Mercury: Planet of Communication
Mercury, much like the goddess of glory, comes with wings of light and commands us to speak. Communication, reason, and consciousness are all within Mercury’s domain, so that our way of thinking, and how we create and express our thought processes, is rational and reasoned. The changing nature of Mercury causes restlessness and mental movement. Here, noisy and fast things happen fast. Mercury is about wit, quick thinking, possibilities, opinions, reasoning and the ability to justify things. Mercury’s energy can be good or bad, but it will definitely stimulate! The planet also motivates us to move from one step to the next and to respond on both physical and psychological levels. In addition, Mercury’s energy is both skilled and intelligent.
Mercury is about short trips: meeting a neighbor or a friend in town, daily commuting, weekend getaways. In general, siblings and transfers are in Mercury’s realm.
Talking, writing, books, internet communication and learning are all in the realm of Mercury. This planet requires us to express ourselves often and well. However, when Mercury goes back, our communications will be challenged.
Mercury is never more than 28 degrees from the sun; it takes about 88 days to complete its orbit around the sun. It is neither masculine nor feminine and assumes the gender of the constellation within it. Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgu.