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Mercury (Budha) Transits Vrischika (Scorpio) to Dhanu (Sagittarius) on the 6th of January 2018

The 6th of January 2018 marks the transit of planet Mercury (Budha) from Rashi (horoscope, sun-sign) Scorpio (Vrischika) to Sagittarius (Dhanu). But what does the transit of planet Mercury from Scorpio to Sagittarius mean-signify? 

Mercury will remain in Dhanu (Sagittarius) from the 6th of January to the 28th of January 2018, i.e., for ~24 days. On the 28th it will move on to the next Rashi – Makar (Capricorn).

What is planet Mercury? Mercury is the 1st and the closest planet to the Sun in our solar system. In size, it is the smallest planet. It takes the least time to orbit around the sun, i.e., 88 Earth days. Its diameter is ~4,880 kms. Roughly 2.6 Mercury sizes make/equal the size of one Earth. 

Mercury being the closest to the Sun, it is almost ~58 million kms from the Sun; whereas the Earth is ~149 million kms. Therefore, Earth is at least 2.5 times further away from the Sun as compared to Mercury.

There have been two prominent missions to the Mercury. These are the Mariner 10 and MESSENGER. 

What are Mercury’s humanistic characteristics? Mercury called ‘Budha’ in Sanskrit/Hindi, is regarded as one of the most influential celestial bodies in relation to humans on Earth; after the Sun, the Earth’s moon. In fact, Wednesday in Sanskrit/Hindi is called ‘Budhavar’ as per the Hindu calendar, in dedication to the planet. The ‘Budha’ part of ‘Budhavar’ means the planet Mercury (as indicated in the 1st Para).

Among the earliest traces of the Mercury, it can be dated back to the Vedic texts-literature, which is 1,000s of years old. Mercury is considered the ruling planet of Mithun (Gemini). 

Mercury in human behavior-attributes-traits relates to the adaptability, urge to learn-explore, the mind, communicate, thought process, reasoning, research, education, mathematics, memory etc. It is believed that natives with stronger positioned Mercury in their Janam Kundali (Natal/Birth Chart) are suitable for professions like Authors, Educators, Academicians, Professors, Astrologers, Astronomers, Editors, Trade-Merchandise, Financial Services, Media, Reporter, Journalists, Foreign Languages etc. 

Transit basically means to bring or reduce affect-impact of the planet in the Rashi (zodiac-sun sign) in a particular time-period. Many predictions are based on this aspect. The transit – planet positioning can mean both, positive and negative, in that time-period of influence.

The Mantra for ‘Budha’ Lord Mercury is ‘Om Braam Briim Braum Sah Budhaaya Namaha’. It should be chanted a 108 times in concentration in mind or verbally. It is to basically satisfy, pacify and appease the planet for favorability.

Sagittarius natives in this period should be cautious-alert-conscious about not being too proud about their knowledge/know-how, be careful in journeys-travel, avoid ego confrontations etc. In astrological terms, for cures, remedies and ‘Upay’ – it may be advisable to light camphor lamp (like Kapoor, Diya) every Wednesday, for favorability. Scientifically, it is said to reduce stress, keep indoor ambience good, spreads positivity, has healing factors, supports skincare,  reduces irritability, keeps insects-mosquitoes away etc.

For in-depth consultancy on Janam Kundali, meaning of planets in your Houses, cures, remedies and ‘Upays’, you can reach us at +91 – 124 – 6774667, or can e-mail us at info@yesicanchange.com. You may want to have a face-to-face remedial consultancy with renowned Astro-Scientist Gurudev GD Vashist Ji at 507, Udyog Vihar, Phase – 3, Gurgaon, India

Date Published : 06 Jan 2018
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