Composite Sun in the 8th House: Romeo and Juliet

A couple with the composite Sun in the 8th house tends to keep their personal lives and the workings of their partnership under wraps and have depths to their bond beyond what meets the eye. Every so often, the couple’s lives becomes so fraught with difficulties or drama that it takes everything they’ve got to keep going. This may be the case if, for example, they are drowning in debt, experiencing abuse, mourning a significant loss, or embroiled in a power struggle. Considering the reoccurring nature of survival concerns, they may be forced to share a traumatic experience.

Intense relationships can either strengthen a couple’s bond or drive them apart based on how they handle the inevitable emotional upheaval. Before this relationship can develop in a healthy way, any residual difficulties must be brought to light and properly resolved. This partnership has the potential to be the most significant event in either person’s life or a major source of stress due to the composite Sun’s placement in the eighth house of the horoscope. It’s possible that if these two people spend enough time together, they’ll find common ground and form a lasting friendship or partnership based on a shared interest in, say, the meaning of life or its mysteries. Potentially present in their relationship are the undercurrents of betrayal, jealousy, and possessiveness. Whatever the case may be, honesty is a highly valued trait that can help these two develop a bond with rich emotional depth. In order to spare themselves a great deal of future suffering, both partners in this relationship need to be aware of what lies ahead.

It’s not for the faint of heart. To avoid a future of agony, it’s crucial for both lovebirds to have a crystal-clear understanding of what’s in store for them. You can’t sweep your issues under the rug and expect a relationship to bloom like a bed of roses. One wrong move and the whole relationship could come crashing down. This partnership is either going to be the ultimate game-changer or a one-way ticket to Stressville, thanks to the composite Sun’s hangout spot in the 8th house of the horoscope. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a mutual fascination or even a common issue to overcome and become an unstoppable force together. No matter what, being honest is the glue that can stick you two together and create a bond stronger than superglue. 

It’s understandable that, like Romeo and Juliet, they’d have a lot to keep secret in their relationship, and astrologer Liz Greene speculates that the Sun being in the 8th or 12th house in a composite chart could hide some secrets about their love. An affair or other form of infidelity could be the initial spark that sets the partnership on the path to destruction. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a number of reasons to keep a relationship under lock and key. It could be due to overt factors like racial, religious, or socioeconomic distinctions, but it could also be due to less noticeable factors.

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