MERCURY IN THE HOUSES OF YOUR BIRTH CHART
Mercury in 1st House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to personal issues relating to self-awareness and the search for an intellectual social identity. You have an inquiring, competitive and intellectual mental disposition, with above-average ability to express yourself orally and in writing. Many intellectual avenues will be explored through an innate drive for knowledge and new personal experiences that stimulate the growth of mind and personality. Your mental qualities are ideally suited to academic and scientific work.
Mercury in 2nd House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to financial, business and managerial affairs. You have an innate ability for making money by means of intellectual effort. In this respect you view education and learning only as means of increasing your earning potential. You are not inclined to involve yourself in anything that does not, at the end of the day, produce concrete practical results. Your mental qualities are ideally suited to business and commercial enterprise.
Mercury in 3rd House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to gaining superior intellectual ability, through education, travel and philosophical debate. An original thinker with much mental agility you excel in speaking, writing and communicating generally. This is a strong placing for Mercury and if mental power is directed to defined objectives then much success can be attained in any chosen direction.
Mercury in 4th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to your domestic and private life, and issues relating to home and family. Intellectual interests, further education and general studies are carried out within the home environment. It is probable that your work or career is also home based.
Mercury in 5th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to personal issues. Although very intelligent, your mind will often dwell on pleasures, hobbies, love-making and amusements; you especially enjoy games requiring mental competition. You have a deep need of mental pleasure and intellectual stimulation; therefore, your friends and romantic partner are likely to be intellectual types. An interest in gambling or other forms of speculation is indicated. You may also have some interest for art, music and literature.
Mercury in 6th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to acquiring specialized skills or knowledge for professional use. Your work may demand an intellectual quality of mind, analytical ability and strict attention to detail. There is a concern for personal health, hygiene, tidiness, correct dress and polite speech. You may find success in fields such as science, teaching or administration.
Mercury in 7th House
Your reasoning abilities will largely be applied to the growth and development of the mind through co-operation and communications inside human relationships. You prefer to work in partnership or with others rather than individually. You enjoy good company and social life and have the ability for communicating well with the public in general. Marriage is especially important to your mental well-being. Your partner should be an intellectual type who can give the necessary mental companionship and support. Your qualities are ideally suited to public relations work, counseling and arbitration.
Mercury in 8th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to the growth and development of the mind through the study of fundamental questions of life and death, and a search for the beyond. There is an interest in scientific, metaphysical and occult subjects. Much of your knowledge may be gained through intuitive means rather than the study of books. There is an aptitude for business and other financial dealings. Your mental disposition is ideally suited to work of an investigative nature, research, psychotherapy, psychiatry, police or detective work.
Mercury in 9th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to the expansion of the intellect through foreign travel, philosophy, higher education and other profound studies. Your mental disposition is well-suited to positions of authority; likely occupations could include law, religion, science, medicine, teaching, literature and philosophy. You may have a deep desire to reach a position of intellectual superiority in your chosen field.
Mercury in 10th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to professional worldly ambitions where knowledge and education are pursued in order to enhance career prospects or social standing. Your mental qualities are well-suited to managerial posts, government positions, politics and any work requiring communication skill and executive ability. With this placing of Mercury financial security, professional prestige and social status are the dominant mental issues.
Mercury in 11th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to the pursuit of truth and profound knowledge; mainly through the mental companionship of friends, or within social groups and in a teach and learn situation. This position of Mercury strengthens the intellect, gives a good memory and a strong comprehensive mind capable of much hard work. Intuitive insights and original reasoning ability produce the occasional touch of genius – you often comprehend issues that others find quite incomprehensible. Your objective and original thinking can be used for the scientific investigation of advanced metaphysical concepts and humanitarian ideals – or other profound issues that could lead humanity towards a better future.
Mercury in 12th House
Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied in an inner search for spiritual truth and mental enlightenment. Intellectual understanding is related to intuitive mystical guidance and hunches from a mind turned inward – like in meditation. This placement of Mercury is powerful for creative endeavor and occupations that require your special qualities – acting, writing, art, poetry, singing, music, nursing or humanitarian work. On occasion, your mind may be overpowered by deep emotional eruptions; to retain balance you will need to seek peace, quiet and seclusion.