The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 4’.
Retrograde Mercury in Tenth House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and eleventh house. In general, it is benefic here, 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 Taurus is benefic in most cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope. The concept of a benefic planet turning malefic due to influences of malefic 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to friends, family, wealth, speech, 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 family and/or friends. Considering family, the native may be born in a rich, influential, resourceful, well-respected, politically powerful, royal and/or spiritually advanced family, and he may witness several benefits by virtue of being a member of such family. The native may be a good, very good or gifted speaker, and he may achieve good results in many spheres of his life, by virtue of his speech abilities. Considering friends, 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, 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.
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, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Taurus with benefic Venus. Benefic Mars is placed in the second house in Virgo with benefic exalted Rahu; exalted Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Pisces, Moon is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius, Jupiter is placed in the third house in Libra, and Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become a singer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several hit songs, and he may receive many awards, including several Grammys. He may also write some songs, and he may act in some movies. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful singers of his time, and his net worth may be in billions.
Such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with authority in government as a police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician or some other type of 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 Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to friends, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the second 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 family and/or friends. Considering family, the native may be born in a family which may be poor, and/or some of his family members may be alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and/or they may have some other negative traits. Hence the native may witness several problems in his life, due to bad reputation of his family, and/or bad conducts of some family members. He may also witness various types of problems and/or abnormalities related to his speech, and he may face several issues because of such abnormalities. 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.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic exalted Moon. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini with Sun; malefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius, Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer, malefic Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Pisces with Mars; and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eleventh house.
In this case, the native may be born in a poor family, and he may witness a troublesome childhood. His father may die before native’s age of 20 or 15. The native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness several problems because of some of his friends, including financial losses, bad reputation and betrayals. He may not get married till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life.