Mercury Symbolism In Astrology
Mercury can affect people differently depending on how fast it was moving when the person was born. Mercury can go into something called ‘retrograde’ which means that it slows down, which makes it look like it is moving backwards.
Usually planet Mercury helps people communicate better and think faster, but if you were born when Mercury was in retrograde, then you may have problems stringing words or ideas together. However, no matter when you were born occasional retrograde can affect you. Mercury through the 12 zodiac signs shows how it influences your communication skills.
Mercury In The 12 Zodiac Signs Meanings
Mercury in Aries people can expect to experience ease when it comes to any projects that they are working on. In a retrograde, however, they will become frustrated and annoyed with their tasks, and will find them harder to complete.
Taurus, usually a slower zodiac sign, will feel a little sped up when Mercury is in it’s sign. This may complicate things, but will be better overall. In a retrograde their thoughts will feel even slower and fuzzy than normal. This may cause frustration or anger.
Gemini ruled by Mercury, will have increased communication when Mercury is in its sign. However, when Mercury is in retrograde they will have less communication, dropped calls and ignored emails. However, they may reconnect with someone whom they haven’t talked to in a while.
Cancer can expect ease at home and with their friends and family when Mercury is in this star sign. However, when Mercury is in retrograde they may fight more with their children, break more objects in their home, or mess up on things that they are usually good at.
The Leo Mercury sign people are always looking to make some extra cash. They will be blessed with speedy business when Mercury is in its sign. However, when Mercury is in retrograde it is advisable not to make large investments, as they will likely backfire.
Virgo, usually busy, will go through their plans quickly and with ease when Mercury is in their sign. When Mercury is in retrograde it will seem like none of their plans are going well. This can cause a Virgo to become stressed out and angry. Just go with the flow if this happens and wait for Mercury to travel at its normal speed.
Libra, always knowing what they want to do and how to balance it, will have an even easier time making decisions when Mercury is in their sign. When Mercury is in retrograde you should avoid making large decisions, as you will likely regret it later.
Scorpio, not always the most graceful speaker, will have more luck in relationships and in general when it comes to socializing. When in retrograde, try not to say anything rude, as it will come off as worse than it normally would. This can damage relationships of all sorts.
Sagittarius, always the adventurer, may come across new traveling offers or just generally have a good time with their friends when Mercury is in their sign. When Mercury is in retrograde you should avoid traveling, as you could get in an accident. Try to stick close to home during this time.
When Mercury is in Capricorn sign it means that there will be new experiences either at home, with friends, or at work. Don’t let these offers pass you up! When Mercury is in retrograde you may want to avoid doing new things. Your workload may become heavier as well.
Aquarius, a social being, will have an easier time socializing and making friends when Mercury is in their sign. When in retrograde, their part of the conversation may come off as rude. Stick to your good friends, and avoid trying to make new friends during this time.
Pisces, usually a logical zodiac sign, will have an even easier time figuring out tough problems when Mercury is in their sign. When Mercury is in retrograde they will experience a shift in the way they think. They will be more creative and overall more imaginative. Take advantage of this time!
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