The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Ninth House in Cancer
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer, Scorpio rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the malefic 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 ninth house of horoscope in Cancer is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Mercury in the ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to friends, 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 and/or friends. Considering father, 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. 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, 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 ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer with benefic Sun. Venus is placed in the eighth house in Gemini, benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Libra, Mars is placed in the tenth house in Leo with benefic Rahu; and benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius with Ketu. In this case, the native may start a casino, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Pisces, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition through casino industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. He may own several casinos by his age of 50. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in billions, by his age of 55/60.
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 ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, friends, father, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the eighth and eleventh house, and it is placed in the ninth 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, friends 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. 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.
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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Cancer with malefic Venus. Sun is placed in the eighth house in Gemini with malefic Rahu; malefic Ketu is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, debilitated Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Moon; retrograde debilitated Jupiter is placed in the third house in Capricorn, and Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Libra. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eighth house.
In this case, native’s father may have an extramarital affair, native’s parents may get divorced, his father may marry his lover, and the native may live with his mother. He may go through a troubled childhood, and he may not have a good equation with either of his parents. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, and he may keep changing 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 use alcohol, drugs and/or company of sex workers on regular basis. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, due to drug overdose, failure of a vital organ due to consumption of liquor and/or harmful drugs over a long period of time, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID or HIV AIDS.