The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 3’.
Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Aquarius
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the fifth and tenth house. In general, it is benefic 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 eighth house of horoscope in Aquarius is benefic in many cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius can bless the native with good results related to 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. For example, 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.
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 for a female native, suppose benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius. Benefic Venus is placed in the first house in Cancer with benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn, benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Virgo, exalted Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Libra, retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house in Leo, and Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may become an actor, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Aries, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable acting talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may perform very well in the genres of drama, romance and action. She may deliver several hit movies, and she may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful actors of her time, and her net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the fifth and tenth house, and it is placed in the eighth 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 lifespan and/or children. Considering children, he may not have his first child till late in life, or he may not have any children at all. He may lose one or more children through miscarriages or medical complications, that his wife may witness. He may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, he may have bad relationships with his children, 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, and/or one of his children may kill him for some reason, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius with Jupiter and malefic Mercury. Malefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn with Sun, Moon and malefic Rahu; malefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Cancer, and Venus is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius. Rahu forms Grahan Yoga in the seventh house by afflicting Sun as well as Moon.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die together in an accident, before native’s age of 15 or 10. He may be raised by some relatives. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. He may not get married throughout his life. Considering another probability, he may get married once, the marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may not have any children. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, in an accident, because of a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS; or someone may kill him.