Mercury in a chart indicates how we learn and communicate; my natal Mercury is in Cancer indicating I learn via intuition. I need to feel my way through things; I need to feel people in order to relate to them. I have Mercury conjunct Sun in my natal chart indicating a quick mind, quick speech and a tendency to analyze everything. My Mercury also forms a tight sextile to Mars the planet of action making for the inability to stop thinking. I don’t believe my mind ever shuts off; I’m convinced even in a state of REM it is busy planning, deciding and going!
I don’t think Mercury gets much play when examining synastry, it doesn’t shoot off fireworks like a Mars and Venus conjunction, it doesn’t uproot your entire soul like Pluto on the moon, it won’t have you seeing stars like Neptune on another’s Venus, but Mercury is important! It is the manner in which we communicate; the aspects that Mercury makes can give insight into a couple’s ability to communicate.
True Story: I once had a date with someone, I don’t recall his sign but I used an app to get our compatibility rating and it was a horrendous 8% yes out of 100%, I went on the date any way obviously we all have free will and I don’t believe in astrology dictating your entire existence. In short the date felt like 8%, it was awful. The astrology app had mentioned that we would interrupt each other often. The entire date we were trying to speak at the same time, it was annoying to say the least. It was essentially impossible to get through one dinner. This was awhile ago so I do not recall the exact aspect, but mercury was 100% involved, it is how we communicate, learn and share ideas.
Today I was speaking to someone, a person very different than me. Some may even say my complete opposite but he was sharing his opinions and I thought Hmm this is interesting, maybe he is sort of right, Not that I will ever admit this to him or anyone else other then you fabulous readers but when we were finished speaking I thought I’m open to doing things differently. His Saturn is on my Mercury, ya know this indicates Maturing of the mind. My Saturn conjuncts his sun so the lessons he needs to learn are of the ego variety. We are all learning, growing, each person we meet transforms us in one way or another no matter how big or small.
In any event I skimmed my mental rolodex reviewing some people I have spent time with, shuddering at the reality that I have actually had entire relationships with people I cannot recall having had one deep, intense or even contemplative conversation with. How it this even possible?
I continued to scan the Ex-Files in my mind and simply had to look up some ones birth chart from a 100 lifetimes ago, someone I still dream about on that very rare occasion, someone; the first man really that appealed to my mind-he was hot as well- but till this day I never enjoyed speaking with anyone as much. And what do you know his Mercury conjuncts my Mercury in exact degree and only adding to this is the 9th house overlay that is activated. I use to hang on his every word…it was a true meeting of the minds.
As we live life we meet many people some and each person affects us differently. I think the best way to put it is:
Where ever your heart goes take your mind with you
Nice Mercury Aspects make for easier communication and basic understanding and what relationship doesn’t need that!
Mercury in Pleasing aspect (Trine, Sextile, sometimes Conjunction) to the :
Sun indicates natural understanding of ego concerns and identity, you get where the other is coming from
Moon ruling emotions and Mercury on the moon can feel at home speaking with one another, there is however a danger in emotions clouding your rational sense.
Mercury and Mercury as I explained is a meeting of the minds! How nice
Jupiter promotes good thoughts, expansion and awareness. Jupiter essentially, good wills jovial conversations.
Saturn in relation to Mercury: level headed, responsible, learning Saturn is there to teach
Uranus In relation to Mercury: Upbeat, lively, futuristic, open-minded conversations Uranus is there to awaken
Neptune in relation to Mercury: telepathy Oh goodness these connections can get muddled. Confirm what you are thinking psychically verbally sharing music together and anything artistic is indicated
Pluto in relation to mercury: Deep analysis, life changing conversations Pluto wants to transform the thought process