The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Aquarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Aquarius, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the sixth and ninth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic 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 second house of horoscope in Aquarius is benefic in many 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 second house of a horoscope in Aquarius can bless the native with good results related to father, creativity, family, wealth, speech, 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 father and/or family. 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 father, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his will.
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 second house of a horoscope in Aquarius. Benefic exalted Venus is placed in the third house in Pisces with Sun; benefic Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Taurus, debilitated Jupiter is placed in the first house in Capricorn, benefic Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius with benefic Rahu; and Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Gemini. In this case, the native may engage in IT industry. He may start a search engine, and he may witness good results.
If benefic exalted Mars is placed in the first house in Capricorn with Jupiter, the equation may become better. Mars forms Ruchaka Yoga in the first house. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through IT industry. His business may expand after his age of 30/35, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own one of the biggest search engines in the world, and his net worth may be in multibillions, by his age of 40/45.
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 second house of a horoscope in Aquarius can trouble the native with problems related to father, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the sixth and ninth house, and it is placed in the second 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 father and/or family. Considering father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Aquarius with malefic retrograde Jupiter and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Leo with Saturn; malefic Sun is placed in the third house in Pisces with exalted Venus; Mars is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, and Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius. Rahu and Jupiter form Guru Chandal Yoga in the second house.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in drug trafficking and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure many people, and he may kill some people. He may get killed between his age of 40 and 50, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.