Ruled by the sign: Scorpio
The eighth house is a mysterious sector that rules birth, death, sex, transformation, mysteries, merged energies, and bonding at the deepest level. The eighth house also rules other people's property and money include real estate, inheritances, and investments.
Sex is an act that is intrinsically spiritual, so long as we don’t consider it when it is something that is done for fun and entertainment. In its purest sense - sex is the opposite of death; it is the source and origin of life. It is the consequence of a deep bond between two spirits and as such it borders on being spiritual. The eighth house rules precisely that kind of sex; sex as an instrument for entering the higher planes and transcending one’s individual existence. The climax is a recreation of death, and numerous societies in reality call it “the little death”. Spiritually involved sex is a symbolic activity, and when it is experienced alongside love, can bring the self to new heights.
The eighth house also connotes that in our lives that one must release and forfeit, keeping in mind the end goal to transform oneself and advance towards one’s greatest potential. Leaving something behind is usually accompanied by torment and grief, yet it is important to give things a chance to move on with the goal that we advance to something new. Spiritual development through this eighth house is gotten by things we let go for others. Even though it feels like a painful goodbye at first, the eighth house gives us back the energy we relinquished, but changed.
REFLECTION: What have you noticed about your sexuality? What is the energy of money in your life? Do you have challenges letting go of things? How can you use the energy of the planets you have in this house to support you?