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Mercury in Second House in Vedic Astrology

Mercury placed in the second house indicates that the native's financial interests will be related to his mental, intellectual, and literary pursuits. He may very well make his money through one of these interests. This position naturally increases the capacity for the general handling of the financial affairs of life, the thoughts and aspirations of the native will be directed towards the financial aspects in general. This house position of the Mercury strengthens the powers of concentration and memory. Mercury in the second house gives earning through commerce, travels, writing, speaking and lecturing. When Mercury is retrograde in second hosue, the person defends his value system too much. Materialistic worldview and problems of understanding deeper layers of reality becomes the need.