Saturn in the Eighth house

Saturn 8th

 

लग्नादष्टमे शनिफलम्

lagnādaṣṭame śaniphalam

lagnād Lagna or Ascendant, aṣṭame eighth, śaniphalam fruits or results of the Saturn

Translation: The results of the Saturn in the eighth house.

 

 

त्रिपादायुः दरिद्री शूद्रस्त्रीरतः सेवकः॥ ३७॥

उच्चस्वक्षेत्रे दीर्घयुः॥ ३८॥

अरिनीचगे भावाधिपे अल्पायुः॥ ३९॥

कष्टान्नभोगी॥ ४०॥

 

tripādāyuḥ daridrī śūdrastrīrataḥ sevakaḥ || 37||

uccasvakṣetre dīrghayuḥ || 38||

arinīcage bhāvādhipe alpāyuḥ || 39||

kaṣṭānnabhogī || 40||

 

tripādāyu three out of four parts; daridrī poor, beggar; śūdra one serving others; strī a wife; rata having sexual intercourse with, loved; sevaka a servant, attendant;

uccasvakṣetre exaltation or own sign; dīrghayu long life;

arinīcage placed in enemy sign or debilitated; bhāvādhipe lord of the house; alpāyu short lived; kaṣṭa evil, wrong, difficult; ānna food, bread corn; bhogī enjoying or suffering.

 

Translation: The native will have life span of 75 years (*tripāda is a time measurement and needs further explanation). If Saturn is in the eighth house the native will be poor, will have intimacy with low caste woman and will earn his livelihood by serving others.

If Saturn is in his sign of exaltation (Libra) or own sign (Capricorn or Aquarius) the native will be long lived.

If the lord of the 8th house is in the house of his enemy or his sign of debilitation, the native will be short lived and he will earn his livelihood with difficulty and may have to go without food.