Mercury is the planet that revolves around the Sun in about 88 days and is the nearest planet to the Sun, being about 36 million miles of distance. It is otherwise called the winged messenger of the Gods and does the work of another to which it is in close contact aspect, or of the lord of the house where it is posited, hence called as a mutable planet in astrological science.
It represents God “kesava” of the Hindus, in other words protective agency and it presides over poetry, grammar, discussions, Veda, skills and cleverness in all learning. Its chief domain is over the mind, memory, intellect, intelligence, perception, knowledge, genius, thoughts, commerce and education. It gives the person ready wit, an easy acquisition of and command over many languages. Its color is grayish or pale blue (green according to Kalidas), ashy or yellow.
Mercury will pass by Saturn at 23on November 23 and will enter Sagittarius for a prolonged stay from November 28, 2016 to February 2, 2017. This is due to Mercury retrograde period from December 19 to January 7.
One of the most exciting aspects of this unique transit is it is creating a Parivartan Yoga (exchange of signs) with Jupiter Sagittarius. Jupiter a ruler of Sagittarius and its present position in Virgo will create a tight position with Mercury. Both planets will boost and will be a productive period for the significance of both Mercury and Jupiter: where there will be heavy overlapping in the Teacher-Student realm. This is an excellent time for study, students and professions related to education will boost up.
Support the holiday season of December and New Year
This exchange will also support the holiday season of December and New Year 2017. Positivity and sense of humor will prevail along the atmosphere. Due to this transit of Mercury, there may be tits and tats for the 12 ascendants.
Mercury will transit in your 9th house of your horoscope. This will give the ability to receive higher education and the usage of bombastic words and high style. You will incline towards the spiritual studies. Many higher thoughts subjects will be a priority. Your hidden passion dancing and drumming will be at high peak.
Mercury will be in your 8th house. There can be minor troubles for money in your family life. Some people may suffer nervous breakdown, so try to have a positive and a balanced approach towards life. Remove negative thoughts from your life during this period.
Mercury will occupy your 7th house. Gains or losses, usually the latter mental anxieties by this transition. Some troubles in married life. Much petty opposition is foreseen. If you are single, marriage through correspondence may happen during this period. You will have an ability to grasp things at first sight during this period.
Mercury in your 6th house. There can be issues regarding health. Mental anxieties and worries may grip your life during this period. Disputes with relatives and there may be petty worries through servants. Stomach problems and dyspepsia is indicated.
Mercury posited in the 5th house during this transition. There can be pleasure and operas. You can win a game and competence in the same will be developed. There can be too much attachment for children but changeable nature in matters of affection, so beware in maintaining a balance in your family life especially with the children.
Mercury will transit in your 4th house. It may not be entirely favourable for domestic affairs, as it denotes many changes of residence and worries, but success depends on the signs and the convertible planets in the birth chart. If strong placement of Mercury in your birth chart then will bestow much skill and proficiency in some art – Success in education
Mercury will be placed in your 3rd house. This is its own house in the horoscope because of Gemini, ruled by Mercury, rules the third house. It increases mental clarity. There can be many journeys and students may become proficient in sciences and other branches of learning.
Mercury will transit in your 2nd house. There may be gain through correspondence, agencies, industries paper money, trade and advertisement. However, if it is afflicted in your birth chart then it gives loss through theft or fraud.
Mercury will be in your 1st house i.e. your ascendant. By being angular, it gives ability for oratory or mastering many languages. There will be a sudden rise in the mental ability and argumentative nature. There will be a rise in the business ability you will be highly active during this transit.
Mercury will occupy your 12th house. It indicates a lack of powers of penetration into details. You may develop a taste of occultism. Lethargy will dominate life so please beware of wasting your time and energy. Focus on your work both in a profession and in personal front.
Mercury will transit in your 11th house of the horoscope indicating successful and lucrative friendship with literary people. Gain through trade and commerce. There is a success for students those who are preparing competitive examinations.
Mercury will transit in your 10th house. A very favorable position, fluency of speech and memory, good timely wit and humour are foreseen for Pisceans. There may be a success in literature, science or oratory and trade. You will have an excellent command of language during this transition.
If afflicted in the birth chart, liability for prosecution, or suffering through false reports or scandals. However, the transitions of planets have its effects on the specific house. The complete analysis of the transition also depends on the position of Mercury on the horoscope at the time of birth. Virgo and Gemini signs are ruled by Mercury, so it is essential to cross check the impact of other planets on the Mercury sign.
Other important aspect is the major and minor periods of planets, which you are passing by because the planetary periods also gives result according to the benefic, and the malefic planets. Therefore, a proper consultation from an expert astrologer is essential for knowing the various impacts on all the 12 houses of the birth chart during this transition.