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Astrological Remedies for Mercury

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Astrological Remedies for Mercury

One of the fundamental principles of Vedic philosophy is that all creation, everything that we can see, hear, smell, feel, or imagine, is interconnected. In our interdependent world, everything influences everything else in some way. The belief that the position, movement, and energy of each planet affects our universe and, in some way, each individual life is based on this principle.

Do you know that when a planet in your horoscope is shown as weak or afflicted for any astrological reason, it can affect your general well-being and destiny in an undesirable way and can affect various aspects of your life in a negative way? Therefore, it is very important for us to understand how these planets affect our lives and find ways to strengthen them naturally. While the best way is to live a disciplined life and have a harmonious relationship with nature and the environment around us.

On this subject, Vedic astrology offers meaningful answers and effective, time-tested remedies to not only deal with the negative effects of these planets, but also turn them beneficial for you. The good thing is that all the remedies suggested in the original astrological texts are very simple to follow and are absolutely free of cost. For instance, one of the common remedies for almost all the afflicted planets is pranayama. The practice of pranayama helps regulate the flow of prana, or life force energy, in the body, which can help alleviate physical and mental imbalances.

Another remedy is offering water to the sun god in the morning. The sun is the source of energy, and its energy in the morning is believed to purify the mind, body, and soul and help cultivate gratitude and reverence for nature.

Not many of us understand the power of vrat and upvas, or fasting, and what it can do to our consciousness. The practice of vrat and upvas, or fasting, not only helps bring the mind and body under control, but also helps cultivate self-control and detachment from material desires.

Giving food to the poor and animals is considered a virtuous act simply because it fosters compassion and generosity within us. So you see, there is nothing unnatural in these remedies. In fact, these remedies only bring you closer to nature and balance your mind, body, and soul.

Let’s discuss remedies suggested in Old Classical Vedic Astrological texts for each Planets .By following these remedies, we can not only mitigate the negative impact of any planetary afflictions, but also cultivate inner peace, joy, and success in all areas of life.


Afflictions to Mercury can result in communication problems, learning difficulties, and mental stress. Strengthening Mercury improves communication skills, enhances learning abilities, and brings mental clarity.

Astrological Remedies for Mercury

In Vedic astrology, there are certain remedies that are prescribed for individuals with afflicted mercury in their horoscope. These remedies are believed to help mitigate the negative effects of an afflicted mercury and bring about positive changes in the individual's life.

Reciting the Budh Beej Mantra, ॐ ब्रं ब्रीं ब्रौं सः बुधाय नमः।  can help reduce the negative effects of an afflicted mercury. It is recommended to recite this mantra at least 108 times daily.

Wearing a green emerald (Panna) or a green tourmaline can help balance the effects of an afflicted mercury. These gemstones are believed to help enhance communication skills, intellect, and analytical abilities.

Observing a fast on Wednesdays, which is the day ruled by Mercury, can also help mitigate the negative effects of an afflicted mercury. It is recommended to consume only green vegetables and fruits on this day.
Donating green-colored items, such as green clothes or green fruits, to the poor and needy can also help reduce the negative effects of an afflicted mercury.

Performing a pooja or worship of Lord Ganesha, who is considered to be the ruling deity of Mercury, can also help mitigate the negative effects of an afflicted mercury.

The use of Tulsi Patta (Holy basil leaves) and the aroma of Mint leaves are really good. Bhringaraj is also considered to be an effective remedy.

Additionally, the use of Bhasam of Apamarga ( Achyranthes Aspera ) is believed effective to control the ill effects of mercury in the horoscope.


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