The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in First House in Aries
When retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the first and eighth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic part is higher, in most cases. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science?’.
Retrograde Mars in the first house of horoscope in Aries is benefic in many cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such retrograde Mars is influenced by one or more malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope. The concept of a benefic planet turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Mars in the first house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Mars can render various types of benefits to the native, related to or through his health and/or lifespan. Such retrograde Mars can render bravery, courage and leadership abilities to the native, among other things. Hence, he may achieve success through a wide variety of jobs, and/or businesses. It can also bless the native with good health and a long life, like beyond 70, 80 or 90, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Mars can help the native achieve success as a fire fighter, fitness trainer, body builder, sportsman, athlete, physician, dietician, researcher, analyst, discoverer, explorer, lawyer, astrologer, tantric, psychic, spiritual guru, healer, religious guru, professional dealing in sports industry, fitness, arms, metal, energy, automobile, health, pharma, medical, transport, travel, hotel, airline, television, music, media, computer, software, IT, telecom, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Mars can bless the native with authority in government as a police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician or some other type of professional. Taking an example, ,
Such retrograde Mars can help the native achieve success through a creative field as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, ,
Taking another example, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries with benefic Rahu. Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Libra, benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Gemini with Mercury and benefic Venus; and benefic Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with retrograde Jupiter. In this case, the native may become a footballer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent related to the sport, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several match winning performances, and he may receive many awards/medals. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful footballers of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the first house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the first and eighth house, and it is placed in the first house. If such retrograde Mars is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to or through his health and/or lifespan. Considering lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him, intentionally or unintentionally. Considering some unintentional incidents, he may get caught in a crossfire between two rival criminal gangs or that between criminals and police, or someone may accidently kill him. He may get killed in a sudden outbreak of violence in a region, where such violence may break out due to religious, racial or some local issues.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mars and malefic Rahu form Grahan Yoga in the first house of a horoscope in Aries. Malefic Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Libra, malefic Mercury is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with Sun and retrograde Venus; Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces, and Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius.
In this case, the native may become a criminal, and he may engage in financial as well as violent crimes. One or more siblings may also work with him. He may execute several robberies, he may injure many people, and he may kill several people. He may not get married throughout his life. Considering another probability, he may get married once, the marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may get killed between his age of 45 and 55, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.