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 Scorpio Ascendant people, Mercury rules the 8th house & 11th house of chart with its sign Gemini & Virgo. So, let’s look at 8th house, 11th house, Gemini and Virgo too.
8th house - It is house of secrecy, occult knowledge, longevity, transformation, death and re-birth, In laws family, joint wealth with spouse 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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio Ascendant people.
Mercury in 1st house –Mercury is in Scorpio here. This shows someone who is too much into occult and mysticism. He might even have a mystical personality. It also shows that sudden events impacts person's life path. Its aspect on 7th house suggests that they want to interact with other people on occult and mysticism. They want to communicate with their spouse same way. They can be an Astrologer.
Mercury in 2nd house – Mercury is in Sagittarius here. This is a person who is all into higher education of occult and mysticism. They are earning their wealth through occult services to people. Its aspect on 8th house also shows the gains from serving people and counselling. It shows good communicative relations with in-laws too. They will always talk about higher ideals and values in life.
Mercury in 3rd house – Mercury is in Capricorn here. It shows a counselor in the field of Law. So, they can be Lawyer or Govt Spokesperson etc. Their will be Legal Writing involved in their communications. So, even an RTI activist can be seen from this placement. Its aspect on 9th house suggests that they are very much interested in higher education and Law. They want to gain more education to improve their counselling.
Mercury in 4th house – Mercury is in Aquarius. This shows someone working in a research or communication oriented field in large organizations. They will be working in large organizations of home land, like in India, we can say TCS or Infosys. Its aspect on 10th house suggests that they want to communicate with people in authority or people at work place. It also shows a desire to have communication related career.
Mercury in 5th house – Mercury is debilitated in Pisces here. This shows someone very creative and imaginative in his research work. They understand spirituality through Occult and Mysticism. They are very good authors and spiritual counselors. Its aspect on 11th house suggests that they want to utilize their research and education to help humanity and serving higher causes. They also want to improve their income and network circle.
Mercury in 6th house – Mercury will be in Aries here. This shows a person who is working as counselor to resolve people problems. Now, it can be an occult based counselor or medical counselor. At the same time, they can be very direct or harsh in their counseling work. Its aspect on 12th house shows their desire to work and counsel people in hospitals. It also shows that they travel to foreign lands often.
Mercury in 7th house – Here Mercury is in Taurus.This shows a person involved in research about wealth and assets. They can be good wealth managers or financial consultants. That's how they want to interact with other people. Its aspect on 1st house shows that they realize themselves after connecting with others. They understand self better when they are able to connect with people.
Mercury in 8th house – Mercury is in own sign Gemini here. This is a real counselor, teacher and communicator of occult and mysticism. They will collect lots of information on occult. They are very good at serving people through counselling. Its aspect on 2nd house also suggests that they earn wealth through serving others. They can be excellent at research and communicative with in-laws. They like to communicate about secret matters with their family.
Mercury in 9th house – Mercury is in Cancer here. This shows a person who is highly emotional with his communications and counselling. They want to educate themselves but they are motherly when they teach and counsel people.Its aspect on 3rd house shows they want to improve their communications and teaching. They want to educate themselves more and more. They can also love to travel a lot.
Mercury in 10th house – Mercury is in Leo here. This shows someone in creative or imaginative writing. They can be very creative with their skills. They can use their research abilities to develop their skills and career. They can be in career of creative writing or counselling. That career brings them authority in life. At the same time, they can be fiery with their speech. Its aspect on 4th house shows that they want to have a communicative environment at home & with mother. They want to serve people of home land through their career.
Mercury in 11th house – Here, Mercury will be exalted. They are very precise and perfect about their communications. Their research may be around health care and healing. They want to serve all with their research in such field. They can be equally good with accounting and editing work. Its aspect on 5th house suggests that they want to educate people with the help of their research. It also shows them as good counselor to serve humanitarian causes.
Mercury in 12th house – Mercury is in Libra here. This shows someone as counselor in Foreign Lands or at Spiritual Places. It can also show a counselor or a diplomat who works in foreign lands. This person deals with lots of secret information. They travel to foreign lands often. Its aspect on 6th house suggests that their daily work is around communication and counselling. It also shows that they want to resolve the obstacles of people through their communications.
So, this is a basic idea of how Mercury's aspect will work in different houses for Scorpio 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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