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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 Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Taurus, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and sixth 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 Taurus 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 Taurus 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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Taurus with benefic Venus and benefic retrograde Saturn. Benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Gemini, benefic Rahu is placed in the first house in Aries, Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Libra, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Leo, and Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a singer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Libra with Ketu; the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a singer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may also write some of his songs, and he may act in some movies. He may deliver several hit songs, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful singers of his time, and his net worth may be in billions.
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 Taurus 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 sixth 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 siblings 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 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 Taurus with Sun and malefic debilitated Ketu. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with Jupiter; Moon is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces with Saturn; and benefic Venus is placed in the fourth house in Cancer. Guru Chandal 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 not have good relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness several types of problems because of them. He may keep changing jobs till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life; and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life, though he may earn well at times. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage.