Mercury may not be given the place of honor it deserves. We get lost in the glamor of Venus, the passion of Mars and the deep feelings of the Moon. Mercury is very important, too. We will discuss it here. Later, I will do an article about Mercury in the Houses.
For now, let’s see how Mercury operates in the signs.
This native may be very competitive. He may be someone who ACTS first and thinks later, not the best trait. However, he may be blessed with confidence and courage in his own opinions.
His thinking may be on the slow side. I do not mean “slow” in the sense of a low IQ. I mean it in the sense of weighing options and making wise choices. Taurus is a grounded and centered sign. His opinions are likely well considered before he opens his mouth. He may be the least likely sign to speak first and repent later.
This is mine. It is a good placement because Mercury is in its home. Mercury in Gemini is known for his wit. He is, likely, an avid reader. His mind absorbs ideas quickly. He is the proverbial jack of all trades intellectually. He knows a little about most things.
This Mercury seems rather rare. I don’t know if this is the case or if my clients do not have it. However, Mercury in Cancer would be someone who thinks very deeply about his home and family. His interests are, likely, ones that revolve around home and hearth, such as cooking, home decorating and parenting. Anything Cancer is very loyal, so he will, likely, be a loyal person.
Leo Mercury may love to show off his intellect. He may be attracted to the
theater, a place in which he can shine. He can charm others with his childlike and affectionate nature, which he is able to communicate quite well, most likely.
Virgo Mercury may pay too much attention to detail. The native is, likely, intelligent, but the inordinate attention to detail may be a burden. This Mercury likes to create order. He may be an excellent accountant or secretary. He can handle details effortlessly, or he makes it look so.
Libra in any placement, except Venus, may be very indecisive. Hence, the Mercury Libra may have a very hard time making a decision. I am a Libra Ascendant and I can get frozen in indecision, too, so my heart goes out to the Libra Mercury, who has a bigger dose of Libra. On the plus side, their manner of communication may be charming and refined.
Scorpio Mercury could be said to be the “darkest” Mercury. This native may be attracted to any number of dark subjects from detective novels to true crime. He, likely, has an investigative mind, which would make a career like a detective a very good fit. He is a natural investigator, so if he lose your keys, call him.
This is the Detriment position for Mercury. I am not sure why, other than that this Mercury may rather be out throwing a football than reading. He may want to EXPERIENCE life, rather than think about it.
This native will, likely, be driven for success. He will, likely, be able to set long term goals and meet them “inch by inch”. If he starts out at night school, before too long he will be in law school.
Mercury in Aquarius may be drawn to causes.He thinks more in a global way than in a personal way. He may feel more connected to people far away than his own intimates. He would be the perfect reformer because his mind does not adhere to existing structures, societal or otherwise.
People can give Pisces Mercury a bad rap because Pisces is a nonlinear sign. Pisces is poetic and imaginative, as well as creative. Pisces Mercuries are quick to remind us that Einstein was a Pisces Mercury. Case closed.