Mercury in Vedic Astrology
Matters concerning Maternal uncle are de-noted by Mercury. So he is said to be Mathulakaraka. Intelligence, cleverness to understand quickly, ability for convincing arguments, knowledge about wonders, desire for foreign
travel, knowledge of Vedanta, education, tendency to leave things unfinished, the tendency to do so many things at the same time, multilinguist, eloquence, accountancy, auditing, advocacy etc., are attributed to Mercury. Mithuna and Kanya Rasi belong to Budha.
Benefic, when associated with benefic planets. Malefic, when associated with malefic planets. Mercury is fond if fun. He has lots of information on various topics and is intelligent. He is the Prince among the heavenly bodies. He is earthy in composition, spare, thin and green in colour, mercantile activity, public speakers, cold and nervous. He rules over commerce, churches, schools, playgrounds, parks, gambling dens, delights in damage.
The products governed by him are green gram, emerald, lead, oilseeds, edible oils, currency alloys and brass.
Other things ruled by him are mechanics, clerks, water, poetry intellect, education, authorship, maternal uncles, maternal grand fathers and paternal relatives, palatial buildings, horses, doctors and tradesman.
Parts of the body
Parts of the body ruled by him are brain, tongue, nervous system, thyroid gland, skin, neck and power of speech.
Dumbness, insanity, loss of memory, headache and skin diseases, fits, smallpox, plenty of bile, phlegm and wind in composition.
Direction : North
Sex : Eunuch