The Role and Importance of Mercury (Buddha), Planet of Communication and Intelligence in Astrology
Vedic Astrology is blessed with 27 Nakshatras, 12 Zodiac Signs and 9 planets to govern the whole celestial. Among 9 planets Mercury or Budha in Sanskrit or Vedic Astrology is evergreen planet which governs communication, rationality, opinions and mind in native’s horoscope.
Mercury is the closest planet near the Sun and resolve around for 87 days. As per Vedic Panchang Mercury is the son of Moon and Tara whereas per Greek mythology says it is the son of Jupiter and Atlas.
In Vedic Astrology Mercury governs the areas such as education, devotion, writing, commerce, trade, accounts, math, share, banking and computers. Well placed mercury in any birth chart denotes success, whereas malefic placed Mercury results madness, indecisions, and even weak in communication or conveying any ideas.
Mercury is the Lord of two Zodiac signs namely Gemini and Virgo whereas it is debilitated Pisces.
Sun and Venus are natural friendly planets for Mercury but on the flip side Moon appears to be enemy. The Mars, Jupiter and Saturn seems to be neutral in terms of planet relationship.
It governs body parts such as arms, brain or nervous system, ear, skin and lungs. It denotes Number 5 and green color as per astrology and rules North direction.
Wednesday is the day of Mercury and it stays approximately 25 days in one orbit or zodiac sign having significant impact on other zodiac signs during its transition period. Constellations or Nakshatras ruled by Mercury includes Ashlesha, Jyeshta and Revati.
Its Mahadasha in any zodiac sign includes of 17 years and lucky precious stone associated is Emerald or Panna (in Hindi)
Famous astrologers, researchers, mathematician, scholars, writers, media persons have inborn strong mercury making them deep instinctual knowledge and rational personalities in the societies. Mercury or Buddha when combines with Sun in any Horoscope forms Budha-Aditya yoga which is very beneficial and lucky for such natives in birth chart.