The Roles of Third House and Mars in Sports-related Career
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Sports are an important way to stardom. Sometimes a good sportsman commands higher brand value compared to a cine star. Cricketers like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have bigger brand values than some celebrities of Bollywood. To become a cine star, one should have proper connections in Bollywood. Talent, hard work and perseverance are required for becoming a sports star. People from average middle class have become celebrities through specialization in sports. Parents now encourage their children to look for career in sports.

The third house, the lord of the third house and planets placed in the third house are significant for analysis of sports-related career. Maharishi Parashara in his treatise “Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra” has emphasized that the third house stands for courage, valor and self-initiative. Sportsmen should remain endowed with all these qualities. The placement and condition of Mars is crucial because this planet denotes valor, courage and teaches acting from the front. Career in sports is awarded by strong and well-placed Mars. Strong third lord and malefic planets placed in the third house are good for success in sports.

We are taking the horoscope of Sachin Tendulkar who is a living legend and eminent cricketer of India. He was born on 21st April 1973 at 18:01:00 PM in Mumbai when Virgo “lagna” (ascendant) was rising (source K. N. Rao, Journal of Astrology).

The planetary position at the time of his birth was as follows:-

- The “lagna” rising is Virgo.
- Moon is placed in the 3rd house.
- “Rahu” is placed in the 4th house.
- Mars and Jupiter are placed in the 5th house.
- Mercury is placed in the 7th house.
- Sun and Venus are placed in the 8th house.
- Saturn is placed in the 9th house.
- “Ketu” is placed in the 10th house.

Mars is the third lord in the horoscope of Sachin Tendulkar. It is very strong as it is in exaltation. Hence, the criteria of strong third lord and strong Mars are both met in his case. The exaltation of Sun and Mars has given strength to the horoscope. According to Parashara two planets in exaltation give kingly status.

We can also examine the horoscope of Virendra Sehwag to illustrate the same point. Sehwag is one of the most daring openers in the modern day cricket. He was born on 20th October 1978 at 02:45 AM in Delhi when Leo “lagna” (ascendant) was rising (source K. N. Rao, Journal of Astrology)

The planetary position at the time of his birth was as follows:-

- The “lagna” rising is Leo.
- “Rahu” is placed in the 2nd house.
- Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars are in the 3rd house.
- “Ketu” is in the 8th house.
- Moon is in the 10th house.
- Jupiter is in the 12th house.

In his case also the third house is very strong. The placement of Mars and Sun in the third house makes him daring. Venus placed in its own sign in the third house is adding to the strength. Venus is both the lord of the tenth house and the third house and it is placed in the third house. This placement can be considered ideal for career in sports. The strength of the third house makes Virendra Sehwag dreadful for bowlers in cricket. On his day, he can be ruthless and merciless against any bowling attack. “Rajya yoga” is forming in the third house by the conjunction of “lagna” lord Sun with the ninth lord Mars.

The basic parameters of success remain the same for sportsmen. Exalted planets, “rajya yogas” and other benefic “yogas” in the horoscope help a genuine sportsman achieve stardom.

Written by: Anand Sagar Pathak
Dated: 7th August 2010