Mercury - Planet of Communication

Written by Lynda Filer

In Mythology, Mercury or Hermes served as a messenger torepparttar gods. He was responsible forrepparttar 122442 spreading of news and was known for his intelligence, wit and charm. As such Mercury in our natal chart shows us how we communicate with others, and how we think and rationalize. Mercury is associated withrepparttar 122443 signs Gemini and Virgo.

Mercury in Aires

Aires in Mercury gives you a quick and intelligent intellect. You can have a rather aggressive and argumentative attitude, someone who likes to stir things up and cause controversy forrepparttar 122444 mere sake of doing it.

You think well on your feet and are likely to be rather innovative in your thinking. Deep methodical analysis of data is not your forte, you want to make a decision and move on torepparttar 122445 next challenge. Decisive and a straight shooter, you have little patience for others that like to take their time in reaching a decision.

Although witty and charming when you want to be, you can be very intolerant of others and may need to guard against coming off as being too arrogant.

Mercury in Taurus

Mercury in Taurus is practical and often conservative in its thinking. You are likely to be good with money and in managing resources in general. You are one of these people that tends to learn more from doing than from academic study. Taurus in Mercury is renowned for their plain common sense attitude.

You may take a long time to come to a decision as you are notrepparttar 122446 sort to just say things offrepparttar 122447 cuff. Anything worthy of your attention is likely to be examined from all sides and deeply pondered before you commit yourself to an opinion.

Once your mind is made up there is little anyone can do to sway you or change your mind. Mercury in Taurus can be downright stubborn on occasions too, refusing to listen to reason even after they have discovered thatrepparttar 122448 decision that they reached is wrong.

Mercury in Gemini

Mercury in Gemini is quick and intelligent. Your conversational style is articulate and witty. You are intensely interested in everything, insatiably curious and a dabbler in all things.

Naturally quick at picking things up and learning new skills, your main problem will be keeping your attention on a subject long enough to truly excel at it. You are likely to be have a natural aptitude for language and mathematics.

You are a reasoned logical thinker, and may at times need to remember to takerepparttar 122449 emotional side into account as well, as not everything is purely dependent on logic alone. Your need to experience all you can learn may lead to frazzled nerves and it would do you good to learn to relax and take time out a little more.

Mercury in Cancer

Mercury in Cancer is a very intuitive and emotional placement. You are very sympathetic to others and make a great listener. Your ability to empathize with others though may lead you to suffer unnecessarily, as you tend to take on other peoples problems as if they were your own. You need to realise that your sympathy and concern are what your friends need, not for you to take onrepparttar 122450 burden for them.

Your family and friends are exceptionally important to you and for your feeling of well-being. You are loyal, patriotic and are likely to have an innate love and respect of history. You have a very good memory and tend to learn best by example.

Mercury in Leo

Mercury in Leo is a strong minded and opinionated thinker. You are likely to have a dramatic flair about you in both written and oral speech that makes others pay attention to you. You have natural leadership skills and this shows through inrepparttar 122451 way that you express yourself and handle problems.

You have a far reaching and humanistic approach to problems, able to mediate between groups when necessary. Others usually respect you and you find this rather gratifying.

The tendency here can be to sometimes look at problems in too general terms and not concentrate onrepparttar 122452 individual logistics. There may be a tendency towards arrogance if you are not challenged in any way. You may even fall into a trap of intellectual laziness if you are not stimulated enough by differing opinions.

Mercury in Virgo

Mercury in Virgo is analytical and logical. You are a person that needs order in your life to function at your optimum. Disorder and chaos not only distract but seem to effect your equilibrium.

Your need to check and double check that things are exactly as they should be can sometimes be misinterpreted as a lack of confidence. You arerepparttar 122453 type of person that always gives 100% of your effort. To you, this also means ensuring that no measure has been overlooked and no detail omitted.

You are likely to be involved in a career where this precision and attention to detail is needed and rewarded.

Mercury in Libra

Mercury in Libra is well balanced and works best in harmonious environments. Unnecessary friction or aggressiveness will offend Libra and they are likely to avoid contact if at all possible. Unless their sense of fairness is offended they are unlikely to cause any scenes, preferring to retire than deal with an inharmonious atmosphere.

Mars - Planet of Sex and Energy

Written by Lynda Filer

Mars named forrepparttar Roman God of war shows how we express our energy, our ambition, assertiveness and sex drive. As Mars is so indicative of our ambition and our drive to succeed it is often a useful indicator of how someone will react in a working environment.

It is said that woman are strongly attracted to a partner whose Sun sign matchesrepparttar 122441 sign that resides in Mars in her chart. For men it is said that they are drawn to women whose Sun sign matchesrepparttar 122442 sign that resides in Venus in his chart. It could be argued that Venus representsrepparttar 122443 more feminine side of sexuality and Marsrepparttar 122444 more masculine side.

Mars in Aires Mars in Aires brings an impulsive, highly energetic and at times head strong attitude with it. Aires revels in being first and their enthusiasm to get projects up and running will inspire all around them. However, Aires can have trouble seeing projects through to completion, as there are so many other new and exciting things to start, innovate and investigate.

Aires in Mars brings an independent and headstrong nature torepparttar 122445 fore. While people with this placement usually make excellent leaders, often they work best alone as team work is not usually their forte. Quick tempered and reluctant to accept advice, they can and often do lock horns with others over what they see as interference.

Highly energetic these people often throw themselves into life and this includes their love life. They are often highly sexed and are impulsive in affairs ofrepparttar 122446 heart.

Mars in Taurus

Mars in Taurus shows itself in a steady reliable and determined personality. There may not be a whirlwind of activity surrounding someone with this chart position but such activity would probably make them feel uncomfortable in any case. Slow and steady is their motto. They may take their time to decide upon a course of action but once started upon not much is likely to dissuade or deter them.

Taurus has a natural affinity forrepparttar 122447 finer things in life and this includes their romantic life. They are sensual lovers and are willing and able to indulge both themselves and their partners. Much of their time is spent on working towards attainingrepparttar 122448 luxuries and lifestyle they desire.

Mars in Gemini

Mars in Gemini produces people who are quick and agile thinkers. Gemini rulesrepparttar 122449 mind and this is how they will channel their energy. They have a need for change and constant stimulation and it is not unusual to find them holding down several jobs at once. This placement tends to attract people to jobs where an inquiring mind and good communication skills are necessary. They may find themselves working as journalists, critics, teachers or as an authority on their pet subject.

You have no trouble attracting favorable attention from others and are likely to be an incurable flirt. You may come across as rather fickle to others as you are looking for a rather idealized version of a partner. For people with this chart position, sexually they are imaginative lovers as sex to them is very much tied in with their brain as their body.

Mars in Cancer

People with this placement in their chart are not overly aggressive and are likely to be more crab like in their dealings. They take their time to commit to things and at times can be seen almost to be going two steps forward, one step back. You may need to find a way to ventrepparttar 122450 aggression that we all feel at times so that you do not end up with nervous disorders and ulcers.

Work wise you are a loyal and hard-working employee, you are ambitious and are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and getrepparttar 122451 job done. As with most things, at work you want to feel secure inrepparttar 122452 knowledge that you are appreciated and thatrepparttar 122453 security you need is there.

As a lover you are sensual and emotional. You demand a lot from your lover but more than give back torepparttar 122454 relationship what you receive. You are loyal and faithful to your partner and expectrepparttar 122455 same in return.

Mars in Leo

Mars in Leo exhibits itself in a personality that is dramatic and exudes confidence. You are in your element when you arerepparttar 122456 center of attention and are a natural leader. For all your showmanship you are dedicated and determined in matters relating to your career. You may need to watch for pride and make sure that you do not alienate others with what they may see as egotism.

Sexually you are a demonstrative and affectionate lover. Although you loverepparttar 122457 adoration of others, you are happy to settle down into a one on one relationship when it presents itself. You may have problems dealing with feelings of jealousy and possessiveness. Although usually very gregarious and outgoing you can show intense emotional fury when romantic matters are not going your way.

Mars in Virgo

Mars in Virgo is exacting and methodical. You are a tireless and dedicated employee. You put a lot of effort into planning things out in advance, making sure that all contingencies are taken into account. This mars position is often inrepparttar 122458 chart of doctors, surgeons, nurses and social workers. You have a strong desire to help others and enjoy feeling needed and that you are making a difference in others lives.

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