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 Gemini Ascendant people, Mercury rules the 1st house & 4th house of chart with its sign Gemini & Virgo. So, let’s look at 1st house, 4th house, Gemini and Virgo too.
1st house/Ascendant - It is your self, personality, overall health, life path and head in human body etc.
4th house - It represents your home, home environment, homeland, mother, nourishment, childhood friends, peace of mind, conveniences, intuition 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 Gemini 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 Gemini Ascendant people.
Mercury in 1st house – Mercury is in own sign Gemini here. As always, they are highly communicative people.They take all the traits and characteristics of their Mother. Mother has a huge role in their life, either ways. Mercury aspects on 7th house suggests that they want to communicate with their spouse/other people regarding their home, mother or home land. They want to collect information for running a Business related with home or real estate. They can be in Business related with home along with their spouse.
Mercury in 2nd house – Mercury is in Cancer here. This gives a very calm and emotional way of speech. They earn their wealth either through their Mother or Family Business. They are good wealth managers and very practical in wealth related matters. Mercury aspect on 8th house suggests that they want to earn from serving other people through counselling. They can be good Finance Consultant. They want to learn about managing other people wealth.
Mercury in 3rd house – Mercury is in Leo here. This shows a very creative and skillful person. They earn through their own Business. Mostly their Business is in the field of their skills. Mercury aspect on 9th house suggests that for the purpose of their Business, they get to interact with people of different ethnicity and far away places. It also shows that they are willing to gain higher education for the purpose of enhancing skills and business.
Mercury in 4th house – Here, Mercury will be exalted. This shows a very analytical and practical person in matters of home, mother and home land. They can be working from home in a detailed oriented or analytical work. They can be good Auditor, Accountant and Editor. Mercury aspects the 10th house and shows that person is very analytical, critical or perfectionist about his work and work place. Also, he is curious to know how he can get recognition at work or enhance their Career.
Mercury in 5th house – Mercury is in Libra here. This shows a person inclined towards education and educating others. They can be good teachers, counselors or diplomats. Mercury's aspect to 11th house shows that they want to utilize their teaching/counselling ability to serve the humanity and bring social welfare. Also, they are curious to know how they can increase their gains and earnings.
Mercury in 6th house –Mercury is in Scorpio here. This shows someone who counsels people in traumatic circumstance to help them. At times, it can show an Occultist or Astrologer. Mercury's aspect on 12th house shows that they want to interact with people of Foreign Lands. Also, they want to learn about spirituality and foreign lands. Spiritual Concepts help them in improving their counselling. They also like to travel to Foreign Lands.
Mercury in 7th house – Mercury is in Sagittarius here. This shows a person who connects with other people on basis of higher education. They can be seen as Teachers/Preachers/Professors. Even with their spouse they want to interact on matters of Higher Education, Religion and Philosophy etc. More they interact, more their relation prosper. Mercury's aspect on 1st house shows that they realize themselves through interacting with others on such matters.
Mercury in 8th house – Mercury is in Capricorn here. This shows person wants to interact about Secrets and Hidden matters, specially related with Govt and Law. They also like to serve people with their counselling abilities on hidden matters. They can be occultist too. Mercury's aspect at 2nd house shows that they want to communicate about secret matters within their family. Also, they like to learn how to earn wealth through serving others or managing other people wealth.
Mercury in 9th house – Mercury is in Aquarius. This shows someone in love of higher education or travelling. They might educate themselves in stream of new age technology or scientific/technical matters. They like to teach/preach about what the learn. Mercury's aspect on 3rd house shows person wants to communicate/teach/counsel people about higher education and wants to learn too about how to improve his way of counselling/teaching.
Mercury in 10th house – Mercury is debilitated in Pisces here. This shows someone in profession of writing, counselling. They can be highly imaginative writers. They can be very good spiritual counselors or preachers. Mercury's aspect on 4th house suggests that they want to teach/preach people of their home land on spiritual ideas. They want to have good communicative relations at home or with mother.
Mercury in 11th house – Mercury will be in Aries here. This shows someone who works in a technical field in Large Organizations. They can be very direct or even harsh with their communications. Mercury's aspect on 5th house shows that they want to educate themselves and others in their field to serve the humanity. They are always eager to learn more in their field and help all. They prosper after leaving their home land.
Mercury in 12th house – Here Mercury is in Taurus. This shows someone who may need to leave home land to prosper in foreign lands. They can be in Business related with Finance and Wealth. Mercury's aspect on 6th house shows that they want to interact with people of their work place. At the same time, they want to learn how to resolve their own and other's obstacles through effective counselling. As 12th house relates to losses, person has to work a lot on his counselling and communications.
So, this is a basic idea of how Mercury's aspect will work in different houses for Gemini 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