The 8th House: What We Inherit, What We Leave Behind 8

"the 8th house"

I feel a mother’s love for my clients. I have a Cancer stellium in my chart: Sun, Mercury, and Mars.

I dislike that word “client.” Clinical sounding. But I feel a mother’s love for them nonetheless.

I want them to do well. I want to do well. I may not have children of my own and some of my clients are older than me but it doesn’t matter. We’re all the same before God.

(Yeah, I’m high on Pisces Season. I feel it. Do you feel it?)

My father had children (obviously, since I’m writing to you now!) but at his funeral were his students. He mostly taught older folks, seniors during his later years, during the last 20 years of his life actually.

Do you think about this stuff? Who’ll be there when you die? In the room? Or at the memorial if there is a memorial? Family? Students? Spirits of the dead? Squirrels and birds?

Makes me think of the 8th House and legacies, what we inherit and what we want to leave behind.

Sometimes I look for traces of my father and sometimes I forget. He’s not the constant presence in my mind like my mother is and yet am I not half his energy?

The 8th House also rules life after death.

While these topics are on my mind, I decide to look at my transit chart for today and indeed I am having an 8th House transit.

Venus is there now and squaring my Mercury and Mars in Cancer.  The love I feel has a push-pull to it. Squares are tension but with Venus involved? I won’t sound the alarm just yet.

The Love Goddess is also heading to oppose my natal Jupiter who sextiles my natal Venus. It’s a t-square but Venus and Jupiter are pals and Jupiter rules peace.

Transiting Uranus is RIGHT NOW on my 8th House cusp. He’s crossing over!

Do you have planets crossing over?


Readings readings readings! Short, Medium, and Long! Look here for more info! And Tarot too!

And this is new: Welcome to the Astro-Diner! In person, 1:1, half chart-reading, half “how to read your chart” lesson!

About aliza

Hello my name is Aliza and I help people. I'm a Tarot Reader and Astrologer, Teacher & Writer. Cancer Sun, Mercury, and Mars. Virgo Moon Pluto Hekate conjunction in the 1st House. If you aren't sure what all that means, I'll be happy to explain it to you! Or maybe you'd rather hear about your own chart :) I blog and do readings for a living. Poet and playwright, Iowa MFA, I got obsessed with astrology in my late 30s and the rest is history. For the moment.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

8 thoughts on “The 8th House: What We Inherit, What We Leave Behind