MERCURY – THE LORD OF INTELLIGENCE
M- Memory, Message, Money(finance)
E- Eloquence, Expression, Emails
R- Reasoning, Restlessness
C- Curious, childish, Communication
U- Unisex (duality)
R- Research, Rational
Y- Youngish, Youthful
In today’s world of globalization, planet Mercury’s role is very vast as this planet has the credit to connect the people from all over the world through communication, emails, telephones and all kinds of communicative gadgets which are used extensively in day to day life. In Greek Mythology, Mercury is called the ‘Messenger of God’, as this planet really accomplishes this task. It is the karaka of speech, writing, wit, communication and intelligence. In Indian astrology- Mercury Is called Budh- a word related to Budhi (intelligence), which governs Wednesday.
In planetary cabinet, Mercury is prince who is very young and quick witted, restless, curious and childish. It is neither masculine nor a feminine energy, and assumes the gender of the sign it is in. Mercury is never more than 28 degrees from the Sun and it takes about 28 days to complete its orbit of the Sun. Because of its dual nature it rules Gemini and Virgo signs, exalts in its own sign- Virgo and debilitates in Pisces. In kalpurush kundali Mercury governs 3rd house (writing, speaking, siblings) and 6th house (diseases, debt, enemies, maternal uncle).
Well, in spite of its immaturity, Mercury is an intelligent, thoughtful and social planet. It is intelligent because Mercury is the restless mind of Virgo, always gathering information, analyzing, and making connections. It determines how we make sense of our world, formulate ideas and share them with others. Our speech pattern, communication style, sense of humor, quickness of thought- all these depend on the placement of Mercury.
What we habitually say in our heads, we usually end up saying with our lips which ultimately direct our feet’. Such is the power of our thinking. Well placed mercury is often seen in the horoscopes of writers, astrologers, engineers, mathematicians, chartered accountant businessman. A Mercurian charms the people around him with playfulness, enthusiasm, independent thinking and smooth talkativeness. The person who has proficiency in multiple languages is the result of the strong position of mercury in the horoscope.
Mercury rules over arms, speaking and hearing skills. Hence salesman, sculptor, artists, lecturers are also the result of well placed Mercury. In medical astrology Mercury is associated with the nervous system, the brain, respiratory system, thyroid, and sense organs. Malefic Mercury gives the disorder in brain and vocal organs, mental diseases, nervous breakdown, excessive sweating, piles, white leprosy, liver and intestinal problems. Wavering mind, trickery, deceit, non- commitment, impatient, manipulative, impractical and dual personality are also the results of poor Mercury in the horoscope.
However, to get the best results of this planet when afflicted, one must donate- green cloth, whole moong, camphor, ivory on Wednesday within two hours before sunset. Cows should be fed with Green fodder on this day. One must recite this mantra-Om bram breem braum se budhaye namah. (19000 times in 21 days)
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