Mercury Rx in the Natal Chart
In modern astrology [and Ancient astrology] It’s believe that while Mercury is in retrograde, it is in an idle or “napping” state, as a result, it has a psychological effect us here below. Now, If you are born during one of those periods, your chances of being affected by Mercury’s fluctuations are more likely. We call this a “transit”.
Mercury lords over all types of communication: Speech, learning, sense of humor, reading, writing, research, negotiating. Mercury is our intelligence, our cerebral functions as well as our memory.
The Mercury Rx Squad
About 25 percent of people on earth were born during a Mercury retrograde
Since Mercury affects the perceptive abilities, being Rx in the chart, a native may feel a profound sense of being inarticulate, and struggling to speak. Because Mercury is not functioning optimally, the native by proxy will process information a little differently from their Mercury-direct counterparts. They’ll perceive things but have difficulty compartmentalizing it and putting it into concise words. Ideas of course, are often profound, even innovative, but when the native attempts to share said ideas, it may appear as if they’re trying to draw a picture with their non-dominant hand. Things will be uncomfortable communication and perception-wise. They can be perceived as shy even. Typically it takes extra effort for the Mercury retrograde mind to navigate between internal perceptions and external communication. There’s a sort of “collage effect” of Mercury retrograde, so it can make it hard for a native to see how things will play out. They may see the end before the middle. Essentially, they’ll think in a “non-linear” way. Now this will depend on the element, quality and what house it is in. however for example
People Born Under Fixed Sign Mercury Rx
[Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius]
Slow and deliberate in the thinking process. May be slow/grasping, can be confused in making decisions. May mull over things for a long period or be staunch in their opinions. Delay in speech/May not pronounce things correctly. Paranoid thinking often or inflexible in thought process/fixed thinking on details that can be omitted.
How to deal: Let go. Fixed attitudes can keep one from seeing other options/answers. Be open to other perspectives. Speed reading [helps accelerate the cognitive process- this practice is rapidly recognizing and absorbing phrases or sentences on a page all at once, rather than identifying individual words. It improves one’s ability to read quickly.] Speech pathology is also encouraged.
Under Mutable Sign Mercury Rx
[Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces]
Hard to understand decisions. May have harder time concentration in school or linear thinking may be lost upon them. May not be able to communicate what they’re really thinking. May deal with head in the clouds more often than others. Thinking may be eccentrically theoretical without many facts to back it up. May deal with anxiety more.
How to deal: Focus on facts, cite your sources, seek tutoring or Counseling when thoughts drift, become too hazy, or anxiety beings to run rampant. Keep a dream diary/journal to compartmentalize thoughts.
Under Cardinal Sign Mercury Rx
[Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn]
Natives may often make impractical impulsive decisions, Think “stop” means “go” at times, quick and effective decision making can be more difficult. Their speech may come off harsher than they mean to which may cause them to not care to share their opinion. Adversely, they may not speak up enough.
How to deal: Think before you act/speak. Get all the information before jumping to sign something or making an impulse buy. Read the room/know your audience. Meditation is encouraged to ground and keep the emotional state & impulse state at a balance.