Mercury is the smallest planet, and the closest to the Sun. It is named after the Roman god Mercury, the messenger of the gods.

When viewed from Earth, this proximity to the Sun means the planet can only be seen near the western or eastern horizon during the early evening or early morning. At this time it may appear as a bright star-like object, but is often far more difficult to observe than Venus.

Mercury and Astrology

Mercury's diameter is 4,879 kms
Circumference around Mercury is 15,329 kms
Mercury has no known Moons
Orbit distance - 57,909,227 kms
Orbit period - 87.97 Earth days
Surface temperature of Mercury is -173 to 427 degrees celcius
Lenth of day is 175.9 Earth days
Length of year is 88 Earth days
First recorded - 14th century BC by Assyrian astronomers

Rules Gemini and the 3rd House, AND
Rules Virgo and the 6th House
Spends around 3-8 weeks in each Sign
Mercury is a Personal / Inner Planet, the challenges are about the Self. The function is the transmission of information.

Mercury urges us to express our immediate perceptions and intelligence through speech or skill. Creates the need to establish connection with others, the need to learn.

Mercury Asks
What are my intellectual and communicative strengths?
What are my intellectual and communicative weaknesses?