The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Third House in Scorpio
When retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the third and eighth 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to 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. For example, 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.
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.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Virgo with Saturn, benefic Moon and benefic exalted Rahu; exalted Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Pisces, benefic Venus is placed in the eleventh house in Cancer, and Sun is placed in the tenth house in Gemini. Moon and Jupiter form Gaj Kesari Yoga in the first house. In this case, the native may start a company which may manufacture various types of fashion products including clothing, shoes, goggles and handbags. He may witness good results.
If benefic Mercury is placed in the ninth house in Taurus, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through fashion industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60.
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, ,
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the third and eighth 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 lifespan. 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 lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, the native may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him intentionally or unintentionally.
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 third house of a horoscope in Scorpio with malefic Sun and malefic debilitated Rahu. Malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Taurus, retrograde Saturn is placed in the second house in Libra with benefic Mercury; benefic Venus is placed in the fourth house in Sagittarius, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Aries. Grahan Yoga as well as Angarak Yoga is formed in the third house whereas Pitra Dosh is formed in the ninth house.
In this case, the native may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in drug trafficking and violent crimes. One or more siblings may also work with him. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. He may also engage in incidents of mass violence like bomb blasts. He may lose one or more siblings to death, before his age of 35/30. He may get killed between his age of 40 and 50, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.