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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Fourth House in Aries
When retrograde Mars is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Aries, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the fourth and eleventh 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 fourth house of horoscope in Aries 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 fourth house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to friends, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 mother and/or friends. Considering mother, native’s mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while she’s alive, and/or through her will. Such retrograde Mars can bless the native with good education, vehicles, residential house/houses and/or several other good results. Considering friends, some of his friends 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. One or more of his friends may help him financially as well as in other ways, in order for him to start a new business, or repair/consolidate an already existing business.
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.
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 forms Ruchaka Yoga in the fourth house of a horoscope in Aries. Benefic Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius with Mercury; Sun is placed in the first house in Capricorn, benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Cancer, Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Scorpio, benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Virgo, and exalted Ketu is placed in the third house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become an officer in foreign services of his country, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Venus is placed in the first house in Capricorn with Sun, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may achieve success in civil exams, and he may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in foreign services. He may serve at several important posts, and he may come across very good amount of success, recognition and authority. He may represent his country in several countries of the world. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve at one of the top 2 ranks in foreign services, before retirement.
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the fourth house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to friends, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the fourth and eleventh house, and it is placed in the fourth 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 mother and/or friends. Considering mother, the native may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or 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. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life. Some of his friends may be his hidden enemies, and they may keep causing problems for him.
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 fourth house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic Jupiter. Malefic Sun is placed in the eighth house in Leo with Moon and Mercury; Venus is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, exalted Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Virgo, and malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the third house in Pisces with Saturn.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 10 or 5. He may witness a troublesome childhood. He may not have many friends, and/or he may lose more than one good friend to death, before his age of 35/30. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, 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 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage.