The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fourth House in Capricorn
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Capricorn, Libra rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the ninth and twelfth 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 Capricorn 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 Capricorn 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, 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.
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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 Capricorn with benefic Moon, benefic Sun and benefic Saturn. Venus is placed in the second house in Scorpio, Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius, benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo, and exalted Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Pisces. Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the fourth house. In this case, the native may become an actor, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Mars is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius with Jupiter, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable acting talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may be known as a charming and stylish actor. He may perform very well in the genres of drama, romance, comedy and tragedy. He may deliver several hit movies, and he may receive many awards, including an Oscar. 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.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fourth house of a horoscope in Capricorn 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 ninth and twelfth 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.
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 Capricorn with Sun and malefic retrograde Jupiter. Malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Pisces with exalted Venus; malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo with Saturn; and exalted Moon is placed in the eighth house in Taurus with Mars.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. The native may suffer from a mental disorder, and he may not get out of it throughout his life. He may have to avail therapy and medicines to keep his situation under control. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. His first marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. If the finer factors and running times are very bad for mental health, he may spend more than 6 months in a mental asylum.