Venus in 8th House
Those born with their natal Venus in the 8th House are filled with inner torrents of emotion and passion that will attempt to reach a deeper level of communion with others. The Goddess of Love finds herself utterly overwhelmed in the murky 8th House waters, where our darkest and closest held secrets are pulled to the surface; triggering deep, emotionally charged relationships and the need to merge physically, sexually, financially and emotionally. Venus here demands absolute commitment on behalf of their friends, partners and business associates and are known to possess generous resources of insight, intuition and sympathy.
Venus in the 8th House is associated with one who is original thinking and enjoys exploring life’s mysteries and hidden laws. They tend to remain more reserved in social encounters and portray a mystical and enigmatic expression. Venus here have an incredible ability to submerge beyond the given depths in their relationships and have the zodiac’s most profound insight into the unconscious side of relationships.
These individuals tend to be attracted to the dangerous and more stormy partners and relationships and see conflict as a way of tightening the bond and maintaining the intensity. Themes around power struggles, inheritance, family heirlooms, legacies and destruction play into relationships, and these types will struggle to tolerate casualness or any superficiality. Venus here is likely to lose themselves completely in relationships, and offer their whole heart up for the taking; always expecting the same level of devotion in return.
Venus in the 8th House may walk away from a string of relationships courtesy of the unconscious conflicts that act to tear them apart. Their sex life tends to be colourful and quite rewarding; although psychological issues may only be resolved with in-depth therapy. These individuals are able to identify with all forms of human trauma and betrayal; adept at psychologically profiling other people by their own difficulties.
At the bottom of the 8th House lies a sea storm, where whirlpools whip up the darkest fragments of our lives and force us to swallow the waters of discomfort and conflict; and when Venus is found here, she throws out all forms of the shallow, content only with the soul saturating, nauseating, violent romance.
Venus in the 8th House
Intensity is what you seek in your love relationships, so that casual encounters are not necessarily your game. You are easily bored with mechanical interactions between partners, and might prefer drama in your relationships to anything mundane or superficial. However, you also fear being vulnerable in love, and, in youth, you may control your emotions in love. Fears of being betrayed may be at the heart of your somewhat jealous and possessive nature in love.
When you give yourself over to love, you love wholeheartedly and expect all-consuming, total devotion and attention in return. You find passion a healing force in your life. Your charm runs deep - just below the surface. You are attracted to all that is taboo, hidden, forbidden, and find beauty in the broken, disenchanted, obsessed, and passionate. In some cases, people with this position might make a business out of love, romance, and eroticism. There is an intensity about you that others pick up readily. Either they run or they are completely intrigued!