The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Cancer
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 Cancer 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 Cancer can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, mother, education, properties, vehicles, 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 lifespan. Considering mother, native’s mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while she’s alive, and/or through her will. 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.
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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer with Ketu, debilitated Mars and benefic Sun. Benefic Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn, Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Virgo, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus with Venus. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the second house. In this case, the native may engage in media industry. He may become a journalist, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Libra, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money and fame. He may engage in investigative journalism, and he may uncover several high-profile scandals and conspiracies. He may also write several nonfictional books on various topics. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized journalists of his time, and he may win several awards, including more than 2 Pulitzers. His net worth may be in multimillions.
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, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, mother, education, properties, vehicles, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 lifespan. Considering mother, the native may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. 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. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Cancer with Sun, Saturn and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn with malefic Mars; Venus is placed in the first house in Gemini, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house n Taurus, and debilitated Moon is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio. Ketu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the second house whereas Rahu and Mars form Angarak Yoga in the eighth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. His father may get married again, but the native may not have a good equation with his stepmother. He may keep changing jobs till his age of 40/45 or throughout his life, though he may earn well. He may also remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many time in his life. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, in an accident, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, or he may kill himself.