Mercury in Sagittarius: Optimistic & Forward-Thinking

Mercury in Sagittarius

Only people with their sun in Scorpio, Sagittarius, or Capricorn will have Mercury in Sagittarius. What does it mean to have Mercury in Sagittarius? It means you're a genuinely social and curious individual who questions life, and finding the answer to each question is a mental adventure.

Natal Mercury in Sagittarius

Mercury is the planet of thinking, speaking, and learning. Sagittarius, the seeker, is the Mutable Fire sign of the zodiac that's ruled by happy-go-lucky and expansive Jupiter. Due to their minds' unusual freedom and flexibility, individuals who have Mercury in Sagittarius are adventurous learners, thinkers, speakers, and storytellers.

Positive Attributes of Mercury in Sagittarius

Strengths of Mercury in Sagittarius are:

  • Optimistic
  • Friendly
  • Inspirational
  • Studious
  • Funny
  • Open-minded
  • Visionary
  • Imaginative

Negative Traits of Mercury in Sagittarius

Less pleasant aspects of Mercury in Sagittarius are:

  • Scatterbrained
  • Bossy know-it-alls
  • Irreverent
  • Loud
  • Hyperbolic
  • Intellectually arrogant
  • Painfully honest and blunt

Mercury in Sagittarius' Style of Thinking and Communicating

Mercury in Sagittarius thinks broadly and seeks out higher learning, often in the liberal arts. They have a style of thinking and communicating that is inquiring. They are seekers of "truth" and the ultimate "why" that lies behind everything. They are always asking questions and learning from everyone they meet. They have an interest in psychology, religion, esoterism, and philosophy. Individuals with Mercury in Sagittarius have a comedic sense of humor and a talent for communicating verbally with others. They are drawn to vocal professions such as preacher, teacher, professor, politician, sales, marketing, or actors, and singers.

man giving speech

Talk to Someone With Mercury in Sagittarius

Individuals with Mercury in Sagittarius are curious, knowledgeable, and interesting conversationalists. However, conversations with them often lean toward the philosophical or their interest in travel or sports. These curious individuals are likely to ask personal questions and have the ability to know when a person is lying. So, if they ask you a question you'd rather not answer, be blunt and tell them you'd rather not say. And if you choose to answer, be honest. Mercury in Sagittarius is open-minded. They are also bluntly honest, so try not to let their occasional lack of tact offend you.

Mercury in Sagittarius and Relationships

Relationships of all kinds require a mutual understanding. Because those with Mercury in Sagittarius are talkers with a universal mindset, they can have a natural rapport with an individual who has Mercury in Aquarius. Individuals with Mercury in Aquarius will be interested in what they're saying and enjoy a deep and wide-ranging philosophical conversation.

friends talking outdoors

Natal Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

Mercury retrograde Rx in a natal chart, regardless of the sign, speaks of a mind that is skeptical, innovative, thoughtful, and intuitive. It can also say something about an isolated and insecure childhood. Mercury Rx in Sagittarius often indicates a child whose formal education was sketchy. Two examples of Mercury Rx in Sagittarius are Gordon Ramsey and Tina Turner. Gordon Ramsey went to several schools because his family moved due to his father losing so many jobs. Due to her unstable mother, Tina Turner moved around a lot and attended many schools before graduating from high school. Both have Mercury Rx in Sagittarius, and both became their own best teacher.

Mercury in Sagittarius Speaks

Below are some funny and inspirational quotes by famous people with Mercury in Sagittarius.

Gordon Ramsey

"I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow." ~ Gordon Ramsey: Scorpio with Mercury Rx in Sagittarius

Tina Turner

"I didn't have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always from the start, I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my life's mission." ~ Tina Turner: Sagittarius Sun, Mercury Rx in Sagittarius

John Stewart

"Politicians [do] what they need to do to retain power. When you see a monkey throwing poop, you go, 'that's what monkeys do.' But what I wish the media would do more frequently is say, 'bad monkey.'" ~ John Stewart: Sagittarius Sun, Mercury in Sagittarius

Britney Spears

"I sit there, and I look back, and I think, I'm a smart person... what the hell was I thinking?" ~ Britney Spears: Sagittarius Sun, Mercury in Sagittarius

Jude Law

"I've always thought Prince Charming in 'Cinderella' was the most boring role; I'd rather be the Wicked Witch." ~ Jude Law: Capricorn Sun, Mercury in Sagittarius

Katie Holmes

"I really can't deny it. I am who I am. I'm pretty normal. I'm not that smooth type of girl. I run into things, I trip, I spill food. I say stupid things... I really don't have it all together." ~ Katie Holmes: Sagittarius Sun, Mercury in Sagittarius

Steven Spielberg

"All good ideas start out as bad ideas. That's why it takes so long." ~ Steven Spielberg: Sagittarius Sun, Mercury in Sagittarius

Do You Have Mercury in Sagittarius?

If you're a Scorpio, Sagittarius, or Capricorn and would like to know if your Mercury is in Sagittarius, you can find out by calculating a free birth chart at Remember that every Mercury in Sagittarius is slightly different, depending on your Sun sign and the aspects Mercury makes to other planets and points. For a complete personalized interpretation of your Mercury, it's best to schedule a visit with a professional astrologer.

Was this page useful?
Related & Popular
Mercury in Sagittarius: Optimistic & Forward-Thinking