Mercury is the heir apparent of the planetary cabinet. Mercury is witty and takes upon him the nature of the planet associated. He is RAJSIK, earthy and VAISHYA by caste.
The symbol of mercury is a cross hanging down from the circle and a crest on the circle. The crest suggests the immortality of the divine circle. The hanging cross represents the diverse ways of spending the energy.
Mercury's eyes are reddish and broad. He speaks sweetly. His complexion is of green grass. He has strong skin. He is an extremely RAJSIK planet. He is clear in his speech and is pure. He has a mixture of the three humors, i.e. phlegm, bile and wind. He remains delighted and has moderate beauty. He is skillful and sinewy. He is agreeable to all in dressing and speech and wears green robes.
Karaka of: According to Indian Vedic astrology, Mercury is concerned karaka planet of all branches of learning, trades, friend’s, speech, HEMANT season, maternal uncle & aunt, communication, telecom, computers, psychology, nervous system, trade or business and astrology.
When Mercury is Strong in Horoscope
if, Mercury is in sign of exaltation or it is occupied over the angle or trine, in all situations mercury is fully able to bestow Good intellect, good and sharp memory, knowledge, education, power of speech and writing, ability of edit and teach, painting, sculptor, command over many languages, philosophical, mathematics, accountancy, skill and cleverness, in all branches of learning.
When Mercury is Weak
If Mercury is occupied over the 6th, 8th or 12th or it is in sign of debilitation, in these all situations it will be concerned as afflicted and may bestow stammering, poor memory, diverse occupation but unfruitful results, tendency for lying, thieving, scheming, scandal and forgery.