Discover more from Astro-Jagriti
Types of so-called Mangliks - Is it all negative news for them?
No. In fact, the so-called Mangliks can be very dynamic and blessed with good material success
Please note the word “So-Called Mangliks”. Why I term this as “So-called”?
In Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, Maharshi Parasara speaks of so-called Mangal Dosh in Sloka 47, 48 & 49 of Chapter-80. According to this, presence of planet Mars in one of the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th houses in a horoscope is not auspicious for spouse of the person. Several Astrologers prefer to include the 2nd house also for the purpose. We call such persons with Mangal or Mars in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th houses as ‘Mangliks’ whereas no such term is used by Maharshi Parasara. Neither the term ‘Mangal Dosh’ exist in any classical scriptures.
We have discussed earlier that despite Mars being in one of these six houses, a person may not be Manglik.
लग्ने व्यये सुखे वापि, सप्तमे वा अष्टमे
शुभदृग् योग हीने च, पतिं हन्ति न संशय: (BPHS, Chapter- 80, Sloka-47)
This sloka while mentioning adverse affects of Mars in 1st, 12th, 4th, 7th & 8th house also give exceptions. In most of the horoscopes, one or more of several cancellation factors apply. These exceptions cancel Mangal Dosh. To understand the concept of Manglik, please read-
Different personality traits due to Mars
There are differing personality traits of persons having Mars in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th houses. But before reading further, please be assured that Mars is not a bad planet. Energies from Mars are required for material success in life.
The ancient classics refer to Mars as the God of War. Mars is a planet of initiative, drive, courage & determination. Mars energies can both be constructive or destructive. It all depends on how our mind utilises these energies.
Mars in the 1st House-
Mars in the 1st house tends to make a person aggressive, impatient, angry and violent. It is easy for the person to abuse self and others. Person loses a sense of balance in life. Moreover, Mars has a 7th house aspect on the 7th house. Thus, the person dominates any relationship to an extent of almost chocking it. The person tends to exhibit dominant and aggressive behaviour. By such acts, he or she becomes a target of dislike and avoidance by people.
Worried? No please don’t get worried if you have Mars in lagnam or the first house. We have to see several other combinations. Mars in the 1st House imparts several positive qualities to a person. Some of the important qualities are determination, initiative and courage. Such people have a never say die attitude & high achievement orientation. People with Mars in 1st house stand high chances of material success in society.
Mars in the 2nd house-
The 2nd house represents the seed of the artha-trikona. This defines the resources through which we discharge our karma towards the society. It also represents the base of family environment as well as kind and nature of our speech. Mars presence in the 2nd house can mean we may have an aggressive and dominant speech. This speech invites other to get into a quarrel. Thus, a person unnecessary face a lot of self-created obstacles. The career and family environments are the most effected sectors due to this.
But, a person doesn't get condemned due to the mere presence of Mars in the 2nd house. We need to check several other factors before drawing such conclusions. A person with Mars in the 2nd house has a knack of finding resources for discharging duties in the society. The person would take a lot of initiatives towards the family. He or she can make the family environment more dynamic and vibrant.
Mars in the 4th house-
The 4th house is the sukha sthana- the house of comforts, happiness and well-being. People say that presence of malefic planet like Mars is not conducive. It leads to ‘Sukh-hanan’ or damage to happiness. Such persons remain unhappy and restless. The marital relations becomes very strained. This is because Mars has a 4th aspect on the 7th house affecting relationships with the spouse.
This conclusion is very simplistic. There can be several mitigating factors. Several people with Mars in the fourth house are happy and satisfied in their lives and professions. Mars in the 4th house can also mean that the person takes good initiatives in keeping the mother happy. The person is hardworking in matters of learning and accumulation of knowledge. In specific dashas, person may take initiative for acquisition of valuable properties. The person tends to take a lot of initiatives in making oneself and others happy.
Mars in the 7th house-
The seventh house represents the house of spouse, partnerships and relationships. It is the extension of oneself to coordinate and cooperate with other human beings. Thus, it is possible to achieve something which is not possible to do in isolation. Marriage and business are two great examples of such an arrangement. People say that Mars in the seventh house is very harmful for business and marital happiness. The person becomes too egoistic to cooperate with others. Thus, person cannot achieve common objectives as part of a team. The person tends to be aggressive and mean in marital affairs. As a result marital discord sets in.
One should not casually draw such conclusions. Presence of Mars in 7th house could also mean high initiative, drive and courage. The person remains keen in maintaining relationships and partnerships. Depending on certain positions of Sun and Jupiter, the person can be righteous. This can lead to healthy inter-personal relationships for success in business and marriage. Such People go extra mile in deepening relationships with spouse and business partners. These people are passionate towards life and its pleasures. Mars in 7th house is conducive for a materialistic successful life.
Mars in the 8th house-
The eighth house is the house of anxiety & heightened state of consciousness. It is also the house of shared resources. We need 8th house to understand the phenomenon of change within. The 8th house also gives clarity on dealing with the core inner self for salvation. It determines our efforts towards liberation of soul from the mind. Mars presence in 8th house aggravates these matters. This turns out to be a boon in spiritual progress of a person. Several astrologers say that Mars presence in the 8th house would lead to early death of spouse. It can also lead to marital discord. Some secret aspect of the spouse get revealed which becomes the cause of marital discord.
But, presence of Mars in the 8th house could also mean that the person is highly energetic. Especially in the areas of spirituality and occult. He or she has the courage and gumption to delve into deeper meaning of his or her existence. The person has the potential to do the necessary tapascharya as well. Thus, the person can become a refined spiritual human being. Mars in the 8th also makes the person take initiative in exploring the occult.
Mars in the 12th house-
The twelfth house represents giving up, loses and detachment. It is the house of unconscious which is not visible to the outer world. This house is the culmination house of the Moksha trikona. The 4th, 8th and 12th house together forms the moksha trikona. The trikona represents Moksha- one of the purusharth for which we all have taken birth. This house also shows confinement and getting tied down by worldly nuances. Mars in the 12th house could lead to violent form of carnal pleasures. This can lead to discord in marital harmony. A person tend to give up accumulated wealth without family consent. This leads to problems in the family environment.
But, this is only one side of analysis. Mars in the 12th house could also show a person who is a selfless giver. The person is a giver with much initiative in reaching out to the needy and loved ones. Person can have a high level of spiritual detachment inside. Such persons have a high potential to work for social causes. This gives them much respect from the Society.
Terming persons as Manglik only because of presence of Mars in one of the six houses is not correct. Mars in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th doesn't mean that the person is Manglik. There are several factors that cancels Mangal Dosha. Further, presence of Mars in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 12th house imparts distinct advantages. Such persons only need certain lifestyle changes. Through this, they can have much progress in material and spiritual pursuits.
Mars is energy in motion. When we are so energetic and full of rajas we need to take small doses of Shanti or peace occasionally. Let’s spare a few seconds to listen in to the divine Shanti Mantra and feel the peace inside.
🙏 Om Tat Sat 🙏
Thanks for reading Astro-Jagriti 🧘🏼 Please join the family and share the happiness 🙏🏼