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Effects of Mars, When Placed in Each Sign Upto 10 Degrees

Dr. Shanker Adawal (Jyotishaacharya, PHD, MBA)


Mars, the planet of energy and the Universal Lord, has many effects to give depending on its placement and specially upto 10 degrees in each sign. The effects have to be seen with reference to the Lord of the Sign, Nakshtra in which it gets placed etc. though totality of the horoscope need to be considered but here the effects of Mars upto 10 degrees only shall be considered.

Mars in each house and each sign gives different result but extent of each sign/house is upto 30 degrees. But, the effects of Mars in each sign upto 10 degrees shall be discussed.

Mars, which precedes Jupiter in heavens and performs his course in one year (to be precise three hundred twenty two days and 8 hours). Mars is a hot, dry, fiery, nocturnal and violent planet.

The exaltation point for Mars is 28 degrees in Capricorn (sign of Saturn). It rules over two sign i.e. Ares and Scorpio, Mars, when nearest to earth frequent murders and atrocities are indicated. Retrograde Mars gives rise to more robberies and other calamities.

With regards to individuals, the true martial type gives a strong, well-set, bony, lean and a macular body. Rudy complexion and sharp hazed eyes, violent countenance- most of the persons in police/army/military have strong Mars. An unaffected Mars gives the native quick mental energy and extra-ordinary macular strength- the native is ambitious and achieves his ambition. But, afflicted Mars make the native reckless, lavish, and criminal, thief, pervert in sexual life etc.

Now know about the effects of Mars upto 10 degress in each sign:


Mars is in sign Aries but in the Nakshtra of Ketu i.e. Aswini Such natives, depending on position of other planets, are capable of becoming Doctors including dental surgeons, chemical engineers, Ayurveda Doctors etc. Attains high degrees of mathematics and engineering specially upto 3-20 degrees. But Mars in 3-20 to 6-40 degrees changes and poverty/childlessness is indicated. The natives have fear or suffer fever, accidents etc. Again, Mars from 6-40 to 10 degrees improves and specially with the aspect of the Sun gives the native health, wealth and happy married life.

Mars a natural malefic, placed in Aswini creates more heat and the power will be used depending on the association/aspect of benefic/malefic planet.

With saggitarus rising, Shri Swami Vivekananda had Mars in Aries (7-46 degrees). But for aspect of Jupiter his tremendous energy (aggressive influence) might not have been directed in a spiritual channel. Another notable person of his time Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee had Mars in Aries (2-39 degrees) and Chandramangle and Gajkesary Yogas accounted for his bull-dog expressions.


Mars in the sign of Venus but is in the Nakshtra of the Sun-Kritika. Accordingly results have to be deduced from Mars, Venus and Sun. the native is social, generous and hospitable but may suffer from eye trouble, throat trouble and such natives specially born upto 3-20 degrees. Mars in Taurus from 3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees gives the native benefit from Govt. Jawellary etc and will have a smooth profession. Successes to such natives come after marriage. Mars from 6-40 to 10 degrees in Taurus gives soft body, maximum enjoyment in life, earning from sale of medicine and explosives Beneficial aspect on Mars in this segment may give two wives. In the case of a notable person Augustus Caesars. Mars was in Taurus (9-25) degrees and 7th Lord gave two marriages.


Mars in the sign of Mercury but in the Nakshtra of Mrigsara 00-00 to 6-40) and then in Ardra (ruled by Rahu- 6-40 to 10-00 degrees). See the blending of planets and Nakshtra i.e. Mercury, Mars and Rehu with Mars upto 3-20 degrees in Gemini, the native may have moderate income, may be an orator with a musical voice. Shy but devoted to mother. Mars in Gemini from 3-20 to 6-40 degrees give happy married life but suffers from paternal grief and also from frequent illness of wife. Throat trouble is also indicated. However, Mars in Gemini from 6-40 to 10-00 degrees make the native fond of poetry and also eager to live in foreign countries. Sickness of wife is also indicated. The notable person Sri Thvagaraja had Mars in Gemini (4-9 degrees) who was know to be great Musician, Interestingly, Rabinder Nath Tagore, known for his intellectual aristocracy, had Mars in Gemini just at 1-36 degrees.


Mars in Cancer (ruler-the Moon) rises in Pushya Nakshtra (ruled by Saturn) and also in Ashiesha (6-40 to 10-00 degrees). For Mars in Cancer upto 10-00 degrees, results have to be taken from Mars, the Moon, Saturn and Mercury. Mars in Cancer upto 3-20 degrees produces men with philosophical mind, interested in geology/mineralogy/metaphysics- some of such persons settle in foreign land. With Mars from 3-20 to 6-40 degrees, medical expresses on mother and disappointment in love affairs specially upto 25 years of age and love marriage at about 27 years. Interrupted education also indicated. Person born with Mars in Cancer from 6-40 to 10-00 degrees should be careful from injuries on the head specially by iron and steel. Drug peddlers and smugglers, thieves including persons borrowing money with the intention of not returning are under the influence of Mars in this segment karl Marx had Mars in Cancer just at 0-58 degrees.


Mars in the friendly sign Leo ruled by the Sun falls in Magha Nakshtra ruled by Ketu and also in Poorvaphalguni ruled by Venus. Mars in Leo upto 3-20 degrees is capable of giving high degree of intelligence and high Government position but may not enjoy married life happily. The native may suffer from acute jaundice or asthma. With Mars from 3-20 to 6-40 degrees, the native has to be careful from poison due to wrong medicine. Litigation is also indicated Employment in defense or police department is indicated also as an engineer/mechanic and some of such person will be wealthy holding even Minister ship if Mars is in Leo from 6-40 to 10 degrees. The known person Chittaranjan Das had Mars in the 10th house gets dignified position blending of Mars and Venus influences gave a sound body and a sound mind.


Mars in Hasta (Virgo) influences the native from Mars, Moon and Mercury. The native may have Govt. Job and may rise to a middle level position after 35 years of age.Navy and connected Jobs also indicated. Acute problems for piles also indicated specially when the Mars is rising between 3-20 to 6-40 degrees. This Mars in 6-40 to 10 degrees takes the native to printing and typing works. May also suffer from Asthma or paralysis.

Further, Mars (00-00 to 6-40 degrees) make the natives good office managers accountants, cashiers and trusted employees. Mars (6-40 to 10 degrees) produces authors and lawyers specially on the criminal side). Like to travel by air or by see. Strange love affairs are indicated at the ages of 26 and 29 and some of them may take to drinks. To be careful from scandals.


With Mars in Libra, Libra results will have to be deduced from Mars, Venus and Rahu (Nakshtra-wise Chitra is ruled by Mars and Swati is ruled by Rahu). Native may be prone to gastro enteritis hernia etc. the native, with Mars (upto 6-40 degrees) gets moderate wealth but is capable of destroying inherited property on account of association of some mean women or wrong company. With medium type of education, the native may not rise to a high level, sales-men; clerks are seen in this segment of Mars. With Mars (6-40 to 15 degrees), the expenditure of the native may exceed his income. Overall unhappy existence, regard for none, suffering much grief on account of women, etc, are indicated. Natives with Mars in Libra must be careful in their conduct. Defect in body is also indicated. Abraham Lincoln had Mars in Libra 5-46 degrees. Mars aspecting 4th house also has a role in his association.


Main in Scorpio would be visakha upto 3-25 degrees and in Anuradha ruled by Saturn upto 10 degrees. Results have thus to be taken from Mars, (Scorpio is owned by Mars), Jupiter and Saturn. With interrupted education, miseries upto the age of 38 or so when Mars is upto 3-20 degrees, depending on position of Saturn and Sun, the native may be a liar and capable all sorts of sins and suffer from mental imbalance. Such natives either artisan or metallurgist and connected professions. Mars upto 10 degrees take the native to business or leather goods or pottery, security services (body-guard) to VIPs who may discard him in old age. Among the notable persons, Sri Narasimha Bharathi had Mars in Scorpio at 6-55 degrees (Libra Lagna) might have contributed to assume a position of public authority in matters of spiritualism and religion.


Mars upto 10 degrees would be under the influence of Ketu (Mula Nakshtra), Ketu id skin to Mars. A self made man- well known in business circles independent in thinking (not to remain in subordinate position). Such natives have to be careful about accidents specially at the age of 35/36. Rather even in early childhood, such natives can receive severe born injuries at the age of 6/7. Bristly, the position of Mars in Sagittarius upto 10 degrees can confer the following or near about them:

  1. Upto 3-20 degrees- equal to king in status, power and wealth.
  2. Upto 6-40 degrees- endowed with all comforts of live, long lived and happy married life.
  3. Upto 10 degrees- Preceptor of a large community – head of a department or organization.


This position of Mars falls in the sign of Saturn but in the Nakshtra Uttara- Ashada ruled by the Sun. the native may be connected with machine/industry and education may be obstructed for one reason or the other. Normally father’s trade will suit the native in case Mars is upto 3-20 degrees. Mars in this segment upto 6-40 degrees gives long life and also inherited property and Mars upto 10 degrees gives wealth, power, status and may reach top position. Further Mars upto 10 degrees in Capricorn also give capacity for intensive reading. Seem of the natives with this position of Mars also become king or equal to them i.e. the present day Prime Minister. Emperor Nero had Mars in Capricorn at 1-2 degrees with Rahu and Venus (Lagna Sagittarius).


Mars in this sign of Saturn would be influenced by Mars itself and also by Rahu (Dhanishta is owned by Mars and Satbisha is owned by Rahu). With Mars upto 3-20 degrees, the native gets long life upto 76 years or so but frequent sickness can’t be ruled out. Natives are normally intelligent and Mars in 3-20 to 6-40 degrees gives good luck, health and happiness. Some of the native neglect their family’s upto the age of 35 or so and then rectifies. Enmity between father and son is also indicated Natives with Mars from 6-45 to 10 degrees have to be careful from bad people surrounding them. If away from bad company, the native will have good character and would be respected. He would be a generous fellow and devoted towards relatives and friends. Some of person with Mars in this segment upto 6-40 degrees have turned out to be astrologers. They love music and cultivate the society of actors and accesses.


Saturn in this segment shall be governed by Jupiter and Saturn. Uttarbhadrapad falls in the domain of Saturn. With Mars upto 3-20 degrees, the native may involved in works connected metal or mechanical engineering, building construction work and even in sales of meat (including export of meat products). Unless Mars is not afflicted the native earns good wealth and lives happily. But Mars of 6-40 degrees makes the native to wander in distant lands (foreign countries). Loss of money through receipt is also indicated and some of the natives may be discarded by his family. Even position of Mars in this segment upto 10 degrees is not good suffering sorrows on various accounts and selfish disposition is indicated. Does not respect elder. Such native in general also like music, singing and run after mysterious thing. The Great Sri Adi Shankaracharya had Mars in Pisces at 2-36 degrees.

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