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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 Virgo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Virgo, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and twelfth 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 Virgo 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to creativity, 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.
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 Virgo with benefic debilitated Venus, benefic Sun and benefic Mars. Exalted Jupiter is placed in the first house in Cancer, retrograde Saturn is placed in the eleventh house in Taurus, benefic Rahu is placed in the second house in Leo, and Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become an actor, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Libra, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable acting talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may perform very well in the genres of action, drama, comedy and romance. He may deliver several hit movies, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the greatest actors of all time, and his net worth may be in billions.
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the third house of a horoscope in Virgo 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 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 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 Virgo with debilitated Venus and malefic retrograde Saturn. Benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Leo, malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius with Mars; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius, and retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Libra. Angarak Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, the native may become leader of a criminal group. He may engage in drug trafficking, woman trafficking and violent crimes. One or more siblings and/or friends may also work with him. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may kidnap and sell several women, and he may rape many of them. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. He may also engage in incidents of mass murders, like bomb blasts. He may get killed in an encounter with police, between his age of 35 and 45.