A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Mars in Tenth House
When exalted Mars is placed in the tenth house in a horoscope, Aries rises in the ascendant. Exalted Mars is benefic in the tenth house in many cases though it may turn malefic in some cases. This may happen when Mars is afflicted by malefic planets, such as through conjunction and/or aspects. As the number of malefic planets and the strengths of such planets increase, Mars may become more malefic.
If exalted Mars is afflicted by two or more than two malefic planets in the tenth house, it may turn significantly or highly malefic. Apart from that, the overall theme of horoscope having such exalted Mars can also turn it malefic in some cases, when such theme is highly malefic. The concept of benefic planets turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in Manglik Dosh section of the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition)’.
Let’s look at some results which may be given by exalted Mars in the tenth house when it is benefic. Such benefic exalted Mars can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, personality, profession, authority, fame, reputation, finances, bravery, courage, brothers, friends, spiritual growth and several other results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at the sphere of profession, exalted Mars in the tenth house can help the native achieve success as a police officer, army officer, naval officer, air force officer, officer in private security agency, fire fighter, sportsman, gymnast, body builder, wrestler, fitness trainer, sports coach, aerobics trainer, politician, minister, administrative officer, revenue officer, foreign services officer, lawyer, judge, doctor, engineer, IT professional, software developer, researcher, analyst, scientist, explorer, discoverer, teacher, preacher, religious guru, spiritual guru, astrologer, tantric, psychic, healer, orator, motivational speaker, professional dealing in real estate industry, software industry, IT industry, education industry, finance industry, automobile industry, defence industry, sports industry, marketing industry, advertisement industry, travel industry, hotel industry, airline industry, transport industry, casino industry, liquor industry, tobacco industry, television industry, media industry, radio industry, movie industry, music industry, pharmaceutical industry, security industry, iron industry, steel industry, shipping industry or some other type of professional, depending on his overall horoscope.
This placement of exalted Mars is good at blessing the native with some type of authority. Hence the native may achieve a post of authority in government through job or politics, when his overall horoscope is supportive. Taking an example, suppose exalted Mars is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Capricorn. Benefic Sun is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius, Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, benefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces and Jupiter is placed in the second house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become a police officer or an army officer, depending on his overall horoscope, finer factors and running times. He may get selected for a high rank in police force or in the army and he may witness good amount of success, authority and recognition during his career.
If benefic Moon is placed in the first house of this horoscope in Aries, benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Libra and benefic Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn with Mars, the equation may become better. The native may achieve success in competitive exams for recruitment in police force and he may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in police force. He may come across very good amount of success, authority and recognition as a police officer and he may serve at important posts during his career. The native may achieve success in several important missions and he may receive several awards for bravery as well as for extraordinary skills as a police officer. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may serve at the top of his department like the head of police of a state, before retirement.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Mars in the tenth house of horoscope can bless the native with several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Mars in the tenth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, personality, profession, finances, reputation, status, court cases and several other bad results, depending on his overall horoscope. Looking at profession, such malefic exalted Mars can trouble the native with delays, setbacks, job loss, financial losses, failures, bad reputation, litigations, court cases and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Taking an example, suppose exalted Mars is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn along with malefic Mercury. Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius along with Saturn, and exalted Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession till late in his life. He may settle in a profession after the age of 35 or 40 and he may be able to find temporary jobs only, before this age. He may also have to remain jobless from time to time, between job changes.
If Jupiter is placed in the third house in Gemini with malefic Rahu, malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius and debilitated Moon is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may not find permanent profession till the age of 45 or he may not have it throughout his life. He may only engage in temporary jobs from time to time and he may have to remain jobless for periods of more than six months, many times in his life. The native may also suffer from financial tightness as well as debts. Depending on the finer factors and running times, the native may spend most of his life in poverty and/or financial debts.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Mars in the tenth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.