The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Gemini
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Gemini, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and fourth house. In general, it is benefic here, 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 Gemini is benefic in most 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 Gemini can bless the native with good results related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 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.
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 for a female native, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Gemini with benefic Sun and benefic Ketu. Benefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius with retrograde Mars; Venus is placed in the third house in Leo, and benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Libra with exalted Saturn. Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in the first house whereas Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the same house. In this case, the native may start a company which may deal in real estate projects, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Gemini with Sun, Mercury and Ketu; 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. Her business may expand after her age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may own a business empire worth in billions, by her age of 50/55.
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 Gemini can trouble the native with problems related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, health, lifespan, 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 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 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. 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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Gemini with malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius with malefic Mars; Sun is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus with Venus; retrograde Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Virgo. Mars forms Manglik Dosh in the seventh house whereas Mars and Rahu form Angarak Yoga in the same house.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life. He may only find temporary jobs, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, in an accident, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, or someone may kill him.