Eighth House in Astrology: House of Transformation and Death

Eighth House in Astrology is also known as “House of Longevity” or “Ayu Bhava”  It represents the one’s longevity or span of life in this world. This house is also considered as the house of death. The first house or lagna indicates the “incarnation” whereas the eighth house shows the “disincarnation”. HIndus consider this house as the end of man’s life in this everlasting world. The Eighth House can be described in various ways:-

Mangalya Sthana; Ashta (Eight); Ayus (Life, Longevity); Adhi (Mental Pain); Parabhav (Defeat or Insult); Klesha (Sorrow); Apavada (scandal); Marana (Death); Asuchi (Impurity); Vinga (Obstacle, Impediment)

Eighth House indicates longevity, secret organs, death legacies, gifts and unearned wealth, cause of death, wills, disgrace and degradation, place and surroundings of death, defeat or insult, sorrow, blame, servants, impediments.

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It represents inheritance, i.e. if someone dies in your family and you receive sudden heritage or wealth from that. Research, occult science, hidden treasure, mine, coals, discontinuity, disruption, taking risk, speculation (sudden rise and fall in speculative business), lottery, secrecy, mysterious house, conspiracy, healing, knowledge of yantra, mantra, tantra and different type of spirituality etc. are all seen through the Eighth House in Astrology.

Being the death-afflicting house, it relates to the medium of death, which means how you will die, whether you will die through accident, drowning or any kind of natural death and whether it is a slow, sudden or violent death. It should be judged through the horoscope upon whether the native will live a short, medium or long life. The native’s death can be due to illness as well. If Eighth House is afflicted during transit of planets, the native may become sick during his young age. Although it is not necessary that he will surely die in teen or young age. He may recover from illness as well. Native may experience other disturbing events due to Eighth House.

Eighth House as per Astrology

The author of “Sanketanidhi” depicts Eighth House as the House of Mystery and Misery. It relates to the misfortune, mental anxiety, sorrow and strife, worries and privations, delay and dejection, disappointment and defeat, loss and obstruction, blame and ill-repute, accident, danger from enemies, danger due to diseases and fear, impediment and imprisonment, quarrels and fights, wrong actions etc.

According to “Ramadayalu”, crossing a river, theft robbery, siege of a fort, fighting, etc., are all seen through the Eighth House of the horoscope.

Eighth House represents the person with whom you transact any business or gain through legal partnership. Second house represents native’s wealth and family whereas Eighth House represents the wealth of your in- laws or other person’s wealth or family. The unearned wealth and share of profit is indicated by this house of the horoscope.

According to Astrology books, this house tells more about surgeons, medical officers, health inspectors, slaughter houses, butchers, coroners and so on. It is said by “Mahadeva” in “Jataka Tatva” that the native may get benefited by linking his fortune with another.

According to “R. Lakshaman”, if the lord of eighth becomes stronger than the lords of first and tenth houses, then the native will receive insult and criticism from the world.

Satyacharya says that this house also indicates enemies of the native.

In Horary Astrology, this house refers to the information related to crossing of rivers, difficulties in journey, impenetrable tracts, suffering caused through enemies, death, corruption, fight, disease and vulnerable or weak points.


In Mundane Astrology, this house rules with the beliefs of the masses, red-tapism, speed in execution of any work, delays and obstacles, accidents, fatal accidents, gold and precious stone, legacies, capital gains, natural disasters like flood, earthquake, cyclone, fire, storms etc.

It represents foreign exchange, stock markets, bonds, taxes, national debt, inheritance, capital gains taxes, insurance companies, claims settlement of damaged property, securities, public income, frozen assets, hidden things and discoveries etc. It also represents the relation with the other nations whether monetary or any kind of treaties.

Eighth house represents the death of national rulers like presidents, prime minister, kings, dictators etc., and end of government. This house represents the Ministry of Health- Mortality death rate, suicides, death of national rulers etc. and also the matters related with such deaths.

Inter-Connectivity of Eighth House with Other Houses

Being the death house in the horoscope, Eighth House represents death and rebirth of native, complete transformation, other people’s money and anything which you get from someone’s death in your family. Natives will face death-like experiences if Eighth House is not strong. It also represents sudden happenings, debt, money (Given to you), scandals, mysticism, occult, tantra, mantra, enlightenment, scandals, sex, conspiracy, hidden things in the world and sudden exposure and kundalini awakening.

Eighth house represents the base of your spine. You need to recycle your energy in order to awaken your kundalini. Eighth house represents the darker side of  the world. Your secrets, which you do not share with anyone, psychologist, or psychiatrist as they will dig deep within you, astrology, psychological issues etc. are all indicated by the Eighth House of horoscope.

It represents debt, enemies, obstacles of your elder siblings, lineage, religious beliefs of your paternal grandmother, moksha, leaving body, accident, leaving the new place, ghost, paranormal activities or events, hopes, wishes and desires of your bosses, image of your elder siblings in the society, gain in career, career and work of friends, antecedents of conspirators and foes, in-laws and their family and wealth, your spouse income and speech, wealth of spouse, possession and jewelry of spouse, feet of your father, efforts made by your enemies, what type of children your mother have (that means “You”).

According to Astrology, Eighth House represents the happiness of your own children, what will make them happy, what type of vehicle children will have, getting rid of your enemies, death of your enemies, what efforts your enemy are putting behind the screen and what plan you have to pay your debt off. It also shows the happiness/unhappiness from past life’s deeds.

Seventh house is considered as more dangerous than the Eighth House as it is the gain from the seventh house. So if Seventh House is not strong then automatically it will affect the Eighth House badly.

Eighth House as per Lal Kitab

According to Lal Kitab, Eighth House represents death, illness, enemy, sewage water, cemetery, slaughterhouse, diseases and enemies. It is considered as the house of death.


Eighth House’s planet will remain inactive if there is no planet in second house. Natives will possess the ability to look and move forward if the planets in Eighth and First House are cooperative. If they are inimical to each other then it is considered that the native will wander throughout his life without any goal.

Hence Eighth House becomes the prominent house of the horoscope as it deals with death-like experiences into one’s life. It creates sudden good and bad events for which you are not prepared. It can transform your mind or soul as per the experiences which has already happened into your daily life.


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