The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Leo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo, Capricorn rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the sixth and ninth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic 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 Leo 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 Leo can bless the native with good results related to father, creativity, spiritual growth, 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 father. For example, native’s father may be a rich man, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of his father’s money, influence and/or status. He may give a big amount of money, and/or wealth to the native, while he’s alive, and/or through his 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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo with Sun. Benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Cancer with benefic Saturn; benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Capricorn, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Scorpio, benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Taurus, and Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Gemini. In this case, the native may become a writer. She may write fictional books falling in several genres including romance and drama. She may witness good results.
If benefic Mars is placed in the tenth house in Libra, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may deliver several bestsellers, and she may receive many awards. if the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful writers of her time, and her 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 eighth house of a horoscope in Leo can trouble the native with problems related to father, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the sixth and ninth 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 father and/or lifespan. Considering father, the native may not have a good equation with his father, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his mother, his father may suffer from a long-lasting illness, he may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, he may be a criminal, and/or he may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times. The native may not know his biological father, or his father may refuse to accept the native as his son, as native may be born from a secret love affair of his father. 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 retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Leo with malefic Sun and malefic Jupiter. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Virgo with debilitated Venus; malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the third house in Pisces, benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Capricorn, and Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Gemini with Mars.
In this case, native’s parents may have a disturbed marriage, and the native may witness a troubled childhood. His father may have several extramarital affairs from time to time, and he may also use physical violence against native’s mother, from time to time. The native may have a very bad equation with his father. Between native’s age of 25 and 30, he may have a serious fight with his father, he may attack his father with a sharp object, and his father may die. The native may spend more than 7 years in prison.