1. It rules mental energy how we conceive things and how we get our messages across others .
2. Positive effects intelligence , perception , judgement , memory , communication , singing , speaking , writing , acting , education , short trips , travelling .
3. Negative effects critical , sarcastic, argumentive , sly , shrewd . Overseas the function of nerves , arms , hands and fingers .
4. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun . Therefore it is either in your horoscope sign or in the sign that is before or after it .
5. It rules gemini ( mithun rasi ) and the virgo ( kanya rasi ) .
6. This is the nearest planet to the sun and its mean distance is abour 36 million miles .
7. It is the smallest planet with a diameter of about 3000 ( three thousand ) miles .
8 . It is one and half times bigger than moon .
9. It is the swiftest moving planet . It moves 18 degree to 28 degree to maintain its angular distance from the sun .
10. It gender is androgynous ( partly male , partly female )
11. Its time in each zodiac is 30 days within 27 degree of sun maximum 1 zodiac way .
12. Number represented 5
13. Nature symbolizes all three watery ( kapha ) , fiery ( pitta ) , airy ( vata ) . Malefic III ( badly ) associated mercury . Benefic well associated mercury . Rajasic ( passion ) .
14. Associated taste of flavor mixed
15. Associated metal ore , bronze
16. Associated color green
17. Associated animal garuda , cat , parrot , birds in general .
18. Ruling deity lord Vishnu , lord narayana .
19. Constellation or nakshatras ashlesha , jyestha , revati .
20. Associated day of week wednesday
21. Associated direction north
22. Exalted ( uccha ) sign or zodiac 15 degree kanya
23. Debilitated ( neecha ) sign or zodiac 15 degree pisces ( meena )
24 . Position Strength ( digbala ) 1st house