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Mercury in the Signs
Aries | Taurus |Gemini |Cancer |Leo |Virgo |Libra |
Scorpio |Sagittarius |Capricorn |Aquarius |Pisces
MERCURY IN ARIES - Mercury, the planet of communication is in the cardinal fire sign of Aries in your chart. In your communications with others you will be quick-witted, impulsive and impetuous. You will pick up quickly on ideas and you can express yourself energetically and forcefully, perhaps too forcefully at times. If this impulsiveness can be controlled, you will have a sharp and penetrating mind with a quick wit and the ability to communicate directly and to the point with a minimum of waffle.
Fire signs are connected with self-identity and with Mercury here you may need to develop a more objective attitude towards your opinions, realizing that "just because you hold these opinions does not necessarily make it right". You may have a tendency to identify too strongly with your own thoughts and ideas regarding a challenge to them as a direct challenge to yourself.
MERCURY IN TAURUS- With Mercury in the fixed earth sign of Taurus, your mind is practical and down to earth. Taurus stabilizes your thoughts, giving you the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. You will not make snap decisions, needing time to assimilate all the facts and arrive at a sensible, and usually practical conclusion. This same tendency may make you slow to appreciate other people's opinions. You may lack flexibility in your outlook as a result of stubbornness and fixed opinions. Mercury in this sign can stabilize any more restless tendencies that may be shown in your chart.
MERCURY IN GEMINI- Mercury, the planet of communication, is in the mutable air sign of Gemini in your chart, indicating that you have a lively and enquiring mind. Your interests are varied, and you may find it difficult to concentrate on one thing for too long, other ideas and possibilities are always crowding into your mind. This can make your thinking rather scattered and you may find it difficult to make up your mind on anything, then change it when you do. On the other hand, you are eager and able to learn a variety of different subjects, and to see connections that you may miss through a narrower and more specialized form of knowledge. You will have a great need to communicate your insights and knowledge to others.
MERCURY IN CANCER- With Mercury in the cardinal water sign of Cancer your mind is intuitive and receptive. You may have an innate psychic receptivity which comes from the ability to pick up on the subtle communications that people give out, often without them being fully conscious of it themselves. You may tend to think too much about your own feelings, constantly analyzing how and why you feel the way you do. At best, this can give an unusually deep understanding of your own unconscious and emotional needs, at worst, your rational judgment can be overwhelmed by negative emotions. You will make a good listener, able to sympathize with and understand the problems of others, and to verbalize and communicate your understanding and insight.
MERCURY IN LEO- With Mercury in the fixed fire sign of Leo, your mind is lively and creative. You like to express your thoughts in a dramatic way, and to be seen as a broad-minded and intelligent person. You have a strong will, and once your mind is made up on some issue you will defend your position as if your whole life depended on it. You are not given to self-doubts and questioning, you are sure of what you think and believe. While this can be a positive trait, if taken to extremes you can exhibit an immovable fixedness in your opinions, as if your whole sense of identity depends on maintaining your present ideas and opinions, even in the face of conflicting evidence. You can show a lack of objectivity, and give the impression that you always know what is right and best.
MERCURY IN VIRGO- With Mercury in the mutable earth sign of Virgo, you have a practical and analytical mind. You are able to analyze any issue or idea, reducing it to its component parts and seeing how all the parts fit together. This gives you an excellent organizing ability and an incisive intellect which, given time, can find the solution to any problem. This ability applies more to practical and material matters rather than abstract and theoretical problems. You have a strong critical ability, able to see the flaws and errors of logic in an opponent's arguments. You can, however be over-critical, and impatient with anyone whose thinking and ideas are more intuitively or emotionally oriented. Your nerves are highly strung, and you will probably need to consciously practice some form of relaxation to prevent this taking its toll on your body.
MERCURY IN LIBRA- With Mercury in the cardinal air sign of Libra, your mind is objective and balanced. You have the ability to see both sides of any issue and reach an objective and fair conclusion, although this same ability can make it difficult to finally make up your mind since you are always aware that there could be another answer and you are open to persuasion. You have a naturally diplomatic mind and can act as an arbitrator or go-between in a dispute without becoming personally involved in one side or the other. Your mind is always open to new ways of thinking and new ideas, and you will not dismiss any possibility without at least considering it, your main concern being the potential for new social contacts or intellectual exchange that it could bring you. Because of your openness to new ideas you will need to be aware of the danger of being too gullible or easily influenced by spurious arguments.
MERCURY IN SCORPIO- With Mercury in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, your mind has an intense and penetrating quality that allows you to see beneath surface appearances. This is a good position for some form of investigative or research work, since you will not be satisfied with superficial and surface appearances. You have strong powers of concentration and a determination to get to the bottom of things, although strong negative emotions can influence your thinking and make you suspicious and distrustful of what anyone else tries to tell you. For this reason you will usually be very reserved about discussing or openly expressing your emotions and feelings, unless you are sure that the person you are talking to can be trusted. Once you have made up your mind on an emotional issue you will not easily be shifted from your position.
MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS- With Mercury in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, your thinking is open-minded and optimistic. You prefer to think in broad philosophical terms rather than get bogged down in petty details. Although this is generally not a bad thing you may tend to overlook the fact that some details are important. You will try to live your life by what you believe and what you think is the best way to be, regardless of what other people may think, and you can be rather tactless in what you say. Your mind is restless and open to the future, refusing to be tied down by the past or present and other people may be frustrated by your refusal to be pinned down or express a definite opinion on some issue. It is not that you have no opinions, it is just that tomorrow it may suit you to change them, so it's best to keep your options open.
MERCURY IN CAPRICORN- Mercury in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn indicates that you have a serious and practical mind. Your thinking is grounded in the here and now, and concerned generally with the need to cope with the demands of the material plane. You are capable of concentrated and methodical thinking, especially if it is directed toward some ambition or goal, to which you can apply your mind with a great deal of perseverance and discipline. Your communications with others will be tempered by practical considerations, or with a view to attaining some goal or ambition. There can be a tendency toward pessimism and negative thinking at times if things do not work out as you thought they would, but your persistence will usually pull you out of it.
MERCURY IN AQUARIUS- Mercury in the fixed air sign of Aquarius indicates that your mind is open to forward-looking and revolutionary ideas. You have good judgment and objectivity in your thinking, but once you have formed your opinions it may be difficult for you to change them. You have an attraction to and talent for the sciences, and for subjects that many consider to be beyond science, such as metaphysics or astrology. You have the true Aquarian mind and are attracted to groups that express new age ideals. But, you have to check the tendency toward eccentric and opinionated thinking, and you tend to be rather detached and impersonal in your communications with others.
MERCURY IN PISCES- With Mercury in the watery and mutable sign of Pisces, your mind and thinking processes are influenced by the emotional undercurrents within yourself and those around you. It is your feelings and emotions that influence the way you perceive and communicate with the world around you. This placing indicates a sensitive and impressionable mind with a strong imagination and intuition, which is open to the possibility of communication with worlds that lie beyond the level of the senses. However, there can be difficulty in being objective about yourself and your feelings, and your judgment may be clouded by negative emotional states. What you believe to be intuition may be no more than the expression of your own inner doubts, fears or self-delusion. Objectivity needs to be developed, and intuition checked by reason.
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