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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fourth House in Aries
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Aries, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the sixth and ninth 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 fourth house of horoscope in Aries 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 fourth house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to father, creativity, spiritual growth, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 mother and/or father. Considering parents, native’s father/mother may be a rich man/woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father/mother’s money, influence and/or status. He/she may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he/she’s alive, and/or through his/her will. Such retrograde Mercury can also render creativity to the native.
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 fourth house of a horoscope in Aries with benefic Rahu and benefic debilitated Saturn. Benefic Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Libra with retrograde Jupiter; benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Cancer, benefic Mars is placed in the second house in Aquarius, and Sun is placed in the fifth house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become a fashion designer. He may start a company which may make various types of fashion products, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Virgo, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through fashion industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60.
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 fourth house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to father, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the sixth and ninth house, and it is placed in the fourth 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 mother and/or father. Considering parents, the native may not have a good equation with his father/mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father/mother, his father/mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he/she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he/she may be a criminal, and/or he/she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. He may also witness various types of problems related to properties, vehicles and/or mental health.
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 fourth house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic exalted Sun. Malefic Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Leo with Moon and Mars; malefic debilitated Ketu forms Pitra Dosh in the ninth house in Virgo, debilitated Rahu is placed in the third house in Pisces, Venus is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, and benefic Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Cancer.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. They die together, like in an accident. The native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness financial tightness and debts, many times in his life. He may get married after his age of 35/40. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may not get married throughout his life. Considering another probability, he may get marriage once after his age of 35/40, the marriage may fail, and he may not get married again.