The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Libra
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra, Pisces rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fourth and seventh 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 Libra 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 Libra can bless the native with good results related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, 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 mother and/or marriage. Considering mother, 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. 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.
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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Libra with debilitated Sun. Benefic Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Sagittarius with Saturn; Venus is placed in the ninth house in Scorpio, benefic Mars is placed in the fourth house in Gemini, benefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Leo, and Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius. Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the tenth house. In this case, the native may become an actor, and she may witness good results.
If benefic exalted Moon is placed in the third house in Taurus, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent, and she may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. She may perform well in the genres of drama, action, comedy and romance. She may deliver several hit movies, and she may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most recognized actors 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 Libra can trouble the native with problems related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, marriage, husband, wife, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the fourth and seventh 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, marriage and/or lifespan. 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.
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.
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 Libra with malefic Venus. Malefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Virgo with malefic exalted Rahu; malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the first house in Pisces, malefic Saturn is placed in the third house in Taurus with exalted Moon; Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius, and retrograde Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Leo. Grahan Yoga is formed in the seventh house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. He may have a bad equation with his father, and he may live away from him. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. 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 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, liver failure, or some type of cancer.