Mercury in the First House

Bu in 1st

अथ तन्वादि द्वादश भावस्थित बुधफलमाह

तत्रादौ लग्ने बुधफलम्

atha tanvādi dvādaśa bhāvasthita budhaphalamāha

tatrādau lagne budhaphalam

 

atha now; tanva part of the body; adi and other; dvādaśabhāva twelve bhavas or houses; sthita standing, being placed in; budha the Mercury; phala fruit, result; māha great; tatrādau therefore, therein; lagne Lagna or ascendant; budhaphalam the results of the Mercury.

Translation: Now begins the twelve houses beginning from the Lagna and the placement of the Mercury therein. Therefore we can begin with the results of the Mercury in the ascendant.

 

विद्यावान् विवाहादिबहुश्रुतवान्॥ १॥

अनेकदेशे सार्वभौमः मन्त्रवादी पिशाछोच्चाटन

समर्थः मृदुभाषी विद्वान् क्षमीदयावान्॥ २॥

सप्तविंशतिवर्षे तीर्थयात्रायोगः बहुलाभवान् बहुविद्यावान्॥ ३॥

पापयुते पापक्षेत्रे देहेरोगः पित्तपांडुरोगः॥ ४॥

शुभयुते शुभक्षेत्रे देहारोग्यम्॥ ५॥

स्वर्णकान्तिदेहः ज्योतिषशस्त्र पठितह् अंगहीनः

सज्जनद्वेषी नेत्ररोगी॥ ६॥

सप्तदशवर्षे भ्रातृणामन्योन्यकलहः॥ ७॥

वंचकः॥ ८॥

उच्चस्वक्षेत्रे भ्रातृसौख्यम्॥ ९॥

श्रेष्ठलोकं गमिष्यति॥ १०॥

पापयुते पापदृष्टयुते नीचर्क्षे पापलोकं गमिष्यति॥ ११॥

शय्यासुखवर्जितः क्षुद्रदेवतोपासकः॥ १२॥

पापमंदादियुते वामनेत्रे हानिः षष्ठेशयुते

नीचेशयुते वा न दोषः॥ १३॥

अपात्रव्ययवान्॥ १४॥

पापहा॥ १५॥

शुभयुते निश्चयेन धनधान्यादिमान् धार्मिक बुद्धिः॥ १६॥

अस्त्रवित् गणितशास्त्रजः सौख्यवान् तर्कशास्त्रवित्दृढ गात्रः॥ १७॥

 

vidyāvān vivāhādibahuśrutavān || 1||

anekadeśe sārvabhaumaḥ mantravādī piśāchoccāṭana

samarthaḥ mṛdubhāṣī vidvān kṣamīdayāvān || 2||

saptaviṁśativarṣe tīrthayātrāyogaḥ bahulābhavān bahuvidyāvān || 3||

pāpayute pāpakṣetre deherogaḥ pittapāṁḍurogaḥ || 4||

śubhayute śubhakṣetre dehārogyam || 5||

svarṇakāntidehaḥ jyotiṣaśastra paṭhitah aṁgahīnaḥ

sajjanadveṣī netrarogī || 6||

saptadaśavarṣe bhrātṛṇāmanyonyakalahaḥ || 7||

vaṁcakaḥ || 8||

uccasvakṣetre bhrātṛsaukhyam || 9||

śreṣṭhalokaṁ gamiṣyati || 10||

pāpayute pāpadṛṣṭayute nīcarkṣe pāpalokaṁ gamiṣyati || 11||

śayyāsukhavarjitaḥ kṣudradevatopāsakaḥ || 12||

pāpamaṁdādiyute vāmanetre hāniḥ ṣaṣṭheśayute

nīceśayute vā na doṣaḥ || 13||

apātravyayavān || 14||

pāpahā || 15||

śubhayute niścayena dhanadhānyādimān dhārmika buddhiḥ || 16||

astravit gaṇitaśāstrajaḥ saukhyavān tarkaśāstravitdṛḍha gātraḥ || 17||

 

vidyāvān learned, educated; vivāha a marriage; adi and other; bahuśrutavān very learned, well versed in the Vedas;

aneka not one, many, much; deśe region, place, country, province; sārvabhaumaḥ ruling over whole earth, knowing the world; mantravādī reciter of Sanskrit texts or spells, enchanter; piśācha a demon, devilish being; uccāṭana eradicating, overthrow, causing to quit;

samartha very strong and powerful, competent, capable; mṛdubhāṣī speaking sweetly; vidvān scholar, educated; kṣamī pardoned, patient, enduring; dayāvān kindhearted, sympathy, compassion;

saptaviṁśati 27th; varṣe year; tīrthayātrāyogaḥ engaged in pilgrimages; bahu much, many, abundant; lābhavān one who has gain or advantage, got possessions; bahuvidyāvān very learned, highly educated;

pāpayute conjoined malefic; pāpakṣetre in a malefic sign; deheroga bodily disease; pitta bile; pāṁḍu jaundice, yellowish white; roga disease, sickness;

śubhayute conjoined benefic; śubhakṣetre in a benefic sign; dehārogyam freedom from bodily disease;

svarṇa gold, bright; kāntidehaḥ beautiful, splendorous body; jyotiṣaśastra jyotish shastra or Vedic astrology; paṭhitah recited, studied, mentioned; aṁgahīna defective limb, lost limb; sajjanadveṣī differences with learned and virtuous; netrarogī eye disease;

saptadaśa 17th; varṣe year; bhrātṛṇām brother; anyonyakalaha mutual quarrel, fight;

vaṁcaka deceiving, cheat, crafty;

uccasvakṣetre exalted or in own sign; bhrātṛ brother; saukhyam happiness, enjoyment;

śreṣṭha most beautiful, excellent, superior; lokaṁ region, world, space; gamiṣyati intention to go, about to go;

śayya resort, refuge, a bed; asukha unhappy, sorrowful, painful; varjitaḥ excluded, deprived, deprived of; kṣudra small, low, little, wicked; devato deity, god; upāsaka servant, worshipper;

pāpa malefic; maṁda Saturn; adi and others; yute conjoined; vāmanetre lessened eye sight; hāniḥ decrease, deprivation; ṣaṣṭheśayute conjoined the lord of the 6th house; nīceśayute conjoined debilitated planet; or; na not; doṣa fault, evil, vice;

apātra undeserving, worthless; vyayavān spending much, inflected, not complete;

pāpahā destroying sin or the wicked;

śubhayute conjoined benefic; niścayena ascertainment, conviction; dhana wealth, riches; dhānya made of grain; ādimān and other; dhārmika religious, pious; buddhi intellect, discernment, judgment;

astravit skilled in shooting, a good marksmen; gaṇitaśāstraja the book or science of computation; saukhyavān happy, luckily; tarkaśāstra science of logic and reasoning, philosophical system; dṛḍhagātra strong, stout body.

 

Translation: If Mercury is in the first house (ascendant), the native will be educated, he will have early marriage and will be well versed in Vedas. He will like to travel to many places (countries). He will be reciting sacred mantras and texts and will have power to free people from the influence of evil spirits. He will be soft spoken, learned, of a forgiving nature and kindhearted.

In his 27th year he will go on pilgrimages and will have enormous gains of wealth and will attain high academic skills.

If Mercury is conjoined malefic or is placed in a malefic sign native will suffer from pitta related diseases (fire element in the body), bilious troubles and jaundice.

If Mercury is conjoined benefic or is in a benefic sign, the native will be healthy. His body will shine like gold on account of good health, he will take interest in the study of astrology. He will have defective limb, will be inimical towards learned and will suffer from eye disease. In his 17th year he will have inimical relations with his brothers and will be deceitful.

If Mercury is in his sign of exaltation (Virgo) or in own sign (Gemini) he will have happiness from his brothers. He will go directly to haven (higher region) after his death.

If Mercury is associated with or aspected by a malefic or in his sign of debilitation (Pisces), the native will go to hell after his death. He will be deprived of the comforts of bed (sexual pleasures) and will be serving evil gods.

If Mercury is conjoined Saturn or other malefics, the native will suffer the loss of sight. If Mercury is conjoined with the lord of the sixth or a debilitated planet, there will be no eye trouble but he will be sinful and will be spending much on undeserving persons.

If Mercury is conjoined benefic he will have wealth, will be intelligent and a good stock of grains, he will be religious. He will be skilled in use of arms and in Ganita (mathematics and astronomy), will be happy and gain proficiency in logic, and will have strong body.