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 Leo Ascendant people, Mercury rules the 11th house & 2nd house of chart with its sign Gemini & Virgo. So, let’s look at 11th house, 2nd house, Gemini and Virgo too.
2nd house - It represents Family, Wealth, Speech, Family Lineage, Values, Mouth, Face, Throat, food you like to eat, Assets etc.
11th house - It represents Elder Siblings, Large Organizations, Huge Structures, Higher Goals and Purposes for the Universe, Network Circle, Entrepreneurship, Friends, Gains, Income and Earnings 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 Leo 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 Leo Ascendant people.
Mercury in 1st house – Mercury is in Leo here. This shows someone who earns his wealth through a very creative and imaginative Business. They can be earning through their creative skills or communications. They are highly communicative people. Its aspect on 7th house shows that they want to communicate with other people regarding Business or Creativity. They also want to interact with spouse on topics of creativity only. They may have a Business with Spouse.
Mercury in 2nd house – Here, Mercury will be exalted. This shows a very good wealth manager, finance consultation etc. They can be working with Financial Corporations. They can be doing a family business too and very practical about wealth. They can be very wealthy. Its aspect on 8th house shows someone working with other people wealth and counselling them about it. So, it makes a very good position for Wealth Consultant.
Mercury in 3rd house – Mercury is in Libra here. This shows someone earning wealth through Business. Mercury, 3rd house and Libra all represent Business. Their Business can be related to communications and writing. Like, they can be good Teacher or Authors. Its aspect on 9th house shows that they want to communicate about higher learning, philosophy and want to communicate with people of different ethnicity. They love travelling and want to go for higher education in their field to improve their teaching or writing.
Mercury in 4th house –Mercury is in Scorpio here. This is someone who ls very much interested with Occult & Mysticism and wants to earn his wealth through Business of Occult from his home. They are basically good occult counselors. Mercury's aspect on 10th house shows that they want to counsel people through their Career and make their career or fame as counselor. They also want to learn about how to develop a good career and have fame.
Mercury in 5th house – Mercury is in Sagittarius here. This is a Teacher or Professor. Mercury is Teacher, 5th house is Education and Sagittarius is Higher Education. So, it prominently shows someone in teaching field. Its aspect on 11th house shows that someone wants to teach others to serve humanity and bring social welfare. It shows they want to network and communicate with people in big institutes to serve their purpose.
Mercury in 6th house – Mercury is in Capricorn here. This shows someone who earns wealth through counselling people in their disputes and conflicts. As Capricorn is sign of Law & Order and Govt, this shows someone who is Govt Counsel or a Lawyer. Mercury's aspect on 12th house shows that they want to communicate about Foreign Lands, Spirituality or they can be working in authority position in Foreign Company's Legal Team. They like travelling to foreign lands.
Mercury in 7th house – Mercury is in Aquarius. This shows a person who earns wealth through people/masses. It means they can be in some Business of communication. As Aquarius is sign of new age technology, it shows someone connects with other people through media or technology. Its aspect back at 1st house suggests that they realize themselves once they are able to communicate with others. Here, relationship is based on communications and better they communicate with their spouse, better they understand themselves.
Mercury in 8th house – Mercury is debilitated in Pisces here. This shows a person who loves to gather information about spirituality and occult. They find their spirituality through counselling or serving other people. They understand their spiritual self through occult and service to others. Its aspect on 2nd house shows that they like to talk about Occult and Spirituality in Family. They are also eager to know how to improve their wealth and assets.
Mercury in 9th house – Mercury will be in Aries here. This shows someone who is interested in higher education, religion, philosophy, teaching and preaching etc. They love travelling but they can be very direct or harsh in their speech or teachings. They can have arguments with their teachers. Its aspect on 3rd house also suggests their love for teaching and travelling. It also suggests that they want to gather knowledge to improve their communication skills.
Mercury in 10th house – Here Mercury is in Taurus. It shows someone in career related to wealth, assets and finances. They earn through counselling about finance and wealth. They can be working with Banking or Financial Institutes. Its aspect on 4th house shows that they want to counsel people from private offices and also want to serve their home land people. It also gives good relation with Father or people in authority.
Mercury in 11th house – Mercury is in own sign Gemini here. This shows that person has good earning from communications or writing type of work. They are content with their earning. They want to serve some higher cause through their communications or writing. Its aspect on 5th house also suggests that they want to utilize their education to serve humanitarian causes. It motivates them to learn more and more.
Mercury in 12th house – Mercury is in Cancer here. This shows a person who earns wealth through counselling in health matters. 12th house is hospitals, Cancer is taking care of people. So, Mercury there, certainly makes the care of a Health Counselor. Its aspect on 6th house of diseases and illnesses confirms this. They can be working in healing field in Foreign Lands too. They can be very emotional in their communications. They can also be good emotional/romantic writers. They love travelling to foreign lands.
So, this is a basic idea of how Mercury's aspect will work in different houses for Leo 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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