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Mercury and creativity

By Kshitij Sharma, January 28, 2008

Apologies for not being able to write any new posts for a long time. A combination of personal and professional issues did not allow me to work on the site other than performing routine maintenance. I have been going through all the comments though and this one caught my attention where the person is concerned if Mercury would affect married life in a negative way.

This is a fairly generic statement and should be understood as such. The simple answer is unless Mercury is itself afflicted (because is it most mutable planet and assumes nature of planets associated with it) and is afflicting 7th house as a cruel, malefic planet, there should not be any problems with respect to marriage.

I have also read in one of the astrology books that Mercury has absolutely no effect whatsoever, either positive or negative, on capacity to have children. Mercury governs creativity of thought. What gets created with this ability is books, literature and other forms of communication that can transcend time and affect people for generations to come. Hence this planet should not be seen in a bad light.

Please let me know if this argument makes sense.

To Ishan I would like to say that strengthening mercury would help definitely help you in your problems. Please have faith. The results may not be visible immediately but situation will improve in a longer run.


  • Comment by Gorur N. Swamy on January 29, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Dear Sir
    Thanks for the new postings after a long time. I would like you to comment on the Sade sati in your next posting.
    thanking you
    N. Swamy

  • Comment by Nirmal Walia on January 29, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Dear Kshitijji…Namaskaar…

    If Mercury in 7th House of a Horoscope, Shastra says :

    In a male horoscope, mercury in the 7th house proves highly beneficial for others for whom the native wishes well. in a female horoscope it produces good result. The pen of the native wields more power then the sword. The sister of the native’s wife will prove highly helpful in every matter. If a Moon is placed in the 1st house, overseas journey will be advantageous. Saturn in the 3rd house will make the wife’s family very rich.


    1. Avoid any business in partnership.
    2. Avoid speculation.
    3. Do not keep relationship with sister in law of
    spoilt character.

  • Comment by prabhu on January 29, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    my date of birth is 8 april 1963 time 6 pm at bangalore.I ‘am going trough bad times please advise me as i believe my sade sati is also going on.

  • Comment by S. ANAND on February 3, 2008 at 11:36 am


    Continuing with Mr. Puneet’s chart, here are some of my observations.

    Venus who is Kalatrakaraka is extraordinarily powerful by (a) exaltation (b) retrogression (c) vargottama. He is afflicted by the nodal axis as Ketu is on the 2nd degree of Aries, and Venus himself is on the last degree of Pisces; not more than 2 degrees. He is in a papakartari yoga as he is hemmed between Mars (lord of 2nd, let us ignore his 9th lordship for the moment) and Ketu-Moon.

    Rahu, while in Libra, is in Mars’s star while Mars is in Rahu’s star. Mars as 2nd lord and 9th lord is in the 12th, in an inimical sign. Virgo, the kalatrabhava in this chart is subject to many malefic influences (Mars, Saturn, Sun, Mercury) and just Jupiter’s influence which is actually a saving grace. I have considered Mercury a malefic based on his overall associations in rasi and navamsa. Mercury gets cancellation of debility as Venus is exalted in a kendra but becomes a mild malefic as he gets kendradhipatya dosha. His association with Mars and Saturn with the Moon in the navamsa chart is not welcome. This disposition of Mercury, lord of Virgo, weakens the 7th house considerably. From Moon sign, 7th lord Venus is hidden in the 12th, as becomes more malefic as he owns the 2nd and 7th. Mars gets 8th lordship. In the navamsa chart, 6th lord Sun in the 7th is a sure-fire destroyer of marital bliss. Add to it the aspect of Saturn who is associated with incendiary Mars. Rahu-Ketu get vargottama and Rahu especially afflicts the 8th.

    In navamsa, the Moon is not favorably placed in association though he is in a friendly though quadruped sign. Retrograde Saturn’s aspect on Moon in the rasi chart, also in a fire sign, in the Sun’s star, is to be noted. Afflictions to the moon is never a good sign when viewed from the standpoint of marriage. Introspection into one’s own temper and temperament will be a worthy first step.

  • Comment by Krishna on February 4, 2008 at 2:09 pm


    Thank you for the more detailed and informative analysis.

    My reasoning for considering Mercury a benefic by lordship of 4th and 7th houses is as follows. Mercury when alone or with natural benefics becomes a natural benefic and when he is with natural malefics becomes a natural malefic himself. In this particular case, Mercury is with Sun, a natural malefic and Venus, a natural benefic but is closer to Sun. Therefore, I considered Mercury to be a natural malefic and since a natural malefic who owns kendras becomes a benefic by lordship, I considered him to be a benefic.

  • Comment by Rohit on February 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    So sir please give me suggesion about what can i wear for GOOD LUCK & for FORTUNE.
    Birth Date: 09/11/1969; Time 20:10; location; Beira-Mozambique

    1st House

  • Comment by S. ANAND on February 9, 2008 at 12:09 pm


    Your first post indicates that you have no astrological knowledge yourself and that you are merely stating what an astrologer has told you about your chart. In your second post, you have some nerve to suggest to Rohit what he should do in terms of remedial measures. Of course, making a blanket statement that Shani in the first house makes a person damn (sic) lucky is preposterous. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Kindly desist from posting such rubbish. Just ask for your prediction and take a hike.

  • Comment by S. ANAND on February 9, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Venkatesh, you probably have Rahu in the 2nd house and/or Saturn in the 5th.

  • Comment by Basab on February 10, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Forgot to mention this, in Puneet’s chart Venus the significator of relationship is in Pisces a dual sign in Navamsha so that’s another connection that indicates 2nd marriage for him.

  • Comment by kishore on February 23, 2008 at 7:15 pm


  • Comment by CommonMan on February 29, 2008 at 8:18 am


    My DOB is 30th April 1972, 4:25 am Madras.

    I have a mercury(Debliated in Pisces, in the 1st house and is the lord of the 7th house virgo (same as Puneet). I was engaged in 2006 and was called-off due to in-comaptibility. Venus is in 3rd house (Taurus) along with Saturn and Mars. Jupiter is in Sagitaruus (own house) the 10th house.

    I am currently undegoing Mercury Mahadassa, it will end in March 2010.

    Do I stand a chance for marriage before Mercury Mahadasa, i.e Mar 2010?


  • Comment by srividya on March 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

    time of birth:6.42am
    date of birth:27 july 1976

    my mercury is in ascendent. kindly analyse my chart and let me know if i should keep relations with sister-in-laws.they are devilish and dont wish well.

  • Comment by Rk on March 11, 2008 at 11:37 am


    time of birth:12:25pm
    date of birth:27 july 1978

    I didn’t get any job after completing my postgraduation in 2002. kindly analyse my chart and let me know when can i get a job?

    please note that change in my time of birth. In the last post i gave my time of birth as 12:45pm by mistake. It is 12: 25pm(after noon).

    thanks & regards,

  • Comment by Shruti on March 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Dear Sir,

    This is the most informative & interactive website on astrology, ever. Thanks. I am a student of astrology.

    Please reply to my query –

    My Son’s details –

    Date of Birth – 06.10.1986
    Time of Birth – 18.34 PM
    Place of Birth – Mumbai

    He is in Final Year of Mass Media Graduation. Pls. advise about his Post Graduation study in Advertising & progress thereof & career. Any foreign travel? No support from his father.. I being a separated mother recently.

    Thanks so much..


  • Comment by dora on April 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    hi everyone, must say am finding all your discussion pretty interesting and informative. I am an astrology enthusiast as well and am trying to learn more about it all. This discussion is about Mercury in 7th house and how it affects married life. This is applicable in my case. Even I have Mercury in my 7th house ( Scorpio)along with ketu and venus. It is the lord of my second and fifth house from the lagna which i guess means that I will be having a love marriage. In what way will the presence of mercury in the 7th house affect the future married life? I had always felt mercury in most cases is a benefic planet but obviously there are many other considerations before reaching a conclusion. Another string that I would like to pull at is that of divorces. There are hundreds of articles about getting married, Love marrage, happiness after marriage, but i happened to come across very few on divorces and what combinations of planets lead to it. I know it is an unpleasant subject, but something that is increasingly happening around us all. I would really appreciate if you could start a converstaion reagrding this so that we can all learn.
    Thanks Again,

  • Comment by Dhinakar on May 8, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    In regard to this posting: I learnt from My nadi reading that if a person to engage in business in his chart, the Mercury should be either on 5 or 10th house from lagna in rasi chart. For me the Mercury is in 5th from lagna, and I am currently into business as told in nadi. My friend’s sister has Mercury in 10th house from lagna, she is also into business. any comment, Welcome!

  • Comment by Rk on June 25, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    If mercury is in 11th house , what will be happenned?
    I have mercury in 11th house (leo) along with its friends venus and saturn. Can you please tell me what is the result..


  • Comment by Partha on June 25, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Namaste guruji:
    Date of birth 23/8/1968
    place fo birth: chennai
    time of birth: 3.58 pm

    Can I become a chief minister?

    Best regards

  • Comment by Prasad on September 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Respected Sir:

    My Name is Hari Prasad. Birth Date: 1 Nov 1976. Birth time: 5:20 AM.
    Birth Place: Chittoor, A.P. India

    I requiest you to kindly let me know….

    How I will progress in my career? Will I work in any foriegn

    I got married on 20th Jan, 2008. when will i get first issue.

    When will I build own house?

    Can you kindly suggest astral remedies for the progress in my career
    and to have male child.

    Thanks and Regards


  • Comment by Rajesh Nair on December 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

    MY DOB is 21/9/1978
    time : 5.28 pm
    Place : Quilon (Near Trivandrum).
    Can you pls predict my married life and career.

  • Comment by Raja Gopal on January 14, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Please help:

    Lost my wife just after 3 months of my marriage. Some says I am manglik. I dont have any knowledge on astrology. Heavy financial loses after her death.

    Birth Chart Details: Gemini Ascendent
    Saturn in cancer 2nd house
    Moon in Leo 3rd house
    Rahu in Libra 5th house
    Mercury in Saggitarus 7th house
    Mars and Sun in Capricon 8th house
    Venus in Pises 10th house
    Jupiter and Ketu in Aries 11th house

    Navamsa Details:

    Moon in 1st house
    Sun in 2nd house
    Venus in 4th
    Rahu in 5th
    Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn in 7th house
    Mars in 9th house
    Ketu in 11th house


    Raja Gopal

  • Comment by shantanu on August 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    My dob is 10.9.1977
    Time is 2:02 am

    Currently I am passing through a very rough phase in life.Pls can anyone tell me when will things look good for me?

  • Comment by Unhappy on December 2, 2009 at 11:41 pm


    My DOB 17. Aug, 79. TOB 11.55 P. POB: Bombay

    I want to know about my marraige, health problems, career choice etc.

    What is the planet to please to get married? What are my good and bad planets. And what the rules of good karma. As problems are nothing but past karma.

  • Comment by Sanjana on January 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    hi am sanjana….

    my date of birth: 2nd jan 1991
    birth time: 8.30 am

    pls, help me to know about my marrdlife, my good planets and my bad planets…..
    thanks in advance

  • Comment by nikita on February 15, 2010 at 12:29 am

    dear sir.
    i m engaged 2 a guy, later on i came 2 knw dat i m manglik. panndits says dat dis marg is not gud, my stars r nt gud 4 him :(/
    i dnt want 2 lose him 🙁
    v love each othr very much
    boy 19-jan-78 15:35 pm
    bhopal (mp)
    09:40 am
    raipur (c,g)

  • Comment by mangesh sharma on March 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Dear Sir,
    My DATE OF BIRTH IS 16/05/1981,MUMBAI and time is 1915 hrs (0715 pm) I am suffering due to paapkartari yoga please help me how to solvethis.

  • Comment by Anonymous on April 24, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Dear Sir,

    My dob is 9th March 1981 and tob is 14:25 (Chennai/Madras). Last 5 years, I am in search of soul mate but all the efforts are in vain. Most of them who gets my horoscope disappears. I would like will I get marry? If so when and how will be my married life. My mom saw lot of astrologers, everytime astrologers say that within 3 months, nothing happens. One astrologer said that my married life will not be a happy one so better to live alone. So please shine some light on the darkness. Thanks a lot.

  • Comment by Anonnymous on December 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    somebody told me I can not see 2015.
    Please help, ASAP.
    my dob 21st Aug. 1958, calculated time 10:31/39 AM at Nangal Dam (Punjab)
    I may not have much time.
    Shani dasha in horoscope. Jupitor lagna with moon. Shani in 3rd house.
    All efforts going waste, acute shortage of money for last several years.
    Daily good expectations, but no results.
    Tired of living with daily mar mar ke jeena.
    Please sir.

  • Comment by virender malhotra on March 8, 2015 at 9:13 am

    sir my date of birth 3july 1971 time 11.45 am delhi when will make my own house

  • Comment by pahup jain on July 24, 2015 at 5:53 pm


    DOB : 13 SEPT 1986
    TIME 08:35 AM


  • Comment by karthikeyan on March 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    sir rahu mahaa dasha period is going for me so what i do for my future life
    name :karthikeyan
    date of birth;17/11/1996
    birth time:01:56:23

  • Comment by Richa on May 20, 2018 at 11:03 am

    1:00 am
    I m gvng exams of bank but not yet succeeded.. How mch time required for my successful carrer

  • Comment by K.A. Sastry on October 7, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Dear Sir,
    I have seen in some of the Astrological books that when the combination of Mercury & ketu in any house of the chart, the marriage won’t stand. It breaks at some time.
    How far it is true and is there any valid scriptures to authenticate?

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