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Brainstorm: Mercury / Ascendant Astrology Aspects

Brainstorm: Mercury/Ascendant Astrology Aspects interprets astrology aspects between the Mercury and the Ascendant. Written in short, fragmented sentences, this article embraces phrases, concepts, imagery, and more to evoke meaning. Entertaining read for new and experienced astrologers alike. This article is included in the Angles: Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven & IC Astrology eBook.

xcessive worry. An active, agile mind that asserts itself in the environment. Having something to say about everything that happens. Alert. Making constant connections. Cunning linguists. Word gymnasts. Fans of slogans, limericks, sayings, phrases, etc. … Intentionally confusing. Lying or tricking to get ahead. Switching angles to make a sale. Marketers. Cars. Deals. Sales. Used car salesmen. Fluent in communication of all types. Fluent in the internet. Texting. Social Media. Forums. Lol. LMFAO. LMFAO. ROFL. SMH. BRB…

Continued … On top of the trends. Blending trends into daily life. On top of the gossip. Having the right connections. Knowing who to go to for what. Married to the Mob. Wheeling and dealing. Drug dealers. Spitting out a word-storm when you’re mad. Fast talkers. Talking up a storm. Obfuscation with language.

The need to speak, persuade, or sell others on your ideas. Brainy. Voracious readers. Sharing facts with friends. Knowing a little about everything everyone is talking about. Connecting the dots. Seeing how things in the environment are interrelated. Amazing networkers. The ability to build rapport with others quickly. The ability to trick or dupe people. The ability to inspire curiosity. Taking advantage of people’s curiosity. Being talked about. Being the subject of gossip. Knowing a little bit about everyone. Chatterbox. Too many voices in your head. Inner dialogue is relentless. You drain other people with your energy. Unintentional energy vampires. Stressing. Not knowing how to relax. You connect to others and suck up their energy too. Busy. Twitchy. Switch-hitters. Confused … because of too many distractions. Sexually ambivalent. Sexually ambiguous.

— Blur

The need to move freely about. A spirit that cannot be contained. The tendency to bite when trapped. Nervous ticks. Tapping feet. A deluge of words. Your ability to articulate your immediate experience. Talking about what’s happening in your surroundings. Hosts. Presenters. Commentators. MCs. Officiators. Conference organizers. Wheelers and dealers. Let’s make a deal! Liking work that allows you move around. Finding it hard to sit still. Attentive. Observant. Involved. Boots on the ground. Being aware of prices and cost. Being aware of where to get what. Being ahead of the curve on new shops. E-commerce. Buying and selling. Merchants. Store owners. Dealing with vendors. Dealing with the transportation of goods. Shipping. Closing the deal. Crunching numbers. Selling your point of view. Laying it on. Flexible outlook. Reality is bendable. The messenger. Speed is your ally. Fleet-footed. Jack be nimble, Jack be quick. Sly.

The desire to speak up. Can’t keep quiet. Telling it like it is. Super-smart. Well-read. The uphill battle against ignorance. Differences in opinion. A forceful opinion. Born salesman. Learning how to match what you say to what you do. Striving to have word and deed be one. Mouth at the forefront – does it open? Does it close? Do you know how to be silent? Filling silence with words. Awkward silences. Head over heart. Speaking not listening. Mentally stimulating. You bring a current of nervous energy wherever you go. You can unnerve others. You make people jumpy. You’re jumpy. Can you sit still for a minute? Itchy brain. Scratching your head. Bug brain. Hearing voices. Schizophrenia. Improvisation skills. Comedian. Life in the fast lane. Trickster. Magician. The ability to put two and two together. Putting the pieces together.

It is greed to do all the talking and never to listen.
― Democritus

Writing. Writers. A way with words. A good vocabulary. Pen name. Screen name. Nom de plume. Flexible working hours. A portable work station. Biking. Bike maintenance. Car maintenance. Mechanics. Paper boys. Delivery men. Courier. Author. Giving your word. The ability to keep your word. Words at the tip of your tongue. Word is bond. One of your siblings demands a lot of attention. Siblings at the forefront.

  • Amy Poehler (comedian): Mercury biquintile ascendant
  • Steve McQueen (actor): Mercury trine ascendant
  • Pearl Buck (author, first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, in 1938): Mercury square ascendant
  • Isak Dinesen (author, Out of Africa): Mercury sesquiquadrate ascendant
  • Nick Nolte (actor): Mercury sextile ascendant
  • Sally Ride (astronaut): Mercury sextile ascendant
  • Katharine Hepburn (actress): Mercury opposite ascendant


  • Commerce & Trade
  • Communication, Linking & Connecting Information
  • Language & Symbols
  • Learning
  • Local Travel & Between Worlds
  • Messenger & Psychopomp
  • Siblings
  • Speech & Hearing
  • Tricksters
  • Agent
  • Alternate
  • Assistant
  • Bootlegger?
  • Courier
  • Coyote
  • Gossip
  • Grifter
  • Informer
  • Journalist
  • Mail Carrier
  • Mule? (with Pluto?)
  • Neighbor
  • Networker
  • Page
  • Pickpocket
  • Postal Worker
  • Proxy
  • Psychopomp
  • Raconteur
  • Reporter
  • Representative
  • Runner
  • Scout
  • Sibling
  • Substitute?
  • Storyteller
  • Student
  • Thief
  • Trickster
  • Writer
  • Buy a notebook / upgrade your pens & pencils / learn calligraphy
  • Communicate / Explain it in your own words
  • Connect worlds
  • Converse
  • Deal with neighbors
  • Get some errands done
  • Go to the park
  • Put boots on the ground
  • Read / Visit a bookstore
  • Say what you've got to say
  • Take a class / Take a workshop / Buy a self-guided study kit
  • Take a day trip
  • Talk to siblings
  • Teach a class / Teach a workshop / Hone your skills
  • Visit your favorite shops
  • Walk around town
  • Write a letter / Write a novel / Blog / Journal / Jot ideas down
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