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Retrograde Mercury in Fifth House in Pisces
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Pisces, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh 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 Pisces 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 Pisces can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 friends. 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 friends, some of his friends 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. One or more of his friends may help him financially as well as in other ways, in order for him to start a new business, or repair/consolidate an already existing business.
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 Pisces with benefic Sun and benefic debilitated Rahu. Debilitated Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo, benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Leo, benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house in Capricorn, and Mars is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Venus. In this case, the native may become an actor and director. He may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a creative artist, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may perform well in the genres of action, comedy, drama and romance. He may direct several movies, and he may also sing some songs. He may deliver several hit movies as well as some hit songs, and he may receive many awards, including Oscar and Grammy. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful creative artists 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 Pisces can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, friends, love life, children, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh 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, friends 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. In an extreme case, the native may witness death of one or more children during their young ages. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life. Some of his friends may be his hidden enemies, and they may keep causing problems for him. In an extreme case, a friend of the native may kill him for some reason, or the native may kill a friend for some reason, 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, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Pisces with Saturn and malefic exalted Venus. Malefic Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Aries with exalted Sun; malefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Libra, Mars is placed in the seventh house in Taurus, benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Gemini. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before native’s age of 15 or 10. The native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may face bad reputation 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 not have an alive child till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. He may lose 1 or more children through miscarriages that his wife/wives may witness. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, due to a heart attack.