Did you know that synastry overlays are one of the first things to look at when doing a synastry analysis?
Sun in the 8th house synastry overlay will give us on overview of how our egos interact and how our partner’s creative expression plays out in our life; whether it inspires us or makes us feel belittled. And vice versa.
The Sun is our vital force, it is the main inner driver that gives us a reason to live on this earth, so it is a central part of the horoscope that shouldn’t be overlooked when examining the possible emotional and psychological dynamics of a relationship.
So, what does the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay imply about your relationship?
I will give you ALL possible versions of how this can play out in your life if you just keep reading.
Before I do that, however, I would like to remind you that synastry overlays are actually the SECOND step in compatibility analysis AFTER both charts have been examined separately.
Studying the separate horoscope of each partner is crucial, because this gives imperative insight into what each individual needs in a relationship. The separate horoscopes of both partners reveal hidden emotional patterns, which the individual may not even be aware of. The birth chart of each partner provides important information about how they approach a relationship, what type of relationship is most suitable for their personality and subconscious behavioral patterns, and whether they need to undergo considerable inner growth before they can mature for a long-term union.
Most importantly, the separate horoscope of each individual provides hidden trauma that may be sabotaging each and every relationship they form, which may in turn undermine this particular union if they are not consciously working on alleviating pain from the past.
The position of the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars should be closely examined in each of the horoscopes, and so should the state of the 1st, 7th, 5th house and their rulers. It is especially critical to look at hard aspect between Moon, Venus, Mars and Saturn and Pluto. Challenging aspects with Saturn will give the individual an inborn inability to express love and would suggest a certain level of maturity before they can get married and create a family.
Difficult aspects with Pluto would suggest deep psychological trauma, an inherent tendency to manipulate and in the case of a Pluto-Mars square even a tendency for violence or attracting aggressive partners.
I have created two step-by-step beginner guides, which to a certain degree cover this very first crucial step of the compatibility analysis in the following articles, which I believe you should check out before you continue with synastry overlays:
What zodiac sign am I compatible with?
What horoscope am I compatible with?
If you are not sure how to approach a thorough and complete synastry analysis by yourself, you can also check out my Astrology Services.
Now that you are aware of the preliminary preparation required before moving onto synastry overlays, let’s talk about the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay meaning.
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In the birth chart, the Sun represents the center of our personality, just as the Sun is the center of the solar system.
The Sun’s position in the natal chart – by sign, house and aspects creates the fundamental basis of our character, on which all other influences from the other planets are superimposed. For this reason, when we compare the birth charts of two people, we first pay attention to the relative position of their Suns. Although the streams of influence between two people flow through different energy channels, connecting different points of their horoscopes, the Sun with its representation of the ego is one of the principal channels of interaction that needs to be examined.
In synastry analysis, when we do an overlay of two birth horoscopes, your partner’s Sun falls in one of the twelve houses of your horoscope. In each of these twelve positions, it sets a certain color for your relationship and shows an area of your life where the other will have a strong influence.
One Important Thing To Remember About Sun in 8th House Synastry
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The most important thing to remember about having someone’s Sun in your eight house in Synastry is that it acts as a permanent transit to your eight house!
This means that for as long as you are in this particular relationship, for as long as you communicate and exchange energies with this person, their Sun will be like a permanent transit in your eight house.
Their Sun, with all it represents will be affecting your communication style, your way of thinking, and even the relationship with your siblings! If you have planets in your eight house, their Sun will be further activating these planets, and the aspects they are making.
8th House in Synastry
The 8th house is one of the most complex and diverse houses in the horoscope, and this applies to synastry aspects, connected with it, too.
Most of all, it s a very karmic and sexual house, which immediately makes 8th house synastry overlays and connections extremely intense both sexually and spiritually. Partners with 8th house overlays are likely to feel a fated connection with each other, and this does not necessarily mean it will be a harmonious one.
8th house synastry overlays usually develop love-hate relationships between the partners, where they have to learn lessons and massively transform each other through their partnership. It is likely that they are brought together, so that they can heal wounds and/or pay off past life karma and debt. They could also be past lifetime family members, brought together due to unfinished business.
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Sun in 8th House Synastry Meaning
The eighth house in your natal chart has a number of meanings, but what is most directly associated with partnerships is money and sex.
The sexual side of your life together is very important if your partner’s birth Sun falls in your eighth natal house. It is the center around which the forces of your intimate relationship revolve.
Dramatic situations, tense everyday life, deep emotional experiences, extremity in feelings, are all possible outcomes of the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay.
It is also possible that strong emotions and complex relationships are projected into the area of common financial affairs and property.
The Sun in 8th house synastry overlay has the potential to give a healthy, highly emotional relationship and positively transformative relationship, but this is only possible in the presence of certain personal characteristics in each partner’s horoscope that allow this kind of relationship.
The Psychology Behind Sun in 8th House Synastry
The eighth house is a somewhat crucial area and when one’s Sun falls in this sector of their partner’s horoscope, this can produce a relationship in which the house person is made uncomfortably aware of personality weaknesses that can only be satisfactorily rectified by some kind of transcendental change in him or herself.
The Sun person may, by constructive criticism, assist the house person to conduct a sufficiently objective appraisal of his or her personality. Therefore, the Sun person may be able to initiate some new way in which the house person can face up to their problems, so that he or she is able to tap into inner resources of which they were previously unaware.
The Sun person in the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay may be capable of making demands upon the house person that bring out a response they did not realize they had it in their power to make.
If the Sun is afflicted in the nativity or it clashes with the house person’s own planets, a most emotionally challenging situation may arise. To what extent this will affect the house person negatively, greatly depends on their self-esteem and their powers of self-protection, since a deficiency in these areas can invite the Sun person’s disapproval or more unpleasant forms of criticism.
The Sun person in the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay always tends to take their partner at his or her own evaluation of themselves. If the house person is able to show that they are mature enough to be tolerant of criticism, he or she may be able to disarm the would-be critic, whose appreciation may grow in proportion to the extent to which the house person is able to take him or herself in hand and stand on their own.
The karmic meaning of Sun in 8th House Synastry Overlay
The house person may owe some karmic debt to the Sun person and the discharge of such an obligation will be facilitated or made more unpleasant according to the Sun’s natal condition and the cross-aspects to it from the house person’s nativity.
Valuable lessons may be learned as a result of such experiences, even if they appear to be unsatisfactory and unproductive at the time.
When the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay manifests in a more positive way, the Sun person may supply financial aid and give sound advice on buying and selling, or they may be a source of much moral support to their partner.
The house person should be wary of lending money to the Sun person or of becoming involved in complicated financial arrangements if his Sun is much afflicted at birth or there are a number of difficult cross-aspects to the Sun from the house person’s own chart. Such configurations may well be present if the couple are married and subsequently divorce, and the financial settlement becomes a matter of much unpleasantness.
The Sun in 8th house synastry overlay can also signify sexual attraction or repulsion, according to the circumstances of the relationship and the aspects received by the Sun.
When there is mutual respect, a lasting and positively transformative relationship can be built with the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay.
Sun in 8th House Synastry – Further Interpretations
The Sun in 8th house synastry overlap definitely is not for the faint of heart!
This synastry overlay creates a bond between you that looks more like a spiked collar chain around both of your necks.
The Sun person is initially fascinated by the eighth house person. As a Sun person, you may feel psychological anxiety over the house person, but you are still powerless to leave. There may be something deeply disturbing, dark or mysterious about your 8th house person. Your instincts may tell you to run, but that will only keep you even more fascinated by your partner. They awaken something deep within you that you never knew existed. You feel that your 8th house person can change you. This can be unsettling, and not everyone will enjoy the relationship.
Perhaps the house person entered your life at a time when you (the Sun person) hit rock bottom. A house person in this case can help you rise from the ashes.
Similarly, the house person in the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay feels a strong connection with their Sun person. The former will not let go of their partner under almost any circumstances. There is a high level of emotional co-dependency here that can scare both of you.
The Sun in 8th house synastry overlay usually disturbs both partners. Both partners are initially afraid of this relationship, but are at the same time fascinated. You are drawn to each other in the same way that people are drawn to watch horror films. You know you shouldn’t be looking, but you are watching anyway. Then somehow you are enjoying the horror.
Sun in 8th House Synastry Worst-Case Scenario
With unevolved individuals, this relationship can turn into a whirlwind of emotional abuse, unhealthy sexual attachment, and co-dependency.
The karmic debt pay-off would happen in the most disturbing and unconstructive ways, and rather than leaving the relationship positively transformed, both individuals could cause themselves deep emotional wounds.
Sun in 8th House Synastry Best-Case Scenario
With evolved individuals, the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay can lead to much inner growth, deep sexual and emotional attraction, and unparalleled telepathic-type connection.
With favorable relationship-related aspects in both natal charts, the Sun in 8th house synastry overlay can give a long-lasting union, based on mutual love and positive transformation.
The Sun in 8th house synastry overlay is just one of many factors that need to be considered when making a compatibility analysis, but I sincerely hope that this article did shed some light on the dynamics of your relationship.
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