8th House Dominant



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8th House Dominance

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Deep intuition; fascination with the unknown;

Desire for transformative experiences;

Interest in shared resources and legacy;

Understanding of life and death cycles.


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What makes a House 'Dominant'? 

Dominant Houses are the houses in which the most planets or the most significant planetary configurations are located in our birth chart.  Essentially, the more going on in a house, the more 'power' that house gains in significance.

Understanding our Dominant Houses provides valuable insights into our strengths, weaknesses, desires, and motivations. They can show us and where we are likely to make the most impact in this life, and possibly the most financial gain.

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8th House Dominant

Known as the "House of Transformation," the 8th House in astrology governs issues of death, rebirth, and other people's resources. This includes wills, inheritances, and matters of life and death. It also represents our subconscious mind, deep fears, and transformative experiences.

Apart from these, the 8th House is about shared resources, intimacy, and deep emotional connections. It governs our ability to merge with others, both physically and emotionally, and deal with the transformative experiences of life.

If your 8th House is dominant, you likely possess a strong interest in the mysteries of life and death, and you may have a knack for dealing with other people's resources. You may have deep, intense relationships and experiences and might possess a strong intuition.

For deeper insights, see which planets occupy the 8th House in your chart. This will give you a clearer picture of your relationship with transformation, shared resources, and life-death cycles, as well as potential career paths.


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Shadow Aspects

The 8th House, like any astrological house, has shadow aspects. Individuals with 8th House dominance may struggle with issues of control, obsessive behavior, or the fear of loss. They may need to learn to let go and to trust in the process of life and death.


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8th House Careers

Given its link to transformation and shared resources, careers related to the 8th House could include psychology, estate planning, finance, psychotherapist, tax consultant, debt counselor, mortician, detective, forensic scientist, surgeon, gynecologist, sex therapist, and spiritual medium, or any role that requires deep investigation or dealing with the resources of others. 


Note: It's important to remember that a dominant 8th House doesn't diminish the importance of other areas of life, represented by the remaining houses and planetary influences. The overall birth chart and the interactions between different houses and planets provide a comprehensive understanding of an individual's life and personality.


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About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner.  Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.