Mars in certain houses creates difficulties for harmony in marriage and relationship. These are very much stressed in Hindu astrology. They are the first, fourth, seventh, eighth and twelfth houses. Exceptions are for the first house if the sign is Aries, for the fourth house if it is Scorpio, for the seventh if it is Capricorn or Pisces, for the eighth if it is Cancer and for the twelfth if it is Sagittarius.
Such a placement of Mars shows potential conflict in relationship or difficulties in the life of the spouse. A person with such a planetary placement should generally only marry another person with a similar one. Mars in the seventh appears to be the most difficult of these (though it often gives success in the social world) and Mars in the first or eighth is often difficult as well. Mars in the first can make us aggressive or contentious in our behavior. Mars in the seventh can cause conflict in relationship and the seeking to dominate. Mars in the eighth may give a strong sexual drive or indicate the early death of the partner. Mars in the fourth may show an aggressive subconscious or emotional nature. Mars in the twelfth may indicate hidden passion or the wasting away of our vital energies. Hence each of these placements has a different meaning. A strong Mars in the chart of a woman is regarded as difficult for marriage from the Hindu point of view as it may make her dominate her husband and perhaps indicate his ill health or even death in extreme cases.
Such placements should not be interpreted simplistically since many charts have them to at least some degree. Again they should be reinforced by other negative influences to the seventh house, its lord and the marriage significator. Moreover, they reflect a more passive role for women in society and may not be so applicable in the modern world where the woman has to work and may therefore need a stronger Mars, which most of these positions gives. In this regard, Kuja Dosha for a woman may only require that she has a more independent type marriage, possibly her own carrier and perhaps no children. If the factors representing relationship are afflicted by other malefics (like the Sun, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu), a person may have difficulties in relationship even without Kuja Dosha.
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