The Eight House ~ Samhain


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.”


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

Other crystals associated with Scorpio and the 8th house from left to right are: Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Gold quartz and Smoky quartz.

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3 thoughts on “The Eight House ~ Samhain”

  1. I embody everything 8th house. I have SUN, MERCURY, vertex and North node here. I am very comfortable with my shadows and taboo topics. I like to bring out the darkness in others too. (For healing and release). I even worked as a professional dominatrix when I was younger and later a Special Effects Makeup Artist emulating death. I love your site.

  2. Eight house Ceres with the Sun (in Taurus) and Venus (Gemini) sometimes (ok all the time) I feel I simply live in the underworld and just can’t seem to find anyone one might consider balanced and normal. If their closest / basement needs a make over – they’ll find me… lol


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