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Retrograde Mars in Third House in Libra
When retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Libra, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the fourth and ninth house. In general, it is benefic here, 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 Libra is benefic in most cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such 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 Libra can bless the native with good results related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, father, 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, mother and/or father. 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 parents, native’s father/mother may be a rich man/woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father/mother’s money, influence and/or status. He/she may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he/she’s alive, and/or through his/her will. 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, 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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Libra with Jupiter. Benefic exalted Mercury is placed in the second house in Virgo with benefic debilitated Venus; benefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius, Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini with Ketu; and Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio. Mercury and Venus form Neechbhang Rajyoga in the second house. In this case, the native may engage in hotel as well as travel business, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Virgo with Venus and Mercury; the equation may become better. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the second house. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. His businesses may expand after his age of 35/40, and they may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a chain of hotels, and a well-established travel business, by his age of 55/60. His business empire may be worth in billions.
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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, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the third house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, father, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the fourth and ninth 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, mother and/or father. 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. Considering parents, the native may not have a good equation with his father/mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father/mother, his father/mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he/she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he/she may be a criminal, and/or he/she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. He may also witness various types of problems related to properties, vehicles and/or mental health.
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 Libra with Jupiter and malefic Moon. Benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius, Venus is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn, malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Pisces with debilitated Mercury; and malefic Saturn is placed in the second house in Virgo with malefic exalted Rahu.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may witness a troublesome childhood. He may have bad relationships with many of his siblings, and/or he may lose one or more siblings to death, before his age of 40/35. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage.