The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Third House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Taurus, Pisces rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fourth and seventh 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 Taurus 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, marriage, husband, wife, 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, mother, and/or marriage. 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. Considering marriage, the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. The native may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. The native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
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.
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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Taurus with Saturn. Benefic debilitated Mars is placed in the fifth house in Cancer, Venus is placed in the second house in Aries, benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Gemini with Sun; benefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Leo, and benefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become a singer, songwriter and music composer. He may witness very good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Cancer with Mars, the equation may become better. Moon and Mars form Neechbhang Rajyoga as well as Chandra Mangal Yoga in the fifth house. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a creative artist, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may specialize in the genre of rock. He may deliver several hit songs, and he may receive many awards, including more than a dozen Grammys, and an Oscar. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the top creative artists of his time, as well as one of the greatest musicians of all time. His net worth may be in billions, and he may be counted among the richest musicians in the world.
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the third house of a horoscope in Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, marriage, husband, wife, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the fourth and seventh 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, mother and/or marriage. Considering marriage, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. 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.
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 Taurus with malefic Sun and malefic Venus. Malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the first house in Pisces, malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Virgo with Mars; malefic Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Sagittarius, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Libra, and Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius. Angarak Yoga is formed in the seventh house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. His father may get married again, but the native may have a bad equation with his stepmother. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. He may witness bad reputation through profession. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may lose his first wife to death.