Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mercury conjunct Ascendant

Paul Newman: Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Ascendant
Communication is symbolized by the planet of Mercury. So, having Mercury conjunct the Ascendant gives you a persona that is often like a talk show host or a public speaker or a teacher. You get the idea. This placement can often bring even the more reserved Mercury sign placements out of their shell, pushing their energy forward with a desire to talk, talk, talk. In fact, this desire might be so powerful that you find yourself overwhelming others. It might be hard for people to keep up with a Mercury rising individual. You’re like the modern-day version of the actual god Mercury, zipping back and forth, as quickly as the wind, to deliver one message after the next. It’s wise to seek some grounding in these behavior patterns of yours and not spread yourself too thin. You’re the type to instantly seek stimulation and if your Mercury gets bored, you’re pretty quick to move on to the next thing.

The aura that you have around yourself might be quite chaotic, especially if Mercury is in a Fire or Air sign. You like to cultivate an air of being constantly exciting and interesting. There might never be a dull moment around you but be wary of just plain exhausting people, as well. Mercury conjunct Ascendant folks usually have an appearance that fits their restless, curious manner. Your facial expressions are highly inquisitive, as if you’re just dying to know more, and you give off the impression of always having something to say, even when you try your best to shut up. There’s always that little twinkle in your eye. Mercury also signifies a certain duality, so this might play a big role in your appearance, as well. Many people with this placement have an androgynous look. The guys are often more metrosexual and the girls more tomboyish. But, the same girls can easily switch to very feminine and the same men to very masculine. You might also be able to rock casual and professional with equal aplomb.

Diffusing your interests and activities can be a hard pattern for you to recognize if your Mercury is in the 12th conjunct the Ascendant. Though this behavior will play a powerful role in your life, it might take some serious stepping back for you to realize exactly what you’re doing. The up-side of this placement is that it blends the communicative and intuitive abilities to the point of virtual psychic powers. Those with Mercury in the 1st House conjunct the Ascendant will more easily own up to being scatterbrained or chatterboxes. But, it’s this quality that becomes your greatest strength, in the end, if you use it constructively. You develop a persona for yourself that’s a salesperson of the first order, able to chat anyone up and persuade them to come around to your side of thinking. 


  1. I have Mercury/Venus in Virgo conj. the ascendant. I work in art sales. I have to watch out for over talking and blathering on endlessly. Haha.

  2. Hah, yeah I bet but I'm also sensing that, with Venus in the mix, that's just an inevitable part of your charm, especially when people are first getting to know you: being talkative, restless, changeable, etc.

  3. I have mercury in Taurus first house conjuction ascendant and Neptune in Capricorn tenth house square ascendant. don't really know what that means but 've been told am easy going and easy to talk to

    1. I'd imagine you are really easy to talk to! Your way of putting yourself out there is making small talk, joking around a bit, starting interesting conversations. The square to the Ascendant from Neptune can just make it hard for some people to sum you up in a concrete way. You're elusive.

    2. That sounds exactly like me!! Thankyou. Your article is really awesome by the way keep up the good work

  4. I have mercury conjuncting chiron on my ascendant. :) still dont know what that conjunct means, if it's a good thing or a bad thing.. because i know for sure that chiron in my 1st house made my life pretty hard esp. in my childhood..