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Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Capricorn
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Capricorn, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the seventh 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 second house of horoscope in Capricorn 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 Capricorn can bless the native with good results related to 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 marriage 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 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, 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 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 second house of a horoscope in Capricorn. Benefic Jupiter is placed in the third house in Aquarius with Venus and Moon; Mars is placed in the first house in Sagittarius, benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio, and benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become a video game designer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Capricorn with Mercury, the equation may become better. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the second house. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a designer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, and recognition. He may design several popular video games. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized video game designers 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 second house of a horoscope in Capricorn can trouble the native with problems related to 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 seventh and tenth 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 marriage and/or family. 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. 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 second house of a horoscope in Capricorn with malefic Venus and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Cancer with Saturn; Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio, malefic Moon is placed in the third house in Aquarius with Sun; and Mars is placed in the ninth house in Leo.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may have a bad equation with his mother. He may keep changing jobs till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may also witness financial losses and bad reputation through profession. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may lose one of his wives to death.