Excerpt from my latest Sasstrology article (please leave comments on the Sasstrology site):
"The 8th House is a deep, dark place. It’s one of the most sensitive areas in your chart, representing sexual and emotional intimacy. But it’s also where you hide your compulsions and obsessions. It’s the house of instinct, endings, and the rebirth that follows those endings. The 8th House is where you donot have complete control, so when someone’s planets fall in this area, it can be an intense experience."