The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Fourth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mars is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the first and eighth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic part is higher, 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 Cancer is benefic in many 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 Cancer can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, 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 lifespan. 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. Such retrograde Mars can render bravery, courage and leadership abilities to the native, among other things. Hence, he may achieve success through a wide variety of jobs, and/or businesses. It can also bless the native with good health and a long life, like beyond 70, 80 or 90, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
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.
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, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer. Benefic Sun is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn with Mercury; benefic Venus is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius with benefic Saturn; retrograde Jupiter is placed in the second house in Taurus, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces, and debilitated Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become an actor, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Libra, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable acting talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may perform very well in the genres of romance, action and drama. He may deliver several hit movies, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful actors of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, 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 first and eighth 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 lifespan. 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 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. Considering some unintentional incidents, he may get caught in a crossfire between two rival criminal gangs or that between criminals and police, or someone may accidently kill 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 Cancer with malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn with Moon; malefic Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with Sun and Jupiter; debilitated Venus is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, and Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces. Grahan Yoga is formed in the tenth house whereas Angarak Yoga is formed in the fourth house.
In this case, native’s mother may suffer from a mental disorder/disease, and it may be passed on to the native. He may have to avail medical treatment to keep it under control. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. His first marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may spend several years in a mental asylum.