The Eighth House
- The eighth house is related to taxes, debt, death, legacies, other people's money (credit; investments; insurances and so on) and the income you receive through your marriage or business partner(s). It describes your resourcefulness, and your ability to develop and use material assets as well as personal skills and abilities, particularly in joint ventures or partnership projects. The eighth house also indicates sexual attitudes and behaviour, your responses to life's mysteries and all matters to do with the end of life.
Planets in the eighth house reflect particular facets of these matters; for example, Venus in the eighth house indicates those who tend to be quiet but intense in social environments. There may be an element of mystery or secrecy in sexual encounters. Though it may not be deliberate on their part, they give the appearance of being enigmatic or intriguing to others.
The influence of Venus implies the potential for jealousy and possessiveness in sex and romance even when these individuals do not exhibit such traits with regard to other matters. It also indicates financial gain as well as increased social life and status through marriage. The positive side of this Venus house position also indicates remarkable ability to understand the psychology of human motivation and relationships. Negative factors in their personality or background can mean those who marry for the purpose of gain, loss of money or status through marriage, sexually transmitted disease, and neurotic social tendencies..