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Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Capricorn
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Capricorn, 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 eighth house of horoscope in Capricorn 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 Capricorn can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 friends. For example, 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. Depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times, one or more friends of the native may put their lives in danger, or they may 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, 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, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Capricorn with benefic Sun. Benefic Mercury is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius, benefic Rahu is placed in the third house in Leo, Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius, Venus is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, benefic Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Aries, and Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a professional boxer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius with Mercury; the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable boxing skills, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may win majority of his matches, as well as some championship titles. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful boxers of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the eighth house of a horoscope in Capricorn can trouble the native with problems related to friends, lifespan, 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 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 friends. 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. 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 Capricorn with retrograde Saturn. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio with Sun; malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus with exalted Moon; benefic Mercury is placed in the fifth house in Libra with Venus; and benefic Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the seventh house in Sagittarius. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth as well as twelfth 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 and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. He may also engage in incidents of mass violence like bomb blasts. He may get killed between his age of 40 and 50, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.