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Natal Mercury in the Signs
Natal Mercury in the Houses
Transit Aspects to Natal Mercury
Natal Mercury Aspects to Natal Planets
Natal Mercury in the Signs
Note: If your natal Mercury is in the same sign as your natal Sun, you communicate in a way that’s reflective of who you really are. If your natal Mercury and Sun are in different signs, you may communicate in a way that’s different from who you really are.
Natal Mercury in Aries
With your natal Mercury in Aries, you don’t beat around the bush. You get right to the point, and some people appreciate that, while others find you too aggressive. You can come up with ideas that you’re enthusiastic about, but generally don’t dwell on the details. You love to begin new projects, but you can jump from one to the next quickly, always finding something else that catches your interest. This could’ve been a problem in school, where you didn’t get something right away so you’d give up on it, and you may have come across as less intelligent than you actually were. You don’t wait around for other people to make decisions for you, and make them for yourself rather quickly, which can get you in trouble sometimes.
Natal Mercury in Taurus
With your natal Mercury in Taurus, you take a slow, steady approach to matters. When you study something, you take your time, and while others may think you’re too slow, once you absorb information, you don’t forget it. It takes time for you to begin new tasks and projects, but you stick to it once you do, though you can take longer to finish them. You don’t speak up too much, so your words have more weight to them. You’re practical about matters, use your senses to help take in information, and learn best when you see how things work in your own life. You can have good taste, and an eye and ear for artistic talent. You may be good with speaking and writing.
Natal Mercury in Gemini
With your natal Mercury in Gemini, you have a quick mind, but it can be difficult to concentrate on anything for very long. You need constant variety and need to keep your mind busy, otherwise you get restless and bored. This can lead to bouts with anxiety and nervous energy. You can absorb lots of new information quickly, but you tend to know a little about a lot instead of being an expert with anything. You’re analytical and tend to favor logic over everything else, and have a hard time listening to your gut. If you can’t see it with your own eyes, you won’t believe it. Your communications can lack a personal touch because you tend to keep your emotions out of it, but that can make it hard for people to connect with what you say. You can be charming, humorous, and decisive.
Natal Mercury in Cancer
With your natal Mercury in Cancer, your communications are often colored by your personal experience, which can make it hard for you to be objective. Many of you may keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself, worried about what people will think and not wanting to be subjected to criticism. You dwell on your thoughts for a while, and it can seem like it takes you a long time to make decisions even if it doesn’t. Your memory is incredible, with this placement being one of the best for it. Anything that impacts you emotionally, you’ll remember for lifetimes, though you tend to remember more of the emotion of the moment or experience and not the words. You have good intuition for what people are feeling, can be passive-aggressive, and can present ideas well.
Natal Mercury in Leo
With your natal Mercury in Leo, you talk with flair, and you command people’s attention. You express yourself with warmth and this gets people on your side. You’re strongly connected to your beliefs, stubbornly so at times, and can be a little proud. You need to express yourself, and may be a creative person. You can be a great speaker, with passion and flair. You need to watch for believing that your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are better than everyone else’s, and be more open to what other people have to contribute. If you have a proper outlet for expression, this can be curbed, so make sure you’re not holding anything in and are properly expressing yourself.
Natal Mercury in Virgo
With your natal Mercury in Virgo, you’re not extremely expressive with your communication style, but you have a lot of knowledge that you can share, and you’ll contribute all of the facts that you know. Details are your thing, and you see and know them all. Stepping back and seeing the bigger picture is where you can have trouble. You’re extremely organized with your thoughts and ideas, and require a certain amount of structure and order to be mentally calm. Daily tasks are always finished quickly with you because you need them out of the way before you can wrap your brain around anything else. You have a hard time letting other people do things because you believe that you’re the only one who can do them right, which makes you take on too much.
Natal Mercury in Libra
With your natal Mercury in Libra, you want to be surrounded by people who are your intellectual equal. It’s frustrating when you don’t feel that you are, but it could be that you’re just trying to outdo other people. Whenever you’re giving an opinion, you try to look at it from all sides, but you can go too far and end up making the argument for too many sides. You try to be diplomatic in the way you talk to people, not wanting to hurt anyone, and find gentle ways of breaking things to people. Compromise can be your middle name. Indecisive can also be your middle name. You can be quite charming, objective, a people pleaser, and need to spend more time figuring out what it is that you like instead of going off of what other people say.
Natal Mercury in Scorpio
With your natal Mercury in Scorpio, you’re an incredible investigator and researcher. You can dive into anything, and you’ll search until you find everything there is to find. You’re highly observant, and can see everything that happens. When you speak, you speak with passion, but you’re a private person who doesn’t give much away about yourself. When it comes to personal situations, your judgment can be clouded by your emotions, so you do best in situations that don’t actually involve you. You almost always win a fight because you’ll stick it out longer than anyone else. You tend to assume that people have bad intentions, and can be suspicious of their motives. You need to be challenged constantly intellectually so you have something to direct your mental energy towards.
Natal Mercury in Sagittarius
With your natal Mercury in Sagittarius, you think big and skimp on the details. The little stuff doesn’t mean much to you, but the wider perspective gets you, and you can be a visionary. You’re optimistic in your communications, and can easily make people feel better about themselves and their life. You just may be a little out of touch with reality, or gloss over it. You don’t care much for structure and order, believing it’s a waste of time and energy. You’re enthusiastic, but you can be preachy at times, so you need to work on listening to others better. You just love a good debate, and have a hard time pulling yourself away from one. You can be blunt, humorous, and a great defender.
Natal Mercury in Capricorn
With your natal Mercury in Capricorn, you take a more practical approach. You go for projects that seem realistic to you, and that you know you’ll be able to accomplish. When you communicate, you demand authority, and you’re someone who’s believable. If you have a lot of information to go through, you’ll make it easier by doing a little at a time. You can be a skeptical person, needing to see for yourself how things will work out. Your judgment tends to be pretty good, though you have a hard time with people who are too big and bold. You’re an adept thinker but not usually very quick, thinking a lot about what you say before you say it. You want to be seen as being totally capable, but it keeps you from being more intellectually spontaneous and open.
Natal Mercury in Aquarius
With your natal Mercury in Aquarius, you have a strong intellect. You love to learn, and you’ll stick with something long enough to actually learn it. You know a lot about a lot. You love to debate, though you can sometimes be too forceful with your ideas. You can come across as too intellectual, and out of touch with emotions. You’re an interesting conversationalist, and can have a good perspective. When it comes to learning, you generally need to do so in an unconventional way. You’re drawn to unconventional ideas, original thinkers, and anything that seems futuristic. You like to be a rebel, and can pick out when someone is being biased or closed-minded.
Natal Mercury in Pisces
With your natal Mercury in Pisces, you’re more of a listener than a talker. You don’t mind having a conversation with someone, but it all depends on whether you’re in the mood for it or not. You can be a people pleaser and say what you think people want you to say. You have an active imagination, and love to daydream. You take in information from the world around you through feelings and emotions. This allows you to see things in a way that’s different from everyone else. You’re open, and listen to your gut, but can have a hard time expressing yourself directly. You need to learn to not worry about what other people want to hear so much.
Natal Mercury in the Houses
Natal Mercury in the 1st House
With your natal Mercury in the 1st house, you take an intellectual approach to situations, and come across as someone who thinks a lot, even too much. You love conversation but may be a talker rather than a listener. You have a childlike curiosity, especially with new projects or ideas, and you tend to react in a more analytical manner instead of an emotional one (unless your Moon is also in the 1st house). You may need to get out of your own head. You need some variety in your life or you get bored easily. You can become scattered and have a hard time focusing on one thing for very long. You’re an adaptable person, which can make you a good problem-solver.
Natal Mercury in the 2nd House
With your natal Mercury in the 2nd house, you tend to be more logical, not needing to dig and look around for the answer to problems. You can use what you already have to solve them. You take your time when making decisions, not seeing the point in rushing. You also take your time when learning new things or taking in new information. You can focus on one project or idea at a time, and have a hard time dealing with more than one at once. Once you set your mind to something, there’s no convincing you otherwise, no matter how much the facts may be stacked against you. You can be good with financial planning, and this is a good position to make money through technology, communications, writing, or as an accountant.
Natal Mercury in the 3rd House
With your natal Mercury in the 3rd house, you’re a mentally active person. Mercury is at home in this house, and you’re at home when you’re using your mind. You engage in many mental activities and communications, love to engage with people and exchange information, and are always on the hunt for new knowledge to obtain. You can be interested in many different things, though you may not throw yourself into them much, and your interest is more superficial. You have a short attention span but are an apt pupil. You can also be good at teaching. You need to keep busy, and can work with siblings, neighbors, younger people, or within your community. You may be prone to nervousness.
Natal Mercury in the 4th House
With your natal Mercury in the 4th house, you can have a hard time being open to new ideas, thoughts, projects, or ways of doing things. You like to stick to conventional methods. You have a long memory, especially if Mercury is in an earth or water sign and in the 4th house. You tend to view things through the scope of your own life rather than being objective. You like to engage with your family members, and want your home to be an active place where you can exchange ideas. You may have a strong interest in your family history and the stories that are passed down. History in general could be of interest to you, and you like to study the past.
Natal Mercury in the 5th House
With your natal Mercury in the 5th house, you can be a lively communicator. You have a great sense of humor, and are a fun person to be around. This is an excellent position for a comedian, impersonator, or actor. You can also be good at lying, and don’t see it as a negative thing. You can also make a good writer or speaker with your flair for words. If you have children, you want them to be intellectually talented. In love, you’re attracted to people who have strong intellectual abilities and connect with you mentally. Mercury is a dual planet, so this can show being attracted to or in love with two people at once. You can also play the field, or be drawn to people younger than yourself.
Natal Mercury in the 6th House
With your natal Mercury in the 6th house, you’re exceptionally detail-oriented. You don’t miss a thing, no matter how small it may be, but you can have a hard time with the bigger picture because of that. You’re good with organization, needing structure and order with your thoughts, ideas, and projects. It might be hard for you to get your mind to quiet down and it always seems to be going nonstop, which can lead to nervousness and anxiety. You could be a health nut, even a hypochondriac, and it’s mostly in your head. It would be good for you to find outlets for your mental energy, but also try to find ways to calm yourself down. You could work as a writer, in communications, advertising, with technology, or work with your hands.
Natal Mercury in the 7th House
With your natal Mercury in the 7th house, you usually need someone else to talk things over with to help you make decisions, come up with plans, and generate new ideas. You’re incredibly vacillating, so you need people to help you through a decision, otherwise you might never make one. You can see both sides of the situation, and can make arguments for both. You can overanalyze relationships and look at them too closely. You tend to be attracted to intellectual types. Since Mercury is a dual planet and this is the house of commitment, you could have to choose between two people, or be married twice or have two long-term relationships in your life. You could also be drawn to those younger than yourself.
Natal Mercury in the 8th House
With your natal Mercury in the 8th house, you like to dive into what drives people to do what they do. You enjoy investigating people, projects, and ideas, and are a good researcher. You’re drawn to things that seem mysterious or taboo. You have a powerful way of communicating, and people tend to take you seriously. You can come across too intense at times, and you absolutely loathe superficiality and small talk. If you don’t have anything important to say, you don’t say anything at all. You can be good with joint finances and dealing with money that isn’t yours, so this can be a good placement for a stockbroker, accountant, etc.
Natal Mercury in the 9th House
With your natal Mercury in the 9th house, you’re always on the hunt to learn something new. There’s no greater quest than the quest for knowledge, at least in your mind. By learning about so much, you feel that you expand your mind and your life. You can step back and see the bigger picture easily, though you can overlook the details. You like to share what you’ve learned rather than keep it for yourself, and find joy in teaching others. You can be blunt to a fault, offer your opinion when people don’t want it, and need to learn to censor yourself a little if you don’t want to find yourself in trouble all of the time. You seem positive and enthusiastic in your communications.
Natal Mercury in the 10th House
With your natal Mercury in the 10th house, when you communicate, you do so with authority. You demand that people listen, and they usually do, though you can be overly bossy at times. The 10th house rules your career, so you tend to gravitate towards Mercury-related professions, and could work in communications, as a writer or speaker, with technology, or doing anything with words. Since Mercury is a dual planet, you could have two different professions in your life, or work two at the same time. You need variety and change in your career, and if you don’t know what you want to do, you change work often. A job with constant stimulation is best for you.
Natal Mercury in the 11th House
With your natal Mercury in the 11th house, you’re attracted to innovative, original ideas and thinkers. You want people in your life who challenge conventional thinking and force you to think outside of your own box. You respect people who seem intellectually advanced. You’re always looking towards the future and making plans for your future dreams, though your dreams may change frequently. You could have two separate, distinct dreams for your future. Friendships tend to be more casual and superficial, and you like people who are chatty, though they may not be very loyal. You can be idealistic, and want people to treat each other well.
Natal Mercury in the 12th House
With your natal Mercury in the 12th house, you tend to keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself. The 12th house tends to hide whatever energy the planet within it rules, and with Mercury, it’s all about your mind. You’re less willing to volunteer your ideas, and you may come across as shy and quiet, especially in your younger years. It takes time for you to learn how to communicate in a clear, direct way. Learning is best done through emotions and imagination rather than through cold, hard facts. You likely learn best on your own, away from other people. You may find that people drain your mental energy, and you need time away to recharge.
Transit Aspects to Natal Mercury
Transit Sun to Natal Mercury
With transit Sun conjunct natal Mercury, your mind works faster than usual, and you don’t have to take the time to think things through because it happens instantly. You may need to adapt to a situation, are more honest, and have a lot to say, but have a hard time listening. With transit Sun sextile or trine natal Mercury, your mind is open to learning, and you have an easier time dealing with smaller tasks and the details. You can share what you think and people will listen. With transit Sun square or opposite natal Mercury, you may have a lot to do, or are too scatterbrained to get through much. You can have a hard time dealing with your emotions, could have a fight or misunderstanding with someone, or feel anxious and nervous.
Transit Moon to Natal Mercury
With transit Moon conjunct your natal Mercury, your mind and emotions are tied together, and you can be open about your feelings with people. Communicating your thoughts and what’s going on in your head and heart can be had now, and you may spend a lot of time in memories, going over what’s come to pass. You can draw conclusions from them easily, and move on to the next quickly. You may have a difficult time concentrating on anything. It’s a good time to give or get guidance. With transit Moon sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you’re more sociable, wanting to spend time communicating with others. You’re more forthright, and people want to converse with you because you seem more affectionate. This can be a good time for business, especially if you need to work out agreements/contracts or compromises. With transit Moon square or opposite your natal Mercury, you may have a difficult time communicating properly what you’re feeling and thinking. You could be saying a lot but not in a way people understand, and you have difficulty understanding them as well. Mentally, you’re lacking clarity and focus. You can have a hard time sticking with a decision, and have more quarrels now. Technology can give you trouble.
Transit Mercury to Natal Mercury
With transit Mercury conjunct your natal Mercury, the information you find right now is exactly what you need. You should evaluate your way of communicating and see in what ways you want to or need to change. You’re more logical and analytical. With transit Mercury sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you can communicate with others easily, and likely have many small communications with others or one important one. It’s an active period, and your mind is going nonstop. With transit Mercury square or opposite your natal Mercury, you can have arguments, misunderstandings, or experience opposition. You need to have a lot going on or you feel bored. It could be difficult for you to concentrate on projects, and you may feel scattered.
Transit Venus to Natal Mercury
With transit Venus conjunct your natal Mercury, you want to be around people, are more sociable, and appear charming and flirtatious. You have a hard time with work or duty, and just want to indulge and be playful. You could tell someone you love them or vice versa. With transit Venus sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you feel creative, and you seem more attractive to others. You can win people over with your charm, but aren’t very disciplined. With transit Venus square or opposite your natal Mercury, you may have a hard time being around other people, saying the wrong words and sticking your foot in your mouth, or the other way around. You generally still feel pretty good, but you have a hard time using it for anything serious, and you usually don’t get much done during this period.
Transit Mars to Natal Mercury
With transit Mars conjunct your natal Mercury, you’re incredibly busy. You take on many small tasks, and have plenty of energy to finish them. This is especially good for projects that require a lot of mental effort. You have a strong opinion and have a hard time listening to others. You could be more argumentative and impulsive. With transit Mars sextile or trine your natal Mercury, your mind is sharp and decisive, and you can focus your mental energy towards projects easily. You want to make your ideas reality. With transit Mars square or opposite your natal Mercury, you’re likely to butt heads with people now. You experience opposition, and are more defensive than usual. You can snap at people who don’t agree with you, and go too overboard. You’re too impulsive and impatient during this period.
Transit Jupiter to Natal Mercury
With transit Jupiter conjunct your natal Mercury, you can step back and see things from a wider perspective, but can miss the details as a result. You feel positive about things, but you can become too positive. You can expand your mind during this period, learn something new, go back to school, or start a writing project. You can share your thoughts and ideas with people, and they usually respond well. This is also a good period for dealing with contracts and documents, writing, and speaking.
With transit Jupiter sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you can take in new knowledge and information more easily. You focus on subjects that aren’t too serious, and feel good about life. You’re more curious about the world, and everything you see inspires you.
With transit Jupiter square or opposite your natal Mercury, you have a hard time seeing things clearly or hearing what people tell you. You have to work harder to see the details, otherwise overlooking them will lead to major problems. Too much is going on, and it overwhelms your brain. You may feel pulled into too many directions, and it exhausts you mentally.
Transit Saturn to Natal Mercury
With transit Saturn conjunct your natal Mercury, you become more serious. You don’t want to deal with anything frivolous, and just want the facts, plain and simple. You need to work on communicating better by eliminating excess and waste in your communication style. You can also work harder and accomplish more small tasks. You may not be as sociable as usual, and have no patience for superficiality. You might seem a little distant from people, and less willing to share your thoughts and ideas.
With transit Saturn sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you can bring structure and order to your ideas, everyday tasks, and abilities. This allows you to hone your skills, get more work done, and be more efficient. You can sift through your ideas and approach them in a practical manner, which makes them more doable. Any studying done now will stick with you for a long time, but will take longer for you to absorb. You’re more cautious, and want to think things through before doing anything.
With transit Saturn square or opposite your natal Mercury, you have a more negative outlook on life. You only see the reality, and have a hard time finding hope. You may feel like people don’t understand you, and when you try to share, they’re not receptive, and you take it to heart. It’s likely that you’re not communicating as effectively as you think you are. You can have a hard time stepping back to see the big picture, and get lost. You need to confront mental patterns and thoughts that have been holding you back.
Transit Uranus to Natal Mercury
With transit Uranus conjunct natal Mercury, you discover new ideas, and you look at things in a different way. The ideas that you come up with are original, innovative, and unconventional. They excite you, and you want to share them with the world. You might deal more with technology, or use technology to share your ideas. You may have a hard time dealing with the conventional though, and rebel against anyone who you feel tries to put you in a box.
With transit Uranus sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you mind is sharp, and you can think clearly but more creatively. You take in new information easily and rapidly, and you come up with ideas quickly. You can come to realizations unexpectedly, and they offer insight into your behavior, thoughts, and life.
With transit Uranus square or opposite your natal Mercury, you can have a hard time focusing on anything. Your mind goes from one thought to the next without finishing the previous thought, and you can feel scatterbrained. You have a hard time dealing with reality and taking a practical approach to matters. Things may move along so quickly that you become overwhelmed. You need to change your mental patterns, but have to watch for going overboard with the change. This can be a good period to break out from something that’s been holding you back for a long time because it has the energy necessary.
Transit Neptune to Natal Mercury
With transit Neptune conjunct your natal Mercury, you’re more creative, inspired, and imaginative. You can get lost in fantasy, and have a hard time connecting to reality. This is a good period if you work in the arts, communications, or deal with language, but outside of that, it can bring issues. You can’t focus, lack motivation, are easily pushed over, can’t keep promises, and have difficulty understanding what people tell you. You could also have a hard time seeing situations for what they really are.
With transit Neptune sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you’re imaginative and creative, but with less issues than with the conjunction. You can be more intuitive, get in touch with your spiritual self and study spiritual matters, the metaphysical, or the occult. You can tap into what other people are thinking easily, and are more compassionate because you’re more sensitive to your surroundings.
With transit Neptune square or opposite your natal Mercury, you have a hard time seeing things clearly or understanding situations. You feel like you’re in a mental fog. You may be prone to believing illusions, delusions, and need to watch for falling prey to someone who can take advantage of how vulnerable you are now. You may be too sensitive and have a hard time with criticism, and find it difficult to deal with your everyday tasks, mental projects, or anything that seems mundane.
Transit Pluto to Natal Mercury
With transit Pluto conjunct your natal Mercury, you’re more intense, and dig through everything to get to the core. You can’t accept anything at face value, and you’re constantly digging further. Secrets could be discovered. You may focus on more serious subjects, or confront old issues that you hold deep inside that have impacted your thoughts and mental patterns. This is a good time to break down the negative patterns you’ve developed and eliminate them completely.
With transit Pluto sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you can bring things out into the open more easily. Whatever you study, you take seriously, and you’re more honest. You want your communications to be transformative. You could make a mental change, undergo a period of maturation, and grow.
With transit Pluto square or opposite your natal Mercury, your intensity increases, almost to a point of being overwhelming. You can become too passionate about your ideas, dig too deeply, and be too skeptical. It’s hard for you to express yourself, and communications may prove difficult. You may feel like there’s too much to do, too much going on, and you have a hard time mentally dealing with it all. You may need to confront past issues that have impacted you mentally, and it’s uncomfortable and you don’t want to, but you have to.
Natal Mercury Aspects to Natal Planets
Natal Sun to Natal Mercury
The Sun and Mercury travel close together, and because of this, they can’t be more than about 28 degrees apart, so the only major aspect they can be is conjunct. If your natal Sun and Mercury are conjunct, your mind is sharp and active. You think things through thoroughly, though it can be overkill. You want to be an intelligent person, and you try to learn as much as you can. You do better learning on your own, and your thoughts are your own. You want people to know what you think, and listen carefully to you, though you may not listen very carefully yourself.
Natal Moon to Natal Mercury
With your natal Moon conjunct natal Mercury, you tend to have an easy time talking about your emotions and how you feel, but not necessarily allowing yourself to actually feel. You analyze your emotions intellectually. You’re good at finding solutions and giving advice, love to talk with the people you’re close to, curious about the world, and need to have constant change in your life to avoid boredom. You want to have fun, love to laugh, but also can have a hard time dealing with serious subjects.
With your natal Moon sextile or trine natal Mercury, you don’t have any problem conversing with people, saying what you need to say, or giving advice. You’re a good listener and try to be nonjudgmental. You can merge your head and heart more easily than the rest of us, and you want to know what people have to tell you.
With your natal Moon square or opposite natal Mercury, your mind and your emotions don’t work very well together. Your mind tells you one thing, and your heart feels something completely different. You can be overly logical at times, and overly emotional at other times. You can be too sensitive, vacillating, and always at war with yourself in your own head. You’re a talker, especially when you’re anxious, and humorous.
Natal Mercury to Natal Venus
Mercury and Venus don’t travel very far from one another, so the only major aspects they can make are conjunct and sextile. With your natal Mercury conjunct natal Venus, you have a charming way of expressing yourself. You come across well, always trying to say the right thing, being graceful and gracious, and trying to get people to get along. You crave balance and fairness, and are a good communicator. You may be too rational in your approach to love, or are drawn to intellectual people.
With your natal Mercury sextile natal Venus, you’re mindful of other people’s feelings and try not to step on any toes with your words. You display tact and diplomacy with others. You can go a roundabout way as you attempt to avoid conflict, please people, and keep everyone happy, but it doesn’t work out that way all of the time. You can be a good communicator and adept at the arts.
Natal Mercury to Natal Mars
With your natal Mercury conjunct natal Mars, you’re an energetic communicator. You like to debate things with people and love a little competition. You take a direct approach, and are impatient. You can come across as overly aggressive in your communications, and be defensive. You’re a quick thinker but can force your views on others. Tone it down.
With your natal Mercury sextile or trine natal Mars, you love to learn and need to so your active mind has something to occupy itself. You believe in your decisions and are confident in your mental abilities. When you can direct your mental energy, you can get a lot done. You don’t beat around the bush.
With your natal Mercury square or opposite your natal Mars, you can be overly defensive and sensitive to criticism, yet you could stand to be a little more sensitive to other people. You can have a hard time saying what you mean and inadvertently start controversies and fights. You have excess mental energy that you need to learn to use properly. If you can, you’re an great worker.
Natal Mercury to Natal Jupiter
With your natal Mercury conjunct your natal Jupiter, you come up with lots of big ideas that you’re enthusiastic about, but you have a hard time following through with them. You come across as very warm and optimistic in your communications, and have a good sense of humor. You like to learn, and you love to share what you’ve learned. You tend to be an open person, though you may think you know best when you don’t.
With your natal Mercury sextile or trine your natal Jupiter, you have an easier time seeing the big picture. You can take in information easily, and like to learn. You can use what you know and make it work for you. You tend to have a positive outlook, and are open to new thoughts, ideas, and people.
With your natal Mercury square or opposite your natal Jupiter, you can get lost in the big picture. You tend to have a hard time focusing on anything for long, dealing with your responsibilities, or thinking things through before you jump into anything. You can make grand plans that you never follow through on and talk too big, and it causes people to not believe you. You need to learn to rein yourself in mentally.
Natal Mercury to Natal Saturn
With your natal Mercury conjunct your natal Saturn, you’re cautious with your communications. You don’t want to say or write the wrong thing, worried about how things will turn out if you do. You don’t like to express your emotions, and keep them to yourself. You can come across as a pessimistic person, even if you’re not. You’re very realistic and practical, though you may go too far in that direction. You can be hard on yourself unnecessarily.
With your natal Mercury sextile or trine your natal Saturn, you have mental discipline and can focus when you need to. You’re honest and expect the same in return. You’re a reliable person, someone who’ll always do what they say they will. You’re good at making plans and sticking with them.
With your natal Mercury square or opposite your natal Saturn, you seem harsh in your communications. You can be overly negative and can push people away. There can be a sense of not being worthy of goodness, and you can be incredibly insecure. You can be a hard worker in school and professionally because you fear not being good enough. You have to be easier on yourself.
Natal Mercury to Natal Uranus
With your natal Mercury conjunct your natal Uranus, you come up with original ideas all of the time. You think on your own, and don’t care what everyone else is coming up with. You do things your own way, and it’s usually way ahead of everyone else. You speak what’s on your mind openly, and don’t care if people don’t like it. You’re not a fan of rules. You can have an active mind, but mental energy can come and go in spurts.
With your natal Mercury sextile or trine your natal Uranus, you’re open to new ideas, thoughts, and projects. You keep an open mind when approaching people and situations, not wanting to judge. You can take in new information quickly, and you tend to need some space to come up with your own ideas.
With your natal Mercury square or opposite your natal Uranus, if you don’t have enough to occupy you mentally, you get bored out of your mind. You like to do things your own way, but sometimes it’s to your detriment. You like to challenge conventional thinking, but can take it too far. You don’t like the routine or mundane, and need to have things done in a different way. You can have a hard time concentrating on anything, and can have a temper, scattered mind, or nervousness.
Natal Mercury to Natal Neptune
With your natal Mercury conjunct your natal Neptune, you’re an incredibly creative person. You’re drawn to the arts, and can have a talent for it. It’s difficult for you to deal with facts, and your mind can be a bit hazy. You love to daydream, but can daydream your life away. You can have a hard time dealing with reality and get lost in your own imagination. You can think intuitively, and let your instincts guide you.
With your natal Mercury sextile or trine your natal Neptune, you can sense what people are thinking and feeling, and this helps you to know how to react to them. You’re sensitive to others, charismatic in your communications, and appreciate the arts. You can be spiritual and drawn to the metaphysical.
With your natal Mercury square or opposite your natal Neptune, your mind is all over the place, and it makes it difficult for you to concentrate. Your imagination is active and you have a good intuition, but reality is a chore. You want your life to be more fantastical than it actually is. You can see things that other people don’t. You need some mental discipline to help you focus.
Natal Mercury to Natal Pluto
With your natal Mercury conjunct your natal Pluto, you’re drawn to more serious subjects, and take a serious approach to matters. You can be passionate about subjects, become obsessed, and are excellent at researching and investigating. You’re skeptical of everyone and everything, and this can lead to trust issues. You don’t like to give away anything, and come across as mysterious and enigmatic.
With your natal Mercury sextile or trine your natal Pluto, you can come up with solutions to almost any problem because you try to get to the heart of the matter right away. There’s a magnetic power to your communications. You’re good at analyzing information, and once you figure yourself out, you won’t feel the need to be mysterious.
With your natal Mercury square or opposite your natal Pluto, you can become obsessed easily. It’s difficult to pull yourself back once you get into something. Trusting people is a problem because you always think they have malicious intent, and you’ll keep digging until you find something that proves you’re right, at least in your own head. You can use your determined mind to your advantage through your work, if you can corral it.