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Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Aries
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aries, 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 eighth house of horoscope in Aries 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. For example, 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. A sibling of the native may sacrifice his/her life or kill someone, in order to save native’s 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aries with benefic Moon. Benefic Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Taurus with Saturn; benefic Venus is placed in the second house in Libra, benefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Leo with Sun; and Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become a scientist. He may specialize in paleontology and biology. He may witness good results.
If benefic exalted Mercury forms Ruchaka Yoga in the first house in Virgo, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money and fame. He may conduct research, and he may come across several theories. He may write many books on various topics of his expertise, and he may come across money and fame. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized scientists of his time, 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, lifespan, 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 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 siblings. 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 another extreme, the native may kill one or more siblings due to some reason, or he may get killed by them. 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the second house in Libra with Mercury and retrograde Saturn; Malefic Sun is placed in the third house in Scorpio with Venus; Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Leo, and retrograde Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius. Angarak Yoga is formed in the eighth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in drug trafficking, woman trafficking and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may kidnap and sell several women. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. He may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and he may cause many problems for them. He may get killed between his age of 40 and 50, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.