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Retrograde Mercury in Seventh House in Leo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Leo, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fifth and eighth 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 seventh house of horoscope in Leo 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 seventh house of a horoscope in Leo can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, 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 and/or children. Considering marriage, 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. 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.
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, 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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Leo with benefic Mars and benefic Venus. Benefic Sun is placed in the sixth house in Cancer with benefic Rahu; Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, Moon is placed in the fifth house in Gemini, and exalted Saturn is placed in the ninth house in Libra. In this case, the native may engage in real estate industry. He may start a company which may deal in real estate projects, and he may witness good results.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Sagittarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through real estate industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. His company may develop housing societies, business complexes and industrial cities. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 50/55.
Such retrograde Mercury can help the native achieve success through fields like astrology. Taking an example, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the seventh house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, love life, children, marriage, husband, wife, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the fifth and eighth house, and it is placed in the seventh 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 lifespan, children and/or marriage. Considering children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other problems because of them. Considering marriage, 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.
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 seventh house of a horoscope in Leo with malefic Moon. Malefic Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Cancer with Sun and retrograde Saturn; malefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, debilitated Venus is placed in the eighth house in Virgo, benefic Mars is placed in the third house in Aries, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Taurus. Ketu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the sixth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 10 or 5. The native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. 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 custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, due to a heart attack, or some type of Cancer.