Mercury represents our rational mind and is the planet of everyday expression and communication. It signifies our curiosity and what areas of life we find mentally appealing and stimulating. It analyzes and organises and defines the way we interact with others. Mercury in your chart reveals how you get your point across and in what style.
Mercury Opposition Ascendant
Mercury opposition the Ascendant means that whenever possible, you try to share the opinions of the people you associate with. Fearing you will be rejected, you wait until you have heard what your associates say before you express your views. Although you do this cleverly, you still don't succeed in convincing people that you have a mind of your own. Because of this, you are not taken seriously. You want everyone to think you are the most agreeable person they ever met. People feel comfortable with you, because you never threaten them by saying they are wrong, even when they are. Actually, you are trying too hard to be liked; you would be more respected if you were more sincere and less conniving. You try to say the right thing at the right time so that people will admire you. Most times you succeed in this, but when you don't it can be awful. Actually, you are a master conversationalist and can hold an audience in the palm of your hand. So there is no need for pretending to be other than what you are - a delightful person to have around. Sometimes you bend the truth about your family background or heritage in order to make a good impression. Or you alter the facts to make them fit your objectives. With your gift of effective communication, you would be most successful in an occupation that requires close, intimate contact with people. You are very adept at social activities, public relations, and communications, where you have every opportunity to show your skill in handling people. Though you really like and need people, you don't want to feel obligated to them. You are independent, and resent having your freedom restricted, even temporarily. You try to form friendships with persons who can help you in reaching your objectives; in return, you are willing to serve them when they need help. It will be difficult for you to rise to the position you seek unless others intercede on your behalf. Don't forget them when you succeed.
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