Mercury in Sagittarius: Honest, Idealistic, Forward-Thinking

October 30 – December 1, 2018

Mercury in Sagittarius

Mercury, the Info Guy, has very mixed feelings about being in Sagittarius. Expansive Sagittarius can be overwhelming to detail-oriented Mercury, because small things can get blown out of proportion here, and tales become taller than usual. Yet Mercury's time in this sign can end up being a blessing too, as open-minded and adventurous Sagittarius helps us broaden our thoughts. Because Sagittarius is such a visionary, our minds end up wandering far and wide during this transit.

Mercury has a reputation for being a bit of a wild card when it moves into this bold (and sometimes reckless) sign. That's because Mercury is all about ideas and words, and Sagittarius is all about action. This combination could lead to speaking without thinking, accidentally saying something rude, or spouting off things that simply aren't true.

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When Mercury is in Sagittarius

Mercury is concerned with getting down to the nitty-gritty, and Sagittarius likes looking at life through a broader lens. Because Sagittarius always has its sights set on the future, Mercury's presence in this sign supports visions of tomorrow. The trick is to use meticulous Mercury's knack for filling in all the details so the picture you're selling is the one that actually develops.

Exuberant Sagittarius adds a touch of excitement wherever he goes, which means Mercury in Sagittarius can be a time of enthusiastic words, confident messages, and passionate debates. The key to this transit is to drop your prejudices, but not your reason. In the desire to find the answers to life's biggest questions, it's imperative that we appreciate different points of view.

We must all remember to think before we speak while Mercury is in Sagittarius! That's because things could come flying out of our mouths without checking to see if they're true, or before considering other's feelings. We need to triple-check our words during this transit, so we don't end up coming across as fools, or saying things we don't really mean...

Sagittarius is represented by the Archer, the explorer, which means our possibilities are endless while Mercury is traveling here! We're encouraged to broaden our minds and horizons now, making this a great time to start thinking about taking a trip somewhere, going back to school, or starting a new job.

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

All the usual irritations normally associated with Mercury Retrograde -- poor communication, broken connections, electronic meltdowns, and traffic jams -- will probably take place while Mercury moves backward through Sagittarius. But because everything is exaggerated under the sign of Sagittarius, the chaos could be even more frantic than usual! Thankfully, Sag's optimistic outlook also helps us keep a sense of humor when things do go awry.

We're more prone to putting our foot in our mouths during Mercury's retrograde in this sign. Sagittarius is blunt, saying exactly what's on its mind. So during this retrograde, we may say what we're thinking without applying the normal filters to our words. We need to be mindful of this, or we could create conflicts that linger well after the retrograde is over.

If you were born with Mercury in Sagittarius

As someone with their Mercury in Sagittarius, you need a lot of intellectual stimulation. Anything and everything interests you! You especially enjoy digging into subjects that broaden your perspective, such as religion, philosophy, psychology, or anything related to higher education. Your desire to learn as much as you can about the world could mean you have an interest in studying or traveling abroad.

Having Mercury in Sagittarius makes you quite the straight shooter. Not one to beat around the bush, you believe direct communication is the only worthwhile style of communication. Yes, this can get you into trouble as sometimes you're a little too candid, but you never mean any harm. Tempering the truth with tact helps you maintain your honesty without coming across as insensitive.

The expansive influence of Sagittarius makes you more inclined to focus on the bigger picture rather than getting bogged down in the details. Freedom of thought is incredibly important to you, and you have strong opinions on a wide variety of topics. It's one of the reasons you're always up for a good debate!

Thanks to your expressive, witty, and outgoing nature, you stand out in social situations. You're an exciting storyteller, which makes others want to be around you. It's no surprise that many people with this placement have reputations for being the life of the party!

Mercury in Sagittarius Traits:

  • Warm
  • Sincere
  • Optimistic
  • Dogmatic
  • Straightforward
  • Humorous
  • Philosophical
  • Enthusiastic
  • Intellectual

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