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Mercury is the ruling planet of the zodiac of Virgo. Read on about the ruling planet of the Virgo sun sign.

Virgo Ruling Planet

Ruling Planet: Mercury
Closest Metal: Quicksilver
Lucky Day: Wednesday
Lucky Colors: Saffron Yellow and Azure Blue

The planet Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo zodiac. The same planet also rules the zodiac sign of Gemini. According to the Roman legend, Mercury was the winged Messenger God, who represented adaptability and made the best possible use of the available resources. Individuals ruled by Mercury follow ideas and morals that resonate to what is popular at a given time. People born under the Virgo sun sign tend to be restless and cannot remain still or idle for a long time. Mercury is the planet of communication and wisdom and is associated chiefly with the mind.

Those ruled by the Mercury tend to use their intellect more than instincts and are youthful, jovial and very cheerful in nature, just like young kids. It is said that such individuals are experts at seeing through other's intentions and force them to re-examine their personal attitudes and beliefs. The planet Mercury symbolizes easy flow, instead of rigidity, and represents new beginnings and changes. Mercury is associated with the intellect, thought processes, nervous system and thyroid gland in a human body.

Mercury is also related to lilies, hazelnut trees, walnuts, carrots, parrots, greyhounds and monkeys. The metal that is associated with Mercury is Quicksilver. Topaz, Agate and Aquamarine are the semi-precious stones related with the planet and they are also considered as lucky stones for those ruled by it. Their lucky day in a week is Wednesday. The special or lucky colors connected with Mercury are saffron yellow, azure blue and the color of sparkle of sunlight upon water.