Mercury/ Budha is a Chañchala Graha who likes to play, experiment and exchange information. It is also impressionable and its results in horoscopes depend on its associations.
At this time is is retrograde in Pisces/ Vakra in Mīna Rāśi (Meena Rashi). The question is why does Budha get Nīcha (Neecha)/ debilitated in Mīna Rāśi (Meena Rashi). Mīna Rāśi (Meena Rashi) is the Swakṣetra (Swakshetra) / own sign of Gurū/ Jupiter and being the last sign in the zodiac rules emancipation.
Budh is an adolescent planet indicating Kumārāvasthā/ Kumaravastha. It finds its playfulness bereft of a field of play since Mīna Rāśi (Meena Rashi) governs the wisdom of the Mahaṛṣīs/ Maharshis, and there is no scope for playfulness, verbosity and investigation. When Budh's significations have no chance of flowering it feels Nīcha (Neecha) /debilitated. We must note that this is a Graha which feels like it is dying (Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna/ Marana Karaka Sthana) when placed in the 4th Bhāva/ Bhava from the Lagna since this is the Bhāva/ Bhava of education and children do not like to sit in one place and study.
However,Budh is Vakra/ retrograde in Mīna (Meena)/ Pisces.
When a Graha is Vakra/ retrograde its inner significations are vastly enhanced and it shows its presence with thrice the vigour. It shows a heightened desire to do what it wants to do. Many of us have found ourselves engaging in Mercurial activity during this transit.
But Budha is retrograde in its sign of debility and this opens up the path to making mistakes with writing, speech, communication, websites, papers, academic work, drafting, printing, and such areas. Even so, the activities governed by the planet will not halt but move and proceed slowly with heightened desire.
Budha will aspire to exaltation in Kumārī Rāśi (Kumari Rashi)/Kanyā (Kanya) due to its retrograde motion in its sign of debility. It remains debilitated but wants to be exalted. People may find themselves deeply disappointed with their Mercurial work in the past and hunker down to remedy the situation with some intense and painstaking work with careful attention to detail.
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