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Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Libra
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra, Pisces rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the second and ninth 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 Libra 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 Libra can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, father, creativity, 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 father and/or family. Considering father, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his will. Such retrograde Mars can also render creativity to the native. Considering family, the native may be born in a rich, influential, resourceful, well-respected, politically powerful, royal and/or spiritually advanced family, and he may witness several benefits by virtue of being a member of such family. The native may be a good, very good or gifted speaker, and he may achieve good results in many spheres of his life, by virtue of his speech abilities.
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 for a female native, ,
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 benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra with benefic Rahu. Ketu is placed in the second house in Aries, benefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Cancer, benefic debilitated Moon is placed in the ninth house in Scorpio, exalted Venus is placed in the first house in Pisces with Sun; and retrograde Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Leo. In this case, the native may become a music composer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Mercury is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, recognition and fame, along with good amount of money. He may specialize in classical music. He may release several music albums, and he may receive many awards, including several Grammys. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the greatest classical music composers of all time. He may receive the highest civilian award from the government of his country, among other awards.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, father, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the second and ninth 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, family and/or father. Considering father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. The native may not know his biological father, or his father may refuse to accept the native as his son, as native may be born from a secret love affair of his father. In an extreme case, the native may kill his father for some reason, or his father may kill him, depending on native’s 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 Libra with malefic Rahu, malefic Venus and malefic debilitated Sun. Malefic Ketu is placed in the second house in Aries, benefic exalted Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in the seventh house in Virgo, malefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Gemini with Jupiter; and Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius. Grahan Yoga as well as Angarak Yoga is formed in the eighth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may witness a troublesome childhood. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and 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 witness bad reputation through profession. He may not get married till his age of 35/40. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, due to a heart attack, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS.