The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Second House in Virgo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Virgo, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and eleventh 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 Virgo 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 friends 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 friends, some of his friends 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, 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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Virgo. Benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius, benefic Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer with benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn, exalted Saturn is placed in the third house in Libra with Moon; and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may engage in finance industry. He may get a well-paying job in a well-established bank, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Leo, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable administrative skills, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. He may accomplish a lot during his career as a banker, and he may keep getting promoted. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as CEO of such bank for several years. His 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, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the second house of a horoscope in Virgo can trouble the native with problems related to friends, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the second and eleventh 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 friends. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life. Some of his friends may be his hidden enemies, and they may keep causing problems for him. 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the second house of a horoscope in Virgo with malefic retrograde Saturn. Malefic Rahu is placed in the third house in Libra with Sun and Venus; malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Aries, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius, malefic exalted Moon is placed in the tenth house in Taurus, and exalted Mars is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn. Rahu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the third house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 20 or 15. The native may become a criminal, and he may engage in financial as well as violent crimes. He may execute several robberies, he may injure many people, and he may kill several people. His first marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may get caught between his age of 35 and 45, and he may spend more than 20 years in prison. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may get killed in an encounter with police, or by another criminal, between his age of 40 and 50.