The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Sixth House in Capricorn
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Capricorn, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and eleventh house. In general, it is benefic here, in many 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 Capricorn 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 Capricorn can bless the native with good results related to friends, family, wealth, speech, 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 family and/or friends. 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. Considering friends, 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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Capricorn. Benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius, benefic Venus is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius with benefic Rahu; retrograde Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini with Ketu; exalted Saturn is placed in the third house in Libra, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may start a company which may manufacture various types of electronic products like cellphones and laptops. He may witness good results.
If benefic Mars is placed in the ninth house in Aries, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through electronic industry. His business may expand after his age of 30/35, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in multibillions, by his age of 50/55.
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 Capricorn can trouble the native with problems related to friends, family, wealth, speech, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the second 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 family and/or friends. 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. 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.
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 Capricorn with malefic Saturn. Benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius, exalted Venus is placed in the eighth house in Pisces, malefic Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer with debilitated Mars; malefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius, malefic Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini, and Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Aries.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, they may get divorced during native’s childhood, and the native may live with his mother. His father may die before native’s age of 20 or 15. The native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may also witness financial tightness and debts, many times in his life. He may face bad reputation and/or financial losses due to some of his friends. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage. Considering another probability, he may not get married after his first failed marriage.