The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Aquarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aquarius, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fifth and eighth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic 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 first house of horoscope in Aquarius 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 first house of a horoscope in Aquarius can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, health, lifespan, 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 children and/or lifespan. Considering children, such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally and/or creatively better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native.
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 first house of a horoscope in Aquarius with benefic Sun. Benefic debilitated Rahu and benefic exalted Venus form Neechbhang Rajyoga in the second house in Pisces, debilitated Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Virgo, Moon is placed in the third house in Aries, benefic Mars is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, and retrograde Saturn is placed in the ninth house in Libra. In this case, the native may start a TV channel, and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fifth 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 media industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and he may own several TV channels. He may also start a media production company, and he may witness very good results. 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.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the first house of a horoscope in Aquarius can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the fifth and eighth house, and it is placed in the first 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 children and/or lifespan. Considering children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other problems because of them. 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. Taking an example for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aquarius with malefic Moon. Malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Cancer with exalted Jupiter; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn with Venus; benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Pisces, Mars is placed in the eighth house in Virgo, and debilitated Saturn is placed in the third house in Aries. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession throughout her life. She may only find temporary jobs, and she may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in her life. She may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and she may settle in her second or third marriage. She may witness 2 or more miscarriages, though she may give birth to alive children also. She may die before her age of 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, or some type of cancer.