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Neither can embellishments of language be foundvwithout arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.

Cicero

Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC - 43 BC)
Glyph Mercury Glyph or Symbol - Mercury in Astrology - Learn Astrology Free
Rules Communication, mind
Ruler Gemini, Virgo
Changes Sign Every 3 - 4 weeks
Day Tuesday
Keywords Talkative, Changeable, Intellect, Mind, Logic, Quick, Trickster, Communicative Abilities, Mental Faculties

Mercury - Planet of Communication

Mercury in astrology is the planet of communication. Mercury is one of the two inner planets between the Sun and the Earth therefore considered as a very personal planet. It never strays very far from the Sun and indeed is not so easy to see because of it's proximity to the Sun. Mercury appears to dart across the sky at great speed for a planet. It orbits the Sun in just 88 days.


Mercury is also known as quicksilver and is the metal used in a thermometer because of it's highly responsive nature to changes in temperature. As such Mercury represents a principle of carrying information from one place to another or highlighting information where it is placed in a natal chart. Indeed where Mercury lies in the natal chart explains how a person expresses their communication and intellectual abilities. It shows how a person internally does their thinking.


Mythology

In Greek mythology, Mercury was known as Hermes the winged messenger. It's speed would allow it to communicate between the other Gods. In human terms it allows a person to make connections between different facts and events instantaneously.


Ruler of Gemini and Virgo

Mercury rules or is at home in two astrological signs, Gemini and Virgo. The sign of Gemini is known for it's ability to connect ideas together. It is also known for it's love of information of all kinds. The sign of Virgo makes use of intellectual ideas but as it's an earth sign, they are used in a more materialistic or practical task orientated way. This may well be with the healing arts.


If Mercury is found in zodiac signs such as Taurus, it's speed is slowed and the the taking up of ideas takes longer but once adopted they will have a solid and enduring quality.


Mercury in the signs

Learn what Jupiter in each sign of the zodiac your natal chart means below.


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