Sep 25

Chiron in the 8th House

Natal Chiron in the 8th house of a natal chart indicates some emotional wounds connected with death, sexuality or even the occult. Those wounds are hidden in the native’s childhood, and might be even partially erased from his conscious memory. The eight house is ruling all taboo subjects, and thus such experiences may have been automatically categorized by the native’s brain as so taboo as to not be reachable.

Chiron in the 8th can also signify an early disappointment connected to using other people’s resources, which automatically makes this subject hurtful. Someone of the native’s close persons may have made him embarrassed or hurt when he asked money or something else that was not his. As a result, an 8th house Chiron individual will always feel uncomfortable with using other people’s assets and possessions. He will not borrow money and generally try to use as less as he can objects that belong to others.

Generally, asteroid Chiron is responsible for traumas and their healing; thus the house where it is placed is a rather sensitive area of the native’s life. In case that the asteroid is negatively aspected, especially by Mars, Saturn or Pluto, the native may have experienced quite a lot of suffering. On the other hand, a well-aspected Chiron indicates abilities of healing other people in the respective life area, as the native has learnt quite a lot from his own experiences. This natal placement is quite good for people who work with sexually abused people.

Chiron in the house of sex may make the person shy to indulge in sexual relations. He might be overly cautious and reserved. With difficult aspects, the native might have experienced sexual abuse, or at least an attempt of it. Alternatively, as a youngster he had formed the perception that sex is something rough and cruel, being afraid to practice it when the time comes. There are possibilities of sexual dysfunction – mostly due to psychological reasons. The individual will not trust a partner easily, so he might restrain from sexual acts longer than other people.

Other people might consider him conservative about his views on sexuality; the truth is that he could even become a sexual healer. If and when he reaches a level of understanding the reasons behind his traumas, he might be able to heal and guide other people who have similar ones. This will happen even if he never manages to fully heal his own; the native will be way better as an adviser for others than for himself. It may take long time until the individual may be able to merge totally with a partner through sex; mutual respect, care and stability are the best ways to open up those tightly closed gates.

In addition, the 8th house Chiron person may have experienced a dramatic loss of a dear person during his childhood. Thus, death is a synonym for pain in his mind. He may be constantly worrying about the death of his beloved people, as he does not want to experience again the same type of emotional pain.

As the 8th house is ruling inheritances, the presence of Chiron may create turbulence concerning those issues too. The individual may have experienced stress in his young age due to his family arguing about the legacy of a deceased person. During his adult life, Chiron can also complex such subjects and bring sorrow through alienating with relatives when the time comes to share resources left from someone who passed away. The asteroid’s presence is also not good for tax-related issues, and all who have this placement are advised to be careful when taking loans from institutions.

The 8th house is also ruling the occult, and Chiron indicates fear towards it. This fear might be connected with some real metaphysical experience of the childhood; yet this is not necessary to have happened. Many kids develop fear towards the unknown, and it just needs a little bit more vivid fantasy to create stressful situations from nothing. On the other hand, this placement can be indeed an indicator of being a victim of magic, and have a constant emotional trauma connected to attacks from the outer realms.

In addition, an 8th house Chiron person may fear secrets and their revelation. He will be always cautious about what he speaks to other people, as he has probably been betrayed and seen his secrets get known to the public.

Generally, this placement creates a good yet hurt person, who can experience victimization or exploitations from people with darker souls than him. This can put him in a nutshell, as he feels a constant urge to defend from possible manipulators.

If you have this placement, we strongly advise you to be careful about the quality of people you have around you. Choose carefully nice people so that you can relax in their presence, and keep away from people that can be practicing the occult. Be careful of psychic or sexual vampires, and find out ways to activate your healing abilities.

One must examine all thenatal aspects of Chiron so that he understands the whole big picture. Sometimes, by strengthening the planets that trine or sextile Chiron you can indirectly heal yourself, without having to dedicate a lot of time and effort in researching your childhood years with the aid of a professional.

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  • S. Irik

    I have chiron conjunct Venus in my 8th house. Both in Gemini. I do not have any problems related to my childhood or issues. Is this because of Venus?

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  • Si

    Hello 🙂
    Im reading a friend’s chart with Chiron in Leo in the 8th house. 23 degrees of leo, so it’s going to be majorly hit by tomorrow’s lunar eclipse.
    This chiron is opposite moon in pisces and saturn in aquarius, and squared by pluto and mercury in scorpio (both).
    I have no idea how this eclipse will unravel :/

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