Chapter 19.

Effects of 8th House

1. LONG LIFE:
O excellent of the Brahmins, listen to me speaking on the effects of the 8th house. If the 8th lord is in an angle, long life is indicated.

2. SHORT LIFE:
Should the 8th lord join the ascendant lord or a malefic and be in the 8th itself, the native will be short lived.

3. SATURN AND TENTH LORD ABOUT LONGEVITY:
Similarly consider Saturn and 10th lord in the matter of longevity.

4-7. LONG LIFE:
THere will be long life if the 6th lord is in the 12th or if the 6th lord is in the 6th as the 12th lord is in the 12th or if the 6th lord and 12th lord are in the ascendant and the 8th. If the lords of the 5th, 8th and ascendant are in own Navamsa, own Rasis, or in friendly signs, the native will enjoy a long span of life. Should the lords of the ascendant, 8th and 10th and Saturn are all disposed severally in an angle, in a trine or in the 11th, the subject will live long. Like these, there are many other yogas dealing with the issue of longevity. The strength and weakness of the planets concerned be estimated in deciding longevity.

8-13. SHORT LIFE:
One's span of life will be between 20 and 32 years if the ascendant lord is weak while the 8th lord is in an angle. The native will only be short lived if the 8th lord is in fall while the 8th has a malefic in it and the ascendant lord is bereft of strength. Death will be instant at birth if the 8th house, 8th lord and the 12th house are all conjunct malefics. Malefic in angles/trines and benefics in 6th/8th while the ascendant has in it the 8th lord in fall: this yoga will cause immediate end. If the 5th house, 8th house and the 8th lord are all conjunct malefics, the life span will be very brief. Within a month of birth, death will befall the child if he 8th lord is in the 8th itself while the Moon is with malefics and be bereft of beneficial aspect.

14-15. LONG LIFE (again):
One will be long lived if the ascendant lord is in exaltation while the Moon and Jupiter are respectively in the 11th and 8th from the ascendant. If the ascendant lord is exceedingly strong and be aspected by a benefic from an angle, the person concerned will be wealthy, virtuous, and long-lived.