The eight house is associated with taboo subjects such as death and sex. This is also the house of the shadow. I like to think of it as the ‘underworld’ since the house that is opposite is the ‘Gate of Hades’ in the second house. In traditional astrology, the eight house is known as ‘the idle place’.
William Lilly says of the eight house
“The estate of men deceased, death, its quality and nature; the wills, legacies and testaments of men deceased; dowry of the wife, portion of the maid, whether much or little, easy to be obtained or with difficulty. In duels it represents the adversary’s second; in lawsuits the defendant’s friends. What kind of death a man shall die. It signifies fear and anguish of mind.
Who shall enjoy or be heir to the deceased. It rules the privy-parts. Of colours, the green and black.
Of signs it hath Scorpio for cosignificator, and Saturn, the haemorrhoids, the stone, poisons, and bladder are ruled……by this house; and [it] is a succeedent house, and feminine.”
THE CRYSTALS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THE 8TH HOUSE AND THE SIGN OF SCORPIO
Larimar ~ This crystal is helpful for the tendency to play the martyr in relationships and therefore great for those who suffer from co-dependency issues. It will also sooth the broken-hearted. This stone brings calmness and equilibrium. It especially is good for healing trauma from an abusive partner or parent. For those seeking their soulmate, this crystal can help attract the right match, it is also extremely helpful in healing the wounds from old karmic relationships.
Larimar is ” is a powerful stone that promotes a soothing and relaxing environment. It can be useful for phobias, panic attacks, stress-related imbalances, excessive anger and fear. Larimar teaches one to love, nurture and respect one’s self, inspiring confidence whilst healing damaged emotions. It is said to assist communicating one’s needs and boundaries to others whilst helping to give the strength and emotional stability to speak from the heart. Larimar teaches one to love, nurture and respect one’s self, inspiring confidence whilst healing damaged emotions.” ~ Crystalsonline