In astrology, Mars is the energy and encouragement. Mars is fiery, dry and masculine in nature and owns two signs named as Mesh or Aries and Vrischika or Scorpio. Mars gets exalted at 28 degrees in Makara or Capricorn sign and debilitated in Cancer or Karkat at 28 Degree. Mooltrikona Rashi is Aries or Mesh. He has high stature and a blood-red complexion. It has much to do with one’s desires and ambition. It symbolizes the senses. In general, Mars is said to be a malefic planet. It bestows you with a quick mental activity and extraordinary muscular strength, strong determination, ambition to come out successfully in the material field, and leadership quality. It gives you a chance in every arena of life you desire for. Mars is the planet of our desires, actions, energy, passion, war, aggression, sex, and assertion, It shows how you take action and argue, and reveals your sexual inclinations, Mars also depicts how one uses their innate energy to achieve their goals. The planet mars which is the ruler of first and eighth house of astrology , represents our source of enerygy.
Hindu Mythology about Planet Mars
According to the Hindu mythology, Mars (mangal) is the son of mother planet Earth also known as bumiputra. It is also identified with the god of war Kartikeya It is believed that when Earth was submerged in the vast expanse of sea, Lord Vishnu lifted the Earth in his Varaha Avatar, brought it out and placed it in a suitable orbit. Mother Earth became grateful and asked for a feminine boon. God agreed on providing a boon. As a result, Mangal was born with the godly representation of God Muruga, Subramanya, Kumaraswamy, Velayudham, or Vadivel. He is also considered Commander-in-Chief of celestial bodies. It also rules over “Samveda”.
In Western Astrology, It is believed that Mars is the deity of Buddhists and God of Romans. It is also considered as God of War and Hunting. The other name of Mars is Kuja in Sanskrit and Sevvai in Tamil. He is also a God of Disputes, Destruction and War and God of Energy and Force.
Significance of Mars in Vedic Astrology
Mars represents the “younger siblings or specially brother” in native’s birth chart. It rules over first house and eighth house in Kaal Purush Kundali in Vedic Astrology and the significator of third house and fourth house. Third house is the house of valour with Mars holding this position in horoscope. Likewise, Sixth House is house of Debt, Diseases and Enemies and again Mars can do much better in this house as it has good fighting ability, that will provide you the force to cope up better in the areas associated with sixth house.
In a horoscope, Planets Mars rules courage and confidence. Occupation wise Mars represents the military, soldiers, warriors, builders, engineers and real estate business. Famous surgeons also have good positions on Mars in their horoscopes. In modern times, marketing is also under the control of Mars.
Police, Military, and Para Military department also come under the influence of Mars. This also governs technical and engineering field and person with good Mars is bound to have excellent qualities of being technical mind. Martians prefers arguments and are short-tempered.
Mars in Ascendant makes the person look young. Other qualities of Mars, if posited favorable, are energy, administrative skills, and determination in all fields of life. If this is posited adversely it gives aggression and anger and creates hurdles in life. The gemstone of Mars is red coral.
Mars is considered malefic but for cancer and Leo ascendant, this becomes Yogkarkaka and bestows the native with prosperity and wealth. Mars is the ruler of Aries and Scorpio zodiac signs. it has been observed that mars give open aggressiveness to Arians and secretive aggressiveness to scorpions.
Mangalik Dosha in Vedic Astrology
Mars also controls passion and indicates strong and uncontrollable sexual urges. Mars plays a very important role in the marriage of a girl and a boy. In Vedic Astrology, Mangalik Dosha is very famous. Therefore, the horoscopes of both boy and girl need to be matched before finalizing the proposal of marriage. This dosha may cause hurdles, breaks, disputes and even divorce in the martial life of the person. placement of Mars in 1st, 4th , 7th ,8th and 12th house of a horoscope causes Mangalik Yog.
Body parts related to Mars in Astrology
Mars (Mangal) represents the muscular system, left ear, face and head, bladder, nose, sense of taste, uterus, pelvis, kidney, prostate gland, groins, rectum, colon, testicles, and red bone marrow.
Physical appearance related to Mars
People born under the strong influence of planet Mars will have a white complexion with a shade of red. The native will be tall and muscular. There will be pimples on the face. The eyes will be round. Their waists will be narrow and bones will be full of red bone marrow.
Diseases associated with the planet Mars
All acute fevers, Small-pox, Chicken pox, Plague, Measles, Mumps, inflammatory complaints, burns, ruptures of capillaries, Fistula, wounds, cuts, brain fever, Hemorrhage Typhoid, Puerperal fever, ulcer in intestines, malaria, Abortions, boils, bleeding, Tumour, Tetanus, etc.
Characteristics of Strong Mars in the birth chart
If Mars is placed positively in your birth chart, then it bestows you with a good personality. It will become very beneficial for you. It provides you with valour, energy and force to compete with your enemies, debt, diseases and competitions. You will be very quick minded and will not take much time to take decisions.
It means the placement of Mars in a favorable sign or exaltation sign, which confers good results and strong willpower to face any difficult situation. You would have good leadership attributes inherent within you and only believe in giving orders to others to perform any task. Mars is the planet that makes the natives adventurous and independent. They do not relish suggestions from others. “Mars is the Commander In Chief for brother and landed property”
Beneficial Mars in the birth chart provides you with physical strength to overcome upcoming difficulties. Your opposition will not dare to face you. Mostly, people will follow your orders.
Afflicted Mars: Afflicted Mars will not be good as one will be rash, temperamental, and foolhardy. One will be quarrelsome. One will always be ready for violence and won’t hesitate to take the aggressive steps.
Being a fiery planet, a native may get employed in defense sectors like military, police, arms, ammunitions, etc. Hunters and gunners also have a strong influence on Mars over the 2nd, 6th, or 10th house. Chemists, dentists, surgeons, butchers, and barbers are governed by the planet Mars. Those who deal in iron and steel, kitchen, boilers, steam engines, etc., are under the rule of Mars. It also denotes factories, dealers in corals, ruby, red articles, thieves, robbers, dacoits, murderers, etc.
Professional streams also depend on the PAC (Position-Aspect-Conjunction) connection with other influencing planets. In short, we can say that the nature of Planet Mars in profession or career varies with the combination of Mars with other planets.
Fire is the element of Mars. It is recognized as the defense minister in the solar system. His numerological number is 9.
Mars has control on production of weapons, fire-arms, crackers and explosives. Its element is copper. Mars governs mainly the red blood and the bone marrow in the human body.
The direction of Mars is South and the color is Red. It has furious and aggressive and the constellations ruled are Mrigshira, Chitra, and Dhanishta. Friendly planets of mars are Jupiter, Sun, and Moon, and enemy planets of mars are Saturn and Rahu, Ketu. The neutral planets of Mars are Mercury and Venus.
Own sign of Mars is Aries, Scorpio, and is in Mooltrikon in Aries.
Mars is exalted in Capricorn and debilitated in Cancer.
Metal related to Mars is Copper and it has Vimshottari mahadasha period is 7 years.