This will be sort of personal but also helpful to anyone who wants to understand Mercury and Mars the 9th house. I have this pair in natal chart. I will push hard to find the truth. I am compelled!
Mars is compels me to seek (9th) information. My Mercury and Mars is in Libra so there is a lot of conversation and bouncing off others in order to get what I want (Mars). Seeking the truth has a social component. The 9th house is both a student and a teacher. I am constantly learning as I teach.
This comes up today because I was working with a client who also seeks the truth. She made this very clear. She can handle the truth. That last is interesting. She has Pluto in her 9th (deep / hidden truth) square Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn is the handle. Saturn can cope.
This gal has been drawn into this world of lies. She can sense it but she’s not been able to figure it out. She called me because I’m blunt, stating plainly that she could live with the truth, no matter what it is. The lies were killing her.
Courage is big here as well. Mars allows a person to take something on. With in Mars in Libra, this is a decision. Mars in the 9th house is self-directed. It constantly wants to break free.
Mercury in the 9th is the quintessential “open mind”. It makes me think of the old Microsoft slogan, “Where do you want to go today?” I don’t need Microsoft. I wake up every morning with endless options of things to think about, write about, talk about or just things to “put out there”. Publishing is a 9th house thing.
The 9th house is akin to a wild horse. It not made or meant to hang around in a corral. I always want to know what’s out there and I love finding something new. Put Mars in there and it’s not surprise I started leaving the house through my bedroom window when I was eleven years old. I left altogether when I was fifteen. What would you expect with something like this in your chart?
Do you have Mercury and Mars in your 9th house. What’s it like for you?