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Know About Zodiac Signs: Introduction, Chapter i, Part - 4

Dr. Shanker Adawal

3. Mars: The Warrior and Courage

Amongst all outer planets viz., Jupiter, Saturn etc., Mars is first outer planets which is nearer to the Earth. Mars is smaller than Earth and its diameter is around 4,200 miles. According to mythological beliefs Mars is said to be the deity of Buddhists and the God of Romans. He is the God of war and also of hunting. Mars is also known as Aries in Greek, Artos in Egyptian and Angakar, Mangal, Kuja in Sanskrit is said to be the son of Jupiter.

According to Hindu beliefs Mars is said to be the son of the Earth and is called Bhumiputra. He is the God of dispute, destruction and war. It is a dry, fiery planet, masculine by nature and has much to do with one’s ambition and desires. Mars symbolizes the senses and rules the animal instinct in native. Generally Mars is treated as a malefic planet however if it is not afflicted, he gives self confidence, endurance, impulse for all ventures and heroic deeds, strength, courage, combativeness, sharp wit, faculty to argue, go ahead spirit etc. Mars bestows the nature with quick mental activity and extraordinary muscular strength, great organizing ability, power for practical execution, independent spirit, force of character, strong determination, ambition to come out successful in the materialistic field in spite of any opposition, and above all, leadership in all pursuits. If Mars is weak and afflicted in a horoscope, the native will be rash, will lose temper quickly, will be foolhardy and also quarrelsome. He will use brute force to settle his affairs and may become a drug addict. He may turn out to be the worst type of sexual person and satisfy his sexual urges in novel ways.

People born with Mars as their ruling planet will have reddish complexion with a mark on face or head. The native will be tall and muscular. His eyes will be round and waists will be narrow. Mars is the chief governor for brothers and landed property. His colour is red, gem is coral, ruby and all red stones and day is Tuesday. Mars governs the sex organs, bladder, muscular system, head, face, left er and sense of taste; also cuts, burns, scolds, etc. He rules copper, gold, iron and steel, surgery, chemistry, military matters and wars, policemen, surgeons, dentists, butchers, those of quick temper and reddish complexion. Being averse to dictatorship, persons influenced by Mars usually find the best outlet for their special ability when in business for themselves or in positions when they can direct other for work. Being quite inventive and mechanical, they become good designers, builders and managers and usually make their way to the front in whatever they undertake. Mars owns Aries and Scorpio. He is exalted in Capricorn and his highest point of exaltation is 28o  in this sign. He is debilitated in Cancer and his lowest point of debilitation is 28 in Cancer sign. In Aries the first 12 position is his Mooltrikon and the rest of the portion is his Swakshetra. The whole portion of Scorpio is also his Swakshetra. Sun, Moon and Jupiter are his friends, Mercury is his enemy and Venus & Saturn are neutral to him.


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