What does Chiron in the eighth house mean?

There are 12 houses in astrology. We can learn about our influences at birth by looking at which house Chiron was in.

Each house defines an area of your life.

Since we’ve learned a bit about Chiron and what he represents (The Wounded Healer), we can look at which house he arrived in at your birth and get a good understanding of the area of your life that may contain your core wound.

This is the area that will come up for review at mid-life and your Chiron Return.

What have you done during the first half of your life to acknowledge and address this area of wounding?

What continues to be a block, issue or area of aggravation? What’s up for review?

It’s nothing personal, just Chiron pointing out where healing is still to be done.

Chiron in the eighth house.

I think Agatha Christie would have enjoyed the eighth house.

Mystery, sex and death all reside here.

This is the house of transformation. Birth, rebirth and resurrection can be found here.

Trauma and fears can be excavated during Chiron’s return to this area of your chart. What lingers? What is yet to be processed?

Perhaps it’s time to seek out a good trauma-based therapist and book a few sessions.

This is also the area of other people’s money. This could include company money, money from the marriage, taxes, commissions, royalties, real estate holdings, or inheritance. Are your financial affairs in order?

You may be involved in helping a family member settle an estate or plan for retirement.

Are you dividing up the assets during divorce, or finally purchasing that property by the lake?

Face your fears. Shine a light on your shadow.

If you’ve got trust issues, it’s not your fault. Manipulation or trauma in early life can make trusting others, especially those you let close, a challenge. Maybe it’s time to work on those issues, learn to trust your gut more, trust that the Earth supports you, and ensure those in your intimate circle have your back.

There’s a Persephone vibe about the eighth house. It may feel daunting to dig beneath the surface but once you shine a light on the shadows, they often lose their power.

Lama Tsultrim Allione wrote a book entitled, Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict. I’ve had the great honour of taking her course. Her process involves transforming demons (inner turmoil) into allies. This is a great example of working skillfully with the energies of the eighth house. Chiron Return gives you this opportunity.

Thinking about writing that romance novel? Royalties reside here. Make it extra steamy. And maybe your main character is a successful but unethical real estate investor who falls, hits her head and dies, only to be shown what her life could have been by a sarcastic guardian angel who later gives her a second chance to transform her devious ways. Okay, maybe I got a little carried away (I had tea with a writer friend today)… but you get the gist.

Take this mid-life opportunity to read the fine print, clean house of any business partnerships or friendships that don’t have your best interests at heart, make a plan to clear up any debt or outstanding legal issues, fortify your finances and get on the same money page with your sig other, amp up your sex life, and for the goddess’ sake… let go of the past so you can live in the present and make a solid plan for the future.

Much love,


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