Let’s take a look at those things which matter here –
Mercury - It represents communication skills, marketing, calculative ability, younger siblings, hobbies, skills with hands, intelligence, quick decision making, logical thinking, youthfulness etc.
For Cancer Ascendant people, Mercury rules the 12th house & 3rd house of chart with its sign Gemini & Virgo. So, let’s look at 12th house, 3rd house, Gemini and Virgo too.
3rd house - It is house of your communication skills, neighbors, short distance travels, younger siblings, marketing, announcements, collecting information, hobbies and skills, self-efforts, business, courage etc.
12th house - It is house of Losses, Expenses, Isolated Places, Spirituality, Foreign Lands, Foreign Companies, Imagination, Sub-Concious Mind, Charity, Donation, Asylums, Jails, Hospitals, Hidden Talent and Secrets of Other World etc.
Gemini - It is the 3rd sign of zodiac belt, so it represents many things related with 3rd house of horoscope like, Communication Skills (either written, oral or even by sign language), Marketing, Business etc. It is a sign basically related with communications and business ideas. Gemini is divided into 2 and half nakshatra of Mrigashira, Ardra and Punarvasu. Gemini's lord is Mercury, which is significator of Communications.
Virgo - It is the 6th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents almost all the things which are represented by the 6th house of horoscope like Debts, Diseases, Obstacles, Serving the under-privileged, Service Life, etc. Besides this, Virgo represents analytical or critical skills of people, being perfectionist and healing abilities. Virgo's basic representation is the lady coming in boat with wheat and herbs in her hands. So, Virgo is basically a sign of healing. Virgo consists of 2 and half nakshatra. i.e. Uttara-Phalguni, Hasta and Chitra. Virgo's lord is Mercury.
What will Mercury do in Aspect? – Now, Mercury can be sitting in any house of chart for a Cancer Ascendant person.1st of all, Mercury will take the energy of house of chart, it rules with Gemini & Virgo sign, and take it to the house where it sits. Then from the house it sits, it will throw its aspect on the 7th house from its place. Now, as Mercury basically represents Communication, Collection of Information, Travelling, Teaching, Counselling and Advising, Mercury will make person communicate and counsel people related to the house it is aspecting about the houses it rules and also will make person collect information about the house it is aspecting.
Things which I still can’t cover – Although, I am trying to make it a detailed analysis of planetary aspects but I still can’t cover few things like dignity of planet involved, like Mercury conjunct with other planets, if there are planets in 7th house from Mercury where it aspects in which case those planets will aspect back at Mercury and impact it, and planets aspecting Mercury from other houses. That’s why, no matter how detailed analysis you do in Astrology, there are still few things uncovered and that just shows the limits of Human Efforts.
Now, let’s see the meaning and impact of Mercury's aspect through different houses for Cancer Ascendant people.
Mercury in 1st house – Mercury is in Cancer here. This shows a person who is very emotional with his communication. Siblings impact the life path and personality. Person may have some Foreign Connection with his life path, may be a Business related to Foreign Goods etc. They can be great writers on emotional/romantic subjects. Its aspect on 7th house also shows that they want to interact with other people on matters of Business and Foreign Lands/Spirituality. They wish to communicate with spouse on emotional grounds. They also want to learn how to improve their Communication and Business with other people.
Mercury in 2nd house – Mercury is in Leo here. This shows someone who earns his wealth through a very creative and imaginative Business. They can be doing family business or earning wealth through creative skills like writing. Its aspect on 8th house also suggests that they want to serve other people with their family business or skills. They want to learn about how to effectively communicate and grow their business with other people to gain more wealth.
Mercury in 3rd house – Here, Mercury will be exalted. This shows an almost perfect person with communication. They are good at business too. They invest their money smartly. They are quick with their calculations and decision making. Its aspect on 9th house shows that their most interactions are with people of different ethnicity. Also, they are curious for higher learning and religion/philosophy. They love travelling and travel to far distant places.
Mercury in 4th house – Mercury is in Libra here. This shows someone who might be in import-export business and doing it from Foreign Lands. They have a good communicative and balanced relation with mother and at home. Its aspect on 10th house shows that they want to have balanced communicative relation at work place or with people in authority. They are also curious to learn about how they can gain recognition in their career. It can also show a person inclined towards a business oriented career.
Mercury in 5th house –Mercury is in Scorpio here. This is very much a counselor or teacher. 5th house Education/Counseling, Mercury is Teacher/Counselor. But they can be counselor in occult or hidden subjects as it is Scorpio sign. Its aspect on 11th house shows that they want to communicate and counsel people for the benefit of all, besides from usual earning and income point of view. It also shows that they want to have good networking circle and communicative elder siblings.
Mercury in 6th house – Mercury is in Sagittarius here. This shows a person whose daily routine is to counsel and teach people in matters of higher education and law. This can be seen as a good placement for a lawyer. Its aspect on 12th house shows that they want to communicate with foreign people or people in MNCs. They also like spiritual communications. They want to learn about spiritual stuff and like to travel to foreign lands.
Mercury in 7th house – Mercury is in Capricorn here. This again shows a lawyer as 7th house is court, Capricorn is Law & Order and Mercury is counselor. This shows a communication based relationship with spouse. Its aspect back on ascendant shows that they better understand themselves when they are able to communicate and counsel others and spouse. They want to learn about themselves through others.
Mercury in 8th house – Mercury is in Aquarius. This shows a person who likes to communicate and counsel about secret matters. They can be in research related fields. They can be very scientific person and like to communicate about scientific and technical matters. Its aspect on 2nd house shows that wealth may come from serving people in above matters. It also shows they want to communicate about secret matters with their family.
Mercury in 9th house – Mercury is debilitated in Pisces here. This shows a person inclined towards higher education, religion, spirituality, creative writing, travelling and interacting with people of different ethnicity. They can be good author, teacher or preacher. Its aspect on 3rd house shows person wants to communicate about his higher education through teaching, preaching, counselling or writing. It also shows that they want to continuously learn about their work.
Mercury in 10th house – Mercury will be in Aries here. This shows someone who works in a technical field. They can be very direct or even harsh with their communications. They can be very egoist too in their work place or communications. They can be in communication or counselling related fields too. Mercury's aspect on 4th house shows that they want to work from home or private office. They want to serve people of their homeland with their career.
Mercury in 11th house – Here Mercury is in Taurus. This shows someone who may be in work or business related to finance, wealth and assets. They can be working as Finance Counselor or Wealth Manager in large financial corporations. Its aspect on 5th house also shows that they want to be consultant in stocks, shares or gambling like things. It also shows that they want to educate and teach others on financial matters.
Mercury in 12th house – Mercury is in own sign Gemini here. This shows a person who regularly travels to foreign lands. He can be involved in foreign trade. he can be good in creative and imaginative writing. They love communicating about Spiritual and Foreign matters. Its aspect on 6th house shows that they want to have good communicative relation at work place and they want to resolve their and other's obstacles through their spiritual views and creative writing.
So, this is a basic idea of how Mercury's aspect will work in different houses for Cancer Ascendant people. Communication, Counselling and Travelling will remain the main themes with Mercury.
Hope this helps. Please feel free to post comments and queries, if any.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer
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