Mercury in the third house indicates one fond of learning, studious and generally mirthful, alert, and active mentally. Eager to investigate science, or any new thought, fond of reading, literature and all things that enlighten and tend to expand the understanding. This house is wholly mental, being (analogically) the positive station of Mercury : it therefore gives a love of writing and speaking, and tends to quicken all expressions of the mind in every form.

MERCURY denotes the mental capacities, and is therefore very potent when placed in the ascendant. In general it gives business ability, but being a convertible planet it is greatly affected by the influence of aspects. It largely absorbs the nature of the sign in which it is placed, being further modified or intensified by the influence it receives from other planets. Its influence is most potent in the earlier part of life, especially during the period of youth.


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