Those that were born with their planet of love, Venus, in the 8th house are intense and all-encompassing. They contain the essence of Scorpio in the way that they love, and what they find attractive. When they love, it is a penetrating type of love. They crave the key to their lovers mind, heart, and soul, and will accept nothing less. Preferring a more mysterious partner, these natives tend to go after the dark types, possibly even those with an aura of danger or those that ooze sex appeal. In fact, these natives ooze sex appeal themselves. Others see them as the temptress, almost irresistible, and highly seductive. Those with their Venus in the 8th house have an air about them that promises a deep connection and mind blowing pleasures. With those that they love, they expect full commitment and loyalty. This goes with lovers, close friends, and even business partners. They don’t trust easily or give their heart up easily. They aren’t easily swayed and can be stubborn in their affairs. These natives are skilled at connecting with others and gain their trust by be so accepting of the dark side. They are interested in secrets, and though they won’t share their own willingly, they adore getting them out of others. Conversing with these individuals is rarely ever light. They don’t much enjoy small talk and prefer to get down to the depths of the soul. Venus in the 8th house can be slightly manipulative, especially with those they feel they are losing their power with. Power is important to them, emotional control is important to them, whether it’s conscious or unconscious. When they feel their partner slipping from their fingers they can feel a strong, contained rage. They can be highly vindictive when losing a lover. When having a lover, they get jealous easily. All this comes from their deep emotions, and whether they want to feel it or not, they do. They crave giving their own mind, body, and soul to a lover but rarely find one that they can trust that much to give all three. Letting go of past hurts, and letting go of things that need not be magnified, and trusting despite what consequences might come, are all lessons of the 8th house.