The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 2 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in Sixth House in Virgo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and sixth 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 Virgo 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to 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, mathematician, charted accountant, banker, astrologer, psychic, religious guru, preacher, researcher, analyst, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, 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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo with benefic Sun and benefic debilitated Venus. Benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the second house in Taurus, benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with exalted Ketu; retrograde Jupiter is placed in the first house in Aries, and Mars is placed in the third house in Gemini. In this case, the native may engage in dairy industry. She may start a company which may process, pack and sell milk. She may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Libra, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through dairy industry. Her business may expand after her age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. Her company may start dealing in various types of milk products. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may own a business worth in multimillions, by her age of 55/60.
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 for a female native, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo 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 sixth 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo with debilitated Venus and malefic exalted Rahu. Exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces, benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Leo, Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Libra with benefic retrograde Saturn; debilitated Moon is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, and Mars is placed in the third house in Gemini.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may become leader of a criminal group which may engage in drug trafficking, money laundering, woman trafficking and violent crimes. One or more siblings and friends may also work with him. He may traffic narcotics worth in billions, over some years. He may kidnap and sell several women, and he may rape many of them. He may injure several people, and he may kill some people. He may get caught between his age of 40 and 45, and he may spend more than 20/30 years in prison. If the finer factors and running times are very bad, he may die in prison, before his age of 65 or 60.