When Mercury is conjunct the Ascendant, a person is apt to run on nervous energy, producing frayed nerves. He or she needs to learn to relax and turn off the mind and its careening mental faculties. Since such an individual will probably never sit still, he or she should use a rocking chair to be able to sit in one place and yet be in motion. Worry is a great deteriorator of health with a conjunction between Mercury and the Ascendant, and only attitudinal change can assuage this tendency, A person with this configuration in a natal chart must be encouraged to use his or her native acumen—without worry.
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