The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Third House in Cancer
When retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Cancer, 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 third 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 third house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 marriage. 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. A sibling of the native may sacrifice his/her life or kill someone, in order to save native’s life. 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, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Cancer. Benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces, benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Virgo, benefic Mercury is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn, benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius, benefic Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius with Venus; and retrograde Jupiter is placed in the second house in Gemini. In this case, the native may become a writer. She may write fictional books falling in several genres including drama and romance. She may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius with Moon, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a writer, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may deliver several bestsellers. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most recognized writers of her time, and her net worth may be in multimillions. She may receive several awards, including a Noble prize and a Pulitzer.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the third house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, siblings, colleagues, 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 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 marriage. 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 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.
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 Cancer with malefic exalted Jupiter. Malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the first house in Taurus, malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio with Venus; debilitated Sun is placed in the sixth house in Libra with Mercury; debilitated Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Aries, and benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Leo.
In this case, native’s father may die before native’s age of 20 or 15. The native may have bad relationships with some of siblings, and/or he may witness several problems because of them, including financial losses and bad reputation. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. If the finer factors and running times are very bad in a specific way, one or more of his siblings may kill him, between native’s age of 50 and 60.