The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the seventh and tenth 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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 marriage and/or lifespan. Considering marriage, the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. The native may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. The native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
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 Sagittarius with Venus and Moon. Benefic debilitated Jupiter is placed in the second house in Capricorn, benefic Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Pisces, Mars is placed in the third house in Aquarius, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio, and debilitated Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become an actor, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Sagittarius with Mercury, Venus and Moon; the equation may become better. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the first house. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may perform very well in the genres of action, drama and intense type of roles. He may deliver several hit movies, and he may receive many awards, including more than one Oscar. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the greatest actors of all time, and his net worth may be 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 Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the seventh and tenth 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 marriage and/or lifespan. Considering marriage, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. 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 Sagittarius with malefic Venus and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio with retrograde Saturn; malefic Moon is placed in the second house in Capricorn with Sun; and Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Taurus.
In this case, native’s father may die before native’s age of 25 or 20. The native may not find a permanent profession through 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, though he may earn well at times. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may lose one of his wives to death, and one of his marriages may fail due to an extramarital affair of the native. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, in an accident, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS.