So, you know your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs. But do you know your Mercury sign? In astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication, intellect, memory, and transportation. Your Mercury sign influences all these traits, like whether you’re a triple-texter, if you use an Excel spreadsheet to plan every weekend trip or just ~go with the flow~, and which Wikipedia pages you spend hours reading. Mercury is the planet of the mind—it rules how we make sense of the world and our place in it.
Think of your birth chart as a snapshot of what the sky looked like the moment you were born. Your Mercury sign = which zodiac sign Mercury was in when you were born. You can find your Mercury sign by using a birth chart calculator, like the one on Café Astrology or Co-Star. JSYK, it'll probably be different from your Sun sign!
Here’s what your Mercury sign means.
If your Mercury sign is Aries
You’re sharp, direct, original, and funny in a biting way—in other words, you will clap back. If you’re in a mood, you can be argumentative and even tactless. You rely on your instincts, rather than rational plans, but more often than not, it works for you (the other signs are jealous). Fortune favors the brave, after all. Your Mercury sign means you’d do great work in the publishing or literary world.
If your Mercury sign is Taurus
You have a fantastic memory and are a perceptive observer of others—you don’t miss a thing, and you never forget! Your intellect is practical and detailed—you take a long time to come to an opinion, and once you have, you can be pretty rigid about them. You can be guilty of repeating yourself (you’d call this ~emphasizing~). Your knack for managing money and keen eye for beauty would make you a good fashion designer, interior decorator, or antiques dealer.
If your Mercury sign is Gemini
You’re super-fast, super-curious, and super-versatile. You’re like a lightning bolt, offering opinions, ideas, and insights in the blink of an eye. You such a broad range of interests that sometimes your knowledge is only surface-deep, but you’re such a good bluffer that no one knows this lil secret. You love to talk, and you’re so interesting that others love to listen. Many journalists, interviewers, and talk show hosts have their Mercury in Gemini.
If your Mercury sign is Cancer
Imaginative, intuitive, and intensely personal, you’re a social chameleon. You can immediately ~read a room~ and morph into whoever you need to be to ~work it~. You understand the world through your own personal experience—when looking at the big picture, you want to know how it will affect you and your loved ones. Poetical and deep-thinking, you’re drawn to the academic life.
If your Mercury sign is Leo
You have a fiery temper and warm-hearted passion, a love of fun and a hard-wired thirst for success. Mercury in Leo blesses you with a magnetic personality. You’re born to lead, as long as you keep your urge to show off in check. You’re drawn to careers that put you front and center—think CEO, athlete, or celeb.
If your Mercury sign is Virgo
You’re a born statistician, always seeking out data and working from a rational, logical point of view. You need ALL the information before you make up your mind, and this sometimes makes you resistant when reality doesn’t mirror your expectations. You can be guilty of taking on too much at any one time, so you need to focus. Your analytical brain makes you a great scientist or researcher.
If your Mercury sign is Libra
Social, empathetic, and thoughtful, you don’t like making waves and are able to ~fit in~ anywhere. Be careful not to sacrifice your own opinions and beliefs. You love making pro and con lists, taking your time in order to make the PERFECT decision. You can achieve success in a strong business partnership with someone who is more fiery and ambitious—you get to smooth their sharp edges. You’d also make an impressive diplomat.
If your Mercury sign is Scorpio
You’re a natural loner, preferring to rely on your own wit. Remember Harriet the Spy? That’s basically you. You’re a natural-born investigator, innately curious about everything around you, especially if it seems secretive or ~dark~. You’re a lil stubborn and relentlessly challenging, so people better not get in your way (they’ll regret it). You’d make a superb documentary maker or detective.
If your Mercury sign is Sagittarius
An eternal student and traveler, you possess an insatiable hunger for knowledge and news. Restless, and optimistic, you hate being pinned down. You’re a natural rebel who’s always on the move. You’d love a career that plays to these strengths, like travel vlogger, reality show producer, or writer.
If your Mercury sign is Capricorn
You’re calculating, serious, rational, and ambitious. There’s never anything random or spontaneous about your behavior—you always have a strategy. Life is a game, not necessarily a ~fun~ one (although you do have a wicked dark sense of humor), but one you intend to win. Your natural diligence and authority make you well-positioned for leadership roles.
If your Mercury sign is Aquarius
Your mind is vibrates ~on another leve~l. Your clever, inquisitive brain makes you super-smart when it comes to sizing up people and situations, and you love predicting what will happen next (you’re damn good at it, too). Careers in progressive areas such as the arts, engineering, and technology work well for you.
If your Mercury sign is Pisces
You are definitely more of a ~feeler~ than a ~thinker~, arriving at your judgments, opinions and ideas through insights and inspiration rather than logic. You use your intuition to guide you—in fact, you’re kinda psychic. You possess a deep compassion for other people, particularly the underdogs. Working with charities or global humanitarian campaigns would suit your kind nature.
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