Mercury In Astrology

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Mercury Role and Importance in Astrology

Mercury is the messenger of the gods in hindu tradition. It is the planet of day-to-day speeches and relationships. Mercury process to take things apart and put them back together repeatedly It is an cosmopolitan planet, clearly unemotional and curious. Mercury controlled over Wednesday. Mercury is the cryptographer and display how you know what you know, Mercury was Hermes in Greek myths, the winged messenger god and in Roman times, he was portrayed as a trickster. The planet's evolutions are said to impect communication here below. Mercury controller signs of the intellect Gemini and Virgo

Mercury characteristics

Mercury is a karaka (indicator) of intelligence, economics, scholing, communication writing, books, humor, scholars, thieves and fortunetellers. Vedic sage Parasara defines him; "Mercury is endowed with an good-looking physique and the capacity to use words with many meanings.

Mercury enters full maturity at age 32. In Vedic mythology Mercury is born of the Moon. One mythology again count that how the Moon, overcome with lust, abducts Tara, the wife of Brihaspati, or Jupiter. Budha gave the birth to Mercury. Thus the intellect is born of the brain.

There is a relationship of animus between the Moon and Mercury that belies a deep truth. The Moon is innocent in its consideration, while Mercury is evaluative and prejudice in its observation. BUDHA or MERCURY is considered as the large among the wise. This Devata bestows wisdom and wealth etc. on his devotees. He removes evil thoughts from their minds. He is the chief among GNANIS (realized souls).

Basic Astrological facts about Mercury

Day: Wednesday is the day of mercury

Direction: In the North direction

Colour: Green, Light Green are the color of mercury

Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign: 25 days (Approx.) time in one zodiac sign

Orbit time of whole Zodiac: 10 months (Average) time of whole zodiac

Nature: Mixed nature

ruled: Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, Revati

Friendly planets: Sun, Venus, Rahu are friends of mercury

Enemy planets: Moon is the enemy planet of Mercury

Neutral planets: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter are netral planets of Mercury

Own Sign (Rashi): Gemini, Virgo are the own sign of Mercury

Mool Trikon in: Virgo is Mool Trikon

Exalted in: Virgo

Debilitated in: Pisces

Special features: Intelligent is a special features of Mercury

Metal: Quicksilver or Parad.

Precious Stone: Emerald

Vimshottari Mahadasha period: 17 years is a period of Vimshottari

If well placed signifies: Business mind, Clever, Mathematician, Good position in thelife of human beings

If adversely placed signifies: Adversely placed represents Arrogance and irritative

Representation: It signifies Sisters in your family

Body parts ruled: Skin & Nervous system contolled by Mercury

Diseases given by Mercury: Giddiness, Obsession, skin problems these are given by Mercury

Time of wearing stone: time to wear is between 5-9 AM and between 5-7 PM

Finger: Little figure of right hand

The body parts ruled by Mercury: chest, nervous system, skin, navel, nose, gall bladder, nerves, lungs, tongue, arms, face and hair. Afflicted Mercury

Element governed by Mercury: Bhoo or Earth are element rules by Mercury.

guna or Primary quality of Mercury: Rajo Guna or Imperious and Passionate.

Caste of the Mercury: Caste of the Mercury is Vaishya or Trader.

Directional strength of Mercury: It is strong In the First House

Directional weakness of Mercury: It is weak In the Fourth House.

Gender of Mercury: It’s Gender Androgynous

Planetary cabinet status of Mercury: Mercury is Crown Prince of universe

Mercury is the karaka or significator of: He is the Karak of The Speech.

Mercury as relationship signifies: Maternal Uncles. `

Temperament of Mercury: Temperament is Volatile and Versatile.

Nature of Mercury in astro: Benefic when associated with benefic planets otherwise malefic.

Mercury rules the zodiacal Sign: Gemini and Virgo.

Mercury contrls the zodiacal House: Natural astrological Third and Sixth houses.

Food and flavors controlled by Mercury: Things of mixed or varied tastes.

Determent or weak sign of Mercury: Sagittarius is the weak sign of Mercury

Nakshatras or Lunar mansions Contolled by Mercury are: Ashlesha

Nakshatra and Jyestha Nakshatra: and Revati Nakshatra.

Season Ruled by Mercury: Sharad or Autumn season.

Substitute gemstones Ruled by Mercury: Peridot and Green Tourmaline.

Geometrical shape governed by Mercury: A Triangle.

Numbers as per Numerology Rules by Mercury: 5, 14, 23, 32 and all those that adds up to five, are governed by it.

Positive Things for Mercury: Brilliance, Alertness, Articulateness, Versatility & Dexterity.

Negative Things for Mercury: Skepticism, Nosiness, Indecision, Criticalness & Restlessness

• Planets of the Mercury – Mercury is closer to the Sun. In Vedic Astrology this is called Budh which means intelligent. This planet shows the qualities of intelligence, joke and humor in a person. Mercury is considered a beneficial planet but under some situations it may play a role of hamful planet. Mercury placed in sixth, eighth or twelvth houses fails to deliver good results. The same is the result when Mercury is the lord of sixth, eighth or eighth houses in a horoscope.

Well placed Mercury signifies –

Mercury is well located and energetic, that person will have a high intellect, sharp memory and will make correct decisions.Traits related with strong Mercury: “mercurial,” curious, talkative, glib, overly cerebral, sleepless, changeable, the grasshopper mind, and the perpetual student.

Adverse Mercury denotes

powerless or negative Mercury may cause bronchitis, breathing problems, asthma and chest related diseases. Such Mercury also distubs the intelligence of the native bringing negativity in his thinking which may force him to adopt cheap company and as a result bad habits too. Represents – Father and Government or Mercury as relationship signifies: Father.

Remedies to reduce the ill effects of Mercury

Mercury repesents youth that rules over your intelligence, skills, and wisdom. poor placement of the Mercury results in teeth linked problems, a decrease in sexual tendency, powerless nervous system, problems in speech and communication. To overcome the poor planetary issues of Mercury, follow these remedies:

• Worship Lord Vishnu in temple

• Feed cows with green grass or fodder

• Give away milk and rice to any temple which is nearby

• Wearing Emerald Gemstone is highly recommended

• Provide gifts to the unmarried girls

• Maintain good relations with your cousins and siblings

Worship of Mercury

According to Parashara, VISHNU is the main male deity related with MERCURY. He is the god of cosmic intelligence, the preserver of the universe. ... Goddess Saraswati is the spouse of God Brahma and is worshiped for wisdom and intellect.

1. If you give donation, then you must forget about it.

2. Look at your face in oil, then ask God to take bad things out of you and then donate it.

3. Every Wednesday, throw a copper coin in water.

4. Take Brahmi.

5. Eat Mattha (but not cold).

6. Don't ever keep a pet bird in cage.


Combustion of Mercury in seventh house of a horoscope by harm effect of Sun can cause disputes and conflicts in married life of the native and in some extreme cases such disputes and fights can turn into court cases and litigations which may ultimately lead to separation. Harmful combust Mercury in seenth house of a astrology can make Pitru Dosha in the horoscope which can trouble the native on account of troubles in professional sphere due to which some of these natives may have to hurt losses through profession especially through business.

A combination of harful Mercury and hamful Sun in seventh house of a horoscope can trouble the native on account of multiple sparations; no marriage or widowhood through wedding and in some extreme cases, 2 or 3 wife of such natives may die due to some fatal diseases or accidents. The best type of Sun Mercury merger can happen in seventh house of a horoscope when both Sun and Mercury are benefic in horoscope and the combustion of Mercury is not very powerful and in this case such a beneficial combination can make Budhaditya yoga in the horoscope which can bless the native with very good marriage and married life and some of these natives may get wedding to someone from a very rich and powerful family due to which such wedding can prove very beneficial for these natives as they can grow in profession and status with the support and impect of their in laws. This kind of Budhaditya yoga can also build the native settle in foreign lands on the object of business or wedding and some natives with such Budhaditya yoga can own various businesses which retrieves a big part of their income from foreign countries.


Mercury express mathematicians, traveling agents, artist, advocates, printers, publishers, lecturer, ambassadors, clerks, fortuneteller, travellers, secretaries, interpreters etc. In Mythology, Mercury is regarded as the god of eloquence and economics. Mercury strong and favorably placed, makes one an operation


Retrograde motion is when a planet presents, when detected by Earth, to reverse direction. ... Because Mercury is the planet said to rule conversation, those who are astrologically inclined expect continual mis-understandings, scheduling disputes and dis-agreements with friends during this period

it enters presents retrograde motion between three and four times a year, for about three stage(weeks) at a time. The frequency generates it an ideal scapegoat for any sort of mis-fortune, so much so that there is a whole website devoted to the question of whether today is one of those days — the aptly named — that one can visit to seek validation on a particularly bad day.


In vedic horoscope mercury is treated as a prince who just wants to have fun. Mercury is a very curious and conversational and intelligent planet. Mercury is the playfulness or child within us. Let's look at some of the major significations of mercury:

Depending on the power and location of Mercury, the above specified things get affected. Mercury is friendly towards Sun and venus while it is inimical towards Moon. Mercury is neutral with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Mercury gets debilitated in the sign of pisces and exhalted in the sign of virgo. Virgo is again the individual sign of mercury along with gemini. Mercury's signification of everyday life is the day to day routine activities and obstacles assosiated with it. Mercury is our intelligence of all human beings and not how we think, feel or the emotions


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