Mercury in Gemini

If you have Mercury in Gemini, you have an extremely adaptable, energetic, active, alert, curious, and versatile mind. You seek knowledge, either through reading or conversation, or through travel and talking with the new people you constantly meet. You have so much nervous energy that this can sometimes cause great stress which must find an appropriate release. Exercise is a good way to release this tension. You are clever, witty, and always have a joke or comeback ready for any situation.

You love being involved in multiple things at once and this may be a problem – too may irons in the fire at the same time. You are quick to grasp new concepts and equally quick to lose interest in an idea or project once your curiosity has been satisfied. You like to taste a little bit of everything – concentration and disciplined study are not your strong points. You are handy with your hands and may be ambidextrous or mechanically inclined. Debate and argument appeal to you. There is a tendency to scratch the surface with the things that strike your interest without learning anything very deeply. This is the jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none position.

There is danger, then, of superficiality. Control of thought, word, and action is necessary in order to be successful. Find your focus, stay with it and develop perseverance. Journalism, speaking, teaching, sales, advertising, or writing may appeal to you. Mentally restless, you may change jobs or locations frequently, or do work that involves movement, travel, and variety. You grasp concepts easily and may become impatient with those who don’t learn as quickly.

Mercury rules Gemini, and here your senses are sharp and alert. Your mind is quick and versatile, and you’re naturally talented with words and in communication. There’s a potential for lopsidedness with so much energy in the mind and nervous system, so be careful of overwork or general restless anxiety. Your thinking is intellectual as opposed to intuitive or instinctual, and you’re prone to overlook facts and jump to conclusions. You can be foolish or superficial, but not stupid. Taking a daily quiet period away from your constant thinking would help your nerves and peace of mind. Meditation would be excellent in this regard. You’re very curious, and somehow know something about everybody. Debates, games, and puzzles please you.

Planets in Gemini