When benefic in nature, exalted Mars placed in the third house of a horoscope can bless the native under its impact with good results related to his marriage, profession, finances, health, fame, lifespan and many other types of good results. Accordingly the natives under the effect of this benefic influence may witness some of these benefits depending on the overall tone of their horoscopes. The placement of benefic exalted Mars in the third house of a horoscope becomes a very important placement for that horoscope and it has the potential to govern the overall tone of such horoscope. This is due to the reason that when Mars is exalted in the third house of a horoscope, the sign Scorpio ruled by Mars falls in the first house of that horoscope.
As we know, the first house or ascendant is the most important house of a horoscope and accordingly the impact of any benefic or malefic planet on this house of a horoscope, as well as any type of weakness or strength to the lord of ascendant in a horoscope carries great significance. As Mars being the lord of ascendant is exalted in the third house of this horoscope, the overall horoscope gains strength. Moving on, since such exalted Mars is benefic in nature, it may play an important role in changing the overall tone of this horoscope into a positive one. Investigating this matter even deeper, the third house of a horoscope signifies courage, bravery, initiatives, independent practices and many other such things. Many of these things are also signified by Mars in general, as Mars is the planet of courage, bravery and strength.
Hence this placement of benefic exalted Mars in the third house of a horoscope can become the most important placement in a given horoscope as the general significances of the third house match with the general significances of Mars. Therefore, this placement of benefic exalted Mars can bless the native with success, primarily in the fields of profession where courage, bravery, physical strength and other such qualities are valued. Accordingly the natives under the effect of such benefic exalted Mars are likely to be interested in, and they are likely to succeed in professional fields like police force, army, administrative services; as well as in physical sports like body building, athletics, boxing, wrestling, football, cricket, tennis and many other types of sports or professions where intense physical energy and strength is valued. Hence the natives under the effect of this benefic influence may engage in some of these professions and they may achieve success through them, if the overall tone of their horoscopes is supportive.
It should be noted that though benefic Mars being the lord of ascendant is exalted and placed in the third house in this case, it may still not be able to control the overall tone of the horoscope in some cases and the overall tone of a particular horoscope of this type may still be negative. For example, if malefic Saturn, malefic Ketu or malefic Mercury is placed in the third house of this horoscope along with benefic exalted Mars, any one of these three malefic planets can seriously afflict such very strong Mars and hence it may become comparatively weaker. Similarly, if there are some other malefic influences in the important houses of this horoscope, such benefic Mars may become even weaker and it may not be able to control this horoscope at all.
For example, if exalted Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope along with malefic Ketu and a malefic combination of Mercury and debilitated Moon is present in the first house of this horoscope in the sign of Scorpio, the equation may become very sensitive. Mars being the lord of ascendant is seriously afflicted by Ketu and at the same time, Moon being the lord of ninth house is debilitated and involved in a malefic combination with Mercury, in the house of ascendant itself. At the same time, malefic Rahu placed in the ninth house of this horoscope in the sign of Cancer may also afflict the ninth house and it may even form Pitru Dosha in the horoscope. Hence in this case, the lord of ascendant is afflicted, the house of ascendant is afflicted, the lord of ninth house is debilitated, afflicted and involved in a malefic combination; and there may be a Pitru Dosha in the horoscope due to the ninth house of this horoscope also being afflicted.
Since all the houses as well as many planets mentioned in this example are important and afflicted, the overall tone of this horoscope may not only be negative, but it may be very negative, unless there are some strong positive planets which can change this tone to a positive tone. Otherwise, this horoscope is all set to trouble the native with problems related to his profession, marriage and his health. The native under the effect of all these malefic planets may have to face serious types of diseases and he may also die young by virtue of one such disease, if there are no strong positive planets present in this horoscope. You see, how the overall tone of a horoscope is much more important than a single planet even though such planet may be the lord of ascendant and it may also be placed in its sign of exaltation, in one of the houses it feels the most comfortable with.
For the readers who think that this horoscope is all doomed, it is still not doomed and a lot can be changed even at this time, with the intervention of some strong benefic planets. For example, if benefic Sun is placed in the second house of this horoscope in the sign of Sagittarius, benefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house of this horoscope in the sign of Pisces and benefic Saturn is placed in the fourth house of this horoscope in the sign of Aquarius, the equation may still be changed. The combined effect of all these benefic planets can put up a strong resistance and all these planets combined with benefic exalted Mars can very well change this horoscope into a positive horoscope. Accordingly the native under the combined effect of all these planets may become a successful astrologer, doctor, lawyer or even a Judge.
At the same time, if benefic Venus is placed in the second house of this horoscope in the sign of Sagittarius, the equation may become even better and this horoscope may now become a strongly positive horoscope. The combined effect of all these benefic planets may now be able to change malefic Rahu into benefic Rahu, the malefic combination of Mercury and debilitated Moon into a benefic combination and the malefic combination of exalted Mars and Ketu into a benefic combination. Hence the horoscope may become a strongly positive horoscope and this is what may happen now.
Instead of suffering from various types of diseases, the native may not only himself be healthy but he may teach other people also, on how to achieve optimum health of the body and the mind. This is because, the combined effect of such benefic Jupiter, Sun and Saturn can bless the native with a very deep understanding of all these topics and hence the overall results may change. The native in this case may still be dealing with diseases, but not as a sufferer or as a patient, and as a doctor or as a teacher. Likewise, the native under the combined effect of all the malefic planets may still have to deal with many types of disputes and problems in his day to day life, but not as a sufferer; and as a lawyer, judge or astrologer who deals with many people on daily basis, who are suffering from various types of problems and disputes. Here again, the native is still a party in these disputes, but he is not the affected party and he is the solution providing party.
Hence when I mention that some strong benefic planets can change the overall tone of a horoscope into a positive horoscope and they can even make the native benefit from the negative planets also, this is what I mean. The combined effect of all the malefic planets mentioned in this example may bring many types of problems, disputes and diseases in front of the native from time to time. However the combined effect of all the benefic planets being much stronger than the combined effect of malefic planets in this example can ensure that the native benefits through such problems, disputes and diseases.
Hence the native may become a healer, a disputer settler, a doctor or any other type of person who daily comes across many problems or diseases which belong to various people. However due the combined effect of all these benefic planets, the native may not only benefit through such disputes, problems and diseases, but he may also relieve many other people suffering from such problems, who may come to him from time to time, to seek his help. Such is the beauty and versatility of this science of astrology that it can make a native profit even from the worst planets in his horoscope.
Coming to the main topic, some natives under the effect of benefic exalted Mars in the third house of their horoscopes may become successful as sportsmen, police officers, army officers, gym trainers, professional wrestlers and many other such types of professionals. The type of profession chosen by different natives benefitting from such benefic exalted Mars as well as the quantum of success achieved by different natives depend on the overall tone of their horoscopes. Apart from this, benefic exalted Mars can also bless the native with a sound financial position, good health and with many other good things.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Mars placed in the third house of a horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to his marriage, profession, finances, health, lifespan and many other types of problems. Accordingly the natives under the effect of this malefic influence may have to face some of these problems depending on the overall tone of their horoscopes. Such malefic exalted Mars can especially prove very bad for the professional sphere of the native and it can cause many types of problems related to the profession of the native under its impact. Malefic exalted Mars in the third house of a horoscope can also trouble the native with health problems and in some cases, it can afflict some permanent type of diseases upon the natives under its influence, some of which may even prove fatal, depending on the overall tone of the horoscopes of these natives.