According to astrology, the various features of Mercury are Wisdom, Education, Friends, Trade and Business, Mathematics, Scientific knowledge, Speech, Print, Teaching, Family, Pearls, Oysters, Black magic, humor and quick witted. These are the areas ruled by the planet Mercury.
Sun and Venus are Mercury’s friendly planets.
Moon is an enemy planet of Mercury.
Mercury keeps neutral relations with Saturn, Mars and Jupiter.
Mercury is the Lord of Gemini and Virgo.
Virgo at 15 to 20 degrees is Mercury’s multrikon sign.
Mercury is exalted in Virgo sign.
Mercury is debilitated in Pisces sign.
Mercury is considered to be the Karak of the male and the neutral gender.
Mercury is the Lord of the North direction.
Emerald and Agate are the lucky gemstones for Mercury.
Green and Brown are the lucky colours of Mercury.
5, 14 and 23 are the lucky numbers for Mercury.
Lord Vishnu should be worshipped to serve Mercury.
ऊँ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रौं स: बुधाय नम: This Mantra should be chanted 19000 times in 21 days.
The Vedic Mantra for Mercury is :
प्रियंगुकलकाशमं रूपूणाप्रतिमं बुधम | सौम्यम सौम्यगुणोपेतं व बुधं प्रणामाम्यहम ।।
Items that should be donated to serve Mercury are Elephant tusk, Sugar, Green clothes, Green flowers, Moong dal, Camphur and Turpentine oil. These items should be donated two hours prior to the sunrise on Wednesday.
If in a kundali, Mercury planet is positioned in gemini or virgo house , which means mercury is in power state , or the person's birth sign is of mercury planet, then the person's nature is affected by mercury. The person has a compact body, a good sense of humor and he is soft-spoken.
Mercury controls bile, skin, thighs, air, mucus and nerves in a body.
During times of a weal Mercury, a person’s brain and speaking abilities can be affected. He can also be affected with mental illness, impotency, fever, itching, bone chopping, hemorrhoids, dizziness, neck pain, indigestion and liver, stomach and intestinal problems.
The Karak elements of Mercury are Wisdom, Humor and Constant speech.
Mercury is the Karak planet for learning. It is also a Karak planet for friendships.