Today we are living in a very challenging environment, can be in School, work place, relationships, everywhere we have to prove ourselves. Confidence and self esteem is lost because we are not able to confront those who are against us. It can be your boss or even a family member who is dominating and likes to push his /her weight around. It could be a bully in school or someone you just met on the road. Confidence comes from within. If you are confident about yourself, it will make a lot of difference on how you look at things and gear up to challenges.
In Astrology Mercury is the planet for confidence. Mercury in Virgo or Gemini forms the Bhadra Yoga. The person with Bhadra Yoga in his horoscope will tend to be very analytical and possess sharp mind. The native will have many talents and will be knowledgeable about many skills. Mercury blesses the native with strong personality, speech and an ability to take quick decisions. As Mercury is the planet of intelligence, its association with Jupiter will make the native highly spiritual, generous, and devoted to service. The native will be successful as a teacher, spiritual Guru, priest, lecturer professionally.
Mercury conjoined with Sun forms the Bhudh Aditya Yoga. Such native excels in life because of their strong verbal and administrative abilities. Mercury represents the intelligence and Sun represents the Soul. Such native know what they want and how to achieve it. Such natives are quick learner and easily grasp what they try to learn. The native will take fast decisions and achieve success because of his/her ability to take advantage of the opportunities that come its way. One mistake that many make while reading the horoscope is that whenever Sun and Mercury are conjoined in a horoscope it is said to be forming Bhudh Aditya Yoga. However that is not correct because Mercury never gets away more than 28 degrees in either direction of the Sun. So whenever Sun and Mercury are together it does not form the Bhudh Aditya Yoga. Rather when Mercury is within 13 degrees of Sun it gets combust and weak to give any results. The Bhudh Aditya Yoga is formed when Mercury and Sun are both strong in the native’s horoscope.
Weak Mercury under aspect, conjunction with malefic like Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Mars, or Combust due to Sun will tend the native towards taking rash decisions. The native will be erratic in his/her behavior and tend to suffer as a result of wrong decisions in life. The confidence of such a person will be less and if the malefic aspect is very strong the native may face problems in speech, have bad relations with maternal relatives and also nervous breakdown.
6th house is the house of enemies. It is an important house because it is the house of competition also. Planets posted in the 6th house tell a lot about how the native reacts to his/her enemies or when in a competition. If Mars is positioned in the 6th house, the native will be aggressive towards his / her enemies and all those from whom he feels threatened. Mars is the planet of energy and violence. Mars being a hot planet the native will react rapidly when felt threatened. If the planet Saturn is posited in the 6th house, the native will be very analytical in handling the enemy. Such natives are highly diplomatic in handling their enemies. Jupiter is the planet for generosity and nobleness, so the native with Jupiter in the 6th house will avoid controversies and leave his /her personal interest rather than confront the enemy. Rahu in the 6th house will make the native a strategist. The native will try to win his enemies by hook or by crook. Mercury native will try to fight with logic and intelligently. Luminaries like Sun and Moon in the 6th house are never good.
Horoscopes can tell a lot about the level of confidence of the native and how he /she will react when in a challenging situation. It is not easy to calm down the effects of the malefic planets which lower confidence and until you do the right remedy like reciting mantras or keeping Yantras, you will keep having problems in the professional and personal life.
Mantras may sound hectic for people but in order to stay safe one should recite appropriate mantras. Color therapy can also help you raise confidence and stand against challenges and tackle your enemies. The colors hold the basic facts of life in the Universe. However, choosing different Rudrakshas / Gemstones can be the easiest options as wearing them can add some energetic charms to your life.
Planets and the aspect on the 6th house truly determine how the native reacts when confronted by others. However if you are sure that you do not like enmity with other people, you can surely enjoy a happier life. It is not the people but their thoughts about others that create differences. Remedies like Yoga, meditation, Mantras will help to calm one’s mind and shed off the anger / aggressive behavior. Strengthening planet Mercury and managing the planet posited in the 6th house will help raise confidence and level of self esteem.