The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition 2020).
Manglik Dosh in Eighth House
The eighth house of horoscope represents the immediate family of spouse, age, death, obstacles, accidents, losses, destruction, diseases, surgeries, crime, calamities, revolutions, murders, the occult, paranormal, supernatural, psychic perception, spiritual growth, secrets, mysteries, hidden operations, investigations and many other things.
Since the eighth house is a difficult to handle house, the formation of a defect like Manglik Dosh in this house may create problems which may be higher in quantum than the ones created by Manglik Dosh formed in many other houses of horoscope. For example, when Manglik Dosh is formed in the seventh house of horoscope, only Mars may create problems related to the significances of the seventh house and the seventh house may not create any problems for malefic Mars. However, when Manglik Dosh is formed in the eighth house; this house may also create problems, apart from those created by Mars as well as other planets which may be placed in this house. For this reason, Manglik Dosh formed in the eighth may prove much more troublesome than the same formed in many other houses of horoscope.
Once the formation of Manglik Dosh is confirmed, the next thing to check is its strength. The strength of Manglik Dosh is checked through the placement of Mars in various signs, nakshatras and navamshas. Apart from that, the influences of benefic and malefic planets on Mars; the overall theme of the horoscope and the running times may also affect the strength of Manglik Dosh. Let’s look into some of these factors.
The influences of benefic and malefic planets on Mars in a horoscope; as well as those of the overall theme of the horoscope and running times should also be checked properly, before predicting the results of Manglik Dosh. These are major factors and they can change the results; significantly or completely. Let’s take an example to understand this concept in a better manner.
When malefic Mars forms Manglik Dosh in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio; there may be no benefic planet which may reduce the strength of such Manglik Dosh by virtue of its placement with Mars in the eighth house; without causing side effects or other types of problems. This is because the eighth house features hostile environment and any benefic planet placed in it; along with malefic Mars in Scorpio, comes under double attack. Mars as well as the eighth house may trouble such planet. This shows how difficult to handle the eighth house may prove in some cases.
Hence the solution in this case should come through other houses of horoscope and not through the eighth house. Suppose benefic Saturn is placed in the second house of this horoscope in Taurus.
Saturn is strong in Taurus and it casts direct aspect on Mars from the second house. Hence it may reduce the strength of Manglik Dosh to a significant extent. Accordingly the native may witness relief in problems related to health, lifespan and marriage. Suppose benefic exalted Moon is also placed with Saturn in the second house. In this case, the benefic combination in the second house may become very strong. Hence it may further reduce the strength of Manglik Dosh, thereby reducing its malefic impact on various spheres of life.
Suppose benefic Venus is placed in the first house in Aries. Venus adds strength to the first house and through the first house, it adds strength to the entire horoscope. Suppose benefic Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius, Mercury is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn, benefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius, Ketu is placed in the third house in Gemini and Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Leo.
In this case, the overall horoscope may become benefic or highly benefic; depending on the finer factors. Such horoscope may prove helpful for native’s health as well as for his lifespan. Since Venus and Jupiter are well placed; and the seventh house is clean; the native may be able to save as well as enjoy his first marriage; despite setbacks and problems from time to time.
So far, we have discussed the outcomes if Mars is joined by benefic planets. Let’s see what may happen when malefic planets influence Manglik Dosh in a horoscope. Suppose malefic Mars forms Manglik Dosh in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio and Jupiter is also placed in the same house. In general, Jupiter works as a partly malefic and partly benefic planet for Aries ascendant type horoscopes; though the percentages of benefic and malefic parts may vary; depending on the finer factors and overall horoscope. This concept has been discussed in the revised edition (2020) of ‘Pitra Dosh – The Ancestors are Calling’.
Mars is stronger than Jupiter in Scorpio and the eighth house features hostile environment. Due to the combined effect of Mars and the eighth house, Jupiter may also turn significantly malefic. At the same time; Jupiter may add more negativity to Mars. Hence the problems posed by such Manglik Dosh may increase in number as well as in quantum. The spheres of health and lifespan may be hit most severely; followed by the sphere of marriage in case of female natives.
A female native having such malefic combination may witness delay in marriage. Hence she may get married late or very late. Apart from that, such malefic combination may break one, two or three marriages of the native; by virtue of horrible and traumatising experiences. If Venus is strong as well as clean; and the seventh house is either occupied by benefic planets or it is vacant; the native may witness relief. On the other hand, if Venus is also weak or afflicted; the number as well as quantum of such problems may increase a lot.
Apart from these, Manglik Dosh formed in the eighth house of horoscope can trouble the native in a number of other ways. Billions of combinations are possible in a horoscope and a change in any factor may change the overall results. Therefore, each and every aspect in a horoscope should be checked properly; before concluding the formation of Manglik Dosh in a horoscope or before predicting the type and quantum of malefic results indicated by it.
Vedic astrology mentions various remedies to reduce malefic effects of Manglik Dosh. Since the type and quantum of problems indicated by Manglik Dosh as well as the type and strength of planets which may try to reduce the intensity of this defect may be different in different horoscopes; general remedies may not bring satisfactory results in most cases. Hence the remedial approach should be specially chosen for the native under consideration. Therefore, appropriate and comprehensive remedial measures should be implemented; only after thoroughly analysing the horoscope.