"mercury rules the urge to communicate, the nature and quality of our mind, and the kind of thought processes we habitually employ to solve everyday problems."

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most of the information in this article is from cafeastrology.com, astroreveal.com, tarot.com and liveabout.com


mercury in aries communicators make quick decisions, so quick that you might think they don’t much like thinking things over. the truth is, aries communicators don’t have a lot of patience for mulling. their decisions are often driven by the need for instant gratification.

they are direct and candid, and some may even think their style is crude at times. at times, they can come across as downright aggressive, but that usually happens when they encounter opposition to their opinions and ideas. it is generally a result of frustration, because mercury in aries almost childishly assumes that others will accept their opinions smoothly. there is a sensitivity and defensiveness to aries, and when mercury is placed in the sign, natives tend to be quite personally attached to their ideas.

this mercury position favors starting new things. aries is not attached to outdated ideas, and generally adopts an enthusiastic style. criticism or negative feedback can be taken personally. still, they are not afraid of a fight or a challenge, on a mental level. they have a visionary intelligence that is sometimes on the idealistic side.

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being born with mercury in taurus gives you a solid way of thinking and interacting that makes you especially practical and reliable. you aren’t one to jump to conclusions, or jump to anything for that matter. you like to take your time and get all your thoughts in order before sharing them with others or taking action on your ideas.

mercury in taurus natives are plodders. they may take their time to arrive at a decision, but they get there, they are actually quite decisive, even stubborn with their opinions.

many people with this placement of mercury have especially pleasant voices and a calm and deliberate manner when they communicate.

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mercury in gemini people are generally quick-witted. they can come across as somewhat scattered, and this is mainly due to their eclectic interests. they seem to know a little about everything.

these natives learn best in a stimulating environment. they get bored easily, but they are fast learners. impressionable to a fault, mercury in gemini people pick up more from their environment than most, and they can process information at lightning speed. the restlessness of gemini is especially obvious when mercury is placed in the sign. there is a nervous energy here that is unmistakable.

although gemini is a rather open-minded sign, there is often a bias towards logic. mercury in gemini natives don’t always rely on intuition, nor do they take into account the world of emotion in their decision-making processes. in this sense, they can come across as a little too intellectual or just plain logical. the lack of heart behind what they say and think can be frustrating to more personal communicators.

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these people communicate with feeling, conveying a sensitive, withdrawn, and thoughtful nature to the people they interact with.

mercury in cancer people can be very subjective and personal, or they opt not to talk at all. they are slow to respond at times, giving others the impression that they are deep thinkers. cancer is a meditative and reflective sign. still, mercury in cancer people are much faster at forming opinions and making decisions than they appear. because they listen so well to others, this speed is not obvious.

you can bet that mercury in cancer natives will remember almost anything, from their own past, to your conversation two months ago. you might notice their memory is a little skewed in the direction of emotion. the truth is, these people remember the mood surrounding all the moments they have stored in their memory.

cancer communicators come across as gentle, intuitive, and sentimental. sometimes, they can appear quite defensive, as they can take things quite personally. they make you feel very warm and protected. sometimes it is in their voice (solid yet soothing); and often it is in the message they are giving.

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when mercury in Leo people speak, they do it with authority. some of them come across as know-it-alls, but the more mature ones speak with style. they want others to know about their presence of mind.

while others may try to win people over with logic, guilt, or wit, mercury in leo does it with warmth and good will. they are excellent at promoting ideas and getting their message across.

these people can be very attached to their opinions, taking pride in their beliefs, which are often rather idealistic. they are capable people on an intellectual level, and have an especial desire for self-expression.

creativity is especially important to mercury in leo people.

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people born with mercury in virgo have very sharp minds that can easily comprehend complex patterns, processes, and problems. your mind is your greatest asset, and you tend to look at the world more realistically than most. it’s not that you don’t have dreams, it’s that your dreams are practical, attainable, and full of intention.

mercury in virgo men and women are generally adept at organizing, planning on a short-term scale, and doing errands. they pay their bills on time, enjoy learning the details of a trade, and generally don’t balk at secretarial tasks. they function best when they (or others) have laid out exactly what they have to do. they are generally prompt at responding to others, and often are willing to lend a hand to others by doing research and leg work for them.

generally, these people are considered rather useful in their work and as friends because they have a handle on the details of the things they do.

although they are capable of learning a lot, they need orderly environments in which to learn and study, and organized study methods.

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libra communicators come across as very pleasing. diplomacy comes naturally to these natives.

mercury in libra people long for equality in the intellectual world. they view mental affinity as one of the most important themes in any relationship they have.

because they always aim to be kind and fair, they employ tact to get their message across. mercury in libra comes across in an unassuming manner, and handles people with care. when they find fault with others, they express it gently, consciously tending to others’ comfort levels.

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mercury scorpios ruminate on the intense and mysterious. many are drawn to the experiences of death and sex. they're surprisingly frank and realistic. you can count on them for honest opinions.

mercury in scorpio has a searching mind. they seem to pick up on everything, especially what goes unsaid. what they offer has depth.

they are natural detectives to those hiding secrets. you can't lie to them and get away with it. mercury scorpios won't necessarily let you know they know, but at a strategic point, they'll let you unmask yourself.

scorpio communicators are passionate in their speech, sometimes even given to lecturing. remember, though, that they are just as passionate about giving you real advice and help. they are quite willing to let you in on a few of their secrets, regarding other people, that is, not themselves. you may just discover that they’ve given you some of the best advice around. they are at their best when they are talking about things that they are not personally involved with. that is when their shrewd judgment shines. It is when they are personally involved that their judgment can get clouded over.

their intelligence is absolutely instinctive. strategies are their specialty. their idea of constructive criticism can be interpreted as destructive criticism, depending on their audience. it can be very hard to win an argument or debate with mercury in scorpio. they are absolutely driven to win, not just for the sake of scoring intellectual points, but simply to come out on top in general. besides that, it is hard to deny that their thinking is really quite lucid, at least in presentation. you may be gritting your teeth, but it will be hard not to concede.

they are naturally suspicious, expecting bad intentions first. mercury in scorpio people love intrigue, mystery, and hidden motives. if they don’t channel this interest into mental pursuits, they can end up creating their own mysteries.

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these people communicate in an optimistic, forward-looking manner. their ideas are generally very big, but it’s probably wise to use tact when you see all the little holes in their arguments. remember, they mean well. these people have vision.

not always thrilled about focusing on details, mercury in sagittarius people prefer to expand their mental horizons through thinking and reading about larger subjects, like philosophy. their thirst for knowledge can be insatiable, but they have little patience with dry academics or cold, hard facts. theirs is a restless intellect. they learn best when they are given the freedom to think for themselves, when they are truly interested in the topic at hand, and when the things they’re learning are fun.

even though their definition of justice might bewilder some, mercury in sagittarius defends justice and freedom religiously. they generally have a whole slew of principles they follow, or at least defend in conversation, and they’ll gladly discuss them all with you.

their optimism is both their strength and their weakness. after a conversation with these people, you’ll probably feel stimulated and invigorated. they make life a little better for their positive, optimistic outlook. but sometimes that optimism can be a little blind to reality.

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those with mercury in capricorn engage with the physical world in a strong, purposeful way.

this mercury sign makes people incredibly thorough, to the point of being tiresome. if you present an idea, they flesh it out, give it substance. that's a good thing often, but other times, it feels like a fresh thought sinks quickly to the bottom, shackled by the real world!

with mercury in capricorn, natives have a strong need to compartmentalize the impressions they get from the world. these people often speak and write in a slow and methodical manner. they appreciate structure and order. although they are resourceful people, mercury in capricorn natives easily get frustrated when too much information is thrown at them at once. they break down ideas into manageable parts before arriving at a decision.

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unconventional in self-expression, mercury in aquarius natives enjoy breaking the rules. they are not necessarily loud or flamboyant people, but they often have a quiet way of stirring others up. these natives delight in exposing what they deem biases in others’ way of thinking.

very quick to contradict others, and to offer a different perspective, these natives enjoy intellectual debates. they’re very quick and alert, and their powers of observation are particularly strong. they usually “win” debates. in fact, they’re very interested in scoring intellectual points.

on the other hand, mercury in aquarius people can make for delightful company. they usually have something interesting to say, and their perspective on issues can be delightfully unusual, quirky, and surprisingly insightful.

these natives are often attracted to scientific and/or metaphysical pursuits. anything that promises progress and advancement for mankind has special appeal. their sense of humor is often well-developed and unique.

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mercury in pisces are gentle communicators with a soft touch that is pleasing and warm. some of them come across in an almost poetic way. the information they extract from their surroundings can be unusual and certainly unique. for some, it is heavily skewed in the direction of emotion and feeling.

these people come across as dreamy and indirect. it can be hard to pin them down to any one belief or decision. it’s not that they want to drive you crazy or anything, it’s just that mercury in pisces takes in so much information from the world and their open-mindedness prevents them from taking a stance for too long. they have an unusual aversion to cold facts and hard decisions. driven more by intuition than facts, these people avoid list-making and the like. others might think them disorganized but they have an uncanny knack of finding things nonetheless. there is a tendency to avoid detail work or tying up loose ends, not to mention daydreaming.

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thank you for reading, and if this doesn't apply to you, have in mind that it might be because of aspects or other placements, you have a whole birth chart!