Mercury in Astrology
Mercury is known as the prince and messenger of the zodiac. This is the one planet that moves in a retrograde phase a maximum number of times in a year. It gets into a retrograde mode every three months. In astrology, Mercury indicates communication, media, siblings, cousins, wisdom, intelligence, humor, writing skills, reasoning ability, and nerves. This planet is always near to the Sun, so we can find Mercury most of the time in a combust mode. Mercury is known as a winged messenger or celestial messenger in western astrology. This is very small yet it represents key things in astrology.
Vedic Story Behind the Birth of Mercury
The Moon which is known as Chandra or Soma in Vedas went to Brihaspati, ie, Jupiter, to learn the Vedas. There he stayed with Brihaspati according to the Guru Kula tradition. There he saw Brihaspati’s wife Tara and both fell in love with each other. The Chandra took Tara to his abode and they had a son together, it is the planet Mercury or Budh. He is also known as Soumya as the Moon is known as Soma.
Brihaspati, fought for his wife and he brought her back, but when he knew the child is not his, he cursed the child to be neuter. So, in astrology, Mercury is neither a male nor a female planet.
In the Vedas, there are two stories. Chandra gave Mercury to Rohini and she is the stepmother for Mercury, another version says, Chandra gave Mercury to the nakshatra Jyeshta. So, both the nakshatras have special privilege as the Moon gets exalted in the sign of Taurus where Rohini is placed. Jyeshta is the eldest among all the nakshatras, the meaning of Jyeshta itself indicates “The elder sister” Mercury is also the planet for duality.
Mercury owns two signs in astrology, they are Gemini and Virgo. Both the signs are dual and Mercury gets exalted in Virgo.
Mercury rules Wednesday and its direction is north. In astrology, if Mercury is on the north side, then it is strong. Its color is green and it’s good to wear green clothes to improve your Mercury. It takes around fifteen days to cross one sign.
It rules the nakshatras Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, and Revati
It is friendly to the Sun, Venus, and Rahu
Due to the fatherhood and neuter nature, it is enemy to its father Moon
Mercury shares a neutral relationship with Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter
Its Mool Trikon Sign is Virgo and also the exaltation sign. It is debilitated in its stepfather’s sign Pisces. Mercury is the karaka for the tenth house of karma.
Mercury in the 1st House
When Mercury is placed in the first house of horoscope, you will naturally be a communicative person. Mercury is the planet for multitasking, so, naturally, you will be having multiple tasks. This placement also shows you will be interested in PR-related opportunities.
Mercury is known as a prince in the zodiac so, you will be having young looks. You will be cheerful and mischievous as well. This placement also will make you very adjustable and wise.
Mercury in the 2nd House
The second house rules money, finances, and speech. This placement will make you a very communicative person. You will communicate mostly about money and banking. Your studies also can be related to money-related matters, teaching, or coaching.
This placement also assures you to take multiple courses and certifications.
Mercury in the 3rd House
This is the own house of Mercury and that will make you a very confident person about your communication and related activities. You will be very much interested in reading, teaching, speaking, coaching, and IT-related domains. This is also the house of multitasking and you will have to do a lot of multitasking. The third house is also the house of short projects, so there will be a lot of discussions in your life. You will be a very communicative person with your relatives as well as neighbors. You will have a lot of electronic devices in your life.
Mercury in the 4th House
This is the house of the mother, so it is not a great placement for Mercury, still, this is a great placement for being a psychic or an astrologer. This also indicates working from home, so you will have chances to own a business from home.
This Mercury will make you very much like a traditional person.
Mercury in the 5th House
When Mercury is in the fifth house, you will be communicating about your creative talents. This house indicates creativity, speculative ventures, and youngsters. So, you will be interested in having your ventures. This is also the house of theater and movies. So, you will be playing a role in communications in theatre and movies. You will have a natural knack for mimicking. This placement also can make you a coach or teacher.
Mercury in the 6th House
This is the own house of Mercury and this placement will make you very much demanding about the perfection of your work. You will be working in a domain related to communication, media, hands, and HR. wherever you work there will be a communicative environment. This Mercury will also give you a flair for maths. You will have a particular bond with your maternal relatives.
Mercury in the 7th House
The seventh house indicates your personal and professional relationships, opponents, masses, spouse, and marriage. This is a neutral placement for Mercury. This will give you a very communicative spouse. The spouse may even work in the communication-related sector. You will be trying to have a lot of your ventures. This placement also will introduce a lot of people to you.
Mercury in the 8th House
This will make you a researcher. The domain can be anything including occult, technical domain, or healing. You will be interested in having a lot of secret information. You will be having the right to keep secret information about the organization you work for.
Mercury in the 9th House
The ninth house is known as the house of expansion and magnification. So, you will have the thirst for knowledge. This is also the house of languages, so you will be a natural linguist. This can make you get a career in other countries. There will be a chance to gain a lot of students. You will also have a lot of teachers in your life. This placement also will give you interaction with people from foreign countries.
Mercury in the 10th House
Mercury is the karaka for the tenth house, so you will get many opportunities to have a strong career. Mercury is a dual planet, so the chances will come from multiple domains. Certain dominant domains will be banking, accounting, teaching, HR, and analysis. There will be a lot of communicative environment at work.
Mercury in the 11th House
The eleventh house indicates team settings and collective projects. This placement will give you a lot of knowledge in technical communication. This placement will always make you a team player. You will be always making some plans for your future
Mercury in the 12th House
The twelfth house is not an ideal place for Mercury. In the natural zodiac wheel, this house belongs to Mercury and it gets debilitated in the sign of Pisces. So, you will have to be careful with your intelligence. When Mercury is not in an ideal placement, it will give complex thoughts. However, a lot of scientists, fiction writers do have this placement.