The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Venus Part 3’.
Retrograde Venus in Eighth House in Scorpio
When retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Aries rises in the ascendant. Venus rules the second and seventh 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, family, wealth, speech, 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, wife and/or family. 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 family, the native may be born in a rich, influential, resourceful, well-respected, politically powerful, royal and/or spiritually advanced family, and he may witness several benefits by virtue of being a member of such family. The native may be a good, very good or gifted speaker, and he may achieve good results in many spheres of his life, by virtue of his speech abilities.
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 benefic retrograde Venus is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Benefic debilitated Sun is placed in the seventh house in Libra with Mercury; benefic Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius, Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Leo, debilitated Mars is placed in the fourth house in Cancer, and benefic Moon is placed in the third house in Gemini with Jupiter. In this case, the native may start a company which may handle financial investments of its clients. He may witness good results.
If benefic Saturn is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through his investment firm. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60.
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 Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, family, wealth, speech, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Venus rules the second and seventh 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, family 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 family, the native may be born in a family which may be poor, and/or some of his family members may be alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and/or they may have some other negative traits. Hence the native may witness several problems in his life, due to bad reputation of his family, and/or bad conducts of some family members. He may also witness various types of problems and/or abnormalities related to his speech, and he may face several issues because of such abnormalities. 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 Scorpio with malefic Mercury. Malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Libra with debilitated Sun; malefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Aries, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces with Saturn; Mars is placed in the third house in Gemini, and Moon is placed in the sixth house in Virgo. Grahan Yoga is formed in the seventh house.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, and the native may witness a troublesome childhood. He may not find a permanent profession till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, in an accident, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.