Venus in Virgo loves to date people who have problems. It’s a big turn on to them to try and “fix” people. Venus in Virgo thinks that if they can change someone, then that special person must really love them. Venus in Virgo needs to learn that this is not a healthy attitude for them to have. People can also change when they want to change for themselves. Just because someone temporarily changes for Venus in Virgo does not mean that it’s permanent or that it is a genuine change.
Mercury in the Zodiac Signs
Your communication style. The rational mind. Writing style. Intellect. Reasoning skills. Your thought process.
☿ | Aries: Straightforward. Argumentative. Decisive. Talks in an attention grabbing manner. Needs stimulation. Impulsive thought process.
☿ | Taurus: Neat thought process. Receives information slowly but fully. Soothing voice. Decisive. Focused. Firm in their judgements.
☿ | Gemini: Quick learners. Good with words. Seeks knowledge. Humorous. Skilled at brainstorming. Scattered thought process.
☿ | Cancer: Good with memory. Talks in an inviting and soft manner. Good at reading others. Intuitive thought process. Speaks with emotions.
☿ | Leo: Energetic talkers. Firm in their conclusions. Persuasive. Talks powerfully. Humorous. Expresses their thoughts dramatically. Creative thinkers.
☿ | Virgo: Analytical thought process. Overthinks and easily get stressed. Practical. Quick learners. Talks precisely. Blunt or insensitive in speech.
☿ | Libra: Good at giving advice. Harmonious thought process. Able to understand different point of views. Good listeners. Charming in speech.
☿ | Scorpio: Private about thoughts. Elitist. Digs deep into concepts and people. Obsessive thought process. Threatening in speech.
☿ | Sagittarius: Open minded. Idealistic. Nonjudgmental communicators. Philosophical in speech. Hungry for knowledge.
☿ | Capricorn: Organized thought process. Good managers. Detail oriented. Paranoid. Mature in speech.
☿ | Aquarius: Sharp witted. Open minded. Theoretical. Complex in speech. Unconventional in decisions.
☿ | Pisces: Creative. Soft communicators. Dreamy in speech. Predicts accurately. Unconventional thinkers.
Conjunction: Instantly recognizes one another in a sense. Communication could be easier. But the key word is expression. They relate in self-expression, the Sun more so in identity and Mercury in communication. Long talks, tiny sparks of mental connection, and clarity.
Some astrologers describe this as a great working relationship or friendship. Romantically or with depth there is no challenging one another in communication. This can actually leave things stale.
Trine: Harmony in the mental realm and with communication. Might share a lot of interests. Mercury might look up to the Sun, the Sun discover new interests or ways of thinking from Mercury. There can be good understanding and appreciation. But energy can get unfocused or run out.
Sextile: Looked at as a great positive for friendship. Romantically or not there is mental stimulation, a desire to get to know each other, and a love for sharing ideas with each other.
Opposition: Different opinions can make these two clash however there can also be stimulation, excitement, and learning from this. Mercury might poke fun at the Sun sometimes. Sun could find it hard to open up to Mercury. Mercury can find Sun to be too self-interested.
Square: Can be hard to understand each other. Broken promises, misunderstandings, arguments, and judgment can happen here. There is a clash between two outlets of expression – identity and communication. Could teach each other about better communication and new perspectives.
Quincunx/Inconjunct: Communication can be rough, blunt, or challenging but tends add flavor to a relationship. Can indicate playful teasing and bantering but watch out for this going too far. Understanding takes time and there is a desire to be seen by one another.
Semi-sextile: Communication can be good but the major highlight is a want to communicate with each other. There is a want to mentally connect that enables sharing and learning.
Astrology by Lisa stardust
From this moment on, we will be moving back in time to the pre-retrograde zone that began June 20th. What sets this Mercurial moonwalk apart from the past series of retrogrades, is that we will be experiencing five other planetary shifts as well as this one (Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, and the asteroid Chiron will all be retrograde at the same time in space) and the lunar eclipse occurs during Mercury’s backflip in the cosmos.
Before we analyze the planetary aspects, let’s look at the 4th degree of Leo, the place where the fiery sign starts its retrograde backflip. The 4th degree of Leo symbolically represents a dishonest creature, much resembling a snake. While the Leo is characteristically and notoriously known for honesty, each degree of a sign is marked with its own story and baggage. Be careful, as we may not see people and situations in their truthful nature. We may be hypnotized by the dizzying retrograde to believe in half-truths from selfish individuals. On the contrary, we may uncharacteristically put our needs first before others. This sets the tone for the retrograde, as we will be moving backwards from 4 degrees of Leo to 23rd degrees of Cancer, which denotes triumph over obstacles. Upon this journey, we will reach the critical (0 degrees of Leo) and the anaretic (29 degrees of Cancer) cosmic trigger points, which will cause issues to arise if we are not careful. Leo will revisit the critical degree on July 18th, taking us back to June 26th (when Mercury was first at this degree). Here, we can relish the spotlight with others—but, only if we soften our powerful self-serving agenda. The 19th of July brings us face-to-face with the anaretic degree of Cancer (backtracking us to June 25th). Now, we can reassess our passions and intuition, as long as we don’t abuse our positions of authority and use our minds to help others, rather than for egocentric desires.
All the retrogrades together will allow us to reassess and implement change to our lives—if we are willing to be self-aware of what we need to grow out of. Reflection is a must and it will offer us a different perspective of matters. Although this Summer be cosmically dizzying, we are being given several opportunities to evolve and transform ourselves.
Mercury retrograde and Mars connect in Leo on the 8th, which certainly will fire up our passions. Be prepared to fight for love, honor, and glory—even if we don’t necessarily believe in the cause, we will be pushed to assert our will for it. The Mercurial cool down occurs on July 19, when Mercury reenters Cancer. The sweet spot of the retrograde is July 21st, due to the Sun’s alliance with Mercury. Tender Venus and Mercury retrograde link up on the 24th, letting us surrender to sentimental words that provide warmth and rest. Finally, the retrograde period ends on July 31st.
From July 7th to 31st, we will revise our sense of security, which will allow us to connect and nurture ourselves on a deeper level. Mercury retrograde will make us acknowledge who and who do we love the most. Upon resolving our celestial quest, we will conclude that the only person who matters the most in our lives is ourselves. The journey wills us to a place of unconditional self-love and unapologetic strength. We will also learn to embrace our intuition and let it guide us through this turbulent time. Most importantly, staying true to ourselves, through adversity, will allow us to transform into the best versions of ourselves.
We clear the post-retrograde shadow under the Aquarius Full Moon and Venus Star Point on August 15th, creating a space for us to move forward with our desires in an unanticipated way. Don’t worry, we will have the chance to revisit and rectify all the Mercurial mishaps during the post-retrograde period, which will last from July 31st to August 15th.
– Add Mercury’s favorite flavor, citrus, to your life for protection. Being that this retrograde falls in the signs Leo and Cancer, try adding grapefruit (an essence of Leo) and pineapple (the fruit of Cancer) to your daily intake to clear Mercurial issues.
– Work on your throat chakra by journal writing and meditating in order to relax to avoid Mercurial meltdowns. Even humming along to your favorite tune can help restore harmony and balance to your throat chakra, which may be compromised during the retrograde.
– Sage your space to cleanse the energy and auric field.
– Take a Crystal charged bath with clear quartz to drain out any external and internal blockages from the retrograde.
*This will prove especially helpful when Mercury reenters Cancer on July 19th.
Can you do a post of Mercury texting style?
Oh this is interesting I’ll try to put some thoughts that came through for the signs and houses
Oh it is different definitely I’ve noticed mercury in fire signs texting quick, to the point, accompanied by jokes that are short and sarcastic even, short
Air signs are also that way but use more emojis than mercury fire signs, but they also might forget to reply or hit that send button and you’ll get that text after three days lmao, but trust me they’ve answered in their minds for sure they just forgot to send it
mercury in water signs, lots of emojis, can be lengthy because of them wanting to talk about more-in-depth topics through text, they can write and articulate their feelings and thoughts pretty well, because most are visually talented emojis help
mercury earth signs are really precise (my cap sun, cap mercury friend uses punctuation, full words and all that), also I get that I give off Capricorn energy because of my Midheaven and I tend to run my blog like that, so I would agree based on assumptions and observations, that mercury earth signs would be very articulate, with the usage of punctuation and well-explained thoughts and emotions.
(Personal Values and Self Esteem)
When the sign of Virgo rules the 2nd house of a birth chart the feminine side of planet Mercury controls the affairs of this house. Virgo in this house brings value associated with hard work and being of great service towards others. Professional work is valued that can be useful and admired in such a way it brings recognition towards oneself. Virgo is ruled by fast paced planet Mercury so the personal values can center around staying busy. The personal value system can highlight importance of being perfect and being worthy of receiving praise and recognition for a job well done. The value system can also highlight the importance of being organized and and having a handle of details. Virgo in the 2nd also placed Value upon the importance of health and staying in prime physical and mental shape.
Having the sign of Virgo within the 2nd house indicates feeling of self worth can be tied to how literary and well red one is. The more informed and educated one is the better they generally feel about themselves. The self esteem can tie directly into well of a job is done and whether the result is well received. One may find simply that being needed and depended on by others can affect the feelings of self worth. Not being needed can bring up feelings of insecurity and not being good enough; thus manifesting as feelings of low self worth. The self esteem of Virgo in the 2nd can also be tied to how generally healthy one is at a given time. High self esteem can be a result of being in peak optimal condition and contribute to great confidence.
Having Virgo in the 2nd house can show one can gain income through being routine oriented. One will be very practical in the approach to generating income and show care towards making sure income can be consistent and depended on. One can be inspired to be conservative and do work that as a traditional track record of dependable income. There can be a tendency to have much mental worry and anxiety over how money can be made. In the most difficult circumstances struggles with money may cause nervous breakdowns or other physical problems with the body. A critical eye will be look at towards whatever income means is sought to make sure it’s realistic. One may not commit to situations that sound to be to good to be true or out of context with the scope of reality.
Virgo in the 2nd house brings a down to earth desire to work hard at whatever skill job one is good at to generate income. There will be great professionalism shown and respect delivering the service of the work-field one looks to make money at. Having a regular service job working under an employed can be acceptable for Virgo in this house as long the pay is respectable for work contributions. Virgo in this house can even run a self run business with their own employees and work as a team to make money. Great organizational and accounting skills may be used to run an efficient place of business to help generate and maximize income.
Having Virgo in the 2nd house can show one can make income specifically through detail or analytical oriented work. The income will either come through such a job that uses these skills or they can be integrated into the daily work. One may make money through detailing work, jobs involving organization, creating and executing routines or analytical techniques. Money may come in being involved in health related fields such as nutrition or health care work. Income can be connected through work involving exercise like physical fitness training, working or owning a gym or dealing with equipment. Virgo energy is also tied greatly with reading and literature so one may work in the fields of books or even do writing to make money.
Having Virgo placed in the 2nd house of the birth can show a conservative nature when it comes to spend money. There can be a very critical and judgmental attitude toward spending money. One will be very meticulous and well educated and use analytical skills to have a financial budget. Virgo here can keep very strong financial books and analyzes savings and financial situation in an ongoing manner. Sticking to the budget is very important and purchases made are usually done so if they are practical and detrimental to a financial plan. There can be a tendency to come across frugal or cheap due to their desire to manage and detail the spending. However this form of modest spending helps ensure dependable savings are available for when real life happens.
Virgo placed in the 2nd house can have a very particular and exacting shopping routine that is efficient and well organized. Virgo here can be the kind of shopper that goes to great lengths being critical and judgmental of prices. The nature can be of a deal hunter who always looks to buy things on sale if possible. Worrying over finding good deals or whether a purchase is practical can consume one mentally and cause anxiety. For this reason one may shop in the same places and stick to a routine where the value in the items are fairly affordable on a regular basis to take the stress out of spending money.
The majority of spending for Virgo in the 2nd house can be applied towards items serving a distinct purpose in the everyday life. Money can be spent on conveniences or things that help make the everyday life easier to manage. Money might be spent toward classes or items that can improve job performance or boost the services one car offer. Money can be applied toward things that may improve the health or general well being. Virgo here can spend money on doctors or therapists to also keep the health in good working order as well.
The 2nd house placement of Virgo can be well organized and proficient with the things that are possessed. One may be inspired to keep checklists and notes of the things that they possess so they know what they may need or to re-buy. Virgo in this house can like to own literature like books, journals or newspapers to read. E-Book readers, computers or any kind of technology where one can write or do reading digitally might be owned. Possessions can entail things that are health oriented that target maintaining good health and a youthful state of mind. One may own a lot of medications, health goods, vitamins or exercise equipment to keep them health. Virgo can also be associated with nature so own lie to possess plants or have a garden to grow food. There can even be a liking of owning small animals and pets since they are linked with Virgo.
Mercury is the planet of thought and communication, the mind and our cerebral qualities. It is known as fast moving, a trickster and for being witty.
Mercury in Aries- Infuses Mercury with a bold and brash communication style bordering on authoritative. Often makes thinking go through black and white categories, yet is also known for their childlike imagination. Thoughts erupt like missiles. Can have racing thoughts.
Mercury in Taurus- Slows Mercury down, makes it methodical, efficient and attached to their own point of view. Can also infuse it with poetry and creativity in the way they think. Can lead to anxious or cyclic thinking. Memories last a lifetime here, and they can be retrospective.
Mercury in Gemini- Mercury rules Gemini, often emphasising the Mercurial traits with this placement, therefore Mercury is witty, fast paced and changeable here. May like wordplay and puzzles. Will find their curiosity peaked by many differing subjects.
Mercury in Cancer– Capable of wonderful emotional intelligence and can be talented with both creativity and more traditionally logical based subjects like finance for example. Their mind work like a mood board, changing thought patterns depending on what is in their field of experience.
Mercury in Leo– Bold thought patterns and often takes pride on their sense of belief and self. Likely communicates with style and authority, but also has a very justice orientated mind, where fairness is put to the front and center.
Mercury in Virgo– Mercury also rules Virgo, making them adept to detail orientated thoughts that can be perfectionistic. They are often good with puzzles, can flourish in fields of science, yet their attention to detail can also lead to wonderful creativity. Anxious thoughts are a possibility.
Mercury in Libra– Mercury has the ability to unite two opposing ideas in Libra, where the pros and cons of everything are weighed carefully. They may have interests to do with society and people as a whole, psychology, sociology, but are also likely fond of “pleasing” and harmony inducing arts.
Mercury in Scorpio– Infuses Mercury with a detective quality, diving deep into taboos, secrets and subjects that many would shy away from. They can have obsessive thoughts and can often intuitively know the intent of the people around them. Can be immensely passionate about their interests.
Mercury in Sagittarius– Has a mind like a flying carpet, soaring to great heights when it comes to asking questions of the universe. Science, philosophy, the social sciences could all be potential interests, and when they gain knowledge, they are unlikely to shy way from sharing it. Each thought can feel like a jewel.
Mercury in Capricorn– Makes Mercury methodical, practical and efficient, moving like cogs and wheels. When they set their sites on something, they effectively plan ahead to achieve their goals. They like to ground the often flighty Mercury, although an interest in the written word and language is not uncommon.
Mercury in Aquarius– Mercury is inventive, innovative and forward thinking in Aquarius, where old thought patterns and systems will likely be rejected. They can have bouts of chaotic and eccentric thinking, where even in the middle of the night they are up thinking about the weird and wonderful subjects of the world. Will receive lighting bolts of insight.
Mercury in Pisces– Thoughts aren’t structured and separate here, but can all blend into one like a vague wash of colour. They are more likely to doodle their dreams on their maths book than do sums, but are capable of the most wonderful abstract and imaginative thinking, often leading to a different sort of intelligence.
—(Personal Values and Self Esteem)—
When the sign of Gemini rules the 2nd house of a birth chart the masculine nature of planet Mercury controls the affairs of this house. In this house there is personal values related to intelligence, mental curiosity, learning and absorbing information. Much effort is placed into speaking or writing about things of personal value. The self esteem can be affected by how well in general ideas and communications are received by others.
Gemini in the 2nd house brings personal values that are attached to having variety and being adaptable. One’s self esteem can be greatly impacted by owning or possessing A diverse amount of things. The relationship with the siblings is of great personal value when Gemini occupies this house. The self esteem is oft tied to the relationship with brothers, sisters or others in the immediate environment. The state of the relationships can go a long way in determining how well one feels about their life at a given time.
When Gemini occupies the 2nd house there can be a mentally driven approach and great curiosity shown towards learning how to make money. A mental aptitude can develop with clever ideas concerning how to generate income for oneself. The business mind can be exceptionally great and always be growing and learning ways to better make money. Great adaptability is present in being able to meet the needs of consumers which can keep relevance in the business or consumer driven world. This can make one very versatile and able work well in a service job or apply oneself to being a business owner.
Mercury ruling the 2nd brings a restless energy to the 2nd house concerning making money. Gemini in this house can bring issues of boredom and losing focus on work when there is a lack of variety or potential for change. One can feel a need to work multiple jobs or own more then one business at a given time due to feel satisfied mentally. Working multiple different jobs can help curb the issue with monotony at work. Owning a business and having a regular side job can occur as well. Seeking an income source where there is a multiple responsibilities that demands a lot of constant activity can help. Working a job that is adaptable with potential to change positions, be promoted or grow into making more money can help keep focus.
With Gemini in the 2nd house actual money can be made through use of the intellect and mentally driven means. There can be inspiration to make money through communication means like speaking, writing, telecommunications, data engineering, broadcasting, speaking or sales. One may like to teach, gather information or use
Mercuries analytical and observational skills to help make money. Gemini is also associated with language so linguistic work or interpretation work can be sought to bring income.
Since Mercury can be tied to short distance trips income may be made in connection with local transportation. Driving a car, truck, car, bus or making deliveries may be such example. The postal service is also connected to Mercury so one may have a job related to delivering mail, sorting it or just general work in a postal service. Gemini energy can also be connected with dubious means and may even try trickery or thievery as means to con and scam people to make money.
Gemini in the 2nd house shows much mental curiosity towards matters of financial spending. The mental process can be driven to up with ideas on financial plans, budgets and ways of spending money in general. There can be a very adaptable nature to suit whatever the financial situation is at a given present time. When times are good one may be good at at coming up with a variety of plans on how to save or spend it. Conversely when times are not good financially one can adapt and use budgets or analytical ways to spend money practically to get the most out of the finances.
Having the mentally driven sign of Gemini in the 2nd house can show great curiosity toward owning and coming to possess things. One can spend time engaging in learning about things and analyze what to spend money on when it comes to possessing items. Gemini can bring a desire to want to own many kinds of possessions due to the variety driven nature of the sign. The nature can gravitate towards owning more then any one kind of an item to satisfy a need for variety with possessions. There may be a tendency to get bored with owning just a single variation of something which can cause a need to own a lot of possessions.
In terms of the kinds of items that Gemini in the 2nd house can possess one can enjoy anything that satisfies the intellect. Possessing information can be of great interest. One can buy books, magazines or information subscription services to satisfy this means. Items can be owned that connect oneself socially to others using technology. Examples could be cell phones, computers or tablets that connect to the social world allowing one to blog, write or communicate effectively. Mercury ruling the 2nd house can also show an interest in owning methods of transportation like cars, bikes or even scooters.
Mercury in Aries are prone to getting really bad headaches. This is because Aries rules the head and Mercury rules the brain. Therefore they are prone to headaches more than the average person.