The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Second House in Cancer
When retrograde Mars is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the sixth and eleventh 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 second house of horoscope in Cancer 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 second house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to friends, family, wealth, speech, 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 family and/or friends. Considering family, the native may be born in a rich, influential, resourceful, well-respected, politically powerful, royal and/or spiritually advanced family, and he may witness several benefits by virtue of being a member of such family. The native may be a good, very good or gifted speaker, and he may achieve good results in many spheres of his life, by virtue of his speech abilities. Considering friends, some of his friends may come across success, money, fame, and/or authority, and the native may witness many benefits because of them. They may stand by the native and they may help him get out of his problems, many times in his life. One or more of his friends may help him financially as well as in other ways, in order for him to start a new business, or repair/consolidate an already existing business.
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, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, 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.
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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, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer with Ketu. Benefic Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn, benefic Mercury is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius, benefic Sun is placed in the tenth house in Pisces, Venus is placed in the eleventh house in Aries, benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Virgo, and Saturn is placed in the first house in Gemini. In this case, the native may become a writer, and he may witness good results. He may write fictional books falling in several genres including drama, romance and mystery.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Pisces with Sun, the equation may become better. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the tenth house. The native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several bestsellers, and he may receive many awards. Some of his books may be converted into movies. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful writers of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to friends, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the sixth and eleventh house, and it is placed in the second 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 family and/or friends. Considering family, the native may be born in a family which may be poor, and/or some of his family members may be alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and/or they may have some other negative traits. Hence the native may witness several problems in his life, due to bad reputation of his family, and/or bad conducts of some family members. He may also witness various types of problems and/or abnormalities related to his speech, and he may face several issues because of such abnormalities. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life. Some of his friends may be his hidden enemies, and they may keep causing problems for him. In an extreme case, one or more of his good friends may die before native’s age of 40 or 35.
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 malefic retrograde Mars is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer with malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn with Saturn; Sun is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio with Mercury and Venus; Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus, and benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Virgo. Angarak Yoga is formed in the second house.
In this case, native’s parents may get divorced during his childhood, and he may live with his mother, losing his father. He may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in drug trafficking and violent crimes. One or more friends may also work with him. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure several people, and he may kill some people. He may get caught between his age of 35 and 45, and he may be imprisoned for more than 20/30 years. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may die in prison, between his age of 55 and 65.