The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mars Part 3’.
Retrograde Mars in Eighth House in Virgo
When retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Virgo, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the third and tenth 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 Virgo is benefic in many cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. For example, some of them 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. A sibling of the native may give him a big amount of money, and/or wealth, while such sibling is alive, and/or through his/her will. A sibling of the native may donate an organ to the native, in order to save his life. A sibling of the native may sacrifice his/her life or 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, suppose benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Virgo with benefic exalted Rahu. Exalted Ketu is placed in the second house in Pisces, benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Aquarius with Mercury and benefic Venus; benefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Cancer, and debilitated Moon is placed in the tenth house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may become a police officer, and he may enjoy a good career.
If exalted Saturn is placed in the ninth house in Libra, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may achieve success in civil exams, and he may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in police force. He may serve at several 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 police of a state, 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, ,
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mars in the eighth house of a horoscope in Virgo can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the third and tenth 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 siblings. Considering siblings, the native may have bad relationships with his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. The native may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several problems because of them. In an extreme case, the native may lose one or more siblings to death, before their ages of 40 or 30. Considering another extreme, the native may kill one or more siblings due to some reason, or he may get killed by them. 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 Virgo with malefic exalted Rahu. Malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the second house in Pisces with Jupiter; retrograde debilitated Saturn is placed in the third house in Aries, malefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Gemini with Venus; and Sun is placed in the sixth house in Cancer with Mercury. Angarak Yoga is formed in the eighth house whereas Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the second house.
In this case, the native 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 financial tightness and debts, many times in his life. He may lose one or more siblings to death, before his age of 40 or 35. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may die before his age of 65 or 60; due to a heart attack, in an accident, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.