Hobbies Astrology Understanding Mercury Signs in Gemini Share PINTEREST Email Print Astrology Divination Chart. MiraCosic/Pixabay.com Astrology 12 Signs of the Zodiac Basics The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses Love & Compatibility By Molly Hall Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 01/26/19 Mercury in Gemini is the magician, juggling all it takes in, and often presenting that back to the world through writing, the arts, or music. They're lifelong learners and rarely bored since there are always new things to discover in life. Mercury here may be called a dilettante because he promotes happy dabbling in many areas. This Mercury always has a new fascination to share but can prefer to skim the surface to plunging the depths of a topic. This allows Mercury to maintain a sense of forward motion. Mercury has to do with your unique voice, your vantage point, and the way you make sense of things. Mercury Gemini is fluent, verbal, brainy, witty and able to see from many angles. Understanding Mercury in Gemini The Greeks classified Mercury as dignified in Gemini, the sign it rules. This Mercury has the speediest of minds, running a zigzag path through the world of ideas. Mercury Gemini is hungry for the stimulation of new people, situations, news, colorful sights and culture. Those with this Mercury always have the mental wheels spinning. They are swift absorbers of information and holders of encyclopedic knowledge on an infinite variety of topics. Here Mercury is enamored with all knowledge, down to the smallest notion. They're intellectual sifters and searchers, always looking for the gems that connect two ideas. Mercury in Gemini loves to tap into the minds of others, and exchange what each knows through conversation. This makes them happiest in verbal, fast-paced environments, with a passing parade of new people to learn from. Good fields for them are education, media, technology, the arts and any kind of sales. Your skills shine in situations where you think on your feet, quickly coming up with solutions. Characteristics This mercurial character has a dark side and often makes snap judgments based on superficial information. When the trickster has hidden motives, the brilliance there is put to use in destructive ways. It's a Mercury that is prone to playing mind games and using words as pointy weapons when angry. The hyper distracted technoculture we're living in can exacerbate the manic side of Gemini's natural curiosity. Take time to chillax and digest what you've taken in. Air signs in general need wide open spaces, and also solitude, to hear themselves think above the chatter. Spend time away from gadgetry that affects your nervous system, when you want to balance the air element. A bored Mercury in Gemini will stir up drama, just to make things more interesting. They can be the worst gossips at work or in the 'hood. Deeper thinkers might dub this Mercury an intellectual lightweight. When this Mercury is idle, without a creative channel, it can be the devil's workshop. Mercury in Gemini is gifted in many ways. They shine in social situations because they're genuinely curious about everyone at the party. It's easy for them to mingle, and engage with each new person they meet. They've got a twinkle in the eye that attracts, are quick to laugh, and have an instinct for lightening things up with humor. Pros and Cons Mercury is the Sun's sidekick and travels close to the biggest orb there shining on us all. That means your Sun is in Taurus, Gemini or Cancer. Your Mercury is your medium, and the way you pursue your central purpose, which is to do with the Sun. If your Sun sign is Cancer, you have a wee bit more objectivity than other Moonchildren -- you have an observing eye to see when you're drowning in emotion. If you're a Taurus, this Mercury makes you flexible, and open to suggestions of others. And if you're a Gemini, your Mercury is seamlessly reporting the Sun's overall experience. And that has a magnifying effect, giving you an extra Gemini flavor. Quality and Element: mutable air Mercury's Themes: Socially nimble, trendsetter, delights with wordplay, bright, funny, sparkly, curious, flexible, playful, light-hearted, great mimic. Possible Challenges: Strung out, scattered, flighty, ingratiating, chatterbox, superficial, excels at mind games, a potential for devious trickery.