Last updated on August 8th, 2021 at 07:34 pm
Why is Mars debilitated in Cancer? Mars is debilitated in Cancer because of losing courage, physical strength, willpower, drive, and ambition in the gentle and comfortable environment of Cancer. Mars desires an environment where the fiery energy can be fully expressed which Cancer fails to provide.
By default, the considered position is unfavorable for Mars as being fallen. However, it can provide extremely great results as well, when the debilitation is canceled, and Moon, the guiding planet for this Mars is auspiciously positioned and further leads to the formation of exceptionally powerful Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga combination.
Mars in this sign is in 4th and 9th from own signs Aries and Scorpio respectively. Whereas the 4th indicates mental peace, domestic happiness, peace of mind, real estate, agriculture, comforts, etc while the 9th signifies luck, fortune, higher wisdom, morals, ethics, and righteousness.
By default, negative results are created out of these significations as Mars is highly weak in debilitation. However, extremely great results can arise from the above-mentioned significations when the debilitation of Mars is canceled and a strong Raja Yoga is formed which is described at the end of the article.
It equally means, that the deeper outcomes of this combination are highly reliant on Moon, which becomes the guiding planet to Mars in the sign that is owned by Moon.
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Results of Mars in Cancer
Spiritual Significance of Debilitated Planets
At first glance, debilitated planets seem to provide a lot of inauspicious results as the definition suggests. Actually, debilitated planets are secret doors to exceptional self-improvement.
Namely, fallen planets are nothing but indicators of our immature traits and weakest spots which should be addressed carefully to evolve in every aspect of life.
By acknowledging and concentrating on our weakest spots and aspects that need improvement, we can end up mastering many things in ourselves.
It is often told that the ones who make mistakes learn more than the ones who barely do not make any.
Difficult experiences reflected by fallen planets give us many clues and opportunities to grow, rise, and evolve on a soul level.
Highly Volatile Emotions
Cancer is a gentle water sign which is characterized by being very sensitive and emotional. At the same time Mars, the planet of courage is very fiery and impulsive.
Hence, when these energies of water and fire are combined, it makes the flow of emotions extremely volatile.
What makes it more difficult is that Mars loses its strength in the sign of fall and therefore individuals with this combination find it very hard to keep their highly volatile thoughts under control which in turn damages their peace of mind.
This effect is proven by the fact that the 4th disposition formed by Mars in Cancer signifies peace of mind. As these energies are manifested inauspiciously by fallen Mars, it results in loss of mental peace and satisfaction.
However, if the Moon is dignified and/or cancels the debilitation, it helps to keep the emotions under control. That is because the Moon is the planet of mind and emotions. When it is strong, it also strengthens the mind by making it stable and resistant to various stress factors.
When also considering their volatile emotions and sensitive nature, they become angered easily but rarely express it. Instead, they live through their emotions and negative thoughts inside their head.
The reason why they barely express it is the loss of momentum, courage, strength, and willpower of Mars which prevents them to burst out their emotions, especially when they feel insecure or uncomfortable.
With that being said, they are subjects to displaced aggression. To be specific, they usually do not express their anger to the actual source but release it to someone who usually had no connection with the original conflict.
With that being said, as they keep their anger inside themselves for a prolonged period, their aggression is triggered suddenly. Their response is very explosive because of the pent-up resentment towards a situation, person, or issue.
Weakened Mars also causes a lack of drive to tackle issues directly when it is needed which causes them to hold up the anger inside them which causes an explosion of emotions later.
If Moon is dignified (well-placed sign wise) or cancels the fall of Mars, these natives are able to master their emotions and anger. It reflects their powerful emotional intelligence and ability to diminish that pent-up negative energy using various cognitive techniques.
Lack Of Domestic Happiness
Because of lacking courage, individuals with this combination usually release their aggression and anger on someone who is weaker than themselves such as close family members.
This leads to another effect of this combination which is linked to the 4th disposition, which signifies domestic peace.
As it is manifested negatively by weak Mars, it indicates a lack of domestic peace and harmony caused by their displaced aggression and unjustified anger which is released on innocent family members.
Actually, they are in constant need of emotional nourishment which might be the root of their unexplained anger when they are not able to get it from close ones.
Hence, it is not necessarily that these individuals desire to cause emotional distress to close ones but simply beg for help through anger that is ignited by deep insecurities.
Because they want to appear strong to others, they rarely speak out about what causes their emotional pain and insecurities. It makes understanding these natives more important than ever.
These individuals need frequent moral uplifting and support which increases their sense of security which in turn reduces the impulses of anger.
With that being said, when they find a perfect partner, who can offer this nourishment, they become very strong from inside.
If a dignified Moon supports weak Mars it not only stabilizes their mind but also makes them compassionate enough not to release their anger on innocent people and direct it elsewhere instead.
Speaking of which, anger can be useful to determine the root causes of negativity. As it is intensive and usually hard to control energy, it is possible to identify what causes the sudden anger immediately.
By labeling and understanding the energy of anger, it is possible to utilize it productively. In this case, the anger gives immediate signals that it is ignited by insecurity about close ones.
Accordingly, this anger can be used as secret information to improve the condition that ignites it. It is an initial weakness that can be transformed into a personal benefit.
In other words, by redirecting anger and harnessing it to battle immorality, it is possible to improve the effects of this planetary combination with the least amount of effort.
Lacking Courage & Righteousness
To start with, the primary signification of Mars is courage and when it gets debilitated, the level of courage gets compromised. Hence, these natives with Mars in Cancer tend to lack energy and valor.
This, in turn, leads to the formation of weak judgment. In other words, their decisions are sometimes not based on general ethics, but rather on personal weaknesses such as jealousy, fear, or other insecurities of mind.
The 9th disposition formed by Mars from its own sign in Cancer represents higher wisdom, spirituality, faith, religion, and righteousness. As the energies of this disposition are afflicted by fallen Mars, it causes a lack of righteousness and faith in almighty God.
It is not always the case that they do not believe in God at all. Most of them acknowledge it but the hazards of worldly life can take the best of them. The hazards that damage their courage and a sensitive inner core urge them to take action and protect themselves.
Hence, these natives are not necessarily against God but sometimes feel as if he is far away from them to offer help. As a result, the immediate dangers arising in front of their eyes can produce overwhelming fear that makes them perform unethical tricks in an attempt to protect themselves.
Hence, their decisions or actions motivated by inner fears and lack of faith are not always supported or backed by a higher wisdom, morals, and righteous principles. It also reflects that their actions are not always righteous either.
In addition to that, Mars itself is the planet of righteousness because it rules the 1st zodiac sign, Aries. That means that truth, will of God, and righteousness are always on the top. Hence courageous devotion to truth ensures prosperity while lacking righteousness causes the exact opposite.
The lack of courage also leads to situations where they are unable to protect truth or righteousness even when it is crucially necessary because they fear to confront the bad people. Instead, they are inclined to become associated with unethical people in order to feel saved.
Once they have done something or established connections with unethical figures, it is very difficult to get out of the chain of negative events.
What is more, they also tend to be unfaithful which decreases their self-belief. They feel as if they are unprotected which gives them the urge to step on the unethical path which may seem tempting but in reality, causes them more trouble.
Because of abandoning the truth and righteousness, which should always be the top priority, these individuals also lose luck and divine support when events pick up and the results of unethical actions unfold gradually.
Hence, they are often unfortunate or unlucky for the same reason. Matters are even worse when they are associated with unethical people as when the bad ones fall they take these natives with them.
However, if the Moon is dignified and/or cancels the debilitation, it definitely improves the situation. To be specific, a dignified Moon improves their thinking patterns by making them more dignified and righteous. What is more, a strong Moon also increases the courage of the mind.
Righteous thinking patterns, in turn, direct the actions (Mars) on more ethical pursuits which will eventually bring them more luck, prosperity, and success in undertakings.
When thinking patterns support compromised courage to take action, they are halfway there to win over their insecurities, fears, etc.
Moreover, a strong Moon blesses them with strong cognitive skills which allow them to make more logical decisions that in turn tremendously improve their judgment and help them stay away from situations where they could be possible pulled into troubles of this worldly life.
In classical scripture, Brihat Jataka is stated that these natives are very intelligent but also tend to become wicked. The intellect of this combination is indicated by many factors.
Firstly, Cancer is a 4th sign which is governed by the planet of the mind, the Moon. Mars is the planet of mentality and intuitive intelligence as it governs 1st (mentality, intellect) and 8th (intuition, deep wisdom) zodiac signs.
The 9th disposition, as stated before, signifies higher wisdom and philosophy. When combining all these matters the intelligence is indeed amplified. However, fallen Mars by default shows that these natives are in danger of using it unethically.
While their valor is decreased, they try to come out with mind tricks and opportunities, which give them temporary success where truthfulness and valor are not required.
It is a direct result of a planet of courage, action, and warrior being in the soft and gentle environment of Cancer. As Mars feels uncomfortable there it automatically starts to engineer various clever ways to battle various issues in life.
They can come up with brilliant tricks/illusions to cause damage to their enemy using the power of the mind. Usually, they attack out of their inner fears and weaknesses.
While using mental cleverness to avoid dangers is good. However, intelligence must not be used unethically as it produces negative outcomes over time.
Their intellect reflects their exceptional mental cleverness which enables them to generate various clever tricks for selfish purposes. Even though they are capable of it, they can avoid becoming wicked from the mind.
With that being said, they perform their attacks in a disguised way because they do not want to deal with the consequences of their actions and face confrontation with their enemies.
Their cleverness of the mind is further supported by the 9th disposition of Mars from its own secretive and intuitive sign Scorpio. This extends and strengthens their clever mind and makes it very deep, profound, and penetrating.
The fall of Mars misguides these energies often which means that they are tempted to use their ideas unethically to cause damage to others unless a strong Moon guides Mars (actions) out of trouble.
Moreover, a dignified Moon further extends mental intellect and makes them wise both intuitively and cognitively. Mars in this combination adds enthusiasm and passion to attain as much wisdom as possible.
The best thing about this cancellation is that it enables using exceptional wisdom and intellect to overcome very hard adversities with ease. Wisdom is something that always prevails everything, especially brute force.
Because they lack courage, sense of righteousness, and are very sensitive at the same time, these natives become highly manipulative.
This, in turn, can lead to them playing victims to attempt to attain selfish goals. In fact, the 4th disposition along with the Moon-ruled Cancer sign indicates that they are clever in manipulating the emotions of other people.
Therefore, they often use this tactic of artificially victimizing themselves in order to gain sympathy from others in order to gain benefits.
It is proven that this using this tactic can bring short-term success but causes more trouble than benefits in the long run, when real facts start to surface, which will happen sooner or later.
Hence, when they apply this tactic, they cause more long-term harm to themselves. It is highly advised not to use this tactic to improve prosperity, mental peace, and stay away from trouble.
Alternatively, these tactics can be used to protect the righteous and battle against the immoral. By doing this, they naturally diminish the negative effects of fallen Mars and promote auspicious effects which there are plenty of.
With that being said, a strong Moon improves their thinking patterns which allows them to acknowledge their weaknesses and results of bad tactics. As a result, they become foresighted and avoid using such immoral tactics for selfish purposes.
Jealous & Envious
In ancient scripture, Yavanajataka is stated that Cancer Mars individuals often have their eyes on the food and clothes (read wealth) of other people. This is a great source of envy which leads to bad actions and resentment.
The jealousy is also increased because of the damaged 9th disposition which signifies gratitude and fortune. As Mars is fallen, it damages these energies making these natives often ungrateful.
Lack of gratitude, in turn, leads to situations where they start to desire things, success, and fortune of other people. They start to compare their lives with the ones of others and this constant waste of mental energy hinders their own progress.
When they concentrate on the matters of other people, they waste their own time, motivation, and energy which leads to untaken actions.
It is important for these natives to stay away from actions inspired by jealousy over the success of other people. When they see that someone has some special gift, talent, or luck, they should try to be happy for them instead of wasting their inner power for that bad guy called envy.
In case they still choose to take the unethical path, it is important to note it activates fallen Mars and damages a very important significance of the 9th disposition, which is luck.
The negatively activated 9th (luck, fortune) disposition reflects having little or no luck/divine support at all when all the bad deeds must be repaid.
The best way to battle jealousy is to count your own blessings which are skills, talents, available resources, achievements, etc.
By shifting focus on our own lives and blessings, we start to realize that our motivation increases to take proper action and succeed. Increased prosperity, in turn, helps to let go of envy completely.
Also, we shall never compare our story to someone else’s because we all have different timelines (planetary periods and placements) which unfold in unique ways. Thus, it is utterly unreasonable to compare the life paths of two different people.
Special Planetary Combination
For Cancer ascendant, the Parivartana yoga or mutual exchange combination between Mars in Cancer in the 1st house and Moon in Scorpio in the 5th house can bestow abundant emotional strength to the native.
In addition to that, they have a strong emotional attachment with their life project/path which increases the level of success to a great extent. It is because they really put all their heart if what they do.
Most often they have had earlier troubles or sufferings related to what they wish to accomplish.
The negative experiences are due to the debilitation of the Moon, which indicates sufferings or negative experiences during childhood. Therefore they get to witness excellent results in the pursuit of their goals.
Neecha Bhanga Raj Yoga Mars
The positive results of Mars in Cancer get amplified when the debilitation of Mars gets canceled which further leads to the formation of an exceptionally powerful combination called Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga Mars.
If the combination occurs, the initial negative traits of Mars are converted into strengths through hardships and valuable experience in life.
Neecha Bhanga Raj Yoga Mars becomes very strong and blesses with a strong intuition and extremely clever mind which they will learn to direct in pious ways productively. As a result, they will release anger, and jealousy from their minds as well in the process.
The experience of low self-esteem and loss of courage due to extreme conditions and experience cause the native to evolve and develop a resistant inner and outer core that is able to protect from all threats.
In addition to that, it makes the native very patriotic, sometimes even over-protective. Besides this, it can also bless with power, authority, and affluence over the masses.
The special ability of Cancer Mars the debilitation od which is canceled is the prevention of disasters, conformation, and challenges.
Namely, their overprotectiveness and cautiousness give them the urge to foresee the possible issues of the future and take action in the present moment to prevent disasters from happening.
In other words, individuals with beneficial Cancer Mars are able to prevent wars, confrontations, and litigation to a great extent.
Wealth Through Real-Estate & Water
Mars signifies real estate simultaneously with the 4th sign and house in Vedic astrology. Therefore, when the planet of landed property is in the sign of conveyances, gains through real estate, land, and conveyances are indicated.
This interest actually has another motivator as well which is their insecure inner core. It means that they always thrive to attain emotional security through the security and comfort that real estate is able to offer. Hence, real estate becomes the most natural way for them to restore emotional well-being.
As the force of Mars in Cancer is replaced with the power of the mind, these natives know secret and good ways to attain real estate, comforts, and wealth through it.
Various ancient scriptures state that these natives earn also well through water-related items and services. That is because Cancer is of water element in which Mars gives the urge to take action in related fields.
As water is also related to protection and nurture, these natives thrive well in catering and other activities related to offering care and protection. As Mars denotes adventure, they are able to prosper and find their passion in overseas traveling, the shipping industry, tourism, etc.
Defense & Rescue
People with Mars in Cancer are also good defenders of their homes or home countries. It is all thanks to their traits that make them extremely defensive.
Their way of fighting is to retreat and avoid the fight, even when the actual fight is required. According to this, they perform well in activities related to nurturing or rescuing.
In modern days, even the army offers Cancer Mars natives a great environment to prosper as direct fighting is rarely involved.
The reason for this is that modern days use more mental skills and secret tactics in defeating the opponent which is perfectly suitable for such natives. With that being said, for strong mental skills, Moon must be in good condition and dignified.
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