One of the most important houses for Mercury is considered the 5th house; it is believed to have two masters, of which Mercury happens to be the one, and the other is Jupiter. This house directs intelligence, education, capacity, and training for management, pregnancy, progeny, expertise, mental prowess. It also ensures safe-and-smooth or difficult-and-painful childbirth and upbringing of the progeny up to the age of 13 years.
Influence of mercury in the 5thhouse
Mercury also dictates and influences the native's learning, experience, education, the capacity to understand, learn and grasp whatever is taught, power of imagination, ability to form links and identify patterns, collection and retention of information, assumption, and deduction capabilities. It is believed to make the most sense to say that the Mercury fits in the 5th house like a glove, which means that the best position of Mercury for an individual is the 5th house. It is immensely important to always pay more attention and take detailed consideration of the placement of Mercury in the Birth-chart of an individual and its relationship with the 5th house. While doing so, it is also necessary to not forget and always to keep in mind the Saptamansh chart, whether the horoscope is that of a male individual or of a female individual.
Impact on intelligence and learning capacity of the native
In spite of the fact that memory is primarily a factor that is dictated by Jupiter, it is also true that the presence and influence of Mercury can bring in more intelligence and the ability to process, grasp and retain information too. Mercury decides about how easily and quickly a particular matter has been understood and grasped by the mind and can be retained exactly even at first glance. This quality brings itself into play in matters of writing different categories of write-ups, speaking, literature, journalistic activities like reporting, editing, translation, and even oratory skills. The mere presence of Mercury imparts into the individuals completely commendable and appreciative speaking skills not only in private conversations but also in public conversations. Through observation, it can be said that irrespective of the Rashi( which is a Sun Sign), if Mercury is present in the 5th house, the person will certainly turn out intelligent with strong memory power.
Influence on finance
The presence of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Pisces favors the person to become a writer, poet, journalist, professor, preacher, or priest without any influence of other factors like; irrespective of religion, caste, faith, or cult. Although in matters of Drishti(aspects), Mercury does not stand out very prominent to notice. From the 5th house, Mercury would have direct Drishti on the 11th house, which dictates income. In spite of the direct influence, Mercury would not have any influence over the 11th house. This is the reason why authors, poets, professors, priests, and other above-mentioned professionals are seen to be financially deprived and weak. They are often bound to seek medical aid for themselves or their associates and also take financial help from others to set up their marriage.
In spite of this being the modern times, where such effects of Mercury depending upon its residence, on the individuals, have lessened in prominence, it was believed in the near past that, there was a saying that went like ~"where there is wealth, there is not much education, and where there is education, there is not much wealth." Thus Mercury, with its residence in the 10th house, influences the finance, intelligence, and qualities in both academics and co-curricular activities of the individuals. Thus it is said that the residence of Mercury on the Birth- chart is of prime importance and should be noticed with keen concern.