AstroFix Reader Question: Mercury and the Moon in the 1st house?

Hi Michelle, I’m sorry for asking you something so common but I have a Capricorn rising which naturally means I have Saturn influences when I move about in the physical world. However I’m curious to know what it means when I have Mercury and moon also in the 1st House. Now from what I understand, Mercury in the 1st is not the same as having a Gemini/Virgo ascendant and information on something so specific is scarce. Do you mind giving me your two cents?

Capricorn 1st house

At the surface level it appears that you uphold the status quo. You do what you’re supposed to do according to your family’s expectations. This is the way you learned to navigate the dynamics of your environment when you were young.

Saturn in Capricorn 12th house

Saturn is in dignity in Capricorn … but, being in the 12th house and in partile conjunction with Neptune, you’re much softer than a typical hard-driven Capricorn. You’re actually much more regimented about the spiritual side of life than the business side. You might find it hard to hold a routine in daily life and you slip into sweet periods of relatively unstructured nothingness. Saturn is the ruler of your 1st house and it is placed in your 12th house: your focus may shift to charitable causes or not-for-profit organizations where you can feel useful and express compassion at the same time to make a difference.

Moon in Capricorn 1st house

The Moon is in detriment in Capricorn. The Moon is angular in the first house, and in a cardinal sign: you’re driven, and you can get defensive about your ambitions, most likely because your soggy Saturn doesn’t hold you accountable enough to achieve what you want. People with Moon conjunct ascendant also often have a strong relationship with the women in their life. Many times they have a mother who is “right up in their face.”

Mercury in Aquarius

Mercury is closely semisextile your Capricorn ascendant. Mercury is pretty happy in Aquarius. You express your community-conscious, progressive ideas openly. Mercury is the ruler of both your 5th house (in Gemini) and your 8th house (in Virgo): getting sexual attention, creating bonds of intimacy, and being playful help shape the way you project yourself in the world and encourage you to speak your mind in a direct and unique way.

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