Mercury, the winged Messenger of Heaven !

Nov 30


G Kumar

G Kumar

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About Astrology, the Science of Time, an indicative science which indicates events happening in the Four Dimensional Space-Time Continuum, the Eternal Continuum in which we exist, live and breathe.


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Mercury is one of the most important planets. He is benefic, if associated by benefics and malefic if associated by malefics. He is that aspect of us which knows. He is called Budha, the discriminative intellect.

Mercury in Grecian Mythology is Hermes, the messenger of the gods. He is the prince of thieves, the wise counsellor and symbol of the Magus.

Mercury represents academic learning and degrees. Books, publishing, knowledge, mathematics, sculpture & arts all come under his domain. If he be exalted in one’s horoscope, the native will become a great scholar. (Example horoscope is that of Augustus Caesar who had exalted Mercury in Virgo).

Mercurial Effects in the 12 Houses

Mercury in the First House

A scholar is born, if Mercury is in the Ascendant ( Vidwan Dhanee ) . Will be intelligent and clever. Will be a master of arts. Will have good oratorial prowess and can captivate people with the divine gift of articulate speech. This position of Mercury confers high longevity.

Mercury in the Second House

A wealthy man is born, if Mercury be in the second. Will be versatile and will posess the gift of the gab. Will have poetic faculties and will have wealth acquired through legal means.

Mercury in the Third House

Medium longevity & virility will be conferred if Hermes is in the Third. Will have to undergo many a suffering. Will be a traveller and will be ready to do any vile act. Will be a sorcerer and will enjoy sensual life to the brim.

Mercury in the Fourth House

Mercury tenancy of the fourth makes one a a man of ministerial calibre. Relatives may be hostile. Will speak gently and will be wealthy. Will be he owner of landed properties & conveyances. Fame will grace you in no uncertain measure.

Mercury in the Fifth House

A master of the occult, if Mercury is in the Fifth House. Will have a lot of sons, education, wealth, comforts, intelligence & contentment. Will be famous because of your altruistic deeds.

Mercury in the Sixth House

Enemies will be defeated if Mercury tenants the Sixth. Will be interested in war and quarrels. Will be anger-prone. Will talk sternly and will be lazy.

Mercury in the Seventh House

If Mercury is in the Seventh, the native will be a lover of education, and will be handsome or learned.
Will have a spouse who is quarrelsome. Will have expertise in the esoteric arts. Will be respected for certain philosophic qualities.

Mercury in the Eighth House

Mercury in the Eighth is a special position. This benign position of Mercury makes one famous. Has a job with punitive powers.Will have a regal status. Will be a commander and will be the leader of one’s community. Will be versatile with wealth and comforts. Will be regal in bearing and respected by many. Benefics in the house of longevity increase longevity.

Mercury in the Ninth House

The native becomes interested in Mysticism. Wealth, versatility, righteousness, ethics, skill - all will be yours. Will be liberal and endowed with the gift of the gab. Will have fortune via father and with good partner and children.

Mercury in the Tenth House

This position of Mercury is good for wealth. This benign position of Mercury makes one scholarly, famous, and will have tremendous will power. The dominance of Mercury on the Meridian makes one a thorough professional endowed with professional expertise and reputation.

Mercury in the Eleventh House

Intelligence of a high order will be conferred. Will be scholarly as Mercury represents academic learning. Will have high longevity. Will have all sorts of enjoyments of the senses.Will have a lot of subordinates and lots of wealth as the 11th is the house of Gains.

Mercury in the Twelfth House

Laziness manifests and as a result severe economic strain. Will meet with many a failure. Will speak good words but will be devoid of luck in general. Even though this position of Mercury is slightly adverse, it is good from the perspective of Education. You will be blessed with all the benefits that accrue from Education, learning & Wisdom.

He is Woten in Norse Mythology. Woten’s day became Wednesday. Wednesday was consecrated to Mercury.

His mantra is

Priyangu Kailka Shyamam
Roopena Prathimam Budham
Soumaym Soumaygunopetham
Tham Budham Pranathosmyaham

His Peedahara Stotra is

Uthapatha roopo jagatham
Chandra putro mahadyuthih
Soorya Priya karo Vidwan
Peedam Harathu me Budhah

His mantra is

Om Budhaya Namah

His Gayathri is

Om Gajadwajaya Vidmahe
Shuka Hasthaya Deemahi
Thanna Budhah prachodayath