If you want to learn more about how to interpret a natal Mercury in tenth house, this article is for you.
Mercury in the natal chart shows your reasoning ability and how you communicate. This planet in the house if career and public reputation suggests that you live in the public eye!
People who have Mercury in the tenth house are alert and have a quick mind. They are ambitious, communicative and often become successful in their careers.
Keep reading to learn more about what ta natal Mercury in the tenth house means in astrology!
Meaning of Mercury in the Natal Chart
But first of all, what does Mercury represent in astrology?
If you are familiar with this planet, feel free to skip ahead to the interpretation. But in case you need a quick reminder, here’s a list of Mercury’s keywords :
- reading and writing
- thinking processes
- your rational side; the left brain
- your immediate surroundings
As you can see, Mercury is a versatile planet. It rules two zodiac signs in astrology: Gemini and Virgo.
In the natal chart, the position of Mercury shows how and where you want to communicate and how you communicate the best. With Mercury in the tenth house, this is your career life.
A Mercury that receives harmonious aspects suggests that you easily express yourself. Mercury connects you with the rest of the world.
If you would like to read more about this planet, here’s an article about the meaning of Mercury in astrology.
What You Need to Know About The Tenth House in Astrology
So now you know what Mercury stands for, but what about the tenth house?
The tenth house in the natal chart is the house of career and public reputation. This house is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign Capricorn. Capricorn is an earth sign: it’s focused on the physical world and on how to make a living.
The tenth house shows your ambitions and aspirations. This house takes a lot of time to develop fully and build up. You have to put in the time and effort for the world to recognize you as an authority.
The cusp of the tenth house is called the Midheaven. It corresponds to the point of the sky that was at the highest as seen from the place of your birth at the time of your birth. The Midheaven (shortened as MC) represents the highest you ascend in life. You experience it in the last decades of life, as a good reputation takes a lot of time to build up.
Besides your professional life, the tenth house is also associated with one of your parents, usually the father or the more dominant parent.
If you want to learn more about the tenth house in the natal chart, keep reading here.
Natal Mercury in Tenth House
A natal Mercury in tenth house makes its mark on your career. Of course, it should be analyzed together with its sign and its aspects.
This placement is very beneficial when it comes to your professional life. You are smart and others quickly notice this―you cannot hide what’s in the tenth house! You advance in your career rapidly, and often ascend to a position of power.
Mercury here is in the house of Capricorn. This sign’s serious attitude gives your Mercury a serious flavor, too. You are neat, on time, and people around you appreciate this.
You are talented when it comes to transmission of information. Mercury in tenth house people make good public speakers, politicians, teachers. You have excellent rhetorical skills.
Mercury in the tenth house values education, but rather as a necessary step towards their dream career than for the sake of learning. There is a practical approach here, a Mercury in the tenth house knows that knowledge is power only if you apply it.
Mercury here suggests that you have high ambitions and your thoughts support your goals. An emphasized tenth house suggests a person who craves great achievements. You don’t shy away from hard work, you are aware of it that you need to be all in to find success in your chosen field.
However, if Mercury in tenth house receives challenging aspects, finding the right career is not easy. A person with a weak Mercury in the tenth house might change often their profession. However, to get really good at something you need Saturn―the ruler of time. It’s also possible that you have more than one job.
Mercury in Tenth House: Career and Communication
You are all in, when it comes to your career. You find that this is the life area where you can surround yourself with facts and logic, carefully analyze the situation even when under pressure, and make decision.
Mercury wants to connect. Ever. When it’s in the tenth house, it wants to connect with the public. You have an innate talent for making others understand your point of view. However, you are also careful about what you say in public. Mercury in tenth house is aware of the importance of a good public image.
You know how to communicate your ideas and tailor the message to everyone’s own needs. You don’t just communicate, you communicate effectively. A Mercury in the tenth house extracts the important parts and ditches the rest. This placement gives a talent for teaching and representing ideas, maybe this is the reason why people who have Mercury in the tenth house are often involved with politics.
Mercury in the tenth house people are usually extroverted and outgoing. They are often popular, and their networking talent pushes them further towards success. The world sees you as a cheerful person, who has authority and credibility.
One of the downsides of this placement that even though people with Mercury in the tenth house have many good ideas, they sometimes lack follow though. Mercury is a versatile planet, and where you find it in the natal chart, there is a need for versatility. Here, you can fall prey to shiny object syndrome.
However, to really excel at something, you have to put in a lot of time, work, and effort. If your Mercury is afflicted, it can happen that you choose less ethical ways to success.
You see life as a field where you can constantly grow and develop yourself. You always want to achieve more, and become a better (and more efficient) version of yourself.