Mercury in the 1st house has direction strength because it rules logical intelligence. The 1st house represents the brain and mind. Our logical intelligence is in the brain. Mercury in the 1st house in Vedic astrology gives the native the capacity to process and retain logical information. If you are a Virgo rising / ascendant this quality in enchanted.
Mercury 1st House – Body
The 1st house represents the physical body and Mercury is a karaka of skills. Mercury in the 1st house in Vedic astrology gives the natives skills with their body. The native may be a skilled athlete and a master at Karate, Martial Arts, Kung Fu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, or any physical sport that requires skills with the body and hands.
Good communication skills come to the native naturally with Mercury in the 1st house. Natives are very talkative and love communication across an array of platforms; social media keep the natives busy chatting with family and friends. The natives love long conversations and connecting to people; talking on the phone, texting, and emailing take a large portion of the native’s day.
Mercury 1st House – Intelligent
Natives are extraordinarily intelligent and have the keen ability to logically look at problems and come up with rational solutions. Natives with Mercury in the 1st house in Vedic astrology have a natural gift and the ability to retain a large amount of information (more than the average person). They absorb information like a sponge. When information is given to the natives, they can process this information quickly and retain what they have learned. Natives are studious and love learning new things; they like to read books and always want to more. Natives are natural teachers and have intuitive business skills. They can also be quick-witted and able to respond rapidly when asked questions or asked to evaluate a situation. Natives have profound mental curiosity and love researching any subject that interests their intellect.
The planet Mercury is the lord of Gemini, the zodiac sign Gemini is the original 3rd house which indicates travel. With Mercury in the 1st house, you are an active traveler moving from place to place, especially if Mercury is in a movable sign. Even if it is a short trip to the grocery store natives do not like to be still for very long.