The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 4’.
Retrograde Mercury in Tenth House in Leo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Leo, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the malefic part is higher, in most cases. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science?’.
Retrograde Mercury in the tenth house of horoscope in Leo is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Mercury in the tenth house of a horoscope in Leo can bless the native with good results related to friends, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Mercury can render various types of benefits to the native, related to or through his friends. For example, some of his friends may come across success, money, fame, and/or authority, and the native may witness many benefits because of them. They may stand by the native and they may help him get out of his problems, many times in his life. One or more of his friends may help him financially as well as in other ways, in order for him to start a new business, or repair/consolidate an already existing business.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Mercury can help the native achieve success as a teacher, coach, instructor, consultant, therapist, advisor, lawyer, speaker, orator, journalist, blogger, editor, anchor, mathematician, charted accountant, banker, astrologer, psychic, religious guru, preacher, researcher, analyst, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, professional dealing in education industry, coaching, marketing, advertisement, event management, computer, software, IT, food, health, pharma, fitness, finance, television, music, sports, media, publishing, travel, hotel, airline, telecom, website, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Leo with benefic Sun. Mars is placed in the eighth house in Gemini with benefic Ketu; benefic Rahu is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, benefic Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Libra, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo with Venus. In this case, the native may become a doctor, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Saturn is placed in the first house in Scorpio, the equation may become better. The native may specialize in physiology and medicine, he may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money. He may conduct research in physiology, and he may come across discoveries. He may receive awards as well as financial rewards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized doctors of his time, and he may receive a Nobel prize.
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Such retrograde Mercury can help the native achieve success through a creative field as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the tenth house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, friends, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh house, and it is placed in the tenth house. If such retrograde Mercury is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to or through his friends and/or lifespan. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life. Some of his friends may be his hidden enemies, and they may keep causing problems for him. Considering lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him, intentionally or unintentionally.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Leo with malefic Venus. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo with Sun; malefic Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Pisces with Moon; Mars is placed in the sixth house in Aries with debilitated Saturn; and Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Libra. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eleventh as well as in the fifth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may not have a good equation with his father. The native may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in financial and violent crimes. One or more friends may also work with him. He may execute several robberies, and he may kidnap many people. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. He may get killed between his age of 30 and 40, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.