The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Aries
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and sixth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the malefic 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 Aries is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic 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 Aries can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings and/or lifespan. Considering siblings, some of them 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.
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 as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries with benefic exalted Sun. Benefic Venus is placed in the second house in Taurus with Mars and debilitated Ketu; benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius, and benefic Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a cricketer (batsman), and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house in Gemini, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent related to the sport, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several match winning performances, and he may receive many awards/medals. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful batsmen of his time, and his 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 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 Aries can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the third and sixth 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 lifespan and/or siblings. Considering siblings, he may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. He may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Libra with exalted Saturn; Mars is placed in the third house in Gemini with retrograde Jupiter; exalted Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces, and Moon is placed in the sixth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become a criminal, he may engage in several crimes, and he may spend more than 7 years in prison.
If exalted Sun is placed in the first house in Aries with Mercury and Rahu; the equation may become more troublesome. Rahu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the first house. In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native may become a criminal, and he may engage in financial as well as violent crimes. He may execute several robberies, and he may kill many people. He may not get married throughout his life; or he may get married once, the marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may get killed between his age of 30 and 40, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.