The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Pisces
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Pisces, Leo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and eleventh 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 Pisces 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 Pisces can bless the native with good results related to friends, family, wealth, speech, 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 family and/or friends. Considering family, the native may be born in a rich, influential, resourceful, well-respected, politically powerful, royal and/or spiritually advanced family, and he may witness several benefits by virtue of being a member of such family. Considering friends, some of his friends 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.
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Such retrograde Mercury can help the native achieve success 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 Pisces with Moon and benefic exalted Venus. Benefic Mars is placed in the tenth house in Taurus, Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius, Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio, benefic Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Gemini, and Ketu is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius. Venus and Mercury form Neechbhang Rajyoga in the eighth house. In this case, the native may become a tennis player, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius with Jupiter, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent related to the sport, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. He may win majority of his matches, as well as several championship titles. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful tennis players of his time, he may rank number 1 in the world, and his net worth may be in multimillions.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the eighth house of a horoscope in Pisces can trouble the native with problems related to friends, family, wealth, speech, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the second and eleventh 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 family, friends and/or lifespan. Considering friends, some of his friends may be selfish, opportunists, criminal-minded, criminals, drug addicts, traitors and/or they may have some other negative traits. The native may witness several problems because of such friends, many times in his life. 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 Pisces with malefic Moon. Malefic Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius with Sun and Venus; malefic Rahu is placed in the first house in Leo with retrograde Jupiter; debilitated Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer, and malefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Sagittarius. Ketu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the seventh house whereas Rahu and Jupiter form Guru Chandal Yoga in the first house.
In this case, native’s father as well as mother may die before his age of 20 or 15. 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 bad reputation through profession. He may face several problems because of some of his friends, and/or he may lose one or more good friends before his age of 35/30. 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 heart attack, or because of some type of cancer.