"Oriente Lux Occidente Lex " ( Out of the East Light, out of the West Laws ) - thus proclaimed the Latin scholars. The Orient became
synonymous with Light and Wisdom. The Occident with laws & conquest of the outer world. The West still dominates the fields of Science, Technology & Economics. The East was far more bothered aboutconquering the inner world: for the greatest conquest is the conquest of the Mind ! " The noblest conquest is the conquest of oneself " said Buddha. This inner conquest means to sublimate our ego, conquer our negative aspect and then redeem the world ! This is far more difficult than conquering the outer world !

The role of Mars in Horoscopy

Mars is the Defense Minister in the Government of the Almighty. On the
practical plane this fiery planet is the significator of administrative
ability. If the fire of Mars is not present in the natal chart, the native
will be a dreamer, lacking in the practical brilliance needed for success.

The term martial is derived from Mars. Police,defence, martial arts -
all these come under his domain. Fiery temparament and skill in war
are the prerogatives of Mars. If he be exalted in one's horoscope,
the native will become a cruel ruler ( as in Emperor Nero's horoscope).

Martian Effects in the 12 Houses
in Hindu Astrology 

 Mars in the Ascendant

Mars in the Ascendant makes anger-prone and fiery. May have
suffered some wounds in the body. Wont have much longevity.
Will be suffering from one ailment or the other. Will be fickle-
minded. Will be adventurous and cruel.

Mars in the Second House

Will have less wealth. Less education also. Will be serving people
who are evil. Will be argumentative. This position of Mars is not
good from the perspective of wealth and learning. All malefic
planets in the second are adverse for wealth.

Mars in the Third House

Will be very adamantine. Will be very adventurous and will be
the enjoyer of wealth , fame & all sorts of comforts. Will be
versatile. Will have good longevity.Will have a tendency to go
against Ethics & Morality.

Mars in the Fourth House

Will be devoid of relatives, houses, landed properties, maternal
happiness & conveyances. Will be subject to the influence of
women. Will be mentally tortured all the time.

Mars in the Fifth House

Will be devoid of sons, comforts & wealth.Will face a lot of calamities
and will be slightly famous. Will be fickle-minded. Will go against
Ethics & Morality. Will be adventurous & anger-prone.

Mars in the Sixth House

Will have a sound physique and good health. Will be the vanquisher
of enemies in the battle field. Wont have much fear in the mind. Will
have tremendous lust, fame & regal status.

Mars in the Seventh House

Will be indulging in unethical acts. Will be devoid of marital happiness.
Will be quarrelsome. Will be afflicted by many a disease. Life partner
will also be afflicted. Will be cruel-hearted.

Mars in the Eighth House

Will be afflicted in the body & mind. Will be devoid of wealth. Will have
less longevity. Will have less Dharma & Ethics in the mind.

Mars in the Ninth House

Will go against father& will be violent. Will harass people. Will be
a lover of the Occult . Will have occult power.

Mars in the Tenth House

Will have regal status. Will be very adventurous and enthusiastic.
Will be revered by the good. Will have good sons, fame & wealth.

Mars in the Eleventh House

Will have sons, wealth, comforts, prosperity, virility & determination.
Will have a lot of subordinates. Will be truly versatile. Will have the
gift of the gab or the divine gift of articulate speech.

Mars in the Twelfth House

Will have affliction to the eyes. Will be lazy. Will suffer economic
loss. May have to undergo incarceration.Will be sorrowful & health
will be adversely affected. Will be miserly.