Mercury rules Gemini. It is at exalted state in its own sign of Virgo, and becomes debilitated in Pisces. Friends of Mercury are Venus, Sun, Rahu and Ketu. Saturn, Mars and Jupiter has no effect whatsoever with this planet. At the same time, mercury cannot see eye to eye with Moon.
Birth of Mercury Planet
According to Indian mythology, Jupiter’s wife ‘Tharai’ became impregnated after having an affair with Moon. The resulting offspring was the planet Mercury (Budh). Lord Brahma stationed the planet near Sun.
Characteristic Features of Mercury Planet
A person ruled by this planet has sharp thinking, diverse interests, inherent anxiety, versatility and changing temperament. The subject ruled by the planet also has good grasping power for logic and analysis, and colourful imagination with natural flair in linguistics. Mercury imparts intellect in a person.
One of the major aspects of the planet is that it rules all forms of communication. Therefore, a well placed, strong mercury is usually seen in horoscopes of writers, astrologers, mathematician, engineer, dealers, brokers, businessmen and people involved in the media. Mercury also provides with good dexterity with hands, and speaking skills. Hence many lecturers, artists, sculptors and salesmen are also the result of well-placed mercury. Mercury Planet also rules the voice, and people with strong Mercury influences are successful at public speaking, singing and acting.
Physical and Health Features of Mercury Planet Mercury Planet rules over arms, ear, hearing system and nervous system. Suffering from constant anxiety is one of the factors attached with the planet. An ill placed Mercury can cause major setback in communication ability of the chart beholder. It can also yield to lack of intellect, neurotic anxiety, insomnia, constipation, respiratory problems, immaturity and emotional insecurities. If a person with mercurial charisma of smooth talking and sharp thinking does not have a strong ethical guidance, they can easily give in to the habit of deceiving people, and sometimes, even themselves.