The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fourth House in Pisces
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Pisces, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the seventh and tenth 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 fourth house of horoscope in Pisces 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 fourth house of a horoscope in Pisces can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 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. Such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with vehicles, residential house/houses and/or several other good results. 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, 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, kindly read book for detailed example.
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, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury and benefic Sun form Budhaditya Yoga in the fourth house of a horoscope in Pisces. Venus is placed in the fifth house in Aries with Mars; benefic Saturn is placed in the first house in Sagittarius, benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus with exalted Moon; and exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may engage in politics, and he may become a member of parliament of his country.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Pisces with Sun and Mercury; the equation may become better. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the fourth house whereas Jupiter and Mercury form Neechbhanga Rajyoga in the same house. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, recognition, authority and fame through politics. He may win several elections, and he may become a minister in national government. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as prime minister or president of his country.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fourth house of a horoscope in Pisces can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 seventh and tenth 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 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. 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.
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 Pisces with Mars and malefic exalted Venus. Malefic Moon is placed in the third house in Aquarius with Sun and malefic Ketu; malefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Leo, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio, and Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Taurus. Pitra Dosh is formed in the ninth house whereas Grahan Yoga is formed in the third house.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. 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 6 months, many times in his life. He may witness financial tightness and debts, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage.