The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fifth House in Aries
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Aries, 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 fifth house of horoscope in Aries 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 fifth house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 marriage. 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 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, 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.
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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Aries with benefic exalted Sun and benefic Rahu. Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Libra, Moon is placed in the first house in Sagittarius with Mars; exalted Venus is placed in the fourth house in Pisces; and benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Virgo. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the fifth house. In this case, the native may become a music composer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Pisces with Venus; the equation may become better. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the fourth house. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a music composer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may compose music for several hit songs as well as movies, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful music composers of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fifth house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, love life, children, 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 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 marriage. 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. 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 fifth house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic Venus. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus with Sun; malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio with Saturn; benefic Jupiter is placed in the third house in Aquarius, and malefic Moon is placed in the eighth house in Cancer with debilitated Mars. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, 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 3 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. He may not have his first alive child till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life. He may lose 2 or more children through miscarriages, that his wife/wives may have.