Mercury - Astrology 101


Mercury is the smallest planet and the closest planet to the Sun. It rules Gemini and Virgo. ⁠⁠

Mercury represents thought, communication, commerce, and learning. The Moon governs the unconscious mind, while Mercury rules the conscious side. ⁠It can also signify travel.⁠⁠

⁠A person with a Mercury in Cancer may communicate very emotionally. People with Mercury in Taurus talk deliberately.

⁠⁠⁠A well-placed Mercury can show up by intelligence, strong communication skills, and learning well on their own. An ill-placed Mercury can lead to being a good liar, mischievous, and having no opinions. ⁠⁠

⁠"As long as the process of knowing is recognized to be less important than that which is to be known, Mercury is one of the highest symbols of all." Robert Hand - astrologer⁠