If you have always been weak with numbers and wondered why it is so, wait a minute! There might be something more to blame than just your lack of practice. You can easily pass on the blame on your horoscope! You think I am joking?
According to Indian Astrology, Mercury, also known as Budha, is the planet of intelligence and the IQ of a person depends on the strength of Mercury in the horoscope. Budha, a son of Chandra and Tara, is the god of merchandise and protector of Merchants. He is represented holding a scimitar, a club and a shield, riding atop a winged lion. He has a greenish complexion and thought of to be mild and eloquent by nature.
The planet of Mercury epitomizes logic, calculation and mathematics as far as astrological terminology is concerned. He is in charge of all artistic pursuits. That is the reason why Mercury rules education, writers, lecturers, traders, teachers, artists and businessmen. Your style of communication as well as your speaking patterns depends on the position of Mercury in your Horoscope. But the planet is as good as its associates. If associated with benefic planets, mercury gives honest ideas of increasing wealth. On the other hand if associated with malefic planets, it leads to wealth generation through wrong means such as stealing or cheating. A badly placed Mercury can cause several health problems like psychic diseases, insomnia, nervous breakdown and many communication related problems among others.
Mercury has two faces, giving it a double nature and makes one detached and independent as well as an extremist at the same time. It loves the company of learned and is said to be the lord of the north direction.
So the next time you are being rounded up for poor maths grades, you can safely put it on your horoscope!
Contributed By Mihir Ajgaonkar