How You Act When You're Trying To Prove A Point, According To Your Mercury Sign

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How You Act When You're Trying To Prove A Point, According To Your Mercury Sign

When you tell people your zodiac sign, what you're really talking about is your Sun sign. However, there are more planets in astrology that influence your personality and actions, one of them being Mercury. 

According to astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication. Your Mercury sign influences your communication style, the way you express yourself and relate to others. According to the Power of Mercury, since Mercury is usually close to the sun, your Mercury sign is typically the one directly preceding or following your Sun sign — but you can always get a full birth chart reading to know for sure.

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For better or worse, a big part of communication is arguing — find out how you debate your point, according to your Mercury sign.

Aries Mercury

Your words are not measured. The heat of the moment consumes your thoughts and although you can project that you are confident in your argument, it’s all really fueled by what you feel.

An Aries Mercury that has not evolved will come off as childish and stubborn, refusing to admit defeat. However, when the Aries has mastered their control and thoughts, he is quite the challenge. Ruthless in their delivery and instilling fear in their opponent.

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Taurus Mercury

The stubborn bull can get very indignant. She can argue and debate for hours, ready to challenge whatever she deems as wrong. However, she can get caught up in her own thoughts, not settling for reason and opting for belligerence instead.

Taurus can be very tenacious, which can make other people quite irritable. An evolved Taurus Mercury will accept that they are wrong and see things from both sides with a clearer mind.

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Gemini Mercury

Everything in your mind is synchronized. Fluid thoughts produce words that are sharp like daggers. Blessed with the ability to pick apart any argument, you usually never turn down a good debate. The more complicated the subject, the more willing to accept the challenge.

On the negative side, you can also exaggerate things a bit if you feel that you are losing control, but somehow you find a way to steer things back to your advantage.

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Cancer Mercury

The master observer, you’ve acquired your debating skills through your parents, learning every step of the way from them. You analyze things and pick them apart at your own pace. Your thoughts might border onto the traditional side. Everything you do is measured, diligently and patiently.

Those with this placement are usually highly intelligent and well read; when they are in the heat of debate, expect to face someone who appears cool, calm and collected but having an emotional tug of war starring their heart and mind.

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Leo Mercury

Charming and witty, this placement makes the native likable. They might see things from a more entertaining light, opting for a more relaxed approach than their predecessors.

This placement can turn the person their opponent into a friend with their charisma. Their trusting aura makes everyone feel more relaxed. Words that are sweet like honey, making even the most stubborn debater malleable.

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Virgo Mercury

Mercury is exalted in Virgo. This placement can be callous when they are debating. Mercury only wants the facts, there is no tolerance for lies or hidden truths. Deceit will be caught, and nonsense is rarely tolerated.

If you are going up against the Virgo Mercury, prepare yourself because if they find a flaw in your argument, they will expose you with finesse and will verbally obliterate you.

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Libra Mercury

Libra is patient and loves compromise, but they are willing to dig deep for the truth and answers. The field of law and justice is representative of the sign, giving them the oomph needed to meticulously win arguments.

The Libra is the natural diplomat, the ultimate lawyer, he will rarely loose his cool, his temper is controlled and his tone is measured. Their voices will even sound melodic to the opponent, as this sign takes their argument apart. There will be no aggression and they may even put forth a peaceful front while they eviscerate an argument.

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Scorpio Mercury

You are the detective at work. Nothing gets past the Scorpio because they do not trust anything. The Scorpio Mercury is usually well read because they have to find things out for themselves. These people will read through everything they can get their hands on and store it in their powerful minds.

Like the Virgo Mercury, the Scorpio will be relentless. She has no patience for nonsense or deceit. She can read your thoughts, your mannerisms and she can see through you. The Scorpio is several steps ahead, so beware.

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Sagittarius Mercury

This is the philosopher’s placement. They like to read everything in sight, always hungering for more. Knowledge fuels them and the more books they have added to their collection, the better. These people enjoy debating and are always up for a challenge.

Sagittarius, you can come off aggressive and can lack discretion when you are arguing, especially if you are passionate about something. It is hard to get you to change your mind sometimes because you can stand very firm behind your principles even if there is the doubt in your mind that they are wrong.

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Capricorn Mercury

You represent the authority. The Capricorn is the businessman and they will channel that when they are giving their delivery in a debate. This sign does not seek validation, just demands respect. If they are faced with someone that does not have tact, they will immediately check out because they have zero tolerance for buffoonery.

Capricorn excels in expressing their thoughts in a clear and cohesive manner. You will be revered and feared.

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Aquarius Mercury

Aquarius likes to observe and see how things play out. It might be hard for you to express your thoughts in a cohesive way since Aquarius is the rebel when it comes to thinking. Others might be confused by what you have to say, but they might be intrigued. You will shift an argument to a new direction, surprising your opponent and puzzling them. This can either work in your advantage or expose your ignorance.

The Aquarius will be a tough opponent if they can get their fact straight and arguments air tight.

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Pisces Mercury

The dreamer gets caught up in their own mind. They might give you the altered version of the facts, or they might plainly lie. The Pisces might paint a beautiful picture to the world, giving everyone a floral argument with sprinkles of embellishments and useless information.

Pisces will give their argument confidently, however, they will then falter if someone ruled by Mercury or Mars dissects them. But they can hold their own, especially if they have planets in accommodating houses. Much like Libra, the evolved Pisces will be cool and in control as long as they can restrain their dreamy side.

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A.T. is a 30-something astrology-obsessed accountant, avid reader and writer that enjoys escaping through words. Read more of her writing on her blog.

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This article was originally published at Cosmic Socialite. Reprinted with permission from the author.