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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 Third House in Gemini
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Gemini, 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 third house of horoscope in Gemini 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 Gemini can bless the native with good results related to 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. For example, 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, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, 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 third house of a horoscope in Gemini with Mars and Ketu. Benefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius, benefic retrograde exalted Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the seventh house in Libra, exalted Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Cancer, and benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Taurus with benefic Venus. In this case, the native may get a well-paying job in a well-established telecom company, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable administrative and management skills, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through telecom industry. He may accomplish a lot during his career, and he may keep getting promoted at regular intervals. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as CEO of such telecom company for several years, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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 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 Gemini can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, 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 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 siblings. For example, 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Gemini with Venus. Malefic Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Cancer with Sun; malefic Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with Mars; benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Libra, and debilitated Moon is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio. Rahu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the fourth house.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may become a criminal, and he may engage in drug trafficking. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. One or more siblings may also work with him. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may get caught between his age of 35 and 45, and he may spend more than 20 years in prison. If the finer factor and running times are very bad, he may get killed in prison, in an attack by another criminal, between his age of 45 and 55.