The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Leo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Leo, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and eleventh 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 Leo 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 Leo can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, friends, 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 family and/or friends. Considering family, the native may be born in a rich, influential, resourceful, well-respected, politically powerful, royal and/or spiritually advanced family, and he may witness several benefits by virtue of being a member of such family. Considering friends, some of his friends 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 through a creative field as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Leo. Benefic Mars is placed in the ninth house in Aries with Ketu; benefic Rahu is placed in the third house in Libra with Jupiter; benefic Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer, Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio, and Moon is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become a singer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Leo with Mercury, the equation may become better. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the first house. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a singer as well as dancer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several hit songs, and he may receive many awards, including several Grammys. He may have a large number of fans across the world. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the greatest singers of all time, and his net worth may be in billions.
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 first house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, friends, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the second and eleventh 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 family, friends and/or lifespan. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life. Some of his friends may be his hidden enemies, and they may keep causing problems for him. 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 Leo with malefic Moon. Malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer with Sun and Venus; malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn, malefic Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Pisces with Mars; and Jupiter is placed in the third house in Libra. Sun and Ketu form Grahan Yoga in the twelfth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before native’s age of 25 or 20. The native 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 6 months, many times in his life, though he may earn well at times. He may not get married till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, in an accident, or due to a fatal viral infection like COVID.