Mars & Jupiter : Unlike Friends, Though Friends

By Astrologer Usha Saxena
Does Mars get healed with the aspect of Jupiter?

Mars & Jupiter : Unlike Friends, Though Friends


Is it a correct concept that evils of Mars get cancelled by the aspect of Jupiter? The mutual stationing, nature of aspect of Jupiter and Mars are usually considered auspicious. There is a concept that evils of Mars get cancelled by the aspect of Jupiter. This is based on the views that Jupiter’s high degree of wisdom and auspiciousness acts as nullification of aggressiveness of Mars. In actual cases, the result often proves quite opposite.

In many classics of Astrology the friendship, enmity and neutrality of the various planets to each other has been described. This is summarized in the table given below:

Planet Friend Neutral Enemy
Sun Moon, Mars, Jupiter Mercury Saturn
Moon Sun, Mercury Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn None
Mars Sun, Moon, Jupiter Venus, Saturn Mercury
Mercury Sun, Venus Mars, Jupiter, Saturn Moon
Jupiter Sun, Moon, Mars Saturn Venus, Mercury

But Yavanesvara classifies the relationships only into friends and foes. The friends of the planets are:
  • Sun: Jupiter
  • Moon: Jupiter and Mercury
  • Mars: Mercury and Venus
  • Mercury: All except the Sun
  • Jupiter: All except Mars
  • Venus: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn
  • Shani: Mercury, Jupiter and Venus

Yavancharya states:

"गुरौ तु भौम परिह्त्य सर्वे”

Except Mars, all others are the friends of Jupiter.

The opinion of Shudraka backed by Yavanacharya appears to have some good reasoning behind it. Mars is debilitated where Jupiter is exalted and Jupiter is debilitated where Mars is exalted.

Naturally they cannot be friends. We can say they are ‘’unlike friends, though friends ‘’.

Jupiter and Mars are absolutely opposite to each other. Mars is very aggressive and short tempered; these faults cause hatred, anger, fires, accidents and many more. These faults give defects to ones personality. On the other hand, Jupiter is synonymous of patience, gentleness, wisdom and happiness. Jupiter has saintly temperament.

These opposite natures of Mars and Jupiter have made the belief that Jupiter nullifies all the evils of Mars or to certain extent minimize them.

“A strong Jupiter is capable of counteracting all the evils if he is in ascendant.” - Saravali Ch 12 Shloka 1
But the friendship of Mars and Jupiter is like a friendship between a criminal and a saint.

Saravali says about placement of Mars in signs of Jupiter.

Mars in Sagittarius

“Should Mars be in Sagittarius, native will have many wounds, be harsh in speech, will lose his happiness and money due to anger and will not respect elders.” - Ch. 25 –Shloka 17-18

Mars in Pisces

“Should Mars be in Pisces person will be troubled by diseases, will loos his position by his cunning and cheating disposition, will be depressed in spirits, will disrespect elders, be unkind.” - Saravali Ch-25 Shloka 23-24

This means Mars does not acquire the goodness of signs owned by Jupiter.

So blindly following that Jupiter’s aspect or conjunction with Mars reduces the evils caused by malefic nature of Mars can lead to miscalculations.

I am giving two examples where native can not get any help from Jupiter.

1. 28-11 -1963, 03:00am 79:02E, 28:49 N - Mars is in 4th house and Jupiter is aspecting ascendant from 7th house. Native is depressed, sickly, has heart disease.

2. 01-May -1979, 16:30 79:02E, 28:49 N - Mars is in 7th house and exalted Jupiter in 11th house. Marriage lasted not a single day.

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