Mercury in the Eighth House


 

Mercury in the eighth house indicates a liability to brain and nervous disorders, which may be either the direct or indirect cause of death ; this is an unfavourable position if Mercury is much afflicted by either Mars, Saturn, or Uranus. It generally denotes the consciousness to be active and fully awake at the time of death, but does not appear to be the direct cause of death, the afflicting planet being the cause according to its nature and aspect. This position denotes worry in connection with partner's financial affairs, and to a female difficulty in obtaining money from her husband, or if Mercury is afflicted, quarrels in connection with finance. It also indicates an enquiring mind concerning occult subjects, and an inclination to study hidden and metaphysical problems.