The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Fifth House in Libra
When retrograde Mars is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Libra, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the sixth and eleventh 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 fifth house of horoscope in Libra 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 fifth house of a horoscope in Libra can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 and/or friends. 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. Such retrograde Mars can also render creativity to the native. 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.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Libra. Benefic exalted Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Aries with Venus and benefic Jupiter; benefic debilitated Mercury is placed in the tenth house in Pisces, benefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius, Ketu is placed in the third house in Leo, and retrograde Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may get a well-paying job in a well-established company which may offer IT services and consultancy. He may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Gemini, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through IT industry. He may serve at several important posts, he may accomplish a lot during his career, and he may keep getting promoted. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as CEO of such IT company for several years, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the fifth house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to friends, love life, children, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the sixth and eleventh 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 and/or friends. 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 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. In an extreme case, one or more of his good friends may die before native’s age of 40 or 35.
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 fifth house of a horoscope in Libra with malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Aries with retrograde Saturn; Sun is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus with Mercury; Venus is placed in the first house in Gemini, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn, and Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio. Angarak Yoga is formed in the fifth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10, and his mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. 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, and he may lose more than 1 good friend to death, before his age of 40 or 35. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose one or more children to death, through miscarriages that his wife/wives may witness.