In Astrology, the 8th house rules birth- life-and-death issues, painful losses, sex, intimacy, conception, the unknown. Quite often we are forced to confront something uncomfortable in our relationships, ourselves and in life.
- Family baggage, joint partnerships, psychic and sexual bonds are also part of the 8th house experience. The process makes us aware of our deepest attachments and losses, highlighting how these can be rebuilt and transformed in a positive way.
- When anything travels through the 8th house it always represents a time when we must face our demons and explore unconscious feelings about our own childhood. We have to learn to let go and fully immense ourselves in the feeling of everything that is down there no matter how uncomfortable. According to Carol Rushman The Art of Predictive Astrology: Forecasting Your Life Events the Full Moon in the 8th House and/or aspecting Pluto means:
Full Moon in 8th House
The Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse on Pluto can mean a loss of power. I saw someone’s entire life crumble with a Lunar Eclipse on his Pluto. He lost all of his power…Many times people will have emotional breakdowns.
Because Pluto rules the hidden and dark undercurrents, I have seen issues come to light like rape and childhood abuse. Skeleton’s come out of the closet…Many times under a hard aspect to Pluto, old, buried, traumatic issues resurface and must be dealt with."
Some people say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and a Dark Night of the Soul will change us as people, deepening our connection to life. Pluto experiences take a piece of us away, perhaps in exchange for seeing life on a whole new level. It is hard to predict what happens to a person going through such an experience, and whether or not they will rise out of the ashes and rebuild a new life or stay buried, repressed, and never trust in life again. The Full Moon in the 8th house will trigger a lot of these changes, jarring emotions, and altering experiences lead the way to greater growth in the end.