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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Leo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Leo, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and twelfth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the malefic 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 Leo is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic 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 Leo can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings 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 siblings, some of them may come across success, money, fame, and/or authority, and the native may witness many benefits because of them. They may stand by the native and they may help him get out of his problems, many times in his life.
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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Leo. Benefic Venus is placed in the first house in Cancer with benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn, benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Virgo, exalted Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Libra, benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius, and Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may become an actor, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Aries, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable acting talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may perform very well in the genres of drama, romance and action. She may deliver several hit movies, and she may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful actors 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 for a female native, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the second house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the third and twelfth 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 family and/or siblings. 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 siblings, he may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. He may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several problems because of them.
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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Leo with Venus and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius, benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Virgo, malefic Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini with Moon; and retrograde Mars is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius with Jupiter.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness several problems because of them, including financial losses and bad reputation. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. He may also remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may not get married till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life. Considering another probability, he may get married once, the marriage may fail, and he may not get married again.