The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fourth House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fifth and eighth 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 Taurus 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, 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 children. 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 children, such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally and/or creatively better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native. Such retrograde Mercury can also bless the native with creativity.
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 Taurus with benefic Sun. Benefic retrograde Venus is placed in the third house in Aries, retrograde Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Scorpio with debilitated Moon; benefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, and benefic debilitated Mars is placed in the sixth house in Cancer with Ketu. In this case, the native may become a movie director, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Leo, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several hit movies, and he may receive many awards, including more than 2 Oscars. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized movie directors of his time, and his 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 Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, love life, children, 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 fifth and eighth 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, children and/or lifespan. 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 children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other 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. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Taurus with Mars and retrograde Saturn. Benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Gemini, Venus is placed in the sixth house in Cancer, malefic Moon is placed in the eighth house in Virgo, retrograde debilitated Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, malefic Rahu forms Pitra Dosh in the ninth house in Libra, and malefic Ketu is placed in the third house in Aries.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. Native’s father may get married again, but the native may not have a good equation with his stepmother. He may not achieve much professional success 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. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may not have good relationships with his children. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, due to drug overdose, or because of failure of a vital organ due to regular consumption of harmful drugs over a long period of time. He may also die in an accident, or due to a fatal viral infection like COVID.