Is Mars inauspicious for the 7th?
By H. M. Gunawardena
Some people are alarmed by the mere mention of Mars. Why are they frightened of Mars as much as of Saturn? This is the category of people who have Mars in the 7th house. The 7th house denotes marriage. However merely having Mars in the 7th, should not alarm you. There are others who are frightened of getting married to one who has Mars in the 7th. When matching Porondam too, the position of Mars is examined. The majority believe that having Mars in the 7th would destroy one’s marriage.
Mars in the 7th, influences marriage. But everyone who has Mars in the 7th need not be alarmed. Mars being placed in the 7th would not necessarily wreck one’s marriage. We should examine whether marriage goes on the rocks merely due to Mars in the 7th House. There are other inauspicious configurations that contribute to breaking up of marriages.
As they are checked when examining Porondams, we should concern ourselves about them. These other planetary positions too should be checked. There are those who believe Mars in the 7th should be matched with another horoscope with the same configuration. Although there is some truth in it, it need not always be done. However horoscopes with malefics in the 7th House are believed to be suitable for those who have Mars in the 7th. The positive or negative influence of those planets too needs to be checked.
It is not harmful for those who belong to Taurus, Cancer and Libra to have Mars in the 7th. The 7th House of those who belong to Taurus is Scorpio and the 7th of those who belong to Cancer is Capricorn. For those who belong to Libra, the 7th is Aries. In such horoscopes Mars is exalted or Swakshetra in the 7th. Therefore it is not harmful. Mars is good for 7 when it is devoid of other malefic aspects. Mars in the 7th may even expedite marriage. It is exclusive for those who belong to Taurus, Cancer, and Libra.
If it is aspected by a benefic planet, Mars is not bad for the 7th House. But with the aspects of a malefic planet such as Saturn or Rahu, Mars in the 7th would give bad results. The best planet to be combined with Mars in the 7th is Jupiter as the malefic influence of Mars can be eliminated by Jupiter.
Mars’s position in the Navansha chart too is significant. It is mainly female horoscopes that are specially checked for Mars in the 7th. But all horoscopes with Mars in the 7th should be examined as regards marriage. A female with Mars in the 7th can enter into a successful marriage with other benefic aspects. However Mars in the 7th combined with malefic planets such as Rahu and Saturn would give bad results as it can cause obstacles to their marriages. Mars combined with the waning aspect of the Moon too gives bad results.
Mars in the 7th would give inauspicious results when it is debilitated or inimical. Badly positioned Mars is an obstacle to marriage. When Mars is malefic, Dasha of the ruler of 8th or 12th is also bad. Saturn Erashtaka in those periods too can be harmful. When Mars is malefic, Kethu Dasha too can be bad. If you are already married to an individual with Mars in the 7th, the malefic influence can be alleviated with Shanthi Karma. Therefore it is unwise to remain single merely owing to Mars located in the 7th House.