The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Fifth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mars is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Pisces rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the second and ninth 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 fifth house of horoscope in Cancer 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 fifth house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, father, love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, 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 children, family and/or father. Considering children, the native may not witness any complications during the birth processes of his children. He may have children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally, creatively and/or spiritually better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native. 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 father, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his will.
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, ,
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 benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Cancer with benefic Rahu. Benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Capricorn with Ketu and benefic Mercury; Sun is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius, exalted Venus is placed in the first house in Pisces, and Saturn is placed in the third house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become a music composer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the second house in Aries, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a music composer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may compose music for several hit songs, and he may receive many awards. He may also sing several songs. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful creative artists of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the fifth house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, father, love life, children, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the second and ninth house, and it is placed in the fifth 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 children, father and/or family. Considering children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other problems because of them. In an extreme case, the native may witness death of one or more children during their young ages. 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 father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times.
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 fifth house of a horoscope in Cancer with malefic Venus and malefic Saturn. Malefic Sun is placed in the sixth house in Leo with Mercury and malefic Rahu; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Libra, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the third house in Taurus. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, the native may witness a troublesome childhood. His mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. 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 several problems because of his friends, including financial losses and bad reputation. He may not get married till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. He may not have a child till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life.