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Venus in 8th House

Learn about the Venus placement in the 8th house of your astrology/natal chart and what it means for your personality.

There is usually harmony in a house graced by the planet of love, but when Venus is in the 8th house associated with secrets and taboos, there is an overwhelming energy that drives natives with the need to uncover the hidden meaning behind everything.

Like other natives with planets in the 8th house, they are interested in occultism and metaphysics. The supernatural fascinates them, especially when dark matters are involved. Usually profound, they have a unique view that makes them stand out despite being very private individuals.

However, their preoccupation with the notion of ‘real purpose’ can be too much. They can overthink everything, especially when it comes to love and their partners, who will then find them overbearing if they don’t put a lid on it.

Natives of Venus in the 8th house who like to know the explanations for everything and those who are simply interested in this placement may find this article enlightening.

Outcomes Of Venus in 8th House

When Venus, usually associated with harmony, passes through the 8th house, which governs taboos, there is a strong energy that generally affects these aspects:

  • Death and rebirth
  • Other people’s finance
  • Personal worth
  • Obsessions
  • Occultism

This placement provides the following specific outcomes for its natives:

Positive Outcomes

Natives have an innate talent for pushing other people’s buttons.

They instinctively know what to do to unravel the complexity of people’s feelings, which gives them a reputation; friends and acquaintances respect and appreciate this.

While they are quite reserved, opting to keep their hobbies and activities a secret, they are very passionate individuals. Uninterested in shallow relationships, they form deep connections not only with their friend and family but also with their co-workers.

Their eye for things beneath the surface also gives them unique and creative perspectives, exploring hidden things that the public usually doesn’t see or even think of. They can create art pieces out of morbid ideas, even death becoming merely one of their muses.

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Negative Outcomes

Everything should be in moderation, and natives should especially be aware of this, considering their interests that can usually be against social norms.

Since the 8th house also covers obsessions, they might overly fixate on indulging themselves, especially when it comes to sensual pleasures.

Moreover, people around them can be affected by their overwhelming energy.

Natives might still be raring to go, passionate about certain activities, but others already want to get some rest. Not everyone also likes to be read so easily, like they’re an open book, which natives can tend to do.

When Venus is afflicted, natives may experience several losses as the 8th house also governs death. These can be physical or symbolic losses, such as grieving for a family who passed away or a friendship that has been permanently severed.

Outcomes for Relationships and Marriages

As passionate individuals, natives have no interest in casual dating and straightforward people. Mystery and intelligence are what they’re looking for in potential partners, and when they find the one, they will be completely loyal and devoted.

Since the 8th house is also about shared money, it’s likely for natives to have a knowledgeable partner in finance; the luxurious life they dream of, influenced by Venus, is attainable with their partner’s help.

Their passion can also go the other way around. Sometimes jealous and possessive, they are willing to create drama and crises to see if the relationship will survive.

No matter the results, there will be a transformation – something that is emphasized in the 8th house.

Outcomes for Business and Career

Natives will do great in fields related to spirituality, astrology, and metaphysics with the 8th house’s influence. Venus can also support them in work related to love and relationships, such as counseling.

Nonetheless, no matter what they decide, they will surely bring something new to the table.

It’s important they work in a work field they are interested in since they are prone to boredom. If there is nothing new and exciting in their jobs, nothing to uncover, they can be quite lazy in their work.

Venus in 8th House Synastry

In Venus in the 8th house synastry, the native with Venus will help their 8th house partner develop their negotiating skills in financial matters; in return, their partner will provide them with material support to improve their self-expression.

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The sexual tension between them is palpable.

Their partner radiates a dangerous but magnetic charm that draws natives in and, sensing that natives will be very much willing, provides them with pleasure that they cannot show anyone else.

Deep and intimate relationships are often seen in this overlay, as expected of the planet of love and the house of physical intimacy.

Partners will be willing to bare themselves to each other, which sets transformation in motion, something that can be painful but ultimately beneficial.

Famous People With Venus in 8th House

  • Miley Cyrus – November 23, 1992; Venus in 8th House in Capricorn
  • Kylie Jenner – August 10, 1997; Venus in 8th House in Virgo
  • Natalie Portman – June 9, 1981; Venus in 8th House in Cancer
  • Jennifer Lawrence – August 15, 1990; Venus in 8th House in Leo
  • John Travolta – February 18, 1954; Venus in 8th House in Pisces
  • Sharon Tate – January 24, 1943; Venus in 8th House in Aquarius
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex – September 15, 1984; Venus in 8th House in Libra
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy – May 29, 1917; Venus in 8th House in Gemini
  • Demi Moore – November 11, 1962; Venus in 8th House in Scorpio
  • Chris Martin – March 2, 1977; Venus in 8th House in Aries
  • José Bové – June 11, 1953; Venus in 8th House in Taurus
  • Jeremy Renner – January 7, 1971; Venus in 8th House in Sagittarius


Sometimes, underneath beautiful things are something dark and ugly – this mystery is what lights the fire of Venus in the 8th house natives.

Whether it’s other people or certain phenomena, they are interested in uncovering hidden truths.

However, while it might be hard to accept, sometimes, something has no deep meaning. It can be frustrating for natives, but sometimes, something is, simply as is.

Read about other Houses

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