Having natal Mercury in the 10th house creates the multitasker, and is a brilliant placement for the native’s career. Such people can focus and schedule their movements very thoroughly, while can quite easily transfer their knowledge through speech and writing to others.
Due to the fact that the 10th house is ruled by Capricorn and Saturn, the Mercurial traits of the native have a rather serious approach. His way of speaking is carefully chosen and there can be exquisite rhetoric abilities. The audiences and readers that receive the native’s words in any type of speech are accepting without obstacles the information he wants to pass. These traits may be developed with the help of the native’s father, who is also a good speaker. The chart owner copies the skills and style of the father, who might even be for the native a mentor figure except from a parent.
People who have Mercury placed in the tenth can excel in careers connected with public expression. Journalism, writing and everything in the area of the media is a job choice that should eventually go very well. Mercury placed here grants harmonic communication with those who are in power, no matter if it is the native’s employers or generally people of authority.
A tenth house Mercury can be very helpful for people whose occupation is sales. As the 10th house rules being a business owner rather than an employee, a native with such a placement will be successful in owning companies which deal with communications, publishing, news and finances. Accounting is also an area where the person can succeed, as anything that has to do with mathematics, calculations and data processing.
The 10th house rules the person’s public image, and Mercury placed here will make him appear rather intellectual towards the masses. This planet does not usually bring fame, unless aspected by other planets responsible for that. Nevertheless, such an individual will be certainly remembered as a smart person, and there might exist a bunch of admirers of his mind. Of course, if he follows some public profession as for example a writer, Mercury can also aid a lot in gaining fame.
Mercury in the 10th house enhances the native’s abilities of multitasking, and gives a lot of possibilities of having two jobs at the same time or being involved in numerous projects simultaneously. He will like having a variety of subjects to concentrate on, and his mind is stimulated by not repeating the same work patterns all over again. Also, as Mercury is a fast-moving planet, there might be quite a lot of work changes during the native’s life. This is received pleasantly by him, as it is perceived as a fresh inflow of energy and kills any possible boredom in the individual’s life.
Mercury has another positive trait which can be rather important for career issues; the native is gifted with great strategic abilities and can wisely choose his career steps. His mind is capable of noticing possible gaps and windows in the market, through which he can establish himself due to lack of competition from others. In addition, his tactical movements may aid him in rising up through a structured system in a corporation or a governmental service. Finally, such a native can use his Mercury in an even smarter- yet not fair- way. He may just speak behind the others’ eyes to people of authority to give him a position, and unless Mercury is ill aspected, he will receive it. After all, flexibility is Mercury’s second nature and a cunning old fox like the native just knows how to move in order to get what he wants!
If Mercury has difficult aspects with Mars or Pluto, this placement can make the native be gossiped by others and frequently insulted behind his back. In some situations, the native can receive attacks through written words or speech. His image and ideas will not be appreciated by all the others- and this is natural- but some individuals who maybe even view him antagonistically may find quite a lot of ways to damage his reputation.