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Retrograde Mercury in Ninth House in Libra
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Libra, 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 ninth house of horoscope in Libra 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 ninth house of a horoscope in Libra can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, 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 children. 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 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 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 retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Libra with benefic debilitated Sun and benefic retrograde Venus. Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Scorpio, Moon is placed in the third house in Aries, benefic exalted Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the second house in Pisces, and debilitated Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Virgo. Sun and Venus form Neechbhang Rajyoga in the ninth house. In this case, the native may become a tennis player, and she may witness good results.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Aquarius, 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 win majority of her matches as well as several championship titles. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful tennis players of her time, she may rank number 1, 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 ninth house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to lifespan, love life, children, father, 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 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, children 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 children, the native may lose one or more children through miscarriages that his wife may witness. He may witness delay in childbirth, and/or he may have children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled in some way. He may lose his children through divorce, 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 ninth house of a horoscope in Libra with malefic Moon and malefic Rahu. Malefic Ketu is placed in the third house in Aries with retrograde Saturn; Sun is placed in the eighth house in Virgo, benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Leo, debilitated Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, and benefic Mars is placed in the fifth house in Gemini. Pitra Dosh and Grahan Yoga are formed in the ninth house.
In this case, native’s parent may have a disturbed marriage, and they may get divorced before native’s age of 10. The native may live with his mother, losing his father. The native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may witness financial losses as well as bad reputation through profession. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages, and he may settle in his second or third marriage. He may lose custody of his children from first marriage to his wife, through divorce. He may die before his age of 55 or 50, due to a heart attack, or because of a fatal viral infection like COVID.