Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. It moves quickly and so usually associated with our thinking patterns and abilities. Mercury is light and airy. It is said to be the planet of communication in astrology, although that can be misleading. Humans communicate not just verbally, but also via body-language, so Mars and Venus (and other planets) can be said to be planets of communication as well. The Rising/Ascendant Sign is also an indicator of how we communicate. I associate Mercury mainly with thinking. Let's take a look at each Mercury Sign and how Mercury functions in that Zodiac Sign.
Mercury in Aries (Astrology): You're an active thinker, with thoughts firing at a very rapid speed. Use discrimination when trying to put each thought into action. Your communication style can be aggressive; be careful not to harm with your words.
Mercury in Taurus (Astrology): You'd rather not speak, if possible. Your thoughts form slowly and steadily. Make sure your words are connected to how you really feel. Otherwise, you may come across as insincere.
Mercury in Gemini (Astrology): You live in a world of thoughts, words and letters. You think logically and in completely abstract terms. You try to think of all possibilities of every situation, which can make you anxious and indecisive. To save time, don't chase every impractical idea and thought, no matter how fun that may be.
Mercury in Cancer (Astrology): Your thoughts are connected to your emotions. You come across as sincere and mellow. Try to practice objectivity when making decisions, because emotions can cloud your judgment.
Mercury in Leo (Astrology): You're a bold thinker, and probably an expressive speaker. Your thinking patterns are very creative. Make sure your thoughts sometimes have purpose and direction.
Mercury in Virgo (Astrology): You think with your body, literally and figuratively. How you think may be intimately tied to the health of the body. For you, healthy body equals healthy thoughts. Sometimes, give yourself permission to drift into fantasy, fiction and silly dreams.
Mercury in Libra (Astrology): Your thinking is concerned with law and order. Your thoughts seem to have perfectly carved roads to travel through. Thoughts aren't meant to be restricted or restrictive, however, so create little space for irregular thinking patterns.
Mercury in Scorpio (Astrology): You are not a superficial thinker; all your thoughts are connected to and concerned with what can't be seen. You have the hardest time with objective thinking. Your words may be real but they may only be real for you: they may not apply to anybody or anything else.
Mercury in Sagittarius (Astrology): Your thinking makes sense to you but it probably makes no sense to others. Your thoughts are out of this world, literally and figuratively. Your challenge is to focus your thoughts and thinking patterns. You tend to blabber.
Mercury in Capricorn (Astrology): Other people wonder if you even have thinking abilities, because you don't speak much. You do think; you are simply a serious thinker. You just need to “speak from the heart” and share your emotions, so you can feel connected to those around you.
Mercury in Aquarius (Astrology): You always have an objective point of view when it comes to thinking. Your thoughts are concerned with synthesizing, organizing and governing objects and people around you. Your words can be colorless and bland. Add a bit of silliness, fun and play to your communication style so you don't sound like a machine.
Mercury in Pisces (Astrology): You take unrealistic thinking to a whole new level. Other people may think your thoughts and words are coming from another universe. Ground your thinking. Otherwise, you may come across as completely insane.
Copyright 2015 Simon Benjamin