A thing to remember here is that these posts are strictly meant for the particular planet position. Like, today we are looking at Mercury in Virgo, so the description given here may change for you if your Mercury is although in the sign of Virgo but with conjunction with or aspected by other planets.
So, lets see what Mercury can do in Virgo without any conjunction or aspect from any other planet. 1st lets see what these 2 things represent --
Mercury represents communication skills, marketing, calculative ability, younger siblings, hobbies, skills with hands, intelligence, quick decision making, logical thinking, youthfulness etc.
Virgo is the 6th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents almost all the things which are represented by the 6th house of horoscope like Debts, Diseases, Obstacles, Serving the under-privileged, Service Life, etc. Besides this, Virgo represents analytical or critical skills of people, being perfectionist and healing abilities. Virgo's basic representation is the lady coming in boat with wheat and herbs in her hands. So, Virgo is basically a sign of healing. Virgo consists of next set of 2 and half nakshatra. i.e. Uttara-Phalguni, Hasta and Chitra. Virgo's lord is Mercury.
Now, 1st thing is that Mercury becomes exalted in Virgo, means it is most powerful in Virgo. Within Virgo, its highest exaltation point is 15 degrees. Mercury is the only planet which gets exalted in its own sign. All other planets are exalted in the signs ruled by other planets. So, lets see why Mercury gets exalted in Virgo?
Mercury represents our communication skills and intellect. Virgo is abour details, analysis, critical or perfection nature. So, in Virgo, Mercury gets the best environment t use its intellect in analysing different data. Hence, Mercury feels great here. Mercury is the only planet whose own, mool trikon and exalted sign is same, i.e. Virgo. This speaks of the fact that how much they are made for each other.
And that is all about Mercury in Virgo, means these people are the highly intellectual people of this world. They are extremely quick in grasping things & analyzing. They are best when they are told to deal with lots of data. Hence, accountancy, audit or any kind of financial business is good for them. They are the natural accountants. They can also be seen in stocks and share market. Overall, a very good position with only caution for not being over-analytical or over-critical.
Now, the impact of these traits will be different for different people based upon the Nakshatra Mercury is in. If Mercury is in Uttara-Phalguni Nakshatra, then Mercury will be impacted by Sun's position as Sun is lord of Uttara-Phalguni Nakshatra. When Mercury is in Hasta Nakshatra, then Mercury will be impacted by Moon's position as Moon is lord of Hasta Nakshatran. If Mercury is in Chitra Nakshatra, then Mars will be impacting as Chitra is Mars' Nakshatra.
Sign lord wise, Mercury is in its own sign, so very much at home and powerful.
Tomorrow, Mercury in Libra.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer