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Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Libra rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the ninth and twelfth 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 Taurus 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 Taurus 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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Taurus with benefic Sun. Venus is placed in the ninth house in Gemini with Jupiter; benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house in Sagittarius, benefic Mars is placed in the seventh house in Aries with benefic Rahu; and benefic Ketu is placed in the first house in Libra. Mars forms Ruchaka Yoga in the seventh house. In this case, the native may become an actor, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Cancer, the equation may become better. The native may possess remarkable talent as an actor, and he may also be very good as a director. He may perform very well in the genres of drama, action and intense type of roles. He may deliver several hit movies as an actor as well as director, and he may win many awards, including more than 4 Oscars. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the greatest creative artists of all time, and his net worth may be in billions.
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 Taurus 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 ninth and twelfth 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 Taurus with Sun and malefic debilitated Ketu. Debilitated Rahu is placed in the second house in Scorpio, exalted Venus is placed in the sixth house in Pisces with Moon; malefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the first house in Libra with exalted Saturn; and Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo. Ketu and Sun form Grahan Yoga in the eighth house.
In this case, the native may not have the name of his biological father. His mother may have an affair with a married man, she may give birth to the native due to such relationship, but her lover may refuse to give his name to the native. Hence the native may live with his mother, and he may not meet his father, throughout his life. He may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may witness financial losses through profession. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, some type of cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.