The composite Sun placed in the 8th house is symbolic of a private couple who keep their affairs behind closed doors and have more layers to their relationship than what is visible on the surface of their connection. Sometimes the couple’s life is so filled with troubles or drama that they feel they need to use every ounce of strength they have just to keep going. This could be the case if they are deeply in debt, being abused, have suffered a major loss, or involved in power struggles. Since issues of survival are an ongoing theme, it is possible that they may have to experience something tragic together.
If the relationship gets too intense, the emotional turmoil that comes with it could either bring the couple closer together or tear them apart if there are too many crises. Any lingering issues in the relationship must be brought to light and fully resolved before the partnership can progress in a healthy way. Because of the placement of this composite Sun in the 8th house of the horoscope, the relationship itself has the potential to be either the most life-changing thing that could happen or a source of trouble for both of them.
Because of their interaction with one another, these two people might become interested in the same things, like the secrets of life, or they might decide to start a business or work together in some other way. The themes of abandonment, jealously, and possessiveness, as well as betrayal, might come into play at some point in their relationship. In any event, honesty is a great value, and it has the potential to facilitate the growth of a relationship between these two that is characterised by profound emotional depths. On the flip side, it can be overwhelming to know another person’s innermost feelings and thoughts. Both people in this relationship need to know what’s coming so they don’t have to go through a lot of emotional heartache in the future.
Like Romeo and Juliet, it seems likely that they would have to hide a lot about their relationship. Astrologer Liz Greene suggests that something about about this relationship may be concealed in a composite chart with the Sun in the 8th or 12th house. There could be a number of reasons to keep a relationship on the down low, depending on what’s going on. It might be because of differences in race, religion, or social class, but it could also be because of something less obvious. It may even start with an affair or their is a a betrayal within the relationship itself.
Enter the eighth house composite Sun: the soul-nakedness is the essence of the process these two have triggered between themselves. They’ll pay a price in terms of psychological effort, humility, and sheer emotional exhaustion sometimes. And they’ll get what they pay for in intensity, sustainable passion, true closeness, and a sense of having hit the bottom on evolutionary warp drive. Skymates, Vol. II: The Composite Chart