Mercury is considered as the Roman God of communication. It even carries out messages for you from other Gods. Mercury plays an important role when it comes to communication in our lives.
According to Vedic astrology, the specific position of planets at the time of our birth impacts our whole life. Mercury in your birth chart makes you proficient in the art of communication. It helps you establish an effective and efficient dialogue with different kind of personalities. Each person has its communication style, and it is the Mercury that makes them unique. The position of Mercury decides how efficiently you will get along with the people around.
Signs of the weakness of Mercury
The following signs and symptoms show that your Mercury lacks strength and is not set up in a good position:
- Lack of intelligence
- Poor communication skills
- Speech defects
- Weak memory
- Inability to calculate
- Immaturity, childishness
- Lack of self-control.
- Addiction and dependencies
Mercury instability is not indicated by mental inabilities only but by physical factors as well. The weakness of the nervous system, nerve pain, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, dry and itchy skin are some of the severe symptoms. The person who has weak Mercury may also have soft heart and lungs and also suffer from pain and anxiety.
What are the astrological factors that affect the strength of Mercury?
Some aspects weaken Mercury (like Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, the Sun and Mars), by being in its fall (Pisces) and by a residency in burdensome houses (the sixth, eighth and twelfth).
Mercury is a benefic planet for Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius. The ascendants of these charts can follow some remedies and increase the higher qualities of Mercury like discrimination, intelligence, and communication power.
Gems of Mercury
Emerald is the central gem of Mercury. A minimum of one and a half carat stone, embedded in gold should be worn on the middle finger of right or left hand. Sometimes astrologers advise wearing the ring in the little finger as well.
A few stones can be used as a substitute to it: peridot, jade, green zircon, or green tourmaline. These gems can be worn as pendants, hangings or strands. They should weigh in between three to five carats. These should be worn on Wednesday though.
We have mentioned a few remedies that will enhance the strength of your Mercury.
Emerald or green color enhances the powers of Mercury. Spend more time in lush green gardens or sit under the green light; both these things will be helpful. Avoid red, orange and dark color. Mercury does not like dark colors and has an infatuation for neutral, earthy shades like mild greens, blues, grays, and browns.
A few herbs are considered suitable for Mercury: gotu kala, bhringraj, skullcap, passion flower, jatamansi, mint, and sage. Individually, basil is considered well for Mercury.
Edible oils and aromas like mint, wintergreen, eucalyptus, cedar, and thyme open the mind. Sandalwood, plumeria, and lotus are considered balancing and mind-calming.
‘OM BUDHAYA NAMAH” is the name mantra of planet Mantra. ‘OM BUM” is the seed Mantra where u is pronounced as the way we pronounce it input. These Mantras should be chanted on Wednesday especially.
Vishnu is the deity of Mercury. He pervades the entire universe and takes care of the wellness of each human being. The Lord represents indwelling cosmic intelligence.
Mercury also related to Buddha. He is the God of Wisdom. The enlightened God inspires for meditation and compassion.
The knowledge and practice of Yoga can also increase the strength of Mercury. Spiritual teachings, clear expression, real perception, and description enhance the power of your Mercury. One can also practice religious philosophies or learn Sanskrit.
Some lifestyle changes can strengthen your Mercury. Concentrate more on reading, writing, studying and thinking. Scientific studies and philosophical studies are suitable for a person’s development. Start taking courses, going for seminars and go to school or college. All these things will make you aware about the world; increase your power of communication. Apart from all this, preserve some time for the silence of your mind and nature.