The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Sixth House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Sagittarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the seventh and tenth 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 Taurus 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, 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 marriage. For example, the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. The native may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. The native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive.
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 benefic retrograde Mercury and benefic Sun form Budhaditya Yoga in the sixth house of a horoscope in Taurus. Venus is placed in the fifth house in Aries, Mars is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, benefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Leo, Ketu is placed in the third house in Aquarius, Moon is placed in the first house in Sagittarius, and benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become a graphic designer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Libra, 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 and recognition. He may work on several big projects during his career. He may also work for some movies. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become a very well-established graphic designer, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
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 Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the seventh and tenth 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 marriage. For example, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. In an extreme case, she may kill the native due to some reason, or the native may kill her, 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 Taurus with malefic Venus and malefic exalted Rahu. Malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio with Jupiter; benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, malefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Virgo with malefic Mars; and benefic Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Pisces. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He 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. He may engage in immoral and illegal activities from time to time, though he may not become a professional criminal. He may spend more than 6 months in prison. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may lose his first wife to death.