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Mars in 6th House

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

MARS IN 6th HOUSE If Mars is in the sixth house, the native will be famous, he will be successful in his undertakings, will defeat his enemies, will be blessed with children, will have marriage and acquire conveyances (horses and camels) in his 27th year and his enemies will cease to exist. If Mars is associated with or aspected by a malefic, the above results will be realised in their entirety but the native will suffer from rheumatism, pains etc. If Mars is posited in any of the signs owned by Mercury (Gemini or Virgo), the native will suffer from Leprosy. He will, however, recover from this disease if he is aspected by a benefic. Comments-The sixth house is an upachaya house. It is believed that malefics in upachaya houses give beneficial results. This seems to be based on the logic that malefics destroy the significations of the house they occupy. Mars occupying the sixth house destroys the evil significations of the sixth house and thus gives good results such as name and fame, success in undertakings, humiliation of enemies and the results are realised in full if Mars is associated with or aspected by a malefic. This view that Mars a malefic will give good results is supported by Jatakaa Desmarga which says- This means that malefics are strong in the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses (Upachaya houses) and benefics endowed with strength in the Kendra and Trikona positions with respect to any Bhava prove friendly and auspicious to the Bhava and promote the advancement of the same. In Sutra 48 it is stated that if Mars is in the sixth the native will have marriage and acquire conveyances in his 27th year. We do not understand on what basis this prediction has been made because sixth house has nothing to do with marriage. On the other hand being 12th to 7th (house of marriage) a malefic planet in this house will prove injurious to marital relationships. The sixth house signifies diseases also. If Mars in the sixth is supposed to give good results, he should have freed the native from diseases also. But according to Sutras 51 and 52 Mars in the sixth house while eradicating enemies, will make the native suffer from various kinds of diseases. Whether logically relevant or not it is found in practice that Mars or any other malefic planet in the sixth gives rise to various kinds of diseases. We give below a horoscope to illustrate this point. He is also troubled by enemies. The sixth house while being an Upachaya house is also a Dusthana (evil house) along with the 8th and 12th houses. Bhrigu Sutras have apparently not taken this into account. The views of Jatakaa Desmarga and Phaldeepika in this respect are given below:-Jatakaa Desmarga- (Chapter X-Sloka 34) This means that the 6th, 8th and 12th houses in any nativity have been declared by the sages as evil houses. Even those houses whose lords are conjoined with or aspected by the planets owning those houses, the planets occupying these houses themselves are productive of evil results to the native. All these three prove ineffective, cause losses and become crippled. Of these the 8th is the most injurious. (Chapter X-Sloka 36) This means that when the lord and karaka of any bhava are both strong and occupy good houses they produce full and enjoyable effects to the person concerned. Should these occupy the 12th, 6th or 8th house and be weak, the bhava becomes futile to the native. Where there is the question of his enjoying the fruits of the said bhava ? Phaldeepika- (Chapter XV-Sloka 5) This means that if the lord of a house is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house from the ascendant, it adversely affects the significations of that house. If the lord of the 6th, 8th or 12th is posited in any house it spoils the significations of that house. Such adverse effects will not be felt if the house concerned is aspected by benefic or benefics. In view of the principles enunciated above, if Mars being lord of the houses 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and llth, is posited in the 6th, the significations of those houses will be adversely affected. These principles will apply not only to Mars but to all planets. We have given our comments on this subject in so much detail as very important principles of predictive astrology are involved. These principles are to be kept in view while examining the effects of other planets also when they are posited in the 6th, 8th or 12th house. Other Views Brihat Jataka-Same effects as given for the Sun (See Part II, Chapter I) Phaldeepika-The native will be wealthy, famous, conqueror of enemies, glorious like a king but very passionate. Saravali-The native will be very passionate. He will suffer from hyperacidity and will be handsome with a stout, body, powerful and a leader amongst his relations. Chamatkar Chintamani-The native will humiliate even the most powerful enemy. He will be very intelligent but he will suffer unhappiness on account of his maternal uncle. He will earn a lot and will spend it all.

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