The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Sixth House in Libra
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Libra, Taurus rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and fifth 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 Libra 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 Libra can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, 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 family and/or children. 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 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.
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 Libra with Jupiter and retrograde Venus. Benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house in Cancer, benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the first house in Taurus, and exalted Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio with Mars and benefic Sun. In this case, the native may engage in food industry. He may start a company which may deal in packed food products, especially the ones which are ready to eat. He may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and growth. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. By his age of 45/50, native’s company may deal in a wide variety of packed food products which may include cooked as well as uncooked items. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth 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 Libra 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 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 children. 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 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.
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 Libra with debilitated Sun and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Aries with malefic Mars; benefic Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Leo, malefic Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Virgo with debilitated Venus; and Moon is placed in the third house in Cancer. Grahan Yoga is formed in the sixth house whereas Angarak Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
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 witness several problems during his childhood. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, despite best efforts. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose 1 or more children due to miscarriages that his wife/wives may witness. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce.