Published on Sunday, 12 February 2012
MARS in the 1st House of a Horoscope
What I have observed over the years that Mangal or Mars draws a lot of attention from non-Astro folks. So I thought of writing down a quick article about Mars’ effects in all the 12 houses. I will try to cover in a very objective manner keeping side my creativity (whatever little) aside.
A Horoscope is called as “Manglik” if Mangal is placed in one of 1, 4, 7, 8, 12 houses; i.e. 5 out 12 people in this world are Manglik (aprx 42%). It indicates that it is not a big deal then? There are various varieties of Mangal coined by Astrologers: Kadak Mangal, Soumya Mangal etc! JMangal with a Soumya planet like Moon or Venus is usually treated as Soumya. Or Mangal in Guru’s drushti is called Soumya. Even the one with Shani’s drushti is considered Soumya! So basically --- All Manglik varieties are Soumya?! J More on that later.
Mars is the governor of: Blood, Siblings, sports, land, vehicles, speed, aggression, adrenaline, south direction
1st House Mangal: “Shoor Amhi Sardar amhala kaay kunachi bhiti” (We are great warriors, we have no fear) Shah Rukh Khan, Michael Jordan (Even the Mangal in Aries/Mesh has these characteristics: Balasaheb, Kapil Dev)
The aggressors, the warriors, sports-people, competitors, initiative, headstrong, anger, momentum, energy are some of the words that could be used to describe these folks. They always come across as somewhat unapproachable. They have tremendous energy and drive. Many times they lose hair early due to the extra body-heat they have. The 1st house Mangal always shows initiative of some sorts. The will-power is usually quite high and also the ability to execute initiatives with force! As 1st house is Dharma-Trikon, these folks are at the forefront to take on responsibilities & duties, at times beyond their physical strength. These folks lead by example and are at the forefront of the activities. They are uncontrollable in their childhood. They can talk/walk or move a lot in their sleep. Better put some pillows around so that they do not fall on bare floor!
This house Mangal is very good for sports related activities regardless of the state/sign and strength of this Mangal. The Mars closer to the ascendant degree is quite effective and shows all these traits quite a bit. If it is away from the ascendant degree, you will see all these effects with a bit reduced intensity especially the facial expressions. Eye-brows of 1sthouse Mars folks are peculiar: They will be angular and mostly dark. These folks do not laugh very often and also do not laugh for a longer period in one go! J
Regardless of how well placed this Mars in 1st house is, there would be some irregularities with blood flow (mostly extra, heat, impurity etc) which results in some facial / skin issues. Ayurvedic medicine and eating cool stuff like Sabja or Tulsi etc helps quite a bit to contain body-heat, right from childhood. This also brings them some calm and reduces anxiety.
Needless to say – HELMET is a must for these folks as 1st house is Tanu Sthan (body) but it is more about “head / face”. Especially, when Mars has aspect from Shani or with Rahu – this is a must!
These folks are not meant to be very good conflict managers; rather they can make conflicts worse by their aggression. This is something to inculcate, if they are in the corporate world. Only after the age of 30 they learn (thru mistakes) this art.
GANESH Upasana is highly recommended to all Manglik folks but especially the 1st house Mangal folks. Atharva-shirsha is brings great results to these folks. Using red clothes suits them unless Gemini/Virgo ascendant and major Gemini/Virgo influences in the horoscope (multiple planets)