Today we are going to discuss about one of the most dreaded Dosha in Vedic Astrology which is “MangalikDosha”. MangalDosha occurs if Mars is in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house in a person’s chart from the Ascendant or Moon. A person with this combinationin his/her horoscope is considered as Manglik.
It is considered to cause disharmony in married life of an individual, causing discomfort and tension in relationship, leading to severe disharmony among the spouses. This is believed to be caused because Mars is considered to be a fiery planet .In short it will have bad effect on Married life.
First let us discuss Mars being situated in the 1st house.First house is the general strength of a horoscope and it is also 7th from the 7th house.So it is considered important for Married life.I have explained this concept in my previous article about “Divorces in Marriage”.
Again why 2nd house and 4th house is considered that is because 2nd house is second most important house for married life as marriage brings changes into your family.As females move into a new family and for males, a new member comes into their family. 4th house is house of happiness and when Mars is placed in 4th house then happiness of a person is effected in a negative way.
Again 7th house placement is considered because 7th house generally is the house of spouse and marriage.
Well, 8th house and 12th house is considered because 12th house is for sexual life and bed pleasure.8th house is the house of in laws and as it is 2nd from 7th house so it indicates wealth from spouse.
As all of these house are related to marriage so placement of mars in any one of these considered bad for marriage.
But in my experience, I have seen a lot of people with this dosha enjoying a good married life except very few cases.That also because of their 7th lord and navamsha condition.
We need to take ManglikDosha seriously only when Mars is in 1st or 7th house. The reason is that when Mars is in 1st house then it aspects 7thhouse from its 7th aspect and 7th aspect is more important than 4th and 8th aspect. As 7th aspect is more powerful than 4th and 8th house. Mars is a natural malefic hence when situated in 7th house then also it give negative result in married life.
Lets discuss with some examples for better understanding Lets say For Aquarius ascendant, if Mars is placed in 1st house then it is considered to give negative results as Aquarius is a sign of back log and Mars is not comfortable here. As 3rd lord is generally considered as Death afflicting House. So when 3rd lord Mars is sitting in 1st house for Aquarius ascendant and aspects 7th house then it is bad for married life. Even Jupiter’s aspect in this case won’t give good results.
Again for Pisces and Leo ascendant, Mars in 1st house is not actually a ManglikDosha as 9th lord in 1st house is not a bad placement.
So your married life doesn’t depends on MangalikDosha. We need to consider the overall chart and navamsha.Some astrologers might scare you with this dosha but don’t worry as it not the sole point upon which your married life depends.