The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Virgo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Virgo, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first 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 Virgo 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
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.
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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 Virgo with Sun and Mars. Benefic Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Leo with benefic Moon; benefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Capricorn, Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Cancer, and Saturn is placed in the third house in Scorpio. Exalted Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in the first house. In this case, the native may become a writer. He may write books falling in several genres, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Virgo with Mercury, Sun and Mars; the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a writer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several best sellers, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized writers of his time, and he may receive a Nobel prize as well as a Pulitzer. His net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the first house of a horoscope in Virgo can trouble the native with problems related to 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 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 his lifespan. For example, the native may witness various types of health problems which may trouble him, and they may reduce his lifespan. He may also witness reduction in lifespan due to several other reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, or he may kill himself. Depending on his overall horoscope and running times, he may also get killed by someone, 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 retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Virgo with Jupiter and malefic Sun. Malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius with Moon; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Leo with Venus; retrograde Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Aries, and malefic Mars is placed in the fourth house in Sagittarius. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
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 financial and violent crimes. He may execute several robberies, he may injure many people, and he may kill some people. He may not get married throughout his life. He may get caught between his age of 35 and 45, and he may serve more than 20 years in prison. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may serve more than 30 years in prison.