The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Fourth House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mars is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, 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 fourth house of horoscope in Sagittarius 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 fourth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. 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 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.
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 fourth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius. Benefic Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in the tenth house in Gemini, benefic debilitated Moon is placed in the third house in Scorpio, Sun is placed in the ninth house in Taurus, benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the first house in Virgo with retrograde Saturn and benefic exalted Rahu; and exalted Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Pisces. In this case, the native may engage in media industry. He may start a newspaper, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Venus is placed in the tenth house in Gemini with Mercury; the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through media industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. He may also start a couple of magazines. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a big network of newspapers and magazines 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 for a female native, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the fourth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, 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 third 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, siblings 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 siblings, the native 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 lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he 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. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mars is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with malefic Sun. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the third house in Scorpio with Mercury; malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Taurus with Jupiter; benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Capricorn, Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Leo, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Aries. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the ninth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may witness a troublesome childhood. He may not have good relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness several problems because of them. 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 die before his age of 60 or 55, due to some type of cancer like lung cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.