The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 3’.
Retrograde Mercury in Ninth House in Taurus
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Taurus, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the first and tenth house. In general, it is benefic here, 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 Taurus is benefic in most 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 Taurus can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, 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 lifespan. 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.
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, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, 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 benefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Taurus with Sun. Benefic Venus is placed in the tenth house in Gemini, benefic Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Cancer, retrograde Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Capricorn with Ketu; benefic Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, and Mars is placed in the eighth house in Aries. In this case, the native may start a company which may make various types of fashion and beauty products like handbags, belts, perfumes and watches. He may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the seventh 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 fashion industry. His business may expand after his age of 35/40, and it may keep growing. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may own a business empire worth in multibillions, by his age of 55/60.
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 for a female native, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the ninth house of a horoscope in Taurus can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, father, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the first and tenth 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 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 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 ninth house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic Sun. Malefic Mars is placed in the eighth house in Aries with Venus; malefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Leo with Moon; malefic Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Sagittarius, and retrograde Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Pisces. Pitra Dosh is formed in the ninth house whereas Grahan Yoga is formed in the twelfth house.
In this case, native’s father may die soon after native’s birth, or even before native’s birth. The native 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 witness bad reputation and financial losses through profession. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may lose his first wife to death. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to a heart attack, some type of cancer, or some other type of fatal disease.