Mercury, or Budha in Sanskrit, is the most prominent planet of speech, communication, and intellect. You must have seen people with excellent oral, written, mental, and logical skills, witty, good with speaking abilities and calculative skills, it is because of Mercury. Such person creates humor in the environment using their oral and mental skills. People who are not good in communication or having problems gathering thoughts is due to weak or afflicted Mercury.
Mercury, nearest to Sun, also known as “The Messenger of Gods”. It is generally portrayed as a most young planet in astrology; that is why Mercurial people generally have a youthful appearance. Mercury does generally well in the company or aspect of favourable planets. Within 8 ½ degrees of the Sun, he is treated as combust loosing all its ability. Mercury rules the sense of understanding, interpretation and expression. It is the controller of travelling, teaching, speaking, writing, publishing, literature etc. Mercury makes the person good orators, writers, reporters, teachers, and accountants, generally professions which requires logical, imaginative & intellectual mind. These people are orderly and methodical.