When Mercury is in sensitive Cancer, get ready for some real talk.

If it's not easy or natural for you to talk about your feelings, this is the time to get deep and open up. Cancer is a particularly nurturing sign, so embracing intense emotional talks may feel more natural at this time—and will result in building stronger connections! Emotions can run high in Cancer, so during this placement, try not to take things personally. Family discussions also come to the forefront here, so be careful to approach lingering feelings and resentments as rationally as possible.

Mercury in Cancer: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Water & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Mercury in Cancer:

  • Collecting
  • Comforting
  • Deep
  • Shrewd
  • Sympathetic

Negative keywords for Mercury in Cancer:

  • Closed off
  • Crabby
  • Isolated
  • Touchy
  • Subjective

Mercury in Cancer Personality

Both elephants and those with their Mercury in Cancer rarely forget. The past is their mental playground, so they spend a not insignificant amount of time ruminating upon it. Rumination is the nature of these natives' minds. Each conclusion they reach is well thought out and, when expressed, stirring.

Positive Traits

While these natives are guarded, their sensitivity allows them to quickly draw other people from their shells. Once out and open, Cancer Mercuries will hang onto their every word. Listening comes naturally to them. When they do speak, their preferred conversational topics are intimate and nostalgia-tinged.

Negative Traits

Cancer Mercuries tend to be emotional creatures, so objectivity isn't their strength. As a result, their ideas can be swayed (and even manipulated) by emotional appeals. Further, the Mercury in Cancer approach to communication can be manipulative when they weaponize their vast emotional intelligence.


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