Synastries give us great insight into our relationships and help us understand our partners deeper. We are looking at a very intense connection when we have the majestic Sun in the 8th house in a synastry.
This aspect happens when the Sun of one partner falls in the 8th house of the other partner, as the two charts are layered.
To understand this synastry aspect better, we have to understand the energy of the Sun and the energy of the 8th house.
The importance of the Sun and the 8th house
The Sun is the center of our natal chart and the only star of our solar system. It brings life and reveals the truth in everything it shines on. The 8th house is also one of the most profound in our chart, referring to life, death, and everything spiritual.
We look at the Sun and the 8th house in our native chart and in our synastries since both give us a glance at our destiny as individuals and the potential direction our relationships could take.
When we think of the Sun, we think of giving life and brightness, as this is what the Sun’s position does. This star represents our desire to live and the gifts that represent our true nature.
We see the Sun as a symbol of our ego and true identity. The Sun is the ruler of the fixed, fire sign of Leo, and the position of the Sun in the chart establishes the zodiac sign of the native.
Unlike other planets that revolve around the Sun, this star exists, fixed and bright in the sky. And just like that, regardless of our desires or fears, our true identity remains the same throughout our life.
The Sun acts based on reason, not instinct, and it shines over present situations and the present version of us. It is the masculine energy in our chart, unlike the Moon, which symbolizes feminine energy. And through its masculine energy, the Sun is straightforward and shines over our core nature and inner self.
We look at the house of the Sun to see where our gifts are most active. This house tells us what area of life we are most likely to identify with and find happiness. Our personality, talents and authentic self shines in the house of the Sun.
When the Sun is harmonized with the other planets in the chart, we are self-aware, confident, ambitious, creative, cheerful, and live our life with purpose. However, when other chart aspects challenge the Sun, we might be selfish, self-centered, arrogant, or judgmental.
The 8th house
The 8th house is one of the most exciting and controversial houses in our chart, and its interpretation can go in various directions. This is the house of the fixed water sign of Scorpio, ruled by Pluto.
The house in your chart represents life and death, transformation, sexuality, your spouse’s financial matters and money you might get from other people, inheritances, and occultism.
We look at the 8th house in the chart to understand the spiritual inclinations that the native has but also how other people will influence their life. This house stands for how our relationships can help us transform spiritually or financially, especially in terms of financial security.
It is a house that holds a lot of power and can be animated by energies that create power struggles as we try to manifest a significant part of our ego in this house.
It shows us endings and transformation
The sign of the 8th house tells us the way we approach endings, change, transformation, and struggles. This house is also the house of death, and it speaks mostly about death in a literal and metaphorical way.
The planets we find in our 8th house can tell also us how the death of our loved ones will impact our life. This house can also be seen as a portal between this world and the afterlife, as it is a home for our occult thoughts and psychic skills.
We look at the 8th house to get a glimpse into our sexual energy and how we approach sexuality, but it speaks more about our fantasies and our deepest desires. It is a house of extreme chemistry and seemingly inexplicable attractions.
This is the house where physical attraction meets spirituality, and it can become so intense that it slips into obsession. The sexuality in the 8th house is represented as the source of life and the fulfillment of a cosmic plan rather than a hedonistic pleasure.
Therefore, this house speaks more about a union of spirit and body than a sexual affair.
Sun in 8th house synastry
The aspects that the Sun creates with the 8th house synastry overlay are essential if we want to determine the type of relationship and its core nature. The Sun is individuality, the essence of life and identity, and it might feel challenged in the transformational 8th house.
As it rules so many aspects regarding other essential people in your life, the 8th house will, directly and indirectly, influence your primary relationships and family life. When we have one romantic partner’s Sun in the 8th house of the other partner, the connection between them will be as intense as it can get and they’ll quickly form a strong bond.
This aspect will affect all levels of the connection, from the emotional bond to the physical and mental bonds. And it will impact both partners for as long as they stay in the relationship and even bring about positive changes after their connection ends.
This connection is highly spiritual, and their emotional relationship might feel very much like a cosmic bond. Both the Sun person and the eighth house person feel a magnetic attraction and strong desire from the first time they cross each other’s paths.
The Sun partner will be attracted by the mysterious and sexual side of the 8th house person, and they will express this attraction relatively fast.
In return, the 8th house partner will be charmed by the passion, warmth, and creative nature of the Sun’s person.
The Sun person develops feelings of admiration and a deep type of love and protection for their 8th house partner.
The 8th house might be substantial at its core, but it can appear vulnerable on the surface. And the Sun loves to take on the hero part in the relationship and offer the security their partner needs.
Transcending the physical world
These two partners build their relationship on deep feelings toward each other that seem to transcend the boundaries of the physical world. They want to explore each other and unveil their deepest emotions, fears, and triggers.
The Sun person might feel that this emotional experience is too intense for them, and that the level of emotional dependence is difficult. With the 8th house partner wanting to experience all the intensity of this connection and being ready for it, the Sun partner might feel like they need help to keep up with the soulful aspect of it.
This can happen because the Sun person brings intense energy focused on the self, and while it is more than happy to shine its rays on its lover, the Sun still prefers to focus on itself.
This is not necessarily egocentric, but it can be different than the 8th house partner expressing their feelings.
On the other hand, it is much easier for the Sun to see through their 8th house partner, discover their emotions, and unveil their past traumas and fears.
When both partners connect emotionally at such a deep level that they reach each other’s subconscious walls and feelings, the relationship could become one of mutual healing, or it can end due to the traumas brought to the surface.
The Sun person will feed all the fantasies and sexual desires of their 8th house partner, and they will experience intense, intimate moments together. The intimate bond and strong connection that these two share is so intense that it could lead to some dramatic situations where they become obsessive and addictive.
The 8th house partner finds a secure ground in this connection to reveal their deepest desires and explore their sexuality, which the Sun person loves to join.
It is possible that the 8th house person understands love in the form of physical touch and their Sun partner will offer just that. The Sun person’s love language might be admiration and words of validation, and the 8th house person admires and idolizes their partner.
Their sex life is never only about physical desires as it is strongly influenced by their soulful connection too. Together, they can reach a level of intensity that brings them into a state of ecstasy and leaves them wanting more.
They also love to spend most of their time together, enjoying the same activities and teasing each other. Between these two partners, there is a constant state of flirtation, and they constantly want to please or turn each other on, which they seem to do naturally.
However, they don’t base their connection on its physicality more than on the spiritual connection that ties them even closer. They need a complete reference to be happy together and feel full inside the relationship.
Mentally, the Sun in the 8th house can significantly impact both partners. They influence and have incredible power over each other’s mindsets. The Sun person wants to show their 8th house partners that they can achieve more in life than they think.
They take the 8th house person out of their comfort zone, help them push their limits, and set higher objectives for themselves.
The 8th house partner will help their Sun partner look at the simple things in life from a new perspective, helping them understand the world better and their role in it. They help the Sun person identify where they should spread their bright rays and what areas of their life are the most gifted.
If these two partners work together in their professional life, they will support each other in their career paths and form a team that is as strong in the professional field as it is in the personal area.
They are great at motivating each other and offering each other the help they need to achieve their highest dreams.
Benefits of Sun in the 8th house synastry
A connection with Sun in the 8th house synastry aspect holds the potential of being in a lifetime relationship.
The benefits of this aspect tend to be more than the challenges it brings, but both partners need to be open to embracing their love life in a healthy way to make the most out of it.
The Sun in the 8th house expresses fate when it appears in a synastry. Both partners will feel they shared a previous life together or were meant to meet in this life. And they will put this feeling over everything else so that it becomes the mantra of their connection.
The Sun person, in particular, will find the 8th house person to be very spiritual, and they will have a strong interest and connection to that side of them more than the physical side. The 8th person will feel as if they found their other half.
With the 8th house representing the darkest side of our nature and the Sun bringing everything into the spotlight, the compatibility between these two people is unquestionable.
The 8th house partner might feel comfortable diving into deep emotions and intense feelings of love but also trauma, fears, and different triggers. They feel at home as the 8th house rules all of these aspects, bringing them out in others.
The Sun person will also find an opportunity to heal and grow through the intensity of this connection. They will trust their 8th house partner to explore their inner world and the darker corners of their beings that might seem eclipsed but the brightness that the Sun brings.
This is an opportunity for both partners to unveil their own emotions and share them in a safe space they create for each other.
By doing so, they will get to know themselves and their partner better and learn how to grow through their connection, becoming true best friends.
High sexual compatibility
The physical compatibility between these two partners is the perfect mixture of sexual fantasies and spiritual connection. The Sun brings the best out of their 8th house partner in the bedroom and cherishes every moment.
The 8th house person also admires the beauty, strength, and sexuality of their Sun partner. Together, these two partners can fulfill their sexual fantasies in a way they could never do with anyone else. And they will enjoy their intimate life as much as they want their entire relationship.
The Sun in the 8th house brings the potential for a lifelong marriage or relationship thanks to the nature of this aspect which is both intense and truthful. However, to reach this level, both partners need to keep their relationship honest and build on healthy values.
There is no space for deceit or secret agendas in this connection if they want to convert it into a long-term one. If they are open to each other and want to prioritize each other’s needs, they might be one of the strongest couples and becomes lifelong soulmates.
The Sun person is highly loyal to their 8th house partner. They would instead invest time and energy into maintaining their relationship on the right path rather than looking for an easy way out. In this aspect, the 8th house person is also very loyal.
They want to keep their Sun partner happy and interested in them at all levels, and they will better themselves to do just that.
As long as this relationship is based on mutual love and respect and this aspect is supported by other aspects in the synastry, there will be no loyalty concerns.
Challenges of Sun in the 8th house synastry
While the challenges that this aspect might bring are few, they can damage the relationship if the two partners are not ready to overcome them.
The Sun person might have a strong ego and a defined stubborn attitude which could lead to personal power struggles in the relationship.
While the 8th house person could submit to the dominant attitude of their Sun partner, they will only feel comfortable doing so sometimes.
We can’t ignore that the 8th house is ruled by Pluto, a planet person that likes to be in control and express their ego in different ways. The couple could argue over who is right in certain situations and who should lead the way in others.
These arguments could become frequent enough to damage their relationship if they lack emotional maturity.
Remember that healthy relationships are based on teamwork, cooperation, communication, trust, and compromise. It doesn’t matter who is right or wrong as long as both partners win from the outcome of a situation.
Power struggles never lead to anything healthy in terms of relationships, but they can cause significant damage.
Fear of vulnerability
The Sun person might not be as flexible as the 8th house partner expects them to be. They could feel uncomfortable when they are expected to open up and share their feelings or deepest thoughts and desires.
The Sun is used to bring light into the life of others but not allow others to bring light to them. And what the Sun person wants to keep hidden, not even the deep 8th house can reveal at times.
This can become very frustrating for both partners, especially the 8th house person who will feel as if their Sun partner keeps them at arm’s length.
Learning to give and take is a healthy and productive balance to keep in relationships; both the Sun partner and the 8th house person should work on that. To create a mutual level of trust, they must let the other person in and not be afraid of their vulnerability.
With the sexual connection between these two partners being so intense, the relationship could become a type of fatal attraction. Love could be forgotten, and obsession, lust, and physical desires could take over. But this would be fatal for their spiritual connection that will get sacrificed in the journey.
Also, suppose the Sun and the 8th house people focus their emotions and interests primordially on their intimate connection. In that case, they will develop a relationship that lacks profoundness and becomes superficial in time.
The healthy sex life for a couple with Sun in the 8th house is to use their physical desires as a manifestation of their spiritual bond.
They can dive as deep as they want into their sexual fantasies as long as they understand that they are more than just physical intercourse.
Sun in the 8th house is one of the most powerful aspects of a synastry, and if there are other positive aspects in the birth charts, it can create a happy, healthy, and strong relationship.
Both partners can evolve and discover new ways to live their life in wisdom and with purpose, through this cosmic aspect.