Mercury in Astrology represents speech and the power of discernment and reveals the degree of light shining through our intellectual mind, how clearly we can see connections and express our thoughts. A well placed Mercury will produce a radiant mind, and a “happy go lucky” quality in the person. The person can literally shine a light on any confusing situation and lighten people’s hearts in the process. A Mercury in a challenging position will make the person feel as if cut off from the source of mental light, and easy experience struggles and darkness when trying to understand the logic and gain mental clarity. Expressing feelings and articulating thoughts seem to take a lot of effort as if there is too little light to see inside one’s own mind.
Mercury in Vedic Astrology represents speech, and the influences on Mercury will reveal the particular way one speaks. The other way of using the planetary significations is as qualities. For example, if Chandra is prominently placed in the chart, the person will have overall qualities of being mindful and emotional. An influence from Budha (Mercury) will make the person talkative.
Mercury is known as the prince in Astrology. He is the royal messenger for the king. He delivers the important messages of the king to others. Mercury in Astrology is the karaka of communication of all kinds. Mercury also represents speech and our inner playfulness. Since he is a royal, he takes his duty as the messenger seriously. This is why Mercury is also intelligent because, in order for anyone to have good communication, one needs to be intelligent. Mercury is also our business and management skills due to his calculative and logical nature, and love for the marketplace.
|Graha||Vedas Significators||External Object Represented||Internal Object Represented||Qualities Represented|
|Sun||Royal||Leaders & Authorities||Talent for Leadership||Leadership, Aristocratic, Authoritative, Fatherly|
|Moon||Royal||High Ranking People having a Nurturing Role Mother||Ability to rule in a caring & supporting way, Nurturing Skills||Caring of groups, Motherly|
|Mars||Army Chief||CEO, Commander, Chief of Operations||Ability to Command others, Executive Skills||Commanding Ability to get others to do work|
|Mercury||Prince||Diplomats, Secretary to Highly Placed People, Carefree People of Hight Status||Diplomatic Skills and Access to Highly Placed People in general||Mediating, Playfulness, Curiocity|
|Jupiter||Minister||Judges, Advisors, Scholars, Professors, Experts||Ability to Judge and Advise others, Ability to master a knowledge||Wise, Scholarly, Advising, Consulting|
|Venus||Minister||Counsellors, Advisors, Representatives||The ability to create harmony among people, the ability to relate to others pleasantly||Harmonizing, Understanding, Representative|
|Saturn||Servent||Employees, Helpers, Servent, Assistants||The ability to serve others, our draw to most basic values in life||Serving, Involved to Basic Value Work, Hardwork|
|Rahu||Army||People that rebel and break boundaries, people that are not part of the community||The wild side in us, Intense desires||Hard to Contain, Unpredictable|
Mercury in Vedic Astrology has the following health significance: Mercury Signifies Skin. Mercury in Astrology brings on mental disease trouble to the vocal organs, eye-disease, disease of throat and nose, fever, diseases arising from the three humours Vata, Pittha and Kapha, poison, skin diseases anaemia, bad dreams, itches and scab Psoriasis, accidents due to fire, troubles arising out of violence and imprisonment and harm from evil demons moving in the abodes of Gandharvas, and in fiery pits (where these evil spirits usually dwell) or Gandharvas, the Earth, mansions and horses,etc., as well as evil spirits. Mercury causes death through anemia, bloodlessness and similar diseases and giddiness. Mercury governs smell (nose).The above mentioned things will happen or not will depend if Mercury is placed Good or Bad in your Birth Chart.
On a day presided over by Mercury or when Mercury is in the ascendant, all work undertaken in connection with the following things will be crowned with success: Green substances, gems, lands, perfumes, garments, things that are both harsh and mild, drama, Sastra, science (metaphysics), poetry, all fine arts, preparation of compounds, mixtures, etc., achieving control over a Mantra, alchemy, arguments, skill, meritorious deeds, observance of vows, messengers, elixirs (that prolong life), feigned talk, falsehood, bath, things are done in a short, moderate and long interval to captivate other's hearts, (or short, medium and long articles) like the foot-prints on the earth during heavy rain.
From the results predicted for dashas (planetary periods) we can learn additional favorable and unfavorable significations and associations.
|Description||Attractive Physique, Capacity to use words with many meanings, Fond of jokes, Mix of all the three humors|
|Personality||Lad of 20 years|
|Nature||Malefic/Benefic depending on Conjunction & Placement|
|Aspect of Life||Speech giver, Five senses, Smell (nose)|
|Characteristic mark on body||On the Right side, Armpit|
|Apparel / Clothing||Green cloth, wet cloth, that is just squeezed of water, black silken|
|Colors||Green like Durva grass, Greenish, Parrot Green|
|Caste||Shudras, Commercial Community|
|Gunas||Rajas or passionate activity, Rajas or passion, Rajasic|
|Social Status||Prince Apparent|
|Direction||North, North West|
|Average Daily Motion||65 to 100 Degrees|
|Rashi of Exaltation||Virgo 15 Degrees|
|Rashi of Debilitation||Pisces 15 Degrees|
|Duration||A Season of Two months, Ritu|
|Grain / Pulse||Green Gram|
|Taste||All the six tastes mixed, Astringent, Sweet, Sour (acid), Mixed|
|Metals||White Copper, Lead, Zinc|
|Dhatu / Mula||Jeeva (animals), Minerals (in own signs), Animals (in other signs), Jivas|
|Ornaments||Ear ornaments, Emerald-set Earrings|
|Precious Stones||Emerald shaped like the bird Garuda, Emerald|
|Plants, Trees and Food||Fruit-bearing and Fruitless trees, Fruitless plants|
|Abode (Residence)||Mud pots, Sport-ground|
|Deities||Maha Vishnu, Vishnu|