The 8th House - Aries to Virgo
The 8th house of a birth chart is a deep, emotional and psychologically rich place. This is where you’ll be focused on other people’s resources and how they might benefit you. In terms of relationship astrology, the 8th house will connect you to your spouse’s finances and it ties you to his or her sexual resources. This is the house you go to if you want to have deep, meaningful sex that has more to do with surrender, vulnerability and intimacy than a hot, but forgettable one night stand.
The 8th house is all about life’s mysteries. Sexual experiences and emotional commitment is surely an enigma to all of us. We yearn to connect with someone on a deep level and yet we fear it. The sign on the cusp of your 8th house can explain how you approach and achieve intimacy and sexual regeneration.
If Aries is the sign on the cusp of your 8th house then your approach to intimate love and sexual encounters will be passionate and enthusiastic. You’re not afraid to “go there” with Aries in the 8th house - in fact - the prospect of a relationship being truly connected beyond physical sex completely turns you on. If you have Aries in the 8th house then you’ll likely have an extremely active sex life and will pursue getting your deepest needs met through your sexual encounters. You might be reckless when it comes to sexual practices if Aries is on the cusp of your 8th house because you’re so “in the moment.” Be sure to practice safe sex until you’re certain you and your intimate partner are exclusive. When it comes to achieving sexual regeneration you’ll dive into the depths that more tepid souls fear to tread. Your motto is “let’s get it on!”
Admit it; the smell of money turns you on. If Taurus is the sign on the cusp of your 8th house then your approach to intimate love and sexual encounters will be more practical and materially oriented. A partner with the means to please your body in physical and material ways will be the doorway to intimacy for you. If Taurus is in the 8th house your relationship will be deeply sensual and you’ll easily surrender your soul to all bodily pleasures. You thrive in love and sex if the relationship is monogamous with Taurus in the 8th house. In addition, you’ll use the physical act of sex as a vehicle for learning how to achieve emotional intimacy more than most if Taurus is in your 8th house. Raw, physical, earthy and lusty sex that’s not complicated is what you yearn for. Lying in your lover’s arms after you’ve moved mountains together is all you need to feel deeply transformed.
With Gemini as the sign on the cusp of your 8th house you’re extremely curious about exploring the depths of intimacy and sex. You might enjoy learning as much as possible about erotic sexual pleasures such as tantric or even more taboo sexual practices. If Gemini is in your 8th house then a relationship will always begin in your mind and in order to fall in love and ever achieve deep, intimate, bonding sex, you must first achieve an intellectual connection with your partner. Gemini in the 8th house can often thrive by talking to a lover after physical sex. Pillow talk is indeed the doorway to intimacy - much more than the physical act of sex itself. You will enjoy talking while you have sex and might ask your partner to talk dirty to you during sex if Gemini is in the 8th house. You might also find it natural to bond intimately with more than one sexual partner…at once!
If you have Cancer as the sign on the cusp of your 8th house then your approach to sex and intimacy will be deeply emotional and especially intense. It might be difficult for you to reach orgasm unless you’re emotionally connected to the person you’re in a sexual relationship with. This might make it difficult to enjoy casual sex but you’re not likely to be the type who strives for the one night stand anyway. With Cancer in the 8th house you want an emotionally rich bond with someone special who you can share everything with - body and soul. With Cancer in the 8th you might be quite nurturing in your sexual relationship as well - tending to the needs of your lover in a way that makes him or her feel cherished. You might also be the type to smother your lover with sexual favors in order to prove your love if Cancer is in your 8th house.
If you have Leo as the sign on the cusp of your 8th house then your approach to sex and intimacy will be filled with flamboyant style and creativity. When it comes to sex, you see every encounter as a new performance - and of course you’re the star of the show! If Leo is in your 8th house then a sexual relationship will need color and verve in order to sustain you and you’ll enjoy showing your lover that you’re in charge. You might have a delicate sense of pride about your sexual prowess if Leo is in your 8th house so if a lover bruises your ego or neglects to compliment you as an incredible lover it might actually affect your future ability to perform in bed. With Leo in your 8th house love and sexual intimacy are usually abundant because you have so much to give. You deserve to get at least as much in return.
If Virgo is the sign on the cusp of your 8th house then your approach to sex and intimacy will be cautious and discriminating. You might have an almost clinical way to achieve sexual satisfaction and to please your lover since you’ll focus on the technical ways to make sure you both reach orgasm. The problem with this is that you might forget that in your efforts to be efficient, you’re also taking some of the fun and spontaneity out of your sex life. With Virgo in your 8th house you’re a master at the sexual details but remember not to overlook the bigger picture - intimacy! If Virgo is in your 8th house you might love to offer your services to your lover in other ways besides sexually and might wind up giving a great deal of yourself in the process. One thing is certain: with Virgo in your 8th house your lover will definitely need to measure up to your incredible standards.