♋ Mercury in Cancer
Gives a very retentive memory and a summarizing view of things. Silence and devotion are the cause of success in work and career, but a weakness for praise and flattery often plays too great a part in behavior. Mercury in Cancer makes the native inventive, inquisitive, diligent, economical and tactful, but at the same time gives some inclination to gloom which is less desirable. Interest is felt in the study of antiques.
Affliction makes the native continually crave for new emotions, makes him curious and opinionated, leads to troubles in intercourse and brings financial disappointments.
Flatulence, spasms of the stomach, nervous affection of the stomach through anxiety or sorrow. The use of alcohol is very bad. A healthy imagination should be cultivated and exaggerated anxiety avoided.
♌ Mercury in Leo
The intellect is clear and pure, the style imaginative and rational. Speeches, talks, oral and written expressions having a definite aim or tendency, will succeed best and will have the desired result. Leo makes for broad conceptions and noble ideals and Mercury gives a pleasant manner of presenting them.
A certain autocracy in matters of intellect or spirit cannot be denied; contradiction or illogical arguments are always attacked, censored, and if possible made ridiculous. But sentence should not be passed too quickly! Mercury in Leo makes the native frank, kind-hearted, sympathetic, and capable of organizing, inclined to take the lead and order others, to work with great schemes, but ignore details.
Affliction renders him passionate, whimsical, and speculative.
Nervous palpitations of the heart, convulsions, fainting fits, swoons, backache, brain fatigue; beware of too great exertion, of sitting bent forward at study’
♍ Mercury in Virgo
Makes the native practical, apt to admonish, capable, fond of scientific research and of clear and logical judgement; reserved. This is a position for a student, a naturalist, who prefers to occupy himself with the careful, systematic investigations of small creatures or objects.
When afflicted the native will be irritable, caviling, inclined to set to work at many things at a time and to make light of things which are really serious.
Sensitive bowels, stomach ache, colic, diarrhea, constipation, nervous weakness, nausea, short-windedness, itching of the nose. Too much thinking should be avoided and regular habits are particularly recommended.
♎ Mercury in Libra
Gives a correct intuitive view of various matters, including articles of commerce. Has well-balanced thoughts for making plans, the gift of, comparison, and knowledge of goods. It will prove profitable to work in cooperation, to buy in association, to study and repeat with others. Mercury in Libra makes the native thoughtful, kind, humane; eloquent and more or less refined in intercourse, whilst he also loves and has a talent for music and art.
Affliction however, renders him unbalanced and arouses dishonest tendencies. His best work is done in combination with and under the guidance” of a sympathetic person, because otherwise some of the things which should be done will neither be begun, nor finished.
Affections of the kidneys, anuria, obstruction in the uretic tubes, nephritis, lumbago, dizziness, nervous headaches (Opposition Aries), eye troubles (Opposition Aries). It is bad to stand or study too long at a stretch.
♏ Mercury in Scorpio
Gives a well-developed, penetrating intellect. The native naturally takes great interest in all that is hidden, mysterious and peculiar, and no pains will be spared to get to know more of the mysteries surrounding, human lite. During school years most work will be done in natural history, cosmography etc. whereas in later life there will probably be much aptitude for the study of medicine (doctor, surgeon, nurse).
Great power of concentration and clear logical conceptions enable the native with the aid of a few observed facts to diagnose correctly. Very likely there may have been sexual experiences in early youth which do not leave a pleasant recollection. It will therefore, be very good to try and find an equivalent experience in some form of New Thought or other.
Mercury in Scorpio makes the native resourceful, gives much insight, and a great attraction on the one hand to the study of occultism, and on the other to mechanical pursuits for which he has much capacity.
Affliction makes sly, mysterious, sharp in remarks and admonitions, impudent, bold, querulous and apt to take things badly, obstinate, skeptical and sarcastic.
Pain in bladder and genitals, very sensitive genitals, sexual troubles, deafness, stammering, hoarseness (Opposition Taurus). Anxiety and fear and absent-mindedness should be overcome.