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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Mars in Sixth House in Virgo
When retrograde Mars is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo, 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 sixth house of horoscope in Virgo 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 sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, 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 health and/or lifespan. 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, 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 sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo. Benefic exalted Sun is placed in the first house in Aries, Mercury is placed in the second house in Taurus, benefic Venus is placed in the third house in Gemini, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Libra, benefic Saturn is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius, benefic Rahu is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn, and Ketu is placed in the fourth house in Cancer. In this case, the native may start a company which may manufacture fashion apparels of various types. He may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Leo, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through fashion industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, his company may grow into one of the world’s biggest fashion brands in apparels, by his age of 60/65. His net worth may be in multibillions.
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, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, 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 sixth 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 health and/or lifespan. The native may witness various types of health problems which may trouble him, and they may reduce his lifespan. He may also witness reduction in lifespan due to several other reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, or he may kill himself. Depending on his overall horoscope and running times, he may also get killed by someone, 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. He may get killed in a sudden outbreak of violence in a region, where such violence may break out due to religious, racial or some local issues.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo with malefic exalted Rahu. Malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces with Moon; malefic Mercury is placed in the third house in Gemini with Sun; benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Leo, and Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with Jupiter. Angarak Yoga is formed in the sixth house whereas Grahan Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may become a criminal. He may engage in financial and violent crimes. He may execute several robberies and kidnappings. He may injure several people, and he may kill some people. He may get caught between his age of 35 and 45; and he may be imprisoned for more than 20/30 years. He may die in prison, between his age of 50 and 60.