For Richer or For Poorer- Jupiter Transits of the 8th House

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I studied Economics at University, which is an interesting choice for someone with as much Pisces as I have and for someone who always wanted to be a writer…I think I have mentioned before that I am not great at decisions or goals.

Anyway, one of the only macro-economic principles that I grasped with any sort of passion is the concept that you can spend your way out of a depression. I am sure that Keynes (or whoever it was, I have forgotten the detail, maybe Friedman? All I remember is that nasty thick pink textbook…) was actually thinking about, well, macro economies rather than my emotional state when he first invented the theory, but it does fit.

Unfortunately, though, the theory, regardless of whether you are looking to rescue an entire economy or simply feel better after a crappy day, assumes venturing into the territory of other peoples money, ie the 8th house.

Traditionally the 8th house is about debts, inheritances, other peoples resources. When Jupiter comes through this part of your chart, it is these issues which will be highlighted. Perhaps you may get an inheritance, perhaps you may go into more debt. With Jupiter opportunities abound- good and bad- and things expand quickly and easily- again- with both good and bad results! If you currently have an unaddressed 8th house issue, it may get a whole lot worse quickly.

A Jupiter 8th house transit is a good time to use joint resources to pursue an opportunity. You may have formed a partnership when Jupiter was in the 7th, now might be the time to pool joint resources to purchase a property or invest in a business. Now is the time to put that business plan together and approach a Bank for finance- you probably will be successful in your application.

As with all Jupiter transits you do need to ensure that over confidence doesn’t cloud your judgement- a successful application for finance does not necessarily mean that the venture will be successful- the funds will need to be repaid at some point.

Transits of the 8th house will also impact the 2nd, 5th and 11th houses- and speaking literally, any change (either positive or negative) to your finances from 8th house sources will also change your 2nd house possessions and resources (and relative stress levels), and your ability to play with friends…so to speak.

The 8th house is associated with Scorpio and therefore with life changing and transformative events. It is also about death. Some astrologers associate sex with the 8th as well- la petite mort, perhaps? Personally I see sex as a 5th house activity, but you may have another opinion… So, during an 8th house transit you might start to look deeply into Scorpio or Pluto type things- eg really deep, spiritual, meaning of life and death issues- possibly even the occult or other spiritual practices.

If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Jupiter will be transiting your 8th house while he is in Pisces– and really, is there any other sign who can spend their way out of depression with quite as much style? Mr Keynes (or was it Friedman?) would be impressed.