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Mercury In The Signs.

clear.gif (807 bytes) Mercury spends about 73 days in each sign.

See also: Planets In The Signs for a list of other planets in the signs.

The keyword for Mercury is to communicate. Mercury is concerned with exchanging ideas and bringing the new. Some keywords for the signs are mentioned below.

Mercury In Aries

Mercury (communicate) in Aries (energetic and urgent).

You have a quick mind. (urgent). You express yourself energetically and impulsively, with a sense of urgency. You are good at thinking up new ideas and expressing them (cardinal), sometimes very forcibly. You prefer to talk about things of great moment, and enjoy conflict (fire). You are direct and honest (as you see it) (active).

Mercury In Taurus

Mercury (communicate) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).

You have a good mind and can concentrate well (fixed). You may be a little slow, however (earth), but you can be very persistent (enduring). You may also be slow to take up an issue (fixed), but when you start there is no stopping you. You tend to avoid conflict and express yourself in an indirect manner (passive). You are practical in your communications, and tend to speak when there is a good, practical reason to do so (earth).

Mercury In Gemini

Mercury (communicate) in Gemini (Versatile and Variable).

You are an excellent communicator! You can express yourself clearly and accurately. You can deal with a variety of projects and you are very versativel (Gemini, air). You have a good mind and speak what you think (active). You may travel a lot (Gemini).

Mercury In Cancer

Mercury (communicate) in Cancer (Instinctive and Protective)

You have the ability to learn quickly, and probably have a good memory (water). This ability to learn quickly may be habitual and occur without your conscious awareness (instinctive). There is a danger you may try to memorise things, however, rather than to understand them (water, imagination).

Mercury In Leo

Mercury (communicate) in Leo (Impressive and Creative)

You are an impressive communicator and perhaps artistic. You can be forceful in your communication (fire), and also because you are steady (fixed) you can succeed through persistence. You tend to be honest and straightforward in your communications (active).

Mercury In Virgo

Mercury (communicate) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)

You are the thinker above thinkers (Mercury rules Virgo). You can become almost all thought, applying reason to everything. You have a good analytic mind and you pay close attention to detail. You are a painstaking and careful student of whatever you study. You are adaptable and versative (mutable) and learn quickly (air and mercury). You are happy to learn just for the sake of it. Your practical nature means you will turn your mind to what is useful and tangible (earth). You are a good communicator. You may appear to be insincere to some because you adapt your communications and thinking to suit the person your are communicating with (mutable).

Mercury In Libra

Mercury (communicate) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)

You are a diplomatic and balanced thinker and communicator. Your mind tends to be directed to interpersonal relationships (interpersonal), and groups, so you may not be interested in studying science or engineering. You are a thinker who is careful about what they say (air, balance). You are likely to be good at initiating communications (cardinal). What you say and think comes from you, rather than to do things for because of others (active).

Mercury In Scorpio

Mercury (communicate) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)

Your curiosity delves into the depths of things (water) and you are good at uncovering secret things. You can concentrate very well and doggedly seek your answers (intense, fixed). Your thoughts may be directed from somewhere else (passive). You may be psychic and seek spiritual knowledge. In your communication you do not reveal much about yourself or the deep processes going on inside.

Mercury In Sagittarius

Mercury (communicate) in Sagittarius (Free and Tolerant)

You have a good mind that benefits from higher education. You believe in freedom and tolerance, and have a free-ranging interest. This may mean you take on several subjects at the same time (mutable). You say what you think (active). You identify with the group. Your communication may be inspirational and powerful (fire). You like to exchange ideas with others.

Mercury In Capricorn

Mercury (communicate) in Capricorn (Prudent and Reserved)

A practical, cautious careful thinker and communicator. You are careful about what you say (prudent). You think about things which are practical and useful (earth). You start new enterprises, but only after careful thought, and you will become involved in things only if they are proved and tangible. If you are a researcher, you will work carefully and meticulously, but you will tend to follow the tried and true, rather than to deal with completely different ideas.

Mercury In Aquarius

Mercury (communicate) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

You are particularly thoughtful, and your main concerns are with other people, mainly friends, but perhaps the world in general (air, public). Your thinking deals with the new and the unconventional. As a researcher or scientist you would happily take up unconventional ideas, and perhaps be happy to hold minority beliefs. Your communication can be somewhat aloof and indifferent, making you sound indifferent to personal matters. You could think upon mankind, but not be interested in people. You do not like change and tend to keep to your fixed unconventional beliefs, and you will also want to keep your friends. However, you are quite capable of making abrupt and sudden changes in your thinking. You seek the truth through communication and value the individual over authority.

Mercury In Pisces

Mercury (communicate) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)

You may have a gift for inspirational writing, particularly poetry, and a love of this kind of literature. You may be inspired by ideas or hunches that enable you to express yourself artistically (passive, water). You are adaptable and versatile in your thinking so you can adjust to new ideas (mutable), especially those which relate to deep religious or even mystic ideas (deep water). When you communicate ideas, you may not know where they came from and you may be skilled in mediumship.