The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Seventh House in Libra
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Libra, 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 seventh house of horoscope in Libra 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 seventh house of a horoscope in Libra can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. 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 siblings, 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.
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.
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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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Libra. Benefic Sun is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with benefic Venus; benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Aries with Jupiter; exalted Mars is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn, benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, and exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become an army officer, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic exalted Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Libra with Mercury, the equation may become better. Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the seventh house. In this case, the native may achieve success in competitive exams, and he may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in army. He my serve at several important posts, and he may come across very good amount of success, recognition and authority. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as the chief of army of his country, before retirement.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the seventh house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, marriage, husband, wife, 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 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 siblings and/or marriage. Considering siblings, 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. 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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Libra with Venus and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the first house in Aries, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, Sun is placed in the eighth house Scorpio, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces with Saturn; and Moon is placed in the ninth house in Sagittarius.
In this case, the native may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness several problems because of them. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may face serious disturbances in his first marriage. The couple may argue/fight a lot on regular basis. Between his age of 30 and 40, the native may attack his wife in the heat of moment, during one such fight. His wife may die, and the native may spend more than 7 years in prison.