A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Debilitated Planets Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Debilitated Mercury in Eighth House
When debilitated Mercury is placed in the eighth house in a horoscope, Leo rises in the ascendant. Debilitated Mercury is benefic in the eighth house in many cases though it may turn malefic in some cases. This may happen when Mercury is afflicted by malefic planets, such as through conjunction and/or aspects. As the number of malefic planets and the strengths of such planets increase, Mercury may become more malefic.
Since Mercury is weak due to debilitation, it may become easy for malefic planets to add negativity to Mercury. If debilitated Mercury is afflicted by one or more than one malefic planet in the eighth house, it may turn significantly or highly malefic. Apart from that, the overall theme of horoscope having such debilitated Mercury can also turn it malefic in some cases, when such theme is malefic. The concept of benefic planets turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in Manglik Dosh section of the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition)’.
Let’s look at some results which may be given by debilitated Mercury in the eighth house when it is benefic. Such benefic debilitated Mercury can bless the native with good results related to profession, finances, fame, reputation, authority, lifespan, spiritual growth and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such debilitated Mercury can help the native achieve success as a doctor, lawyer, judge, engineer, scientist, researcher, explorer, analyst, discoverer, spy, secret service agent, detective, teacher, consultant, coach, revenue officer, police officer, army officer, administrative officer, health officer, education officer, foreign services officer, naval officer, politician, professional dealing in hospitality industry, travel industry, airline, chemical, medical, pharmaceutical, movie, music, radio, media, entertainment, insurance, cosmetic, automobile, telecom industry or some other type of professional, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Taking an example, suppose benefic debilitated Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Pisces with Saturn. Benefic exalted Sun is placed in the ninth house in Aries, benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius, Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio, benefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer and Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may engage in a field related to science, like he may become a doctor, scientist or researcher, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. The native may possess good knowledge of his field and he may come across success, money and recognition through his profession.
If benefic Mars is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio with Jupiter, and Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini, the equation may become better. Mars may form Ruchaka Yoga in the fourth house and the overall horoscope may become strong as well as positive enough to handle the energy of the sixth house. Hence Saturn may form Vipreet Rajyoga in the eighth house. In this case, the native may become a scientist. He may get a job of authority in the government as a scientist and he may witness very good amount of success, recognition and authority during his career. The native may conduct research related to various types of biochemical species and he may achieve success. After the age of 40, the native may come across valuable inventions/discoveries which may prove useful for mankind and they may bring him fame and recognition. He may get married to a woman who may be a doctor, scientist or engineer and the couple may enjoy a good marriage, though they may not be able to spend much time together, due to their professional commitments.
Such debilitated Mercury can make the native interested in fields like astrology and spiritualism. Hence the native may achieve success as an astrologer, healer, psychic, tantric, religious guru, spiritual guru or some other likewise professional, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Apart from these, benefic debilitated Mercury in the eighth house of horoscope can bless the native with several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
On the other hand, malefic debilitated Mercury in the eighth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, family, speech and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such debilitated Mercury can trouble the native with financial losses, delays, setbacks, job loss, unfortunate incidents, discontinuation of profession, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. Taking an example, suppose debilitated Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Pisces with malefic exalted Ketu. Malefic Ketu may transfer a lot of negative energy to Mercury and the latter may become significantly malefic. Exalted Rahu is placed in the second house in Virgo, debilitated Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn, benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius and debilitated Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer with malefic Moon. In this case, the native may not find a well-paying job till late in his life or throughout his life, depending on the overall horoscope and running times. He may get under-paying as well as temporary jobs and he may have to remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life.
If malefic Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius with Sun, and Venus is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn with Jupiter, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may not find a permanent job throughout his life and he may only find temporary jobs. He may not earn much from such jobs and he may also have to remain jobless for periods of more than 1 year, many times in his life. The native may suffer from financial tightness and he may face financial debts, many of which he may not be able to pay back in time or at all. If the finer factors and running times are unfavourable, the native may witness discontinuation of profession after the age of 45 or 50, and he may not get any job after this age.
Apart from these, malefic debilitated Mercury in the eighth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.