The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 4’.
Retrograde Mercury in Twelfth House in Scorpio
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the seventh and tenth 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 marriage. For example, the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. The native may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. The native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Aries, benefic debilitated Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Libra, benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the tenth house in Virgo with Mars and debilitated Venus; exalted Ketu is placed in the fourth house in Pisces, and Moon is placed in the first house in Sagittarius. In this case, the native may start a company which may deal in real estate projects, and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Aries with Jupiter, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through real estate industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and he may deal in big projects like housing societies and business complexes. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60.
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 for a female native, kindly read book for detailed example.
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 Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the seventh and tenth 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 marriage. For example, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. In an extreme case, she may kill the native due to some reason, or the native may kill her, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times.
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 Scorpio with malefic Venus and malefic exalted Ketu. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus with Jupiter; benefic debilitated Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Libra, Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Cancer, Mars is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, and malefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Leo. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, the native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness financial tightness and debts at times. He may have a disturbed marriage, his wife may have an extramarital affair, and the native may come to know about it. The couple may fight over this issue, and the native may kill his wife, in the heat of moment. He may get caught, and he may spend more than 7/10 years in prison.