Mangal (Mars) stands for physical energy, self-confidence, ego, strength, anger, impulsiveness, heroism and adventurous nature. Mangal rules over blood, muscles and bone marrow. He is related with battle, war and soldiers. Mangal is considered a malefic of the first order. He is the rashi lord of Mesha (Aries) and Vrishchika (Scorpio), is exalted in Makara (Capricorn) and is debilitated in Karka (Cancer). The Sun, Moon and Jupiter are all considered friendly to him, while he is characterized by enmity or ill will towards Mercury. Venus and Saturn are neutral.
Mangal is the lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Mrigashirsha, Chitra and Shravishtha (or Dhanista). Mangal is associated with the color red, the metal brass and gemstone red coral. His element is fire, direction is south, season is summer. The food is pink lentil (masoor dal) and jaggery.
Mars, the God of War, is the ruler of Aries. Mars is the planet of energy, courage, action, patience, self-confidence and desire. Mars rules our survival instinct and other instincts such as aggression and anger. An individual with weakly placed Mars in his zodiac chart faces instability in both personal and professional life. On the other hand, a strongly placed Mars will show a lot of get up and go attitude and an ability to outlast competitors. Mars is the planet of action rather than reaction. The drive associated with Mars differs from that of the Sun in that it is self-assertion rather than assertion of the will; it is raw energy rather than creative energy. Mars teaches individuals how to cope up, face the circumstances in the face, release fears and understand how to stay stable. Mars is the push that gets us out of bed in the morning, our drive and desire nature, and our active energy.
Due to malefic effect of Mars, individuals can be impulsive, rash, impatient, aggressive and forceful. A person with a weak or harmful Mars suffers from blood disorders as well as digestive problems, accidents, operations, boils, piles, high & low blood pressure, anemia and injuries by fire arms. A combination of planet Mars with planet Rahu or Sun forms a bad Yoga known as Angarak Yoga. The presence of planet Mars in the 5th house is not considered good especially from progeny point of view and it can lead to miscarriage or abortions, especially so if the planet Mars is being aspected by any other malefic planet. The presence of planet Mars in the 8th house is indicative of accidents and surgeries, especially so if the Mars is in conjunction with any other malefic planet like Saturn, Rahu, Ketu and Sun.
Mangal Dosh Effects
- Rise in enemies
- Short tempered, rough nature, quarrelsome
- Involvement in malpractices
- Uncooperative toward family
- High blood pressure
- Accidents, cuts, wounds and surgeries
- Problems in sex organs, muscular system, left ear, face, head, sense of taste, pelvis, kidney, bladder, bone marrow, rectum and testicles
- Enmity with brothers
- Extravagance and self-inflicted suffering because of anger and rashness