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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 Virgo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Virgo, Taurus rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and fifth 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 Virgo 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to 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 and/or family. 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, 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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Virgo with Mars. Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Leo, benefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn, benefic Ketu is placed in the third house in Cancer with Venus; benefic Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, and benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a scientist, she may specialize in chemistry, and she may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Leo with Jupiter, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable knowledge of her field, and she may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money and fame. She may engage in research, and she may come across discoveries. She may receive awards as well as financial rewards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most recognized scientists of her time, and she may receive a Nobel prize.
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 for a female native, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the fifth house of a horoscope in Virgo can trouble the native with problems related to 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 fifth 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 family. 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 family, the native may be born in a family which may be poor, and/or some of his family members may be alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and/or they may have some other negative traits. Hence the native may witness several problems in his life, due to bad reputation of his family, and/or bad conducts of some family members. His family may have a history of some type of genetic illness and/or abnormalities, and the native may inherit such illness and/or abnormalities. He may also witness various types of problems and/or abnormalities related to his speech, and he may face several issues because of such abnormalities.
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 Virgo with Sun and malefic Mars. Venus is placed in the sixth house in Libra, malefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Taurus with malefic debilitated Ketu; malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, benefic Moon is placed in the third house in Cancer, and debilitated Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Aries. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the first house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 10 or 5. The native may witness a troubled childhood, and he may face several problems while growing up. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may lose more than 2 children through miscarriages that his wife/wives may witness. Considering another probability, he may witness death of 1 or more children before their ages of 20 or 15.