The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fifth House in Capricorn
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Capricorn, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first 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 Capricorn 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 Capricorn can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, love life, children, creativity, 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 lifespan. 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, 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 Capricorn. Benefic Venus is placed in the third house in Scorpio, benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Sagittarius with Sun and benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Gemini, Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, and Mars is placed in the second house in Libra. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the fourth house. In this case, the native may become a fashion designer. He may start a company which may make various types of fashion products including perfumes and clothing. He may witness good results.
If benefic debilitated Moon is placed in the third house in Scorpio with Venus, 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. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a fashion empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60.
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On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fifth house of a horoscope in Capricorn can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, love life, children, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the first 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 lifespan. 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 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Capricorn with malefic Sun and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Cancer with retrograde Jupiter; Venus is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius with retrograde Saturn; malefic Mars is placed in the third house in Scorpio, and benefic Moon is placed in the second house in Libra. Grahan Yoga is formed in the fifth house whereas Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the eleventh house.
In this case, the native may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in drug trafficking, money laundering and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure many people, and he may kill several people. His first marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce. He may get killed between his age of 30 and 40, in an encounter with police, or by another criminal.