Mars is a hot planet and plays a very important role in our horoscopes. It is the planet of action and our capacity to project emotion - its nature is that of a brave warrior, one who is also ruthless and rash . A correct balance of Martian energy is most desirable in all lives - but unfortunately, only a lucky few possess this dynamic balance. Mars is the planet of emotional excitability, which can become violent at the slightest instigation. Mars is exalted in Capricorn a sign owned by Saturn that depicts discipline, it is quite evident that once Martian energy is harmonized and made to act in a disciplined fashion it can be a very powerful and auspicious force in our lives. On the positive side, a strong Mars is necessary to give us the energy, independence, will and self-confidence to carry out our endeavors. Without this we would not have any real interest, passion or motivation to carry out anything to an end and accomplish its objective. On the negative side, the same aggression brings about competition, argument and conflict - which, if unchecked can lead to domination, violence, injury and disaster . Mars indicates premature death; as with loss of partner, particularly so when Mars is afflicted by "Kujadosha". This affliction of Mars in a chart commonly makes the horoscope to be known as a Manglik horoscope. It is caused by placement of Mars in the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, 12th house of a natal chart. There are of course conditions when this affliction of "Kujadosha" is reduced. These are: Mars in 1st House is in Aries Mars in 4th House is in Scorpio Mars in the 7th House is in Capricorn or Pisces Mars in the 8th House is in Cancer Mars in the 12th House is in Sagittarius Another very obvious means to cancellation of "Kuja Dosha" or malefic effect of a Manglik horoscope is that the person with such a horoscope marries another with a similar affliction. Recourse to divinity, especially to Lord Hanumaan is said to be an effective amour against malefic effect of "Kuja Dosha". According to certain schools of Vedic Astrology, the Sun and Saturn positions in a horoscope along with Mars have to be considered to determine the Manglik nature of a horoscope.