The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in First House in Cancer
When retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the fifth and tenth house. In general, it is benefic here, 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 Cancer is benefic in most cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such 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 Cancer can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, 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 children and/or lifespan. Considering children, the native may not witness any complications during the birth processes of his children. He may have children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally, creatively and/or spiritually better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native. Such retrograde Mars can also render creativity to the native.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Mars can help the native achieve success as a fire fighter, fitness trainer, body builder, sportsman, athlete, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, artist, architect, designer, developer, 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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer. Benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Scorpio, Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius with Mercury; benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Pisces, and debilitated Ketu is placed in the third house in Virgo. In this case, the native may start a company which may manufacture medical equipment, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Aries, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a company worth in billions, which may be one of the largest medical equipment making companies of his country, by his age of 55/60.
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, ,
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the fifth and tenth 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 children and/or lifespan. Considering children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other problems because of them. 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.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer with malefic retrograde Saturn. Malefic Mercury is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini with Sun; malefic Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Aries with Venus; malefic Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Libra with Moon; and Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius. Grahan Yoga is formed in the fourth house.
In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life, though he may earn well at times. He may also witness bad reputation through profession. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, due to a heart attack, in an accident, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.