astrological parlance Mercury has been understood as an
externally variable, vacillating, convertible, neutral and
dualistic planet. Mercury reflects the mentality of an
individual, governs the reaction to our senses and
impressions and rules over the central nervous system. As
an intellectual planet it represents intelligence, genius,
analytic power and reproducibility.
is the smallest planet of the solar system. The author of
Lal Kitab has compared mercury with a bat, which keeps
hanging upside down and pounces upon the face of a child
at the first opportunity. The native fails to understand
anything and meanwhile the mysterious and mischievous
mercury turns the cycle of fortune in the reverse gear.
Mercury produces the effects of the planet or planets it
is associated with. Mercury is considered malefic in the
3rd, 8th, 9th and 12th houses. Rahu gives bad results in
1, 5, 7, 8 and 11th houses. If mercury and Rahu both are
in their auspicious houses then Mercury causes havoc in
the natives houses and produces disastrous result like
putting the native behind the bars or creating troubles of
the same sort. Mercury is considered auspicious in the 1,
2, 4, 5, 6 and the 7th houses and gives bad results when
placed in the 3, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th. Its color is green
and moon is its enemy. Sun Venus and Rahu are friends,
whereas mars, Saturn, and Ketu are neutral to him. 7th
house is the Pukka ghar of mercury. It stands exalted in
the 6th house and gets debilitated in the 12th house.
affected Venus causes diseases of tooth and nervous
system. If mercury is placed alone in any house the native
keeps running and wasting time here and there.
in 1st House
in 1st house makes the native kind, humorous and
diplomatic with administrative skill. Such a native
generally lives long and becomes selfish and mischievous
by nature having special attraction for non-vegetarian
dishes and drinks. He receives favour from the government
and his daughters have royal and luxurious lives. The
relatives represented by the house in which sun is placed
gain wealth and riches within a little time and he himself
will be having many sources of income. If Sun is placed
along with Mercury in the 1st house or if the Mercury is
expected by Sun the wife of native will come from a rich
and noble family and will be good natured. Such a native
will be affected by the evil effects of Mars but Sun will
never give bad effects.
and Ketu will have evil effects, which suggests that the
in laws and the offspring of the native will be adverse.
If mercury is in the 1st house, the native will be adept
in the art of influencing others and he will live like a
king. Malefic Mercury in the 1st house along with Moon in
the 7th house destroy the native because of intoxication.
Keep away from the things of green colour and sisters in
2. Avoid consumption of meet, eggs and liquor.
3. business that requires your sitting at one place would
more beneficial than the one that requires
in 2nd House
in the 2nd house makes the native intelligent self
centered, destroyer of enemies and cheats. He may be able
to provide sufficient happiness to his father. he will be
rich. The things represented by mars and Venus will prove
beneficial to him.
Abstain from eggs meat and liquor.
2. Association with your sisters in law is harmful.
3. Keeping sheep, goat and parrots as pets is strictly
in 3rd House
in the 3rd house is not considered good. Mercury is
inimical to Mars. But Mars does not have enmity with
mercury. therefore the native could receive benefits from
his brother, but he will not be beneficial to his brother
or others. By virtue of its aspects of 9th and 11th houses
Mercury affects the income and the condition of the father
Clean your teeth with alum everyday.
2. Feed birds and donate a goat.
3. Don't live in a south facing house.
4. Distribute medicines of asthma.
in 4th House
native in the 4th house is considered fortunate, very dear
to his mother, good trader and receives favours from the
government. However mercury in this house effects the
income and health of another person adversely.
Putting on silver chain for mental peace and golden chain
for gaining wealth and property.
2. Putting kesar tilak regularly for 43 days on fore
3. Serving monkeys by offering jaggery.
in 5th house
in this house makes the native happy, wealthy and wise.
spontaneous utterances from the mouth of the native will
certainly prove true.
gives very good results if the moon or any male planet is
placed in 3rd, 5th, 9th and 11th houses, but if moon and
Jupiter are not placed in good houses mercury would
provide malefic effects.
Wear a copper coin in white thread for obtaining riches.
2. Serving cows for the happiness of wife and good luck.
3. A Gomukhi house (narrow at the front and wider at the
end) would prove highly auspicious where as
house (wider at the front and narrower at the
prove highly disastrous.
in 6th House
becomes exalted in the 6th house. The native will be
selfmade man and will receive benefits from agricultural
land, stationery, printing press and trade. Good or evil
words from his mouth will never go waste. north facing
house will give bad results. Daughter's marriage in the
north direction will make her unhappy in every way.
Burying a bottle filled with Ganga water into the
2. Putting on a silver ring in the left hand of ones wife.
3. Starting any important work in the presence of a girl
daughters, or with flowers in hand proves
in 7th House
a male horoscope, mercury in the 7th house proves highly
beneficial for others for whom the native wishes well. in
a female horoscope it produces good result. The pen of the
native wields more power then the sword. The sister of the
native's wife will prove highly helpful in every matter.
If a Moon is placed in the 1st house, overseas journey
will be advantageous. Saturn in the 3rd house will make
the wife's family very rich.
Avoid any business in partnership.
2. Avoid speculation.
3. Do not keep relationship with sister in law of spoilt
in 8th House
gives very bad results in 8th house, but if it is placed
along with a male planet it will give good effects of the
associated planet. The native lives a hard life,
victimized by diseases and during the age 32-34 his income
goes down by half. It is more harmful if some planet is
placed in the 2nd house. If Rahu is also placed in the
same house the native may have to go to jail, may have to
be hospitalized or may have to wander from place to place.
Bad results accrue if mars is also placed therein. Mercury
here causes disfavor from the government and diseases like
blood disorder, eye problem, tooth and vein troubles, as
well as big loss in business.
Get an earthen pot filled with honey and bury it in the
cremation ground or deserted area.
2. Place milk or rain water in a container on the roof of
3. Put a ring in the nose of your daughter.
in 9th House
provides very bad results in the 9th house also, because
this house belongs to Jupiter and Mercury remains inimical
to it. It causes continuous mental restlessness and
defamation of various types. If moon, Ketu and Jupiter are
placed in 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 11th houses, mercury does not
give very advantageous results.
Avoid the use of green color.
2. Get yours nose pricked.
3. Offer mushroom filled in an earthen pot to a religious
4. Do not accept any tabeez from any sadhoo or faqir.
in 10th House
in the 10th house provides favor from the government.
Gives good sources of livelihood. he manages to get his
work done in every way. The business of such a native
flourishes in a shermukhi house, but residency in such a
house gives very bad result and can be disastrous.
Consumption of eggs, meat and liquor are strictly
2. Offer rice and milk in religious places.
in 11th House
in this house gives bad results, because of enemity to
Jupiter. At the age of 34 the native undertakes works of
extreme foolishness. here mercury causes loss of wealth,
loss of mental peace and loss of reputation. Even hard
work is not awarded. however the children of native will
be well educated and get married in very rich and noble
Wear copper coin in neck in a white thread or silver
2. Do not keep a widowed sister or father's sister in your
3. Avoid green color and emerald.
4. Do not accept any Tabeez from a sadhoo or faqir.
in 12th House
here destroys night's sleep of the native and causes
troubles of many sorts. He loses peace of mind and very
often suffers from headache. he has a long life but
suffers from mercury, although, however, if mercury is
accompanied by Saturn in this house very good results
follow. Saturn along with sun and Mercury in 12th house
also gives good result. Daughters, sisters, father's
sister and niece will be unhappy as long as they are
living in the native's house. Such persons are generally
self praising and of irritable nature. If something right
or wrong goes into his mind, he will ensure to stick to it
in every manner. If such a native is fond of taking liquor
he will be of pretentious nature. Speculation in business
will prove harmful. Marriage in the 25th year will prove
harmful for the native's wife and father.
Throwing new empty pitcher in a river.
2. Putting on a ring of stainless steel.
3. Putting kesar tilak on face, head and visiting
places of worship.
4. Taking advice of another person before starting any new
or important work.