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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 Scorpio
When retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the first and sixth 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio 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.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio with benefic Jupiter. Benefic exalted Sun is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Mercury; Venus is placed in the seventh house in Taurus, benefic Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the fourth house in Aquarius, benefic Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Gemini, and Ketu is placed in the second house in Sagittarius. In this case, the native may become a doctor, he may specialize in cardiology, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. After his age of 35/40, he may start his own hospital, and he may witness very good results. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful cardiologists of his region, by his age of 55/60, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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 as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio 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 sixth 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 is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio with retrograde Saturn and malefic Mercury. Malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Aries with retrograde Jupiter; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Libra with Moon; benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, and malefic Venus is placed in the third house in Capricorn. Grahan Yoga is formed in the twelfth house whereas Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 10 or 5. He may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in drug trafficking and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may get killed between his age of 45 and 55, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may get killed before his age of 40.