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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 Pisces
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Pisces, Libra rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the ninth and twelfth 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 Pisces 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 Pisces can bless the native with good results related to father, 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 father. For example, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his will. Such retrograde Mercury can also render creativity to the native.
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 debilitated Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Pisces with benefic Sun. Venus is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius with benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Leo with retrograde Jupiter; benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Libra, and benefic Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the fourth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may become a music composer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the eleventh house in Leo with Jupiter and Ketu; the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may also write songs, and he may act in several movies. He may compose music for several hit songs as well as movies, and he may receive many awards, including more than 20 Grammys. 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 top music composers of his time, and his net worth may be in billions.
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 Pisces can trouble the native with problems related to father, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the ninth and twelfth 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 father. For example, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. The native may not know his biological father, or his father may refuse to accept the native as his son, as native may be born from a secret love affair of his father. In an extreme case, the native may kill his father for some reason, or his father may kill him, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times.
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 Pisces with Sun and malefic retrograde Jupiter. Venus is placed in the seventh house in Aries, Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo, exalted Moon is placed in the eighth house in Taurus, malefic Rahu is placed in the third house in Sagittarius, malefic Ketu forms Pitra Dosh in the ninth house in Gemini, and benefic Saturn is placed in the second house in Scorpio.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native 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 3 months, many times in his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness bad reputation and financial losses through profession. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage.