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Saturn in the 8th house of the birth chart

Saturn, signifies delay and restrictions. Saturn represents discipline, hard work, justice, duty, responsibility, practicality, less emotion and detachment; basically everything that we are not comfortable with in our lives. Comfort and Saturn do not go hand in hand. Saturn is the judge of our ‘Karma’ or deeds.

8th house is the most dreaded houses in the birth chart. It deals with everything that we do not want in our life. 8th house is the significator of longevity, sudden events, accidents, difficulties, upheavals and transformation. 8th house also represents inheritance, insurance, unexpected gain, hidden things and secrets. 8th house is the house of occult, tantra, mantra, spells, deep spirituality and research.

Saturn is the natural significator of the 8th house. When Karmic planet Saturn occupies your 8th house, it creates resistance towards change. It promises long life for you and makes you extremely hardworking. Now, whether that is a blessing or not, your ascendant will determine it.

If you prefer to watch the video on this topic on my YouTube channel, here is the video link: SATURN IN 8TH HOUSE of the birth chart – Vedic Astrology

Saturn is the natural significator of profession. It also represents your technical knowledge. Therefore, a benefic Saturn in the 8th house can give you a career in technology and research. If Saturn is well placed in your 8th house and has aspects of benefic planets you can gain from lottery, share market or inheritance.
8th house Saturn gives long married life but is not great for marital bliss. Marriage becomes more of a duty and responsibility.

If you are on the spiritual path, it is great to have Saturn in the 8th house. Saturn is a ‘Yogi’, it will detach you from materialistic comforts and will push you towards spiritual progress. Saturn here helps to understand the deepest knowledge of occult and life’s purpose. This effect is best seen if the sign in the 8th house is Aquarius, Pisces, Sagittarius or Scorpio.

If Saturn is not a benefic planet for you and is placed in the 8th house of the birth chart, it is a tough placement. It may create obstacles in career, difficulty in accumulating wealth, obstruction in education or getting a child. It also gives long lasting illness, anxiety, mental turbulence, even depression. You may experience unexpected difficulties in life. Saturn is capable of creating a long term infection in the body or some chronic trouble with the knees or legs even when it is not placed in the 8th house, but transits over the 8th house of any birth chart.

From the 8th house Saturn aspects your 10th house of profession, 2nd house of family and savings and 5th house of intelligence, education, children and romance.

A well-placed Saturn’s aspect on the 10th house gives immense success and recognition in the profession but with hard work. You can also experience ups and downs in the career front. You can be in manufacturing industry with this placement.

If 8th house Saturn is benefic in your birth chart, it will ensure that you have good bank balance and cordial, long lasting relation with your relatives and friends. If it is not benefic, you will face difficulties in these areas.

When a well-placed Saturn aspects 5th house, it will ensure steady intelligence and mindfulness. You will gain from speculation. However, there will be some responsibility or duty (Karmic debt) towards your children. If Saturn is malefic the negative results increase in these areas.

The result of Saturn in the 2nd house will vary with which sign or Rashi is falling in the 2nd house; i.e. which planet rules the second house in your birth chart and where it is placed; whether it is a friendly sign or enemy sign or neutral sign for Saturn.







One response to “Saturn in the 8th house of the birth chart”

  1. abansal90 Avatar

    Hi, Most of the content you have written is true. I have this placement in my chart. Retro saturn in sagittarius in 8th house, lord of 9th(Capricorn) and 10th house (Aquarius) aspects Venus in gemini in 2nd and moon in 10th house in Aqua. What karmic debt does it shows ?


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