The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 4’.
Retrograde Mercury in Twelfth House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 Taurus 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 mother and/or lifespan. Considering mother, native’s mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while she’s alive, and/or through her will. Such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with vehicles, residential house/houses and/or several other good results.
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 for a female native, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Taurus with Saturn and benefic Sun. Venus is placed in the first house in Gemini, benefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the second house in Cancer with benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn, and Mars is placed in the tenth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a singer, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a singer, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may deliver several hit songs, and she may receive many awards. She may also host some TV shows. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful creative artists of her time, and her net worth may be in multimillions.
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 Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 mother and/or lifespan. Considering mother, the native may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. The native may not know his biological mother, or his mother may refuse to accept him as her son, as native may be born from a secret love affair of his mother, and she may give him to someone else or to an orphanage. In an extreme case, the native may kill his mother for some reason, or his mother may kill him, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. He may also witness various types of problems related to properties, vehicles and/or mental health.
Considering lifespan, the native may witness various types of health problems which may trouble him, and they may reduce his lifespan. He may also witness reduction in lifespan due to several other reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, or he may kill himself. Depending on his overall horoscope and running times, he may also get killed by someone, intentionally or unintentionally. Considering some unintentional incidents, he may get caught in a crossfire between two rival criminal gangs or that between criminals and police, or someone may accidently kill him. He may get killed in a sudden outbreak of violence in a region, where such violence may break out due to religious, racial or some local issues.
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 Taurus with Sun and Venus. Moon is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn with Saturn; malefic Mars is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the fourth house in Virgo, debilitated Rahu is placed in the tenth house in Pisces, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Libra.
In this case, native’s mother and father may give him to an orphanage, soon after his birth, and he may not know his biological parents, throughout his life. Considering another probability, both his parents may die soon after his birth, and he may be raised in an orphanage. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness failures, financial losses and bad reputation through profession. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to some type of cancer, like lung cancer or throat cancer.