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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 Fifth House in Libra
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Libra, 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 fifth house of horoscope in Libra 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 Libra can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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, mother 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. 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, 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 Libra with Ketu and benefic debilitated Sun. Benefic Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Aries, benefic Jupiter is placed in the third house in Leo with Venus; retrograde Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Pisces, and Mars is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius. Sun and Mercury form Budhaditya Yoga in the fifth house. In this case, the native may become a singer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Gemini, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may become a singer, songwriter and musician. He may possess remarkable talent, 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. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized creative artists of his time, and his net worth may be in billions.
Such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with authority in government as a police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician or some other type of professional. Taking an example, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fifth house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 fourth 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, mother 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 Libra with Venus and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Aries with retrograde Saturn; Sun is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, malefic exalted Mars is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn with Moon, and benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the third house in Leo.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may become a criminal, and he may engage in drug trafficking and violent crimes. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may injure several people, and he may kill some people. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce. He may witness death of 1 or more children before their ages of 10 or 5. He may get killed by another criminal, between his age of 40 and 50.