediately. There is always a need for transformation with eighth house placements before you can level up and live the life you really want. Saturn in House 8 people are often unaware of their fears. However, this doesn’t stop the eighth house from being a challenging life area for them. What you have to know about planets in the eighth house is that they become active during a crisis. On boring, average days, you will not meet them directly, only as a subtle influence. The eighth house is about special moments in life, what Saturn doesn’t know how to deal with, because this planet, on the other hand, loves routine and the mundane. Water houses operate on an emotional level. To a machine-like planet like Saturn this environment feels strange, it doesn’t know what to do with all these intense emotions.
With Saturn in House 8, there is a deep fear of intimacy. The eighth house is the house of sex, but sex as a mysterious bonding, not as an animalistic instinct. Saturn in House 8 are restricted from reaching this intimate state with their partner as they need to do some internal work first. Some consider this placement to manifest as physical limitations when it comes to sex, but the underlying reason is more often an emotional intimacy issue. There is a fear of being vulnerable. With this placement, some people choose not to commit at all. On the surface, it seems like they have a high sex drive and can be promiscuous. The reason behind this is often a fear of intimacy. Others live in a relationship where the other feels that their partner doesn’t understand them. This is very bad for the relationship, and the other person may use financial demands as a revenge after divorce. Discovering these hidden parts of yourself are very helpful if you have placements in the eighth house. We all have Saturn somewhere in our charts, and we all have to face problems in life. The good thing about Saturn is that it tends to get better after your Saturn return. In the birth chart, Saturn shows where you have work to do. With Saturn in House 8, this is learning to deal with deep emotions. If you are willing to work hard on your issues, the rewards of Saturn will come.
Saturn in House 8 suggests a talent for finances. This is a great placement for handling other people’s money, as a banker, tax advisor, accountant, to name a few professions. You have a serious approach to money. However, this placement also speaks of dangers and financial hardships. Usually, these come through relatives, your spouse, taxes, loans, business partners. Saturn in the eighth house emphasizes the importance of developing an insight into the human nature. Saturn in House 8 people tend to take care of finances in a relationship or marriage. However, should it come to a divorce or breakup, these people often lose financial assets. In some cases, their partner undermines them, maybe spends more than they are supposed to, but this is a complex question, and you cannot judge this based on one placement only. The eighth house is the house of joints assets in astrology. It shows money you receive through marriage, inheritance, through other people. Saturn in the eighth tends to restrict these assets. You have to fight for inheritance, or you have to wait to get your money for a long time.
The 8th house erupts from labyrinths deep within the psyche, and with Saturn in House 8 the penetrative, assertive Saturnian energies thrust the ego into shatter state. A war of twin authoritative forces in Saturn and Scorpio create a battle on the borderline of consciousness; splitting the urgency between saturation amongst the unseen and an unrelenting grip on the ego identity. Their own toxic states, which seem to emerge inorganically are purified by their own transformative processes. This may be offset by a natural reflex to foremost seek interpersonal communion, sexual gratification or behavioural therapy to realign what they interpret as a fragmented mental process. Saturn in House 8 people may experience soul piercing rejection, interpersonal trauma, emotional negligent themes around childhood and at its worst abuse, assault. Saturn is a planet of longevity, and its placement in the house of death indicates a long, enduring life unless poorly aspected. Saturn in House 8 catalyses a forceful thrust into a world of isolation and causes a dark lethargy to blanket the personality, one which incites frequent lifestyle modifications in desperation. Saturn is a stern, aggressive guardian, and the ego is only lost and processed through the 8th house tunnel via typical Plutonian destruction. The input the individual regards as his or her identity constructs are peeled away, in an obstructive, enduring manner. This may be triggered by putting faith into somebody who causes a deep deception, childhood betrayals, identity related trauma and painful relationship circumstances.
The 8th house’s sexual urgency may be subtly expressed, and noticeably repressed by a formulaic Saturn. Themes around sexual anxieties, inhibition and phobia around intimacy provide a deeper insight into the unrelenting grip of the ego, one largely fearful of becoming lost amongst the energies of another being during intimacy. Once the ultimate creation through destruction has occurred, ego death through 8th house metamorphosis, the ultimate ethereal bonding and sexual ascension can become acquired through intimacy. There is a conscious loss of separation and a transcendental fusing of shared energies once the individual has mastered slipping between the spaces of his or her exoteric being. Medical professionals may be consulted for a seemingly physiological sexual disinhibition that relates more closely to indwelling fears around subjecting the ego to a greater force, whether it be sexual intercourse or divinity. Traditional therapy may thus be ineffective. Behavioural responses relate to irrational celibacy, sexual promiscuity, soul bleeding depression and sexual dissociation, through the obstructed emotional exchanges required of the 8th house. Saturn in House 8 people can easily switch into states of catatonia when the ego feels under threat. An intuitive partner will be receptive of the conscious blockage of emotional saturation and satisfaction is suppressed.
Saturn in House 8 may confront difficulty around savings, legacies and joint finances. Antiques and inherited belongings may carry their own resonant energies of symbolic magic, ancient mysteries and even curses; ones they are well equipped to summon sacred energy from and practical use. Suspicion may arise of tax corruption, embezzlement or fraudulent legacy practices and irrational accusations may pile against them. These individuals may implement aggressive defensive mechanisms in response to a shadowy paranoia, a resonant fear of being taken advantage of or betrayed; which may relate back to the leaky sutures of childhood. States of spiritual ascension or transcendence may be stilted by panic or intrusive and threatening thoughts and dread of insanity or losing control. The 8th house is a torrential journey through dark channels of the psyche and unconscious, the breathing and the expired, the graveyard of ashes and rebirth. The raw and forceful tugs of Saturn force a steady and contraries experience, though the zodiac’s most generous mentor alongside intense Plutonian energy streams create a battleground of mental and transcendental power and a spirit capable of extending between the material world and the supernal, co consciously.
Traditionally, the eighth house was recognized as the house of death. In ancient Astrology, Saturn in House 8 would mean a horrible death. Modern day astrologers have moved away from that line of thinking. Today we think of the eighth house as a house of resurrections. The eighth house symbolizes transformations through growth and change. As an individual you might need to re-invent yourself from time to time. The eighth house is opposite the second house, which symbolizes your attitude to possessions. In that sense the eighth house stands for your attitude to giving up relics of the past, so you can grow and change. Saturn in the eighth house can be a powerful influence. This influence will make you simply resist transformations, change and growth. You will find it very difficult to accept changes in your life. Any change will be stressful for you, bringing in anxiety and worry. Be aware of this influence. Understand that change is something that you don’t react to well. Prepare for change. Take time to chart out a course or action plan whenever change is imminent. Read a book on managing change in your life or at work. Change, if managed well, can make your life richer and better.
Saturn in House 8 brings in your life unpredictability, hidden secrets, suddenness, & connectivity with other realms. It might restrict joint assets with your in-laws and give you time to focus more on self-earning and hard-earned money. Saturn in this house will allow you to explore and shine like a diamond through your own efforts and hard work. It will give you the perseverance to learn new subjects like different modalities of healing; and will connect you with different dimensional realities. It will make you help the underprivileged and fulfil the needs of other people. You can have a successful political career as you would know the deepest, darkest and hidden secrets of the government and would expose it. You can be a medical practitioner, especially pharmaceutical as Saturn represents poison and medicine is the counter effect of poison. You are great at technical education and will be inclined towards practical knowledge. You will be kind towards others but will not invest in anyone emotionally. You will have a deep understanding and emotional connect with your spouse. You will be naïve towards your partners’ faults and will try to hold the relationship positively. Also, you will survive accidents and other sudden happenings, as it will give you a long life. This period is more of an experience than a teaching story. You will learn that nothing is permanent and that being flexible and compassionate are the only ways to find happiness. It is also a period where you should be happy to live a community life rather than in isolation.
Saturn in House 8 also give you power of the darkness. Though this is a tough Saturn placement, the rewards from steady effort are great. There could be a facing of mortality in some way, like a near-death experience. And from this, find ground to stand on, a sense of the eternal. Paradoxically, this could lead to being a rock in the storm. A native here could even become a crisis counsellor or disaster volunteer. The influences here could lead into the exploration of death, hidden knowledge, sexual magic, and healing. There's always the potential to become a guide for others, sharing the wisdom that's hard-won. The 8 house is a house where the wild energies of Eros move naturally. That's the animating current, passion, and sexuality that is a force for creativity and life. Someone with Saturn in House 8 has a gift to unpack, by following what most makes her feel alive. But doing this could go against conditioning and her own angst. Saturn encourages her to overcome those barriers, and let more of that regenerative force in.
Saturn in House 8 can even be depressed and dissociate themselves sexually, trying to obstruct their emotional responses, which are ruled by the 8th house. Saturn in House 8 natives can become catatonic when their ego is getting hurt. It’s a good thing it also brings about longevity and a spontaneous approach to sex. When it comes to the way they’re dealing with the darkness, it can be said their creativity is pretty unpredictable and that some energies will always require them to surrender. Only Saturn will help them let go and master the art of dealing with what’s forbidden. The 8th house hosts Eros’ energy and allow it to be free. This means more sexuality, passion, imagination and love. Saturn in 8th house people will know how to unpack life so they’re always feeling alive, even if they may be doing things that don’t seem to be in line with logic. They will simply destroy their own limits and use their regenerative energies to get their life back together. It’s possible some of them have been abused as children and look when adults to recuperate with shamanic techniques of soul searching.
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