Jun 16 2021
Mars is one of the most interesting and powerful planets from an Astrological standpoint. There is a deeply engrained perception around Mangal Dosha and Manglik marriages. We will help in demystifying this topic, but before doing that, we first need to understand more about the fundamental disposition of planet Mars and its inherent characteristics as a natural malefic planet.
Mars is the embodiment of brute force as the God of War, and the Commander-in-Chief of the assembly of the nine planets. It rules over courage, bravery, patience, self-confidence, leadership abilities, physical strength, forcefulness, violence, anger, hatred, impulsive nature, and insensitivity. Mars is considered malefic but for Cancer and Leo ascendant, this becomes Yogakaraka and bestows the native with prosperity and wealth. Mars is the ruler of Aries and Scorpio zodiac signs. It has been observed that Mars give open aggressiveness to Arians and secretive aggressiveness to Scorpions.
The concept of Mangal Dosha in Vedic astrology is, if Mars is placed in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or the 12th house of the ascendant birth chart, it is called “Mangal Dosha” and the person born with this condition in their birth chart is termed as “Manglik”. Fortunately, in many cases the individual does not have anything to fear, as certain planetary positions render it ineffective and nullify its impact.
Coming to the question of whether a Manglik can marry a Non-Manglik, there are certain things that can help determine the answer depending upon the individual case:
The presence of Mars in the 7th or 8th house is considered most unfavourable for marital bliss. In case any one or several of planets such as Saturn, Rahu, Ketu or Sun are also in conjunction with Mars, the combination becomes even more severe and can result in loss of spouse, separation and/or friction in a marriage
On a positive note, this means that if Mars occupies the 1st, 2nd, 4th or 12th house, the Dosha is not as harmful
Even if Mangal Dosha is present in 7th or 8th house, there are Vedic remedies that can dilute the effect
Manglik Dosha effects relationships when there are certain placements in the natives’ chart:
If Mars is placed in the 1st house, then the native may become arrogant and hyper which may result in a break in the relationship
Mars in 2nd house would make the native aggressive and excessively dominating in family and spoil peace in the home
If Mars is placed in the 4th house, it aspects the 7th house which may cause a lack of happiness in domestic life due to quarrels and aggression
If Mars is placed in the 7th house which naturally affects marital happiness and would give rise to excess sex appetite, it may lead to separation or legal separation in marriage
If Mars is placed in the 8th house, it aspects the 2nd house of a family which may hamper relations in the family and could give danger to life, sudden death, injury by weapons, problems with in-laws, it will also affect family happiness
If Mars is placed in the 12th house, it aspects the 7th house which is a house of Marriage, and would give bad health to spouse and excessive sex appetite and spendthrift attitude