It’s officially Gemini season with both the Sun and Mercury in the sign of the twins, so a discussion about Mercury is appropriate! The sign your Mercury is in plus how it is aspected offer insights into our personal Mercury style.
If you have Mercury in one of the air signs (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius) the odds are good you are intellectually inclined and enjoy discussing all kinds of things except perhaps emotional issues. Fire sign Mercurys (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) are more spontaneous and can fire off opinions before checking the facts . . . something you probably won’t find the earth sign Mercurys (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) doing. They do not like to look foolish. Water sign Mercurys (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) tend to be the most intuitive and the best at going with their “gut”.
If your Mercury conjoins your Sun, known as Combust, you are usually good at concentrating but tend to be on the subjective side. This is a frequent occurrence because Mercury is usually within 30 degrees of the Sun. When the Moon aspects Mercury, our emotions tend to influence our thinking and Venus blesses Mercury with sweetness and charm. Mars in aspect to Mercury can come across as aggressive and sharp tongued whilst Jupiter makes Mercury a better story teller (a polite way of saying this combo exaggerates).
Of the outer planets, Saturn can stifle Mercury, particularly during childhood, whilst as adults those with Saturn-Mercury aspects have excellent memories and a knack for explaining things clearly. Neptune-Mercury aspects are wonderfully creative, slightly daft or factually challenged . . . take your pick. There is little doubt Uranus gives Mercury brilliance but also reduces the ability to stay focused and on task. The mind can move faster than the tongue at times with Uranus aspects. The ability to focus is seldom a problem for those with Pluto aspecting their Mercury . . . it’s diverting the mind from its current obsession that can be the problem!
My Mercury is in Scorpio conjunct Mars and inconjunct Uranus in Mercury ruled Gemini. I have good concentration skills except when I don’t, if that makes sense. Generally my Pluto ruled Mercury prefers to be in control and carefully edits my communications but occasionally Uranus kicks in and I babble . . . one of the reasons I avoid intoxicants as a rule. Right now Venus Rx in Gemini is conjoining my natal Uranus and triggering that inconjunct and my concentration is all over the place!
What’s your Mercury style? What sign is it in and how is it aspected?