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Significance of Planets
Significance of Mercury in Astrology

Yes, Mercury is a small planet, but it’s very important, mercury represents the color which flatters our eyes; green, in Vedic astrology moon considered the son of moon, it also plays an important role in the success of the married life of a person. Natives who have strong mercury are witty and soft-spoken in nature with a sensitive skin, they are really perfect in reading mind of others, also mercury gives prosperity, Rahu has a close relation to  mercury, as we said before in the fourth house of chart that mercury can’t give desired results as he is considered weak, it also rules arms and shoulders in the body, having weak mercury causes different opinions between wife and husband, also it brings stiffness in the relationship which in some cases it may cause divorce.

Negative or weak mercury can cause breathing problems. Bronchitis, asthma and diseases related to chest. Also the weak mercury affects the wisdom of the native bringing all the negativity in his thoughts, which can force him to adopt bad company and as a result for that brings bad habits as well.

Strong mercury will make the native a successful businessman and really professional and his life will be full of prosperity, if there are negative results given from weak or debilitated mercury, then in this case Emerald should be worn.

Mercury have some karakas of significations also it’s Mercury – Intelligence, , IQ, Mathematics, Mathematical subjects like Accounting/ Finance etc., Childhood &adoloscence (~5 to 18 yrs), Speech, Child, Wavering Nature, Volatility, Higher education, Money, Stock Markets, Logic/ analytical thinking, Abstract thinking, Reading, Writing, , Humor/ wit, Advertising/ sales, Medicine, Nervous system and nerves in the body, Communication, Journalism, Publishing, Technology/ IT/ computers,Tounge, Intestines, Skin, Hands/ arms, Earth element.

The planet of Mercury or Budha is at the average distance of 36 million kilometers from the Sun. At the Apogee, the distance is about 43 million miles and at the perigee it is about 29 million miles from the Sun. Mercury revolves round the Sun in 88 days. Its diameter is nearly 3,200 miles. As the size of Mercury is very small and its mass is very little, its gravitational pull is naturally very weak.

Mercury have an attractive shape and physique which is too great and beautiful to even speak about, it also have the blend of all three humors of Bile, Phlegm and wind. It represents the skin, it’s also very powerful in eastern direction.

Mercury is friendly to  Sun and Venus. It is inimical to Moon and Neutral to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It is neutral to both Rahu and Ketu, and that’s some characteristics of mercury;

Own Sign (Rashi): Gemini, Virgo
MoolTrikon in: Virgo
Exalted in: Virgo
Debilitated in: Pisces
Orbit time of whole Zodiac: 10 months (Average)
Nature: Mixed
Constellations ruled: Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, Revati
Friendly planets: Sun, Venus, Rahu
Enemy planets: Moon
Neutral planets: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter
Day: Wednesday
Direction: North
Colour: Green, Light Green
Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign: 25 days (Approx.)
Special features: Intelligent
Metal: Lead
Representation: Sisters
Body parts ruled: Skin & Nervous system
Diseases given by Mercury: Giddiness, Obsession, skin problems etc
If adversely placed signifies: Arrogance and irritative
Precious Stone: Emerald
VimshottariMahadasha period: 17 years
If well placed signifies: Business mind, Clever, Mathematician, Good position


About Hemant Baura

Hemant Barua is one of the top astrologers in India who has vast experience in teaching astrology and also with giving astrological consultancy. While making predictions he also combines System-Based Vedic Astrology with modern astrology. Divisional charts, Ashtakvarga, deep and logical calculations of horoscpe , classic references are the basics of his astrological predictions. His...
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