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Sunday, May 1, 2011

I'm a Manglik, you're a Manglik., everyone's a Manglik.

A Manglik is a term used in Indian (Vedic) astrology , meaning one who has "Mangal-dosha",or "Kuja-Dosha". It translates to "Mars affliction to Marriage". I use the word Kuja-Dosha, or Mangal dosha to describe one who has Mars (planet) affliction to marriage. If you have this Kuja-dosha or Mangal-dosha, one is called a Manglik.

So what's Manglik Dosha/Kuja-Dosha? Its when in the Vedic (India)horoscope of a man and woman in marriage, one or both couples has a peculiar and strong Mars in the chart. Its said in Vedic astrology that if one of the couples has "Kuja-dosha" then this is bad for the marriage and could result in the break-up of the marriage, in extreme cases it could result in the death of one of the partners!

"Mangal Dosha or Kuja= mind and body Dosha is an astrological combination that occurs if Mars is in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house of the Vedic astrology Ascendant chart. A person born in the presence of this condition is termed a manglik.

This condition is astrologically believed to be devastating for marriage, causing discomfort and tension in relationship, leading to separation and divorce, and in some cases, it is believed to cause untimely death of one spouse. This is attributed to the "fiery" nature of this planet. However, if a manglik person is born on Tuesday, the negative effects of Kuja Dosha gets cancelled by itself. Also, if two mangliks marry, the negative effects are believed to cancel each other out. However, Mars is not the only planet in Vedic Astrology that is supposed to affect the relationship and these effects should be seen in a broader perspective of overall astrological compatibility.

There is also a belief that the negative consequences for a single-manglik marriage can be resolved if the manglik first performs a ceremony called a kumbh vivah, in which the manglik "marries" a banana tree, a peepal tree, or a silver or golden idol (Murti) of the Hindu God Vishnu...... Some believe that one Manglik should only marry another Manglik, the idea being that two negatives cancel each other out, creating a positive.

Although there are "Poojas" that can be performed to allow Manglik and Non-Manglik to marry each other. There are also some astrological remedies (Upayas) which can be used to resolve this Dosha.
." From Wiki-pedia

"When Kuja (Mars) is posited in a horoscope in the houses 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th or 12th from the Ascendant, it is called ‘Kuja dosha or Mangalik (ill effect of Mars). In the horoscope, the 2nd house represents family and happiness of the native. 4th house represents childhood and the psychology developed out of the influences at childhood. 7th house represents marriage and partner. 8th house represents the maangalya (welfare) of the spouse. 12th house represents bed comforts. So, when natural malefic Mars is posited in these houses, we can expect some disharmony in the affairs of these houses which leads to dissatisfaction in the married life and finally separation of the couple.

"Mars represents irritation, anger and impulsive nature. Mars is so dynamic that he makes the person get into actions without thinking adequately. When anger predominates, we cannot think properly. Hence the decisions and actions taken will be generally wrong when Mars is active.

Kuja dosha leads to separation of the couple. Here separation may be due to one of the couple going abroad and staying there for a longer period. Separation can also represent the ill health of one of the couple because of which they cannot enjoy the conjugal bliss. Sometimes Kuja dosha indicates death of the partner also.

Kuja dosha should be reckoned from the Ascendant in the Rasi chart. Also, this dosha should be confirmed from the Navamsa chart since the ‘Navamsa’ represents the general wellbeing of the spouse. Some texts say that we should count Kuja dosha from the Moon and Venus also. If this is the case, there will not be any person without Kuja dosha.

In Vedic Astrology, several texts mentioned various exceptions for Kuja dosha. For example, 1) Kuja dosha does not exist when Mars is conjunct Jupiter or Moon. 2) No dosha for the Ascendants owned by Sun, Moon, Mars and Jupiter. 3) No dosha if Mars is in Leo or Aquarius. 4) No dosha if Mars is in the 2nd house which is Gemini or Virgo. 5) No dosha if Mars is in 4th house, if it is owned by Mars (i.e, Aries or Scorpio) 6) No dosha in the 7th if it is Cancer or Capricorn. 7) No dosha in the 8th, if it is owned by Jupiter (i.e, Sagittarius or Pisces). 8) No dosha if Mars is in 12th house, if it is Taurus or Libra. In this way the list will grow. But, in our experience, these exceptions are found to be invalid. If we take these exceptions into account, then Kuja dosha will not exist in any horoscope. These many exceptions are mentioned, probably to facilitate marriages in the society."

Possibly for Western Astrologers, a way at looking at Mars affliction in Marriage, is just looking for a strong angular Mars in a chart. Vedic astrology, doesn't often include the outer planets ,planets like Uranus,Neptune,Pluto. Occassionally when looking at a chart of a person you might see a Mars conjoined with one of the outer planets..maybe it even sits near an angle, so you know thats going to be a strong Mars.

Afterall, as one Vedic astrologer once told me, what your really looking for (like in Kuja-Dosha) is like an index of Social/Psycho-pathic tendandies. Mars on the angles is a good indication that one does have a higher predilection for anti-social qualities. Occassionally a person will have Mars in their Natal horoscope tied up with an outer planet like Pluto. That increases Mars' power in a chart and make for strong socialpathic/psychpathic tendancies...for an added Bonanza these two planets might be placed in a sign like Scorpio, which Mars and Pluto rule. Then you Know that this person has some anti-social qualites, and depending which house Mars might be in ..or not, this person reqires careful handling at least in a marriage.
Like the Vedics would say, marrying a person like this, the partner would need to have s strong him/herself in order to deal with the partners anti-social qualities,

A prosititute might have strong social-pathic qualities and a strong Mars, maybe she marries a Police officer,whom might inherrently have strong anti-social qualities. This is a case where one Manglik marries another Manglik...perhaps it works out for the best. But as the vedics say if a person who is Manglik marries another , who is not Manglik could resu;lt in the break-up of the marriage or in exterme cases The death of one of the partners!

Occassionally, I see the charts of person with Mars conjunct (together with) Saturn and Pluto. Pluto increases the power of Mars, Saturn might detract from Mars a bit.

With all three together you have a powerful combination. If a person had this combination on an angle of their chart, would you say there Manglik? Sometimes not, but for instance famous Uranian astrologer Reinhold Ebertin calls Mars/Saturn contacts in a chart a "death axis"..as its sometimes related to instances of death in person that have them. If you add Pluto to the mix then it add a bit of finality to it in some cases.

Mars/Saturn/Pluto combination in individual charts could sometimes spell out "responsibility of power", or "the reponsible use of power". A malefic combination of planets like Mars/Saturn/Pluto you could see in "Royalty", as the recent marriage Prince William and Duchess Catherine both have this combination in there charts. Perhaps they are inherently "Manglik" as well...though Catherine might be moreso in difficulty at this time.

The Vedics say that two Mangliks marry it cancels out the effects of Kuja-Dosha, lets hope this is the case in the example of Prince William and /Catherine's progressed charts.

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