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Did you know you experience a Mercury return each year? It's when the Planet Mercury returns to the exact placement it was on the day of your birth ( although not necessarily on your birthday ). My Mercury in Sagittarius Return occurs @ 4:33 PM, 3rd House. If you have Mercury in Sagittarius, then you already have, or will experience your Mercury return at some point of its transit through the sign of the Archer.
But what is a Mercury return? It's when Mercury returns to the exact degree and house it occupied at the time of our birth.
First, let's learn about Mercury:
Mercury is considered the "Tiny Speedster" of our solar system. It's also the first planet from the Sun and the smallest. It is a terrestrial planet with a heavily cratered surface due to overlapping impact events. These features are well preserved since the planet has no geological activity and an extremely tenuous atmosphere called an exosphere. Despite being the smallest planet in the Solar System, Mercury is dense enough to have roughly the same surface gravity as Mars. Mercury has a dynamic magnetic field with a strength about 1% of that of Earth's and has no natural satellites.
The Romans adapted the myths and iconography of Mercury's Greek counterpart, Hermes, for Roman art and Latin literature. he was considered the god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence, messages, communication, travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery, merchants, and thieves. Known as the "Messenger of the Gods" and the "Prince of Communication", Mercury's tricks kept him in plenty of trouble with the gods; however, he was so favored among them they found it difficult not to forgive his antics.
In Sagittarius, Mercury is in his detriment. This means that it's opposite the planet it rules and will take on more of Sagittarius' coloration ( traits ) than its own. Here Mercury is forced to conform to rules and regulations.
Considered neuter, Mercury rules reason, ability to communicate, intellect, awareness, dexterity, rationalization, transmission, words, opinion and sensory perception. It's action is quick, uncertain, and at times, volatile. Deals with travel ( especially short trips ), brothers and sisters, children, clerking, speaking, writing, bookkeeping, secretaries, neighborhood activities, letters and mailings, means of transportation, trade, emotional capacity and technique.
Where you find Mercury in your chart shows how and where you communicate best.
This is the natural home of Gemini, ruled by Mercury ( Virgo is also ruled by Mercury in the 6th House ). This is a house of side x side relationships and awareness. This house reveals the local environment we live in, such as speaking and writing. It also indicates means of transportation, including short trips. It shows the ability of our mind to learning and to new ideas, our ability to relate to our environment, and our taken-for-granted skills. It indicates the conscious and objective portion of our mind and primary school teachings.
Mercury in the 3rd House
Because Mercury rules the third house, he is most comfortable here and the 6th House of Virgo. Both Mercury and the environments of the third house favor all forms expression as well as travel. Intellect and reasoning ability also dominates this home. However, because Mercury is in his Sagittarian detriment, he will assume more of Sagittarius' coloration than his.
Mercury in Sagittarius
If you want to know about Mercury in Sagittarius transit, you can read that here: https://inspiritualservice.com/planetary-transits
This post is in reference to a return; therefore, it's natal in nature.
Independent is the keyword for this natal placement. We are sincere and have a great sense of dry humor. Impulsive, we often speak without considering the consequences. We have intuitive flashes of truth, but, due to an overabundance of interests, are apt to scatter our mental forces. Our mind does not need sharpening, only directing.
Generous, progressive and honest, we hate to deceive anyone. Because we are concerned with attitudes more than facts, we are interested in higher education, philosophy, religion, and politics. We relish intellectual status, tend to be a nonstop talker, and love travel of any kind. If there are many difficult aspects to our Mercury, we will have a tendency toward oral sermonizing or toward being overly pedantic in our own attitudes.
Pressing a bit further, my Mercury is out of bounds ( OOB ). Those whose Mercury is OOB do not communicate within the standards of dominant culture. they return texts or e-mails when they feel ready. OOB need extra time to process. They aren't concerned with offending others with their statements because to them they are just being honest because they care enough about you to be honest. These people don't fake it. You know exactly how they feel, though you may have difficulty understanding them at times due to obscure diction.
Undeniable genius is associated with OOB Mercury, so they often make surprising statements or observations. They are smart enough to know what you expect from them in a dialogue, but this doesn’t mean they'll choose to play along. It depends on how much they care about you.
For all my Mercury in Sagittarius friends, if you'd like to know the exact day and time of your Sagittarius return, DM me for more information.
I wish you much love and success on your journey around the Sun! Image: Hermes/Mercury by Jaheka
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