Mercury the Ruler of Gemini & Virgo sign and Natural 3rd and 6th house. It is one of the natural benefic planet in astrology and key significator of Intelligence, Education, Planning, Communication,Analytical capacity, Mathematics, Speech.Its a feminine, passive, cold, dry, earthy and melancholic in nature.
Mercury gets Exalted in Virgo 15 Degree
Mercury gets Debilitated in pisces
Mercury gets detriment in Sagittarius
Mercury Mooltrikon sign is Virgo
Conjunction or aspect of Mercury is mostly depends on sign to sign or associating planets as Mercury is a variable planet it acts as benefic with benefic planets and malefic sitting with malefic planets.Hence it is called a Hermaphrodite.For materialist aspect Venus shows salesmanship, good judgemental power,tendency to cash out money from anything and everything.
Being inner orbit planet Mercury is never more than 28 Degree away from Sun, hence Mercury has maximum chances of getting combust.The combustion limit for Mercury is 12degree within Sun.Mercury takes approximately 25 days to cover up one sign in transit and almost 10 months to transit 12 signs.When ever Mercury moves 14 degrees ahead of the Sun it starts becoming Retrograde.Mercury gets Retrograde thrice in a year for approximately 3weeks each time. A well placed Mercury will make a person Diplomatic, witty, good orator,high level of memory with a strong mind. As Mercury is the ruler of natural 3rd house Gemini so a good Mercury can make a person fantastic communicator, mediator, also a bargainer.
Mercury never really had any training or skills. Jupiter abandoned him long time back just like sun abandoned Saturn, so it became very difficult for him to survive. Mercury tells people how to survive, he is clever but not knowledgeable, he is intelligent but not commanding. He is what you call a ‘gentleman’ ‘careful individual’. He pushes the limits of human intelligence to a new level.So Mercury uses his verbal techniques to influence people such as higher authorities (like Sun), he is a great salesman and a minister. He does not look at the good or bad of any subject, his goal is to move forward, he can practically justify anything.
Signification of Mercury : Quick, Witty, logic, defective,critical, irritable, imbalanced,intelligence,reflective,
obsessive, active, dual,timid,cold, dry,irregular, commerce and so on.
Sun,Venus and Rahu are friend to Mercury, Mars, Saturn & Jupiter are Neutral lastly Moon is enemy for Mercury.
An afflicted or weak Mercury will make a person mean minded,selfish, gambler,liar, very slow in understanding any
mechanism.Such person can plan to cheat a new person every day with their scheming.In short there will be lack of
refinement in intelligence.There will be trouble in expressing himself/herself as affliction to Mercury makes a person
slow thinker. Heavily damaged Mercury can give skin disease, speech problem, epilepsy,deafness,asthama, depression etc.
Mercury works on Digestive system, nervous system.
Profession/Trading related to Mercury – Charted account, diplomat, author, librarian, handicrafts man, editor, postman, news anchor, marketing officer, tele marketer, transportation, sales man, publisher, printing press owner,lawyer, banker, medical representative,physician, business analyst,agent, Astrologer etc.
Mercury rules over three Nakshatra Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, Revati in that Jyeshtha works as highly calculative and positive one.Mercury Mahadasha comes for 17years depending on the lordship in chart and its Nakshatra lord Mercury mahadasha bestows its result. Mostly it gives short travel, new job, better service providing business, management skill,good impression on people,adaptability, favour from authority to people except for Aries, Cancer, Scorpio Ascendant people.Green is the color of Mercury.In metal lead and Emerald is the gem alloted to Mercury.
If Mercury is neither conjoined not aspected by any planet, it raises a quistion about legitimacy of person’s parents.
Friends to : Sun & Venus
Neutral to : Mars, Saturn & Jupiter
Enemy to : Moon
One Sign Transit : 25 Days
12 Sign Transit : 10 Months.
Nakshatra : Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, Revati.
Dasha Tanure : 17 years
Body Parts : Stomach, Digestive system
Color : Green
Metal : Lead
Gem : Emerald
Direction : North
Deity : Vishnu