The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Third House in Capricorn
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Capricorn, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh 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 third house of horoscope in Capricorn 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 third house of a horoscope in Capricorn can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 friends and/or siblings. 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 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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Capricorn. Benefic debilitated Moon is placed in the first house in Scorpio with Mars; benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Venus; benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo with benefic exalted Rahu; and benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may start a fashion magazine, and she may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo with Saturn and Rahu; the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame through media industry. Her business may expand after her age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may own one of the most recognized fashion magazines of her time, by her age of 50/55. Her business empire may be worth 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 third house of a horoscope in Capricorn can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, friends, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh 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 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 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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Capricorn with malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Cancer with Saturn; malefic Venus is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Sun and Mars; Moon is placed in the sixth house in Aries, and Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Libra. Ketu forms Pitra Dosh in the ninth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native may become a criminal. He may engage in woman trafficking and violent crimes. One or more siblings and/or friends may also work with him. He may kidnap and sell several women, and he may rape many of them. He may execute several robberies, he may injure many people, and he may kill several people. He may get killed between his age of 30 and 40, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.