The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fifth House in Leo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Leo, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and sixth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the malefic 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 Leo is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic 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 Leo can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. 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 siblings, some of them may come across success, money, fame, and/or authority, and the native may witness many benefits because of them. They may stand by the native and they may help him get out of his problems, many times in his life. A sibling of the native may give him a big amount of money, and/or wealth, while such sibling is alive, and/or through his/her 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.
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 for a female native, kindly read book for detailed example.
Taking another example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Leo with benefic Moon. Mars is placed in the seventh house in Libra, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, debilitated Ketu is placed in the second house in Taurus, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius, and benefic Venus is placed in the fourth house in Cancer with benefic Saturn. In this case, the native may become a tennis player, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Leo with Moon and Mercury; the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent related to the sport, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may win majority of his matches as well as several championship titles. He may rank among the top players. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful tennis players of his time, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fifth house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, love life, children, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the third and sixth 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 siblings. 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. In an extreme case, the native may witness death of one or more children during their young ages. Considering siblings, he may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. He may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several problems because of them. In an extreme case, the native may lose one or more siblings to death, before their ages of 40 or 30.
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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Leo with Venus. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with Sun; malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces with Mars; Jupiter is placed in the second house in Taurus, benefic Saturn is placed in the third house in Gemini, and debilitated Moon is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, the native may not have good relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness several problems because of them. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness setbacks and financial losses through profession. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce.