Yes, it sounds simple enough. We talk, we listen and we understand. According to Merriam-Webster, communication is “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs or behavior.”
Enter the Astrological Mercury. The planet, which represents communication on all levels: speech, writing, thought, opinions, connections. Mercury is how we learn. It’s what we talk about and what we think about. Getting the word out is one of this planets primary drives, as it excels in the distribution of information.
We even assign the word mercurial to those who exhibit the qualities of shrewdness, verbal dexterity and ingenuity. True to it’s speed as a planet in the cosmos, Mercury ‘s energy allows us to make perceptions with lightning speed. In fact, so fast that “right” , “wrong” , “good” and “bad” don’t necessarily have time to be calculated, as the planer is highly impersonal. Remember the one about “don’t shoot the messenger?”
The sign where Mercury falls in your birth chart gives you clues to the manner in which you’re best suited to express your intellectual and communicative faculties. Also, what you prefer to discuss or what subject matter occupies a significant bit of brain space.
Since we’re all here, let’s chop it up about how you do your Mercury…..
Mercury in Aries
“On Fire” by Redman; “Pronto” by Cru “War Zone” by Black Moon
Mercury in Aries wants what they want and they want it now! There is a communication style filled with immediacy in this placement. No time to beat around the bush. They say what they mean and they mean what they say. You might even find yourself being a little steamrolled if you’re more of a sensitive type. You can best believe that whenever Aries shows up to the party, a keyword is going to be action. Fire is evident in the speech of those with Mercury in Aries. If you’re ready to get the ball rolling with no holds barred, call on these folks.
Mercury in Taurus
“Play It Safe” by Oddisee; “Ain’t Sayin’ Nothin’ New” by The Roots
At first listen, you may want to start to label those with Mercury in Taurus as dull, unimaginative and rigid. However, upon further examination, you will find someone who has simply found comfort in the lines of established thinking. Furthermore, they have probably experienced some degree of success with it. Truth be told, yes… there are more creative placements that exude more style and flash, but Mercury in Taurus has mental stamina. The ability to take an idea and see it through to the end, whether bitter or sweet. The downfall of this placement is when they think their ONE idea is the ONLY idea and they sacrifice a chance at productive change for the comfort of cushy mental pillows. Sometimes life really is”no pain, no gain.”
Mercury in Gemini
“Extra, Extra” by Paula Perry, “Think Twice” by Erykah Badu
Mercury in Gemini is insatiably curious. There is not enough intellectual Gatorade present in the universe to quench this thirst. Unlimited phone plans were tailored for these people. If you were able to hear brain wave activity with any type of clarity, it would probably sound like Twista and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapping. This is the quintessential Jeopardy, Scrabble, crossword puzzle and word search placement. Here’s the deal, though: one of the chief tasks of Mercury in Gemini is to be able to turn mere information into knowledge; theory into practice. These folks can’t be so busy gathering that they never stop and question the meaning.