The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Saturn Part 3’.
Retrograde Saturn in 8th House in Gemini
When retrograde Saturn is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Saturn rules the third and fourth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic part is higher, in most cases. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science?’.
Retrograde Saturn in the eighth house of horoscope in Gemini is benefic in many cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such Saturn is influenced by one or more malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope. The concept of a benefic planet turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Saturn in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Saturn can bless the native with various types of benefits related to or through his mother and/or siblings. Considering mother, his mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may help the native in various spheres of his life. She may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while she’s alive, and/or through her will. Considering siblings, they may come across success, money, fame, and/or authority, and the native may witness many benefits due to them. They may stand by the native and they may help him get out of his problems, many times in his life.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Saturn can help the native achieve success as a researcher, analyst, lawyer, astrologer, religious guru, teacher, preacher, consultant, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, professional dealing in real estate industry, iron, steel, automobile, IT, health, pharma, fitness, media, finance, education, coaching, movie, television, music, sports, travel, food, hotel, airline, telecom, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Saturn can help the native achieve success as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini with benefic Rahu. Ketu is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Mercury, exalted Mars is placed in the third house in Capricorn, Venus is placed in the sixth house in Aries, and benefic debilitated Moon is placed in the first house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may become a cricketer (batsman), and he may witness good amount of success, money, recognition and fame.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame as a batsman. He may deliver several match winning performances, and he may receive many awards/medals. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized cricketers of his time, and he may have his net worth in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Saturn in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, mental health, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Saturn rules the third and fourth house, and it is placed in the eighth house. If such retrograde Saturn is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to his health, lifespan, siblings and/or mother. He may witness various types of health problems which may trouble him, and they may reduce his lifespan. He may also witness reduction in lifespan due to several other reasons. Considering mother, he may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. Considering siblings, he may have bad relationships with his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Saturn is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini with malefic Mercury. Benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Taurus with malefic Rahu, malefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Scorpio, malefic Venus is placed in the sixth house in Aries, and Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Libra. Grahan Yoga is formed in the seventh house. In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life, though he may earn well at times.
If Mars is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Venus, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Gemini with Saturn and Mercury, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 10 or 5. He may only find temporary jobs throughout his life, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, due to some type of cancer, in an accident, or due to a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS.