In Vedic Astrology, Mercury is known as Budha. Mercury represents the Earth element. Mercury generally stands for intelligence, wisdom, and communication.
According to Hindu scriptures, it is believed that Mercury was born out of the association of Moon and Tara (the wife of Brihaspati, the Deva Guru).
The story is that the Moon-God, Chandra Dev abducted Tara and took refuse to the Ashram of Shukracharya. After all the gods appealed to Moon for better judgment, he understood his mistake. A remorseful moon returned Tara to Brihaspati with Tara carrying Moon’s child – Budha.
Effects of Mercury in different houses
Generally, if Mercury is strong, it produces a good result, but if Mercury is weak, it produces a bad result about the below-mentioned pros and cons.
Positive Effect: Mercury in the 1st House is the room for intelligence and communication. It bestows one with a lively personality. Besides, it helps one to be rich in ideas and information. They possess a very versatile, adaptable, and flexible character.
Negative Effect: Mercury on a negative part may lead to a confusing life as they want to learn new things every time but don’t give continuity to anyone. They are usually inattentive and have a loud voice.
Positive Effect: As for the 2nd House, Mercury makes the natives likely to have lots of wits, intelligence, and knowledge. Also, these natives are likely to be very good speakers. Besides, the natives of Mercury in the 2nd House will be good with money management and use their finances quite effectively.
Negative Effect: The presence of Mercury in the 2nd House will make them so stubborn that no one can push them into doing anything they don’t want to do. Besides, they rush to make things happen and panic if it doesn’t happen.
Positive Effect: Mercury in the 3rd House makes the natives curious & inquisitive, and interested in the goings-on in their world. They are multi-taskers and very interested in reading, teaching, speaking, exchanging ideas, keeping current with the daily news, and perhaps gossiping. Quick to learn, they are also swift to share with others what they know.
Negative Effect: The individual with Mercury in the 3rd House makes them explores various topics and has various hobbies. In short, they will be a jack of all but master of none. This may lead to frustration.
Positive Effect: The placement of Mercury in the 4th House will make an individual an extremely imaginative person who dreams up all sorts of unusual ideas and plans. The natives possess good memory power and tend to retain lots of information. They possess a sharp, tricky, critical mind, and at the same time, they are good at calculations as well.
Negative Effect: On a negative note, they are not quick to embrace new ideas or plans. They can be quite traditional in their thinking and don’t easily open up with modern thinking and ideas. Also, they don’t like many changes in their lives and may often outburst if they adapt to a new routine.
Positive Effect: When Mercury gets into the 5th House, it makes the native very creative. They can become good teachers as they are curious about how the people (students) can be molded and reshaped into someone useful and enriching for humankind.
Negative Effect: When Mercury is negative in the 5th House, it causes one to have a strong ego and can cross the line or be hurtful to others. Besides, the problem is in the artistic conversational skills that can make them excellent liars.
Positive Effect: The natives with Mercury in the 6th House are likely to have a highly active mind, and they tend to remember things that others often forget easily. Besides, they are very good at sorting things out, organizing, and making lists and associations.
Negative Effect: On a negative note, Mercury’s entering the 6th House unduly affects their health. They might have headaches and pains that can get more severe. Many of their health complaints may be due to nervous tension.
Positive Effect: Mercury in the 7th House bestows the native experience long-term bliss in their lives. Such natives have a realistic view of their relationship, which usually strengthens their relationship greatly. Both marriage partners believe in forgiving each other and moving forward rather than arguing about petty things for countless hours.
Negative Effect: The bad influence of Mercury in the 7th House makes individuals lack decision-making power. This may hamper their image at home as well as at work.
Positive Effect: Mercury in the 8th House makes the natives curious, wise, interactive, and inspiring. They love to study and learn and do it not because they have to but because they want to. They can be especially cheerful, enthusiastic, and even inspiring in their communication.
Negative Effect: Mercury in the 8th House brings a lot of negativity inside the individual if influenced by bad planets. They might have the habit of judging people without knowing the fact and generate a bad impression of people near them. Also, they tend to be quite impatient in life.
Positive Effect: Mercury in the 9th House make the natives very curious about other people and things. They are very good at analyzing other people and have a highly investigative and penetrating mind. They are excellent at developing strategies and communicating them with others.
Negative Effect: Mercury in the 9th House might generate financial losses. They tend to be very unpredictable in their talks; hence, people misunderstand them. It is also very hard to know them and get close to them.
Positive Effect: When Mercury enters the 10th House, the natives are good with language, using this talent in their profession. They tend to possess a good social reputation. They can be thoroughly professional and intellectual. They are seen as very wise and intelligent people.
Negative Effect: The presence of Mercury in the 10th House is not so good. The individual may spend money on frivolous things. They tend to be overly materialistic and value money more than humanity.
Positive Effect: The natives of the placement of Mercury in the 11th House carry an intellectual approach. They are practically aware of the world and carry real aspirations. Their intelligent understanding and knowledge take them towards good heights in the social & professional arena.
Negative Effect: On a negative note, Mercury in the 11th House indicates financial losses. There could be some losses in wealth as well as health. Further, it leads to a lack of peace & harmony around them.
Positive Effect: The natives of the placement having Mercury in the 12th House carry a part of their intellect in their thoughts. They are curious to learn new things in life. They have a practical vision of life and believe more in science. Besides, they are good at expressing their ideas.
Negative Effect: On a negative note, they could be irritating and behave stubbornly in unreasonable ways. People may call unsocial because they tend to be more reserved and introverted.
Last Updated on July 19, 2022