When we talk about malefic planets in astrology, we normally refer only to Saturn and Rahu as we know that they can cause considerable harm when posited wrongly in our birth charts. But what about the other planets? All planets have an equal number of positive and negative effects.
In Vedic astrology, Mercury is considered the messenger of the Gods. Mercury is also known as Budh in Hindu tradition, which means wisdom. The smallest and fastest moving planet in our solar system, Mercury represents intelligence, wit and humour in a person. Mercury being the planet of communication, symbolises areas related to commerce, trade, accounts, banking, mobile, networking, computers, and transportation.
According to astrology, Mercury can affect our lives in many different ways. Mercury blesses us with intelligence, genius and analytic power. Even though Mercury is considered to be a benefic planet in astrology, it can be malevolent when it sits with any malefic planet in any house of the birth chart.
Colour: Green/Light Green
Day of the Week: Wednesday
God or Deity: Lord Vishnu
Permanent Home: 3rd House
Gemstone: Green Emerald (Panna)
Friendly Planets: Sun, Venus and Rahu
Neutral Planets: Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
Enemy Planets: Moon
Natives with a strong Mercury in their birth chart are bestowed with excellent reasoning and analysing abilities. Such people can become good lawyers, singers, astrologers or even politicians.
According to Vedic astrology, Mercury is considered malefic when it is associated or positioned with a malefic planet or situated in the 4th, 6th, 8th, or 12th house. A bad Mercury may bring negative effects in your life as mentioned below:
It will be hard for your business to flourish.
It will cause your money to be exhausted very quickly. As you are not apt to spend wisely, you may remain in perpetual debt.
Your colleagues at work will not be supportive.
You may suffer from fever throughout your life.
You may suffer from skin problems.
You may always have a problematic throat.
Wear all shades of the colour green in your attire.
When you buy new clothes, make sure you wash them before you wear them the first time.
Be respectful to your sisters and aunts, and be nurturing towards your daughter or other little girls.
Pay obeisance to Lord Vishnu, the main deity of Mercury.
Empower weak Mercury in the horoscope by feeding soaked green gram to birds and other feathered creatures.
Make donations with complete devotion, especially on Wednesdays. In astrology, donating is a positive way to perform good deeds.
Recite mantras to make Mercury positive for you. Chanting Budh Mantra is a quick way to appease Mercury. You can recite mantras for Mercury such as the Beej Mantra (Seed Mantra) - “Aum Braam Breem Broum Sah Budhaya Namah”. Also, the other Budh Mantra - “Aum Bum Budhaya Namah” or “Aum Ayeem Shreem Shreem Budhaye Namah”
Wear or use Budh yantra for auspicious results from Mercury.
Wear Emerald gemstone as a good remedy for planet Mercury.
Natives under the bad influence of Mercury should always be respectful of their sisters or sisters-in-law.