Transit of Mercury can affect your life in all aspects - business, career, education, love life & family, depending on the house from the Natal Moon. You will flourish if you are in academics, accountancy, mathematics, finance, sales, law, science, & creative fields.
Mercury is the princely planet in any horoscope, and it rules Gemini and Virgo. It rules Ashlesha, Revati and Jyestha Nakshatras. It is exalted in Virgo and debilitated in Pisces. It shares a friendly relationship with Venus, Sun and Rahu, opposition with Moon, and neutral relationship with Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Vedic legends articulate that Mercury is the child of the planets Jupiter [wisdom] and Moon [mind, emotions], hence, Mercury portrays the collective characteristics of these two planets, governed by mind and intellect, blessing you with a great way to express ideas during its transit.
Planetary transit of Mercury represents the movement of Mercury over the natal planets in any horoscope where it illuminates the progressive and non-progressive matters and events that are activated and highlighted during its transit period.
The duration of Mercury's transit in one sign is about 30 days and it takes about 12 months for Mercury to travel through all 12 signs, which further depends on its direct or retrograde movement.
It is important to understand the placement or dignity of Natal Mercury in any horoscope during its transit. Benefic planet, in good dignity, in the birth chart will cause good results whereas a malefic planet, in bad dignity, in the birth chart will require extra efforts before manifesting any results.
Mercury represents your intellect, knowledge, expressions and communication skills where Mercury is neutral in nature and shares the same house to that of Sun.
The dignity or placement of Mercury during its transit in the house/sign is critical as it activates and highlights the events related to that sign and house.
The relationship of Mercury with other planets is an important factor to manifest progressive, average or malefic results during its transit.
The transit/aspect of Mercury over friendly planets like Venus, Sun and Rahu, if well-placed in the horoscope, will make you dedicated towards your work to achieve targeted goals with an honest effort.
The transit of Mercury over neutral planet like Mercury is likely to manifest moderate or average results. The transit of Mercury over enemy planet, Moon, can create stress and less progressive results due to lack of initiative and efforts.
Whereas the transit of Mercury with Rahu/Ketu in the same sign can cause skin-related problems, mental disorders, confusion, stress, and separation in the relationship due to ego clashes and misunderstandings.
Conjunction of Mercury with other planets can manifest auspicious/inauspicious results that can be immensely beneficial/less progressive with frequent screening of one of them at periodic intervals, based on the speed of Mercury transit.
Retrograde Mercury in Aries (21 April-15 May): Mercury, the planet of communication and logical reasoning rules speech, negotiation, buying and selling, listening, formal contracts, documents, travel, the mail, shipping, and so forth. The effects on different people during the retrogression would be different, but largely affect the above-mentioned areas.
Mercury Transits Taurus (7 June - 24 June): Mercury is the planet of intelligence, communication, commerce, decision-making, whereas Taurus is the sign that represents new beginnings, individuality & boldness. This transit will motivate you to take initiatives & get into new endeavors – especially in the field of media, entertainment & technology.
Mercury Transits Gemini (24 June – 8 July): This transit will affect different arenas of your life – communication, partnership, business, trade, finance, marketing, family, friends, marital & love life. This is a beneficial time to enhance your communication abilities & for success in endeavors like debates & conferences. Also, the conjunction of Mercury with Sun during this transit will form ‘Budhaditya Yoga’, which will shape your destiny in a big way.
The transit of Mercury in any horoscope is influenced by various factors that can be defined by the dignity of Mercury and the type of relationship it shares with other planets. You are likely to experience benefic and malefic results, depending on the aspect, house/sign, placement, combustion/ conjunctions of Mercury with any planet.
In traditional astrology, the transit of planets is seen from the Ascendant when observing the transit effects related to Mercury. The other principle of observing the transit is the placement of the Moon in the birth chart that is referred to as Ascendant to analyze the effects of Mercury’s transit.
You may experience delay in getting expected results due to which you may not enjoy your relationships, and face financial loss, lack confidence, suffer from stress and skin related health concerns. You should be patient in any argument to avoid conflicts.
Avoid using harsh words to your near and dear ones and it is better to practice Yoga and meditation to mitigate mental stress.
You will get success on professional front, enjoy romantic moments in relationship and spend quality time with your near and dear ones. This transit will bless you with overall happiness, thanks to the exalted position of Mercury during its transit in 2nd house. Though you will get inauspicious results as well, depending on its transit position.
A debilitated Mercury might cause setback in your relationship on personal and professional front due to lack effort in your endeavours and harsh speech with loved ones.
You will develop new contacts and make new friends that will be beneficial for you in near future. This transit gives you moderate results as there might be conflicts with your colleagues and superiors at workplace. Be careful in money matters and keep a tab on your extravagance.
This transit demands you to avoid getting into arguments or controversies on personal and professional front. Travels are less promising during this transit period. Put in more efforts to maintain mental peace and harmony in your life.
You will enjoy all materialistic happiness with warmth in personal relationships where you will share a sweet bond with your mother. During this progressing transit period of Mercury in 4th house, your remarkable performance at workplace will reward you with name and fame on professional front.
Your skills and talents will bestow you a great name and fame and you will develop new contacts which will benefit you in your future prospects.
You may not get expected results in your personal and professional life. You may experience a setback in your job/business and there will be financial loss due to speculative investment. You may get into conflicts with your colleagues. Heated argument over small things will ruin harmony in your personal relationship.
So, you need to put in honest and polite approach to strengthen your relationship on personal and professional front during the transit of Mercury in the 5th house. Take extra care of your health during this period.
You will succeed in your undertakings and your career will see a new growth during this flourishing period. Your work-related travel might reap great rewards for you, but be aware of your opponents’ steps, as they may try to tarnish your image though they won’t get success in that.
You will enjoy a happy and romantic relationship with your family and spouse during this transit period or Mercury in 6th house.
You may feel uncomfortable in your personal and professional relationship as transit of Mercury in 7th house makes you incapable of making adjustment in any relationship. You may not maintain a cordial relationship with your colleague which might land you in trouble by finding faults in your work.
Family relationship will be a matter of concern as you may not share a friendly relationship with your spouse. Try to have a clear and healthy conversation with your near and dear one to iron-out misunderstandings.
You will excel in your professional life during this auspicious transit of Mercury in 8th house. Your skills and talent will be appreciated by your seniors and promotion is indicated. With your hard work and strategy, your business will see a new high.
You will get success in your personal endeavours with your practical approach. A good financial status will be a reward of inheritance and your hard work.
You may not enjoy a great financial status and experience delay in getting expected result and success on professional front. In marital life, you may remain stressed, and your personal relationship may not see a good time when Mercury transits 6th house.
Unexpected expenses might disturb your financial stability, so it is wise to delay any big investment and start saving money for rainy days.
You will be blessed with success and happiness on personal and professional front during the period of Mercury’s transit in 10th house. You will accomplish your target with your effort and get good income and reputation in society and workplace.
Your family and spouse/partner will support you and build a great understanding with you. Acquisition of materialistic gains is there during this transit.
You are likely to enjoy all materialistic comforts and gains with remarkable increase in income during the transit of Mercury in 11th house. You will have the balance of love and affection in your personal and familial relationship, especially from elder siblings. Childbirth is indicated during this transit, if expecting.
With your creative ideas and honest effort, you will see a new growth in your career and maintain a perfect balance in personal relationship by spending quality time with family and spouse.
You may not see good result during this. There will be unexpected expenses, loss on professional front and conflicts in the personal relationship due to the weak strength of Mercury in the 12th house.
You should strictly avoid any long travel and vigilance over health matters is essential. Avoid junk food and focus on eating healthy food, vegetables and fruits.