The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Third House in Scorpio
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and tenth 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, 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, 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, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Capricorn with exalted Mars; Sun is placed in the fourth house in Sagittarius, benefic Rahu is placed in the second house in Libra, Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Aries, benefic Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Leo, and Saturn is placed in the first house in Virgo. In this case, the native may engage in aviation industry. He may get a well-paying job in an aircraft making company, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Capricorn with Venus and Mars, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through his job. 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 aircraft making company for several years, 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 Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, 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 tenth 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 and/or lifespan. 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. 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 Scorpio with Venus and malefic Sun. Malefic Mars is placed in the first house in Virgo with malefic exalted Rahu; malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Pisces, Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Leo, and retrograde Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius with Jupiter. Angarak Yoga is formed in the first house.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, and the native may witness a troubled childhood. He may have bad relationship with his father as well as mother. He may not come across much professional success throughout his life, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. He may also witness financial tightness, bad reputation and debts. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, due to a heart attack, in an accident, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS.