ॐ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रौं सः बुधाय नमः ॥
Significator-Intelligence, Education, Communication, Postal & Telecom, Business & Trade, Skin, Nervous system, Friends,Speech, Publisher, Printing, Sports, Maternal uncle & Smell etc.
Amongst all the planets Mercury is nearest to Sun. It revolves round the Sun in 88 days. lts diameter is nearly 3,200 miles.
Mercury is considered the Messenger of God. It is usually portrayed as a youth. Mercurial people generally have a youthful appearance.According to Hindu mythology Mercury is said to be the son of Moon.
The influence of the planet Mercury is neutral, dualistic, cold,moist, sexless and convertible. He gives favourable results whenhe is in good association and receives benefic aspects. Mercurycan rarely be seen with naked eye as he is never more than 28degrees from the Sun. When he is within 8½ degrees of the Sun,he is treated as combust or burnt up and loses great deal ofitsability. His influence is best when leaving the Sun.
Mercury rules that part of the intellect like study, precept, observation and imitation.Mercury influences the nervous system, bowels, arms,mouth, tongue understanding, interpretationand expression. He deals with travelling, teaching, clerkship,speaking writing, printing, publishing, literature, stationery,
book-keeping, correspondence mailing, secretaries, orators, writers, reporters, teachers, accountants etc. His dayis Wednesday and his metal is liquid metal or quicksilver. Hiscolour is green and his gem is Emerald.
Beingan intellectual planet, the Mercurian is highly intelligent, ingenious&
analytical. He will grasp the subjectsvery quickly. Hegives the native retentive power and reproductive ability. Mercurian will turn out to be a great gambler &the worst liar.
Mercury is the chief governor for education and uncle.Mercury owns Gemini and Virgo. He is exalted in Virgo, thehighest exaltation point being 15 degrees of Virgo. He is debilitatedin Pisces, the lowest debilitation point being 15 degrees of Pisces. The first 15 degrees of Virgo is the exaltation portionof Virgo, 16 to 20 degrees portion is his Mooltrikona and the rest
is own sign. The whole of Gemini is also his own sign.Sun and Venus are friends of Mercury, Moon is his enemyand Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are neutral to him.