© May 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Mercury in Water Signs: “That feels right!”
In water, Mercury indicates a mode of communication where our thoughts reveal our deepest yearnings and sub-conscious dispositions. Feelings strongly influence the thought process to the extent this Mercury cannot act until he acknowledges his emotions.
They, sometimes, possess a secretive and cautious mind, never wanting to display too much about them so as not to jeopardize their sense of security.
On the other hand, their intuition linked with their ability to read people’s feelings, and motivations, makes them excellent strategists.
Mercury in Cancer is subjective in his thinking, blinded by emotions and perceptions, which, in turn, depend on the surroundings.
In other words, in this water sign, Mercury displays a tunnel vision on how he perceives life, relying on his mood to make judgments. In a happy environment, his outlook will reflect the same quality. Surrounded by pessimism, Mercury thoughts turn dark and negative.
This sensitivity to the moods of others is this sign greatest creative weakness. The right atmosphere is a necessity before engaging in any artistic pursuit. On the other hand, when properly managed, this keenness translates into a great talent at evoking themes related to the past, family, roots, survival instincts and childhood.
No matter the settings, the person with Mercury in Cancer will need to navigate their thoughts, by investigating their wants and needs through intuition. Nonetheless, as persuasive talkers, they know what to say to cheer someone up or to hurt them.
Mercury in Scorpio makes a habit of delving into the depths of things, people, and ideas. They like nothing better than to play detective and uncover what’s behind people’s motives, always wondering, probing, and questioning the “why” of any particular action or word. As a result, they are good at uncovering secrets through sheer persistence and tenacity.
Yet, in their communication, they appear reluctant to reveal much about themselves and the deep processes going on inside; unsure of whom to trust with the information they share.
In Scorpio, Mercury is a wordsmith with the mentality of chess-player, capable of defending his beliefs and opinions with vigor, crafting words that carry a sharp-witted sting, aimed at the hidden truth behind.
Vivid imagery, versatile imagination coupled with chaotic thinking are famous qualities of Mercury in Pisces. At the same time, they can display a gift for inspirational writing and be incapable of sorting their thoughts from those of others.
This dichotomy pushes Mercury to alternate between a highly creative, intuitive mind and a confused one. As a consequence, they do not possess a “logical” learning and reasoning intellect; instead, relying on osmosis, intuition, and hunches to process and absorb information.
Often times, when communicating their ideas, they are unaware of where they came from.
With this placement, Mercury favors non-verbal forms of expression such as music, dance, photography, and poetry. Mystical and religious themes serve, on numerous occasions, as inspiration, allowing them to convey their feelings.
Mercury in Pisces people have a hard time putting their emotions into words, making them appear secretive and withdrawn.
Have you recognized any of these descriptions? What strategies did you developed to cope with communication difficulties?
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