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Why Your Mercury Matters so Much

If you are close friends with or have even just spoken to a girl that is into astrology, you’ve most likely gotten that “ask your mom what time were you born” text. If you confusingly or reluctantly gave it to her, or if you just want to know more about yourself, this article is for you.

If your sun sign is your ego and your moon sign is your heart, your Mercury sign is your brain. It was where Mercury was when you were born, and it explains how you think about things and how you express yourself to other people. If you want to know your birth chart placements, you can find them here. (But seriously, ask your mom what time you were born. It’s important.)

Expression impacts every single aspect of your life, including how you communicate with your friends, your boss or your lover. We’ll go in order of sign to describe each Mercury in order for you to learn a little more about yourself.

Mercury in Aries

Aries is bold, a fire sign that you don’t want to pick a fight with unless you’re ready to stand your ground or cry. Mercury in Aries means that the person you’re talking to is direct. No games, no bullshit. They are ruled by Mars, the planet of action and courage.

Mercury in Taurus

Taurus is decisive and stubborn. They’re the bull, so they fight you straight on. If Taurus is in your Mercury, you are probably quite practical. You arrive at a decision you find to be reasonable and you probably stick with it. They are ruled by Venus. They love to love and they especially love to be loved.

Mercury in Gemini

Geminis are flirts—it is a known fact. Because of their charm, when someone’s Mercury is in this sign, they are probably witty and fast with their responses. Sometimes, they might even be called a tease. They are ruled by Mercury and they are built to communicate.

Mercury in Cancer

Cancer is emotional. They are ruled by the Moon, which is the sign that determines how you feel things. They are made to feel. If your Mercury is in Cancer, you are probably an emotional speaker. You probably cry of frustration when you’re upset and are a very sensitive person when it comes to arguing.

Mercury in Leo

Leos are dramatic. Ruled by the Sun, they think they’re the center of the universe. When this comes to communication, they want eyes on them. When you talk to them, make sure you’re making eye contact because to pay attention to anything else would be an insult.

Mercury in Virgo

Virgos are impatient. They know what they want, and they want it yesterday. When they are talking to you, they want a response ready to go, or they’ll feel like you aren’t giving them the proper amount of time. They are analytical, problem solvers who, like Geminis, are also ruled by Mercury. But instead of using Mercury’s energy to be smooth, they use it to be practical and sharp.

Mercury in Libra

Libras are diplomatic. They love to please everyone. Because of this, Libras will find a way to skillfully please the person they’re talking to. If they know you’re a reserved person, they won’t push. If they know you like to flirt, they play along. Ruled by Venus, they know how to gracefully bring love and lust into the conversation.

Mercury in Scorpio

Scorpios are intense. When they communicate with you, they want to know everything. They want to get deep inside your head and figure out what makes you tick. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, which signifies deep transformation, the underworld, subconscious and afterlife.

Mercury in Sagittarius

Sagittarius is unapologetic. They are also forward-thinkers who love to dream big. If you’re talking to a person with a Mercury in Sagittarius, they want to talk about the world and what makes it spin. They are ruled by Jupiter, which intensifies their love of growth and expansion.

Mercury in Capricorn

Capricorns are methodical. They plan, they execute and then they repeat. When someone’s Mercury is in Capricorn, they know what to say and when to say it to achieve what they want. They are concise speakers. They are ruled by Saturn, which is disciplined and responsible.

Mercury in Aquarius

Aquarius is broadminded. They like to spice up conversation with different perspectives that have yet to be discussed. They offer a new voice to the room. Ruled by Uranus, they are rebellious and original.

Mercury in Pisces

Pisces are gentle. They want to be loved and to be pleased. They are also very idealistic because they are ruled by Neptune, the planet of dreams. In conversation, they give the idealistic response. Like Cancer, their fellow water sign, they are emotional. They will cry if you yell at them and make sure you remember how you made them feel during that argument.

There are so many more placements, but so little time. Maybe I’ll see you again soon for another astrology lesson. Until then, protect your energy and explore your chart.