The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Venus Part 3’.
Retrograde Venus in Eighth House in Libra
When retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra, Pisces rises in the ascendant. Venus rules the third and eighth 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 Libra 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 Libra can bless the native with good results related to marriage (male), wife, siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. 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 siblings, some of them may come across success, money, fame, and/or authority, and the native may witness many benefits because of them. They may stand by the native and they may help him get out of his problems, many times in his life. A sibling of the native may give him a big amount of money, and/or wealth, while such sibling is alive, and/or through his/her will. A sibling of the native may donate an organ to the native, in order to save his life.
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, 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.
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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra with debilitated Sun and benefic Mercury. Benefic debilitated Mars is placed in the fifth house in Cancer with benefic Rahu; Saturn is placed in the eleventh house in Capricorn with Ketu; and benefic Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become an actor, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the second house in Aries, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable acting talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may perform very well in the genres of drama, romance and action. She may deliver several hit movies, and she may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful actors of her time, and her net worth may be in billions.
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 Libra can trouble the native with problems related to marriage (male), wife, siblings, colleagues, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Venus rules the third and eighth 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 siblings. 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 siblings, the native may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. The native may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several problems because of them. In an extreme case, the native may lose one or more siblings to death, before their ages of 40 or 30. Considering another extreme, the native may kill one or more siblings due to some reason, or he may get killed by them. 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 malefic retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra with malefic debilitated Sun and malefic retrograde Saturn. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Virgo with exalted Mercury; malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the first house in Pisces, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius with Moon; and Mars is placed in the sixth house in Leo.
In this case, native’s father may die before native’s age of 15 or 10. The native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep losing jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may lose one or more siblings to death, before his age of 40 or 35. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose his first wife to death. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, due to some type of cancer, or another fatal disease.