The eighth house in astrology is ruled by Scorpio and its ruler Pluto. This is the house that represents all that is taboo, intimate, and mysterious. The 8th house governs all those things that we are deeply interested in but don’t talk about for fear that others will judge.Read More »
The 8th House, Scorpio, & Pluto
In astrology, the eighth house is where we go to heal and transform. This part of the natal chart is extreme, intense, and deeply intimate. This area in our lives is deeply guarded. We don’t let many people into the dark recesses of our souls because Scorpio, Pluto, and eighth house energy are not for the faint of heart. Transformation and healing require us to be willing to bear ourselves in ways that make us incredibly vulnerable. Because of this, the eighth house is one of the most sensitive yet mysterious parts of any astrology chart.
If you really want to know how you can become the best version of yourself, a proverbial phoenix rising, take a look at the sign on your eighth house cusp as it will show you the energies that are associated with your personal transformation and healing. For example, if you have Aries in your eighth house, Mars energy rules this area of your life. You are likely to approach all things occult, intimacy, joint resources, transformation with boldness, a fighting spirit, and a tendency to look out for the self.
Sex, Intimacy, & the 8th House Style
Scorpio is known for his association with sex, but not the type of sex for fun. Fun sex falls under the 5th house. Scorpio sex is intimate and requires a deep of level of trust that allows both parties to give their selves to the other. Scorpio is known for its sexual prowess because of its ability to hone in on the other person which makes them exceptional lovers. The eighth house governs sex that is used for transformation such as tantra and sex magick. The French call the orgasm “la petite mort” which translates to “the little death” which makes sense. In an intimate sexual experience, the orgasm operates as the losing the self in sexual union with the other. If you want to experience a sexual union that has the potential to connect, transform, and heal, seek the 8th house.
The eighth house also governs shared resources. If the second house, which is ruled by Taurus, is about creating security and stability on our own, the opposing eighth house is where we go to combine assets with others. Shared assets include joint bank accounts where we trust that other people will share their resources with us and vice versa in a mutually beneficial manner. Obtaining money from other resources that do not involve work on our part such as through inheritance, trust funds, or alimony governed under the 8th house. Residual earnings where we make an initial financial exchange and continue to make money off of the initial investment are also included under 8th house energy.
Credit is also governed by the 8th house. Credit is the ability to make purchases in the good faith that we will make payments accordingly. Credit is an energy exchange that is based on trust. If we make good on our payments, we reap the benefits of being trusted and are afforded more financial trust through a high credit score, lower interest rates, and access to more credit. However, if credit is not managed properly, we are deemed untrustworthy…as a financial threat and are denied access to the many benefits of being trusted. Everything costs a lot more, and oftentimes bad credit blocks us from access to certain experiences.
It is clear that trust and shared assets and energy is an important elements of the eighth house experience.
The Tax Man & Debts
The eighth house also governs taxes and debts. Because Scorpio involves an energetic exchange of resources with others, taxes and debts fall here. There’s an old saying that there are two things in life that are inevitable…taxes and death. So, it’s no coincidence that both fall under the rulership of the eighth house. Debts are what we owe to others. With the eighth house, Scorpio, Pluto energy, there is this understanding that whenever we connect with one another there is an energetic exchange. Our debts represent what we have acquired from others and what we must pay back. Don’t we feel so much better when we pay off our debts? Of course, it’s the energy exchange of returning what we have borrowed and settling the score.
The same energy is associated with taxes. We provide services, we are taxed for doing so. Business owners especially are advised to take a look at their eighth house to learn more about how to make the eighth house energy work for them financially.
The Occult & Hidden Mysteries
Since Scorpio governs the dark, shadowy, hidden aspects of life, it should come as no surprise that the occult is associated with the eighth house. This is where we go to learn more about the hidden mysteries that lead to transformation. The occult is hidden because there is a great responsibility that comes with the information provided. These hidden teachings and understandings are neutral. However, how we choose to use them determines what energy we experience. The eighth house can include anything from shamanism and exorcisms to soul retrievals and candle magick. Responsibility in using these energies is important as what we give out we get back.
The Sweetest Taboo
For a moment just consider those topics that are publicly off-limits but still intriguing. The taboos of life fall under the eighth house. Leave it up to Scorpio/Pluto to be brave enough to go where others are not. Taboos can be anything from fetishes to inappropriate behaviors to anything that kinda makes a shirk back and disgust or amazement. Sometimes these taboos are explored with people who are like-minded, trusted individuals while others are best left alone due to their potential to harm others. Nevertheless, whether it is something that is energetically uplifting or depressing, taboos are part of the eighth house experience.
Death & Rebirth
Finally, you can’t discuss the eighth house without mentioning death and rebirth. The whole element of Scorpio, Pluto, and the eighth house energy is that of transformation. The goal of Scorpio energy is to reach one’s highest state. It is important to note that there are different types of death in astrology. There is the death of transition and the death of rebirth. Scorpio represents the death associated with rebirth. The eighth house is where we go to shed the old self so that we can be reborn anew as the highest expressions of ourselves.
Ultimately, the eighth house is the complex yet deeply magnetic and transformative part of the astrological chart. Those on the path of healing and transformation seeking to explore the hidden aspects of life are urged to get in touch with eighth house energy.
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