The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Venus Part 3’.
Retrograde Venus in Eighth House in Leo
When retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Venus rules the fifth and tenth house. In general, it is benefic 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 Leo is benefic in many cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such retrograde Venus 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 Venus in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo can bless the native with good results related to marriage (male), wife, love life, children, creativity, 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 (male), wife and/or children. 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. Considering children, the native may not witness any complications during the birth processes of his children. He may have children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally, creatively and/or spiritually better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Venus can help the native achieve success as an artist, fashion model, beautician, interior designer, poet, host, chef, consultant, marriage counselor, facilitator, arbitrator, diplomat, lawyer, banker, orator, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, 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 benefic retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo. Benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius, Sun is placed in the sixth house in Gemini with Jupiter; Mercury is placed in the seventh house in Cancer, benefic Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Aries, benefic Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Libra, and benefic Moon is placed in the second house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become an astronomer, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Mars is placed in the fifth house in Taurus, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success, recognition and authority, along with good amount of money. He may conduct research, and he may come across discoveries. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as the head of an astronomical department for many years.
Such retrograde Venus can help the native achieve success through a creative field as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, Please read for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Venus in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to marriage (male), wife, love life, children, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Venus rules the fifth and tenth 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 (male), wife, lifespan and/or children. 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 children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other problems because of them. In an extreme case, the native may witness death of one or more children during their young ages. 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.
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, suppose retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo with malefic Sun and malefic Rahu. Malefic Jupiter is placed in the second house in Aquarius with malefic Ketu; retrograde Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius, Mercury is placed in the seventh house in Cancer, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, and benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Aries. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eighth house whereas Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the second house.
In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep losing jobs, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose one or more children to death, through miscarriages that his wife/wives may witness. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, or in an accident.