Vedic Astrology Lesson Three: The Role of Planet Mercury Through the Zodiac Houses

By G. Kumar

Academic knowledge and degrees are the prerogative of Mercury. 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).

Planet Mercury – Mercurial Effects in the 12 Houses

Mercury in the Ascendant

Mercury in the Ascendant makes one a scholar.Will be intelligent and clever. Will be a master of arts. Will have good oratorial prowess and can captivate people with speech. This position of Mercury confers high longevity.

Mercury in the Second House

In the second Mercury makes one wealthy and humble. Will be versatile and will posess the divine gift of articulate speech. Will have poetic faculties and will have wealth acquired through legal means.

Mercury in the Third House

Mercury in the 3rd makes one have medium longevity & virility. 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 scholar in Mathematics and Astrology. 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

Will be famous and will be a master of the occult. Will have a lot of sons, education, wealth, comforts, intelligence & contentment. Will be famous because of your altruistic deeds.

Mercury in the Sixth House

Mercury in the sixth makes you the vanquisher of enemies in the battlefield. Will be interested in war and quarrels. Will be anger-prone. Will talk sternly and will be lazy.

Mercury in the Seventh House

Will be a lover of education, will be learned and handsome. 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

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

Mercury in Ninth makes one interested in the esoteric arts. 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 benign position of Mercury makes one scholarly, famous, and will have tremendous will power. Will have wealth & all sorts of comforts. The dominance of Mercury on the Meridian makes one a thorough professional endowed with professional expertise and reputation.

Mercury in the Eleventh House

Will be very intelligent. 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

Will be lazy and as a result there may be a lack of wealth. 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.

In summary, Planet Mercury and its influences can draw success attributes and undertakings.

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