Rahu and Eighth House

There can be nothing more fearful than the 8th house which is called Randhra bhava in Jyotisa. The lord of the 8th house represents that which we astrologers call “the hand of destiny,” in a most negative sense. While many studies have been made about this house and its lord, here we are examining the effect of Rahu on the 8th house. Normally most astrologers assume that the conjunction of two malefic factors – the most malefic bhava (i.e. 8th house) and the most malefic planet in Jyotisa (i.e. Rahu) should produce the worst malfeasance, but that is not true all the time. When Rahu is in the 8th house, it can give sudden changes of fortune, and when in conjunction with the lord of another house, activities related to the other planet activate the results of Rahu – both positive and negative.

r1In the chart of Albert Einstein, Rahu in the 8th house is conjoined exalted Mars which is lord of the 6th and 11th houses promising success in research and great fame due to such great inventions and research. The conjunction of Mars, the god of war, indicates that the research shall be used to make powerful weapons like the nuclear bomb. The 6th house lordship of Mars shows that a war or battle shall trigger Rahu in the 8th house. In some ways we can say that Rahu in the 8th house with an exalted planet is definitely a blessing as it gave Einstein great success in his research related to energy (Mars rules agni tattva – energy).

r2An exalted Rahu in the 8th house in Gemini can indicate one born in a famous or wealthy family, promised inheritance and generally way above want throughout life. It is a real blessing as the lord of happiness (Rahu is co-lord of Aquarius, the 4th house) gets exalted in the 8th bhava. Bridget Fonda is an American actress and member of the famous theatrical Fonda family, the daughter of Peter and Susan Fonda and granddaughter of Henry and niece of Jane Fonda. In this chart we find that the exalted planet is Rahu itself which conjoins the Moon, the lord of 9th bhava. While this is definitely not a good combination for longevity matters, the life on earth is surely a blessed one as there are no tears in the eighth house, and whatever is there is easily wiped out by Rahu.

r3Aveek Sarkar is the son of Ashok Sarkar, and the grandson of Prafulla Sarkar, after whom one of the important streets in Kolkata gets its name. Rahu in the 8th house is exalted with the 4th lord Saturn ruling home and properties. Just around the time when he shifted residence to South Kolkata, his father expired and he inherited a huge business empire which he carried forward very well. Note that just as Bridget Fonda continued in the profession of her illustrious parents and
grandparents, so also did Aveek Sarkar carry the torch of his father handed down from his grandfather. In general, Rahu in the 8th house, if in exaltation or with an exalted planet is definitely indicating a blessing – here we consider exaltation as Gemini (and not Taurus, which can be for longevity related matters).

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Wiki Notes: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. Almost any neurological symptom can appear with the disease, and often progresses to physical and cognitive disability. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms occurring either in discrete attacks (relapsing forms) or slowly accumulating over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may go away completely, but permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.

There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis. The prognosis is difficult to predict; it depends on the subtype of the disease, the individual’s disease characteristics, the initial symptoms and the degree of disability the person experiences as time advances. Most doctors say that “Life expectancy of people with MS is 5 to 10 years lower than that of the unaffected population”, which really means nothing nowadays because if the average life expectancy is about 60 years, then people with MS can live till about 55 years! Honestly, these sorts of statistics clearly show how ignorant science is about the disease.

Let us examine a few charts with MS. What we were expecting was –

  • Some kind of an association of Rahu with the 8th lord or 8th house resulting in a hard-to-find cure; the body gradually becoming like stone (Rahu) as the nerves fail and movement is destroyed.
  • The 8th lord must be weak either by itself or conjoined a very weak planet.
  • Affliction of Mars, the ruler of nerves, and simultaneous Mars-Venus association of some kind where the fire-water conflict brings the disease.
  • A period (dasa) which exposes this weakness in the chart

r4MS Chart-1 b. 3 Mar 1984; 8.01’am Sonepat, India. Venus the lord of 8th bhava and Saturn, the lord of 11th bhava are in parivartana yoga. Such a yoga involving the Randhra bhava is definitely a ‘dainya parivartana’. Mars is in the 8th house in a sign of Venus (Libra). Rahu afflicts the 8th lord Venus by graha drsti and the 8th bhava with rasi drsti. MS was triggered in Saturn dasa Venus antardasa and he fights it with Homeopathy. We have generally found Homeopathy to be very helpful where Venus affliction is involved.

r5MS Chart-2 b. 16 Dec 1983, 4.45 am IST, Jaipur, India. Venus is the lord of both the 8th bhava and lagna and is well placed in lagna. Its conjunction with yogakaraka Saturn would define a brilliant rajayoga. However, as Randhresa (8th lord) Venus can also bring deadly disease, especially when Rahu is in Taurus in the 8th bhava and aspects the lagna having Venus and Saturn by rasi drsti. Mars is in the 12th bhava and is also aspected by Rahu by graha drsti. MS disease was triggered in Venus dasa Saturn antardasa.

r6MS Chart-3 b. 11 Jan 1982; 1.53’ am IST, Bhopal, India. Once again we have a parivartana yoga involving a dusthana, this time the 12th house where Saturn is placed with Mars and Mercury joins Venus in the 4th bhava. Saturn and Mercury exchange signs and with that, bring about an unfortunate relationship between Mars and Venus, who they conjoin. Rahu is not in the 8th bhava and Rahu aspects Saturn and Mars but does not aspect the 8th lord Venus either by graha or rasi drsti. But instead Rahu is in the 9th house in marana karaka sthana and its dispositor Mercury is also in marana karaka sthana afflicting Venus, the 8th lord. This is not a straight case like the previous two but she did suffer from MS.

r7MS Chart-4 b. 22 April, 1982; 1.40pm IST, Delhi, India. Moon is in the 8th house in chandrastama dosa; the 8th lord Jupiter is very weak being in marana karaka sthana in the 3rd house. Rahu is exalted but it aspects the 8th bhava by rasi drsti and 8th lord Jupiter by graha drsti. Serious onset of disease occurred in Ketu dasa as Ketu is placed in the 8th house in Scorpio in the navamsa chart. However with the advent of Venus dasa, there has been marked improvement. Note that Venus is not involved in the affliction. Mars may not seem to be directly involved in the affliction but it is in the 2nd house with Saturn (disease significator) and aspects the 8th bhava.

r8MS Chart-5 b.17 Oct 1974; 11.17 am IST, Rajkot, India. 8th bhava is afflicted by Saturn and 8th lord Mercury is well placed in the 12th house. However, it is subject to papakartari yoga between Rahu in the sign ahead and Sun and Mars in the sign behind. This malefic scissors yoga caused by Rahu and Mars brings the energies of these planets to bear down on the 8th lord as well as the Moon triggering the disease Multiple Sclerosis. Venus, the dispositor of the 8th lord is involved in a parivartana yoga with Mercury – and once again we have a dainya parivartana yoga involving a dusthana (12th bhava). Further we also have the Venus-Mars conjunction which directly influences the 8th lord due to exchange.

r9MS Chart-6 b. 28 Jan 1983; 11.42’ pm IST Ludhiana, India. The 8th lord Mars conjoins Venus in marana karaka sthana in the 6th bhava and both are afflicted by their dispositor, the 6th lord Rahu by graha drsti. Lagnesa Mercury is also in marana sthana in the 4th bhava and is also afflicted by Rahu. Planets are placed in a dainya graha malika yoga – forming a garland from Saturn in the 2nd bhava to the terrible Venus-Mars conjunction in the 6th bhava. The net result of all these planets is seen in disease in the 6th house. Life shall revolve around this. Look at her tender age when this terrible MS struck and she battles it with great courage.


A weak Randhresa afflicted by Rahu can indicate a life full of tears. As a remedy, worship Sri Rudra and find a solution to the terrible suffering and pain indicated by the 8th bhava. Exalted planets associated with the 8th bhava can be a blessing.

64 thoughts on “Rahu and Eighth House

  1. Hello Sir,

    I am an Aries ascendant native with the following placements:

    Jupiter(R) in 4th house
    Rahu+Sat(R) in 5th house
    Venus in 8th house
    Sun, Moon, Mars, Me in 10th house

    My problem is i suffer from depression and anxiety quite often due to severe struggle in every sphere in life, I went vegan as I could empathize with the suffering of innocent beings (having suffered myself from constant betrayals and losses from within the family and anyone i trusted). I was suggested emerald and I’m wearing one since a few years now..

    I have been devoting my life towards activism and bringing about liberation of farmed animals. I need a stable job to continue doing this but I lost my job…

    I am again struggling with depression; can you please suggest any remedy..

  2. Sir , my name is Pratik Rajendra Khogare . I have Rahu in 9th from lagna while rest other planets are , 2 in 12H , 3 in 1H , 2 in 2H and ketu in 3H . Rahu is ashtamesh from my moon while rahu is getting aspected by shani from 12H . Please tell me hoe it’s gonna impact me

  3. Respected sir,my father suffering from multiple sclerosis, since 2008,its progressive disease,now days he is on wheelchair,its non curable disease,his birthday is not right nor time is any common mantra or remedies to help relief from this disease,requesting for some remedies.appreciate.

  4. Sir..I hv Rahu on the 12th house and Ketu on the 6th house with moon ( DOB-26th Feb, 1972. Time – 06.20 am. Place – Sagardighi, Murshidabad, West Bengal). I am searching for the correct set of gemstones for myself since last 25yrs but with ever contradictory advises got very confused and lost a lot of money too. Astrologers kept speaking about lot of good things and possibilities but most didn’t mature. Presently going through a low phase in carrier beacuse of Corona and lost my father very recently too. Kindly advise

  5. Sir rahu Mars conjugation in 8th house and moon ketu conjugation in 2nd house.please suggest remedie.currently rahu mahadasha moon antardasha

      1. Amazing article sir ! Could you please do one such article on ketu in 8th house… any in -depth insights and content about ketu on internet is a rare sight . Anyways ; Thankyou sir for giving us valuable knowledge through this page and your youtube videos, I am 20 yrs of age (female, Indian)and i am trying to learn Jyotish from your youtube videos and also arjun pai sir videos from past 2 years…thankyou so much for enlightening us with your knowledge

  6. Sir rahu is in my upapada ( upapada is 8th house in gemini ). Can I keep fast on wednesday.My wife is living seperately with my kids.

  7. Thank you for such a beautiful explanation Sir! …and greetings from London! – Few queries from a beginner , if i may ask!
    a> Are the houses from Lagna or Moon ?
    b> Is it placement as per Rashi / Bhava Chart?
    c> Is it applicable for Tranists too?
    d> Whats the impact of 8th Lord being in Kendra providing very good vimsopaka bala

    Many thanks

    1. a. Houses are from Lagna in Rashi Chakra (as in this article) while those from Moon are Chandra chakra
      b. Placement is always as per rahsi chakra. Bhava are of two types – Bhava chakra and chalita chakra
      c. No not for transits
      d. If benefic very auspicious, if malefic troublesome

  8. Hello sir
    Thanks for ur words of wisdom.i follow ur books and video lectures.
    My rahu (bhadhakesh) is in 8th(jayesth nakshatra) mesh lagna aspected by saturn(11th H). Rahu mahadash is also running. How can i reduce it’s bad effect.
    please suggest me some remedy or gemstone
    I will be eternally grateful .
    Om tat sat

  9. Hello Sir,

    Always wondered if there’s ever peace or calmness to the Rahu+Moon in 8th house of Pisces (Leo asc) with Surya + Mars + Ketu in opposite (2nd house Virgo). Attempted multiple remedies (even pearl silver ring) nothing calms down the demon. Always focusing on multiple areas and avenues!

  10. Dear Sanjay ji,

    I have Ketu in Leo 8th house (with 8th aspect of Mars), with its dispositor Sun placed with combust Jupiter in Aries. However, Sun is in debility in 7th house conjoined Venus in Navamsa. I am 31 now and undergoing an acupuncture treatment for hip bone which got dislocated due to some stretching exercise. Could there be any other health issues with respect to 8th house? Pls suggest remedy, if need be and any, Sir.

    Thanks & Regards.

  11. Dear Sanjay ji,

    I have Ketu in Leo 8th house (with 8th aspect of Mars), with its dispositor Sun placed with combust Jupiter in Aries. However, Sun is in debility in 7th house conjoined Venus. I am 31 now and undergoing an acupuncture treatment for hip bone which got dislocated due to some stretching exercise. Could there be any other health issues with respect to 8th house? Pls suggest remedy, if need be and any, Sir.

    Thanks & Regards.

  12. Namskar Sanjay Rath ji
    I am born in Tula lagna , dhanur Rashi(Jupiter+Mars in dhanur) with Saturn+sun+Mercury in tulalagna.
    Lagna Lord Venus in second house with ketu.
    Rahu in 8th house taurus.

    Currently gng through Rahu MD Venus AD.
    Pls kindly suggest me some mantra/pooja/gemstone for me, if possible?

      1. Hello sir
        Thanks for ur words of wisdom.i follow ur books and video lectures. in your book “vedic remedy” u recommend wearing hessonite on LEFT HAND INDEX FINGER to reduce bad effect of rahu. can it be done/??

  13. Parnam Sir,
    I am having Rahu in 8th house with venus in Leo rashi. I am running venus mahadasha since 2014.
    Pls suggest some mantra/pooja/gemstone for me, if possible?
    dob 12.10.1961, tob 13:35, pob jind haryana india.

      1. Great sir !!!!
        Your kind advice has helped me a lot.
        Maa Kamlatimika blessings through your guidance is working great for me
        Thanks from the core of my heart sir
        Arun kumar Dogra

        Sir one small guidance pls
        I feel disturbed on hard luck of my daughter
        POB noida Delhi
        DOB 11.08.1994
        TOB 23:05
        She is getting rejections for phd from all places despite her sincere hard work despite all Pooja daan mantra etc as guided by different learned persons.
        She is running Rahu maha dasha And Mars anterdasha
        Pls advise / guide her
        Regards again sir

  14. I have Rahu – Kanya (Ak), (Upha 3rd pada) in the 8th house and Jupiter – Makar in the 12th house, what is the result?

  15. sir i am cancer ascendent and ketu is in my 8 th house please tell me remedy for this.
    Thanking you

  16. Dear Sir, my daughter born near Tiruchirapalli, TN on 17 May 1981 at 9.45 PM has her Rahu in the eighth house in Cancer aspected by Mars from Aries. She had miscarriages but got one male child born in November 2013. She studied well, was in a good job but now unemployed and living in Dubai. She has some health issues with ascendant Lord Jupiter joining Saturn in Virgo in the tenth house, both planets in retrograde. 11th house has the Moon and the rest of the planets are in the sixth. Has back pain.

  17. Hello, i have rahu in 8th house in sign of taurus and mars and saturn in first house in libra asc..and venus and moon in 4th house. I have rahu mahadasha running and im suffering from unknown disease.. maybe venereal/urinary disease from 12 years now..can you suggest me remedy? I been chanting vishnu sahasranama.. everthung shown in this article is so true. My nerves r affected.my movement decreased.. im trying everthing to cure it but seems like omly ayurvedic or somthing related to nature works. Will i ever be free of this disease? Its guving me so much pain and i cnt even go to doctors bcz they dnt have an answer nor medicine to cure it. also does navamsa play a role too? I have rahu and mars and venus in navamsa in gemini sign and navamsa asc is scorpio. Thank you .

  18. Pranam Guruji,
    Am very worried about my 7 year old daughter’s health. She has 8th house Rahu in Sagittarius. She will have ketu dasa soon with 7 and 1/2 year shani cycle. Please elucidate and suggest remedies. Born eighteenth of february in the year twenty ten b/w 12:35 to 12.45 noon at 1.3521° N, and 103.8198° E. Please help.

    1. Moreover I am running Ketu dasa last bhukti with ketu located in 5th house in mesha along with guru. Am not keeping good health and am deteriorating fast. What can i do? Born januray on the twenty fourth year nineteen seventy seven 5;42am at chennai.

  19. Respected Guru ji , ( please guru ji, respond to this if you see this )

    I have Rahu in lagna in scorpio ( debilitated ), what does this placement mean Guru ji? I consider myself
    a spiritual person, but i have read that rahu makes people belief in false things . Is my spirituality false Guru Ji?
    Similarly, i am worried about my future. i fear because of this placement my whole life, i will live in rahu’s smokey illusion, and cannot do something better with my life.

    I was born on 23rd March, 1993 in Kathmandu at 11 pm.

  20. what if Sun and Saturn in aries in 8th house? I always suffer from diseases ,one after the other (like skin related or eyes most of the times).

  21. Dear Sir,
    What is the remedy for Rahu in Aries (Bharani-2) in 8th house for Virgo ascendant?


  22. Thanks sir for your reply.
    Anything in particular to donate at durga temple ? Or any other thing to he done in addition to donation.

  23. Hello sir
    Thanks for ur words of wisdom.i follow ur books and video lectures.
    My rahu is in 8th(jayesth nakshatra) mesh lagna aspected by saturn(11th H). Rahu mahadash is also running. How can i reduce it’s bad effect.
    Sir i belong to a poor background and I m preparing for IAS please suggest me some remedy or jemstone
    I will be eternally greatful .
    Om tat sat

  24. Sir, I had an episode of Optic neuritis in Oct 2015. RIght eye was under attack and almost 80% vision was lost however 10% improvement seen in an year. World over Optic neuritis is considered as starting point of MS and I am being constantly monitored ( MRI, blood tests) every 3-4 months to identify the disease whenever and if it onsets. Please help me and let me know if I can avoid getting the disease. DOB 16-may-1976. POB Karnal Haryana. 5.30 AM IST

  25. Pranam Guruji,
    I am Sanjay having Rahu in eighth house with Venus and Mars , Pisces ascendant , Moon and Ketu in Aries, Jupiter in Tauras, Saturn in Cancer, Sun and Mercury in Virgo. Right now I am in Mars mahadasha and Mars AD Please advise me if there is any problem to my life with remedies.
    Thanking you Guruji.

  26. What about Rahu in 12th with graha drishti on 8th and the Sun? Rahu in turn also gets a graha drishti from Mars and rashi drishti from Aries. Mars is disposited by Venus via nakshatra

  27. Guruji

    Thank you very much for the mantra. I will inform my wife to start doing this mantra.

    Yours sincerely
    Uma shanker achanta

  28. Guruji
    in my horo 5th and 8th lord Mercury is in Hasta Nakshtra of Virgo which is eigth house. In otherwords What would be the result if 8th lord is exalted in 8th house and the dasa running is also Mercury and Mercury Bhukti.

  29. Guruji, That guy not able to speak, cant walk… condition is very bad that he can’t even feel his senses. Bone marrow transplant done still situation worsening day by day.

  30. The article is very interesting. Astrological pundits can help in understanding the real exaltation and debilitation degrees of both the shadow planets Rahu and Ketu. It is revealing that homoeopathy is helpful when Venus is afflicted. As homoeopathy is based on the medicine which is spiritual by nature, not material, the astrological savants can help human beings in choosing the medical system that suits the individual’s medical needs. Perhaps K N Rao has done much research on Rahu and Ketu. Your point that Rahu is exalted in Gemini is really noteworthy.

  31. Excellent Article Sanjay Jee. Makes me wonder, what are the implications of Ketu in similar position i.e. 8th house? Due to its nature, will it give disease which is difficult to trace or cure? Also I couldn’t find out which house produces Marana Karaka avastha for Ketu like Rahu in 9th? WIll appreciate some light on this.

  32. 14 DEC 1957, 12.30 pm, 78E57 29N13, Ra & Jp in 8th forming guru chandaal yoga. Person suffering with disease known as MND, not curable. shown file to world’s best doctors. Person in last stages.. One by one organs stopping working.

    1. Now you can see why this is happening. Its due to a negative Rahu in 8H afflicting Jupiter.
      Ask the person to do Gayatri Mantra 108 times in morning, Noon and Night. Tri-sandhya gayatri is the only panacea for him. Slowly learn sandhya vandana and start this practise.

  33. My wife is suffering with same disease.8th lord mars retro and uccha in 5th house of Capricorn with rahu.she is under mars maha dasa and suffering terribly. She takes 20 medicines daily and her lungs are effected.onslaught of disease started after the both of our first child.her moon in 8th house in mesha and Jupiter in 3rd in mks in vrischika

    1. Now you can see how the affliction of Rahu on the 8th house or 8th Lord can bring terrible diseases.
      Ask her to do this mantra for Shani every morning BEFORE SUNRISE and every evening AFTER SUNSET. Do not do this mantra when the Sun shines
      108 times in every sitting and using rudraksha mala
      ॐ शन्नो देवीरभिष्टय आपो भवन्तु पीतये। शंयोरभिस्रवन्तु नः॥
      om śanno devīrabhiṣṭaya āpo bhavantu pītaye| śaṁyorabhisravantu naḥ ||

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