Mercury governs the mind and quickens or intensifies the action of other planets which it forms any aspect with in the horoscope. It furnishes, to a great extent, the vital force necessary for business life; when favorably aspected to Venus and Mars it gives talent for music, art or literary work. One must have Mercury well placed to be a popular and successful orator.
A new and complete illustration of the celestial science of astrology: or, The art of foretelling future events and contingencies by the aspects, positions, and influences of the heavenly bodies. In four parts
Life Ruler, as it is called, is that planet which forms the nearest and strongest aspect to the Sun at the time of birth We may say Sun or Earth, as the Earth is always in the opposite sign in which the Sun is, therefore, when an aspect is formed to one, there will be an aspect to the other of equal power.
A Fiery sign ascending, or the ruler of the ascendant in a fiery sign, inclines one to be hasty, impulsive, quick-tempered, revengeful, proud, ambitious, hardy, rash and very persevering for a time, but lacking continuity; often making remarks they are soon sorry for, thereby involving themselves in arguments or disputes; yet they are mostly ingenious; often change their opinions or pursuits.