annual transit of the Sun
through the 8th House usually marks a time of the year when a person's
emotional reactions are heightened. It tends to be an intense and
frequently uncomfortable time in which partners and those with whom he is
involved emotionally expose his desires, fears and insecu≠rities.
emotional issues may be revived, albeit in a new guise, and expectations
that a person has had of another may have to die at this time.
often seems painful and weighty and a person is frequently very conscious
of how the past holds him in its grip.
the Sun progresses into the 8th House a person enters a period of his life
in which he is required to become aware of his emotional nature and let
this enhanced understanding expand his perception of himself. This new
awareness will come through in his dealings with others, which will expose
aspects of himself - his desires, insecurities and fears.
he is able to come to terms with these hitherto unacknowledged aspects of
himself, he is likely to be at the mercy of others who wish to control or
manipulate him through his emotions.
the movement into H8 is from the 7th House then a person continues his
task of separating out his own reality from that of others, but during
this period of his life, he is particularly concerned with the discovery
of his true emotional nature, frequently as a result of pain caused by
trying to fulfil the desires and needs of another without regard for
the movement is from the 9th House then during this period of a person's
life he is obliged to face his emotional nature, which may make him, feel
burdened and earth-bound. A person with the natal Sun in H9 may well
attempt to understand and work out emotional complexes by means of
interest in the Occult may also develop whilst the Sun is in the 8th
transit of Mercury to the 8th House confers a perspective, which is
by intense emotional reactions. It is frequently a time when dealings with
another stir up the emotions and communication is often more impassioned
than reasoned. This transit tends to affect the concentration adversely.
If Mercury should be transiting H8 at the same time as the Sun then this
will be produce a particularly intense period.
Mercury progresses into the 8th House the emotions come to play an increa≠singly
important part in the way a person gives and receives impressions. At this
time of his life he will be particularly sensitive to the emotional
responses of others and to astral energies, generally. It will not be easy
for him to act in a way which contravenes the wishes and expectations of
another, of which he is all too keenly aware, and he may be drained and
confused by the needs of others until he learns what his owm limits are
and how to create boundaries.
is the case when the Sun progresses through the 8th House, Mercury's
presence in H8 may stimulate an interest in the Occult.
transit of Venus to the 8th House can intensify the emotional and sexual
exchange, which a person has with another. It is a transit, which tends to
remind a person of his true needs as well as his fears and
vulnerabilities. The response he elicits from those with whom he is
involved will be parti≠cularly important to him, as it is their response,
which will either allay or intensify his insecurities. When Venus is
operating through the 8th House it is common for a person to attempt to
safeguard his relationship by overlooking his own needs and focusing
instead upon those of his partner, even though his own yearning for
unconditional love is so strong.
Venus progresses into the 8th House, then it is the case that intense
sexual and emotional involvements have an important part to play in a
personís development in the current lifetime. As is the case when Venus
occupies the 8th House natally, a person experiencing this progression
tends to respond sexually and emotionally only to those whose energy his
soul remembers and regardless of the feasibility of the association in the
current lifetime he will invest all his energy in it.
pain and loss are common experiences when Venus is operating through the
8th House, but during this phase of his life, a person also has the
experience of loving intensely and unconditionally. The relationships,
which he has during this phase of his life, are unlikely to offer him
security or a return comparable to the - emotional investment he himself
is prepared to make but they will be amongst the most memorable of his
lifetime, for the depth of feeling involved.
Mars transits the 8th House a persons aims and personal effectiveness are
greatly affected by his emotions. He may feel powerless and confused at
this time, when his emotional and sexual needs prevent him from taking a
stand to protect his interests. During this transit a person may feel that
his will has been eroded, which may cause anger and resentment towards the
person or people who make him feel so powerless. When Mars is working
through the 8th House, anger and aggression, regardless of whether they
are expressed in words, tends to elicit a similar response from others,
and this transit frequently indicates a frustrating and fraught time.
Mars progresses into the 8th House, a person enters into a period of his
life in which his emotions greatly affect his ability to project and
Mars is operating through the 8th House a person's will is eroded to a
greater or lesser degree by the conflict between head and the heart. In
this process his emotional and sexual needs will frustrate the efforts he
considers he should be making in order to move his life on. If Mars is
natally in H9 or H10, placements which make a person very aware of the
need to make an effort, then this period of his life can be one of acute
frustration and disappointment in self. Yet, as is ever the case when an
inner planet works through the 8th House, he will emerge from this period
much wiser and with a greater appreciation of how it is that the past,
working through the emotions, can hijack the present and its opportunities
This awareness can be a piquant spur for self-examination and
Jupiter transits the 8th House a person tends to draw to himself circums≠tances,
which encourage him to open up emotionally to others, an experience he is
likely to find rewarding and encouraging. When this transit has passed he
will know more about his emotional nature than was the case before and
have greater confidence that what is given out will be returned. This
transit may assist a person to break out of negative patterns based on
fear and mistrust.
Jupiter progresses into the 8th House a person enters into a period of his
life in which his understanding of self is increased by a greater
awareness of his emotional nature. In this process involvements with
others have an important part to play.
this period he is likely to let people get closer to him than, hitherto he
has allowed, and to be more forthcoming about his own feelings. In the
process he may lose some of his defensiveness and become more emotionally
responsive. Although this may well complicate his life to some degree he
is likely to consider that its quality, nonetheless, has been improved.
Saturn transits the 8th House a person faces a situation in which others
may make heavy demands upon him, both emotionally and materially. To this
extent it is a time for facing the consequences of the emotional choices
made earlier in his life.
During this period of his life
certain people with whom he once had a close association may appear as a
hostile force, with demands, which threaten his own security and
interests. His efforts to defend himself are almost inva≠riably belated.
generally a heavy time but one in which a person is given an opportunity
to better understand his emotional nature and those aspects of it which
may be holding him back and sabotaging his efforts to move his life on.
Saturn should progress into the 8th House, then his dealings with others
in this period of his life are likely to throw up situations, which are
onerous and inimical to his own interests. Yet whether those who oppose
him are intimates or business associates, they are people with whom, at
some stage in his life, he has chosen to become involved.
situations for which others are the agents will expose the insecurities,
which are indicated by the natal placement of Saturn and they represent an
opportunity for him to face and to push through his fears. His choice of
partners may alert him to aspects of his emotional nature, which are
destructive or sabotaging. It will be a time of his life in which
relationships, no matter how fulfilling at some levels, may command a
heavy price. The dreams may be troubled during this period of a personís
Uranian transit of the 8th House leaves a person freer of some of the
attachments, which have restricted his development. As ever, Uranus will
work through the 8th House without the consent and co-operation of the
conscious mind, and the breaking of certain attachments may be experienced
with much reluctance and pain. Frequently a partner will wish to end the
association, or the separation may come about through death. If the 8th
House is tenanted, then the process of breaking emotional attachments is
more likely to involve specific and memorable events. Otherwise there may
be a more gradual detachment.
this transit may cause periods of considerable pain a person will be freer
and better to able to develop as an individual as the result of it.
Uranus progresses into the 8th House then a person faces a period in his
life during which he will be freed up from various attachments which have
served their purpose and which now threaten to impede his development.
attachments may be to people with whom there has been a close relation≠ship
or if Uranus, natally is in H10 then it may be an
to the fatherland - as well as to the father, which is weakened over this
period. If natal Uranus is in H9, then it may be an attachment to a form
of religion, with which a person is emotionally involved, that may be
movement of Uranus through H8, whether by transit of progression, may
arouse a person's interest in the Occult and the uses to which astral
energy may be put.
Neptune transits the 8th House a persons boundaries tend to be eroded by
the needs of others.
transit to H8 follows Neptuneís movement through the 7th House during
which period a person tends to develop idealistic views about
inter-personal relation≠ships, or at least an idealistic attitude to his
own principal relationship. When Neptune moves on into H8 he becomes
the emotional states of others to the point of taking them on as his own.
transit makes it very difficult for a person to act in contravention of
the desires of another both because he is so sensitive to the expectations
of the other and because there is frequently a desire to assist those with
whom he is closely involved.
transit may enhances a personís psychic receptivity and increase his
interest in practices which use the astral energies, particularly for the
purposes of healing and counseling.
Neptune progresses into the 8th House, a person enters a period of his
life, in which his sensitivity to the emotional states of others is
enhanced and he may experience considerable difficulty in remaining
detached from the neediness of others.
Neptune natally is in H10, then a person may find himself responding emo≠tionally
to those he is trying to help through his choice of career. If Neptune
natally is in H9, then a personís spiritual calling may lead him to
attempt to serve the emotional needs of others.
he will need to be on his guard against emotional exhaustion, as well as
from the negative emotions of others, to which he will be very susceptible
at this time.
transit of Pluto to the 8th House is likely to be a time of intense,
obsessive and even violent emotional responses. If H8 is tenanted, then
this process of bringing to light hitherto unacknowledged emotional or
sexual tendencies may use the agency of specific people and situations.
Intense love affairs are common at this time and there is frequently a
great attraction for people engaged in criminal or taboo activities.
Alternatively, criminal or taboo activities may become an object of
is often said of Pluto, that under its influence, a person can be made an
offender or a victim. This is never more true than when Pluto is working
through the 8th House. The obsessions and intense desires, which it
unleashes, may be destructive to another or to self.
way they will merit a personís attention and Conscious effort if they
are to be transformed.
transiting the 8th House Pluto moves on into H9 and a person may well have
to adjust his belief system during this period in order to accommodate
what he has come to understand about the intensity of the emotions and his
greater awareness of the human shadow.
Pluto progresses through the 8th House, then during this period of his
life, a personís emotional nature will be exposed. Pluto breaks up the
surface which conditioning, social expectations and morality put in place
in order to release what has been concealed beneath it. This can include
sexual obsessions, a lust for power or to be controlled and a fascination
with the criminal or taboo activities.
may be a deeply disturbing time of a personís life as he struggles to
come to terms with what Pluto is showing him about his own emotional
nature. Yet, once exposed, these tendencies may be worked with and the
negative energies transformed.
Moon's passage through the 8th House tends to be one of the heavier times
of the month during which a person may feel vulnerable, lonely and
emotionally unfulfilled. This in turn, may make him angry or resentful
towards those whom he considers to be neglecting his needs.
feelings usually evaporate quickly once the Moon moves on into the 9th
years during which the progressed Moon moves through the 8th House tend to
be some the heaviest and most uncomfortable of the 28 year cycle. The
heaviness may well be the direct result of decisions made as the Moon
reached the closing degrees of the 7th House. The time during which the
Moon progresses through the 8th House is frequently a time of coming to
terms with the decision made; whether that involved the ending of a
relationship or the close of one of its phases.
the cause, loss and loneliness are commonly experienced as the Moon
progresses through H8, and it is a time during which a person comes to a
much better understanding of his emotional nature and of those needs which
he cannot afford to ignore if he is to know fulfilment.