Mercury in Astrology – Significations, Transits and Progressions

When you think of Mercury, if the first thing that comes to mind is ‘energy, then you are on the right track. This planet is also known as the planet of communication and it rules in the affairs of speaking, writing, books, online communications and learning. All these are within Mercury’s domain, so we can say that these days, many of us get to meet the mercurian side of others before other aspects because our first point of contact is online, you get to assess their style of talking or writing before anything else. 

With this planet things happen fast and are almost always in motion, so when you are prompted towards logic and reasoning, with an energy that is neither masculine nor feminine, know that you are operating within the realm of Mercury. The good side about the planet Mercury is that it helps you to take things apart and put them back together due to its inquisitive, curious, communicative, and versatile nature. But on the flip side, you can also be high-strung or nervous, nit-picky, indecisive, and overly technical. When Mercury is weak in a person, the person can stammer or suffer from other speech disorders.

Significations of Mercury

Communication, perception, logic and reasoning, adaptable, calculations, telecommunications, letters or emails, tour and transportation, currencies and exchange, birds, friends and flirting, recipes and formulae, problem-solver, books, scripts, hand-held tools including pencils, brushes and even smartphones, horses, infantry, bad dreams, fun places such as resorts and adventure parks, stadiums. Some other significations are daughter, very young girls, infants, toddlers, primary schoolers, tainted reputation.

Mundane Astrology Significations

Youth, prince, trade and commerce, stocks, intelligentsia, media — radio, television, print and internet; scientific and educational community, weather

Diseases indicated by Mercury

Hormonal imbalance is indicated by Mercury — skin problems, itching and scratches, impotency, vertigo and ENT diseases.

Education and Professions indicated by Mercury

Professions that require communication and calculations — Journalism, Writers, Marketing, Sales, Linguist, Translator, PR, Accountancy, Trading, Advertising, Analyst, Messenger, Tour guide or operator, driver, pilot, ecommerce and software professionals, teller and brokers, ticket checker, pharmacist, craftsman, stand-up comedian, examiner, orator, weather analyst

Commodities indicated by Mercury

Copper, Intellectual properties, stocks, forex, cryptocurrencies, egg plant and okra, peas, mung bean, wet cloth, games and playing items, mixtures

Time Duration: 2 months or multiples of 2 months

Mercury Mantra –

Lord Ganesha gayatri mantra for Mercury
एकदंताय विद्महे, वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि, तन्नो दंती प्रचोदयात्।। Om ekadantaya vidmahe vakratundaya dhimahi | tanno danti prachodayaat ||
Tantrik Mantra for Saturn