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Mercury in Sagittarius


Quality and Element:

Mercury Themes:

honest, truth-seeker, big picture, expansive mind, pursuit of knowledge, higher education, experiential learning, enthusiastic thinker

Possible Challenges:

lack of tact, misses nuances, overly preachy, dogmatic

Famous People with Mercury in Sagittarius:

Emily Dickinson, Bette Midler, Jimi Hendrix, Tracey Ullman, Tom Waits, Sir Isaac Newton, Umberto Eco, Ben Stiller, Abbie Hoffman, Ludwig von Beethoven, Sally Field, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ted Turner, Stephen Spielberg, Dick Clark, Jim Bakker, Neil Young

The Sagittarius Mentality:

When Sagittarius is in Mercury, the mind is on fire with ideas, especially visions for the future. Those born with this Mercury have a cheerful way of making light conversation, but also love being drawn into philosophical debates. These natives are curious and open-minded, alighting on each detail as a possible clue leading to their end goal -- the illuminated truth.

Sagittarius is an inspired fire sign that seeks the broadest possible perspective, collecting all the pieces to form a whole, the big picture. Sadge is the map maker, and Mercury here means mental adventures to get a sense of every landscape. Many with this Mercury stay in the academy for as long as possible, thriving in the learning environment.

When your mind is a chaotically moving spotlight, there's a lot that's left in shadow. There's a rush to declare the Truth of the matter, often before all the facts are in. This native often fixes on a passionate thought, but misses subtle nuances. Without tact, this Mercury steps on toes and says hurtful things without meaning to, lacking the subtlety to read a situation on an emotional level.

This Mercury paints a situation in broad strokes, and this kind of sight makes them visionaries for the future. It helps if they've got allies to fill in the details they've missed. These natives shine a klieg light on whatever is in their field of vision, and often are blinded to all else. Their challenge is developing discernment in their quest for the highest truth, so they'll know which threads to follow.

Mercury here is restless, dynamic and able to come up with colorful narratives to explain this journey called life. As artist-creators, they infuse the mundane with vitality, proving that sometimes, "God is in the details." These souls are gifted in the fields of science, the arts, comedy, music and as educators, philosophers, activists, politicians or full-time adventure-seeker.

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