The Planet Mars is the son of mother Earth or Bhumi so it is also called as Bhauma. When we look at Mars or Mangal it is red in colour and has four hands and each hand has something in it. They are trident (Trishul), spear, mace and lotus. Mars is a fiery planet and is lord of Aries and Scorpio. Mars Mooltrikona Rashi is Aries sign and Mars gets Debilitated in Cancer sign at 28* and Exaltation in Capricorn at 28*. The lucky direction of Planet Mars is South and the Lucky stones are Red coral, Garnet. Lucky number of Mars is 9.
Mars is Karaka for properties specially land and self made properties. Mars represents or is Karaka for violence, courage, hatred, sins, anger and strength. In relationships Mars represents younger siblings specially the younger brother. In diseases Mars represents diseases related to blood, it also represents wounds, cuts, rapture of veins and arteries and even menstrual disorders.
What is Mangal Dosha?
Mangal Dosha is also called by another name, Kuja Dosha. This Dosha occurs in a natal horoscope with the placement of Mars in certain or specific houses. Mangal Dosha is also called as the Angaraka Dosha. Mars Dosha/Mangal Dosha is when Mars is placed in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 8th and 12th house from the native’s horoscope or from the Moon Rashi
Let us understand what these houses indicate: First House indicates self, personality, health, happiness, prosperity, nature, vitality and general well-being.
Second House is for the family happiness, wealth, vision, friends, material welfare, security, worldly attainments.
Fourth House is mother, peace of mind, happiness, property (hereditary, landed and constructed), conveyances, moral virtues, education, comforts and savings.
Seventh House for spouse or life partner, general happiness, general prosperity, family relationship, business associates, relationship with masses, honor in foreign land and foreign affairs
Eighth House represents Longevity, Family life with spouse, sorrow, depts., hidden wealth and trouble to partner.
Twelfth House is for losses, expenditure, secret enemies, comforts of bed, hospitals, travels and Health of the native.
Mangal Dosha is seen from the native Ascendant/ Birth chart as well as from the Moon Rashi. In north India the Dosha is also called Mangleek while in South India when Mars is in the 2nd house it is called Mars Dosha or Sevvai Dosham.
There are Two Types of Mangal or Kuja Dosha If Mars is placed in the above said houses both from Birth Chart as well as the Moon chart then the Dosha is considered as “High Manglik Dosha” and if it is occupying these houses in one of the chart that is Birth Chart or Moon Chart then it is considered as “Low Manglik Dosha. This means if Mars is placed in the First House from the Birth Chart and Ninth House from the Moon chart then it is a “Low Manglik Dosha” but if Mars is placed in the First House from the Birth Chart and Fourth House from the Moon Chart then it is a “High Manglik Dosha.”
If Mars is placed in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and the 12th house then Mars has great importance or significance at the time when marriage gets culminated and its importance needs to be seen from the boy and girls/ partner horoscope. It needs to be matched carefully as the belief says that if Mangal Dosha is present in once chart then there could be unhappiness in Marriage.
Mangal Dosha brings hurdles in marriage and there are different problems which are seen with individual’s horoscope when there is Mangal Dosha.
It is considered that the native having Mangal Dosha marries to a native also having Mangal Dosha then the negative effect gets cancelled.
EFFECT OF MARS IN HOUSES OF DOSHA
Mars, the planet is the Commander-in-chief of the nine planets in The Indian Vedic Astrology. It is red in Colour which donates courage, strength and energy. It is fiery in nature.
The aspect of Mars in a chart is 4th, 7th and the 8th from the place where it is placed/ positioned in the horoscope. The constellations it covers are Mrigasira, Chitra and Dhanishta.
MARS IN ASCENDANT/LAGNA
The placement of Mars in the Ascendant/Lagna, Planet Mars will aspect the Fourth house, Seventh and the Eighth houses. Ascendant is related to self so when Mars is negative, it will affect the health, happiness, personality and general well-being of an individual. Fourth house is related to family, happiness, peace of mind and property so Mars aspecting it will reduce the positivity of the fourth House and its qualities. Seventh House is related to partnership and spouse so Mars aspect if negative will reduce the happiness in Marriage and Partnership. Mars will also aspect the Eighth House and this house is for domestic and Marital Happiness so in Mars Dosha that part of life will get affected and marital happiness and domestic happiness will be reduced. Eight House also donates Longevity which will be affected if Mars is negative.
MARS IN THE SECOND HOUSE
When Mars is placed in the Second House and the native has Mars Dosha/ Mangal Dosha then it affects the family of the native leading to cheating and violence between the family people especially between husband and wife, Second House represents speech so the native speech could be harsh and aggressive and this house is also related to wealth and family happiness so there could be loss of wealth and disharmony with family members. Mars aspects the Fifth house which represents children so Mangal Dosha cause trouble to the children and the relationship could also become strain. Mars seventh aspect on the Eighth House, the eighth house represents longevity and marital happiness so Mars Dosha will create problems in that field too. Lastly Mars aspect the Ninth House or the house of destiny represents Father, foreign travel, foreign settlement and wealth so the Mangal Dosha can have create problems and hurdles in achieving its goal.
MARS IN FOURTH HOUSE
When Mars is placed in the Fourth House so it will aspects the Seventh House, Tenth and the Eleventh. Mangal Dosha in the fourth will affect the health of the mother, peace of mind, family life, domestic environment along with landed and constructed property so negative influence of Mars can create trouble in the above spears of life. Mars fourth aspect will be on the Seventh House which is for spouse, partnership so Kuja Dosha will affect the marital compatibility and can cause quarrels between the spouses. The tenth House is related to profession, fame, determination, firmness, honour, position, political power, status and success and Eleventh is related to fulfillment of desires, gain of money and knowledge, friends, society, recovery from illness and ambition so Mangal Dosha can cause negative effect on the above desired things.
According to classical text if a malefic planet is placed in the fourth House then it will give negative effect so Mars being a malefic planet and its placement will give negative effect to the native
MARS IN THE SEVENTH HOUSE
Mars in the seventh house will affect the Seventh House traits and it aspects the Tenth House, Ascendant and the Second House. The seventh house represents your spouse; partnership, foreign travel, masses, general prosperity, family relationships, litigation so Mars placed in the seventh house can cause problems in marriage like quarrels leading to misunderstanding, bad for relationship with spouse and can even cause distress in marriage, can cause litigations, hindrance to prosperity. Its aspect on the Tenth House can cause trouble to father, hurdles in profession and can also cause disputes with business associates,. Native in job can have issues with their bosses/ heads. Mars seventh aspect will be on the Ascendant so the native can have health issues, obstructions in fulfilling the desires and can give a fiery temperament, personality and general well-being of an individual.
MARS IN THE EIGHTH HOUSE
The Eighth House is called Mangalya Sthana and the placement of Mars can be Maraka for the spouse but to see this spouse chart need to be considered. Relationship with in-laws can also get affected and marital happiness of the native can also get affected Mars will aspect the Eleventh House, Second House and the Third House. With Mars aspecting the Eleventh House an individual can have hindrance in fulfillment of gains of knowledge and wealth, quarrels with friends and elder sibling specially the elder brother, recovery in illness can be slow and fulfillment of ambition can be delay in life. Mars affecting the Second house will bring strain in the relationship with family members and cause negative effect on the finances of an individual, the speech of the native can be harsh and can be sometimes cruel too. When Mars affect the Third house of the native it can cause evil effect on the native’s courage and can cause distress to the younger sibling specially the younger brother.
MARS IN THE TWELFTH HOUSE
Mars’s placement in the twelfth house will affect the traits of pleasure in bed expenses and can cause hospitalization during its Dasha or transits to self as well as to the spouse. The twelfth House also represents Financial Losses, expenses on UN-seen things In the twelfth house Mars aspects the Third, Sixth and the Seventh Houses. The third aspect will hinder the traits of courage, strength and the younger sibling specially the younger brother. While the mars aspect on sixth can cause diseases like acidity, blood related disease, cuts, wounds etc Mars can also cause disputes and can increase once enmity and a native can even have court cases while the aspect on the Seventh House can cause distress in Marriage or can cause frequent quarrels with the spouse.
Thus we see that Mars placement in the Ascendant, 2nd house, 4th house, 7th house, 8th house and the 12th house can cause trouble in the house it is placed but will also cause trouble in the houses in which Mars is aspecting.
POSITIVE EFFECT OF MARS
Mars as a planet may be Malefic but is does not every time gives a negative effect, we do see some positive qualities of the planet. They are:
- Mars being an aggressive so it will not only increase the courage of an individual but the native will be able to face challenges.
- Mars being a fiery planet so the native will be able to face difficulties and hid defense mechanism will become stronger.
- Mars is heat and emery in all actions which will include leadership qualities, organizing talent and executive ability etc.
Thus we see Mars help us in our problems as well as it helps us to overcome fears and day to day problems.
COMBINATIONS THAT REDUCE/ NEUTRALISES THE EFFECT OF MARS
These are few combinations given below:
- If Jupiter aspects or conjoins Jupiter
- If Saturn is situated in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th houses from the Ascendant.
- If Moon and Venus are in the 2nd
- If Mars and Rahu are together.
- If Mars owns its sign.
- If Mars is Exalted/ Debilitated in the 4th and 7th house
- If Mars is in Leo and Aquarius.
These are few Guidelines for Mars or Mangal Dosha but we need to study the overall chart to know the effect of the Dosha in ant individual’s chart.