Mars in Cancer ♋️ ⋆ Debilitated


Last updated on November 8th, 2022 at 01:01 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.

Displaced Anger

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.

Religious truth & wisdom to bless your life

Keep repenting and repeating secretly in mind: "God is enough for me and I bear witness that there is no other worthy of worship than the Almighty Creator alone" for the joy and abundance of God to flow in.
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness to attain salvation) his/her goal, Allah (english: God) makes his/her heart rich, and organizes his/her affairs, and the world comes to him/her whether it wants to or not.
(Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2465)

And God is the most merciful and loving. The God Almighty said: By My might and majesty, I will continue to forgive them, as long as they seek My forgiveness.
(Musnad Aḥmad 11237)

And God protects the faithul more than a caring Mother protects her child.
(Sahih al-Bukhari 5999)

Do not perform idolatry, impiety, disrespect for parents. Never endanger lives (saving one life is like saving whole humanity). Do not commit theft, adultery, false witness (disregard all cruel conspiracies towards innocent believers), and do not envy.
(Surat al-An’am 6:151-153)

The Messenger of God [PBUH] used to stress charity in his sermons, and prohibit mutilation. But protect truth and believers at all costs.
(Sunan an-Nasa'i 4047)

There must be no racism, sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women, and increased rewards get those who educate women especially who suffer in calamities.
(The Last Sermon, Riyad as-Salihin 278)

Holy Prophet [PBUH] raised the status of and established legal rights for women which were never present before, and protected them from harassment, and stressed duty and good treatment to mother. Also, completely prohibited injustice towards girl-children (unjust people used to get rid of them for financial reasons).

(Sahih al-Bukhari 3446, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 5, al-Baqarah 2:228)

All people are practically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.

All people are practically beleivers if they believe in one God, The Prophets (some of them: Solomon, Moses, Jesus) and The Seal of Prophets (Muhammad) peace be upon them. That is, do not be quick to judge and leave judgment to God except when there is direct threat to righteous beleivers.
I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying while pointing his hands towards the east: The turmoil would appear from this side; verily, the turmoil would appear from this side (he repeated it thrice)(Sahih Muslim 2905e).

Muhammad [PBUH] was most akin to Jesus [PBUH], who is coming back, and the best of people will be under protection of Jesus [PBUH].
(Riyad as-Salihin 1808)

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet [PBUH]

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.

A negatively formed 9th disposition via an undignified planet of action shows that oftentimes lack of faith increases the tendency to take immoral shortcuts. Lack of faith also shows not having some pious or higher goal integrated with action in the venture. Without a higher goal, one may be in danger of submitting to an evil thing named selfish greed. Instead, one should submit to one and only almighty God which will protect oneself from wrongdoings (that lead to disasters).

Surely, one may attain selfish goals but without lasting happiness and when difficulties strike, lack of faith shows tremendously decreased valor and enthusiasm leading to destruction. More importantly, lack of faith combined with unethical acts repels support and protection from Almighty God. To avoid such disastrous effects from manifesting, one should apply increased effort to guard against the evil named selfish greed. Before taking on ventures or adventures, always assign a higher goal to it for it helps to remain on a straight path and not become crooked along the way, even when periodic difficulties strike, which are part of the test by 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.

Mentally Clever

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.

Highly Manipulative

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 indicates (like timepiece) being blessed with (by God) 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.

Discover Mars in various astrological houses for more extensive results.

Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. References to The Last Word of God are included not to mix Sunnah Kitab or Quran with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Always know that this science and the latest religious revelations are separated from each other for more than 5000 years. If you were to evolve from old Vedic science and adopt the latest religious teaching, the leap is worth more than 5000 years of human evolution. I am currently conducting theological updates on all articles, hence some errors may be there. All credit for increased wisdom goes to the best & brightest man who ever walked on Earth who is no other than the Greatest Blessing For Humanity & Seal of Prophets Muhammad ﷺ, and people who kindly taught me the Word of God. All glory to God Almighty.

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Martin Boldovski

All the articles are based on the information given by Ancient Sages as seen from various classical sources which are addressed to Vedic enthusiasts. My intention is to deliver this knowledge in the most original form possible, i.e free of blasphemy, with elaborated explanations which are supported by actual observations to help Vedic enthusiasts get rid of confusion and introduce the right guidance via The Last Word to get closer to God and attain inner bliss.


  • A common misconception occurs when people try to understand mars and cancer separately then synthesise their traits. People with mars in cancer are actually EXTREMELY confrontational, perhaps out of all signs they are the most emotionally assertive. Whilst a capricorn mars may have drive, the mars in cancer native has a much stronger powerhouse for action. Perhaps this is one of the most commonly mis-understand placements of all.

    • Mars loses its courage, strength, and power to confront in Cancer. That is why it is considered debilitated in this sign. Over 6000 years old science created by ancient sages can not be wrong in this. When we stick to the very basics, we can actually get the most precise results. By not ignoring and confronting the truth, we can truly learn and evolve in life.

      In case if Mars is in Cancer while being in a friendly/exalted D9, it is able to regain some of its strength. Not only that they have a clever and powerful mind, but also the courage to use it.

      However, individuals with this combination should avoid deception for selfish purposes which will naturally boost Mars in their chart. That is because being honest and truthful amplifies general courage. Having courage improves their ability to take action and become prosperous in life.

  • I am guessing that the Neech Bhang Raj Yoga occurs only when, the moon is in scorpio. But how would the effect of mars and moon manifest if the moon is in aries?
    If you do answer it, do add it in the context of Leo Lagna as well.
    Great insights, I have come across after a long time on the internet. CHEERS!!

    • Hello, Adarsh! Aries Moon adds oil to their already volatile emotions. However, Moon being dignified in Aries increases their courage to be more honest. Moon is in 10th (Kendra) from Mars and 9th (Trikona) from Ascendant which gives relief to debilitation by canceling it but not forming Raja Yoga.

  • Hey thank you for this article. I have Cancer in Mars in my first house and as an Ascendant, this is very true and at 27 I finally realize that no matter what I do I always have to be honest even if I am talking about personal stuff. If not then yes I can turn into a raging maniac that just wants revenge, but it’s a process. Thank you for the insight.

    • You are welcome and I am very glad that you found it useful. I would like to thank you for your honest feedback. By your honesty in this comment, I can definitely tell that you have managed to control your Mars and naturally strengthen it by acknowledging your weaknesses and taming them. Respect for that!

  • Hey, thanks for sharing this. I have retrograde mars in Cancer. I’ve heard people say if a planet is retrograde in debilitated sign, the debilitation is cancelled, or even exalted. What do you think about this?

    • Hello, Sherry!
      Phaladeepika 4.4 states: A retrograde planet is endowed with strength. Its aspect rays have full efficiency and brilliance even when fallen or placed in inimical sign.

      Phaladeepika 9.20: When a planet is in retrograde phase, it becomes as strong as an exalted planet even when being in the sign of its fall.

      Saravali 5.14: If a planet is retrograde and exalted, it is unable to produce good effects. That does not mean that it gives bad results.

      Saravali 5.39: A natural benefic planet, when in retrogression, is capable of blessing kingdom, or similar results. A natural malefic retrograde planet, however, causes directionless wandering.

      In Horasara it is stated that a retrograde fallen planet diminishes the effects of debilitation. That is because a retrograde planet is very strong and thus capable of overcoming its own faults. However, in condition when this planet is not in 6th, 8th, or 12th houses. First of all, retrograde planet amplifies the energies of the house.

  • How do mars in cancer in 4th house along with moon in cancer in the same house manifest for an aries ascendant ? Shed some light please 🙏

    • Hello Jay!

      As the dispositor of Mars, Moon is in trine and quadrant (1st house) from Mars and in its own sign, it relieves many negative effects of this combination while promoting good outcomes.

      Mars is the lord of 1st and 8th houses and positioned in the 4th house.
      Moon is the lord of the 4th house and positioned in the 4th house in its own zodiac sign Cancer.

      For more extensive results, please read additional relevant articles and combine them.

  • Hi Martin!

    Firstly, many thanks for your profound insights.

    I have the similar combination of Mars in Cancer ( 1st House ) and Moon in Scorpio ( 5th House ). I admit that facing extreme situations does help in realizing and evolving your inner strength and courage.

    Can this be called as a Neechbhang raja yoga?

    • Hello Rohan!

      I am very glad that you found these insights useful. This is one of the most special and complicated combinations. As Moon is in trine from its hostee Mars, this combination is eligible to cancel the debilitation. At the same time, Moon itself is weakened which has additional side effects.

      Alternatively, you can also further examine (or have it examined for you) whether you have NBRY which makes Mars especially strong.

  • Thank you so much Martin for this information. I can 100% relate to this article and I have all the weaknesses that you mentioned above. Reading this article was like reading myself and my habits. I really cannot confront in-front of anyone, I have very low confidence and always doubting myself and living with fear all the time.
    My Mars is in Cancer sign in the 8th house with 01 degree 25′ and my Moon is in Taurus Sign in 6th house with 20 degree 43′. I am searching for job and I have problems and fear with presenting myself in front of the interviewer which is affecting me badly.
    Can you please advice me with some tips on how should I strengthen my Mars and what practice should I inculcate in my daily life for long term results.

    Thank you so much in advance for the help.

    • Hello Shreya,

      To begin with, it is a sign of a well-guided Mars and strong Moon that you acknowledge your weaknesses. By not ignoring them, you are able to overcome your weaknesses with ease.

      In your situation, the masculinity of Mars is replaced with a more gentle Moon. Hence, to be prosperous you should concentrate on your strong Moon and avoid activities that require natural traits of Mars, such as confrontation.

      When you choose your activities or career path, pick the one where you can work by utilizing your strong Mind. To naturally improve Mars, maintain honesty as much as possible as this way you do not have to confront any serious issues in the future. This is my quick practical advice that helps to bring out your strengths and avoid weaknesses at the same time.

  • Thank you for the reply Martin! I always try to defend myself trying to portray that I am perfect or make sure that my words or choices doesn’t hurt anyone. I am definitely gonna try to be more honest.
    This will help me push and work more on that.
    I really appreciate your help.

    Thank you for the information.

  • I have mars in cancer in 10th house, moon in aquarius in 6th house and I can relate to some of this. Just some… I dont even know how to be deceptive, I am always honest with people. And I dont feel that anger you mention, I am actually a very relaxed person. I am not impulsive, I think before I act. I noticed that majority of the people I have encountered seems like they dont think right. It seems like they just reacting to the enviroment. Mars in cancer in this generation is a good placement. All we have to do is learn how to be assertive in our communication. In my opinion fighting is a very ugly and animal thing… as a person who believes in personal growth, we have to learn how to communicate properly.

    • Hello Gabriel,

      Thank you for sharing your feedback and positions. While I am personally always inclined to see positive in everything, even in fallen positions, I must be straightforward and honest when interpreting planetary combinations publicly.

      In your situation, Moon is in trine from its hostee Mars which improves this combination a lot and reflects your relaxed attitude and ability to overcome weaknesses indicated by Mars in Cancer. Your Moon is in 8th from Cancer sign which signifies your inclination to dive deep into various topics which helps you to calm your mind. You are also interested in endless and deep discussions as your comment reflects as well.

      When it comes to reacting to the environment, it has more to do with the planets of mind and mentality, such as Mercury and Moon. If they are well placed they bless with increased cognitive abilities and emotional intelligence respectively which are crucial for independent thinking and not being provoked easily by environmental factors. Communication must be analyzed using the 3rd house and Mercury mainly.

      As I also mentioned in the article, if the cancellation of debilitation occurs and leads to the formation of Neecha Bhanga Raja Yoga, it can transform the weaknesses into great strengths. As Cancer is linked to cognitive thinking a lot, this combination influences the mind mainly which further leads to actions.

      • Ok, thank you for the reply.

        My mercury is in Leo in 12th house, and I am also a Leo sun in 11th and virgo ascendent..

        One think I did not understand in your comment is, does my placements cancel my mars debilitation?

        And also, I have north node in 1st house in Libra, which is the opposite sign from 1st house.

        Meaning south node in 7th house in Aries… I feel like I have a very cool and balanced personality.

        yet I dont know how to make my north node in 1st house active… because is in Libra.

        I dont understand because having mars in 10th house, its like mars is having a blast in 10th house, but…. is in cancer… so my astrological map actually makes me a little confused.

        Leos should learn aquarian traits, but I already have sun in 11th, and moon in aquarius, I feel like its a plus.

        I look deep inside myself, most leos cant even see themselves. And with virgo asc, I do not like to be center stage.

        Same thing in the north and south nodes… does this helps me or make it worse? hahahah

        Thank you for your honesty, and great job on your website.

  • Hi Martin, your article struck a note with me. I have always been open and honest, but deliberately omitting consistency on what I really think and feel to different people. That is my form of emotional deceit traced back to non-confrontation. It’s either an avoidance strategy of mulling over problems or all-out overkill when my discomfort becomes anger. However, I would not say I lack courage, just perhaps conviction.

    My Mars is in my 1st house in Cancer, opposing Uranus, Neptune, and North node in Capricorn in 7th. These planets all square Mercury in Aries in 10th. If I understand currently, Neptune is debilitated in Cap while Mars is exalted in Cap. Aries is the sign for Mars. Would any of these aspects have any Neecha bhanga effects to negate the debilitation?
    Thanks again for your insights.

    • Hello Pat! I am very grateful to receive such a detailed comment from you as it helps me to understand this combination at a deeper level.

      Courage is a generalized term and it can have thousands of sub meanings depending on the context. As Mars is in your 1st house, which represents its own energies, you are likely to be a very active person. At the same time, your mentality (1st house) is influenced by a sensitive Cancer sign which gives this effect you described. Cancer is a very clever sign and it gives you the ability to harness the strategy of dodging emotions.

      As this combination influences the 9th house energies a lot, which is all about faith, optimism, and higher wisdom, your sensitive nature makes you often doubt in your self which in other words means a lack of conviction. The cancellation of debilitation works only with classical planets. It is good to analyze the whole chart to determine that.

      It seems to be a solid proof that usually people who have strengthened Mars in Cancer speak openly to me and comment here without any hesitation. Being able to face reality and acknowledge the truth is the first prominent sign that the initial weaknesses have evolved into strengths over time. After all, mistakes are our greatest teachers.

      I am glad that you find these insights helpful.

  • Hi Martin.

    I have Mars in 10th house in its debilitation sign Cancer.

    And the dispositor of 10th house Saturn is in the 7th house in Aries.

    In my chart Saturn in 7th house in Aries is retrograde.

    My moon is in Aquarius and saturn rules aquarius.

    And I have Jupiter in 4th house in Capricorn and it is also retrograde.

    Can you please tell me if this mean that my mars debilitation gets cancelled?

    Thank you for the work you`ve been putting into your website. Great job!

  • Hi Martin. I am tempted to ask you if I do have NBRY. My Mars is in Cancer in the first house along with exalted Jupiter in Cancer. Moon is in leo in the second house. And Saturn in Capricorn in the 7th. Could you kindly tell me if this NBRY or just NB?

    • Hey Martin, I found your article blunt and to the point, which is good. The part about displaced anger is true and its something I am already working on.

      Trying to ask a question once again with courage.
      I have mars in the first house in cancer. Jupiter in cancer in the first house. Lord of the sign in which mars in exalted, saturn, in capricorn in kendra in the 7th house. Moon in leo in the second house.
      Is this neech bhanga, neecha bhanga raja yoga, or none?

  • Hi Martin,

    I’m in love with someone who’s Mars is in Cancer. For scope, so is his sun as mercury. However, he has a Gemini moon Venus and stellium. He doesn’t seem to have a problem communicating. I’m often shocked by how quickly he can process his emotions and interpret them to words. But he does seem to swing between love bombing me and then complete avoidance. I’m a Taurus sun, Scorpio moon, Gemini Mars. Do you think this is something we can overcome?

    • Hello Alexis!

      Thank you for sharing some details about your situation. Communication is a combination of many indicators in a birth chart. We have to calculate. combine, and analyze Mercury, 3rd house, and the strength of planets in Gemini as all those signify communication. In addition to that, the 2nd house signifies speech or how the voice is created.

      Even though he has Mars Mercury conjunction in Cancer, he still has a good communication style because of probably other strong indicators. However, these planets are both undignified in Cancer, which is the sign of the mind. It shows that he is very wise in speaking and can easily translate their thoughts, ideas, and emotions into communication.

      On the other hand, this combination can also show that he is skilled in manipulating with his words and creating an illusion about his emotions, at times. Whether and when he applies his wisdom of communication for good or bad purposes is dependent on many factors, mainly on planetary periods.

      You explained that he is attacking with emotions or communication. This is a direct result of displeased anger caused by Mars in Cancer which is expressed through communication as Mercury joins this combination.

      Your Mars and Venus synastry conjunction definitely helps to keep the freshness in your relationship despite the friction you mentioned above. This conjunction is one of the main combinations that attract you towards each other.

      It is very difficult to tell the final outcomes and deeper match between you without carefully analyzing both your holistic charts and all aspects in synastry. If you wish me to conduct this deeper analysis, please let me know by contacting me through the contact form on the main page of this site.

    • Hello John and thank you for showing interest. You can contact me by requesting a reading and mentioning my name in the letter. The form can be opened from the footer of this website. Best regards.

  • I have Jupiter and Moon in Scorpio Ascendant, Mars Retrogade in Cancer in 9th House. Is this a good or a bad combination for me? Is this combination going to help me in my career? What career should I choose- Jewellery or Construction?

  • Hello ,
    I have mars in cancer in 8th house, and my moon is severely damaged in 11 by aspects of debilitated Saturn in 5th house and debilitated mars also aspecting moon from 8th house and ketu aspecting moon from 3rd house and my moon is also waning moon.
    I’m really tired with mental problems, I have sudden ups and downs in my mental state. I feel suicidal most of the times. I’m really gave up on mental problems. Please help if you can…

    • Hello Sachin

      Thank you for openly sharing your situation. Please know that we all go through a certain amount of suffering which is important for our evolution both internally and externally.

      There is a powerful religious saying that God never gives a burden that one is unable to carry. There is a lot of truth behind it.

      On the bright side, because you endure more suffering than the average person, you are also designed to withstand more pressure and are therefore stronger but do not recognize it yet.

      As soon as difficult periods pass, which shall pass, you will be grateful for all your hardships for they have made you stronger and smarter.

      Best Wishes

  • Brother Martin,
    very good insight of Mars, i have faced much hardships
    17 june 1974, 8.31 Am Salem, Tamilnadu India
    right now running Rahu – Venus, Rahu period , will be end on 2022, 2023 onwards Jupiter mahadasa Starts, since i am a cancer ascent, i see my seventh lord saturn combusted in 12th house , along with mercury, this has troubled the marriage , and despite making all matrimony site richer trying a long haul of 18 years, net result is zero, as venus , is afflicted by moon which is lacking pakshbal
    that is what life swinged bad. so far, mars lost its power being debiliated , and mercury, sun , all messed up, the only hope was Jupiter , ouch it was in 8th house , with 6 astavarga points , and in bhava chat it has moved to 9th house , and jupter is in own nakshatra, so i can sit on streets and heal people, there might a possibility, Rahu , being in scorpio gived me stress , IS Rahu powerful, he helped me to intract with foreigners, but still not able to find a spouse, Ketu in 11 th house, yup not yet fruitful result yet

    1. My venus dasa ( Garabashista) . > icecreams and goodiesand movies
    2. Sun Dasa – Hacked by a street guy , carried me in his shoulder so that i cant even breath , intent me to chop my arms and eyes and put me on streets, exatly like slum dog milloner , God send a lady on the street questioned that guy what he is doing the kid, he just dropped me and ran away, Poor in school education, lot of complaints, failures, a failed kid
    3. Moon dasa he helped to get though highschool , exatly when i need a break , 1990, he helped to pass diploma and give a peace of mind, but still faced humilations

    4. Mars. dasa Wandering in streets of chenai selling tea sachets , and odd jobs, dejections and depression and moved me to middle east a labour ,humilations,back to india again jobless wandering , entering to saudi, fear of enemies , dealth like situation, job less mars – venus better job afer big u turn, Mother passed away
    5. Rahu Dasa , Marriage and divorce , travel to far land . Rahu- Ji venus . Stress , Emergency room, death of dad, who was motivation, termination from jobs,facing humilation from marriage proposals for past 18 years , under stresss , depression, body shivering , isolation. Taking control , doing yoga, breathing, slowley building back the confidene , Rest left . Rahu – Sun, Rahu – Moon and Rahu- MArs
    currently Rahu- Venus – with Ketu Anthardasa .

    Do I meet any one at this age of 45, ? Juipter will help ?



  • HAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAA I’m sorry I couldn’t control it. I burst out laughing cause you technically wrote everything that I am 😂.

    I Have this Mars in Cancer in the 4th house and have a Moon in Taurus .. but I have Aries as Rising sign. How do you read it?

  • Hi Martin,,

    That was a great overview and details as well.

    Mars in Cancer is neecha for sure. But will it not reduce its ill effects for Aries and scorpio ascendant ? Lagna Lord does offer some benefits.

    Also taking it a level deeper. How does it behave with various houses in D9 – Cancer to Pieces ?

  • Debilitated Mars is in cancer lagna. Moon is in 4th house ( libra). Debilitated and retrogaded Saturn is in Aries (10th House). Jupiter in 2nd house. Saturn is in the same sign in Navamsa chart. exalted Mars is in Capricon in Navamsa chart. One astrologer said this situation is loop Neecha bhanga raja yoga. Is this true?

  • Hello sir, your in depth knowledge is amazing with extremely good analysis. My son dob is 1/7/2004, 11.12am, place of birth is Kuwait. His moon and Mars are debilatated in 3rd and 11th house and he is going through mental weakness. Can you give me some insight about his future. Will he get neejabangha. Will you pls help me by giving an analysis on his chart. Thank you very much in advance.

    • Dear Martin, you are spot on. I have a debilitated Mars in the 12th house and I am always reluctant to confront someone and lack the inner courage.
      I also have Jupiter and Moon in the 5th house of Sagittarius. Does this have any effect on the debilitated Mars?

      • Hello Bhavna and thank you for sharing your feedback.

        Moon, the guide of Mars is with well placed Jupiter which definitely helps to reduce Cancer Mars effects. It makes you very faithful, humble, and wise. Trusting the universe is what protects you and most of the time you do not need even confront anyone as you are humble and kind by nature. You attract fewer enemies which means no need to confront them in daily life.

  • Hi Martin,
    Indeed it was a great information regrading mars in cancer , could you please provide some insight regarding this having mars in cancer in 7th house and 7th lord moon is in 12th house i.e Sagittarius for Capricorn ascendant, is this placement beneficial for marriage life?? We would be very grateful if you provide some ray of light on this concept

  • Sir please clarify my doubt! Does 7th lord mars is in 5th house of Virgo sign in d1 chart and and also this mars also falls in 5th house of d9 chart in cancer sign and also aspects by Saturn from 11th house means in debilitation! But the moon of d9 chart is placed in 8th house in Libra ! Does this mars’s debilitation cancel by this situation!
    Does my wife will be loyal, honest ,caring?
    Does I have any one or more than 1 marriage? I have Jupiter Saturn in 1st house in d1 and Jupiter placed in 2nd house in d9!

    • Dear Martin
      I am an Aries ascendent having debilitated Mars in 4th house along with Rahu and Moon is well placed in 9th house in saggitarius. Kindly tell me how my Mars dasha will be. Will it give me some serious health issues etc. Kindly reply

  • Dear mam,
    My Mars is with Rahu in Cancer in my 4th house. I am an Aries ascendent. I am suffering from lack of self confidence and lot of stress. My mind is always restless. Pl guide me and tell how will be my Mars. Will the dasha of Mars give very bad results dasa. Will it create any health problems. Plz reply back. My regards.

  • Do you have any generalized tips on overcoming debilitated mars? My Mars is in cancer in 11th house opposite Jupiter in Capricorn and moon in Leo 11th. I have a hard time being straightforward and tend to avoid confrontation, which eventually leads to bottled up emotions and resentment. Then I let it all loose at the wrong time and to the wrong extent.

  • I have mars mercury in cancer in 10 th house and moon with Venus in Taurus in 8 th house tell me please what it signifying and what are the result of this combination is it forming neech bhang or not

  • Hey Martin such wonderful and brilliant insights very good blog can’t take my eyes off your works. I have moon in libra (swati ) lord rahu in Scorpio Mars in ashlesha (fallen) jupiter in kanya ascendant Mercury in mrigasirisha double cancelation happening pls enlighten with your thoughts 🙏😀??

  • I have mars in 8th house cancer .. saggitarus accedent….my mars aspecting moon,Venus, mercury, saturn in Aquarius..was my deblication cancelled here

  • I have a moon conjunct retrograde mars in the sign of cancer in ashlesha in the 11th house.
    This is very difficult for me.
    I’m so static, I’m afraid of taking any action and it hurts my quality of life.
    I can’t express anger and resentment when it’s necessary, I’ve been waiting too long.
    The good thing is that I am always aware of it all, but again the action is often absent.
    I have even withdrawn into myself so as not to harm others due to inadequate expression of anger and rage, but this makes me lonely and unhappy.
    Im 27 now.

  • I want to know that what does it mean when mars is in cancer (2nd house) and moon in leo (3rd house) for gemini ascendant.I`m asking you `cause i` have this allignment in my horoscope.And also my mercury is in 1st house also.

  • Wow! I’m so happy I came upon this website! Gave me so much peace of mind. Thank you so much!
    Even after reading comments and responses I’ve been able to get a great understanding of myself.
    I have Mars in Cancer 23° 50′ 27″ and have always been notorious for never finishing anything I started. Always doubted myself, mostly come teenage years. I’ve never been a fan of confrontations or arguments- definitely prefer a Laissez Faire approach. However, with raised position in a company, I have had the necessity to confront people which was very unpleasant. But this also cause extreme loss of peace of mind, skyrocketing anxiety, and so on. Been extremely ambitious, but at the same time having hard time to find my path and career in life.

    • Alissa, I am tremendously grateful to receive your feedback. Your words uplifted me at least as much as the site uplifted you. You gave a pleasant description of how you conduct matters. Also, consider the cancellation of fall which shows the ability to put such traits into the best practices where they are admired and required. Not to mention the experience baggage it gives via learning from struggles. Your humble approach already shows your ability to cope with matters well, avoid troubles, and do what is efficient and reasonable at any given time and place. Regarding career, also check themes around your 10th Vedic house. Cancer Mars alone indicates success in water-related works and agriculture.


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