Saturn is Probably most dreaded and most discussed Planet. Everybody fears this Mighty Planet. This is such a Planet which can make you King and at the same time it can make you pauper. So there are lots of Myths and misconception about Saturn and the placement of Saturn in 8th house is a difficult Position for Sure. But as I always say, Every Placement has both good and Bad result. The Results are further modified by Aspect, Conjunction etc.Saturn in 8th house, Saturn in 8th house , Saturn in 8th house
Saturn (Shani) is the God of Justice. He is the son of Surya Deva (Sun God) and brother of Yamraj (God of Death) and Yami. Ancient text suggests that He became the devotee of Lord Shiva (one of the supreme Godhead or Trimurti). It is a karmic Planet and as it is the Judge of our Karmafal (fruits of our deed), it is very harsh in nature. His presence in all the 12 houses has been held an important position towards the rise and fall of Karma.
Significance of 8th house in Vedic Astrology
8th house is treated as a Negative House in Astrology. it signifies death of Physical Body, it signifies Obstacles, Hidden things, inheritance, lottery, dowry, Sudden events, Accident, disgrace, Sorrows, delays, Mysteries etc. It is the most difficult and secretive house of the zodiac. It is also known as the house of underground and all sort of tantric activities or spirit invocation etc comes under this house. This is the house of Transformation. It is also very important house for spiritual growth and interest in Occult Subjects. As 8th house mostly dealt with the Negative things of our Life, it is also called Dusthana House along with 6th and 12th.
Saturn in 8th house of Kundli
8th house is the house of Longevity and Saturn is the significator of Longevity. So placement of Saturn in 8th house is good regarding Longevity. When you have Saturn in 8th house of your Horoscope, it will bless you with a long life. It will also make you very Hard working.
As you Know, 8th is the house of Transformation and who better than Saturn can bring transformation in your life. So if you have Shani in 8th Sign, be prepared for transformation in its period and Major Transits. Moreover it is the House of Occult Science and Spiritual progress as well. Saturn is a Yogi Planet. So its Placement in 8th house is also very good for spiritual Progress. It will give good intuition Power. So Saturn in 8th house is a blessing for Astrologer, Spiritual Person etc. It will help you to come out from this Materialistic world. If the Signs are like Aquarius, Sagittarius, Pisces, Scorpio etc the effect will be more prominent.
Saturn is the Natural Significator of Profession or Career. Saturn is also a Technical Planet or indicates Technical Education. So its placement in 8th house can give you a Career in research and Development provided other Planets Support it.
8th house also deals with the inheritance and other people money. So if Saturn is Strong and Well placed it can give you gain from inheritance, from Share Market, from Business etc.
Negative effect of Shani in 8th house
Well the thing is that if you have Saturn in 8th house, if proper remedies are not taken it can lead to misery and conflict. The above stated good results will be felt only when Saturn will be a Functional Benefic and will be involved in Good Yogas with other Planets in your chart. But in most of the cases it generally gives negative effect. Even when it transits overs your 8th house, it will give negative effect to you. The Transit of Saturn over 8th house is known as Ashtama Shani and you should read the effect of Saturn transit over the 8th house before reading further.
In such case, an expert Astrologer’s advice is needed for better life and progress. Every person must have an idea of the pros and cons of Saturn’s presence in all the houses and take actions accordingly.
If you have Saturn in 8th House of birth chart, it might be futile, for this planet renders phobia, anxiety, depression and frustration. It can give some chronic health issues as well. Saturn is able to cause invalidity or ineffectiveness of any limb or lower parts of the body.
As in regards to health and lifestyle, these people are usually cautious, especially while Saturn transits over the 4th, 8th or 12th house or Saturn has its very own Mahadasa (Greater Influence) with Antardasa (Lesser Influence). Saturn is capable of giving long-term infection, tuberculosis, most cancers (when getting guide on this behalf from Mars or Neptune), venereal ailment of any type(specially if Mars is in 2nd, seventh or the twelfth house or Venus is in 6th House or eighth or the 12th house).
Some more effect of Saturn in 8th house birth chart
An in-depth investigation towards the presence of Saturn in the 8th House reveals that, it will aspect the 2nd house. So if Saturn is Benefic for your chart and if it is well influenced by other planets, the relationship with relatives and other family members will be good. As 2nd is the 11th house from 4th, it also indicates gain from friends. So the relationship with friends will also be good and you will be benefited from them. 2nd house is also the house of wealth. SO the influence of a Benefic Saturn can give good Bank Balance. If Saturn is Malefic for your chart and is not well supported, the negative result regarding these things should be expected. However, if someone has their Jupiter (Brihaspati) and other relevant planets strong, it would result in strong 8th House of Saturn and he or she can lead a life of success and prosperity.
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From 8th house, Saturn will aspect 5th house also. 5th house rules over our intelligence, Education and finance as well. So it will make your intelligence stable. It will not be easy to cheat you. It will also give you good farsight. But If Saturn is not well placed or Supported by other planets, you can expect the Negative effect regarding the 5th house Matter.
8th house is the 11th house from 10th. So it indicates the gain or Success in Profession. From 8th, Shani will aspect the 10th house as well. So if it is strongly placed in your chart, it will give you lot of gain and success in your professional career. But at the same time it is also possible that it will bring lots of ups and down in your career. In business they are precise at management of labor and issues associated with them. These people are expert engineers, particularly for established order of recent industries, obtaining massive and small machines and set up of the machines and commissioning them into manufacturing. However their activity ends with product getting out of the manufacturing unit. They are not so proper at actual advertising or marketing that are essential to attract customers.
- You may be interested to read what result Saturn gives when Occupies the 10th house
Effect of Saturn on Marriage when placed in 8th House
The 8th house indicate Sustenance of Marriage, Sex, Physical Pleasure etc. As I have stated above Saturn is a Yogi Planet. So it doesn’t promote Marriage, Sex etc. For Saturn everything is Duty and responsibility. So Presence of Saturn in 8th house is not considered good for Marriage and Marital Bliss. Though it will not break the Marriage but it will not give any happiness from the Marriage either. The Marriage can become dull and without any charm. So whenever you see Saturn in the 8th sign of the Horoscope, you should do a Proper Horoscope Matching. But Remember, It should not be the Guna Milan or astakoota Milan. You should know How to do a Proper Kundali reading for Marriage compatibility
As I stated you that Saturn will aspect 5th house from 8th sign and 5th house also indicate Love and relationship and 8th house indicates Physical pleasure. So the Saturn in 8th House necessarily influences a person’s love relationships. If the 7th lord, Venus also joins this Saturn, Some secret Affair may happen which will not be good for individual. If a person has an illicit affair with the opposite sex in the presence of a marriage partner then it likely to fall. You may check the Planetary combination for Relationship Outside Marriage. Saturn does not like going against Rules. One must try to accept the situation and strive to respect the married partner in order to make everything fine.
Sometime this placement also causes Delays in Marriage. You can read this post to know How to Predict Marriage age and time from Horoscope
But that doesn’t mean if you have Saturn placed in 8th house, will not be able to get a good Marriage, that will be wrong. You need to check the Entire chart with Divisional chart to get a complete picture. with Saturn in the 8th can definitely have a normal conjugal life if he or she is dedicated towards his or her conjugal partner.
Lets Discuss about the effect of Saturn in 8th house for different Signs
Saturn in 8th house in Aries– If you have Aries as your 8th house, You are Virgo Ascendant. Saturn becomes Debilitated in Aries in 8th house. it is being the 5th and 6th lord, its debilitation is not good. 5th house is an important house for intelligence, wealth and Fortune. When 5th lord Saturn becomes debilitated, it can create trouble in your Study, it can give problem in Love and affair or disappointment in Love. It can also give Loss in Share Market and problem in inheritance. So Saturn in 8th house for Virgo Ascendant is not good.
Saturn in 8th house in Taurus- For Libra Ascendant Taurus becomes the 8th house. Shani in Taurus is quite comfortable. for Libra Ascendant, it becomes the Yogkaraka Planet. So its presence in the 8th house can give you Benefit from Business, it can give you profit from Inheritance, profit from public money, Success in research oriented education etc. If it is afflicted by Malefic planet it can create trouble in Married life. So Saturn in 8th house for Libra Ascendant is not bad unless it is afflicted by any other Malefic Planet.
Saturn in Gemini in 8th sign– For Scorpio Ascendant Gemini becomes the 8th house. Saturn is in 3rd and 4th lord and its placement in 8th house is not Good. It will create trouble in education, it will create some distance in with mother. The family happiness may also Suffer. But if this Saturn is aspected by Jupiter and well placed in Navamsa it can make you highly intelligent as Gemini is a intellectual sign. So Saturn in 8th house for Scorpio Ascendant is good.
Saturn in Cancer in 8th house- Saturn in Cancer in 8th house for Sagittarius sign can give lot of instability regarding Money and wealth. Cancer is a unstable sign and Saturn is the 2nd lord for Sagittarius Ascendant. It can also create trouble with relatives as well. If it is Beneficially Placed, the negative impact will be less but this position can give you lot of traveling. So Saturn in 8th house for Sagittarius Ascendant is not good as it is not comfortable with emotions and Cancer is a Emotional sign.
Saturn in Leo in 8th house- For Capricorn Ascendant Leo is the 8th house. Shani is not comfortable in Leo. Sun and Saturn is bitter enemy. So Saturn will not be able to function properly. As Lagna is the base or main foundation of your chart, when the Lagna lord goes to 8th house in a enemy sign, it can give lot of ups and down in your life. Success will not be easy. You have to work very hard for your success. So Saturn in 8th house for Capricorn Ascendant is not good specially if it is conjunct or aspected by other enemy planet like Mars or Sun. But it can give Government Job when placed in Leo if other Factors also support. You may read about How to Judge Govt Job by date of birth here https://blog.astrologylover.com/government-job-prediction-in-astrology-combination-ias/
Saturn in 8th house in Virgo- For Aquarius Sign Virgo becomes the 8th house. Saturn being the Lagna lord its placement in 8th house is not good. But Saturn is strong in Virgo as it is approaching towards exaltation sign and the owner of Virgo Mercury is not bitter enemy of Saturn. It will give you some struggle for sure but it will not be very intense. Saturn being the 12th lord also will create a Vipreet raj yoga here which will give you Success after your struggle. So Saturn in 8th house for Aquarius Ascendant not bad specially it can give a Long life.
Saturn in 8th house in Libra- Saturn in Libra is very powerful as it becomes exalted. When exalted Saturn is present in 8th house, it will bestow you with long life, Good Marital Life, Success in Business, Profit from Inheritance etc. So Saturn in 8th house for Pisces Ascendant is Very good specially gain from Business or inheritence.
Saturn in 8th house in Scorpio- For Aries Ascendant Saturn becomes the 10th and 11th lord and its placement in 8th house is not auspicious. The 8th house is a enemy Sign and 10th lord in 8th house can give lot of ups and down in Career. As Scorpio is a Secretive and Saturn being the 10th lord in Scorpio in 8th house can give profession related to Medicine, Research oriented work, Spy etc. Profession depend upon lot of thing though. You can read How to determine Profession from Kundli for more information regarding this. So Saturn in 8th house for Aries Ascendant is not good but it can give you a technical Profession.
Saturn in 8th house in Sagittarius– For Taurus Ascendant Sagittarius becomes the 8th house and Saturn is Yogkaraka Planet for Taurus. The Placement of 9th lord in 8th house is not good. It can create fluctuation of fortune, the relationship with father may not be good. If this Saturn is not afflicted it can give gain from marriage or partnership Business. So Saturn in 8th house for Taurus Ascendant is average, if it is conjunct with 8th & 11th lord Jupiter it can give immense wealth from Marriage, Business, inheritance etc.
Saturn in 8th house in Capricorn– Capricorn is own sign of Saturn. For Gemini Ascendant Capricorn becomes the 8th house and when Saturn is present in own house, it is very good for long life. It will also bestow a good and long lasting Married life. So Saturn in 8th house for Gemini Ascendant is not bad. Being 8th lord in 8th house, it can give you a good Longevity.
Saturn in Aquarius in 8th house- For Cancer Ascendant Aquarius becomes the 8th house and it is being the Mool trikona Sign of Saturn, this is a good placement. It gives a Stable Marriage and Long life. But Marriage can be delayed. So Saturn in 8th house for Cancer Ascendant is good.
Saturn in 8th house in Pisces- For Leo Ascendant Pisces is the 8th house and Saturn is a Malefic planet for Leo Ascendant. So its placement in another negative house will bring good fortune. In Pisces Saturn also becomes Weak. So being the 6th lord if it is weak it will bring less obstacles in life. But this position is not good for Marriage and married life. So Saturn in 8th house for Leo Ascendant is not good but it can give you Foreign journey specially if it is conjunct with Rahu. You can read more about Planetary combination for foreign journey here.
Saturn is one of the Most important Planet of our chart. So if it occupies a Negative House, it is not desirable. But we must check the lordship of Saturn and Other Benefic Influence.But I personally want to share that even with Benefic influence, Some aspect of the houses Saturn rules in your birth chart will suffer. If other malefic Planets like Rahu, Mars etc Joins this Saturn in 8th house, it can create havoc in its Dasha. Saturn as being the Lord of Justice punishes and Rewards according to the person’s Karma. So following are advice of an Astrologer and redeeming way of life would be the best way to reach higher portion. Celebrities with Saturn in 8th house are like Martin Luthar King, Michael Jordon, Osho Rajneesh etc.
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Debraj is a professional Astrologer with More than 10 years of Practical experience. Started learning Vedic astrology in a very early age around 12 yrs and almost more than 20 years in astrological study.