The 8th house is concerned with legacy and this goes beyond leaving a legacy or carrying one for others. You’ve got to transfer energy around. As a gross example you wind up the executor of a person’s will.
This happened to me when I was 22. My grandfather, Henry died and named me his personal representative bypassing both of my parents. I don’t think many are fit for this job. For example if you won’t follow a person’s express wishes to the best of your ability (even if you don’t agree) you have no business in this business and I see this all the time. Someone dies and some family member overrides what the person dictated in their will. This is one of the more despicable things you can do from my vantage point and very common.
In whatever case, the 8th house deals with legacy, their own and others in ways that are obvious and nuanced. This is an example of an obvious manifestation, I will come back with some finer points but it is worth noting what commonly happens to the executor of a will – they frequently (and very immediately) become the shadow for the family.
That is, they are seen to be taking advantage of the dead, to have manipulated the dead, they are seen to be abusing power, and so on and so forth.
If you are named as executor in a person’s will, you do wind up handling a lot of energy. Again, on a gross level, I can tell you from first hand experience there is nothing quite like cleaning out the house of a dead person who you loved. Handling their things and trying to decide how to disperse them…
Have you ever been named executor of a will? Tell us.