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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Scorpio
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to 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 friends and/or lifespan. 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, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer, 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.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio with benefic Sun. Mars is placed in the second house in Sagittarius with Venus; benefic Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius, Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Leo, benefic Saturn is placed in the third house in Capricorn, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become a TV show host, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the second house in Sagittarius with Mars and Venus; the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a host, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may feature in several hit shows, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful creative professionals of his 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 Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to friends, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the eighth 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 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio with malefic debilitated Rahu. Malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Taurus with Saturn; malefic Venus is placed in the third house in Capricorn, benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Aries, and retrograde Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Libra with Moon.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may become a criminal, and he may engage in drug trafficking as well as in violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions. He may injure many people, and he may kill several people. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may get caught between his age of 35 and 40, and he may serve a prison sentence of more than 20/30 years. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may get killed in an encounter with police, or by another criminal, between his age of 35 and 45.