The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Third House in Aries
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Aries, 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 third house of horoscope in Aries 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 third house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, siblings, colleagues, 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 children. 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. 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, 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 third house of a horoscope in Aries with benefic exalted Sun. Benefic exalted Venus is placed in the second house in Pisces with Saturn; benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the tenth house in Scorpio with benefic debilitated Rahu; debilitated Ketu is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, and Moon is placed in the fifth house in Gemini. In this case, the native may become a writer, and he may witness good results. He may write fictional books falling in several genres including crime, thriller, mystery and adventure.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the third house in Aries with Sun and Mercury, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several bestselling books, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful writers of his time, and 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 for a female native, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the third house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, love life, children, siblings, colleagues, 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 third 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, siblings and/or children. 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. 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 third house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic Moon and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Libra with Jupiter; Sun is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, Venus is placed in the sixth house in Cancer with retrograde Saturn; and Mars is placed in the eighth house in Virgo. Rahu and Moon form Grahan Yoga in the third house whereas Ketu and Jupiter form Guru Chandal Yoga in the ninth house.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may become leader of a criminal group, and he may engage in drug trafficking, woman trafficking, financial crimes and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, and he may engage in money laundering. He may kidnap and sell several women, he may rape many of them, and he may kill some of them. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. His first marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may lose custody of his children to his wife, through divorce. He may get killed in an encounter with police, between his age of 30 and 40.