In Vedic astrology, 8th house of the horoscope is known as the house associated with secrets, mysteries, deceptions, paranormal and occult and this house is one of the most difficult to understand among all houses of the horoscope. Many Vedic astrologers relate 8th house with bad effects, bad influence and bad energy only and according to these astrologers, the placement of any planet in this house is considered bad for the significances of this house as well as the significances of the planet placed in this house. This is just a misconception as the 8th house of the horoscope does not bring bad things only and it can give many good effects to the native, some of which are under the exclusive significance of this house and no other house can render those effects to the native. But at the same time, 8th house of the horoscope works in a very mysterious way and accordingly many astrologers are not able to understand its impact in a horoscope and the working of the planet or planets placed in this house and therefore many Vedic astrologers believe that the placement of Mars in the 8th house of a horoscope always brings negative effects to the native and the placement of Mars in the 8th house of a horoscope always forms a Manglik Dosh in the horoscope. According to the definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, when Mars is placed in the 8th house of a horoscope, a Manglik Dosh is formed in the 8th house of that horoscope which can cause various kinds of problems and troubles in the marriage as well as the married life of the native. This definition like the other ones does not hold true in its present form as the placement of Mars in the 8th house of a horoscope is the primary and necessary but not the only and sufficient condition for the formation of Manglik Dosh in the 8th house of a horoscope and there are many other factors present in a horoscope which need to be studied thoroughly before deciding the formation of this defect in a horoscope. Most of these factors have been discussed in the article named Manglik Dosh in First House and the readers interested to know about these factors should read this article.
When actually present in the 8th house of a horoscope, this type of Manglik Dosh is once again capable of causing many problems and troubles in the marriage as well as the married life of the native and the quantum of these problems depends upon the strength of this defect in the horoscope as well as some other factors present in the horoscope. Manglik Dosh formed in the 8th house of a horoscope is unique in itself in many regards and it can cause many such problems to the native which are generally not caused by most of the other types of Manglik Dosh. For example, unlike most of the other types of Manglik Dosh, the Manglik Dosh in the 8th house of a horoscope is capable of delaying the marriage of the native under its influence and depending upon the other factors of the horoscope, it can delay the native’s marriage for a long time and in some extreme cases, the native may not get married throughout his life. This type of Manglik Dosh can also cause some kind of deception to the native related to the character or health of his husband or wife. For example the native under the strong influence of this defect may get married to someone who is suffering from some chronic disease which may be fatal in some cases and which is most of the times not told to the native before his marriage, neither by his spouse nor by his or her parents and the native comes to know about such disease or diseases only after his marriage. It is also possible in some cases that the spouse of the native herself does not know about a potentially dangerous disease lying inside her body and this disease is diagnosed soon after the marriage which of course becomes a cause of concern for the native and he is not fully capable of enjoying his married life by virtue of the ailment of his spouse. This type of Manglik Dosh can also get the native married to someone who does not have a good character and in most of such cases, the native comes to know about such character of his spouse only after the marriage which again becomes a cause of concern for the native though the chances of this kind of marriage are much lesser than the first kind.
This type of Manglik Dosh can also get the native engaged in some extramarital affair which in most of such cases, is revealed to the spouse of the native and exchange of harsh words, arguments, disputes and tension are what follows afterwards. This defect, when strong in a horoscope can cause a divorce and many times, the root of this divorce lies in some extramarital affair of the native and in some cases an extramarital affair of the spouse of the native or due to detection of some serious disease to the spouse of the native which comes to the notice of the native only after the marriage and the native may choose to get a divorce from his spouse as he may not be willing to live with a spouse suffering from some serious disease and this is particularly seen happening when the native also comes to know that his spouse knew about this disease prior to the marriage and that she intentionally kept it secret from the native. Apart from the problems discussed above, the natives suffering from Manglik Dosh in the 8th house of their horoscopes also have the tendency to get into a marriage which includes one kind of deception or the other. For example, a native suffering from this type of Manglik Dosh can also get married to someone who has a criminal background which comes to the knowledge of the native only after the marriage or the native can get married to someone who is already married and divorced but this fact again is hidden from the native and the native comes to know about this truth only after the marriage. So the natives suffering from this type of Manglik Dosh should get their horoscope matched properly and thoroughly before getting married as there is a possibility of the native committing to a marriage which reveals some kind of deception after the marriage and the revelation of this deception after the marriage can lead to divorces in many cases.
This type of Manglik Dosh is also responsible for maximum number of Widowhoods along with the Manglik Dosh in the seventh house of the horoscope and it indicates the possibility of the death of the spouse of the native on account of some fatal disease in most of such cases, on account of some accident in some of the cases and on account of some other unfortunate events happening to the spouse of the native in some cases. This type of Manglik Dosh can also make the native spend and waste a considerable amount of his earnings and saved money towards some extramarital affairs or towards some other vices which can bring the native to a state of financial crisis when supported by some other negative factors present in his horoscope.