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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 Scorpio
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and twelfth 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio 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, 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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with benefic Sun. Benefic Venus is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius, benefic Mars is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius, benefic exalted Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Taurus, benefic Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Libra, and retrograde Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Aries with Ketu. In this case, the native may become a singer as well as songwriter, and she may witness good results.
If Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Pisces, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may sing and write several hit songs, and she may receive many awards, including several Grammys. She may also act in several movies. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful creative artists of her time, and her 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 Scorpio 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 twelfth 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. The problems related to children may aggravate if the native is female. She may witness delay in childbirth, medical complications, miscarriages, abortions, and/or birth of dead children. She may give birth to children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled. She may have a secret love affair with a criminal, a married and/or a rich/powerful man. She may give birth to one or more children as a result of such affair, and their father may refuse to claim them. Depending on her overall horoscope and running times, she may also give up such children for adoption. She may witness death of one or more of her children before their ages of 30 or 20. In an extreme case, she may die while giving birth to a child, and even the child may die with her. 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 for a female native, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with Venus. Malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius with Sun; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini with Saturn; Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius with Mars; and benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Libra. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house.
In this case, the native may not have good relationships with some of her siblings and/or she may witness several problems because of them. She may not achieve much professional success throughout her life. She may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in her life. She may have an affair with a married man. She may get pregnant more than once during such affair, and she may abort 1 or more children. She may give birth to a child out of such relationship, but her lover may refuse to give his name to the child. She may raise the child on her own. She may not get married till her age of 35/40, or throughout her life.