Mercury in Sagittarius

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Mercury in Sagittarius


Adventurous, Optimistic, Philosophical, Curious, Open-minded, Honest, Independent,

Enthusiastic, Broad-minded, Truth-seeker, Freedom-loving, Knowledgeable

The Basics

In Astrology, Mercury represents communication, intellect, and mental processes. It influences how we think, express ourselves, and gather knowledge, playing a crucial role in shaping our communication skills and mental abilities.

Mercury in Sagittarius highlights your need for exploration, adventure, and the pursuit of knowledge. You are more interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon rather than what has already been done.  Subjects like philosophy, religion, politics, or education interest you, and you are more concerned with theories, abstractions, and concepts than their specific, physical applications. 

People who know you know that you don't beat around the bush – and are prone to say things for their shock value.  You are apt to say the first thing that pops into your head as you inherently believe filtering comments is untruthful.  Though honesty is always the best policy, you may need to learn to control your tongue, develop tact, and to think before speaking.

You have a broad-minded approach to learning, and you excel in fields that involve teaching, publishing, travel, or anything that allows you to expand your horizons and share knowledge with others.

In relationships, you value intellectual stimulation and the freedom to explore new ideas and experiences together.

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mercury is Harmonious or Discordant.

While everyone has good and bad days, your Cosmodynes reveal where you lean toward on average.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mercury, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mercury in Sagittarius

  • Your optimistic and adventurous nature fuels your thirst for knowledge and intellectual growth.
  • You have a philosophical mindset and enjoy exploring the deeper meaning of life.
  • Your communication style is open-minded and honest, fostering authentic connections with others.
  • You possess a natural curiosity and enthusiasm that inspires others to explore new ideas.
  • Your independent thinking and love for freedom allow you to embrace diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • You excel in fields that involve teaching, writing, or travel, where you can share your knowledge and broaden horizons.
  • In relationships, you value intellectual stimulation and the freedom to explore new ideas together.

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A Discordant Mercury in Sagittarius

  • You may become overly opinionated or preachy, disregarding the perspectives of others.
  • You might struggle with tactfulness and unintentionally come across as blunt or insensitive.
  • Your enthusiasm and curiosity may lead to scattered interests or a lack of focus.
  • You may resist committing to specific beliefs or ideas, always seeking new experiences.

Remember, everyone's charts are unique and complex.  Describing a single element of a chart (like Mercury in Sagittarius) doesn't account for other influences that would provide more details.


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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.