Mercury is the planet of rational thinking, intellect, communication, analysis and logic. Mercury represents intellectual capacity and how you memorize things. Mercury is about a quick wit, and how to calculate things. Mercury is good for the intellectual reasoning over feelings and emotions. Mercury represents the learning ability and brain power. All intellectual activities in general, how you communicate with the people, reasoning and the ability to rationalize things is related with planet Mercury. This planet also inspire us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on psychological level. Those have good Mercury energy can do good business because business needs calculation and communication with people. In astrology Mercury represents siblings because it rules 3rd house in the natural zodiac.
Mercury is neutral in its approach its means Mercury is not judgemental. Mercury can acts as malefic or benefic depending on the position of the Mercury house placement and rulership in the individual Birth Chart.
Thus Mercury is linked with all forms of communication, travel, on mundane context, the media, infrastructure, utilities, roads and transport systems etc. Because Mercury represent intellectual mind, thought, spoken and written word also seen by Mercury. Therefore position of Mercury in the chart is a prime indicator of one’s intellectual and inventive interests, skills and capabilities. Those people who born with a strong and Mercury will be expert in language, words, learn foreign languages easily if it is not influenced by Saturn.
Mercury own two sign; Gemini and Virgo. Gemini is air sign and Virgo is earth sign. Therefore Mercury always works better in these two elements.
Mercury in different Signs in Astrology
Mercury in Aries: Aries is the sign of impulse and impatience. Mercury in Aries is quick thinker and like to speak your mind without delay. They don't have less patience for learning. Communication could be very impulsive, agitated and easily fall into any argument. Mercury in Aries doesn’t listen properly and the person speak before without listening others people’s words and very opinionated in their conversation. The words could be run ahead of the mind and reaching from conclusion to conclusion before the other person manages to catch up. The person eager to begin new adventures or expressing their communication skills. Aries is the sign of innocence and Mercury also childlike so they take decision very quickly. The person can talk very innocently and very new in his ideas. These people need to take precaution in their black and white thinking and should not judge people.
Mercury in Taurus: Taurus is the sign of materiality and contentment. It is the most stable and rigid sign in zodiac. Mercury in Taurus makes person very practical and have fix ideas.Thinking can be stable and passive in communication. Mercury in Taurus listen carefully to others. Their ideas can be stuck and can be very rigid. Most of the time they think about how to make money and secure their life. These people have clear and sensibles ideas. They are good patience in speaking and in listening. They plan very carefully and consistence in learning. Their intellect is full of happiness and cheerful and their motto is prosperity that flows from good thinking. They like to use their intelligence in achieve worldly happiness in life. Mercury in Taurus is grounded and steady in their opinion.
Mercury in Gemini: Mercury is ruler of Gemini sign and Mercury here is full of its potential. The mind tends to be quick and the ability to communicate is very good. The negative side is a tendency to be superficial and ungrounded. Those people who have Mercury in Gemini is very good in learning. They can do good in any area of life e.g. good in math, can manage business and can also be researcher. They are good in other creative activities e. g. dance, painting and acting. Mercury in own sign known as BHADRA YOGA in vedic astrology. If Mercury in Ardra nakshatra these people can be inventive and very smart (Donald Trump president of U.S.A. have Mercury in Ardra Nakshatra). It is very difficult to find an executive or diplomat more talented than these people. They like to study and therefore, they have a liking for science and technology. These people like to be well-informed and and are very sociable and friendly in nature.
Mercury in Cancer: Cancer is the sign of emotions and feelings. Mercury in Cancer sign is inclined to put feelings first and logic later. These people doesn’t like to get rid of things, the mind will tend to remember all sorts of insignificant and random memories. Anything will be remembered that makes an emotional impression. These people also tend to be convinced by conversation that have an emotional appeal. They get very emotional while talking and and they always complaining of something. Their communication is gentle, full of emotions and their mind is changeable. Their intellect is governed by emotions therefore not able to rationalize things properly. Mercury in Cancer people can be very are slow to respond and they take precaution in talking and can be defensive while conversation.
Mercury in Leo: Leo is the sign of self expression, creativity, truth, creativity, drama and power. Mercury in Leo is have very powerful, authoritative, dramaful and truthful in communication. Leo is the sign of self so these people communicate in way that other people give attention to them e. g. speak very loud. They have very sharp intellectual and they can be creative in anything. They always have big ideas and big themes for any work. When Mercury is in the sign of creativity and self-expression, they can write creative stories which contain drama and passion. Leo is the sign of pride so these people have natural pride in their opinion and think their opinion is better than others. They can have very strong in their opinion. However this may not be the best placement for details but it can get the big picture with little trouble. These people won’t use logical arguments as much as it tends to use an appeal to the heart.
Mercury in Virgo: Virgo is the sign of details and nit picking. Virgo is the own sign of Mercury and Mercury exalted in Virgo sign. Mercury in own sign known as BHADRA YOGA in vedic astrology. These people have good intellectual capabilities, therefore they can be successful in their life. Essentially Mercury in Virgo is great souls with matured levels of consciousness. Of course, these people tends to be great ability to handle details. They are practical and very detached in their life approach. Their intelligence or deeper thinking capacity is very strong, giving them excellent understanding of finer things. They have original thinking, good retentive memory, fondness for discussion and literature. They can be good accountant and run any business because of their intelligence. Mercury in Virgo is very logical and scientific . They always believe in facts and data, they can’t be random. This placement is good for dealing this materialistic world.
Mercury in Libra: Libra is the sign of relationship, connection, balance, other people and business. These people like to communicate with people. Libra is the sign of enjoyment therefore these people always enjoy while talking. These people have balanced and try to please while talking. They hardly argument with others even if it isn't their point of view, they just try to make the conversation more fun, interesting and they enjoy a friendly debate. Mercury in Libra is polite, tactful and always good in their speech. Their tone is pleasant and the speech is measured due to their strong desire to be attract. They never want to come across as crude or arrogant in conversation. Libra is an air sign, and Mercury rule air sign Gemini, so here Mercury do have fairness and justice mind therefore their most of their personally held ideas center around justice and fairness.
Mercury in Scorpio: Scorpio is a water sign and Scorpio signs tend to be passionate, secretive, sexual, intuitive, over emotional, dramatic, investigative, spiritual and mysterious. Mercury in Scorpio gives very subtle mind that is always looking for secrets or something mysterious. This is a great position for a detective or healers. Mercury in Scorpio is also great for manipulating people in words. It finds weaknesses in opponents and try to dominate in any conversation and can talk very rudely. They think deeply and intense and reactive in conversation. Therefore these people are somewhat argumentative and sarcastic towards others. Mercury rules over air and earth sign and Scorpio is water sign so it is obvious Mercury in scorpio and have slow understanding and confusing conversation with people. However this is good placement for writing about secretive and mysterious novel.
Mercury in Sagittarius: Sagittarius is fire sign and Sagittarius sign tends to be philosophical and abstract. This sign is ruled by planet Jupiter so it's obvious this sign is very wise, cheerful, fun loving and adventurous. But Mercury in Sagittarius is in opposite sign. Mercury is the planet of logic and in Sagittarius is of abstract thinking. Mercury in Sagittarius believe in something without knowing. It’s communication in a very truthful and believe’s oriented manner. Those people who have Mercury in Sagittarius are very good in the field of science, arts, education, philosophy, politics and very exploring in nature. These people are very honest, truth-seeker, see big picture, have expansive mind, pursue knowledge of higher life, pursue higher education, learner, and very enthusiastic thinker. Due they are bit of illogical therefore they are lack in logical thinking, overly preachy and sometime too stick to their point of view.
Mercury in Capricorn: Capricorn is a sign of authority, structure, steady, practicality and focus. This sign is ruled by planet Saturn, therefore Mercury in Capricorn have focused and take precautions while talking. Mercury in Capricorn engage with the purpose and have some aim in their mind. These people don’t like to waste their time in unnecessary conversation and very practical in communication. These people speaks with precaution and carefully if there are no influence of other planets. Sometimes they take time to speak or don’t speak. If Mercury conjunct with other planet like Ketu or Rahu, they may some difficulty in speaking. These people are serious thinkers, and may find it hard to mix and mingle with other people due to not able to open with their views. Mercury in Capricorn have challenges in due to being introvert and shy behaviour. Sometimes it feels too heavy and full of obstacles therefore these people need to learn mix with people and take part in some kind of speech and debate. They need to develop some good qualities like hopeful with life itself and try to mix with people.
Mercury in Aquarius: Aquarius is a sign of different thinking, innovation and thinking on larger scale.This sign is ruled by planet Saturn, therefore Mercury in Aquarius think differently. These people have unique and different way of thinking. Sometimes it works and is brilliant or opposite way of it. These people easily get bored and not takes interest in talking with others. They can be genius or have crazy ideas. Mercury in Aquarius Sign shows enjoyment with large groups of people and engage in social activities but detached from the people. These people also interested in humanity progress or advancement in knowing higher conscious. These people have unusual study habits and to explore subjects like science and metaphysics. Mercury in Aquarius is very intelligent and open minded to know things of different culture. These people have original ideas and think ahead of their time.
Mercury in Pisces: Pisces is a sign of metaphysics, mystics, connect beyond this earthly life. This sign is ruled by planet Jupiter, therefore Mercury in Pisces think in abstract way. Pisces is the sign for debilitation for Mercury. Because Mercury is the planet of logical thing and in Pisces sign behave with emotions. When these people get upset, they are not able to communicate properly with people and sometimes start crying unnecessary not able to hold their emotions and this is the most negative traits in them. However these people good in intuition, arts, and can easily connect with inner divine presence in them. These people have creative and artistic thinking. They are imaginative, intuitive, seeing beyond, poetic, musical, divinely inspired, adaptable, and empathic. These people are very dreamy, and can be good fictional writer. They often drawn to music, theatre, visual arts, filmmaking or photography. Mercury in Pisces struggles with confusing thinking, unable to handle the details of life. Therefore they need some creative outlet for that.
Mercury goes retrograde for the final time from December 3-22 -2017 from Sagittarius to Scorpio sign. Please check article below how it affects your life.