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Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Scorpio
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the first and eighth 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, 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 health and/or lifespan. Such retrograde Mars can render bravery, courage and leadership abilities to the native, among other things. Hence, he may achieve success through a wide variety of jobs, and/or businesses. It can also bless the native with good health and a long life, like beyond 70, 80 or 90, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
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, suppose retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with benefic debilitated Rahu. Debilitated Ketu is placed in the second house in Taurus, benefic exalted Sun is placed in the first house in Aries with Mercury, retrograde Jupiter and benefic Moon; and benefic exalted Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become an officer in air force, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic retrograde Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the tenth house in Capricorn, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may achieve success in competitive exams, and he may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in air force. He may possess remarkable skills as a fighter pilot, and he may achieve success in several missions. He may serve at many important posts, and he may come across very good amount of success, recognition and authority. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as the chief of air force of his country, before retirement.
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, ,
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the first 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 health and/or 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 retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with Sun, malefic Mercury and malefic exalted Ketu. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the second house in Taurus, debilitated Venus is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Libra with Jupiter; and benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eighth house.
In this case, native’s father may be a criminal, and the native may also become a criminal. He may work with his father. He 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 get killed before his age of 50 or 45, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.