The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 3’.
Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the fifth and twelfth 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 eighth house of horoscope in Cancer 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer 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, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, 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 Cancer with benefic Ketu. Benefic Rahu is placed in the second house in Capricorn with benefic Mercury; benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Pisces with Moon; benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, and Venus is placed in the fifth house in Aries. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the fourth house. In this case, the native may become a doctor, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Aquarius, the equation may become better. The native may specialize in psychology. He may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. He may conduct research related to various aspects of psychology, and he may come across important observations. He may write several books on psychology, and he may come across money and fame. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful psychologists of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the eighth house of a horoscope in Cancer 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 twelfth 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 Cancer with malefic Moon. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Pisces, malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Virgo with Saturn; Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio with Mercury; benefic debilitated Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Libra; and malefic Venus is placed in the ninth house in Leo.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may not find a permanent profession till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. He may keep losing jobs, 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 lose one or more children to death, through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may not have an alive child till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, in an accident, due to some type of cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.