Mars is a Male, malefic planet. Mars is the signification of sex, brothers, land and property and rules over the animal instincts in man. A benefic Mars offers self-confidence, sharp wit, faculty of argumentation and adventurous spirit, strong determination and qualities of leadership in all human pursuits. On the contrary, a weak and afflicted Mars makes the native lose temper quickly, fool hardy, quarrelsome and brutal. Such a Mars makes the native a sexual pervert.

Mars Dosha is considered as one of the most powerful dosh in one’s horoscope as compared to others doshas, ie Rahu-Ketu dosha, Putra dosha and Mangalya dosha. Mars dosha/aberration plays a vital role in ones family-life, it should be analysed carefully, while matching marital compatibility.

Following are the effects of Mars in different houses

Mars in 1st houses: If Mars occupies the 1st house or the Lagna, the native will be very cruel but valourous. He will be short lived and his body will get bruised.

Mars in 2nd houses: Mars in the 2nd House you are likely to exert your energy and initiative into business enterprises or other financial dealings in an active search for personal wealth. Capital is acquired through careful investment, sheer hard work and clever financial dealing.

Mars in 3rd houses: Mars in the 3rd House you are likely to exert your energy and initiative in building mental resourcefulness and an aggressive active intellect. There will be a liking for competitive mental pastimes that present an intellectual challenge – such as chess, crosswords, etc.

Mars in 4th houses: When Mars is placed in the 4th house, the native will be bereft of mother, friends, happiness, conveyances and lands.

Mars in 5th houses: Unless well placed this position can cause loss of first child, and financial losses, private organ and stomach ailments like ulcers and an aggressive sexual nature. If Mars is badly placed it can give many extra marital affairs and illegitimate children, and losses by speculative ventures.

Mars in 6th houses: Mars in the 6th House you are likely to exert your energy and initiative through hard, energetic physical work or by representing other workers in a fight for improved conditions within the work environment.

Mars in 7th houses: When Mars is in the 7th, the person born will indulge in undesirable actions, will be afflicted by diseases and will have a wife who will die prematurely.

Note — Mars in the 7th produces very strong Manglik Dosha.

Mars in 8th houses: Mars in the 8th unless in its own house or exalted is not considered auspicious. It gives inflammatory diseases, sudden accidents and death, debts and mental distress and legal troubles.

Mars in 9th houses: When Mars occupy the 9th house, the native will face animosity from others even if he be a favourite of the king. He will not enjoy the happiness of his father (i.e. he will lose his father prematurely), and will oppress other people.

Mars in 10th houses: Mars in the 10th House you are likely to exert your energy and initiative by actively pursuing fame and social status. Courage, ambition, energy, enterprise, force, emotional involvement, business acumen and a strong compulsive drive for success may lead to public achievement or professional recognition.

Mars in 11th houses: When Mars occupies the 11th house the native will be powerful, wealthy, valourous, of good conduct, and happy.

Mars in 12th houses: This gives a difficult childhood, injuries and troubles to the body part indicated by the sign Mars is in. It makes the person intense, and prone to feeling unappreciated and thus depressed as a consequence. A badly placed Mars here can cause injury and bad reputation along with long hospitalization and legal troubles. Such people will be secretive, will have secret liaisons and will be loners most of the time.

Author's Bio: 

Manglik Dosha or Mangal Dosha is considered a bad combination for marriage or relationship, caused due to Mars’ adverse position, in Indian Vedic Astrology.