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Retrograde Mercury in Twelfth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and eleventh house. In general, it is benefic here, in many 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 twelfth house of horoscope in Cancer is benefic in many 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 twelfth house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, friends, creativity, spiritual growth, 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. Depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times, one or more friends of the native may put their lives in danger, or they may kill someone, in order to save native’s life.
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, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer, 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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Cancer with benefic Venus. Benefic Mars is placed in the second house in Virgo, benefic Rahu is placed in the third house in Libra, Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Aries, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Pisces, and retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius with retrograde Saturn. In this case, the native may start a supermarket which may sell various types of products, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through retail industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a chain of supermarkets worth in billions, by his age of 55/60.
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 twelfth house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, friends, 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 twelfth 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. His family may have a history of some type of genetic illness and/or abnormalities, and the native may inherit such illness and/or abnormalities. 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. In an extreme case, one or more of his good friends may die before native’s age of 40 or 35.
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 twelfth house of a horoscope in Cancer with Venus and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn, malefic Moon is placed in seventh house in Aquarius with Mars; malefic Saturn is placed in the first house in Leo with Sun; and Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Aries.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, and the native may witness a troublesome childhood. He may have bad relationships with both his parents, especially his father. He may not achieve much professional success till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may lose one or more good friends to death, before his age of 35 or 30. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage.