Mercury in your horoscope shows the focus of your mentality as the instrument and
reflection of the ego-force.
Mercury is neutral and takes on the colorings of the planet(s)
aspecting it. The most powerful aspects indicate the native's predominant
manner of thinking and his/her primary interests for mental energy.
Mercury is in fact never far removed in space from
the sun never more than 28° ahead or behind.
** Hard Aspects: the conjunction, square and opposition
** Soft Aspects: the sextile and trine
Aspects of the Mercury and Moon
The native is forced to consider constantly his/her emotional reactions from a detached mental standpoint, as though he/she were an outsider passing judgment on him/herself. The responsive emotions of the Moon here are fettered or shackled with a mental reaction, at times unwelcome, but always necessary. The native always has to ask him/herself what he/she thinks about own feelings. The native can't act spontaneously without first reviewing his/her mental reactions. Some of such people tend to waste money on trivial household items. They annoy family and friends by worrying about them too much. Women may be so boring that friends avoid them. These people must learn to compromise and gain control of their ego.
The native is shrewd and intuitive, yet honest and logical. He/she has ample common sense and usually have good health, but this native may have problems from too much nervous energy. The native's emotional nature seems a nature outgrowth and consequences of correct or fortunate mental attitudes. When the native feels like it, his/her feelings are thoughtful or thoughts are full of emotion, but he/she can feel something independently of mental reactions or think something independently of his/her emotions. Such people are usually good teachers, writers, reporters and conversationalists. Men will have a good marriage and/or a clever wife.
Aspects of the Mercury and Sun
Mercury is never more than 28° ahead or behind the Sun in motion. Thus the only effective aspect that Mercury makes to the Sun is the close conjunction. Mercury is perhaps better situated when making no aspect to the Sun. This allows for some outside objectivity in the thinking. In this case the native can communicate easier than most because of the harmony between his/her thoughts and his/her sense of self. The native's mind can focus clearly and objectively.
The ego experiences difficulty in expressing what it really wants. The native tends to think with his/her ego. There may be some disparity between what one thinks and what one ends up doing. The ego is forced to think about what it wants, which is an interruption of the will. The native can be reflective and introspective at times, but he/she can also be egocentric, dogmatic, stubborn and biased, especially if the conjunction is less than five degrees since this contributes to mental inflexibility and causes a breakdown of communication and thought processes. This also hinders the native's objective self-analysis since his/her mind and ego are so closely identified with each other. Such people are apt to be selfish without realizing it since their thoughts are focused more on themselves and not on others. These people'll do well as a teachers since they have good communication skills.
Aspects of the Mercury and Venus
The native speaks first and then has cause to rephrase him/herself in more soothing, pleasing terms, initially killing the best effect of either. Eventually he/she should learn that the two must be indulgently styled from the beginning and thus he/she develops an effective mode of expression which properly conveys the sentiments he/she is forced to express. The native is forced to tone down his/her own style of communication. What the naive thinks and the style in which it is expressed must be pleasantly combined.
The native is given to sweet, soothing speech, thoughts and expressions, which are generally pleasing but apt to be forgotten soon. Flattery seldom has the same lasting impression as truthful comments. The native is graceful and a good thinker, writer, and speaker. He/she is able to make friends easily but may be superficial. The native's manner of speaking and diplomacy can sway people to his/her point of view. The native also has a calm disposition and a sense of fairness.
Aspects of the Mercury and Mars
The native has great mental energy and a clear, incisive mind able to make, and act upon, quick, sometimes impulsive decisions. The native is prone to explosive expressions, which startle others and get their guard up for immediate defense. The native invariably uses harsh tactics in springing his/her objectives, but this very shock treatment is essential for some important purpose that the native finally comes to recognize. In the meantime the fights and repercussions make the native a mental fighter. The native is forced to seek mental advantages over his/her competition. He/she must accept the consequences and advantages of this attitude. This native has the determination and energy to succeed but, if afflicted, may work to the point of mental breakdown.
The native is quick, perceptive, practical, trustworthy and brave but, if Aries is too strong, he/she may be reckless too. This person never stops learning and is able to seriously study, but he/she must apply him/herself since he/she tends to be restless. This native is as a rule a little more diplomatic in his/her use of aggressive expressions, which still have shock treatment effect. But the native uses this technique only when he/she wants to or feels the confronting situation will accept it. This person is less likely to sharpen this technique to its highest since he/she does not experience or test it on all occasions. As a perfected battle weapon it would need more test reactions to guide him/her than just those of favorable response. Such people have common sense, exceptional eyesight and hearing, but if Venus is not well placed, they may be crude. They're fond of children but often remain childless.
Aspects of the Mercury and Jupiter
The native finds it difficult to think expansively and at the same time keep to some kind of personal orientation that pleases him/her. Whenever the native's thoughts take flight, they tend to get out of balance and just shoot aimlessly for the wild blue yonder. Eventually through some sort of compromise (because this person is jerked back to reality often enough) the native learns to formulate his/her own position and at the same time align him/herself with progressive, forward movements in established channels of thoughts. The conjunction, in this case, is generally harmonious. The stressful aspects in this case usually tend to exaggerate.
These people are usually good-natured, mild-tempered, breezy-mannered and generous toward their friends. They enjoy entertaining in their home and want it to be conducive to social harmony and intellectual pursuits. Such native's thoughts easily seek flight and to some extent sound impressive enough, so he/she is not reminded or corrected or learns to see for him/herself how ungrounded or totally without reason some of his/her thinking might be. The main thing in this pattern is that the native's style impresses others, almost too easily. The native is generally fond of travel, both physical and mental. She/he exemplify the principle of positive thinking and his/her mental optimism helps him/her to succeed.
Aspects of the Mercury and Saturn
This native is careful, sober, logical, methodical, strongly ambitious, tenacious, foresighted, extremely self-centered, responsible and accurate, and can be obstinate and serious. He/she has a great depth of mind and is mentally ambitious, but may not get the recognition he/she wants and often deserve. The native's thinking is often restricted to practical solutions on serious subjects, which all tend to have material objectives. Whenever his/her thinking gets out of this mold or pattern, difficulties arise and then the native is forced backward. The native is forced to discipline his/her thoughts and think in absolutely realistic and factual terms. The native's tendency to be jealous, fear of change and anticipation of danger or failure means he/she has few real friends. In positions of authority, this native may belittle others' ideas. He/she's likely to get in trouble with written communications and contracts.
The native has a disciplined mind, depth in his/her thoughts, directness in speech and high regard for honesty and morality. His/her memory and concentration are good, as is his/her health most of the time. This native naturally leans to more serious subjects and easily disciplines him/herself to some sort of scientific approach or laboratorylike analysis on even simple matters. The serious cast to the thought patterns is considered more important than the seriousness of the content. The native likes to think about frustrating situations and conditions, which restrict the individual rather than release him/her for lighter tasks.
Aspects of the Mercury and Uranus
The native has an alert, ingenious mind but unless it receives constant stimulation, he/she get bored. The native wastes a lot of energy, which creates tension or confusion. He/she often starts too many projects at once and usually don't finish any of them. The native's thinking is erratic and unconventional, yet because it gets him/her into unfavorable situations, he/she fights within him/herself as to whether he/she is right or justified in such wildly independent mental behavior. Eventually the naive comes to realize that he/she is being challenged on his/her independent positions just to strengthen creative genius in this line. The native has to find a way of putting things together mentally that is uniquely original. If the second or eighth house is involved, the native may have sudden gains or losses. If the seventh house is involved, there can be sudden upsets with or separations from partners. If evolved, the native can be prophetic and dedicated to teaching the truth, but finds it difficult to put his/her own perceptions into objective terms.
The native's thinking and expression are frequently erratic, but because they don't have much effect on others, he/she does not learn to improve his/her style and self-consciously find out for him/herself just wherein he/she thinks so differently from others or how he/she might capitalize on some potentiality of mental genius. One needs the reaction value (both the good and the bad) provided by the hard angles to sharpen any tool one has and put it into effective operation. That which flows too easily, erratic or otherwise, is more apt to fall on barren ground. The native also has an excellent memory and an excellent ability to communicate ideas, but he/she tends to be impatient with those not as quick minded. This person as a rule has writing and speaking talent. Solutions to problems come in sudden flashes of inspiration. This aspect denotes an advanced soul.
Aspects of the Mercury and Neptune
The native resists a desired inspirational quality in his/her expression or else resorts to a phony jargon that fools no one but him/herself. After much trial and error the native learns to combine the two in such a way that the more desirable and inspirational effects of Neptune are pleasingly combined in a style of thought and expression. The native is forced to think inspirationally. Since most people aren't keyed to Neptune, they may regard his/her expression as phony in some way. The native must accept this reaction and go ahead in his/her own style, trying to eliminate the vagueness or unreal qualities and accent the true ideals that Neptune suggests. Trouble, though, can come through the native's relatives or wrong associations. Emotional upsets may affect the native's nervous system or he/she may have breathing/respiratory problems.
The native's thoughts wander in unusual channels not easily followed or understood by others. There is much inclination to other-worldly attitudes and high-flown flights of imagination of a mystical nature. The native is less likely to bring this down to practical application or sound idealism because he/she primarily indulges him/herself for his/her own gratification. The native is not forced by circumstances to come to terms with the real and the phony side of Neptune.
Aspects of the Mercury and Pluto
The native desires to pursue his/her own inclinations of thinking and yet at the same time he/she is constantly channeled to reflect on those matters immediately around him/her which require violent overhaul and corrective changes from the ground up, even at the expense of certain people's thinking that stands in the native's way. The native is forced into progressive thinking at all times. This gives his/her thoughts a psychic awareness of the conditions and potentialities of change. This aspect is good for new modes of expression in any field. The native can be abrupt and harsh in speech or receive the same from others, yet he/she can exhibit fantastic tact and diplomacy.
The native's thoughts naturally run to all sorts of wild and revolutionary schemes, which somehow leak out and yet do not turn the world upside down or against him/her. The native is less likely to get his/her unusually strong thought patterns behind some cause where it will do some good because he pursues these channels only when he/she feels like it or when opportunities present themselves that won't backfire on him/her. This native has a way of saying any old thing (at times) and getting away with it.
The fair planet Mercury
Mercury in your horoscope shows the focus of your mentality as the instrument and reflection of the ego-force. Mercury is neutral and takes on the colorings of the planet(s) aspecting it.