Today, 2nd house lord sitting in 8th house.
So first of all, let's see what 2nd house and 8th house represent -
2nd house represents Family, Wealth, Speech, Family Lineage, Values, Mouth, Face, Throat, food you like to eat, Assets etc.
8th house is house of secrecy, occult knowledge, longevity, transformation, death and re-birth, In laws family, joint wealth with spouse, serving other people needs etc.
Now, what does it mean to have 2nd house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 2nd house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house of horoscope.
Now, what is the impact of having 2nd house lord sitting in 8th house?
Its generic interpretation is that person's wealth and resources will come through Occult, Inheritance, by serving other people etc. This position gives lots of inclination towards being an Occult Practitioner but it also gives careers of entrepreneurs, tax & audit people and any work done underground means mining, digging etc. But overall, in most of the cases, this is an intense position where person's life goes through one or the other transformation.
Now, results may be different due to aspect, conjunctions of other planets or the planet being Retrograde or Combust. Moreover, now we also need to check the strength of 8th house lord as 2nd house lord is going in 8th house. So again, Overall Chart Reading is important.
So, let's see how different planets will behave differently as 2nd house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Cancer Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 2nd house with Leo sign and sits in the 8th house in the sign of Aquarius. It shows that your relation with father went through lots of transformative events. It gives a career in corporate world or scientific research but the relation with father is full of ups and down, even physical fights are possibility. Sun in 8th house also gives low self esteem.
Moon - So it is Gemini Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 2nd house and sits in 8th house in Capricorn. Here issues with Mother brings transformative events. Moon in 8th house also makes person inclined towards occult but it also gives some transformative events to mind. These people have real psychic abilities and they are able to see things of other world in dreams. Mind has experienced turbulent times. As Moon is also serving people, they like to serve others who have faced similar turbulent life. This time inheritance is coming from Mother.
Mars - Mars can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Pisces Ascendant - So if it is Pisces Ascendant, Mars rules 2nd & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Libra sign. As Mars is a natural malefic planet and it is in sign of relationship, it shows lots of aggressive and transformative circumstances in relations. It also shows physical abuse between couple. Not a good position for relations.
Libra Ascendant - Now if it is Libra Ascendant, Mars rules 2nd & 7th house and sits in 8th house in Taurus sign. Here, energy is going into creating wealth through transformative events of life. In both these positions of Mars, person gets all the willpower to fight against turbulent events of life. But this position is also not good for relations as Mars is again in Venus ruled sign, which signifies marriage and in 8th house which signifies Marital Benefits. In both the cases, relations with in-laws are troublesome. Relations with brother may suffer.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, Mercury rules 2nd & 5th houses and sits in 8th house in Sagittarius. It shows a curious person who wants to gain every possible knowledge under the field of occult &higher philosophy and then communicate it and serve people through his communications. So, this person will do all possible research to go to the depth of all the mysteries and earn through communications related with those mysteries.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, then Mercury rules 2nd & 11th house and sits in 8th house in Pisces. A similar position, only change is now person wants to gain knowledge about the spiritual field rather than philosophies. In both the cases, person earns through communications. As Mercury also represents Siblings, it shows that relations with siblings do go for a toss.
Venus - Venus also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both signs one after the other.
Aries Ascendant - If it is an Aries Ascendant, Venus rules 2nd & 7th house and sits in 8th house in Scorpio sign. It is again the same energy exchange between Mars and Venus as it was in the case when Mars was sitting in Venus ruled signs. So, some transformative events regarding relations is on the cards. Although, there are few good things with this position. As Venus represents conveniences, these people do well when they serve others and make others' lives convenient. So, any work related with restaurant or like ways of serving others is seen from this. This position can also bring sudden windfall of money through lotteries etc.
Virgo Ascendant - If it is Virgo Ascendant, Venus rules 2nd & 9th house and sits in 8th house in Aries. All the things said for Venus and Mars exchange of energy applies here as is. One thing that can be added is that Venus is in the sign of Aries, which represents individuality. So, here conflict happens in relations when both partners assert their individuality over the other. Simple example is guy not wiling to share the information about his savings and wealth with girl. This leads to dispute.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Jupiter rules 2nd & 5th house and sits in 8th house in Gemini Sign. Here person gets two much involved in gathering about occult. This position gives all the knowledge of occult and it can bring wealth too by occult business. They can become Teachers of Occult related field.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Jupiter rules 2nd & 11th house and sits in 8th house in Virgo. For a change, this position gives a career of finance analyst as 2nd house is house of finance, 8th house is house of other people resources and Virgo is sign of Analysis. Interest in occult remains but these people may not be willing to take it as profession. In both positions of Jupiter, person is blessed with rich in-laws and good married life.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 2nd house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 2nd house lord, Saturn in 7th house for Sagittarius/Capricorn Ascendants respectively) shows a very long life 1st of all as Saturn delays the process of transformative events in life. Saturn here shows a cold relation with in-laws. Your married life benefits also come with delay like those people who make their own house after some 20-25 years of wedding. Saturn makes everything with delay, so here even good marriage relation will also take some time to develop.
Rahu - If Rahu is 2nd house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th house in Leo then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Leo in 8th house shows some transformative events related with father. It also shows person himself going through lots of turmoil during Rahu MD. Father's company may be very limited due to various reasons.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 2nd house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Taurus then 1st of all we need to make sure of Mars' position as it is the main ruler. As Ketu isolates/separates a person from the things related to the house Ketu is sitting, here it actually isolates person from the benefits coming from in-laws. It provides a split in in-laws family. To gain knowledge of occult, this is one placement one should have. It is second of Moksha Margi position in horoscope, when person might get liberation after this life.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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