The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Fifth House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and eleventh 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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to friends, family, wealth, speech, 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, family 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 family, the native may be born in a rich, influential, resourceful, well-respected, politically powerful, royal and/or spiritually advanced family, and he may witness several benefits by virtue of being a member of such family. The native may be a good, very good or gifted speaker, and he may achieve good results in many spheres of his life, by virtue of his speech abilities.
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 Sagittarius with benefic Venus. Benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio with benefic debilitated Rahu; debilitated Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Taurus, Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini, Moon is placed in the eighth house in Pisces, and Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer. In this case, the native may become a writer, and he may witness good results. He may write fictional books falling in several genres including drama, mystery, fantasy and adventure.
If benefic Mars is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini with Jupiter, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a writer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may deliver several bestselling books, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful writers 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 Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to friends, family, wealth, speech, love life, children, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the second 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, family and/or friends. 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 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.
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 Sagittarius with malefic Saturn and malefic Moon. Malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn with Venus; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer with debilitated Mars; benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio, and Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, and the native may witness a troublesome childhood. He may have some defect related to his speech, and he may not speak properly. He may not find a permanent profession 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 not get married till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. Looking at another probability, he may get married once after 35, the marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may lose 1 or more good friends to death, before his age of 40 or 35.