A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Debilitated Planets Part 2 (Revised Edition)’.
Debilitated Mercury in Fifth House
When debilitated Mercury is placed in the fifth house in a horoscope, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Debilitated Mercury is malefic in the fifth house in many cases though it may turn benefic in some cases. This may happen when Mercury is influenced by benefic planets, such as through conjunction and/or aspects. As the number of benefic planets and the strengths of such planets increase, Mercury may become more benefic.
Since Mercury is weak due to debilitation, it may become easy for benefic planets to add positivity to Mercury. If debilitated Mercury is influenced by one or more than one benefic planet in the fifth house, it may turn significantly or highly benefic. Apart from that, the overall theme of horoscope having such debilitated Mercury can also turn it benefic in some cases, when such theme is benefic. The concept of malefic planets turning benefic due to influences of benefic 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 fifth house when it is benefic. Such benefic debilitated Mercury can bless the native with good results related to profession, finances, fame, reputation, authority, love life, children 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, teacher, consultant, scientist, researcher, explorer, analyst, astrologer, tantric, psychic, healer, spiritual guru, religious guru, revenue officer, army officer, police officer, administrative officer, foreign services officer, naval officer, air force officer, health officer, education officer, judge, politician, professional dealing in medical industry, pharmaceutical, education, hotel, airline, travel, liquor, casino, movie, music, media, sports, entertainment, book, advertisement, marketing, insurance industry or some other type of professional, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Taking an example, suppose debilitated Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Pisces with benefic Sun. Venus is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius, Mars is placed in the first house in Scorpio, benefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Aries, Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Libra and benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become a doctor. He may possess good knowledge of his field, he may engage in independent practice as a doctor and he may witness good amount of success, money and recognition through his profession.
If benefic Saturn is placed in the first house in Scorpio with Mars, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess very good knowledge of his field and he may come across a lot of success, money and recognition as a doctor. The native may be a specialist in cardiology and he may engage in independent practice as well as work with a private hospital. He may witness a lot of growth over the years and after the age of 40 or 45, he may start his own hospital. The native may achieve very good amount of success and growth through such hospital. By the age of 60, he may own more than one hospital and he may earn a lot through them. The native may get married to a woman who may be a doctor, teacher or scientist and he may enjoy a good marriage. If this is the horoscope of a female, she may get married to a rich businessman.
Such benefic Mercury can render creative abilities to the native. Hence the native may achieve success as an actor, singer, dancer, musician, writer, sportsman, fashion designer, interior designer, software developer, video game developer, web developer or some other type of creative professional, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Apart from these, benefic debilitated Mercury in the fifth 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 fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such malefic debilitated Mercury can trouble the native with various types of problems related to children and such problems may aggravate if the native is female. She may witness delay, disturbances, medical complications, miscarriages, birth of abnormal children and/or other problems related to children. Taking an example for a female native, suppose malefic debilitated Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Pisces. Malefic Venus is placed in the sixth house in Aries with malefic Ketu, malefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Libra, and benefic Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with benefic Jupiter. In this case, the native may have medical issues related to her reproductive system and she may not conceive because of them. She may have to avail treatment and she may have her first alive child after the age of 35 or 40. She also suffer from one or more miscarriages, before she may give birth to an alive child.
If Mars is placed in the fifth house in Pisces with Mercury, exalted Sun is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Venus and Ketu, and Moon is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Saturn and Jupiter, the equation may become more troublesome for children. In this case, the native may not deliver her first alive child till the age of 45 or she may not be able to do so throughout her life, depending on the finer factors and running times. The native may witness two or more miscarriages or failed pregnancy attempts. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may have one or more children through adoption.
Apart from these, malefic debilitated Mercury in the sixth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.