Planets in Houses

Mercury in the 1st House: Embodiment of the Intellect

By on September 29, 2016

Mercury 1st House

PHYSIQUE: slender, nimble fingers, bright eyes with an analytical expression, average height, long neck, thin or average lips, frail bone structure, brown or blonde hair, pale skin, short limbs, youthful

ALSO APPLIES TO: Mercury conjunct Ascendant

As a natal Mercury in the 1st house person, you exhibit the highest level of intelligence. Your quicksilver mind is able to alchemically transform itself and adapt to new wavelengths within split seconds. Like a radio channel, you act as a messenger of communication and an agent between the known and the unknown. Mercury in the 1st house is a bringer of news and the source of all knowledge. People seek you out for wisdom and insight, and know you to be the one with the brains – the sexy nerd who aims for academic recognition. Smart and witty, you cleverly challenge the world with your cunning intellect. You have mastered the art of multi-tasking as you are capable of investing yourself in so much variety that people wonder if you are in possession of some special superpower. And indeed, you do, and you know it as well – that your mind is the greatest source of that power.

There is always a spark in your eyes as you carefully analyze and observe your surroundings. The world and its vast number of cultures and languages is a platform of endless opportunities of mental exploration for you. Talented and gifted with words, you are a quick learner and probably speak or study many languages to satisfy your curiosity. You like to keep bits of information on everything you can find and you are likely to have all types of collections: DVDs, books, games, albums, documentaries, pop science magazines, lists of your favourite things, including diaries, notebooks or electronic gadgets.

With Mercury placed in the 1st house of the natal chart, your mind is also dangerously restless and you might suffer from nervous disorders or insomnia. Meditation and relaxation is a must for you. Spending time in nature or listening to the sound of flowing water is also refreshing for your mind.

“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  1. Susannah Meel

    August 3, 2017

    Thank you, Lori!

  2. Lori Lotts

    June 19, 2017

    I am a first house Mercury. Living with a river in my backyard in the midst of nature is the only thing that keeps me sane! … Nice article!

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Professional astrologer, Tarot reader & life coach from Estonia. Known as Agent 80 at the Cosmic Intelligence Agency, an international astrological organization. Studied at the Estonian Institute of Astrology (EIA) but has been self-taught for most of her life. Graduated from an art school, received higher education in Asian Studies and Sanskrit language at Tallinn University. Influenced and inspired by all major branches of astrology. Susannah applies ancient techniques with modern principles of astrology. Her practice is uniquely curated from a Buddhist perspective.

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