I have Mars in Scorpio 8th house- which means it’s my chart ruler as well. Mars is supposed to be the co-ruler of Scorpio – but all the interpretations I read about this placement are… well dire as hell. Unfortunately most descriptions of hardship I can testify to their truth in my life. this was before I was aware of astrology and now I so badly would like to get a hold on this placement to master and outgrow it’s harm.
So what can I do? How can Mars be at home in the 8th house?
Scorpio Mars in 8th
Reading your post, I just felt sad. You’ve got your chart-ruler in it’s own sign and it’s natural house and this is bad? I would pay good money to have an 8th house Scorpio Mars. A natural (Aries rising) chart may also be enviable! I sat on this a couple days, because I’ve been trying to figure out how to approach this, to help you.
The problem is, I don’t know what you’re reading or where you’re reading. Mars is high functioning in Scorpio and the 8th house. I don’t know if it’s bad astrology or if it’s your mind that turns what you read into darkness.
I don’t know if your Mars is poorly aspected…and you are reading these interpretations. Or perhaps you’re just a sensitive or shy person, gifted with a really sharp knife (Mars), that you’re not comfortable with.
This placement definitity does not bring harm and hardship. I am not saying you’ve not experienced those things. But they can’t be blamed on having a powerful Mars at your disposal.
My advice would be that you rethink this. Correct the astrology. If you can attribute your problems to their real cause, it’s your Mars that will get move you out of this pain.
As an Aries rising with a great Mars, think about being a hero. That’s your ticket right there.