The three most important features of a birth chart are the Sun, the Moon and the ascendant. A natal Moon in the eighth house has some similarities with a Scorpio Moon.
The eighth house is famous for its intensity and depth. The Moon here reflects these qualities: this placement tells that the person has intense emotions and they carefully analyze them.
A natal Moon in the eighth house gifts (or curses?) you with very strong intuition, in some cases even psychic abilities. You are drawn to taboos.
With the Moon in the eighth house, there is an intense need for security. This placement makes you mysterious and investigative. The eighth house is known as the realm of darkness, and if your Moon is placed here, your emotional world won’t be all sunshine and birds chirping.
The Moon’s position reveals a lot about your emotional nature. It shows how (your Moon’s sign) and where (your Moon’s house) you seek safety and nurturing.
Keep reading to learn more about the Moon in the eighth house!
Meaning of the Moon in Astrology
Why you should learn more about the Moon’s meaning in astrology?
Because the Moon is your soul―humans would be robots without the Moon. It’s the intuitive and irrational part of you, your instincts and your subconscious. The Moon is the polar opposite of the Sun. It is the female principle―the Moon has always been associated with women, children and pregnancy. This luminary shows how you take care of others and how you want to be taken care of.
Your nurturing style is based on your childhood memories. In the natal chart, the Moon represents your mother. Our parents affect us more than we know. As a baby, all you can rely on are your parents. We want them to love us, and this need for acceptance stays with us for life. How your parents loved you is how you expect to be loved.
The Moon in astrology reveals these behavioral patterns from out early childhood. Understanding the Moon helps you understand the emotional nature of both yourself and your loved ones.
Some other things ruled by the Moon in astrology include:
- periodical changes
- you as a parent
Want to learn more about this beautiful luminary? Click here to read more about the meaning of the Moon in astrology.
The Eighth House in the Natal Chart
The eighth house is one of the most mysterious and fascinating houses in the chart wheel. It’s hard to sum it up in a few paragraphs, because there are many life areas associated with this house!
Here’s a list of the life areas the eighth house governs:
- birth and rebirth
- other people’s money
- legacy, financial gain through marriage or partnerships
- everything hidden under the surface.
The eighth house is about intense transformation. It governs life events that turn your world upside down and change you for ever. It is the house of death and rebirth, both literally and in a philosophical sense. You don’t experience this house on a day-to-day basis, but when you meet it, it leaves no stone unturned. It’s what they call the dark night of the soul.
Now that you know what the Moon and the eighth house mean in astrology, let’s proceed to interpreting a natal Moon in the eighth house!
Interpreting a Natal Moon in the Eighth House
The eighth house is a fascinating house, but by no means an easy (=cheerful, upbeat) one. With planets here, you are drawn to the darker side of human existence. Especially such important planets as the Moon here make you somewhat Scorpionic.
And as we all know, the life of a Scorpio is packed with intense emotions, mysteries and ups and downs. You want to find the root of the problems and you love to investigate under the surface.With the Moon here, you are a survivor. The good thing about the eighth house is that it gives you strength to rise when you fall and transform pain into something better.
The Moon in the eighth house speaks of extreme sensitivity. The eighth house is a water house. Planets in water houses emphasize intuition, sometimes to the level of psychic abilities. If you have your Moon in the eighth or in the twelfth house, pay special attention to your dreams and gut feelings, because this is how your higher self wants to communicate with you.
This sensitivity can often make it hard to recognize what is your emotion and what comes from others. With planets in water houses, it is beneficial to spend enough time alone and recharge.
You have an innate insight into human nature. People can’t really lie to you, because you recognize it in no time. This placement often attracts people who are going through pain. However, when you feel that you can’t help them, help yourself first.
The Moon in the eighth house often suggests a person who is involved with other people’s money. Financial gain can come into your life through some female relative or through marriage.
In astrology, the Moon represents your mother. With the Moon in the eighth house, it often happens that your mother was absent from your life. This placement also suggests that your relationship with her is intense and not without hardships.
The Moon in the Eighth House and Sexuality
There is a strange duality to a natal Moon in the eighth house.
This placement suggests a romantic and gentle soul, but at the same time, this person wants passion and intensity in love. The Moon here craves depth in a relationship, as it provides a form of emotional safety for them.
The Moon is the quickest celestial object.
When it is placed in the house of sex, you can expect a need for many partners. There might be some insecurity in this aspect, and even though the person craves deep love, they are afraid of it at the same time, and often choose to ditch the relationship.
How the Moon in the eighth house manifests depends on multiple factors: its sign and the aspects with the rest of the chart all have an influence over this.
One thing is for sure: sex and affection play a big role in a person’s life with the Moon in the eighth house. Whether you tend to use these energies constructively depends on the condition of the Moon (and your free will, of course).
With such an important planet in the natural house of Scorpio, your emotions are often extreme. You go from love to hate in no time. There are no greys here, you tend to see (feel) the world in black and white.
A natal Moon in the eighth house suggests that you are drawn to the great mysteries of life. If you have this placement in your birth chart, you are interested in topics others find morbid, such as death, for example. You find these things fascinating, and you love to read about the occult or even astrology!
However, you often feel that you can’t share your emotions with people around you because they wouldn’t understand them. This can be a lonely placement. The Moon in the eighth house tells that the chart holder is a private person when it comes to feelings, sometimes even labeled as secretive.