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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 Sixth House in Aries
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Aries, 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 sixth house of horoscope in Aries 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 sixth house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 friends. For example, 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. Depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times, one or more friends of the native may put their lives in danger, or they may kill someone, in order to save native’s life.
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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Aries with benefic exalted Sun and benefic Jupiter. Venus is placed in the seventh house in Taurus, Mars is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius, benefic Saturn is placed in the ninth house in Cancer, benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo, and benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a doctor. He may specialize in cardiology as well as surgery, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Mars, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition. He may start his own hospital after his age of 40/45, and he may witness good results. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized cardiologists of his region, and his net worth may be in multimillions, by his age of 55/60.
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 sixth house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to friends, lifespan, 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 sixth 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 friends and/or lifespan. 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. In another extreme case, one or more of his good friends may die before native’s age of 40 or 35. Considering lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him, intentionally or unintentionally.
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 sixth house of a horoscope in Aries with exalted Sun and malefic Venus. Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Libra, malefic Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Gemini, malefic Ketu is placed in the second house in Sagittarius with Saturn; benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Pisces, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, they may get divorced, and the native may live with his mother. He may experience a troubled childhood. 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 6 months, many times in his life. He may witness several problems because of some of his friends, and/or he may lose more than 1 good friend to death, before his age of 40 or 35. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, some type of cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.