Mercury in 10th House synastry relationships are highly effective in the financial, business, and professional activities of such partners, especially in science and art. Political activity is another option.
The ideas and activity of the “Mercurial” personality in this synastry have a significant impact on the professional life of the Tenth House person. The positivity or negativity of this influence is explained by the corresponding characteristic of the aspects of Mercury in each natal chart.
The positive influence of the “Mercurial” personality clearly contributes to the enhancement of the status, self-image, and the overall well-being of the career the Tenth House person who, in turn, does everything possible to raise the prestige and official recognition of the “Mercurial” personality.
The negativity of this synastry is expressed in constant disagreements between individuals on all aspects of their joint life.
from F. Sakoyan, L. Ecker
Mercury in 10th House Synastry Explained
Mercury in 10th House synastry partners will have a great inclination to teach you how to live, especially by pointing out what you do wrong. They can perceive these teachings as a form of pleasant sport, especially if their Mercury is, say, in the Third or Fifth House of the natal chart. However, such conversations, including those not targeting you directly, can lead to the realization of your significant choices, and often the issues that are discusses with you are much more important than you might think.
In theory, your relationship with a Mercury in Tenth House synastry partner should be built the other way around, that is: you should work on his or her mental picture of the world, using specific examples to show (1) what holes and defects there are in it, and (2) how the partner should correctly understand the situation as it develops. However, to succeed in that you first need to sort out your own practical ethics and find a common language with the partner, which requires a fair amount of upfront effort.
If the partner’s Mercury is strong, they can make you depressed simply by talking to you and even activate your complexes of social inferiority. If your Tenth House is strong and, especially if you have a high social status, you can use this partner and their Mercurial manifestations to your advantage. For example, he will print your manuscripts, run small errands or collect information on issues that interest you. But it won’t be until you both understand how important his opinion is for you that your Mercury in 10th House synastry partner will be able to start giving you sound spiritual advices that will greatly advance your evolutionary development.
from A. Podvodny