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 4th house: Sukh-sthan, Mother, House, Vehicles, Home-Land, Farming, Native place
Why would a soul chose (or forced to) 4th house Mangal? The 4th house is comfort zone, the “such-sthan”, the native place, the home and of course house that shows your Mother. The “SUKH” i.e. the comfort or joy of everything in life is shown by the 4th house. You might inherit property or land (the well placed 8th house) but would you use it yourself is shown by the 4th house. A very well placed 4th house shows multiple houses, vehicles etc. This is the house that shows if you have a land which can be used for farming (water availability). The 4th house on the whole shows ability to keep you & your surroundings happy (or lack of). Moon and Venus or Guru in the 4th house shows this ability in abundance.
So Mars in 4th house – Mars being Governor or siblings, blood, land in our life – shows that the person wants to have the comforts of these things in life. It also shows affinity of lands and apartments, houses etc. A well placed Mars (in good sign, aspected by Guru or Moon or Shukra) shows great karma with these things and success in land, happiness from siblings etc matters. A very badly placed Mars & especially in the 4th house shows that the person will get the lands, apartments etc with some issues with it. i.e. the person will have those things but not enjoy or leverage the land for happiness.
The 4th house Mars also shows some arrogance or restlessness at home-front but not in office! J It is like showing aggression in kitchen but not where it matters the most i.e. workplace. It also shows that the person although a very good at sports would not make GREAT attempts at personal milestones or overachieving in sports. This Mangal does not want to work very hard as SUKH STHAN planets (4th house) will never allow person to work very hard! The soul wants to rest and hence the predominant 4th house! J (Shani in the 4th house (Advani & Bachchan. Aurangzeb have/had 4th house Shani) keeps the person away from comforts and keeps person working very hard trying to come out of comfort zone always! Of course the 4th Shani shows comfort or support or SUKH/happiness from masses.)
The 4th house VERY WELL PLACED Mars shows that the person is very good at providing sports like environment! The 4th house is about creating environment around you which is great for sports. So providing GYM if in Mangal’s (Mesh Vrishchik) or Guru rashis (Dhanu/Meen)or providing a sports-bar if in Shukra rashi is always on cards for 4th house Mangal. Dhanu rashi Mangal in 4th house would certainly show great physical strength etc but more attitude towards providing Gym or sports equipment than using them! J
Sania Mirza has 4th house uchcha Mangal (Tula lagna and Tula rashi & Surya also). Mars in Capricorn (Makar) would ALWAYS give sports ability even if in the 12th house but 4th house Mangal makes person work less hard and achieve far lesser than what it can achieve. To summarize the ability of hard-work is not the part of the talent of the 4th house Mangal – it is there in 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 house Mangal quite a bit.
Just imagine a very badly placed Mangal in 4th house and you can see obligations or some bad experiences with land or the apartments etc. Also, mom’s health could be affected and also some “bhawu-bandaki” i.e. fighting with siblings for property/land etc could be very well there.