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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 Sagittarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and twelfth 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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to creativity, siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. For example, some of them 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. A sibling of the native may give him a big amount of money, and/or wealth, while such sibling is alive, and/or through his/her will. A sibling of the native may donate an organ to the native, in order to save his life. A sibling of the native may sacrifice his/her life or 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.
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.
Taking an example for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with benefic Sun. Benefic retrograde Mars is placed in the first house in Cancer, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Scorpio, exalted Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Libra, benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Pisces with exalted Ketu; and benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the third house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become an officer in administrative services, and she may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may achieve success in civil exams, and she may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in administrative services. She may serve at several important posts, and she may come across very good amount of success, recognition and authority. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may serve as the head of an administrative department, before retirement.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the sixth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the third 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 siblings. For example, he may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. He may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several problems because of them. In an extreme case, the native may lose one or more siblings to death, before their ages of 40 or 30. Considering another extreme, the native may kill one or more siblings due to some reason, or he may get killed by 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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with Sun and malefic Saturn. Malefic Rahu is placed in the first house in Cancer, malefic Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn with Venus; Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini, Jupiter is placed in the third house in Virgo, and benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Libra.
In this case, native’s parents may get divorced during native’s childhood, and he may live with his mother. His father may die before native’s age of 20 or 15. The native may not have good relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness several problems because of them. He may lose 1 or more siblings to death, before his age of 35 or 30. He 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. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage.