Periodic transits of the Sun, the moon and the planets from one sign to another bring about certain changes. Sometimes the effects-meanings are positive, sometimes neutral or negligible change and at times malefic-malicious, in a native’s life aspects.
The planet Mercury transits from Cancer to Leo on the 2nd of September 2018. Mercury will stay in Leo until the 19th of September, i.e., for about 17 days. Mercury stays in each of the twelve signs from 15 to 60 days, depending on the motion, phase, speed etc. The following Mercury transit dates in the remainder 2018 are the 19th of September, 6th of October, 26th of October.
Mercury is the 1st and the closest-innermost planet from the Sun, in our solar system. Mercury is the smallest planet. It is about two-fifths the size of Earth and much smaller than the Earth’s moon. Mercury takes about 88 Earth days to make one revolution around the Sun. Mercury is the fastest moving planet around the Sun. Through the telescope, the surface of Mercury looks quite like that of the Earth’s moon and dark grey in color.
Mercury relates to a native’s intelligence, mind, brain, communication skills, mental and analytical ability, aptitude to learn-grasp etc. Lord Budha is related to Mercury. In Roman, Mercury is regarded as the Messenger of God.
Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo. Mercury rules Houses the Third and the Sixth. Mercury is friends with the Sun and Venus. It is neutral with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. It is opponent-enemies with the Earth’s moon. In Astrology, the color associated with Mercury is green. Green emerald is the gemstone for Mercury. Four Mukhi (faced) Rudraksha is for Mercury and also associated with Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, arts, wisdom, intelligence, music etc.
Wednesdays are dedicated to Mercury. Wednesday is called Budhvaar in Hindi, Mercurii in Latin, Miercoles in Spanish, Suiyabi in Japanese, al’arbiea in Arabic, Mercredi in French etc.
A Mantra for Mercury is—
Om Braam Breem Braum Sah Budhaaya Namah
ऊँ ब्रां ब्रीं ब्रौं सः बुधाय नमः