The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Seventh House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Taurus, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh 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 Taurus 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 friends and/or marriage. 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 friends, some of his friends 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.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Taurus with Mars and benefic Jupiter. Benefic Sun is placed in the eighth house in Gemini with benefic Rahu; benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the second house in Sagittarius with benefic Ketu; and Venus is placed in the sixth house in Aries. In this case, the native may become a scientist. He may specialize in physiology, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Moon is placed in the second house in Sagittarius with Saturn and Ketu; the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money and fame. He may conduct research for several years, and he may come across discoveries. He may receive several awards, as well as financial rewards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized scientists of his time, and he may receive a Nobel prize. 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 seventh house of a horoscope in Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, friends, marriage, husband, wife, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh 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, friends and/or marriage. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life.
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 Taurus with malefic Venus. Malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Mars and exalted Sun; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Libra with exalted Saturn; Moon is placed in the eighth house in Gemini, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo. Grahan Yoga and Angarak Yoga are formed in the sixth house.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10, and his mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may witness setbacks and financial losses through profession, though he may earn well. He may witness serious disturbances in his first marriage. His wife may have an extramarital affair with one of his friends, and the native may come to know about it. He may kill his wife as well as his friend, in a fit of rage, and he may kill himself after that.