Natal Mercury Square Ascendant ~ Unrecognized Genius
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 Square Ascendant
When Mercury is Square your Ascendant you may come across as opinionated and sometimes arrogant in your views. This may not be true but you do have difficulty communicating or getting across your own viewpoints and are often misunderstood. Other people may feel that they are being talked at, rather that talked to, and find it difficult to follow, or even to believe, what you are saying. As your own worst critic, you may continually compare your accomplishments to those of your peers. You need to work on solidifying your ego working on improving your self esteem. Ongoing communication issues and inability to relax in other peoples company, can lead to nervous disorders, especially those that affect your ability to communicate. You must learn to relax and be yourself when you meet new friends and lovers. You project so much nervous energy that this is sometimes all a person sees when they meet you. Watch out for appearing false by using flattery it can come across as insincere. By developing your personality, foundation and communication style you can open yourself up to much more deeper and vulnerable relationships.