8th House Leo: 5 Ways It Can Affect You

8th House Leo

When Leo is in your 8th House, you might be good at investing and handling money. You may fear rejection or lack of love or approval from others. You may seek constant recognition throughout your life. You might be selfish in your intimate and close relationships.

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.
  • Leo is a fixed fire sign. It brings light, confidence, charisma and artistic talent.
  • When Leo is in the 8th House, it means that you can be great at making financial decisions due to your confidence and naturally good ways with money. You may fear lack of recognition or praise for the things you do throughout your life. You can be quite selfish in your personal relationships.

What Does it Mean with Leo is in the 8th House?

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.

Leo Traits

As a fire sign, Leo helps us to be more passionate and inspiring. When Leo influences aspects of our life, it helps us be more creative with them, it helps us be proud of them and gain attention through them.

We use our passion and motivation to help us solve any potential problem we encounter. 

As a fixed sign, Leo is a sign that can be prone to stubbornness. If something works, they are unlikely to change it in any way. They don’t like seeking advice from other people and may be quite self-righteous.  

They prefer handling things in their own terms and with their own plans.

This can show that Leo is likely to be very confident in the decisions they make throughout life. They are very self-assured and enjoy receiving praise and recognition for the things they do. On the negative side, they might be too selfish at times and refuse to see things from other people’s perspective.

8th House Leo: Key Takeaways

1. You are good at handling money

Leo is ruled by the Sun which shows that you have natural courage and confidence in the things you do. The 8th house represents shared assets and finance. Therefore Leo in the 8th house can show that you are good at investing and making any financial decisions.

You are likely to have a lot of luck in the action you take regarding your money. You may see financial abundance throughout life.

Financial security may provide you with a lot of confidence and a higher self-worth. Gaining the financial freedom you desire might make you very proud of yourself.

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2. You are afraid of not getting recognition

Leo’s biggest fear is not gaining the love of the people. Leo in the 8th house shows that throughout your life one of the most important things to you might be to gain the recognition and approval of others.

You want your efforts to be appreciated and you want to be admired for the things you do. Therefore, not getting the appreciation and love from people may bring out a very insecure and fearful side of you. You may close yourself off and you might be afraid of showing off any talents, skills or successes in the future.

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3. You are scared of rejection or lack of approval

Although Leo has a very loving nature, you may be afraid of allowing people close to yourself due to your fear of rejection or lack of appreciation.

You might be very picky of the people you allow close to yourself – unless they prove their love and loyalty to you, you are unlikely to get close to them.

You are very afraid of betrayals or anything that will hurt your pride and ego. If you experience any form of rejection or betrayal, you might not let new people in for a long period of time.

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4. You are loving and generous towards the people you are close to

The 8th House represents our close and intimate relationships so having Leo in the 8th house means that once you allow someone to enter your  inner circle, you are loyal and devoted to them. You truly value them.

You are very generous towards the people you are close to and you love sharing your successes with them. You are a very affectionate and loving person and you know how to make other people feel truly worthy and important.

5. You easily overcome hardships

You have a lot of inner strength and courage which helps you deal with any situation you encounter no matter how difficult it might be. Leo is ruled by the Sun, so you manage to always see the light in the end of the tunnel.

Any psychological problems or blocks can be easily worked on and you are likely to always find a way to work things through. You have a lot of confidence in yourself and you trust yourself in all situations.


With Leo in the 8th House of your natal chart, you are good at making financial decisions. You might be quite dominant in your personal relationships and you may prefer to have control over the people you are involved with. Your deepest fear may be not getting the recognition you deserve.

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).