8th House Capricorn: 5 Traits it Gives You

8th House Capricorn

When Capricorn is in your 8th House, you may be very cautious and reserved when dealing with money and making important financial decisions. You may have financial success but it may come after a long time and a lot of hard work.

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 the person we are in our private life and who we are in secret.
  • Capricornis a cardinal earth sign. It brings ambitious, hard work, stability and responsibility.
  • When Capricorn is in the 8th House,  you might be quite picky about your intimate partners and who you allow near yourself. You may be emotionally avoidant and intimacy might be shown through taking care of the other person and prioritizing them rather than emotionally opening up to them.

Note that Capricorn in your 8th house 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 with Capricorn 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.

Capricorn Traits

As an earth sign, Capricorn helps us to be more realistic and rational in our approach.

When Capricorn influences aspects of our life, it’s likely that it will help us react with logic rather than emotions.

We use our logic to help us solve anything we encounter in a practical manner.

As a cardinal sign, Capricorn is very driven and ambitious.  Capricorn is the initiator and they cannot stay in the same place. They are the one who likes to begin new things, they see a goal and they go after it.

Capricorn is very responsible and dutiful. They can be very protective of the people they love and they enjoy providing for others. On the negative side, they can be quite materialistic and at times they overlook the emotional side of things. They may lack empathy and nurture.

Capricorn can be very picky about the people they let in close to themselves. They may be avoidant of emotional expression and they may show their love and true self to others by talking about their ambitions and taking care of the other person through providing for them. Financially they are very reserved and are good at saving up their money. They might be avoidant of risky financial moves.

8th House Capricorn: Key Takeaways

1. You may lack the need for intimacy

Capricorn on the 8th house cusp may show reluctance for intimacy and emotional bond with another person.

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn which can make you prioritize parts of the relationships which aren’t connected to intimacy and the emotional connection.

You may value responsibility and duty more in a partner than a strong emotional bond and romantic attraction.

You seek someone you can trust and rely on and you may overlook your emotional bond with that person. This can make you lack the need for intimacy or the expression of feelings in your relationships.

2. You may face financial difficulties

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn the planet of difficulty and hardship, so having Capricorn in the 8th house of money and finances may show that you are likely to face financial difficulties throughout your life.

Financial luck may come after hard work and catching the right opportunities to make a good financial decision. You are likely to experience financial success at an older age.

You are unlikely to face these hardships for a long period of time as you have the ability to overcome problems in the best and most efficient ways.

3. You are avoidant of risks

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn which shows preference for security over risk.

You may prefer the structure that is already there than the other you are offered to build up. You are unlikely to take big risks in life, especially ones connected to your finances and money. You are fearful of the outcome and you might be afraid of potential losses and struggles.

You may prefer stability for a long period of time over a sudden financial growth that may require taking a risk or making a sudden decision which you are not prepared for.

4. You fear failure

Capricorn is the sign that values success and achievement so having Capricorn in the 8th house of fear and insecurities may show that you can be very afraid of failure and lack of professional achievements.

Your biggest fear may be not achieving anything big in life or not pursuing the path you wanted. You may fear overlooking your ambitions due to other factors.

You view lack of success and recognition as a disappointment and loss of potential.

5. You are very strong

The 8th house represents our fears and insecurities and having Capricorn in the 8th house may show that you are likely to overcome your fears.

You are very bold and courageous and you have the ability to deal with any struggle in a very rational manner.

You are good at getting out of any bad situation or making the best of it. You are able to overcome any major struggle in life, which makes you a very strong and admirable person.


With Capricorn in the 8th House of your natal chart, intimacy is shown through providing for the other person and opening up about your personal goals and ambitions in life.

You may go after financial success but it may come to you after a lot of patient and hard work. You might be afraid of failure in your professional life.

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).

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