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How Do You Listen? Where's Your Mercury?
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Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 11:10 am
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Listening is a big part of communication, the territory of Mercury. 

e.g. n.Mercury in Gemini might fidget, hearing only the highlights and getting distracted by the environment. Perhaps listening for things they can speak about and vocally interjecting often.

So, if you were to watch yourself listening to another person speak or to a communication broadcast in whatever form, how would you describe your listening ability or style?

Where’s your Mercury?

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Tricky question for me. Depends of my mood in all honestly.

Majority of time whatever people talk i would think about it and be quiet. Especially in company. If topic does not interest me there is no chance i will listen. Even if i do, usually i pretend and act. Who knows me well enough can see annoyance on my face.

I consider myself to be hard to talk to more often than not.

When discussing serious topics or speak such then i will get interested big time and start analyzing everything at the same time while carefully listening.

I don’t want to say it’s random but definitely an odd case with me haha.

Virgo Sun and Mercury both in 8th house late degrees.

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Capricorn Mercury conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. I can focus and block completely as required. 

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I’m an attentive listener who can often recall a conversation verbatim, many years later. Mercury in Aquarius, trine Pluto.

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I am very poor… poverty.
Mars and Mercury are squaring off right now. I’m working on it.

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I am very poor… poverty.
Mars and Mercury are squaring off right now. I’m working on it.

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I am a listener. I have mercury in scorpio in the 12th, my sun is there as well. My daughter who is a Gem sun and mercury talks a hundred miles a minute. So when listening to her I will interject a yes or uh huh just so she is assured she is being listened to.

 Others will usually be asking for advice or reassurance that they are ok.

Thats the bad part about being the listener, very few people really care about how the listeners day is going. No one listens to the listener…lol

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Not great.At all.

It depends somewhat on the other person’s communication style. Wish I had the calmness to just listen. I can listen well if I can get on board in your hamster wheel of thoughts and string it along with you… I finish your sentences and hopefully, you are ok with it.

Good at asking questions, bad at waiting for answers.

This all sounds really bad … I’m not being present in the conversation, and its showing and my conversation partner will notice….only redeeming quality is I’m good at processing after, I will remember everything you told me and will frequently ask for updates…so I will come off as attentive in a way regardless. But I wish I could give people more upfront acknowledgments. 

 

Mercury is chart ruler, in Aries, in the 10th house.

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Mercury is chart ruler, in Capricorn in 5th, conjunct moon, trine Saturn. Also, Mercury rules MC and Nnode. I was born to communicate.

I am a bit similar to Iathina85, though I have gotten better with age. The one annoying thing I do is to complete people’s sentences. 😀

One of my previous bosses perversely took pleasure in changing the entire sentence when I interjected him to supply a word he was working on! Lol! It was hilarious. We were very young. My second job, I guess, and I owe a lot to him and future mentors/bosses to make me aware of my shortcomings in communication department.

I do tune out banal everyday talk. Yesterday, I literally slept on the phone while talking to mother dear. 😀 Yes, I know how privileged I am. And yes, I know she is sweet to ask and share daily details in these Corona times, but I just tune out. Ditto for long conference calls. One time, I slept for a couple of hours only to find i was the only one left on the call. 😀

I do believe I write much, much better than I talk, but I read poorer than I listen. Go figure. If only it was socially acceptable for me to write letters and people to send voice notes as answers. Hehe.

I am a deep listener when someone is in trouble though, even though my first instinct is to offer solutions. I am working on just being there for people and holding them while they vent out. It takes a lot of energy to just sit still and not take any action.

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I am an impatient listener and I try so hard not to be! I just listen so much faster than people talk! And I have the BEST insights to share!

Mercury in Aries square Uranus in Cancer. 

I’m sorry!  😩  

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I’m very good at listening the unspoken, the silence around people,everything no words. Mercury in the 12 house.

I’m not so good at listening talks (Uranus conjunct Jupiter in the 3 house), but I do make great efforts to improve my listening skills (NN Gemini). 

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I am a curious one, so I listen carefully. But as soon as someone loses my interest, I can’t help but fidget, and my eyes dart around, and I just feel trapped. This is embarrassing but true! 

Gemini rules my 12th, with Mars and Mercury in the sign. But Mercury is in my 11th, closer to my Taurus Sun.

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I often fake listen … lol, it’s awful, I know. 

But I like listening/watching the non-verbal which is more interesting and telling. Lots of cardinal association for Mercury.

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aspire said
 I just listen so much faster than people talk! And I have the BEST insights to share!  

This made me laugh. 😀 Thank you!

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