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Shukra occupies 8th-from-Chandra

  1. Shukra-Mesha
  2. Shukra-Urisha [svakshetra]
  3. Shukra-Mithunaya
  4. [Shukra-Karkata]
  5. Shukra-Singha
  6. [Shukra-Kanya] [nīcha]
  7. Shukra-Vanika [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 1-10 deg]
  8. Shukra-Vṛścika
  9. Shukra-Dhanus
  10. Shukra-Makara-Draco
  11. Shukra-Kumbha
  12. Shukra-Meena [uchcha]

  1. Shukra in bhava-1
  2. Shukra in bhava-2 [svabhava]
  3. Shukra in bhava-3
  4. Shukra in bhava-4 [dik-bala]
  5. Shukra in bhava-5
  6. Shukra in bhava-6
  7. Shukra in bhava-7 [svabhava]
  8. Shukra in bhava-8
  9. Shukra in bhava-9
  10. Shukra in bhava-10
  11. Shukra in bhava-11
  12. Shukra in bhava-12


OM shum shukraya namah

OM dram drim draum sah shukraya namah

Himkundmrinaalaabham Daityaanam Paramam Gurum

Sarvashastrapravaktaram Bhargavam Pranmaamyaham

Professor Shukran

Bhrigu * Bha


resides in




Revival * Rejuvenation

Recycling * Renovation * Rebirth



Phosphoros * Heosphoros

Lucifer * Vesper


Inanna * Ishtara * Aphrodite * Frigg

Venera * Zuhra * Nogah

Ba'ah * Seba-djai * Nin-si-anna

Delebat * Jingxing


the eighth house

mors * renatus

preference for undisclosed, secretive relationships


Public Figures





[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Tula indriya-lagna] [mysterious-revealing randhesha for Tula indriya-lagna]

[valuable harmonious hidden relationships] [pleasantly camouflaged financial arrangements]


Shukra-Mithunaya [Vimala Yoga]


[Shukra-Karkata] * [Harsha Yoga]

[Shukra-Simha] [Yogakaraka for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[Shukra-Kanya] [nīcha] [Yogakaraka for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

Shukra-Tula [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 0-10 deg]


[Shukra-Dhanus] [Harsha Yoga] [energizing-identifying lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[Vimala Yoga]



[homebound-securing bandhesha for Karkata indriya-lagna] [gainful-economic vriddhi-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]

Shukra-Meena -8 [uchcha]

  • Tantric image artist, teacher Harish Johari

  • "Nirvana" musician Kurt Cobain

"The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything."

Shukra-8 enjoys the aesthetic of non-disclosure, confidentiality, masking, camouflage.

Pleasure from the discovery of hidden resources.

Occult, occluded, cloud-cover = veiled, then revealed, agreements

Enjoys discovery, revelation, mysterious relationships

Luxurious pleasures of Occult Mystery, Hidden Liaison, and Secret Wealth

Appreciates the value of cycles of self-destruction and rebirth

Aesthetically attracted to the Conditions of Sudden Change and Death.

Relationships may begin and end suddenly." I didn't see that coming."

Prone toward secret alliance -- potentially extramarital, but also extra-political e.g. outside one's party loyalty

undisclosed unions are agreeable

Shukra-8 may marry hidden money . Generally, the spouse's family (2nd from 7th) = financially privileged [Shukra] but as always other graha in 8 can adjust The financial well-being -ratios - Shani-8 = scarcity

In a masculine nativity,

wife may enjoy an inheritance from her parents, a legacy from a decease previous spouse, or other hidden resources

  • Cindy McCain the 2nd life partner of USA Sen. John McCain was an heiress to a large fortune, a legacy from her parents

feminine partner (if any) assists in veiling confidential information and hidden relationships. The marriage partner participates in the cover-up.

Males = alternatively, prefer clandestine, undisclosed, mysterious, veiled relationships

Often denotes the Hidden Wife. however, she may be supportive and helpful in private matters.

  • The second wife and third wife of General Electric CEO 1935-2020 Jack Welch * [nīcha] Shukra-8 parivartamsha Budha-9 were high visibility public figures who accompanied Welch to social events and posed for magazine covers. However, wife-1, his lifepartner for decades and mother of his four children, was a mysterious person, unknown to most of Welch's peers.

  • Edith the beloved wife of Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien wanted a hidden, camouflaged (8) identity, or at least she did not wish to be known within her husband's literary circles. She was concerned mainly with social status * Makara * and public respect. She wished to conduct her family life behind a veil of nondisclosure. Tolkien's socializing with fellow writers and thinkers, and interviews for publications, therefore occurred mainly in pubs and parks.

Environments = First Encounter with Partner

Shukra-8 meets the marriage-partner

  • in confidential circumstances

  • in an obscured, overcast, heavily clouded , masked, or temporarily darkened environment

  • in environments designed for mining, diving, drilling, penetration, pursuit of hidden resources

  • under mysterious, unexpected or surprise circumstances with no warning . Often one is preoccupied with some self-identified task which is the presumed purpose of the event wherein the meeting occurs, so that there is a bit of a psychological shock (8) as the partner seems to come out of nowhere and the partner does not seem related to one's present identity.

  • emergency or disaster events

  • tantrik initiation setting that invokes the symbolism of re-birth

    (if yuti Rahu, utility of serpents e.g., Pentecostal Christian snakes and Hindu kundalin practices)

Shukra-8 may meets the partner in a secretive fashion or a cloudy, darkened environment, perhaps during a catastrophe or crisis in one of their lives. Commonly the catastrophe is related to the death (2) of an alliance contract (7).

In the modern world, the couple often meet in the throes of post-divorce rebirth of identity (8) . Shukra invests qualities of pleasure and wealth into that forward surge and urge toward identity reconstruction (8).

Importantly, the back-story of recovery from a breakup is veiled from the public (8) but the confidential history of a previous relationship is generally a component of the environment of the marriage.

The new mate is apprehended as the key to a new life and lifestyle often significantly more luxurious than the former lifestyle.

Husband has Shukra-8 = wifely-companion may be drained by need for secrecy. She may be exhausted by celebrity, political ideology, broad-scope perspective.

  • POTUS-13 Slave Trade Compromise 1800-1874 Millard Fillmore had two marriages. His first wife POTUS-pair-13 Libraries 1798-1853 Abigail Powers Fillmore was said to have been a frail, sickly woman whose energy dwindled as her husband's political star ascended. Shukra-8 in 12th-from-9 drained by political celebrity. Abigail Powers' personality nevertheless contained a certain forward drive indicated by Fillmore's Shukra-yuti-Mangala. Abigail was too sick and injured to perform required social duties during her husband's presidential term. She retreated into a public-inaccessible second-floor suite of rooms in the Whitehouse, and died shortly after MF's POTUS term was finished.

Hidden relationships

  • Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass = complex relationship history. Occasional early-adulthood unions with women produced one son who remained hidden for fifty years. Secretive Shukra rules 4- parenthood. Unions with men were camouflaged for decades. RD told a gay men's magazine that he had experienced thousands of encounters with men. A life-partnership with a male partner occurred in his sixties during Mangala Mahadasha [nīcha-Mangala-1 parivartamsha Chandra-5-nīcha] However, RD's partner was not part of Ram Dass' public persona. When his partner died of AIDS, very few knew of the decease. Shukra-8 also rules 7th-from-Chandra .

Extramarital Affairs

Shukra-8 has a certain preference to conduct relationships incognito, which can lead to a taste for masked, undisclosed, cloudy, camouflaged environments and extramarital affairs.

However, there is no inherent prediction for illicit conduct unless Risk-loving Rahu or Penetrating Mangala are involved in matters of randhrabhava.

Predictions for outcome of Randhrabhava-8 should be confirmed via the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra . and effects of the current Vimshottari Dasha period must be taken into account.

  • Should conditions support an extra (2) marital (7) affair, there can arise an secrecy-sustaining pattern of both (1) pleasure in maintaining a home for one's children (4th from 5th) and (2) enjoyment from hidden liaisons.

  • Shukra-8 suggests that while external relations may be deeply sweet and erotic, protecting children is so satisfying [Shukra] that one may maintain a commitment to the marital home which prevents divorce and contraindicates a new marriage.

Terms of contract

Human partnership in general is not a permanent component of the identity unless Shukra = lagnesha.

The marriage contract may mimic the conditions of dematerialization, so that Shukra-8 experiences the terms of the life contract as an act of surrender - often involuntary - to forces greater than oneself.

Pleasure from:

  1. pleasure [Shukra] in acquisition of financial wealth from making contracts and alliances or via re-balancing interior health conditions (2nd from 7th = 7th from 2nd, especially good for legal and medical profession)

  2. pleasure [Shukra] in providing communication about conflicts, accusations, and disputes, especially litigation (3rd from 6th) = negotiating conflicts or diseased states of mind (6) produced during meetings (3) and daily discourse (3) (6th from 3rd, especially good for legal and medical profession especially psychiatry)

  3. pleasure [Shukra] in providing a protective home for children (4th from 5th) and gambling a bit with one's home life 5th (gambling) from 4th (home) -- see children + Affairs du Coeur, above

  4. pleasure [Shukra] in all things secret, masked, masquerades, veils, camouflage, sudden and shocking events, eruption of deep inner energies, transformation and rebirth, self-discovery, reconstructed or rejuvenated identity (8th from 1st, 1st from 8th)

  5. pleasure [Shukra] private or clandestine religious practices = mysteries, occult, covert motives and hidden energies, death-and-rebirth, 'tantra' (9th from 12th = 12th from 9th). For a male, the wife may be an occultist


The Money Changer and His Wife by Marinus Van Reymerswaele [c. 1539]

Museo del Prado, Madrid, Espagna

The rashi of bhava-8 can filter the spouse's invasive dynamic. Yet underneath the veneer of marital pleasures, there is an agenda for the lover to penetrate the psyche and control the behavior of the native . (Similar to the way the hunting Shaman is guided to penetrate the life-force psyche of the prey.)

The lover-partner is not always a human person. Sometimes the most intimate companion is a beautiful spirit being.

Shukra-8 may invite camouflaged guiding forces (8) such as spirit-beings to take control (8).

Women in one's life - friends, lovers, female relatives - share a psychologically penetrating attractiveness to some extent. Physical intimacy is an intense and potentially catastrophic experience.

  • Pleasure from hidden liaisons and secret agreements.

  • Pleasure from sudden, forced changes of identity.

Pleasure from receiving confidences.

incognito love relationships.

Shukra-8 prefers to hide even the conventional aspects of romantic relationships. However, the relationships are rarely too placid. There is always something tantric and controlling about their lover.

One may show the public some sort of conventionalized facade, but behind the facade there is intense energy of psychic domination and control.

Benefits from investment in shared-resource pools. Likelihood of nice inheritance, barring hostile drishti.

  • Pleasured by those whom they have healed, and by other practicing healers.

  • Many secret admirers.

Splendid placement for emergency medicine, shipwreck recovery divers, water dowsers, cosmetic surgeons, occultists and trauma healers.

Luxurious wealth of secret information .

Pleasure via psychiatry, surgery, confidential or discovery of hidden wealth. Hidden resource management = money laundering, off-shore banking, Swiss banks.

Pleasure obtained via the Conditions of dematerialization, disaster, emergency and extreme transformations.

Women may be attracted to practice of midwifery, emergency medicine, or cosmetic surgeon. Both genders like secret love affairs.

Not an easy bhava for resident Shukra; yet one may become financially privileged via gaining access to the capital of partners.

  • For example, a 'private banking', tax-evasive, financial investment professional.

Treasuries [Shukra] from undisclosed sources

mani-money comes from undocumented sources, possibly through tax evasion

via inheritance from parents (8th = 5th bhagya from 4th parents)

One of the primary social purposes of marriage is to combine the material assets of two families.

When Shukra occupies 8 = in-laws, the spousal family may bring materially valuable assets into the joint assets of marriage.

Further, the spouse is generally quite pleased [Shukra] to make this contribution due to Shukra's agenda forequity. The in-laws will get a fair exchange value for their investment in the native.

The spousal assets are invested in the Shukra-8 native as a device for the spouse's family (8 = 2nd from 7th) to gain leverage [Shukra] in matters represented by Shukra, its rashi, and other conditions of the 8th bhava.

  • Sen. John McCain's second wife hailed from a very financially privileged family and that capital-via-marriage significantly bankrolled his many political campaigns.

Shukra-8 indicates that either a considerable inheritance is expected, or the native can marry money

Spends money [Shukra] for acquisition of:

  • concealed schooling for the children (8 = 4th school from 5th children)

  • confidential commercial transactions with servants (8 = 3rd commerce from 6th servants)

  • philosophical knowledge of distant worlds (8 = 9th from 12th)

  • esoteric and mysterious decorative ornaments

  • financial services which camouflage or obscure The treasuries holdings

  • magic spells, tantric literature, love potions * especially if yuti Rahu

  • secret pleasures (per the rashi of Shukra)

  • emergency supplies, disaster-response materials

  • properties and accounts which are concealed from view

  • development of relationships that enhance the acquisition of confidential information

  • hidden or incognito pleasure relationships, especially with women

  • relationships that offer initiation to transformative knowledge

  • alliances which facilitate transformation of the identity

  • alliances which facilitate access to the stored wealth (capital) of the partner

Ritratto di Donna Ebrea con Gli Attributi di Joele * Portrait of a Hebrew Woman with the Attributes of Yael (Hammer and Tent Peg) * Bartolomeo Veneto (active 1502 – 1546)

21 Then Yael, Heber's wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died.

כא וַתִּקַּח יָעֵל אֵשֶׁת-חֶבֶר אֶת-יְתַד הָאֹהֶל וַתָּשֶׂם אֶת-הַמַּקֶּבֶת בְּיָדָהּ, וַתָּבוֹא אֵלָיו בַּלָּאט, וַתִּתְקַע אֶת-הַיָּתֵד בְּרַקָּתוֹ, וַתִּצְנַח בָּאָרֶץ; וְהוּא-נִרְדָּם וַיָּעַף, וַיָּמֹת.


Whether primarily identified with masculine valence or feminine valence, one enjoys an aesthetic attraction * akarshana * to obscure and occult knowledge, especially the understanding of hidden relationships between people, places, and things.

Not necessarily an indication of infidelity, but rather a signal that in one's love life, there is more than meets the eye Jaimini Dara-karaka in bhava-8 = similar to Shukra in bhava-8

masculine valence or feminine valence

  • The women in one's life can be intensely controlling and psychologically invasive.

  • Luxurious pleasures [Shukra] under camouflage, via intrigue and using confidential arrangements.

Conditions of dematerialization = randhra bhava

Typically, the shell-death occurs in a pleasant place , attended with sense-soothing delights such as refreshing baths and anointment with fragrant oils.

If Shukra's lord is favorable, death occurs in a holy place, supported by harmonious companions and counselors.

Often, the beloved is present at time of death.

  • instrumental causes of death include wealth and sensual pleasure.

Gustatory Sensation, Gifted Luxuries

Selecting a gift for the native with Shukra in 8?

These folks enjoy the pleasures of occult knowledge, discovery of hidden resources, and insight into the traumatic, sudden shocks of life.

If Budha accompanies Shukra-8, there may be an intellectual interest in the conditions of death-and-rebirth.

Accouterments of the mystery-loving life, such as gracious appointments for the emergency-trauma survival kit or other luxurious items of art and music which enhance the refinement of one's understanding of cycles of death and rebirth, will be much appreciated gifts.

Shukra-8 enjoys

  • mystery, transformation, healing, hidden information, secrets, and tantra; occult studies;


  • exploratory, uncovering, unveiling, penetrating, transformative, psychiatric.

Characteristics of the Environment where ones meets the life-partner(s)

  • while handling hidden, secret, or confidential matters

  • emergencies and disasters

  • diving, mining

  • discovery of hidden resources

  • healing environments, surgery

  • gender reassignment

  • identity transformation

  • sudden, forced changes

  • self-destruction + re-birth

  • making a home for children (4th from 5th)

Bhava-8 = a natural sthana of Mangala = an agent of mystery, discovery, sexual-pursuit, invasion, and psychic or physical penetration.

8 =12th from 9th = religion. The union may have all good qualities and yet orthodox religious (9) sanctification does not occur. There may be no public marriage ceremony.

Both genders are attracted [Shukra] to women [Shukra] who are secretive by nature, handlers of hidden information, or who work with dangerous, emergency situations.

Not always karaka for infidelity but even if one is faithful to one's own spouse, one may enjoy hearing the details of others' hidden love affairs and one will become a repository for secret materials and information, * especially hidden wealth.

One may indeed choose a marriage-partner of any gender who has been previously married or involved in previous alliance, or is indeed currently involved in hidden alliances

In a feminine nativity

Shukra-8 typically has few female companions but those who exist may be tantriki = trauma healers of a darkly attractive appearance or penetrating psychological quality.

The woman herself is a healer, and she be gifted in the practice of midwifery, surgery, alchemy, or the various arts of identity transformation. Her sexual energy has penetrating, uncovering, unveiling qualities of the shamanic huntress. Pleasure from mysteries, secrets, emergencies (8), shocking or sudden disclosure, and hidden indulgence [Shukra].

Excellent position for female healers and healers of females, such as midwives, cosmetic surgeons, managers of the financial estates of the dead, psychiatrists, and occult practitioners.

In any rashi, Shukra-8 is somewhat self-destructive . Conscious rebirth is an excellent option. Distinctive sweet tendency toward incognito liaison; or if an artist, a secret artistic pursuit or undisclosed musical gifts.

In a masculine nativity , Shukra = kalatrakaraka = significator of the wife.

The wife or lover is often hidden from public view. Due to 8th = draining 12th from 9th (public ritual) a male may take a female life-partner without the public vow of marriage = especially likely if Shukra suffers moudhya-dosha. or, one may prefer to conduct love affairs behind a veil of obscurity.

masculine nativity is attracted to women whose influence generates conditions of profound life change. The woman may have hidden assets and she is willing to keep the relationship secret , at least for a while.

Sweet Shukra-8 = natural Sthana of Mangala = a wife with penetrating sexual and healing energy. Wife = involved in secret matters, for example:

  • wealth-acquisition via confidential information in the law practice of a barrister or solicitor [Makara]

  • fuel-resource discovery, buried treasure hunting [Mesha]

  • animistic occult bush medicine [Vṛścika] and alchemical magic

  • gracious and pleasant styles of emergency medicine, psychiatry, surgery, death-and-rebirth rebalancing

  • diplomatic and alliance-oriented emergency response; trauma-healing; disaster recovery

  • Shukra in rashi of Mangala = wife is an agent of (forced) rejuvenation.

In any rashi, the wife is somewhat self-destructive .

  • At the higher levels of consciousness, ego-membrane self-destruction when intentional can prepare the fertile fields of awareness for rebirth; such purposeful destruction creates an opportunity to replace old sensuality with new values.

  • In lesser consciousness, the wife's tendency toward self-annihilation is pronounced, and there are typically several iterations of the marriage contract = multiple liaisons.

shad-ashtaka 6-8 angles from Shukra = polarizing catalysis areas for alliances

  • relatively little agreement in 6th-from;

    potentially illness and conflict

  • secrecy in 8th-from , and potentially catastrophic shock

Shukra-8 enjoys the particular challenge of "self" kalpa-bhava-1 = 6th from 8, so that marriage and peer partnership is not as a rule very beneficial for one's life-vitality;

(terms of the alliance contract = adversarial to the health)

Periods of the bhratru-pati-3 = 8th from Shukra = can produce sudden announcements which shock and upheave the alliance

adversarial, conflicted 6th from Shukra-8 = tanu bhava-1

  • Fleshly Identity; Physical Presentation / Body Image; Constitution; Vitality; Past-life Wisdom = Confidence; Complexion; natural vitality, life force, Well-being; the physical body attributes; the social significance of those attributes.

  • Appearances + coverings, Activity undertaken, advantages all things, Seeds of appearance; genetics;

    general aspiration; beginnings; birth potential; body brain capacity to enjoy; paternal great grandfather; dispositions; natural general state of health

shocking, secret 8th from Shukra-8 = vikrama-bhava-3

  • Communications, courage, cohort, cooperation, collaboration, scripted conversations, telecommunications, technology, decisions, mental health: hands, writing, siblings (yours and spouse's), neighbors, teamwork, equipe, business administration, meetings,

  • planning, calendars, commerce, media-messaging, sales, marketing, management, training, short-term travel, event planning, mentality, conversations, publication, announcement, the inner narrative, reports, announcements, evangelism, messaging, self-owned business

QUOTATION Das / Bepin Behari comments WRT Shukra-8

"... libido is very strong, but it does not necessarily lead to promiscuity.

Becoming deeply sensitive to the enduring impulses of your life-essence, you often achieve exceptional status in society;

  • your forthright utterances may provoke others, but you become a civic leader.

Your religious proclivities are both intense and intrinsically honest.

  • Your spouse is not supportiveor may look down on you and cause some kind of worry.

Death is generally at a noble place.

  • You may be a shepherd;

  • your language is that of rustics ... denotes happiness;

  • middle age; ailing; discontented;

  • trouble for mother in the 4th year;

  • partner is your well-wisher .

  • Financial gain through marriage or partnership.

Gain through legacy or patrimony.

Natural, peaceful and easy end.

  • If afflicted, kidney problems, diabetes, obesity or urinary troubles may terminate this life.

  • [If afflicted,] separation of marriage partner, loss, grief and many more disappointments.

You are learned and a person of character.

  • Gains through cattle wealth.

  • Harsh of speech.

  • Longevity.

  • Success and gain after long and hard struggle.

Always in debt.

Delayed victory.

Mean and unbecoming action.

Long-living, prosperous, strong and rich.


Sick, quarrelsome, vagrant, idle but popular.

Disreputed, married, poor, wicked, bold and worried about the family.

Jovial, vain.


Loyalist, possibly non-vegetarian, large eyes, death after 75.

You pay off your father's debt , promotes family interest,

death in a holy place of bile-cough."


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