When benefic in nature, exalted Mercury placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope can bless the native with good results related to profession, marriage, finances, health, lifespan, spiritual growth and many other types of good results. Accordingly the natives under the effect of this benefic influence may come across some of these good results depending on the overall tone of their horoscopes. If there is one placement of benefic exalted Mercury which can bless the native with very good amount of spiritual growth, this is that placement. Though benefic exalted Mercury placed in some other houses of a horoscope can also bless the native with spiritual growth, nothing compares to the placement of benefic exalted Mercury in the twelfth house of a horoscope when it comes to achieve spiritual growth through this planet in its sign of exaltation.
It should be noted that though any planet among navagraha may bless the native with any type of results which means almost any planet among navagraha can bless the native with spiritual growth, the general nature of a planet still makes a difference and sometimes such difference can be a big difference. To understand this concept in the best possible way, let’s take the help of an example and let’s compare two different planets for the same results. Considering Jupiter first, it is a planet of bigger wisdom and spiritual growth in general; and accordingly it is easy for this planet to render such qualities to the native under its influence almost in any house of a horoscope. Though Jupiter can also make the native turn a criminal or a mass killer when it turns malefic in a horoscope, this is not the general behavior of Jupiter and hence it is not very comfortable engaging in it.
This means that even the natives who may become criminals under the influence of malefic Jupiter may come across experiences which may be different from the ones witnessed by the criminals under the influence of malefic Mars, Saturn, Ketu or Rahu. The natives who turn criminals under the malefic influence of Jupiter may get out of such life of crime at a point in time as they may engage in crimes and then they may feel guilty for them afterwards. Hence their conscience may pressurize them to walk out of such life of crime and they may do so at a stage in their lives. If that doesn’t happen, such natives may live a short life of crime due to another reason. They may get caught relatively sooner than other types of criminals and they may have to suffer punishments for their crimes much earlier and much more than the criminals under the effect of planets like Mars, Rahu, Ketu or Saturn.
This is due to the reason that Jupiter doesn’t feel comfortable with engaging in crimes and though its working in a horoscope may provoke the native to engage in crimes, at the same time, it may try and get the native out of such life of crime as soon as it can. Hence it may get the native punished soon so that he may not carry forward bad karmas to the future and he may become free of such bad karmas by suffering through such punishment. On the other hand, when it comes to bless the native with top class spiritual growth and many other good humanitarian qualities, Jupiter feels the most comfortable doing such job, since this is what Jupiter stands for in general. To summarize, it should be understood that though any planet can bless the native with any type of results depending on its specific working in a horoscope, it can do its job exceptionally well in cases where the job assigned to it matches its general nature. Hence Jupiter placed in any house of a horoscope can bless the native with spiritual growth as this is what Jupiter does the best.
Coming to Mercury, the general nature of this planet is to bless the native with many types of materialistic abilities including cleverness, good memory, good analytic abilities, keen sense of profit and loss; good communication skills and many other such qualities. These are the qualities which can make the native succeed in many types of professional spheres and they can also help the native become successful in the sphere of relationships as well as in some other materialistic spheres of his life. However many of these qualities may not help the native much when it comes to the field of spiritualism and on the contrary, they can hinder the spiritual growth of a native to some extent. This is because the qualities like cleverness, sense of profit and loss; and other such qualities can keep the native focused on relatively smaller gains and he may not be able to apprehend the bigger benefits.
For example, a native who achieves spiritual growth due to the influence of Mercury may start a spiritual mission and he may focus on making this mission grow more and more, instead of focusing on more and more spiritual growth. It means that the primary objective of this native for adding more and more people to his spiritual mission may be to achieve more and more recognition as a spiritual guru; and helping these people achieve more and more spiritual growth may be his secondary objective. In simple words, Mercury tends to benefit the native more and more on materialistic plane and even if it blesses him with spiritual growth due to specific role assigned to him in a horoscope, the native may still not focus on the biggest spiritual target and he may get distracted by relatively less significant things.
Moving on, when Mercury becomes exalted in a horoscope, its tendency to bless the native with more and more materialistic results and financial benefits increase even more, since it becomes very strong and hence it tends to enforce its significances with even more strength. Therefore it becomes difficult for benefic exalted Mercury to bless the native with top class spiritual growth in most houses of a horoscope. However, the twelfth house of a horoscope is an exception as benefic exalted Mercury placed in this house of a horoscope may focus more on the spiritual growth of the native and less on materialistic gains, due to a special impact of this house on benefic exalted Mercury. Accordingly the natives blessed by such benefic exalted Mercury in the twelfth house of their horoscopes may achieve good or very good amount of spiritual growth and they may also engage in this field or in some other similar field on professional basis, depending on the overall tone of their horoscopes.
For example, if benefic exalted Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in the sign of Virgo along with benefic Sun, benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house of this horoscope in the sign of Gemini and benefic Saturn is placed in the eighth house of this horoscope in the sign of Taurus, the native under the combined effect of all these benefic planets may engage in the field of spiritualism. At the same time, if benefic Mars is placed in the sixth house of this horoscope in the sign of Pisces, the equation may improve and the native may become a spiritual guru after conducting study and research in the field of spiritualism. The native under the combined effect of all these benefic planets may not only become well recognized as a spiritual guru, he may also achieve very good amount of spiritual growth. As more benefic planets add to this horoscope, the native blessed by all such benefic planets may achieve even more spiritual growth and other benefits related to this field of profession.
However if benefic exalted Mercury is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in the sign of Virgo, benefic Sun is placed in the eleventh house of this horoscope in the sign of Leo along with benefic Jupiter; and benefic Moon is placed in the sixth house of this horoscope in the sign of Pisces, the native may instead become an astrologer. At the same time, if benefic Rahu is placed in the second house of this horoscope in the sign of Scorpio and Ketu is placed in the eighth house of this horoscope in the sign of Taurus, the native may achieve very good amount of success through the field of astrology. It should be noted that the native under the combined effect of all these benefic planets may not only earn very good amount of money and fame through this profession, but he may also be blessed with very good knowledge of astrology. As more benefic planets add to this horoscope, the native under the combined effect of all such benefic planets may achieve even better results through this field of profession.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Mercury placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to his marriage, profession, finances, health and many other types of problems. Accordingly the natives under the effect of this malefic influence may suffer from some of these problems depending on the overall tone of their horoscopes. Malefic exalted Mercury in the twelfth house of a horoscope can especially prove bad for the marriage and health aspect of the natives under its influence. Accordingly some natives suffering from this malefic influence may have to face many types of problems related to their marriages whereas some other native under the effect of this malefic influence may have to suffer on account of health problems and diseases. Apart from this, malefic exalted Mercury in the twelfth house of a horoscope can also trouble the native with problems in the sphere of his profession.