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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in First House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the fifth and twelfth 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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius 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 retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Sagittarius. Benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house in Aquarius, benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Virgo with debilitated Ketu; benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Pisces, Venus is placed in the fifth house in Aries, benefic Sun is placed in the sixth house in Taurus, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Cancer. In this case, the native may start a company which may manufacture luxury watches and jewellery items. He may witness good results.
If benefic Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in the seventh house in Gemini, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through his profession. 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 business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60. His company may become one of the world’s top companies dealing in watches and jewellery items.
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, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the first house of a horoscope in Sagittarius 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 twelfth 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. 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.
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 Sagittarius with malefic Venus. Malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio with Mercury and Sun; malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus, benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, and malefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Aries with debilitated Saturn. Grahan Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 10 or 5. The native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs, though he may earn well in general. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose 1 or more children to death, through miscarriages that his wife/wives may witness. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce. He may die before his age of 65 or 60, due to a heart attack, some type of cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.