The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Aries
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aries, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and tenth house. In general, it is benefic here, in many 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 Aries 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aries can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aries with exalted Sun and benefic Jupiter. Benefic Venus is placed in the ninth house in Taurus, benefic Rahu is placed in the tenth house in Gemini, Ketu is placed in the fourth house in Sagittarius, Mars is placed in the seventh house in Pisces, and Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may engage in aviation industry. He may start a company which may offer private jet services, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the second 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 aviation industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60. He may own dozens of jets.
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 eighth house of a horoscope in Aries can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the first and tenth 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 health and/or lifespan. Considering lifespan, the native may witness various types of health problems which may trouble him, and they may reduce his lifespan. He may also witness reduction in lifespan due to several other reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, or he may kill himself. Depending on his overall horoscope and running times, he may also get killed by someone, 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 retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Aries with malefic exalted Sun. Venus is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, malefic Mars and malefic exalted Ketu are placed in the third house in Scorpio, malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Taurus with retrograde Jupiter; Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Leo, and retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Pisces. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the ninth house.
In this case, the native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs from time to time. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may face bad reputation and financial losses through profession. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, in an accident, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, or someone may kill him.