Lilith in Cancer, Lilith in the 8th House

Lilith in Cancer

Lilith in Cancer feels shame for being dependent on other people or being needy in any way. If they are around others that are needy, they may feel angry and jealous that they are able to be this way without punishment. They feel like they aren’t allowed or are punished for showing their nurturing nature. This sign needs to learn how to accept themselves and not feel guilty for pursuing what they truly want and being the best. This sign may have been denied nurturing as a child and have trouble accepting it as they get older. They may have trouble admitting they need some help and have trouble accepting it once it is given from others. Lilith in Cancer can have trouble in family dynamics. They may feel strongly attached to their family and it makes it hard for them to separate themselves and be seen as their own individual. This sign must learn to be emotionally independent.

8th House

Keywords: The keywords associated with the 8th house include death, transformation, secrets, mystery, macabre, shared finances or resources, legacies, taxes, owed money, uncovered trauma, healing, and psychology.  

Succedent House Type: A Succedent house type is ruled by a fixed sign. Scorpio is the fixed water sign ruling the 8th house. 

The meaning of the 8th house has evolved significantly over time. Traditionally this house was associated with taxes, legacies, and shared resources. It is believed that due to its associations with legacies and inheritance this has contributed to the modern 8th house associations with death. Beyond the literal definition of death, it can also represent transformation, cycles of life, and major life endings/beginnings. 

The perspective of the 8th house is broad and psychologically based in most modern astrological interpretations. It symbolizes how you relate to others on a deeply emotional level. This house is associated with secrets but also shared resources and taxes. 

Trying to relate all of these themes together is what gives the 8th house is intense mystery. When you are working in the 8th house you are often working through some kind of emotional trauma. How you relate to the life, death, and sharing your experiences and resources with another are all 8th house endeavors.