The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fourth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and sixth 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 fourth house of horoscope in Cancer 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 fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. 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. Such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with vehicles, residential house/houses and/or several other good results. 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. A sibling of the native may give him a big amount of money, and/or wealth, while such sibling is alive, and/or through his/her 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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer with benefic Venus. Benefic Sun is placed in the third house in Gemini, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Aries with Ketu; and benefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Libra. In this case, the native may become a writer, and she may witness good results. She may write fictional books falling in the genres of romance and drama.
If benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius with Jupiter, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may deliver several bestsellers, and she may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most recognized writers of her time, and her 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 fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, 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 third and sixth 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 siblings. 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. 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. In an extreme case, the native may lose one or more siblings to death, before their ages of 40 or 30.
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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Cancer with Venus and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn, Sun is placed in the third house in Gemini with Mars; Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, and Moon is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with retrograde Jupiter.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native may suffer from a serious mental disorder, and he may not get out of it throughout his life. He may need to avail therapy and medicines to keep his situation under control. He may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may lose one or more siblings to death, before his age of 35/30. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. If the finer factors and running times are very bad for mental health, he may spend several years in a mental asylum.