Published on Sunday, 06 May 2012


                                     Mars/Mangal in the 12th 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! J Mangal 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

Mars in the 12th house of a Horoscope (Moksha Trikon, Planning, Vision, Expense of Time, Money and Energy, Feet / Ankles, Jail, Oblivion) You will get a very good idea how deceiving the 12th house is from this article.

Like Pisces or Meen rashi, in this house the planets show certain detachment to the area of life shown by the planet both by the houses they own and also the “karakatva” of the planet. There is a sense of “giving” (apple tree philosophy) this house gives to the planet. It certainly shows the obligation the person has in specific area of life. The 12th house shows the vision (or lack) that the person has and the sense of broad picture say 3000 feet view of the proceedings!

Mars in the 12th house shows that these people are the last people to run! :) They will wait for the next bus to come in but would not try to catch a bus by a bit of a running. They will rather blame their colleagues for not planning well to catch the earlier bus! J Apart from the houses the Mars owns, Mars is “karak” of blood, siblings, anger, sports, land, south direction etc in our lives. Mars 12th means there is some obligation towards these things and one should not expect income or gain from these areas of life! Rather, the person “gives” to these areas of life. So ayurveda is required to cure/augment blood quality, they need to help/donate to siblings, donate land as much as possible etc. Mars shows aggression, warriors, wars, sports – The 12th house Mars folks provide vision, strategy to wars or warriors and even sports people in the modern era. They prepare the blue-print of an attack or mastermind or architect an assault by seating at home. They are not about running around and leading from the front but they are rather monitoring everything from the top without getting involved in the action. This is nothing but a obligation towards the nation of the sportspeople etc. Imagine, you training sports-people and they performing brilliantly and you clapping from the spectator areas – in a way it IS a karmic obligation from the past birth that these folks are paying back.

However, the 12th house also shows political oblivion or jail in worse cases. An ill aspected Mars or ill-placed Mars here with Rahu or Shani etc could make person do some wrong things and get in REAL trouble from time to time.

If you have seen “Ab Tack Chhappan” (Nana Patekar). His initial boss (Dr. Agashe) comes across as 9th house Mangal, good at strategy but an idealistic man. The changes senior Mr. Suchak (who has also acted villain in “Sarkar”) comes across as 12th house Mangal! He plays his cards and uses someone like ‘Sadhu’ (Nana) character maybe with 6th house Mangal to execute these plans! Of course Mr Suchak comes across as badly placed Mangal.

The 12th house Mangal folks many times are seen giving some advice while watching a game! J They are able to decode the proceedings and able to comment very well WHAT needs to be done. How to EXECUTE is – it is not their cup of tea! They like to live execution to others! These folks seldom run and when they run they create issues for themselves and others! J They are advised to wear best quality footwear else they hurt their ankles or feet.

Like any 12th house planet, 12th Mars folks also catch some tide in life and clung on to it to make it big in life. The physical sign of 12th house Mars usually is fingers of the palm (top phalanx) curves upwards which shows a thinking person with evolved thought process of an architect and not curving downwards like an assembly line worker. Even the color of palm is usually pale and not too much blood flowing thru! :)

When Mars is in Aries (Mesh) or a fire sign or say Capricorn (uchcha) sign, they do play some sports but again there is an effort to make minimum movements while keeping, bowling (short run-up etc) as they do not ENJOY too much of a movement. Even Aries sign Mars would be seen unwilling to run much despite the ability to run (The Vrishabh ascendant makes it worse – Ganguley anyone?) :)

Even the bikes & cars these folks buy are not sports but cruisers (slow but steady in style) or SUVs (bigger view ahead!) If not being careful these folks can face an accident due to negligence or sheer bad luck! But many a times t his accident is due to overall detachment in mind but sudden surge of driving fast (which they are not used to). I guess this is enough! :)




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