BUDDHA (MERCURY) YANTRA
Mercury, known as Budha represents ‘buddhi' - intelligence, whereas the Moon (Chandra) signifies the innocent mind. Mercury is a karaka or indicator of intelligence, commerce, education, writing, books, humor, scholars, orators, lawyers and consultants. Budha closely follows Sun ( Ravi ) – either he is ahead or rising behind Ravi- Budhaditya yoga, for that reason is found in many charts. This is also known as Nipuna yoga. Budha gives proficiency (Nipunata) in many subjects. It is up to the native how he would use such talents. He can become a successful detective or choose to be a thief! Due to this Budha is not classified as malefic or a benefic. He takes the attitude of his associates. He gives wit and a flavor for jokes. Intellect is born out of imagination and wisdom that is the meaning of the story that Moon representing imagination abducting Tara, wife of Guru (Jupiter). Budha hates Chandra which means the evaluated intelligence overthrows innocence and imagination. The successful critics cannot become creative writers! Budha when afflicted or badly placed causes mental problems, skin diseases and misunderstandings with relatives. Propitiation measures to Budha gives high intelligence, fast reading skills and cools down mental anxiety.
When Mercury is malefic, the use of mercury Yantra/budh Yantra is very benefic and favorable. Mercury Yantra/Budha Yantra protects from fire and electric loss etc. It is especially favorable for a pregnant woman against abortion and for the safe delivery of child. It is embossed on Copper plate and is too kept on rising moon Wednesday. Those having the problem of stammering and speech shall perform daily Pooja to Mercury Yantra/Budha Yantra. Embossed on copper plate.
Mantra in English:
Stotra : palasa-puspa-sankasam taraka-graha-mastakam raudram raudratmakam ghoram tam ketum pranamamy aham
When translated in English, it means:
"I offer my obeisances to the violent and fearsome Ketu, who is endowed with the potency of Lord Shiva. Resembling in his complexion the flower of a palasa plant, he serves as the head of the stars and planets."