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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 Virgo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Virgo, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 Virgo 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, 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 lifespan. 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.
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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Virgo with Saturn and benefic exalted Rahu. Benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Pisces, benefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Libra with benefic debilitated Sun; Venus is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, and exalted Mars is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may become a journalist, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Virgo with Mercury, Saturn and Rahu; the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a journalist, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money. He may engage in investigative journalism, and he may unearth several high-profile scandals and conspiracies. He may also write several books. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized journalists of his time, and he may receive several awards, including a Pulitzer. His net worth may be in multimillions.
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.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fourth house of a horoscope in Virgo can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, 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 first and fourth 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 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 lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him, intentionally or unintentionally.
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 Virgo with Sun, malefic Mars and malefic exalted Rahu. Malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Pisces, retrograde Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn, Venus is placed in the third house in Leo, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus, and debilitated Moon is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio. Grahan Yoga and Angarak Yoga are formed in the fourth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may not have a good relationship with his father. The native may not achieve much professional success 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. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, or some type of cancer like lung cancer.