The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 3’.
Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Taurus
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Libra rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the second and seventh 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 Taurus 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, marriage, husband, wife, 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 family and/or marriage. 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. Considering marriage, the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. The native may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. The native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Mars can help the native achieve success as a fire fighter, fitness trainer, body builder, sportsman, athlete, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, artist, architect, designer, developer, 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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Taurus with Venus. Benefic exalted Sun is placed in the seventh house in Aries with Mercury; benefic Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the fourth house in Capricorn, exalted Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Cancer, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Pisces, and debilitated Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become a doctor, and he may witness good results.
If benefic debilitated Moon is placed in the second house in Scorpio, the equation may become better. The native may specialize in ophthalmology, which means he may become an eye specialist. He may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. He may start his own hospital after his age of 35/40, and he may witness very good results. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized ophthalmologists of his region, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the eighth house of a horoscope in Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, marriage, husband, wife, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the second and seventh 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 marriage. Considering family, the native may be born in a family which may be poor, and/or some of his family members may be alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and/or they may have some other negative traits. Hence the native may witness several problems in his life, due to bad reputation of his family, and/or bad conducts of some family members. He may also witness various types of problems and/or abnormalities related to his speech, and he may face several issues because of such abnormalities. Considering marriage, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. In an extreme case, she may kill the native due to some reason, or the native may kill her, 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 Taurus with malefic retrograde Jupiter. Exalted Venus is placed in the sixth house in Pisces with Sun and debilitated Mercury; malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Aries, malefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Libra, Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo, and benefic Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the fourth house in Capricorn.
In this case, native’s parents may get divorced during his childhood, and he may live with his mother, losing his father. He may witness a troublesome childhood. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs, though he may earn well in general. He may witness financial losses and bad reputation through profession. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may lose his first wife to death. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to some type of cancer, or because of another fatal disease.