The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 3’.
Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Leo
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the fourth and eleventh 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 Leo 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 Leo can bless the native with good results related to friends, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 mother and/or friends. Considering mother, native’s mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while she’s alive, and/or through her will. Such retrograde Mars can bless the native with good education, vehicles, residential house/houses and/or several other good results. Considering friends, 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, 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 benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo. Sun is placed in the first house in Capricorn with Mercury and benefic Ketu; benefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Cancer, benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Aries, benefic Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius, and Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become an astrologer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Saturn is placed in the eleventh house in Scorpio, the equation may become better. The native may possess good knowledge of astrology, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. He may write some books on astrology, and he may appear on TV shows. He may have several rich, famous and powerful clients. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful astrologers of his region, 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 Leo can trouble the native with problems related to friends, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the fourth 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, mother and/or friends. Considering mother, the native may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. The native may not know his biological mother, or his mother may refuse to accept him as her son, as native may be born from a secret love affair of his mother, and she may give him to someone else or to an orphanage. In an extreme case, the native may kill his mother for some reason, or his mother may kill him, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. He may also witness various types of problems related to properties, vehicles and/or mental health. 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 Leo with malefic Sun and malefic Jupiter. Malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Cancer with Mercury; malefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Capricorn with Moon; Venus is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, and Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius. Grahan Yoga is formed in the first house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness several problems because of some of his friends, including financial losses and betrayals. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, in an accident, due to a heart attack, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.