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Retrograde Mars in Ninth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mars is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mars rules the first and sixth 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 ninth house of horoscope in Cancer 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 ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, father, creativity, spiritual growth, 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 lifespan. 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 and/or spiritual growth to the native. 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, 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 retrograde Mars is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer with benefic Rahu. Ketu is placed in the third house in Capricorn, benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Pisces with Jupiter; Venus is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Mercury; and benefic Moon is placed in the eighth house in Gemini. In this case, the native may inherit a well-established liquor making company from his father, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Saturn is placed in the first house in Scorpio, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame through liquor industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own one of the world’s most prestigious liquor making companies, worth in billions, by his age of 50/55.
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 ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, father, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mars rules the first and sixth house, and it is placed in the ninth 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 father and/or lifespan. 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. 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. He may get killed in a sudden outbreak of violence in a region, where such violence may break out due to religious, racial or some local issues.
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 ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer with malefic Venus. Malefic Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Gemini with Sun; malefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Libra, malefic Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Moon and retrograde Saturn; and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Pisces. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 10 or 5, and his mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. 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 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to some type of cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS.