The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Third House in Aquarius
When retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Aquarius, 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 third house of horoscope in Aquarius 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 third house of a horoscope in Aquarius can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings and/or children. Considering siblings, some of them 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. A sibling of the native may give him a big amount of money, and/or wealth, while such sibling is alive, and/or through his/her will. A sibling of the native may donate an organ to the native, in order to save his life. 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.
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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, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Aquarius with benefic Rahu and benefic retrograde Saturn. Benefic Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Leo with Ketu; benefic Sun is placed in the tenth house in Virgo, Moon is placed in the first house in Sagittarius, and Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may become an officer in army, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the tenth house in Virgo with Sun; the equation may become better. Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in the tenth house whereas Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the same house. In this case, the native may achieve success in competitive exams, and he may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in army. He may serve at several important posts, and he may come across very good amount of success, recognition and authority. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve at one of the top 2 ranks in army, before retirement.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the third house of a horoscope in Aquarius can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, siblings, colleagues, 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 third 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 siblings and/or children. Considering siblings, he may have bad relationships with his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. The native may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several problems because of them. In an extreme case, the native may lose one or more siblings to death, before their ages of 40 or 30. Considering another extreme, the native may kill one or more siblings due to some reason, or he may get killed by them. 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.
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 third house of a horoscope in Aquarius with malefic Venus. Malefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Aries with exalted Sun and malefic Ketu; Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Libra, Mercury is placed in the sixth house in Taurus, Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Gemini. Ketu forms Grahan Yoga in the fifth house, by afflicting Sun as well as Moon.
In this case, native’s parents may get divorced during his childhood, and he may live with his mother, losing his father. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness financial losses and bad reputation through profession. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness several problems because of some of his siblings. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose more than one child 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.