Significations of Budha (Mercury)

Externally, Mercury represents people that communicate a lot, are mediators, translators, messengers, or are involved in any form transfer or transmission of information. Mercury also signifies playful and funny people, people that joke or play with words, people that imitate others, adults that are child-like excited or curious.

Physically, Mercury represents the parts of the body that are involved in internal and external communication: the nervous system (internal), the mouth, lips, and hands (external). Mercury also signifies the skin, as it functions as an exchange organ with the outside world.

Internally, Mercury represents the intellectual mind, logic, discrimination, ability to use language and symbols, communication skills, short term memory, adaptability, and a sense of humor.

Qualities signified by Mercury: are quick, adaptable, witty, funny, boyish.

Determining what objects are signified by Mercury: Whatever part is responsible for communication, quick transfer of information, providing the infrastructure of the system, allowing contrasting parts to work together.

Rank : Maha Vishnu
Color : Green
Bhoota : Earth
Caste : Vaishya
Nature : Rajasik
Description : Attractive physique, capacity to use words with many meanings. Fond of jokes, mix of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Dhatu : Skin
Abode : Sports ground
Time Period : Ritu (season, approx 2 months)
Taste : Mixed
Strong Direction : East
Trees : Fruitless trees
Clothes : Black silk
Season : Sharad
Substance : Jeeva

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