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Skin Diseases and Mercury

By Kshitij Sharma, December 9, 2016

Our solar system consists of nine planets. Out of these 7 planets are considered in Astrology. According to Vedic Astrology, these seven planets represent parts of our bodies. Mercury is the ruler or significator of our skin. Strong Mercury in a chart represents vibrant skin. Afflicted Mercury in the chart represents diseases related to the skin, whereas a glowing and healthy skin is the sign of strong mercury.

Author: Nitin Kashyap

In this article, we are looking at how skin diseases are governed by Mercury and its various afflictions. Natural malefic planets Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Sun affect Mercury in different ways. Rahu indicates problem with diagnosis of the diseases, Saturn is dry planet and Mars and Sun cause fiery diseases, which can cause wounds or festers to appear over various parts of the body. While Mercury represents skin, the afflicted house and sign will determine which part of the body and its skin will be affected, e.g., for face, 1st house will be involved, etc.

According to Wikipedia around 3.5 % of world population is suffering from this disease. The root cause of this disease is still unclear. Its symptoms can hence be linked with Rahu. We have seen many cases where the Rahu-Mercury combination can give such problems. Mercury Rahu combination in a particular house signifies problem in the body part owned by the house. For example, if t this combination lies in 3rd house, then arms could suffer from Eczema.

Donate blankets to the needy ones and wear Emerald can improve the condition.

Often misunderstood by people that dandruff is a hairy issue. But it is related to skin. Dandruff is quite a common problem faced by around 50% of the planet. Dry skin is the most common reason for this problem. Dandruff is an on and off issue. In winters, it’s become extreme. Saturn is a dry planet (शुष्क ग्रह). So, role of Saturn influence over mercury is quite necessary for dandruff. It’s a scalp disorder so, Aries sign must also be affected by a Saturn Mercury combination.

Donate sesame and groundnut.

According to Ayurveda reason for having pimples is due toexcess of Pitta (पित्त). Influence of strong Sun and Mars over ascendant and Mercury could be one of the astrological reasons for it. Although it appears to be a small issue, but recent researches reveal that in some patients the agony of acne may result in depression. This should be recognized and managed.

Donate wheat and jaggery every week. Avoid spicy eatables.

This is also a problem of diagnosis. Around 2% to 4% of world population is suffering from this mysterious disease. Till date, primary root cause of this disease is unknown. Because of sudden outbreak or visibility, it make a great negative impact on the mental level of the native. Relation of Mercury with Rahu-Ketu axis is a major astrological factor for it.

Feeding birds and by providing medicines to the needy patients are the two very effective remedies.

There are lots of other skin disease too. Covering all those disease in just one article is quite difficult.Apart from above prescribed remedies, one sure shot remedy for any kind of skin disease is the Emerald. Emerald is the natural gemstone of Mercury. So, by wearing this green stone one can boost up the traits of aforesaid planet. And ultimately achieve unblemished and glowing skin.

A good quality emerald might be out of the budget for a large section of society. For them Peridot and Green onyx are very options. On the recommendation of a competent Astrologer one should wear Emerald for skin related issues.


  • Comment by Varun Sridhar on December 17, 2016 at 11:29 am

    The treatise on Mercury & its effect on Skin is very written. For Simha Rasi 2nd & 11th lord Budha is in 5th Dhanu along with Lagna Lord SUN, Budha, 3rd & 10th lord SUKRA; 4th & 9th lord MARS (Born 01-01-1994; Kalyan; 10.45 PM) Simha Rasi; Simha Lagna. ie. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th house lords together in 5th house; similarly 9, 10, 11 (Mars, Sukra & Budha) together in 5th house. Has all skin problems like dandruff, sporiasis of back, keloids spores black patch rashes on both legs top to bottom one after other. Also he failed miserably M.Com 3 attempts in last 2 years, 2 attempts for C.A. and is depressed, shattered & gloomy. What is the use of Simha Lagna & Simha Rasi then spoiled by Guru in 5th & 8th lord in 3rd house in Parivartana yoga with Sukra in 5 Dhanu Rasi, Sani in Kendra in own house 7th Kumbh Sasa Maha Yoga). Can Emerald relieve skin problems, frequent back bone and head splitting pains.

  • Comment by jay on December 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    My magna is Leo and i am suffering with dandruff and dry skin nearly 35 years. This is my astrological information 4th house Rahu, 7th house Jupiter, ninth house Venus, 10th house ketu and sun, eleventh house mercury saturn and mars, 12th house moon. Can anybody tells remedies for dry skin and massive dandruff. Thanks.

  • Comment by Sukhpreet singh on March 29, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Born on 25 Dec 1976
    Tyming 11:35 morning
    Which gem stone sutes to
    According to my zodiac sign
    Please my janam kundali and send it to my e mail

  • Comment by Shalu on June 29, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Can u suggest any remedy for leucoderma

  • Comment by Rajkumar jana on August 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I born -29/07/1995.I am suffering v acne,pimple. Please help me why create it& its situation.

  • Comment by Niranjana on September 24, 2017 at 3:18 am

    I born on 15/12/1990 6 am. I have tinea for 3 years. Can u please tell me remedy for that

  • Comment by Noopur on October 2, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    My daughter is suffering from boils last two years… Pls help me…

  • Comment by navdeep sandhu on November 15, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    I had warts on face now i had flat moles are on my skin

  • Comment by navdeep sandhu on November 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    My date of birth is 6 jan 1993
    Timing -10:5 pm

  • Comment by mamta on December 7, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    My DOB is 24 july 1990 , timing is 12:40 am, place of birth is delhi. I m suffering from white heads problems.

  • Comment by kumar on February 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    three points are considered highly charged with negative lords or dusthanas, 6, 12, 8
    6th house gives deiseaces
    12 th house loss and expenditure
    8 th house death like situations or dead line where no life or new beginings.

    if planet mercury is afflicted due to the connection with any of these houses then the results are worst

  • Comment by Pooja on August 7, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Nakshatra & skin disease any connection?
    Cosmetic types & planets any connection? Can green glass bangles cause skin disease?

  • Comment by Bula Guha on August 22, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Skin problems too much from childhood it is genetic disorder pls tell me remedy

  • Comment by Deepamanju on November 24, 2018 at 9:26 am

    My mother is having psoriasis , her name is mannu,wat Shud be done to the cure this problem,reply sir

  • Comment by Anushka Sharma on May 19, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Hi sir. I am a 19 year old suffering from shoulder and back acne since 6-7 years.
    I was born on 11:25 am 30 Jan 2000, Sunday. I am an Aquarian. I need to cure this disease as it has been a very long time and I am very troubled by it. Please help me with a cure!! Hope you respond soon!

  • Comment by Anuj on February 15, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Sir meri kundli mai Jupiter kya badhkesh honge ?
    Chhatarpur mph
    Time 1:35 am
    Muje skin problem bahut ho rhi hai and 2014 mai major heart attack

  • Comment by Rubiya Banu on April 7, 2020 at 1:54 am

    Hi sir . This is rubiya Banu from Mysuru Karnataka India. I have skin problems. What should I give poor people ,any remedy please let me know. Ok my details rubiya Banu, date of birth 11/10/1980, Time of birth 7:5am, place of birth Mysore Karnataka India., Ok please help me how to cure,

  • Comment by Kiran on June 20, 2020 at 12:12 am

    My son is suffering from chronic atopic dermatitis.can you suggest some thing.i hvae shown to all doctors. Dob 1.10.2009 time 22.38 place Bhopal

  • Comment by Rohit Gandhi on November 18, 2020 at 3:55 am

    Dear sir,
    My friend daughter suffer vitiligo ( white skin ) some patches on face and hand
    Dob 24 th april 2004
    Time 16.35 pm
    Give remedies

  • Comment by Shaveta on June 5, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    One of my friend suffering from vitiligo on side neck and hand please tell some remedies
    DOB 28/02/1994
    Time :07:09 pm

  • Comment by Portia on October 12, 2022 at 4:28 am

    I was born on 07/August/2001
    I have been having Ance issues on my face.
    Please Help Me.

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