Saturn is Karma’s holding planet and it goes without saying that it is the most powerful of all because it behaves cold because of its responsibility to deliver justice. In general, Saturn’s existence is known to be the greatest malefic, but not in real sense. When it gives malevolent results, its source is a person itself as Saturn is only an agent. Now it is no less significant event to be born under Saturn in the eighth house placed in the birth chart.
First Saturn, the planet symbolizing the Karma bundle and secondly the eighth room, the most mysterious and powerful of all, so that this combination can never be without any deeper meaning.
Individuals who are born in the eighth house with Saturn are born to experience intense life experiences that have a specific purpose, either to punish severely for the accumulated Karma or to rise above the slavery of worldly life.
Saturn put in the eighth house can have multiple levels of meaning and how things actually manifest in the eighth house will depend upon sign.
In Libra, Saturn is delighted, at Capricorn and Aquarius. Gemini, Taurus, and Virgo likewise go quite decently.
Saturn in the 8th house feels stifled in Leo, Cancer, Aries, and Scorpio. Sign in which Saturn is put and its overall health (like aspect with benefits, any Rajyoga it allows and its overall strength) would in fact mean what kind of Karmic accumulation one has.
Saturn in the 8th house, when placed in a state of affliction or, basically, in an unhealthy state, shows deeply embroiled state of affairs. In a deeper sense, it will mean a person who has complicated karmic equilibrium and present life will serve as an overwhelming conduit through many events, invisibly providing justice.
Saturn works by enforcing restrictions. Physical deformity, severe illness or major health conditions may become part of life, creating a sense of being bound and powerless.
Even in many cases, the person has a severely troubled relationship that becomes a source of grief and causes deep pain internally.
A limitation is not only at the level of the body, but rather more esoterically, it would be felt at the level of the emotion-body and as a result often one will find it extremely difficult to express his or her feelings in the exact way they are interpreted or felt. Saturn’s way to exhaust Karma is to make one suffer from no shortcuts to relief in hopeless isolation. Once you feel completely gloomy and suffocating about Saturn’s deadly effects here, it’s very important to understand why portion. Why do I? This is inevitably the question that emerges as soon as hope is constantly eluded from Saturn for the person under study. Saturn’s location is intended to balance the Karma, and until and unless one acknowledges uncertainty and extreme misery that comes from one’s own life, the justice of Saturn would only appear as gibberish.
Well-placed and stable Saturn has its own consequences, such as making one beyond normal logic highly learned and wise. Long live here is one of Saturn’s blessings. For Blessed Saturn, real-life in foreign lands, knowledge of many mystical sciences, and mastery of yogic sciences are also possible here. Yet Saturn’s underlying message does not dim whatever its state is. Saturn in the 8th house is an agent of change and it can mean obstacles in life due to partial or even total rejection of blessings being put here.
It makes one seriously disposed, softens within and expresses raw thoughts and feelings that looks like a daunting task and effort to achieve it can ultimately lead to surrender, with deep dejection within. This could be a financially challenging position indicating lack or at least very slow growth in life, and career often involves many changes with tremendous slogging, but once you’ve really done your best and followed the ethical path, success will come, though delayed.
Every placement’s nature should always be understood as reaching the periphery will cause one to miss the opportunity to develop and evolve, which is essentially the aim of difficult planetary configuration. Saturn operates through utter isolation, and its power is sorrow. While interactions derived from contact with others, such as that of the family, in marriage (both at the level of physical union and emotional support) will frustrate, and over the years one may become alienated.
Saturn in the 8th house isolates one to give thought to why part, so that the mind can pass beyond limits. For example, health issues here will want one to look beyond bodily nature for the possibility of life. Emotional turmoil from limited family experiences will cause one to find comfort in seeing a grander image, where one has to rise to the level of consciousness of Unity.
Saturn here limits and restricts the pursuit of mundane life alone for two reasons in a very broader sense; to satisfy Karmic debts and to make one understand limitations. This position does not necessarily give divine knowledge or profound insights, but within it can be said to spark a fire, and it can definitely take place to begin the sacred journey. It’s the positioning to humbly welcome and submit with modesty. Once you exhaust your Karma and really understand why part, doors to a glorious future will open.