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Retrograde Mars in Third House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Libra rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the second and seventh 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 Sagittarius is benefic in most 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, marriage, husband, wife, 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, family 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. 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 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, suppose benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with Jupiter. Benefic Sun is placed in the sixth house in Pisces with benefic retrograde Saturn; Venus is placed in the seventh house in Aries with Mercury; benefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius, and Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Leo. In this case, the native may become an officer in army, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Moon is placed in the third house in Sagittarius with Mars and Jupiter; the equation may become better. Moon and Mars form Chandra Mangal Yoga in the third 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 as the chief of army of his country, before retirement.
Such retrograde Mars can help the native achieve success 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 Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, 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 second and seventh 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, family 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 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. 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 Sagittarius with malefic Jupiter. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Pisces with exalted Venus and debilitated Mercury; malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo with Moon; benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius, and Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Taurus. Grahan Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, and the native may witness a troublesome childhood. His mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness several problems because of them. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. One of his marriages may break due to an extramarital affair of the native.