The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Taurus rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the second and fifth 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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to family, wealth, speech, love life, children, 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 family and/or children. 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 children, such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally and/or creatively better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native.
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 and benefic Sun form Budhaditya Yoga in the eighth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius. Benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the first house in Taurus with retrograde Mars; Venus is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, retrograde Jupiter is placed in the second house in Gemini, benefic Rahu is placed in the third house in Cancer, and Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may become a singer, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces, 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 hit songs, and she may receive many awards. She may write some of her songs, and she may act in some movies. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful singers 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 Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to family, wealth, speech, love life, children, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the second and fifth 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, children and/or lifespan. Considering family, the native may be born in a family which may be poor, and/or some of his family members may be alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals and/or they may have some other negative traits. Hence the native may witness several problems in his life, due to bad reputation of his family, and/or bad conducts of some family members. Considering children, he may not have his first child till late in life, or he may not have any children at all. He may lose one or more children through miscarriages or medical complications, that his wife may witness. He may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, he may have bad relationships with his children, or his children may engage in immoral/illegal activities, and he may witness bad reputation and many other problems because of them.
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 Sagittarius with Sun and malefic Mars. Venus is placed in the sixth house in Libra with malefic Jupiter and malefic Rahu; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Aries with Moon; and benefic Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio. Rahu and Jupiter form Guru Chandal Yoga in the sixth house whereas Ketu and Moon form Grahan Yoga in the twelfth house.
In this case, native’s mother may die before his age of 10 or 5, and he may not have a good equation with his father. The native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may only find temporary jobs, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may not get married till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life. He may not have any children till his age of 40/45, or throughout his life. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, due to drug overdose, in an accident, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS.