The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus, Taurus rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and fifth 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 Taurus 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, love life, children, creativity, 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 children. 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 children, such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally and/or creatively better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native.
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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus with benefic debilitated Ketu. Benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio with benefic debilitated Rahu; Mars is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius, benefic Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Aries, retrograde Venus is placed in the second house in Gemini, and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Leo. In this case, the native may become a tennis player, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Taurus with Mercury and Ketu; the equation may become better. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the first house. 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 win majority of his matches as well as several championship titles. He may rank number 1 in the world. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful tennis players 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, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, love life, children, 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 fifth 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 and/or children. Considering children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other problems because of them. Considering family, the native may be born in a family which may be poor, and/or some of his family members may be alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and/or they may have some other negative traits. Hence the native may witness several problems in his life, due to bad reputation of his family, and/or bad conducts of some family members.
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 Taurus with malefic Jupiter. Malefic Ketu and Moon form Grahan Yoga as well as Pitra Dosh in the ninth house in Capricorn, malefic Rahu and malefic debilitated Mars form Angarak Yoga in the third house in Cancer, Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Aries with exalted Sun; and Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10, and his mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. 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. He may also witness financial tightness and bad reputation from time to time. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. Considering another probability, he may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may not get married after that. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, due to a heart attack, in an accident, or because of some type of cancer.