Those with Neptune in the 8th house may be interested in psychology, occult subjects and yearn to explore the hidden dimensions of life. Some astrologers believe the individual is very open to spirits, poltergeists or other eternal unseen forces. Death and spiritualism may exert a powerful fascination over the personality. Hitler also had Neptune in the 8th house conjunct Pluto. Hitler’s mother’s marriage was close to being incestuous and she called her older husband “uncle” so there was a lot of guilty feelings attached to sex. The women in his life suffered terrible fates (8th), his half-niece and romantic obsession Geli Raubel was found dead in her bed with his gun lying next to her. A mysterious darkness surrounds her death and reporters could not decide whether her death was murder or suicide. Hitler’s sex-life is also surrounded with confusion and it was rumoured he had a huge collection of pornography. Hitler met Renate Muller, 29, an established star in German movies. The actress either jumped 40 feet out of a Berlin window to her death or was pushed. Hitler’s final girlfriend had repeatedly attempted suicide and she followed Hitler into death. Some people with placement my be confused by their sexual identities and find it difficult defining sexual needs. Sex may also be disappointing and never live-up to their fantasies.
The yearning for the source may take the form of literal courting of oblivion - as is often the case in deaths caused by overdose. A sad illustration of this is pop singer Janis Joplin, who died in 1970 from an overdose of heroin. In her birth chart, Neptune, which forms a grand trine with the Sun, Mercury, Saturn and Uranus, and also squares the natal Moon, is placed on the cusp of the 8th house. Neptune’s quest for the waters of Eden was enacted in her life as well as her death in a particularly poignant way. A more horrific example is the chart of Jim Jones, the leader of the People’s Temple cult, who committed suicide with his disciples in 1978 by drinking cyanide. Here we also find Neptune in the 8th, but its only major aspect to other planets is an exact trine to Mercury in the 4th.When Neptune is placed in the 8th, the redeemer may appear as death itself. By Liz Greene, Neptune and the Quest for Redemption
Death, reincarnation, astral experiences, and anything connecting the secretive, mysterious, or hidden side of life are attractive. All types of therapy and healing methods may be sought; the longing for complete transformation through sexual merging, healing and other symbolism may also be explored with this placement of Neptune. There can be great sensitivity towards a partner and even psychic attunement.