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 Virgo Ascendant people, Mercury rules the 10th house & 1st house of chart with its sign Gemini & Virgo. So, let’s look at 10th house, 1st house, Gemini and Virgo too.
10th house - It represents things like Government, Father, Authority, Fame etc. Here, Authority should not be understood in literal sense, like someone got a Government job or became a Manager or CEO of a Firm. Here Authority means doing any work with complete perfection and your opinion matters when comes to making any decision related to that work, so even a good Hacker can be a person of authority as he is master of that particular work.
1st house/Ascendant - It is your self, personality, overall health, life path and head in human body 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 Virgo 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 Virgo Ascendant people.
Mercury in 1st house – Here, Mercury will be exalted. They can be very health conscious.This shows someone whose life path and career may revolve around Accounting, Auditing, Editing, Financial Work. It may require lots of communications and counselling. Basically, any work where someone has to deal with lots of data or information. Its aspect on 7th house shows that majority of their interaction with other people would be related with Career. They will approach other people and spouse with an expectation of perfection, which sometimes spoils the relations.
Mercury in 2nd house – Mercury is in Libra here. This shows someone in finance and wealth related career. Finance Consultant or Wealth Managers are seen from this. They can be good counselors or diplomats too. Its aspect on 8th house shows that they gain their wealth through serving other people or managing other people wealth. Hence, it confirms their position as Bankers or Financial Consultants.
Mercury in 3rd house –Mercury is in Scorpio here. This shows someone having life path or Career in Occult/Mysticism related counseling work. They love collecting mystical information. Its aspect on 9th house also suggests that person is keen to gain higher education an work like Teacher/Preacher or Counselor. They love interacting on matters of occult and mysticism.
Mercury in 4th house – Mercury is in Sagittarius here. This is a person who is working as Teacher/Professor in their home or home land. They love reading books about religion, philosophy. They are very much into higher education in their field. Mercury's aspect on 10th house of Career confirms that they want to teach and preach through their carer. It also shows a person who wants to learn how to gain in career and prestige through their work.
Mercury in 5th house – Mercury is in Capricorn here. This shows someone as a Counselor or Govt Spokesperson as Capricorn is sign of Govt. Capricorn also represents Law & Order. So, it can show Lawyer or Law Teacher. Its aspect on 11th house shows that person utilizes his career and life path to serve the higher causes and bringing social welfare. They serve humanity through their counselling or teaching. They want to learn how to improve networking to reach more and more people.
Mercury in 6th house – Mercury is in Aquarius. This shows a person whose life path and career is going into serving in large organizations and corporate world. Their work involves great deal of communication and counselling. Its aspect on 12th house also suggests that they love working in Foreign Lands/Foreign Companies. They like to travel to Foreign Lands and would always like to learn more about foreign culture and spirituality.
Mercury in 7th house – Mercury is debilitated in Pisces here. This shows a person who works in field of Spirituality or Spiritual Writing or Counseling. They connect people and spouse through spirituality. Its aspect on 7th house shows that they realize themselves when they are able to connect with others/spouse spiritually. Other people or spouse is always the one who shows us the mirror and makes us realize ourselves.
Mercury in 8th house – Mercury will be in Aries here. This shows someone who works in to research oriented work or in technical work. It gives a natural inclination towards occult. They can be counselor too but they will be very direct or even harsh in their counselling. Mars-Mercury energy exchange always creates someone who is very good with technology. Its aspect on 2nd house shows that by serving needs of other people, they create their wealth. They want to learn about how to improve their wealth.
Mercury in 9th house – Here Mercury is in Taurus. This shows someone who loves travelling and meeting people of different culture. They get higher education in fields related with Wealth and Finance. They can be seen as Financial Counselors or Teachers in Finance related field. Its aspect on 3rd house shows that they want to counsel and teach people, They can be good writers too. They are keen to learn how to improve their communication skills.
Mercury in 10th house – Mercury is in own sign Gemini here. This shows that person is in Communication, Counselling or Writing type of work. They can be good authors. It gives a good communicative relation with parents and people at work place. At times, they can be chatterbox. Its aspect on 4th house shows that they seek a communicative home environment. Also, they want to serve people of their home land with their career in communication, counselling, teaching or writing.
Mercury in 11th house – Mercury is in Cancer here. This shows a person who earns through counselling/teaching in health matters. They can be medical as well as fitness counselors. They can be working in big medical colleges or hospitals. Its aspect on 5th house again suggests that they can be working as teacher or counselor as 5th house relates to Education. They want to teach and learn to help humanity and serve people.
Mercury in 12th house – Mercury is in Leo here. This shows someone in creative or imaginative writing. They can be very creative with their skills. Their creativity will bring them authority and fame. Its aspect on 6th house shows that they want to have a daily work related to writing, communication and counselling. They can be in communication field of work in Foreign Companies too. They want to learn how to be more effective with their counselling at work place.
So, this is a basic idea of how Mercury's aspect will work in different houses for Virgo 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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