The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition 2020).
Manglik Dosh in Second House
The second house of horoscope represents family, face, speech, money, wealth, memories, family traditions, family history, foods, eating and drinking habits; and many other things.
A good marriage lies in the root of a good family. On the other hand, the roots of a troubled family may be traced back to a bad marriage. Hence marriage and family are connected to each other on deeper levels. When malefic Mars forms Manglik Dosh in the second house of a horoscope, it may shake the roots of family as well as those of marriage. Such Manglik Dosh can create a number of problems related to money, wealth, expenditures, finances, debts, various types of addictions, arguments and disputes among other things.
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.
Moving on, 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 second house of a horoscope in Libra. Suppose malefic exalted Saturn is also placed with it in Libra. The placement of Saturn may add more negativity to the second house as well as to the overall horoscope. As a result, the native may suffer even more due to the combined effect of these two planets.
Since both Mars and Saturn are malefic, they may afflict each other. Hence the native may suffer from problems related to love life, marriage, children, wife, disputes, disagreements, court cases, financial debts and many other types of problems. Such native may engage in a love affair which may continue for many years but it may not convert into marriage on account of a number of reasons; depending on native’s and his lover’s overall horoscope.
This malefic combination can also delay the marriage of the native. Hence the native may get married after his age of 30, 35 or 40; depending on the overall horoscope. In an extreme case of this type when the overall horoscope is also troublesome; the native may not get married throughout his life. Such native may engage in a love affair which may continue for more than 10 years but which may not convert into marriage. The native may not get married after that; primarily because he may not want to.
Such malefic combination may also delay the marriage of the native on account of a number of family problems. For example, the native may have to assume responsibility of his parents as well as that of his siblings from young age; due to family circumstances. Hence his primary target may be to get his siblings settled and married. In doing so, native’s own marriage may get delayed.
Such malefic combination of Mars and Saturn indicates that one or more than one family member of the native; like his father may develop serious health issues before native’s age of 15 years. Such health issues may make his father unfit for engaging in profession and they may also make him unable to take care of his daily routines. Hence the native may have to assume responsibility on the professional as well as on the family front; from young age. The native may have to spend significant amounts of money towards the treatment of his father; from time to time. Apart from that, such malefic combination may create a number of other problems.
Let’s look at the entire equation from the opposite angle and see what may happen when malefic Mars is joined by benefic planets. Suppose malefic Mars forms Manglik Dosh in the second house of a horoscope in Libra and benefic Venus is also placed in the same house. Venus is strong in Libra and it is benefic in the horoscope. Hence it may significantly reduce the strength of such Manglik Dosh. As a result, the native may witness relief related to most spheres of life; affected by such Manglik Dosh.
Suppose benefic Mercury is also placed in the second house. The equation may become even better in this case and the strength of Manglik Dosh may be reduced a lot. As a result, the native may suffer from mild or significant problems due to such Manglik Dosh but he may not suffer from serious problems. Suppose benefic exalted Moon is placed in the ninth house in Taurus, benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Virgo, malefic Sun is placed in the third house in Scorpio, Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Gemini, benefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Capricorn and Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Cancer.
In this case, the overall horoscope becomes benefic. The impact of strong benefic horoscope may reduce the negativity of Saturn as well as Mars. Hence both these planets may produce benefic results in this horoscope along with malefic results. The concept of malefic planets turning into benefic planets and benefic planets turning into malefic planets has been explained in the chapter ‘Vipreet Rajyoga’ in the revised edition (2020) of the book ‘Important Yogas in Vedic Astrology’ as well as in the revised edition (2020) of the book ‘Pitra Dosh – Ancestors are Calling’.
Hence the native may not face serious problems related to his marriage; despite the formation of Manglik Dosh. Such native may get married in time and his first marriage may sustain; despite some problems and setbacks from time to time. The native may witness good or very good results related to health, profession, finances, reputation and a number of other spheres of his life; depending on the finer factors in his horoscope.
You see, the definition of Manglik Dosh looks very simple. However, the actual process of calculating the malefic results indicated by Manglik Dosh in a horoscope is complex. 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.