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Mercury in the sign of Virgo

The planet that governs the mind and sociability of man, Mercury, in Virgo occupies the strongest of the positions, being in its abode. A clear mind, encyclopedic knowledge, mastery of words and the ability to clothe thoughts into deeds – the gifts of the messenger of the gods are endless, because people with such position seek to know the wisdom of being, constantly honing the sharpness of the intellect, plunging into any topic with the passion of a scientist.

The owners of Mercury in Virgo know how to discard unnecessary husks of details, extracting the very essence, subjecting any study to cold, analytical analysis. The brain works on a par with the computer. Negative aspects turn the outgoing sage into a bored critic if they are tempted to demonstrate intellectual superiority and belittle other people’s achievements by looking for flaws. It is not easy to get along with such individuals, for this they need to know the specifics of the brilliant mind.

Features of behavior

For successful activity, the bearer of Mercury in Virgo needs a place of solitude – a personal office or a familiar home atmosphere. Such individuals are great freelancers. A sense of duty and the highest responsibility, as well as the concepts of honor and reputation, help them to brilliantly organize the work and deliver it on time, without letting the customer down.

They do not like wasting time talking with uninteresting people in a team, delving into intrigues and confronting rivals instead of productive activity in essence. Mercury in Virgo endows these individuals with characteristics, the degree of expression of which depend in part on the home and aspect:

  • perseverance, patience, observation, getting pleasure from hard work;
  • ability for linguistics, mathematics, logic, medicine, literature;
  • the ability to separate emotions from logical analysis, due to which even a strong love does not interfere with seeing the real pros and cons of the subject of sympathy;
  • excessive criticism of oneself and others, suspiciousness and suspicion;
  • aversion to idle pastime, empty talk, laziness and lateness;
  • dedication to friendship and loyalty to love, as well as to ideals shaped by literature and religion;
  • many different interests, flexibility of thinking – if they do not succeed in the chosen field, they retrain to another profession;
  • an amazing memory that stores the smallest details of events and even the intonation of the words spoken;
  • commercial streak, planned budget, some tightness in spending.

To argue with such intellectuals with Mercury in Virgo is possible only with the invisible support of Jupiter, appealing to authoritative sources. With an “evil” planet, these individuals turn into grumbling perfectionists, fixated on cleanliness, but remain  as reliable and obligatory partners.

Mercury in Virgo

Male and female

There is a confidently assumption that the famous Sherlock Holmes was the owner of a strong Mercury in Virgo, since he recreated the overall picture of the crime or the portrait of a visitor from the smallest details. It will not be possible to deceive such a person. He does not have clairvoyance from above, but the mind instantly separates the important from the false husk and analyzes hundreds of lines of probabilities.

Thanks to his sharp mind and logic of thinking, the Mercurian easily masters the exact sciences and foreign languages ​​and achieves success in commerce, science and business. In his personal life, he is very picky, demanding, although he himself seeks to meet the high criteria of a husband and lover. Possibly a fear of germs and a painful obsession with the cleanliness of the house and body. With age, he becomes a couch potato who does not crawl out of the Internet or the library.

A woman with Mercury in Virgo has similar mental characteristics, but great patience and observation. She is very critical of others and is skeptical about falling in love and friendly sympathies in her address, because she considers personal flaws to be obvious to everyone and does not believe that she can be loved without conditions.

In her youth, she is prudent and careful, thinks over every word and upcoming deed, and with age, the thirst for knowledge overpowers the instinct of self-preservation, and the owner of Mercury in Virgo embarks on adventures. If she finds a loving husband, she remains a faithful and economic wife who only dreams of extreme events.

Retrograde and aspects with important planets

The retrograde position of the planet does not greatly affect its wards. Sometimes they prefer the written expression of thoughts and feelings to oral statements, since the necessary words do not come immediately, but with a slight delay.

Such individuals try to analyze what is happening to them logically, to measure harmony with algebra, to sort out feelings on the shelves, not being able to simply relax and enjoy. The desire to control the ongoing events increases, the slightest changes in plans cause a malfunction in the nervous system. It is necessary to do yoga, go to massage sessions, practice in a theater studio.

The favorable aspect with Venus gives the talent of a writer and poet, a sense of beauty and good taste. Dryness of communication disappears, coquetry and graceful verbal duels come to replace. Sextile with Mars gives eloquence, decisiveness of an orator, the ability to argue and a bright sense of humor, with Jupiter – generosity, a clear mind and successful partnership with high patrons.

Nervousness, irascibility and pessimism are amplified by negative aspects with Saturn, Venus and Mars.

Additional description

People born with Mercury in Virgo are very demanding, with a clear, logical and analytical mindset with a penchant for work that requires attention to detail and skillful organization. They are experts in many fields, practical and judicious, tirelessly developing special skills and technical experience in any practical field.

Ideas and theories don’t really interest them, unless they are useful in practical applications. Such individuals love to analyze, measure and evaluate, often overlooking small nuances. Their strengths are precise thinking, skill level, and technical skill. They are always very good at what they are doing and very often criticize someone else’s work if it does not meet their high standards.

People with Mercury in Virgo are systematic, adapt well to changing conditions, are stable and know their job well. Of the negative traits, they tend to be depressed, sarcastic, intolerant, and often criticize others. As they plunge into work, they try not to lose the big picture.

Vasilisa Vishneva


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