Today, 5th house lord sitting in 8th house.
So first of all, let's see what 5th house and 8th house represent -
5th house represents Creativity, Romance, Happiness, Hobbies, Children, Innovation, Sports, Movies, Stock Trading, Gambling and Betting, Risk Taking Ability, Education, Ancient Texts etc. 5th house lord should always be checked for career matters as it can indicate where our happiness lies in career.
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 5th house lord sitting in 8th house?
It means the planet which rules/controls/owns the 5th house of your horoscope is sitting in the 8th house of horoscope itself.
Now, what is the impact of having 5th house lord sitting in 8th house?
Its generic interpretation is that this person is interested in occult, research and secrets. They like to keep their love matters very secret. This also shows sudden ups and downs coming into education or love story. It also shows someone either winning a lot or losing a lot suddenly in stock market. These people get happiness when they deal with secret matters.
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 5th 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 5th house Lord in 8th house.
Sun - Suppose it is a Aries Ascendant chart and Sun rules the 5th house with Leo sign and sits in the 8th house in Scorpio. This shows a research oriented person who likes to dig deep in to occult world and mysticism. He loves reading books on occult and mysticism. At the same time, relations with Father and in-laws go for a real toss. Father may be abusive and person may want to show authority on in-laws. These people find happiness in mysticism. It is better for them to invest their time and energy in mystic world.
Moon - So it is Pisces Ascendant Chart and Moon rules the 5th house with Cancer sign and sits in 8th house in Libra. This shows person mind is all about digging deep in occult but relationships, specially with mother, suffer sudden events which disturb their balance. They find their mental balance only when they are able to keep a balanced relationship with all. It also shows someone whose mother had to face lots of sudden events in her life.
Mars - Mars can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Sagittarius Ascendant - So if it is Sagittarius Ascendant, Mars rules 5th & 12th house and sits in 8th house in Cancer, where it is debilitated. If Mars is nearby the actual degree of debilitation, it shows a really troublesome love life as all their love stories will end in fights and arguments. They like to dominate the will of partners and at times they are even abusive in relationship. Their relation with in-laws are forgettable and they may try to grab in-laws wealth. Other yogas and dashas will change the scenario totally.
Cancer Ascendant - Now if it is Cancer Ascendant, Mars rules 5th & 10th house and sits in 8th house in Aquarius sign. This is slightly better position but not altogether as Mars is still in enemy sign. This also shows abusive lovers and love stories going into disruptions through some sudden events. Both positions show that your life will be transformed through your male friends or brothers. But here, person can invest his energy in research of secretive stuff. They may be working in some large organization in research related field. At the same time, they can be in speculative business related with real estate.
Mercury - Mercury also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Aquarius Ascendant - If it is Aquarius Ascendant, Mercury rules 5th & 8th houses and sits in 8th house in Virgo, where it is exalted. This shows a real good communicative relation with in-laws. These people like to dig deep and analyse their occult related studies and achieve perfection. These people can easily become counselors in occult stuff. Here, transformation in life will come through siblings. This person can make good money in gambling, stock market or speculative business. Every sudden event and transformation will result in giving benefit.
Taurus Ascendant - If it is Taurus Ascendant, then Mercury rules 5th & 2nd house and sits in 8th house in Sagittarius. This person takes all his analytical skills, deep studies and curiosity in the field of higher knowledge, religion, philosophy and occult. These people will be curious and eager to know more and more in this field of mysticism and higher studies. They can be counselors, teachers and preachers in the field of occult and higher learning.
Venus - Venus also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Capricorn Ascendant - If it is Capricorn Ascendant, Venus rules 5th & 10th house and sits in 8th house in Leo sign. Wherever Venus is, that's where your passion is. So, this shows a person who is passionate about occult, hidden things and want to be in relations. But this is another position where love matters may end up on negative notes. This may even lead to physical abuse in love matters. At the same time, they have love for authority and power. Any guy having this position may get a wife, who may be desirous of a lavish life style.
Gemini Ascendant - If it is Gemini Ascendant, Venus rules 5th & 12th house and sits in 8th house in Capricorn. Almost same results can be seen from this position but impact will be increased as Venus is in friendly sign. As Capricorn is sign of Govt, these people may be working in tax field. With both these positions, these people would have some secret love affair going on. Here, transformation will come through love interests and wife.
Jupiter - Jupiter also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs. So, let's take both one after the other.
Leo Ascendant - If it is Leo Ascendant, Jupiter rules 5th & 8th house and sits in 8th house in Pisces Sign. This shows someone who is deeply involved in spirituality and related studies of mysticism. Here, the Spiritual Guru of person brings transformation in life. They can themselves become a spiritual guru and mysticism. Paramhansa Yogananda had this position, do I need to say anything else?
Scorpio Ascendant - If it is Scorpio Ascendant, Jupiter rules 2nd & 5th house and sits in 8th house in Gemini. We can see almost similar things but here the basic aim is not to spread spirituality but to gain money and make business. These people become teachers and counselors in occult, mysticism and spiritual field and gain money through counseling others. Good wealth from in-laws.
Saturn - Saturn also can be 5th house ruler through its two signs.
In either sign (Capricorn/Aquarius) as 5th house lord, Saturn in 8th house (for Virgo/Libra Ascendants respectively) shows that relations with in-laws become really stressful specially for Virgo Ascendants as Saturn will be debilitated in 8th house. Relations with in-laws improve only in late 30s. Here, transformation is never sudden. It is slow. It means person thinks about the change and takes the decision, so he is aware of what is coming. They have a very long life. Their chances of getting into accidents are really less. This position gives occult knowledge very late in life. They can work in tax department or any work related with insurance and inheritance.
Rahu - If Rahu is 5th house Lord through its sign Aquarius, as it co-rules Aquarius along with Saturn, and sits in 8th house in Taurus then 1st of all we need to make sure of Saturn's position as it is the main ruler. Rahu in Taurus in 8th house will transform Rahu as Venus as Rahu changes its nature as per the lord of sign it is placed in. Rahu's basic nature of being insatiable will remain there. Rahu in Taurus in 8th house promises lots of transformative events coming to person but every event will leave him more rich and wealthy as Rahu is considered as exalted in Taurus. They become filthy rich on the resources of others. They get lots of benefits from in-laws but have very unusual relation with them. They are obsessive about occult and mysticism.
Ketu - Likewise, If Ketu is 5th house Lord through its sign Scorpio, as it co-rules Scorpio along with Mars, and sits in 8th house in Aquarius 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 separates person from the concept of working in large organizations like MNCs or Big 4s. If these people reach there, they feel isolated and tend to feel where they have come, that they don't belong to such place. At the same time, here Ketu becomes peaceful and starts exploring the world of occult. Although, it may not give good relation with in-laws but the person becomes research oriented in occult and mysticism related matters and may become an excellent Astrologer. This is one of Moksha Margi position.
Hope this covers maximum points and is helpful.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer.
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