Things you need to know about Mercury!

Wit and intellect are both represented by Planet Mercury. As the ruling planet of Gemini and Virgo zodiac signs, Mercury impacts our reasoning and conveying abilities. The way we talk and act in a given circumstance and how our mind handles it decides how solid impact the planet has laid on us. As the planet offers us with a sharp mind, we begin to think mentally and things influence us profoundly.

Strong Mercury

A strong Mercury gives to us solid PR aptitudes. A local with a benefic mercury in their outline will have amazing relational abilities. They’ll have mind and astuteness; their knowledge would sparkle brilliantly with each activity and words they express.

Troubles with weak Mercury

A weak Mercury may flip around the greater part of this. Skin related ailments or contaminations will be a normal undertaking. Issues in mingling and conveying would influence the connections. With no legitimate thinking, you should depend on others to settle on choices for you.

There are many remedies available to strengthen the state of mercury in a birth chart. To state few-

  1. Native with weak mercury should feed cow with green vegetables, especially if native’s lagna lord is Mercury and is weak or afflicted in the chart.
  2. Native should consume green and leafy vegetables more often.
  3. Chanting Mantra ‘Om Bum Buddhaye Namah’ for 11 or 21 times everyday will be beneficial.
  4. Praying to Maa Durga will also prove to be beneficial for the one having weak mercury and is currently undergoing a period of planet mercury.
  5. Wearing emerald also helps, but only at the recommendation of an astrologer, since he will know whether wearing an emerald will turn out to be good for you or not.

However it is always recommended to consult an astrologer before you adopt to perform any of the remedies for any planet. For consultation and information please visit, for queries please write to

How to improve the strength of weak Venus in your birth chart?

Venus is a constructive planet that represents beauty, romance, feeling of love, pleasure, creativity, arts, music, dance, other creative talents and leisure activities. Venus does not like dominance or command and that’s why it represents those matters that may not affect our life or survival capacities in a direct tone but certainly influences life in a beautiful way.

Venus in itself is a beautiful mind that inspires people to live life in an organised and fine looking way. When it goes weak in an individual’s horoscope, native can follow few directives to make it strong-

  • Start dressing up nicely and follow hygiene. Remember Venus is beauty that insists on living a life in an organised and attractive way. So you got to look well both in and out, such as taking bath everyday, following good hygiene, dressing up properly. These are few things that will help you to become better from venus’ perspective.
  • Organise your home– One of the possible ways to make your Venus strong is by organising your place where you live. People having spare money can decorate their place in a fine looking manner, for those who have limitation can organise their place by keeping it clean and organised. A clean and an organised place attracts a lot of vibrance and positive vibes and is considered beautiful in its own way.
  • Avoid getting into clashes and criticism. These are strictly not the traits that Venus supports or represents, so try to work on your mental proposition as well and try to exhibit a good behavior. Have you ever seen an artist getting into fights, arguments or conflicts often? No, right? Since they are all diving in the pool of Venus qualities. We are human beings and sometimes becoming a part of conflicts and clashes is natural, however if it keeps happening continuously one may lose his inner beauty and his mind might end up becoming a troublesome. Try to strengthen your aura and learn to remain positive.
  • Learn some creative thing- Break the monotony and engage yourself in some creative task that helps you to bring out your creative instincts. This way your thoughts process will start improving and qualities of Venus will make a way in your life.

Predicting Death Through Astrology

Death becomes a very questionable and debatable subject when it comes to predicting the one. As per my understanding, an astrologer can only predict the possible periods of death, where he sees the fall of health or sudden harmful events. Refer to the points below to understand the state and possibility of death period-

  1. Period of Marakesh- Period of Marakesh sometimes results in death, however it will be very wrong to conclude the period of Marakesh as the one causing death. Marakesh period often results in offering mental, physical or financial issues. Death is one of the possibilities during Marakesh. All apsects need to be considered before predicting any related possibility.
  2. Transits of malefic through 6,8,12 house.
  3. Transits of evil planet in lagna in unfavorable aspects.
  4. Period of a planet creating shadashtak yoga in birth chart can sometimes lead to death or death like situations in life.
  5. Period of 2nd lord in 12th lord (Antardasha of 2nd lord in 12th lord’s Mahadasha)– This often has been observed as a period full of health issues that can question one’s life.
  6. Presence of Balarishta yoga and other Arishta yoga can question one’s life. So an astrologer should check the period of planets creating such yoga in birth chart.
  7. When one has to observe the day of someone’s death, (which I personally don’t feel one should do), one should check all the dashas of days nearing. This will include Mahadasha, Antardasha, Pratyantardasha and Sookshma Dasha. Every minor dasha is capable of giving you an idea of the minor and major possibility of death like situations.
  8. I am not truly in support of predicting death events. Few things should stay under the wrap and death in astrology is one of those subjects, that I still find too sensitive and unpredictable.

Strong Moon – Happy Me | Weak Moon – Sad Me

The position of moon in birth chart can help native to analyse and understand his mental and emotional composition along with indicating signs of depression and anxiety, if any.

Moon represents mind and rules our emotions. To understand better I will give you an example. As a kid, when most of us used to come home, first thing we wanted to do was to see our mother. And a kid would get fussy, if he found out that his mother was not present at home. Why ?? Because as a child, after long and tough day at school we immediately wanted our mental and emotional need to be taken care of in the form of greetings and love from mother , and which nobody else can take care better than a mother. Now, let’s suppose, your mother has not been sharing a good relation with you and somewhat you could not depend on her for your emotional needs in the early childhood. If that would have happened, you certainly would have felt emotionally lost and imbalanced. So when moon becomes weak, it naturally indicates some struggle with your emotional requirements and people are prone to feel upset and sad more often.

Those born in Shukla paksha are considered to have better emotional and mental strength than Krishna Paksha, however just claiming the strength of a planet on the basis of tithi, will not offer accuracy in results. Strong moon and an unafflicted moon gives a good mental composition. Person will naturally be enthusiastic and stay happy and relaxed. Wherein when moon becomes weak and is afflicted, it can result in a weak thought process, offering native sadness and tendency to become upset and negative more often in situations. So first check the state of moon and 4th house lord. Since 4th house represents our peace of mind and general happiness.

Secondly, check the status of sun in the chart. Sun when weakly placed, for example when sun is debilitated in lagna, it is considered to be offering state of sadness and fearfulness to native,when he comes across some difficult situation in life. And I have verified this opinion amd rule quite often while performing readings. Sun represents soul and is a significator of energy and a vision in native. So even when sun gets afflicted or is weakly positioned,it can result in offering a state of sadness or a weak mental stature.

Status of Venus needs to be considered, while concluding results about native’s mental and emotional composition. Venus is a constructive planet and when it is well placed native does not really stick to state of sadness for a long. They alway look for a way out and get busy with something that works like a mental stimulation for them. Venus however when becomes lagna lord and is placed in the 7th house, it makes native ‘shokakul’, means native can feel sad about one or the other thing in life.

There are no yogas for depression, there are yogas that indicate mental and emotional suffering and struggle. For example, if native’s Saturn is afflicted and is in conjunction with moon, it can make person feel sad in some or the other way, however how he reacts to situations, will depend on his personal development and outlook towards life. Strong lagna lord indicates good growth in native’s perspective towards life and efforts to fulfill his goal and above all ability to combat sadness. Depression is probably a state where your mind functions in a way, which is not helpful for your existence and growth. A conjunction of Rahu, Mars and Saturn in the twelfth house can offer state of deep stress and a destructive thoughts process. But even in this situation if lagna or lagna lord becomes strong, native might get addicted to sadness in some definite periods of life but he will overcome the complexities of life gradually.

Lagna – The most important house in our birth chart!

Every house in the birth chart is unique and carries its own significance, elaborating the scope of different spaces that influence and facilitate our existence. Among all the houses, Lagna, which is the first house in birth chart reflects utmost importance. Your mind, your thoughts, your approach and your vision are the most important aspects when it comes to making choices in life and making efforts to fulfill the same. Our lagna defines us and so lagna seems to be one of the most important houses in birth chart.

A story can explain it well-

There were two scholars, let’s name them Rob and Jule. Rob got admission in one of the best schools and was facilitated well by all the sources that could help him to acquire good academic education. Jule was bright but could not make to the best school, as he could not afford it. Rob was a good student and was taking tution class from a very qualified teacher, who made things easy for him to prosper in studies. Jule was equally good, but again could not afford such an expensive tutor and so he opted to take just a basic tution to attain clarity in the subject. But here it was more like Jule had to struggle to understand concepts on his own, since the tutor was not that well versed. Rob used to secure usually well in the beginning, and Jule was performing above average and not upto his expectation. Realising this, Jule started giving more time to self study system and worked hard to research back and clear concepts in his head. Gradually Jule’s scores started improving a lot, for which his teachers appreciated him.

Rob was doing well, but one fine day his tutor conveyed that he won’t be able to continue teaching him, since he made to some other full time job. Rob kept doing well for few days, but slowly his scores begin to drop as he lacked motivation, which he naturally felt while studying under his former tutor. He got a new tutor, but his style of teaching was different and so Rob was struggling to focus in his session. Jule had already learned to struggle with a tutor, who was not so good with his style of teaching and concepts, so Jule kept on working way too hard on his own and tried putting enormous amount of efforts to score well. Jule was technically not dependent on anyone’s guidance anymore and was able to grasp things faster.

With Rob things became different since he changed couple of tutors and became demotivated, because no one could teach like his former tutor. Also Rob missed the friendship and the level of comfort that he shared with his tutor. Since Rob was more prone to look for guidance even in the normal course of study forms, he found it hard to operate independently. Sadly for a year he could not come across a very good tutor (as per as his expectation) and he ended up performing average. Whereas Jule was growing each day, learning well and one day he outperformed the highest scorer in his standard. He also emerged as very confident and a self motivated scholar. So to explain the significance of other houses, Rob’s story looks more relevant and to explain the significance of good lagna and lagna lord Jule’s story fits in .

Why do we need favor from Jupiter as per astrology?

  • Jupiter represents wisdom
  • Jupiter represents knowledge
  • Jupiter represents stable mind
  • Jupiter represents optimism
  • Jupiter represents personal happiness
  • Jupiter represents good thoughts
  • Jupiter is religious in nature
  • Jupiter encourages faith in divine
  • Jupiter discourages bad deeds and false thoughts
  • Jupiter offers good husband and ensures happiness in marriage

In short Jupiter represents abundance and peace in life, and is considered to be the most positive reflection of our cosmic space. Jupiter is ruled by lord Vishnu, who among the trio Bramha, Vishnu, Mahesh is known for managing the earthly affairs. Narayana seems to represent wisdom, stable mind and right path.

Chanting Mantra “Om Namoh Narayanaya” helps to strengthen the position of Jupiter.

What happens when Mars is placed in the first house?

Mars represents our ambition, energy, action and desire. It rules our basic instincts of aggression, anger and survival. There is often no contemplation before action when it comes to this primal energy. All our sexual desires come under Mars. This is the raw physical energy as opposed to the creative energy of the sun. With good Mars placement we are assertive, directed and forthright with bad placement we an be impulsive,rash and aggressive. In your chart, Mars shows your basic animal nature, how you express anger and what gets you angry and more importantly what makes you act.

Mars in Ascendant

The placement of Mars in your natal Ascendant creates a tense and volatile personality. This may be seen in yourself or projected onto your outside environment and people close to you. You like competition and challenging situations, you tend to attract people who will oppose your ideas or opinions. Your self image is distorted and too much worth is put on outside interactions, especially with one on one partnerships. Compromise and co-operation are key themes that need learning with this position, you tend to argue first and ask questions later, and this can make you hard to get along with at times. While you may see compromise as something for the weak, it actually takes great strength of character to meet others halfway. It is often the case that we experience the difficulties of an opposition aspect through the behavior of other people, or actually seek that quality in another. This is particularly true here, since an opposition to the Ascendant places Mars on the 7th house cusp, the house of relationships. Hence, you may often attract people who express the qualities described above, who challenge you in some way, forcing you to stand up for yourself and develop your qualities of independence and self determination.

Krishna and the Star System!

Lord Krishna was an Avatar, which means a special highly evolved soul, which descended on this Earth to accomplish tasks related to reestablishment of human values and to curb the negative forces. In case of an Avatar the time selection becomes more important due to importance of various tasks.

Krishna was born with both his ascendant and the natal Moon falling in the Rohini Nakshatra. The main deity of Rohini Nakshatra is Lord Brahma the creator. So for all affairs of this Earth this nakshatra becomes most important. In order for Krishna to take help of the Mayavik (delusive) force on Earth in order to accomplish many difficult tasks his birth in this Nakshatra was necessary.

This Nakshatra gave Lord Krishna a special charisma for mesmerizing those who would not listen to him otherwise.

Rohini Nakshatra gave focus and great perseverance in order to accomplish difficult tasks such as killing the ruler Kansa and many other demons.

Lord Krishna was born in Rohini nakshatra.
It was due to Rohini nakshatra that Lord Krishna’s life was a presentation of esoteric romance in order to lure the wayward human souls back to the divine realms. Planet Moon and Venus connected with the star were responsible for Lord Krishna’s extremely attractive and sweet personality with polite mannerism. Rohini Nakshatra is a Rajsik Nakshatra so it gave lord Krishna an action oriented personality, yet due to his divine origin he remained pure as a lotus in a pond of dirty water.

Listen What Mercury Has Got To Say!

The Mercury in Hindu Mythology

Mercury is the son of the Moon. Moon conquered the three worlds and performed the Rajsu yagna, the sacrifice which gives lordship. Many gods and goddesses served him; having achieved this glory he became arrogant. The Moon was the chief disciple of Jupiter, the guru of the celestial, and was also the favorite of Tara, Jupiter’s wife, who was attracted to him by his character and beauty.

Once when Jupiter was away Tara and Moon eloped. Jupiter returned home, found his wife gone, soon discovered her whereabouts, and several times sent messages to the Moon requesting his wife’s return. The Moon, however, repeatedly refused to comply with these requests, maintaining that Tara had accompanied him of her own accord and would leave only when she was satiated with him. These replies so infuriated Jupiter that he communicated them to his disciple Indra, the chief of gods who sent an ultimatum to the Moon.

When Moon refused to yield again, Indra began a war. Venus and the asuras (demonic celestial) took the side of Moon in this war, because of the ongoing enmity between Jupiter and Venus, while Lord Shiva, took the side of the devas. The war dragged on so long that the Great Rishis began to fear that the end of the world was near. Brahma asked Moon to return Tara. This the Moon did, but he returned her pregnant.

When Jupiter learned of this he was furious, and asked her for abortion. Tara had to do that but the baby which was a boy survived and he was radiant like gold. Seeing the child’s splendor both Jupiter and Moon hankered after him, and both claimed paternity, demanding that Tara declare the true father’s name. Tara was too embarrassed to speak. Finally, when Brahma questioned her in private she admitted that the Moon was the father of that wonderful child, who was the planet Mercury.

Positive key words for Mercury: Brilliance, Alertness, Articulateness, Versatility & Dexterity. 
Negative key words for Mercury: Skepticism, Nosiness, Indecision, Criticalness & Restlessness.

Body parts, function and diseases governed by Mercury
Mercury rules the nervous system, and as such its placement in a natal chart indicates all mental and nerve related problems nervousness, tension and the inability to relax. The messenger of the gods, it is also the messenger of the nervous system, relaying split second commands throughout the body. Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, all the diseases governed by these two signs are automatically governed by Mercury. It rules all the tubing in the body, the channels through which blood, hormones, enzymes and oxygen move. Mercury partially rule the hormones dispensed by the glands in the body. Mercury is involved with the splitting up action and the pancreatic breakdown of sugar into glucose the amount of hydrochloric acid (HCL) in the stomach. This malfunction causes all digestion related problems such as colitis, flatulence, heartburn, diarrhea etc. Mercury is also closely associated with the thyroid, along with its co ruler Taurus. Mercury also rules the Thiamine or vitamin B-1.

Professions governed by Mercury
Mercury is a planet of communication, reasoning, knowledge, travelling, education and all business especially trading related, it thus governs all profession related to these. Any profession or employment that requires or is related to memory, intellect, writing, communication, travelling and trade and commerce is governed by Mercury. It governs profession and career related to any kind of publicity, advertising, propaganda services, telegraph, telephone, astrologers, clerks, accountants, auditors, translators, mathematician, brokers, teachers, lecturers, authors, journalists, editors, writers, interpreters, secretaries, messengers, post office personnel, salesmen, publishers, printers, drivers of bus, cabs and trains etc.

It is a neutral planet and therefore, changes according to its placement in sign and house. Being nearest to Sun, mercury is restless and this makes is quick changing and fickle. It has adverse effects when conjuncts with Mars and make the person nervous and insecure. It rules education, writers, businessman, intestines, lungs and nervous system.

This is a planet of logic and therefore, possessing a powerful Mercury indicates good reasoning ability and grasping power. Though both Jupiter and Mercury represent the human intelligence, Mercury indicates somewhat immature side of intelligence, compared to mature one of Jupiter. It is a dual-natured planet and owns the dual natured signs, Virgo and Gemini. It rules all means of communication and inter-mediation. Since it is a planet of scientific inquiry, all kinds of scientific researches are also governed by Mercury. Besides it also indicates professions like brokers, dealers etc. It rules means of communication, therefore telephone and telegraphs, e-mail, courier and post etc. are governed by Mercury.

Sun & Saturn Conjunction

Sun-Saturn, particularly in a conjunction, square or opposition aspect, can have some difficulty seeing around the bend, or feeling like you have enough flexibility to make the turn. You may have the sensation of some external pressure on you, and with Saturn it’s often in the form of some authority (boss, government, time pressure).

There is an element of illusion to this, or perhaps a point of exaggeration. I am not saying that your situation is not real, but I am saying that it may feel worse than it is, and since feeling is what we humans register first, I just want to keep that up front. Yes you have to focus on keeping time, and being on time, but time is a space to work within, rather than a thing that is merely closing in.

In the best case scenario, indeed, no matter what, the message of Sun-Saturn is get it done. Get done whatever you feel you need to get done. The Sun late in a sign is urging completion and closure; Sun-Saturn, challenging though it may be, is offering you some strength, a structure to work in, and an island somewhere accessible on the emotional sea.

Given the whole gestalt, there are two things to keep an eye on. One is motivation. You must keep yourself motivated, preferably by something other than fear. It might be the future reward of having a clear desk and a clear mind.

The other is that you must be your own boss. You are the one who must be accountable to yourself, and by extension, either accountable to others or having no need to be so. The essence of the Saturn principle is take over your life. Stand up in your own skeleton. When someone manifests as a shadow-parent, end the discussion politely and take over that responsibility. It’s not about them — it’s about you.