Mercury in Vedic Astrology

According to astrologers, Mercury is more related to our inner and personal aspect than our outside life. Mercury is considered as the messenger from god to mankind along with our internal voice. It serves the link between the eternal and the mundane, between our soul and our demeanor. It represents sense, insight and communication tools that our true self, the pine spark present within us, which facilitates to run the system of the body. In insanity this link is detached, but generally, through our eyes and brain, heaven bears witness to the Earth, and God can still communicate with man.

Mercury Associated With the Mind and Communication

Ancient astronomers evaluated this planet's speed and elusiveness. According to Greek myths, Mercury was Hermes, the winged messenger God and in Roman period, he was showcased as trickster. The planet's movements influence communication. Mercury rules the signs of the Gemini and Virgo.

Why Mercury Declines?

A few times every year Mercury retrogrades in its orbit around the Sun, displaying an illusion of backward movement. When Mercury retrogrades, communication can appear to simmer down, go haywire or in doldrums with missed calls and technological chaos. This is why it is not advisable to sign any contracts or start a project during Mercury retrograde.

Birth During a Mercury Retrograde

If you witness an "R" next to a planet in your birth chart it says it was in retrograde when you were born. Someone born in Mercury was declining can have a reflective or introverted brain. You might want to ponder over things more than most before coming to a conclusion. Depending on which sign your Mercury is positioned this could give you an interest in the past and a strong memory.

The Meaning of Mercury in Astrology

Mercury worries the mind, and your sign and house positioning influences the adventurous way you put it all together up there. It ascertains how you consider your world, conceive ideas and share them with others. Your speech patterns, communication skills, sense of humor, wittiness of thought – all these are influenced by the position of your Mercury.

Influence of Mercury Planet on Different Elements

Which component your Mercury is in is an ideal point for realizing your specific type of intelligence. Mercury is at home in the air signs which incline towards rational and logical thinking. In fire signs, Mercury is fast, passionate and inspirational, water signs are representatives of instinctive along with emotional filter, while Mercury in the earth signs are considered to be pragmatic and concrete.

Influence of Mercury Planet on Relationships

In relationships of any kind, frictions and debate can arise when Mercury clashes. For instance, an earth sign Mercury may raise eyebrow at the air sign whose abstract concept appear out of this world. However, when two air signs are put together speech resumes at the speed of light. Having the ideal of the tone and pitch of a person’s Mercury can fill the gap of understanding.   

Other Specifications and Influences of Mercury

Mercury rules the mind, the senses, language, memory and all forms of interaction: speech, writing, letters and radio. It represents intelligence, skills, techniques, duality, brothers and sisters, logical power, reason, short journeys, and one’s ability to be educated.

Significance of Mercury in Astrology

Day Wednesday
Direction North
Colour Green, Light Green
Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign 25 days (Approx.)
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
Own Sign (Rashi) Gemini, Virgo
Mool Trikon in Virgo
Exalted in Virgo
Debilitated in Pisces
Special features Intelligent
Metal Lead
Precious Stone Emerald
Vimshottari Mahadasha period 17 years
If well placed signifies Business mind, Clever, Mathematician, Good position
If adversely placed signifies Arrogance and irritative
Representation Sisters
Body parts ruled Skin & Nervous system
Diseases given by Mercury Giddiness, Obsession, skin problems etc