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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 Taurus
When retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus, Taurus rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the seventh and twelfth house. In general, it is malefic here, in many 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 Taurus is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such retrograde Mars is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 marriage and/or lifespan. Considering marriage, the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. The native may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. The native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
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 for a female native, ,
Taking another example, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus. Debilitated Venus is placed in the fifth house in Virgo, benefic debilitated Sun and benefic Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the sixth house in Libra; benefic Rahu is placed in the third house in Cancer, Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn, benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the second house in Gemini, and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Leo. In this case, the native may become a tennis player, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn with Ketu, 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 win majority of his matches, as well as several championship titles. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may rank among top tennis players 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 Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the seventh 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 marriage and/or lifespan. Considering marriage, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. In an extreme case, she may kill the native due to some reason, or the native may kill her, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. 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 malefic retrograde Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus with Venus and malefic debilitated Ketu. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, malefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the third house in Cancer with Mercury; benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Gemini, retrograde Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Libra, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius.
In this case, the native may inherit good amount of money and wealth from his father. The native may witness setbacks, failures and financial losses through profession, though he may earn well. He may get married to a woman who may be greedy, and she may have criminal tendencies. She may engage in an extramarital affair, and she may kill the native with the help of her lover, primarily for money and wealth. The native may die between his age of 30 and 40.