Mars in 12th House


Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 01:19 pm

Mars in the 12th house unites with the energies of Pisces. Pisces is the 12th zodiac sign and therefore shares common energies with the ones of the 12th astrological house.

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It is important to note that the positive placement of Saturn and the 12th house lord carry an important role in amplifying the favorable effects or saving from negative results of ill-placed Mars in the 12th house.

Saturn is related to the 12th house because it signifies spiritual enlightenment and the gates of heaven, which scales the karma of the native and decides the nature of the afterlife.

The 12th house ruler becomes the guide of Mars in the 12th house which determines deeper outcomes of the given combination.

Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which Mars resides in the 12th house.

Results of Mars in 12th House

Generally speaking, natural malefic planets, including Mars are inauspicious in the 12th house of liberation as the hard/malefic energies make the process of obtaining salvation difficult, painful, and/or full of obstructions.

However, in the case of positive placement of Mars in the 12th house, it grants access to spiritual evolution (and maturation) and ultimately, salvation. It equally indicates being able to release anger, greed, and any other negative characteristic that may hinder the process of becoming spiritually evolved.

Alternatively, the negative placement of Mars in unfavorable signs in the considered house indicates being deceitful, sinful, cruel, with criminal tendencies.

In extreme cases, when Mars is debilitated in the considered house with heavy negative influence from an unfriendly functional malefic planet, it may indicate being subject to imprisonment due to sinful/criminal deeds.

However, this indication is extremely rare and any favorable aspect from a friendly or functional benefic planet gives relief to Mars in the 12th house which saves from the commitment of extremely cruel actions.

Spiritual Motivator

Mars is a planet of motivation, ambition, and power in general and its placement in the 12th house of the spiritual triangle indicates being a great spiritual guide, teacher, and motivator/influencer encouraging to become a person of good deeds and intentions which brings closer to becoming spiritually evolved (especially if Mars receives aspect from the 9th house lord and/or Jupiter).

Dynamic & Powerful Imagination

A fiery planet Mars in the 12th house (of subconscious and imagination) indicates having extremely fiery, rich, and passionate power of imagination which is helpful in various activities where powerful imagination is required.

Mars is the planet of intuition (rather than of thinking) which in case of positive placement in favorable sign makes it a relatively good house for the considered planet. As a result of well-placed Mars in the 12th house, it blesses with the capability to execute efficient decisions very fast without thinking, analyzing, and comparing the possible variations of options.

Domineering Secret Enemies

The 12th house also denotes secret enemies and Mars in the considered house gives its qualities to them. As Mars is considered a male planet, it indicates that most of the enemies are of the male gender.

Accordingly, Mars in the 12th house indicates dominant, powerful, and aggressive secret enemies who are capable of damaging the reputation to a great extent depending on the condition of Mars in the considered house.

Accordingly, if Mars is well-placed in the considered house, it indicates being victorious and saves from negative effects such as degradation and physical injuries caused by enemies. If Mars receives aspects from natural or functional benefic planets, it blesses with (physical) support from male persons.

A negatively placed Mars in unfavorable signs, however, is capable of bringing much destruction and irreparable damage caused by the enemies.

Increased Passion

Another reason why Mars offers a hard path to enlightenment in the considered house is that it actually increases materialistic desires by its aspect upon the 3rd and the 7th house (both belong to the triangle of desires or Kama Trikona).

However, if Mars is well-placed in favorable sign (in friendly, own, or sign of exaltation) it indicates being able to keep the desires under control and not becoming selfish or greedy which also grants access to spiritual evolution.

Alternatively, ill-placed Mars in the considered house indicates being excessively selfish and greedy which leads to the performance of immoral acts which also hinders the process of becoming spiritually purified and causes being reincarnated with similar or even worse issues.

Especially Passionate

Mars is a fiery and tremendously passionate planet while the 12th house signifies bed-related pleasures, including sensual pleasures. Hence, the combination of Mars in the 12th house indicates being very passionate and fond of the enjoyment of sensual pleasures. It is further amplified by the aspect of Mars upon the 7th house of sexual desires.

If Mars is damaged (ill-aspected by the enemy) and ill-placed in the considered house it indicates taking immoral steps towards the satisfaction of carnal desires.

Loans & Expenses

The aspect of Mars upon the 6th house (of loans) from its position in the 12th house indicates increased expenditure and usage of loans. If Mars is well-placed, it indicates efficient usage of loans to support ventures related to foreign lands or real-estate resulting in profits.

If Mars is ill-placed, it indicates having heavy baggage of loans with increased expenditure.

Classical Analysis

Bhrigu Sutras

According to this classical source, individuals with this combination often feel a lack of prosperity and financial abundance.

This effect can be explained by the fact that Mars is a natural malefic planet and 12th house signifies losses and detachment. At the same time, Mars is a very ambitious planet that wants to prosper but the 12th house does not offer a perfectly suitable environment for this planet to be active in.

With that being said, the 12th house is the house of rest, relaxation, dreams, and sleep which puts an active Mars into sleep mode which is also not normal for such a motivated and driven planet. It manifests in a way that makes a person with this combination timid, slow, and unable to grab opportunities.

As per astrological fundamentals, this will not manifest if Mars is in its own or exaltation sign. Instead, it gives the native ability to manifest their dreams into reality. It also makes them spendthrift but on good purposes, such as self-improvement, and charities.

That is why this combination is said to produce dissatisfaction from a lack of motion and prosperity.

Furthermore, it is also said that this combination causes corrupt nature and hidden personality if Mars is associated with the natural malefic planet (Sun, Saturn) by aspect or conjunction.

As per astrological rules, such an effect can only manifest with undignified ill-placed Mars in the 12h house which makes the native unsculptured, undignified, and corrupt causing them to have many faces.

In fact, Mars casts direct aspect upon the 6th house which makes them cunning, clever, competitive, and opportunistic.

Brihat Jataka

In this classical source, it is mentioned that such natives are undignified and thus suffer from loss of reputation. This malefic effect manifests when Mars is ill-placed in the 12th house.


People with this combination are harsh, deceptive, and mean. This effect is caused when an ill-placed Mars in 12th house aspects the 6th house of fighting and competition. This makes them use unfair tactics in an attempt to outscore competitors.

In Saravali, the same results are mentioned. In addition to that, if Mars is extremely badly afflicted and fallen in the given house, it indicates a very sinful person who becomes isolated because of cruel deeds.

Chamatkara Chintamani

In this classical source it is mentioned that such natives perform false acts, such as lying and generating false stories. They are also constantly stressed and worried because of their enemies and opponents.

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 pleasure and abundance of God to flow in
(Surat al-Baqarah 2:163)

Whoever makes the Hereafter (aims for piety & righteousness) 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, murder, theft, adultery, false witness, and 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 sects, tribes, or gangs amongst you, and take special care of women.
(Words From The Last Sermon Of The Last Prophet {PBUH})

All people are theoretically 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.

Some of The Last Words of God via The Last Prophet

Such an effect will not manifest if Mars is in good dignity in the 12th house. in a positive case scenario, the person respects kind acts and performs good acts by protecting purity, goodness, and good people with force.

It makes them concerned about spirituality and salvation, especially when considering the fact that Mars is a very spiritual planet as it is naturally ruler the 1st (righteousness, purity of soul) and 8th (spiritual transformation) zodiac signs.

Discover Mars in different zodiac signs for more in-depth results.

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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 with worldly science, but to offer the best cure for worldly issues. Please comment & share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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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 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.

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