Having natal Mercury in the 10th house creates the multitasker, and is a brilliant placement for the native’s career. Such people can focus and schedule their movements very thoroughly, while can quite easily transfer their knowledge through speech and writing to others. Due to the fact that the 10th house is ruled by Capricorn and Saturn, the Mercurial traits of the native have a rather serious approach. His way of speaking is carefully chosen and there can be exquisite rhetoric abilities. The audiences and readers that receive the native’s words in any type of speech accept without obstacles the pieces of information that he wants to pass. These traits may be developed with the help of the native’s father, who is also a good speaker.
Mercury first represents our intellectual abilities, the way we think and therefore we express our ideas, conceptions, etc…
In this House 10, Mercury will therefore have a particular role to play in destiny in general by granting a preponderant place to intellectual communication with others, and in the social and professional field in particular, which will include a Mercury side.
Mercury will therefore play an important role in the choice of a professional career, with a preponderance for everything that involves a notion of exchange, communication, and which favors the intellectual level.
The sign of Mercury will therefore play an important role in intellectual abilities in destiny and professional activity. With a more “communicative or commercial” side in Gemini or Cancer or Libra or Pisces, more “scientific or technical” in Aquarius or Scorpio or Aries or Sagittarius, more “organizing” in Taurus or Virgo or Capricorn.
The good aspects to Mercury will indicate what will make it possible to put into practice the Mercury qualities of the native: with Mars and Uranus (practical sense) with Jupiter and the Moon (business sense), with Saturn (management), with Neptune (inspiration), with Pluto (strategic sense), with Venus (aesthetic sense)
The negative aspects will not prevent the aptitudes but will make them more difficult to concretize or to emphasize: with Uranus or Mars (impatience), with Jupiter or Neptune (erroneous judgment), with Saturn or Pluto (stiffness or lack of adaptation ).
Finally, the closer Mercury is to the tip of the Midheaven, the more dominant and active it will be in destiny, and therefore the more important its planetary transits will be to study in this field, as a transited planet.
You could have a career as a speaker or a writer. Maybe the teaching profession suits you. You have the ability to get your ideas across to others and you gain recognition for doing so. Your manual dexterity and mental alertness may find use somewhere where you are badly needed. Because of your multiple talents, you may have multiple professions and jobs. Frequent work-related trips are also possible.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.