The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Libra
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Libra, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first 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 Libra 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 Libra can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, 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 lifespan 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.
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.
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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Libra with Mars and debilitated Sun. Benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the first house in Virgo, benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Pisces with benefic exalted Ketu; and benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Aries with retrograde Saturn. In this case, the native may become a singer, and she may witness good results.
If benefic debilitated Venus is placed in the first house in Virgo with Rahu, the equation may become better. Rahu and Venus form Neechbhang Rajyoga in the first house. In this case, the native may be a talented singer, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may deliver several hit songs, and she may receive many awards, including Grammy. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful singers of her time, and her net worth may be in multimillions.
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the second house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, 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 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 lifespan and/or family. 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 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Libra with malefic Sun and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Aries with malefic Mars; retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house in Scorpio with Venus; and retrograde Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius with Moon. Rahu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the second house.
In this case, native’s father may be a criminal. The native may also become a criminal, and he may engage in drug trafficking and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure several people, and he may kill some people. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may get killed in an encounter with police, or by another criminal, between his age of 30 and 40.