Mercury in the Ascendant or the first house gives the powers for the expression of thoughts and ideas. It is mostly a favorable position for the intellectual side of the native. It signifies a great deal of travel and a strong desire to communicate the different experiences resulting from that travel. Ideas will come more quickly and spontaneously to the native. He must be careful of restlessness and changeability, as these will hinder the direction of his thoughts and ideas. With Mercury in the first house, expression becomes life style, speakers, teachers, writers and journalists have this position. When Mercury is retrograde in first hosue there can be impatience and often creates problems, which are deeply ingrained and there can be inhibit intellectual expression.
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