The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Third House in Leo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Leo, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 third house of horoscope in Leo 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 third house of a horoscope in Leo can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 lifespan, mother 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 mother, native’s mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while she’s alive, and/or through her will.
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 as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Leo with Mars and Ketu. Retrograde Saturn is placed in the eleventh house in Aries, benefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius, benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Virgo, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Libra with Venus. In this case, the native may become a cricketer (fast bowler), and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Aries with Saturn, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a fast bowler, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several match winning performances, and he may receive many awards/medals. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized bowlers 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, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the third house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the first and fourth 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, mother and/or siblings. Considering mother, the native may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. 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. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Leo with Venus and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu forms Pitra Dosh in the ninth house in Aquarius, malefic Mars is placed in the fourth house in Virgo with Sun and retrograde Saturn; benefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Libra, and debilitated Moon is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10, and his father may die before native’s age of 25 or 20. The native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may have bad relationships with some of his siblings. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, in an accident, someone may kill him, or he may commit suicide.