The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Venus Part 3’.
Retrograde Venus in Eighth House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Taurus rises in the ascendant. Venus rules the first and sixth 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 Venus in the eighth house of horoscope in Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to marriage (male), wife, health, lifespan, 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 lifespan. 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. Such retrograde Venus can render creativity, diplomacy, social and business skills to the native, among other things. Hence, he may achieve success through a wide variety of jobs, and/or businesses. It can also bless the native with good health and a long life, like beyond 70, 80 or 90, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
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 Sagittarius with benefic Saturn. Benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio with benefic Mercury; benefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Aries with Mars; Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Libra, and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Leo. Budhaditya Yoga is formed in the seventh house. In this case, the native may become a scientist, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn, the equation may become better. The native may specialize in nuclear science, he may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money. He may conduct research for several years, and he may come across discoveries. He may receive awards as well as financial rewards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as the head of his department for several years.
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 Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to marriage (male), wife, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Venus rules the first and sixth 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, 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, suppose retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with malefic Mars. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio with Sun; malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the first house in Taurus with malefic Jupiter; Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Aries, Mercury is placed in the sixth house in Libra, and benefic Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Leo. Grahan Yoga is formed in the seventh house whereas Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the first house.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, and he may witness a troublesome childhood. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life. He may witness financial losses and setbacks through profession, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, along with his wife. They may both die in an accident, or they may get killed.