The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Venus Part 3’.
Retrograde Venus in Eighth House in Gemini
When retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Venus rules the seventh and twelfth house. In general, it is malefic here, in many 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 Venus in the eighth house of horoscope in Gemini is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such retrograde Venus is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Venus in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, creativity, spiritual growth, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Venus can render various types of benefits to the native, related to or through his marriage, husband and/or wife. Considering marriage (male), the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. He may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. He may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Venus can help the native achieve success as an artist, fashion model, beautician, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, architect, designer, developer, poet, host, chef, consultant, marriage counselor, facilitator, arbitrator, diplomat, lawyer, banker, orator, professional dealing in hospitality industry, beauty, fashion, apparel, perfume, luxury products, television, music, movie, glamour, entertainment, travel, hotel, airline, liquor, tobacco, casino, matrimonial, marketing, advertisement, event management, finance, food, automobile, agriculture, media, publishing, IT, telecom, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini. Benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the first house in Scorpio with benefic debilitated Rahu; benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Taurus with Mercury and Ketu; benefic Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Leo, and Mars is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may engage in media industry. He may start a newspaper, and he may witness good results. He may write editorials for his newspaper, and he may witness fame and recognition through them.
If benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Cancer, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may be born in a family which may deal in media industry. Native’s grandfather as well as father may successfully run a group of newspapers. The native may join the family business, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. He may also be interested in politics. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become a member of parliament of his country, after his age of 50.
Such retrograde Venus can bless the native with authority in government as a police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician or some other type of professional. Taking an example, Please read for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Venus in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Venus rules the seventh and twelfth house, and it is placed in the eighth house. If such retrograde Venus is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to or through his marriage, husband, wife and/or lifespan. Considering marriage, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. In an extreme case, she may kill the native due to some reason, or the native may kill her, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. Considering lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, the native may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him intentionally or unintentionally. Considering some unintentional incidents, he may get caught in a crossfire between two rival criminal gangs or that between criminals and police, or someone may accidently kill him.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. Taking an example for a female native, suppose malefic retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Gemini with Mars. Malefic Mercury is placed in the seventh house in Taurus with Jupiter and malefic exalted Rahu; malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the first house in Scorpio with retrograde Saturn; and exalted Sun is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Moon. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the seventh house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before her age of 10 or 5. She may witness a troublesome childhood. She may not find a permanent profession throughout her life, and she may keep changing jobs, though she may earn well at times. She may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in her life. She may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and she may settle in her second or third marriage. She may die before her age of 55 or 50, in an accident, due to some type of cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.