Scorpio is the natural ruler of the Eighth House of the Zodiac, commonly referred to as the “House of Death and Inheritance” and known in Vedic Astrology as the “Idle Place” and “Place of Death.” It delves into relationships, interactions and how certain aspects of such interactions can take on a more communal nature. Associated with the dismantling of the physical body, it is related to the passing of those persons an individual holds near and dear. It also rules the areas in life over which a human being has no control or can provide no explanation, as well as being linked to the finances and resources of others. In addition, it has jurisdiction over taxes, inheritances and investment banking.
This House is also said to govern those things or forces that are invisible – prayer, for example, or the world of magic – shamanism, regeneration and the afterlife. In the ancient world, this House was deemed sacred. In modern times, it is this House that is said to rule all that is considered to be taboo in society. It is within this House that a person’s sexual urges are revealed, along with deep-seated primitive and base instincts. Here also resides intense emotional connections, fears and obsessions. In addition, the Eighth House has jurisdiction over crime, research and investigation. It is governed by the Pluto.