The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Ninth House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Aries rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and sixth 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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, 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 siblings. 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 siblings, some of them 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.
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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, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with benefic Sun. Benefic Moon is placed in the seventh house in Libra with Jupiter; benefic Venus is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with benefic debilitated Rahu; debilitated Ketu is placed in the second house in Taurus, and Mars is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become a revenue officer, and he may enjoy a good career.
If benefic Saturn forms Shasha Yoga in the tenth house in Capricorn, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may achieve success in civil exams, and he may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in revenue services. He may serve at several important posts, and he may come across very good amount of success, recognition and authority. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may serve as the head of a revenue department, before retirement.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the ninth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, father, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the third and sixth 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 and/or siblings. 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 siblings, he may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. He may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several 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 malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with Venus. Malefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with Sun; malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the second house in Taurus, Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with Saturn; debilitated Mars is placed in the fourth house in Cancer, and benefic Moon is placed in the third house in Gemini. Grahan Yoga is formed in the eighth house whereas Pitra Dosh is formed in the ninth house.
In this case, native’s father may be a criminal. He may spend more than 5 years in prison. The native may have a bad equation with his father. The native may not achieve much professional success throughout his life, and he may keep changing jobs. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness bad reputation and court cases through profession. His first marriage may fail, and he may settle in his second marriage.