The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Pisces
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Pisces, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fifth and eighth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic 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 Pisces is benefic in many 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 Pisces can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, 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 family and/or children. 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 children, such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally and/or creatively better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native.
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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Pisces with Moon and benefic exalted Venus. Benefic Mars is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Scorpio, benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Aquarius, benefic Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Sagittarius, and Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Gemini. In this case, the native may start a fashion magazine, and he may witness good result.
If benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Aquarius with Jupiter, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through media industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60. It may include several magazines and a media production house.
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 Pisces can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, 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 fifth and eighth 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, family and/or children. 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 children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other 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 retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Pisces with malefic exalted Ketu. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Virgo with Mars; Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Gemini, malefic Moon is placed in the first house in Aquarius with Sun; Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Taurus. Angarak Yoga is formed in the eighth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native may keep changing jobs throughout his life, and he may not find a permanent profession. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may not have his first alive child till his age of 35/40.