The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Scorpio
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Libra rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the ninth and twelfth 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to father, 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 father 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 father, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his will.
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 Scorpio. Benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Cancer with retrograde Jupiter; benefic exalted Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn with Venus; benefic Mars is placed in the third house in Sagittarius, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Pisces, and benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo. Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the fourth house. In this case, the native may become a scientist. He may specialize in biophysics, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Sagittarius with Mars, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money and fame. He may conduct research, and he may come across discoveries/theories. He may receive awards as well as financial rewards. He may also write some books, based on his research and philosophy. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized scientists of his time, and his net worth may be in millions.
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 Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to father, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the ninth 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 father and/or family. Considering father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. 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 Scorpio with Sun and malefic retrograde Jupiter. Rahu is placed in the third house in Sagittarius, malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Gemini with Mars; debilitated Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo, Moon is placed in the sixth house in Pisces, and Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Taurus.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. He may also witness bad reputation through profession. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage.