The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Aries
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Aries, Pisces rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fourth and seventh 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 second house of horoscope in Aries 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 second house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to mother, education, properties, vehicles, marriage, husband, wife, 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 mother, family and/or marriage. 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 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, 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 for a female native, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Aries. Exalted Venus is placed in the first house in Pisces with Sun; benefic Mars is placed in the third house in Taurus, benefic Moon is placed in the eighth house in Libra with retrograde Saturn; benefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Cancer, and Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may become an astrologer, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the tenth house in Sagittarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess good knowledge of astrology, and she may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. She may write several books on various topics of astrology, and she may witness money, recognition and fame through them. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most famous astrologers of her time, and her 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 second house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to mother, education, properties, vehicles, marriage, husband, wife, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the fourth and seventh 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 mother, family and/or marriage. 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.
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.
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 second house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic Venus and malefic exalted Sun. Malefic Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Virgo, malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Leo with Jupiter; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius with Mars; and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Libra. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, native’s father as well as 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 3 months, many times in his life. He may not get married till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. Considering another probability, he may get married once, the marriage may fail, and he may not get married again.