The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Third House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Libra rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the ninth and twelfth 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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to father, 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 father. 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 father, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his 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 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 Sagittarius. Benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo, benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Pisces, benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn with benefic Saturn; Venus is placed in the second house in Scorpio, and benefic Mars is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius with Jupiter. Saturn form Shasha Yoga in the fourth house. In this case, the native may become a fashion designer, he may start a fashion house, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius with Mars and Jupiter, the equation may become better. Moon and Mars form Chandra Mangal Yoga in the fifth house. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across a lot of success, money, recognition and fame. His business may expand after his age of 30/35, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a fashion empire worth in billions, by his age of 45/50. He may be counted among the greatest fashion designers of all time.
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 Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to father, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the ninth and twelfth 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 father and/or siblings. Considering father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. Considering siblings, 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. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with Venus and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Gemini, benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn, Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Pisces, Mars is placed in the eighth house in Taurus, and malefic Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo with Moon.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 20 or 15. The native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may also witness bad reputation and financial losses through profession. One or more siblings of the native may die before native’s age of 35 or 30. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may remain single after that.