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Mercury Dominant

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Communicative; intellectual; analytical;

curious; adaptable; sociable; nimble.


Those with a Dominant Mercury are distinguished by their intellectual curiosity, analytical skills, and excellent communication abilities. They have a knack for being able to perceive and understand information quickly and accurately.

Their intellectual curiosity often leads them into various fields of study, and they can excel in areas that require a high level of mental agility. They are comfortable interacting with diverse groups of people, which can often lead to a broad network of acquaintances.

If the person’s Mercury is afflicted by harsh aspects, such as squares or oppositions, they might often come across as overly critical or nervous. These individuals might also struggle with indecisiveness and inconsistency.

Despite these potential challenges, Mercury dominant individuals are typically flexible and adaptable, with a keen understanding of human nature. They are skilled at problem-solving and have a unique ability to turn complex concepts into understandable information.


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Mercury rules communication, writing, teaching, short journeys, commerce and thieves. Mercury also has dominion over things related to intellect like books, letters, contracts, writing tools and the like.

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Financial Gain

Their communication abilities and intellectual curiosity can lead to successful careers in writing, teaching, journalism, or other fields that require strong communication and problem-solving skills. Additionally, Mercury dominant individuals can excel in entrepreneurship, as their versatility allows them to adapt to various business environments.


Note: This description is intended for those who's Dominant Planet is vastly more powerful than their 2nd or 3rd most powerful Planets.

The power of a planet is determined by its house position, its closeness to the cusp of that house, and the number and closeness of its aspects. If there is uncertainty of the time of birth, this description may not be accurate.


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Ben Baker, CEO

About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner.  Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.