Rules - Gemini and Virgo
Day - Wednesday
Colors - Blue, Green and Lime
Mercury rules the nervous system, solar plexus, bowels, arms, mouth, tongue, eyesight, ears, nervousness, sciatica, mental disorders, diarrhoea, ulcers, warts, moles.
Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun and its mean distance is about 36 million miles. It is the smallest planet in the Solar System with a diameter of about 3000 miles. It is 1.5 times bigger than the Moon. It is also the swiftest moving planet. It moves from 18 deg to 28 deg to maintain its angular distance from the Sun.
The cycle of Mercury is short but variable, taking anything between 15 and 70 days to travel through one cycle of the zodiac. The energy Mercury directs towards us is restless and tends to come in short, sharp bursts. It rules all forms of human communications and is strongly associated with the more basic levels of the mind.
Mercury indicates your mental outlook, intellectual endeavors, the way you think and communicate to the world outside. It represents ideas, methods, and information. It rules your hands and thus your manual dexterity and mechanical skills. Mercury also describes transportation.Mercury is the planet of intellect, speech, memory, education, short travels, virility, wisdom, intuitive power, occult sciences,etc.