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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 Cancer
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fifth and eighth 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 sixth house of horoscope in Cancer 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 sixth house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, 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. For example, 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.
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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Cancer with benefic retrograde Jupiter. Benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Gemini with Ketu; benefic Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Sagittarius, Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, benefic Mars is placed in the second house in Pisces, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become a music composer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Leo, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as a music composer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may compose music for several hit songs, and he may receive many awards. He may also write as well as sing some songs. After his age of 40/45, he may start a music production company, and he may witness very good profits. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful creative artists of his time, and his net worth may be in billions, 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 Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the fifth and eighth 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 children and/or lifespan. Considering children, he may not have his first child till late in life, or he may not have any children at all. He may lose one or more children through miscarriages or medical complications, that his wife may witness. He may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, he may have bad relationships with his children, 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, and/or one of his children may kill him for some reason, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. 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 retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Cancer with retrograde Saturn and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn with exalted Mars; malefic Moon is placed in the eighth house in Virgo with retrograde Jupiter; benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Gemini, and benefic Venus forms Malavya Yoga in the fourth house in Taurus. Angarak Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
In this case, the native 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, though he may earn well at times. He may witness bad reputation and financial losses through profession. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. He may not have an alive child till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life. He may lose 2 or more children due to miscarriages that his wife/wives may witness.