How do you communicate and get across your ideas? How do you tend to make decisions? How do you get, process, assimilate, and exchange knowledge? All of these are related to the planet Mercury's position on your natal chart. Even though you might be an Aries, you can have Mercury in Taurus, so your style of communication isn't exactly as energetic as one would expect from a fiery Aries. Mercury, like the other planets on your natal chart, give some more refinement and detail to your Sun sign. In particular, it characterizes how you take in and express information from our general surroundings.
Speedy Mercury is the planet nearest to the Sun. It has the role of being the heavenly messenger of the universe, dispersing the sun’s will and spreading it through the cosmos. Planet Mercury for the most part takes about 3-4 weeks to travel across one of the zodiac signs.
Your Mercury sign is associated with thought, ideas, intellect and communication. Because of its effect on our minds, Mercury’s position in the natal chart also can affect how organized you are, your perception and deductive reasoning capabilities. Your capacity for analysis, categorizing, gathering data and different strategies for understanding things all originate from this planet.
Like all the planets, Mercury also goes into retrograde, which can influence even those that typically have a good relationship with this planet. This can challenge all endeavors that require communication. When Mercury is retrograde, you may discover difficulties in expressing yourself, and understanding the things around you. This is especially marked if Mercury happens to be retrograde in your own natal sign.
In terms of communication, The Aries Mercury sign tends to speak without thinking, always fearless when it comes to expressing what they truly believe. They are very independent thinkers, never afraid of an intellectual challenge. When it comes to understanding and processing information, they tend to do best with small, quick bits of ideas.
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The Taurus Mercury sign is rather practical when it comes to communication, choosing common sense and ideas that have reliability over those that are novel and exciting. They like guarantees, objectivity, and clarity. They may have a hard time processing new ideas and when it comes to plans, they have a strong need to stick to them, at all costs.
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The Gemini Mercury sign feels quite at home here, since Mercury is Gemini’s ruling planet. Those with this natal configuration are chatty and sharp thinkers, quickly processing information. They love variety, meaning you’ll find them consuming all sorts of trivia just for the pleasure of it. They do get bored easily however.
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The Cancer Mercury sign has a strong blend of intellect and emotion, and they have an uncanny ability to understand the feelings of those that are around them. They best process information through their feelings, and it may be hard for them to detach emotionally from facts. They need their sense of safety, so communication tends to be best when they are feeling secure and not vulnerable.
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