All good stories have a challenge that needs to be resolved, and the astrological chart gives us a very simple way of sorting out those challenges. It all comes down to the opposition. What’s the 2-8 challenge?
Money, Sex, and Power
The 2nd House tells us about possessions, money, and values. It states what is ‘mine’. It suggests the kind of attitude you may have about money. (Is money something you cling to? Is it something that slips through your fingers?) Your possessions, and certainly your values, can often be viewed as an extension of yourself.
The 8th House presents you with the possessions, money, and values of other people. From a distance, this can seem innocent enough. But when you start to build a serious relationship with someone (a 1-7 connection), you slowly learn if their values are compatible with your own.