Mercury is the planet of intelligence, and when located in the first house of the native, it will create a very communicative character. They have a very quick-thinking mind, are very talkative and enjoy writing, reading and anything that contains information and speech. Expressing themselves is the most important thing in their lives, and their natural curiosity can lead them to amass huge amounts of information in their minds. Their life is all about learning; they won’t stop until their very last day. People with Mercury located in the house of self, like riddles, puzzles and everything that keeps their mind alert. They often are interested in uncovering mysteries of the world and life. This can draw them either into studying science, or into studying the supernatural.
When Mercury is in the 1st house chart, you are adaptable, clever, inquisitive, articulate, perceptive and possibly overly nervous. They want to know about many things. Your spoken and written word reflects your very personal views.
While your nervousness keeps you slim, it can also lead to nervous disorders. You like to talk about what interests you.
Mercury represents our mind, our way of communicating intellectually, of reasoning, of expressing our ideas, of conceiving, etc…
In this House, Mercury will accentuate the curious and intellectually open side, with a predominance of wanting to understand and analyze, but also of being interested in multiple areas at the same time. Discussing, writing, communicating, are an integral part of the person (no matter how), but often with a tendency to differentiate themselves from others intellectually.
It will of course be necessary to take into account the sign and the aspects to know how the person uses these faculties and this way of communicating, but always taking into account that it is a dominant element of his personality, all the stronger than Mercury will be close to the Ascendant peak.
With dissonant aspects, there may be cunning, instability, superficiality, or on the contrary a tendency to impose and follow only one’s ideas, etc… With good aspects it will often be a sign of openness and adaptation in intellectual communication. Mercury also representing the nerves, the dissonant aspects will accentuate the nervous and reactive side of the personality.
As for the Sun and the Moon, two cases can arise:
– Mercury in House 1 is in the same sign as the Ascendant, in which case there will be harmony between the way of communicating, of reacting and the image that the person gives.
– Mercury in House 1 is in a different sign from the Ascendant, in this case there will be a discrepancy between its way of reacting and its way of communicating and reasoning, often resulting in unpredictable or changing reactions or behaviors. Let’s imagine Mercury in Sagittarius and a Scorpio Ascendant, he will have difficulty expressing his open-mindedness because of his distrustful and exclusive behavior of Scorpio, hence a different behavior depending on the situation.
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.