8th House Cancer: 5 Ways It Can Affect You

8th House Cancer

When Cancer is in your 8th House, you can be quite irrational when dealing with money as you make decisions based on your current emotional state. You value your intimate relationships and you are protective of the people you love. You are deeply emotional and could experience things a lot more intensely than other people.

To understand what it means when a sign lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the sign, and how they interact:

  • The 8th House represents fears, the things in our life we have no control over, shared assets, investments, loans, debt. It also represents our sexuality, the person we are in our private life, who we are in secret.
  • Canceris a cardinal water sign. It brings nurture, care, moodiness and a need for protection.
  • When Cancer is in the 8th House,  you are deeply attached to the people you have closer relationships with. You are very emotional and you are easily influenced by the things happening around you. You have trouble moving on from the past and it may haunt you years later.

Note that this is just one facet of your natal chart. Other elements of your natal chart can overpower or contradict with the below points. To get an accurate reading, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.

What Does it Mean when Cancer is in the 8thHouse?

8th House Meaning

The 8th house tells us about our finances – especially ones we share with other people.

It represents shared assets with a partner and inheritance. It represents our investments – what we put our money into, how we deal with money. It can show loans and debt, it can show financial struggles or gains.

We learn a lot about our intimate relationships. How we deal with intimacy, how easily we allow other people in our life and close to ourselves. It shows the hidden or secretive side of us.

The 8th House is also connected to the things we keep private in our life, the things we have a hard time talking about in front of others people. It shows the things we view as taboo or danger.

The house is connected to regeneration – the personal transformation we go through in our life.

Cancer Traits

As a water sign, Cancer is a deeply emotional and sensitive sign that finds it difficult to control their feelings.

They are sensitive to what is happening around them and may find it hard to stay rational and use their logic.

As a cardinal sign, Cancer likes to take action. They are very protective of the people around them and can often be like a parent to their friends. They love providing others with affection and nurturing others, making them feel loved and understood.

While they enjoy showing love to others, they need the same treatment in return. Cancer’s biggest fear is rejection and lack of acceptance and if that is experienced they are likely to go into their shell and avoid coming out for a long time.

Cancer can be very irrational with money as their moods could often affect their decisions. They can be impulsive when making financial decisions and dealing with money.

They may use their money as a way to deal with personal insecurities or provide comfort for themselves. They can hold strong attachment to the people they have let close to themselves. They may find it hard to open up about their emotions to anyone new.

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8th House Cancer: Key Takeaways

1. You are deeply emotional

The 8th house represents time alone, privacy and our deepest fears and insecurities.

Cancer on the 8th house cusp shows that you have a very emotional nature. You are very sensitive and the things happening around you may have a deep impact on your emotional state.

You are easily affected by bad situations and it may take a while for you before you move on from a difficult event or time in your life. You may carry a lot of pain inside you especially one from relationships and rejection you may have experienced.

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2. You are very caring and affectionate in your intimate relationships

The 8th house represents our intimate and sexual relationships. Cancer on the 8th house cusp shows that you can only form an intimate relationship with someone you are emotionally attached to, someone whose presence is comforting.

You are very generous and affectionate in your intimate relationships and you are very protective of the people you are close to. You have difficulty letting people in so when you do you are likely to put in all of the effort needed in order to keep that person in your life.

3. You can be very insecure

The 8th house represents our deepest fears and insecurities. Cancer in the 8th house shows that you are afraid of rejection and lack of love in your life.

You have a very caring and nurturing nature and you seek similar treatment in return.

In your intimate and close relationships you may experience jealousy and insecurity. You may lack trust in others and you need constant reassurance in order to feel secure. This can be overwhelming for others.

In order to manage that you must learn to be more trusting of people, be more rational and put your emotions aside in needed times.

4. You hold strong attachment to your intimate partners

The 8th house represents our intimate partners and close relationships.

Cancer on the 8th house cusp shows that you hold strong attachment to anyone you have been close to. You have difficulty moving on from relationships and letting go of people you once loved.

You are prone to staying in unhealthy situations because of your fear of giving up on the connections you have formed. You must learn that something better will always come along and you have to put yourself first.

5. You can be irrational when dealing with money

The 8th house represents money and our shared assets. It also shows how we handle money and how we make financial decisions.

Cancer on the 8th house cusp indicates that you can be quite irrational with money. You can be impulsive or act on your emotions and make financial decisions during a bad time.

You are likely to make impulsive investments or purchases. You may trust other people with your money which can sometimes lead to unwanted outcomes and other may take advantage of you.

Try to avoid dealing with money when you are in a bad state and avoid allowing other people to make financial decisions for you even if you trust them fully.


With Cancer in the 8th House of your natal chart, you have trouble opening up to people about your emotions. You don’t let other people in easily. Once you build a strong relationship you are likely to hold onto it for a long time. You hold a lot of emotional attachment to your intimate partners.

Remember that you need to look at the rest of your natal chart to make a better prediciton of your natural personality traits. Other elements on your natal chart may override some of these points (and I’ve tried to note that a few times in this article).