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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 Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the sixth and ninth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic 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 Taurus is benefic in many 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to father, 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 father. 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 father, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his 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, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer, 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.
Taking an example for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Taurus with Sun and benefic debilitated Ketu. Benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Scorpio, benefic Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, Jupiter is placed in the third house in Pisces, and benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Cancer with benefic Moon. In this case, the native may become a journalist. She may work with a well-established TV news channel, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Mars is placed in the third house in Pisces with Jupiter, the equation may become better. The native may come across very good amount of success, recognition and fame as a journalist, along with good amount of money. She may uncover several high-profile scandals as well as conspiracies, and she may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most recognized journalists of her country, and her net worth may be in multimillions.
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 Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to father, love life, children, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the sixth and ninth 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 father. 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 father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, 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 retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic Sun. Venus is placed in the sixth house in Gemini, malefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Cancer with debilitated Mars; Rahu is placed in the second house in Aquarius, malefic Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Leo with Moon; and Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Sagittarius. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eighth house.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness financial losses and bad reputation through profession. 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. He may not have his first alive child till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life.