An individual with Jupiter in the 8th house has great enthusiasm, optimism, and spirit when approaching taboo areas, other people’s money, even the psychic realm. Jupiter in this position may have a great attitude to the aspects of life that others find far more uncomfortable and it is a place where the individual seeks increased understanding in areas ruling the inner planes of life, the deep level of existence, and the life-death cycle.
Jupiter in the astrology chart represents an area of growth, travel, wealth and feeling of freedom. According to Stephen Arroyo, there was one lady with this placement who said that dying sounded like a great adventure. The 8th house rules physical death, but also ego-death and as the house of transformation something usually has to die to be reborn. With this in mind, we often find an individual that may help others transform their attitudes, beliefs and assumptions about death and dying; this Jupiter placement could also be extremely spiritual, possessing plenty of emotional resourcefulness. The parts of life that could change for the person could be an old attitude, a change in their belief system, and this has often been called a blessing in disguise in the way the person holds a positive attitude to crisis, trauma or the handling of joint resources, but also the good that comes out the bad.
The individual’s faith could be tested, but often benefits arrive when things seem at their most extreme, and some form of help appears – a tax rebate, divorce settlement, a legal claim goes well. It could be the person that has a traumatic experience but also benefits as there is always a godsend even in the worst of situations. For example, a near death experience changing the person’s sense of beliefs, and giving them a deeper meaning to their existence. Perhaps it is the individual receiving justice for a crime committed and presented with a large payoff. Or in the more growth orientated approach, deciding to let the experience turn into something more positive and life-rewarding so that it can lead to great healing benefits.
With Jupiter positioned in this psychic realm, it could indicate a lot of learning in the esoteric area, the occult and deeply spiritual practices. The individual may be good at helping people out of difficult situations and benefiting others during a crisis, disaster or emergency. This could be financially or spiritual help and the person may greatly benefit through wills, legacies and through the area of research. The type may also have intuitions into stocks, business, and generally has a positive outlook when investing money. The person may make a large contribution or offer plenty of emotional support to those is trouble. The soul is subjected to experiences that test their beliefs and through merging with others. It involves everything that is hidden underneath, and many 8th house matters of life can spin out of control. This placement amounts to a great amount of searching for answers in the invisible realm, trying to understand the meaning of psychology and psychotherapy and perhaps gaining a lot of insight on these matters, and also being lucky with the answers.
Jupiter in astrology can endow an individual with immeasurable wealth, being the god of gifts, as well as personifying justice, modelling right and wrong. The planet also has a rule over our world view and it’s where we tend to place the highest amount of meaning upon the lessons we have learned, moreover, it opens the doors to new possibilities bigger and better things. The 8th house deals with relationships, emotional exchange, and the values of the other person. It is also the house of the irreversible, unalterable, irrevocable and rules over fate. The parental legacy is also found in this sphere, ruling what was healed and what wounds are still left open in the fabric of family complexes.
Jupiter in the 8th house can be an indicator of great wealth, and so it may represent the individual gaining power, marrying money, potential financial gains being awarded, perhaps by winning the lottery. There could also be ease in gaining financial help from banks, receiving large loans, though, there is the danger of borrowing too much. Usually, they can attain the funds for a particular business idea. Help may also come through psychics, and spiritual endeavours uncovering secret knowledge and the person places great faith in these people. The individual may enjoy philosophical discussions about death, healing, and forbidden topics, seeking a higher meaning, and putting these powerful substances into a larger context.
The other side of Jupiter in the house of desires, could mean they have a lot of sexual partners, and have an open attitude towards intimacy or a huge sexual appetite with a feeling of joy and happiness in the godly sense of the sexual experience. In could indicate a mate that could commit infidelity, the individual may be attracted to sex with foreigners. Power struggles in a relationship could involve religion, and the individual’s beliefs and morals. It can be extreme, involving an intense and emotional experience over their convictions.
John F Kennedy had this placement with a bunch of other 8th house planets, known to be a womaniser, rampant and careless and had plenty of fortune, but not so lucky on the health front. The fortunate position of Jupiter didn’t prolong life, but he did win a medal for saving several lives at sea.