Those with Uranus in the 8th house seek out freedom regarding close relationships and like to express themselves uninhibitedly on the core emotional level. In astrology the 8th house rules other peoples money, joint resources and finances. It could mean that cash comes in unpredictably, sporadically, and there may be sudden legacies, losses, or a partner's financial situation altering. Tax and property problems may happen and this is a placement commonly known for sudden reversals of fortune.
The individual needs to look at alternatives to how they handle resources and choose something that strays away from the standard path. With Uranus in this house the person's sense of security is often shaken to the core and sometimes 8th house planets bring the early experience of death to a person's life. Endings could occur through the divorce of parents upsetting the child's inner security. Uranus tends to spin on its own axis and overturn existing stability in favor of doing things differently than what is conventional.
The person needs to learn some level of detachment as this can be the house of losses and they may have to learn to cope with unpredictable turns of events. Relationships and other attachments are open to sudden changes and nothing stays the same in this area. There are sudden insights into psychological complexes that come out of blue, erupting from the unconscious stunning the individual into new realizations about their intimate relationships, other peoples money and investments. It could lead to new business partnerships, investments and a whole new outlook on what kind of close relationship they want.
This placement of Uranus is common with breakups and relationship shake-ups and disruptions. The person may have to approach things in a completely new way. The problems often pop-up unexpectedly and the individual often tries to hold on tightly, and so the partner may feel the need to break away and ask for more space contributing to the individual's topsy-turvy feeling of things getting stable and then changing again. Passionate relationships may have an element of loss of control, and they also open them up to new possibilities.
A partnership makes the person more curious and explorative around sex and experimentation. They could have a free and liberated attitude towards sex, and in some cases a rebellious attitude when it comes to what society considers taboo. They may also be a bit hot and cold in relationships; they come on strongly and suddenly switch off again, but this has a lot to do with being free.
Deep down in the 8th house the person may discover things that feel disturbing, abnormal, or strange at first. Yet, a stark look at the darker unconscious can ultimately free them from feeling chained to others expectations. Uranus can project itself onto a partner and they might be emotionally unstable and blow up constantly, act reckless or could be totally different from others. Uranus here awakens a lot of emotions like jealousy, revenge, and possessiveness.
Uranus in 8th house people have an unusually high interest in the occult, healing, or probing into deeper dimensions more than most people do. It is as if they want to lift the lid off everything hidden, mysterious and kept secret. It is not uncommon for these people to experience sudden psychic events. The freedom aspect attitude in the direction of death can happen and they like to choose it on their own terms, by exercising free will. It can be harder for some of them to accept fate, control and finality, but this placement can also open up the person's awareness to mortality or an afterlife. The lesson with Uranus placements is to be detached, not too detached and learn how to ride the ups and downs in intimate relationships and shared resources.