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, ability to deal with details, pointing out the faults, being analytical and critical, collection of unimaginable amount of data, intellect. Now, Virgo sign represents almost all these things again. Virgo is also about analyzing things, being critical and analytical, fault finding to perfect things around etc. So, Mercury gets its friendly and very much identical environment in Virgo, that's how it becomes exalted here.
And that is all about Mercury in Virgo, means these people are the Super Intellects of this world. They are extremely quick in grasping things, analysing and picking up all the faults in one go. Getting a Doctorate degree is like a child's play for them. They are always looking to perfect themselves, hence they become fitness freaks too. They are extremely, extremely perfect in their communications. They will comprehend a two page long email in few mins after reading and can make the most perfect reply in matter of few minutes. I am so sure about this because I have worked with these exalted mercury people in corporates. You cant find a single mistake in their communications. Extremely good position for any job related with communications, details, calculation and analysis. As I said, Super Intellects. Begin any discussion with them only if you have all the details in your hands.
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