Today, meaning of Mercury's aspect through Houses for Capricorn Ascendant
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 Capricorn Ascendant people, Mercury rules the 6th house & 9th house of chart with its sign Gemini & Virgo. So, let’s look at 6th house, 9th house, Gemini and Virgo too.
6th house- It is 1st of Dushthana Houses (houses # 6, 8 and 12) and 2nd of Upachaya Houses (houses # 3, 6, 10 & 11). 6th house represents things like diseases, debts, obstacles, enemies, disputes, competitions, litigations, under privileged people, pets, daily routine life, colleagues at work place etc.
9th house - It represents Higher Education, Philosophy, Religion, Law, Faith, Fortune, Gurus, Teachings of Father (as father is 1st Guru we get) 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 Capricorn 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 Capricorn Ascendant people.
Mercury in 1st house – Mercury is in Capricorn here. As Capricorn is sign of Law & Govt and 1st house is house of Life Path, this person might be in to Legal field. He can be a Lawyer or Teacher in Legal field. He can also be working in Legal field with Govt. Although Mercury in Ascendant gives a vocal personality but as it is in Saturn ruled sign, this person will speak very limited and when it is very necessary. Its aspect on 7th house also shows their desire to connect with people on the basis of higher education or law or legal counselling. Even with their spouse, their most discussions will be on educational topics.
Mercury in 2nd house – Mercury is in Aquarius here.These people will take their higher education to some large organizations and big group of people to utilize for social benefit. It shows higher education, counselling and communications related with 6th house matters is bringing wealth to person. Mercury's aspect on 8th house shows person serving others in emergency through his counselling. They are also keen to learn about Occult and Mysticism.
Mercury in 3rd house – Mercury is debilitated in Pisces here. This shows someone who counsels or communicates to others after getting higher education of 6th house matters, i.e. Legal/Medical. But as Mercury is debilitated, his way of counselling and communicating may not be understood by all. Normally, a Mercury debilitated person talks of such high ideals that it is not understood by laymen. They will have high imagination and creative skills too. They can be good authors. Its aspect on 9th house shows that they want to gain higher education to improve their communication & counselling and connect with people of different places. They like travelling to different places.
Mercury in 4th house – Mercury will be in Aries here. This person can be in Business of real estate, home, land etc. As 6th house deals with debts/loans and 4th house is real estate, real estate related business becomes a big possibility. They can be property broker and consultant too. They will be very direct/harsh in their speech. Its aspect on 10th house shows desire to be in communication and counselling related work. They need to work on their communications to have good relations with people at work place.
Mercury in 5th house – Here Mercury is in Taurus. This person is in Finance, Wealth or Assets related Business. 6th house again relates to debts and Taurus is sign of Wealth and Assets etc. So, this person can be a Banker, Finance Consultant or Stockist. Its aspect on 11th house shows that they not only want to make gains and income through their work but they also want to serve some higher purpose. They want to work for everyone's benefit. They are keen to improve their networking circle for improving their work and gains.
Mercury in 6th house – Mercury is in own sign Gemini here. This person will be highly communicative in his daily life. This person might be a lawyer, counselor or healer. He will like to communicate and remove the obstacles of lives of people. Its aspect on 12th house shows that they may be working as such in Foreign Lands. They like to travel to Foreign Lands. They are keen to gain knowledge about Spirituality.
Mercury in 7th house – Mercury is in Cancer here. This shows someone who likes to communicate to others emotionally. They are very emotional and sensitive about their communications and counselling. They take care of others through their counselling. They can be seen as health counselors or people who provide emotional support through counselling to others. With their spouse too, they want to connect emotionally. Its aspect on 1st house suggests that they realize their worth only after connecting with others/spouse as such. 7th house always shows the mirror to 1st house.
Mercury in 8th house – Mercury is in Leo here. This shows a person with lots of skills and creativity. Most of these creative skills are related with research, occult and mystical things. They can also be working with Govt on some confidential matters. They like to collect lots of hidden information. They might counsel/serve people facing emergencies in life. Its aspect on 2nd house shows that they earn their wealth through research and investigating activities. They also like to communicate with family about secret and confidential matters.
Mercury in 9th house – Here, Mercury will be exalted. This person speaks perfectly and they are almost cunning with their communications. They take higher education in some analytical, accounting or finance field. They can be very critical to their teachers and religious teachings. They can be teachers in these fields but then also they expect perfection from their students. They like to travel a lot and interact with people of different culture. Its aspect on 3rd house shows that they want to learn more about communicating with others to improve themselves but it shows their interest in teaching and counselling others.
Mercury in 10th house – Mercury is in Libra here. This shows someone working as Counselor, Mediator or diplomat with Govt or even individually. They can be a Lawyer or a Diplomat with Govt in different countries. They are very good at making agreement between warring parties. Its aspect on 4th house shows that they want to serve their home based needs with such a career. They also desire to have a good communicative relation with parents.
Mercury in 11th house –Mercury is in Scorpio here. This shows someone who is working with some big group of people who are into occult and mysticism. They may want to aware people about Occult and help people. So, they are working for social welfare or some higher purpose. It also shows their gains from occult counselling. Its aspect on 5th house suggests that their creativity and counselling is in occult field. It also shows that they get happiness through counselling others.
Mercury in 12th house – Mercury is in Sagittarius here. This is a person of higher learning and philosophy. He can be seen as a Teacher/Professor/Preacher in Career. They can be Teacher in Law or Religious studies too. They can be in such career in Foreign Lands. They love travelling Foreign Lands. Its aspect on 6th house suggests that they want to counsel people with their higher education and spiritual views. They like to have a very communicative daily work environment.
So, this is a basic idea of how Mercury's aspect will work in different houses for Capricorn 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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