What does Mercury represent in Astrology?
Mercury is one of the faster moving planets also known as the “inner planets”.
Mercury is the Messenger – the planet of communications, intellect and processing information.
The sign and house that your Mercury is in will indicate things such as how you communicate and process information but also it indicates your sacred message or the way in which you communicate it, and the subject of, your sacred message.
Your Mercury placement may also indicate any fears or blocks you have around expressing yourself and speaking your truth.
My Mercury Astrology:
Aligning to my Mercury placement in Scorpio helped me to:
// understand why I need to express myself in such a deep transformative way
// understand why sometimes I have to express things that are deep and dark
// accept my more introverted nature and not force myself to be someone I am not
// stop beating myself up about being terrible at small talk & networking
// embrace the ways I am meant to earn through my business.
If you want to learn about the Zodiac archetypes in more depth read this blog
How to find your Mercury placement in your birth chart
If you don’t know how to run a birth chart and find your mercury sign placement check out this blog first.
Read the following for your Mercury placement and those closest to you – you might just communicate with them a bit better!
Mercury in Aries
You get straight to the point and are not one to beat around the push. Some people will like this but others will find you pushy and/or aggressive.
You make decisions quickly but struggle to stay focused on one idea.
Mercury in Taurus
You take your time to absorb information but once you’ve got it – you have it forever.
You need to feel a decision in your body through body wisdom and embodiment or “gut feel”.
People might think you take forever to make a decision but once you do you are committed to the cause or idea.
Your earthy, practical nature means you learn by doing.
Mercury in Gemini
Maintaining your concentration on any one thing can be difficult for you.
You may have a lot of nervous energy and may have experienced learning difficulties as a child.
You know a little about a lot rather than being an expert or specialist.
Mercury in Cancer
ou communicate in an emotional way with storytelling from your personal experience and so you are not great at remaining objective.
Being a sensitive type you may choose to keep your idea to yourself and turn into your Cancer shell rather than risk getting hurt.
You are thoughtful and make decisions in a considered way considering how they impact others.
Mercury in Leo
You communicate with warmth and flair but can be somewhat proud or stubborn.
You have a natural need to express yourself and are very creative and have a natural ability to be a passionate speaker or performer.
Mercury in Virgo
You are naturally less expressive and quite self-contained and practical but you have a lot of ideas and information to share.
You are detail orientated and can organise your thoughts in a logical and accurate manner.
You need order and calm to be at your best but when you are you get tasks done quickly and effectively.
However you are a perfectionist and so struggle to let others help you.
Mercury in Libra
You need intellectual equals to express yourself comfortably.
You tend to look at ideas from all sides but can end up sitting on the fence and being a people pleaser when it comes to making decisions or expressing opinions.
Ultimately you are looking for the fair and just outcomes in life.
Mercury in Scorpio
You are someone who will not stop until they find the answers or the truth as you have a “detective mind”.
You are a passionate communicator but also quite private and so you take your time to open up and let others in.
You have a tendency to be suspicious of others but you are also highly intuitive so your feelings are normally spot on.
Mercury in Sagittarius
You have a big vision but care less about the details.
You are optimistic, enthusiastic, inspired and sometimes a little preachy with your lofty ideals!
You love to debate the meaning of life and can be blunt which can rub some people the wrong way.
Mercury in Capricorn
You are practical and realistic and go after things you know you can accomplish and this means that you have built respect and recognition.
You like to take things step by step and are very responsible.
You take your time before you speak and come across as well-considered and mature.
Mercury in Aquarius
You have a very strong intellect but can come across as detached as you don’t express your emotions and in fact often repress them.
You learn in unconventional ways and you are not afraid to take risks. You are often at the forefront of technology loving anything forward thinking or futuristic.
And you love to rebel so you will take the less popular opinion and not be afraid to express it.
You have the potential to inspire others with your visions, possibilities and hopes for a better future.
Mercury in Pisces
You tend to listen rather than speak and you really need to be in the right frame of mind to talk to people.
You are often caught in your imagination and daydreams – preferring fantasy to reality.
You pick up on feelings and emotions rather than the words that are said. You are an empath and get strong gut instincts but you may struggle to express yourself verbally.
You may find that you better express yourself through art, dance and other forms of creative expression.
Summary of Mercury placement through the Zodiac Signs
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