Mercury entered Gemini today in the system of Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish. Mercury is the planet of communication, technology, and commerce. It is quick-witted, intellectual, and analytical. With Mercury in Gemini, the planet is in its own sign.
Planets like being at home; they are comfortable there. Mercury joins Jupiter in Gemini. Both Mercury and Jupiter are the education planets in Vedic astrology, so it could be a good time for study. Mercury is dual-natured; it takes on the guise of its house mates. Mercury could not ask for a wiser or more generous planet than Jupiter to share its home and guide it. Jupiter will move into Cancer on June 18, 2014.
Gemini is the third house of the natural zodiac. It represents communication (primarily written), technology, siblings, short travels, courage, moves, and skills using the hands. Communication and technology also correspond to Mercury, so these matters will be enhanced.
Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini on June 7 and then goes direct at the end of the month. This retrogression will make Mercury doubly strong. The times to be most cautious with communication is when Mercury is coming in and out of retrogression. Quick and expedient Mercury won’t be able to move at its normal speedy pace.
Those in a Mercury planetary cycle will be most impacted by the placement of Mercury in Gemini. In Ayurveda, Mercury represents the majja dhatu or nervous tissue. As Mercury goes retrograde, it moves closer to Sun. Mercury is combust by the strong rays of the Sun from June 13 to June 26, 2014. This can tax the nervous system and it’s important not to get “fried” or overtax yourself physically. This is particularly applicable on June 19, when Mercury and Sun are at the same degree.
Mercury joins Jupiter in Cancer on July 30, 2014. How Mercury in Gemini will effect you individually will depend on your personal Vedic astrology chart placements. A personal reading can shed more light into what to expect and how to utilize this strong placement.