Chapter 13 – The Mercury

Mercury in astrology


Mercury doesn’t have benefic or malefic nature of its own. He becomes benefic when he joins with another benefic planet and becomes malefic when he joins with another malefic planet. Mercury owns Gemini and Virgo signs in the zodiac system.  He exalts in Virgo and debilitates in Pisces.

Mercury takes approximately 25 days to pass one zodiac sign. To complete one whole orbit of the zodiac sign it takes 10 months.

 
Mercury is the most beautiful planet in the zodiac system. He is karaka for smartness, education, communication, commerce, trade, accounts etc. Those who have mercury in good placement will be intelligent, shrewd and smart
 


In Uttarakalamrita, Mahakavi Kalidasa mentions  the below are represented by Mercury.
 
  1. education 
  2. horses
  3. treasury 
  4. mathematics 
  5. wisdom 
  6. speech
  7. Brahmin 
  8. infantry
  9. writing 
  10. new garment
  11. palatial building 
  12. green colour 
  13. sculpture
  14. astrology 
  15. pilgrimage to holy places
  16. wise lectures
  17. temple 
  18. trading
  19. best ornament
  20. soft words
  21. Vedanta philosophy
  22. maternal grand father
  23. bad dream 
  24. pronounciation
  25. Northern-faced 
  26. skin
  27. wet
  28. bell-metal and the like
  29. renunciation 
  30. seasons
  31. beautiful mansion
  32. doctor 
  33. neck 
  34. exorcising
  35. child 
  36. crooked aspect 
  37. heaven
  38. modesty
  39. paternal relation
  40. fear
  41. dancing
  42. devotion 
  43. witty
  44. strong in the morning 
  45. Hemanta Ritu 
  46. Rubbing (scratching)
  47. navel 
  48. flourishing of the family 
  49. mixture of things
  50. one that has mastered the Telugu language 
  51. worship of Vishnu 
  52. Sudra 
  53. bird 
  54. after born 
  55. admiration of language 
  56. the directions
  57. Atharvana Veda
  58. religious action 
  59. flower
  60. dust 
  61. garden
  62. pudendum, virile
  63. evil 
  64. benefic
  65. moving in villages
  66. impartial 
  67. fond of the Northwest quarter
  68. one versed, in the good legends of the past
  69. one versed in grammar 
  70. one clever in the testing of precious stones
  71. a learned man
  72. maternal,unc1e 
  73. sacred prayer
  74. an amulet 
  75. Spells of a high order.


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