The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Eighth House in Virgo
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Virgo, Aquarius rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the fifth and eighth 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 Virgo 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 Virgo can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, 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 children. For example, 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, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer, 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.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Virgo with benefic exalted Rahu. Exalted Ketu is placed in the second house in Pisces, benefic exalted Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn with Moon; benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Leo, Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become a scientist. He may specialize in nuclear science, he may get a well-paying job in a science institute, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Venus is placed in the ninth house in Libra, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success and recognition as a scientist, along with good amount of money. He may conduct research related to several topics, and he may come across discoveries. He may receive awards as well as financial rewards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as the head of his department for several years.
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 Virgo can trouble the native with problems related to 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 fifth and eighth 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 children and/or lifespan. The problems related to children may aggravate if the native is female. She may witness delay in childbirth, medical complications, miscarriages, abortions, and/or birth of dead children. She may give birth to children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled. She may have a secret love affair with a criminal, a married and/or a rich/powerful man. She may give birth to one or more children as a result of such affair, and their father may refuse to claim them. Depending on her overall horoscope and running times, she may also give up such children for adoption. She may witness death of one or more of her children before their ages of 30 or 20. In an extreme case, she may die while giving birth to a child, and even the child may die with her. 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 for a female native, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Virgo with Sun and malefic Moon. Benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Leo, malefic Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn with debilitated Jupiter; malefic Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Cancer with Saturn; and benefic Mars is placed in the third house in Aries. Guru Chandal Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
In this case, the native may not achieve much professional success throughout her life, and she may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in her life. She may have an affair with a married man, she may get pregnant, and she may deliver a child. However, her lover may not marry her, and she may raise the child on her own. She may not get married till her age of 35/40, or throughout her life. She may die before her age of 55 or 50, due to a heart attack, some type of fatal disease like cancer, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.