Dominant Planets: Mercury

It is a little known fact that the astrological personality is layered. Sundae-like, planetary and zodiac energies pile one on top of the other until there is a cherry on top: the Dominant Planet. Not to be confused with the chart ruler, the Dominant Planet is the planet that– either due to a stellium in the planet’s natural house, or it making a high number of aspects to other planets –calls the shots in your chart and imbues you with its planetary energies. These energies lay the path of your destiny.

Mercury Dominant souls keep the world informed. You are clever, quick, and loquacious, with a wide array of interests and wishes. Your dexterous mind is a hub of activity tracking and chasing information, dancing between rationality and imagination. Communication and the expression of thoughts and concepts are essential, and you are made to make connections and link ideas so that they can be accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Mercury Dominance in the signs

Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) – the ultimate form of expression comes directly from your actions. You have initiative and imagination, and they surge together and put you into overdrive. You’re always focused on fresh projects, tackling at least 2 at a time. Your mind never rests, and you fervently explore every possibility you dream up, which makes you both creative and impatient. You’re shrewd, sharp, and eternally youthful.

Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) – the stability of your element grounds you, and enables you to possess an imagination that works with your practical nature and is easily expressed. You have perspective and objectivity, and a desire to learn new things. Your senses (touch, taste, hear, see, and smell) are what help you absorb all the knowledge you actively seek.

Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) – Thinking and theorizing are what take up most of your time, and your curiosity stretches to extreme heights. You’re open to all the new ideas the world has to offer, and learn at hyper speeds. You believe in freedom of expression, and liberally share your mind with the world. You’re friendly and have a huge circle of contacts.

Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) – Your mind and heart are married to one another, which makes you sensitive to the minds of others. You step back and assess your emotions from both a subjective and objective point of view. You have a great memory, and a knack for solving mysteries. Your element can make you unstable, but also adaptable. Your diplomacy is colored by what you feel.

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