The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fifth House in Aquarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Aquarius, 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 fifth house of horoscope in Aquarius 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 fifth house of a horoscope in Aquarius can bless the native with good results related to father, love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, 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 children and/or father. 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. Considering father, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his 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, 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 fifth house of a horoscope in Aquarius with Venus and benefic Sun. Benefic debilitated Mars is placed in the tenth house in Cancer with benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn, benefic debilitated Moon is placed in the second house in Scorpio, and Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become a singer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the ninth house in Gemini, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a singer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several hit songs, and he may receive many awards, including several Grammys. He may also write some of his songs. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful singers of his time, and his net worth may be in billions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fifth house of a horoscope in Aquarius can trouble the native with problems related to father, love life, children, 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 fifth 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 children and/or father. The problems related to children may aggravate if the native is female. She may witness delay in childbirth, medical complications, miscarriages, abortions, and/or birth of dead children. She may give birth to children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled. She may have a secret love affair with a criminal, a married and/or a rich/powerful man. She may give birth to one or more children as a result of such affair, and their father may refuse to claim them. Depending on her overall horoscope and running times, she may also give up such children for adoption. She may witness death of one or more of her children before their ages of 30 or 20. In an extreme case, she may die while giving birth to a child, and even the child may die with her. Considering father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he 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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Aquarius with Sun and malefic Jupiter. Venus is placed in the third house in Sagittarius, malefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Libra, malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Aries, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Pisces with retrograde Saturn; and benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, they may get divorced, and the native may live with her mother. The native may witness setbacks and failures through profession, though she may earn well. She may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and she may settle in her second or third marriage. She may witness 2 or more miscarriages, though she may give birth to alive children also. She may witness several problems because of her children, including financial losses and bad reputation.