Mercury in The Tenth House : Vedic Astrology

The planet Mercury is about intelligence, communication, and analytical abilities. As the human mind lies at the centre of the sum and substance of civilisation, Mercury has come out to be a very significant planet in Vedic astrology. As for the tenth house, it is the ‘Karma Bhava’ and it relates to the work that the natives do and the profession that they are involved in.  When Mercury is placed in the tenth house, the natives are good with language and they use this talent in their profession. You can have an authoritative air about you, or you are talented at communicating and negotiating with those in authority.   

The areas affected due to Mercury in the 10th House: 

  • Career and profession
  • Wisdom and knowledge
  • Communication and expression
  • Money and finance 

Positive Traits/Impact:  

The natives of Mercury in the 10th house might have more than one job going on together for many years. They may change their career directions frequently or they may be attracted to jobs that keep them on the move. These natives require frequent changes in settings and activities in order to stay stimulated and challenged. They can bring fresh energy to their conversations or to their job, perhaps because they need that stimulation

The tenth house largely governs profession but also relates to social reputation, character, karma, ambition and political concerns. The natives who have Mercury in the 10th house are more likely to opt for careers in writing and speaking. They can be exceptional teachers as well. They get a lot of recognition from others for their brilliant ideas and thoughts. They can be thoroughly professional and intellectual. They are seen as very wise and intelligent. 

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The natives of Mercury in the 10th house have a very good ability to express themselves. They have several talents, in fact they have many feathers in their cap. So, they may be multi-taskers in their profession. These natives may also travel a lot irrespective of whether they are doing a job or business of their own. They use their intelligence wisely to stay ahead in the game at work. They tend to make wise decisions and put forward innovative ideas which create a very good impression on others.  

While Mercury in tenth house natives may have trouble working within a group (unless they lead the team), they can move things forward through hard work and dedication. And their commitment is noticed by other people around them. They are also communicative with their marriage partner. They just need to ensure they are not stepping on anyone else’s toes to move towards their goal. 

The natives of Mercury in the tenth house should use their communication skills to remove conflicts and disputes. This will help them reach career goals and keep them financially stable. And that is important because material possessions hold a lot of significance for them.  They like comforts and affluence in life. 

Negative Traits/Impact:

This doesn’t mean that people with Mercury in the tenth house spend money on frivolous things. Everything that they buy has a purpose. However, some may view it as a status symbol. That sports car has all the safety features they want and it gets them to work quickly every day, but so do many other types of vehicles. There may be a difference in perception. 

Besides, once the natives of Mercury in the 10th house are established in their career, they begin thinking of romantic relationships and starting a family. And they want to have a secure nest egg in place by the time that happens. So for them, their clothes, car, house and other amenities are there to show how stable they are. This also holds true when Mercury is retrograde.  

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Mercury in tenth house natives can be very wise and intelligent. They may even become very good writers. However, they have to be careful about what they buy. They should try to explain to others that it is not a status symbol but a necessity.

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