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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Capricorn
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Capricorn, Gemini rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 Capricorn 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 Capricorn can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 mother. For example, native’s mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while she’s alive, and/or through her will.
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, 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.
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, suppose benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Capricorn. Benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Libra, benefic Sun is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius with Venus, Saturn and Mars; benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, and benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become a singer, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Libra with Jupiter, the equation may become better. Moon and Jupiter form Gaj Kesari Yoga in the fifth house. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a singer, and he may come across a lot of success, money, recognition and fame. He may start singing before his age of 18, and he may achieve quick success. He may deliver several hit songs, he may receive many awards, and he may become a teenage idol. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful singers of his time, and his net worth may be in billions, by his age of 25/30.
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 Capricorn can trouble the native with problems related to health, mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the first and fourth 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 mother and/or lifespan. Considering mother, the native may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. 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. He may also become a criminal. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Capricorn with malefic exalted Mars. Malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius with Sun and Venus; malefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Gemini with retrograde Jupiter; retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house in Leo, and debilitated Moon is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio. Rahu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the seventh house whereas Ketu and Jupiter form Guru Chandal Yoga in the first house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 15 or 10. He may become a criminal, and he may engage in violent crimes. He may become a contract killer or terrorist. He may injure several people, and he may kill many people. He may also engage in incidents of mass violence like bomb blasts. His first marriage may fail, and he may not get married again. He may die between his age of 30 and 40, in an encounter with police, or he may kill himself in a suicidal attack, killing many people with him.