What are the interpretations of the Mercury in the 1st house of the natal chart? And how does this manifest itself in life?
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MERCURY IN THE ASCENDANT, OR FIRST HOUSE makes the person quick-witted and sharp according to the nature of the sign rising and the aspects of the planets which he receives. The fiery signs and the airy signs have the strongest influence in that respect. 

In Aries or Leo he is more impulsive than when rising in Sagittarius, but Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are best. When Mercury is rising in the watery signs Cancer or Pisces the intellect is dull, but rising in Scorpio where it is fired by the martial energy and armed with the venomous sting of the scorpion it has a somewhat similar influence to that of Mars in Scorpio through not quite so pronounced.

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Mercury in the 1st house

 Mercury in the 1st house of the horoscope, like the sign on the Ascendant, has a great influence on the development of the subject's personality. It determines his image and appearance, affects the manifestation of activity and the manner of a person's behavior. 

Mercury is a small but fast planet. She endows her charges with mobility, agility and good reflexes. In addition, Mercury is considered an intelligent planet. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, Mercury (aka Hermes) acted as an intermediary between gods and people. This means that he was able to transmit information in such a way that one side would understand the other well despite the difference in consciousness and perception of the world. Read more 

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 Your mental and communicative abilities will largely be applied to personal issues relating to self-awareness and the search for an intellectual social identity. You have an inquiring, competitive and intellectual mental disposition, with above-average ability to express yourself orally and in writing. Many intellectual avenues will be explored through an innate drive for knowledge and new personal experiences that stimulate the growth of mind and personality. Your mental qualities are ideally suited to academic and scientific work.

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