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Mercury: Astrological Planet of Communication

By January 4, 2022October 31st, 2023No Comments
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Astrology tends to tell an individual about their future by analysing the position and placements of the 9 planets in an individual’s Kundli. One of these 9 planets happens to be planet Mercury. In astrology, the planet Mercury is known for its aggression. It is believed that people who have a strong Mercury in their kundli are aggressive individuals. Moreover, this planet is also known to make an individual intelligent and wise when placed in a strong and beneficial spot.

However, when it is not placed in a beneficial position, it is said to make the life of an individual difficult. If you want to know all about planet Mercury in astrology, then continue reading the entire blog for the same. Let us now unleash the secrets of planet Mercury. 

About Mercury

Mercury is also known as Buddha, and as per its name in Hindi, it is the astrological planet responsible for intellect and communication. The person with a good position on Mercury is blessed with the ability to tackle difficult situations with ease. Mercury’s effects astrologically range from travelling to speaking in public, mathematical and calculative abilities, as well as logic and imagination. There are, however, some intriguing facts about its origin and subsequent effect.  

Interesting Facts About Astrology Of Mercury 

  • Mercury, or Buddha, is said to be Moon’s son. 
  • Mercury is considered a balanced planet with both masculine and feminine balancing out. 
  • Mercury rules the zodiac signs Gemini and Virgo. 
  • Mercury is considered beneficial with the Sun, Venus and Northern Lunar Node (Rahu). 
  • Mercury is considered afflicted with the Moon and Southern Lunar Node (Ketu). 
  • Mercury can be affected easily by other planets and is known to be ‘mutable’ or changeable. 
  • Mercury can also attract one to magic and occult science. 
  • Mercury rules places of travel, leisure and education, for example, airports, parks, and libraries. 

Mental Effects

Mercury is astrologically responsible for intellect and communication. Hence, people with a good position on the planet are known for their smartness and good oratory skills. Such a person will have the ability to express themselves well in any situation while also understanding other people’s mental states.

They will also have a great sense of humour and be described as witty. Unfavourable placement of Mercury can have debilitating effects on mental faculties. Additionally, such people may also be cunning and rogue. Weak Mercury affects a person’s psychic abilities.

Career And Personal Life 

People with good Mercury tend to do great in professions with academics or media. They can be good writers, mathematicians, skilled at languages, accounts or any such logic-derived profession. They can also be good negotiators. Given that Mercury is responsible for travel, such people may get to travel quite a bit. Personally, Mercury indicates a person’s childhood and education.

Mercury also sheds light on the kind of maternal relations(uncles) and sisters will one have. Interestingly, it is the ‘youngest planet’ or ‘Prince’ of the astrological system; it indicates youth in a person. The good placement of Mercury is also signified by youthful and healthy skin. In some natives, it also gives a good voice. 

Easy Methods to Appease Mercury 

  • Wearing emerald or panna is favourable for appeasing Mercury. 
  • Wearing shades of green is also a good way to appease Mercury.
  • Washing new clothes before wearing them also works for improving the position of Mercury.
  • Paying respect to one’s female members of family and friends is important. 
  • Making donations on a Wednesday with pure intentions can also better Mercury in astrological charts.
  • Chanting Buddha’s mantra can also come around to be beneficial for an individual.
  • Performing important business tasks on Wednesday.
  • Feed green food items to animals.
  • Include green food in your diet.
  • Keeping or using the Buddha mantra. 

Also Read: Jupiter: The Astrological Planet Of Knowledge


There you have it, folks! This was all about planet Mercury in astrology. This planet is known for its aggression in astrology. But adding more to this are the positive and beneficial outcomes it tends to give an individual. These include blessing an individual with wit, knowledge and intelligence along with making them learned people.

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

1. Who is the ruling Lord of the planet Mercury?

The ruling deity of the planet Mercury is Lord Vishnu.

2. In which house is Mercury powerful?

Planet Mercury is considered to be powerful when it is placed in the 1st house of an individual’s kunldi. The placement of Mercury planet in this house tends to give an individual positive results in their life.

3. Which house is considered to be inauspicious for planet Mercury?

The houses of an individual’s kundli that are considered to be not good for the placement of Planet Mercury include the 3rd, 8th, 9th and 12th houses of an individual’s kundli.

4. In which sign is Mercury strong?

The planet Mercury is known to be the most beneficial in the Virgo zodiac sign.

5. How long is Mercury Mahadasha for?

The time period of Mercury mahadasha is 17 years in an individual’s life.

6. What jobs are related to Mercury?

The jobs that are related to planet Mercury in astrology include the following: communication, writing, journalism, marketing, public relations, and teaching.

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