The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition 2020).
Manglik Dosh in Seventh House
The seventh house of horoscope represents the event of marriage, happiness in marriage, longevity of marriage, husband, wife, partnerships, alliances, genitals, sexual acts and many other things.
Venus is the general signifier of wife in case of male natives and Jupiter is the general signifier of husband in case of female natives. However, both husband and wife are specifically represented by the seventh house. Hence the lord of the seventh house represents both husband as well as wife.
When malefic Mars forms Manglik Dosh in the seventh house of a horoscope; the native may face wide variety of problems related to his marriage; depending on his overall horoscope. The seventh house directly deals with marriage. Hence Manglik Dosh formed in the seventh house is the most troublesome one among all types of Manglik Dosh, when it comes to problems related to marriage. Manglik Dosh formed in any other house of horoscope may not match the quantum of damage caused by Manglik Dosh in the seventh house; to the sphere of marriage.
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 seventh house of a horoscope in Sagittarius and benefic Jupiter is also placed in the seventh house. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the seventh house and the primary effects of this yoga may appear in the sphere of marriage; since the seventh house deals with marriage. In this case, there is direct clash between Manglik Dosh which may try to trouble the marriage of the native in a number of ways; and Hamsa Yoga which may try to bless the marriage of the native in a number of ways.
Both these planets may stand in direct opposition to each other. As a result, Hamsa Yoga may be weakened by Manglik Dosh and Manglik Dosh may be weakened by Hamsa Yoga. Accordingly, the quantum of problems indicated by Manglik Dosh may significantly reduce.
Suppose benefic Moon is also placed in the seventh house in Poorvashada nakshatra. Benefic Moon forms Gaj Kesari Yoga with Jupiter in the seventh house; and the primary benefits of this yoga may appear in the sphere of marriage. Benefic Jupiter and Moon may overpower malefic Mars. Hence the strength of Manglik Dosh may reduce a lot. The overall combination may become more benefic than malefic. As a result, the native may witness a number of good results due to this combination; in many spheres of his life. However, the sphere of marriage may still suffer though not seriously or very seriously in this case.
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 seventh house of a horoscope in Sagittarius and malefic Ketu is also placed in the same house. The placement of malefic Ketu may significantly increase negativity in the seventh house. Hence the native may suffer more in the sphere of marriage.
Such malefic combination may delay the marriage of the native and it may also break multiple marriages of the native; depending on his overall horoscope. Whether the native gets married in time or he gets married late; such malefic combination may ensure that the native doesn’t draw pleasure from any one of his marriages. Hence if the native settles in this third or fourth marriage; such marriage may feature a number of problems.
The marriage may sustain, primarily because of compromises and not because of love or affection. It means that the native may get so tired of broken marriages that he may settle for whatever he gets and he may make any compromise it takes to save his marriage. Hence such marriage may exist on papers; but there may be no marriage in reality. Such malefic combination may absolutely deny the finest features of marriage like love, care, affection and understanding; unless there are strong benefic planets which create such features.
Suppose Venus is also placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius. Both Mars and Ketu are strong in Sagittarius and Venus is no match for them. As a result, both these planets may seriously afflict Venus; apart from afflicting each other. Hence Venus may turn significantly malefic in this case. Though all these planets may attack the significances of the other planets; those of Venus may be hit most severely.
As a result; the most prominent effects may be felt in the sphere of marriage and children. If this is the horoscope of male native; marriage may prove to be a disastrous sphere in his life. The native may face three, four or more failed and/or horrible marriages. The native may lose some of this wives to divorces whereas some others may be claimed by death. With this type of malefic combination; the first wife of the native is highly likely to die; unless there are strong benefic planets counteracting this factor
Such malefic combination may also trouble the native with problems related to children and these problems may be much more severe in case the native is female. Such native may witness more than one abortion or miscarriage and she may have to wait a lot; before she may give birth to a child. She may also face a number of medical complications while trying to conceive or after she has conceived. In an extreme case of this type, such female native may not be able to deliver even one alive child during her lifetime; though she may have some abortions and miscarriages.
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.