A manglik is as normal as a non-manglik person. Mangliks must realize that being so does not mean the end of the world for them.
The placement of Mars in the ascendants of the natal chart at the 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th brings Mangal Dosha. Most astrologers include the 2nd house too. Mangliks are those people who have mars placed in the above positions in their birth charts.
Hindus are especially worried about the prospects of marriage when it concerns the presence of the mars dosha or the kuja dosha in the horoscope. It is possible to cancel out the negative effect of the manglik dosha by studying it deeply.
Mars in vedic astrology
Mars is considered to be the chief planet amongst all others. Mars represent aggression in actions be it courage, vigor, combat skills or confidence. It fuels the independent spirit and sense of purpose in individuals. Other names for mars are ‘angaraja’ meaning burning coal, or kuja that implies being fair or fairness. Mars is the ruler of Aries and Scorpio sun signs. It falls in the opposite signs of cancer, and is exalted in Capricorn. Mars corresponds to kartikeya, the God of war who, in Hindu mythology is considered as the six-headed son of Lord Shiva and demolisher of the invincible demon Taraka and freeing the Gods from his oppression. Therefore, he is considered to be the protector of dharma and purpose in life, which all of us follow.
Misconceptions about the manglik dosha
Persons born on a Tuesday are sometimes assumed to be mangliks or said to have a mars-dominated nature, which is untrue. Also, there is no such term as a ‘double manglik dosha’, as used by a few astrologers. Having mars in one of the above mentioned planets and also in its own sign in exaltation does not make one a ‘double manglik’. In fact, the latter phenomenon only reduces the effect of a manglik dosha. Another very common misconception is that if a manglik person marries, the spouse of the manglik person is bound to die or suppose to suffer from serious health ailments unless he/she is a manglik too. This happens in the rarest of cases, where Mars is severely afflicted or just, probably because the overall horoscope is weak.
Marriage and Manglik Dosha
Manglik Dosha is given utmost importance during marriage. People are very apprehensive about marrying a manglik person, even if the effect has been canceled out. The location of Mars in the natal Chart and the Navamsa Chart D-9) determines the nature of trouble, it can cause in the marriage. The overall strength of the planets should be assessed, especially regarding aspects from any benefic planets on the 7th house and 7th lord.
The age of a manglik person at the time of marriage is another factor that should be considered. The maturity age of Mars is believed to be 28 upon after; the malicious effects of Mars on a manglik person are reduced when he or she crosses that age limit.