Planet Mercury

Mercury in the 8th House

How does having Mercury in 8th house affect your communication skills?

People with Mercury in the 8th house are persuasive and ambitious. The eighth house is also known as the house of death. This means that these natives are in contact with the other side, with the forces of the occult, which they can use to cause harm to others, involuntarily. Out of spite or anger, they may think that the other person must suffer or that something bad will happen to them.

On a positive note, these natives never lack attention or friends because everyone will gather around them, waiting to see what is going to happen next, what they’re going to do or say. Their mysterious behavior brings many people together, and this effect is amplified by their natural confidence and firm attitude. Since they are very good at discovering other people’s secrets, they are especially careful to keep their own hidden away.

Communication and relationships

Natives with Mercury in the 8th house are very thoughtful when it comes to communicating, they believe that it is one of the most important factors of a good lifestyle: they love to engage in conversations, have entertaining discussions and discover new ways to use the power of words. Moreover, they are very interested in bed matters and would be very happy to converse about it.

In many contexts, knowing what need to be said and how to say it can save them a lot of trouble. In addition, they are also very good at studying other people, understanding their goals and the reasons why they do things, their secrets and flaws.

Girl listening to what someone from a grou of people is saying
Natives with Mercury in the 8th house are very good at studying other people | Getty Images

They are very determined and precise people who have a very clear idea of what they want and are completely focused on getting it. What happens as a result is that people are even more fascinated and unconsciously drawn to them. 

What is more, they can be convincing and manipulative, they have a tendency to control their partner are taken to the extreme and emotionally manipulate them. These natives suspect that everyone around them has a secret motive to do what they do.

Career and studies

Those born with their Mercury in the eighth house are especially gifted with a natural curiosity that makes them want to discover everything that is around them, the answer behind every question, from what was the origin of the world to why people around them do what they do.

Their mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to the growth and development of the mind through the study of fundamental questions of life and death, and a search for the beyond. There is an interest in scientific, metaphysical and occult subjects.

Man doing research in his laptop
Those born with their Mercury in the eighth house are especially gifted with a natural curiosity | Getty Images

They are natural researchers, they examine everything down to the last detail, just to satisfy their curiosity. Of course, what really matters to them is to find the truth, but they will be very dissapointed if they reach a conclusion only to find out later that it wrong or that it was result of unreliable facts.

For those who want to know more about the world and mystic and supernatural issues will find their way to knowledge through research. Not only do they use all the accumulated knowledge to create new ideas and build projects for the future, but it also gives them an aura of authority, of an enlightened person, someone who just has to be listened to.

Much of their knowledge may be gained through intuitive means rather than the study of books. They have an aptitude for business and other financial dealings. Their mental disposition is ideally suited to work of an investigative nature, research, psychotherapy, psychiatry, police or detective work.