The fastest moving planet in the Solar System, Mercury, is the god of speed, movement, transportation, journeys, commerce, and thieves. Mercury is masculine, melancholy, cold, and dry. The native is tall, straight, and thin, with a narrow face and high forehead, long straight nose, black or gray eyes, thin lips and chin, scanty beard, and brown hair. The arms, hands, and fingers are long and slender.
If Mercury is in the east at the time of birth, the native is likely to be of a stronger constitution and have sandy hair; if in the west, the native is prone to be sallow, lank, slender, and of a dry habit.
When mercury is well dignified, the native has an acute and penetrating mind, a powerful imagination, and a retentive memory; is eloquent; is fond of learning; and is successful in scientific investigation.
If engaged in mercantile pursuits, the native is enterprising and skillful. If Mercury is ill dignified, the native is a mean, unprincipled character, a pretender to knowledge, a boastful impostor, and a malicious slanderer.
Mercury is the light and ever-changing consciousness that moves from idea to idea. Mercury represents the mental process in general. It governs not only ideas, but all communications.
This speedy messenger of the gods, one of the smallest planets, is restless and mobile, and the symbol of youth. It rules the third sign, Gemini, the sixth sign, Virgo, and the Third and Sixth Houses (communication and excursions) and seeks to label or to find a logical reason for everything. Ruling the nervous system, lungs, shoulders, arms and hand, it is manually dexterous and can always find the G-Spot.
Mercury, in astrology, is strongly associated with everything involving communication: speaking, writing, the media, even our internal communication. This is the god of the mind and the internal life: rational thinking, intellect, intelligence, curiosity, learning, memory, and our personal and spiritual progress.
A natural communicator, his/her energies are often squandered on the phone, the Internet, or in incessant chatter. These individuals are restless, changeable, and incurably curious. They don’t tolerate boredom well. They are cerebral and even intellectual, and often have a keen sense of humor. A Mercurial individual is eloquent, clever, shrewd, quick, quick-witted, volatile, changeable and fickle. Mercury is a busy fellow indeed.
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