Mercury House 1

Mercury shown within a Astrological House wheel highlighting the 1st House

Mercury in the 1st House

a magnifying glass icon Key Phrases:

Communication-driven; Quick-witted; Curious and open-minded;

Thirst for knowledge; Adaptable in new situations;

Rational approach to self-identity; Highly expressive.

The 1st House is the house of self and individual identity, appearance, initiation, and personal expression.

When Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, is in the 1st House, it shapes our way of thinking, our communication style, and how we express our thoughts and ideas. We are likely to be seen as intellectually oriented, with a continuous drive to learn new things and to express our ideas clearly and logically.

People with this position are often quick thinkers, capable of making decisions on the fly. They enjoy intellectual challenges and can be quite persuasive. They can also be restless and constantly seeking new experiences or information. Their approach to life is primarily through the intellect, and they may be inclined towards careers that involve writing, speaking, or other forms of communication.

In the realm of career and vocation, roles that allow for freedom of thought, continuous learning, and sharing of ideas are most rewarding. Roles in academia, journalism, or any area that requires strong communication skills could be a good fit. Their ability to quickly understand new concepts can make them valuable team members in rapidly changing fields.

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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today. See Ben's Bio for more info.