Let’ try to understand why Mars gets debilitated in Cancer sign and in Ashlesha Nakshatra. Let’s see what these energies represent –
Mars - Mars represents our will power, courage, ability to take actions, aggressive nature, anger, our fighting ability, brother, male friends, a boy friend for a girl, a soldier, an athlete and real estate etc.
Ashlesha - Ashlesha represents our insecurities and weaknesses as a human being. It is a nakshatra of clinging on to someone or something. It also represents psychological issues. For more information on Ashlesha Nakshatra, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/Ashlnaksh.
Cancer - As Ashlesha is a part of Cancer, Cancer sign and its representations become important. Cancer is 4th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents the things represented by 4th house like Mother, Mother's Care, Emotions, Taking Care of Others and Nourishment etc. Cancer is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatras namely Punarvasu, Pushyami and Ashlesha. Cancer's lord is Moon, which again represents almost same things which Cancer and 4th house represents.
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Reasons behind debilitation of Mars in Cancer – Basically, Mars represents our ability to take actions and put efforts. Cancer is the sign of Emotions. So, the basic reason behind Mars’ debilitation in Cancer is that this person is making actions and efforts out of his emotions rather than any logic or practical grounds. Mars is exalted in Capricorn as it is an Earth Sign and person taking actions has some stable grounds behind those actions. Cancer is directly opposite to Capricorn. Hence, Mars in Cancer would represent actions without any logical or practical grounds and purely out of emotions. As Cancer is a Water sign, their actions are not focused at one goal and can be floating everywhere.
Overall, as a person is taking his life decisions and actions out of emotional reasons, Mars is considered as debilitated here.
Reasons behind debilitation of Mars in Ashlesha – Now again, why Mars is debilitated in Ashlesha Nakshatra and not in earlier nakshatras of Pushya or Punarvasu?
Ashlesha represents our clinging nature. It represents our insecurities in life. So, when Mars is in Ashlesha/Cancer, not only that person is taking actions out of emotions but main reason behind those actions can be his insecurities or fear of future. So, person is not taking actions due to a specific purpose or goal in mind but his actions are coming out of his fears.
Best example can be someone deciding about marrying a person because they are afraid that they may not get another person in future. So, their insecurities and fear of future is making them take certain actions.
Reasons behind debilitation of Mars at 28 degrees – The only reason which I could think here is that not only Ashlesha is one of Gandamool Nakshatra but at 28 degrees, it is in one of Gandanta Degrees too. As Gandanta degrees are related with drowning, Mars at 28 degree Ashlesha shows a person who is acting just to safeguard himself. He is taking actions in a fearful state of mind or in panic state where he feels that he is losing everything in life. Such an action can never be a dignified action.
Conclusion – As I see, these are the reasons why I feel Mars is debilitated in Cancer sign and Ashlesha Nakshatra at 28 degree.
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Swami Premanand Bharti
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