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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition 2020).
Manglik Dosh in Fourth House
The Fourth house of horoscope represents mother, home, family, community, nation, traditions, beliefs, security, education, properties, vehicles, emotional and mental health, emotional wellbeing, peace of mind and many other things.
Since the fourth house represents emotional and mental health as well as mother and family; it becomes an important house for relationships like marriage. Accordingly, the formation of Manglik Dosh in the fourth house may create a number of problems related to marriage, family, properties, vehicles, emotional and mental wellbeing; and many other problems, depending on the overall horoscope under consideration.
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.
Suppose malefic Mars forms Manglik Dosh in the fourth house of a horoscope in Virgo and benefic exalted Mercury is also placed in the same house. Mercury is stronger than Mars in Virgo. Hence the strength of such Manglik Dosh may significantly reduce. As a result, the native may witness relief in all spheres hit by this defect, including the sphere of marriage. Suppose benefic Sun is also placed in the fourth house in Virgo along with Mercury and Mars. The equation may become even better in this case.
The combined benefic influence of Sun and Mercury may reduce the strength of Manglik Dosh to a great extent. Hence the problems caused by such Manglik Dosh may reduce a lot. Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in this case and the combination of Sun and Mercury forms Budhaditya Yoga. Due to these benefic planets; the overall combination in the fourth house may become benefic; with some tendencies to cause malefic effects.
The native may face significant or mild problems related to marriage in this case; and he may not face serious or very serious problems. Such benefic combination may produce good or very good results related to education, profession, health and overall wellbeing of the native; depending on his overall horoscope.
Since the malefic effect of Manglik Dosh on marriage is reduced a lot; the event of marriage as well as the health of marriage now depends on Venus and Jupiter, in case the native is male; and on Jupiter in case the native is female. Jupiter rules the seventh house in this horoscope. Hence it becomes the general as well as the specific signifier of marriage; in case the native is female.
Considering the native is male; he may do well in marriage if Venus, Jupiter and the seventh house are healthy. Taking an example, suppose Venus is placed in the fifth house in Libra, Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Pisces and Moon is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the tenth house and it transfers more energy to the planets in the fourth house; through direct aspect.
Hence the overall combination in the fourth house may become even better. The native may not witness delay in marriage in this case and he may enjoy good or very good marriage; depending on the finer factors as well as on the rest of his horoscope. The first marriage of this native may sustain till the end and the couple may not face serious or even significant issues related to compatibility. The native is likely to be blessed with caring, liberal and understanding wife; who may add more value to marriage as well as to his life.
Even in case of female native; this setup may bless her with good or very good marriage; depending on the finer factors as well as on the rest of the horoscope. The female native in this case is likely to be blessed with loving, understanding, rich and professionally well-established husband. On the other hand, if Jupiter, Venus and the seventh house are weak or afflicted; the native may face problems in marriage.
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 fourth house of a horoscope in Virgo and malefic debilitated Venus is also placed in the same house. Venus is partly malefic in this horoscope. However, the combined effect of weakness due to debilitation and affliction from Mars may turn it into a significantly malefic planet in the horoscope.
In this case, Manglik Dosh may gain even more strength and such malefic combination may hit a number of spheres of this native’s life. Among them; the sphere of marriage may be hit most severely; in case the native is male. Hence this malefic combination may break two or three marriages of the native on its own.
If malefic exalted Rahu is also placed in the fourth house along with Mars and Venus; the problems may intensify. This combination may turn highly malefic and all three planets may afflict one another. Hence such malefic combination may create problems related to all spheres represented by these planets. Rahu is the strongest among these three planes; Mars comes second and Venus is the weakest. Hence the spheres related to the general as well as specific significances of Venus may suffer the most. It means such malefic combination may create serious or very serious problems related to marriage, wife and children among other problems.
The native under the influence of such malefic combination may physically as well as mentally abuse his wife or wives. Such native may often indulge in verbal violence against his wife and he may also engage in physical violence at times. Such native may also seek the company of sex workers and he may lose a lot of money in pursuit of sexual pleasures.
Such malefic combination may also create a number of other problems related to marriage and other spheres. The native may witness the death of one or more than one of his wives. The couple may face problems related to childbirth. Hence the native may not have his first child till late or very late; depending on relevant factors. The native may have a child who may be physically or mentally challenged.
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.