The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Aquarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and twelfth 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 eighth house of horoscope in Aquarius 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius can bless the native with good results related to creativity, 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.
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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius with benefic Venus. Benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the third house in Virgo, benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Pisces, Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius with Saturn; benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Cancer, and benefic exalted Mars forms Ruchaka Yoga in the seventh house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may become a magician, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius with Venus and Mercury, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable skills as a magician, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may perform thousands of magic shows during his career. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful magicians of his time, and his net worth may be in billions.
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, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the third and twelfth house, and it is placed in the eighth 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 lifespan. 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 lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him, intentionally or unintentionally.
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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aquarius with Venus and malefic Saturn. Sun and malefic debilitated Rahu form Grahan Yoga in the ninth house in Pisces, malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the third house in Virgo with Mars; Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini, and debilitated Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 10 or 5. 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 witness several problems because of some of his siblings, including bad reputation. He may not get married throughout his life. He may die before his age of 40 or 35, in an accident, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, or he may kill himself.