Mercury in Sagittarius
If you have Mercury in Sagittarius, you possess idealism, vision, and foresight, and your mind is often occupied with big ideas, plans, and goals for the future. You are interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon, rather than what has already been done. Subjects like philosophy, religion, politics, or education interest you, and you are more concerned with theories, abstractions and concepts than with specific applications. You are not inclined to focus on any one practical, concrete area.
You don’t particularly like details and may find it difficult to concentrate long enough to carry your ideas through to completion. You seek mental freedom, yet your thoughts are usually along traditional lines. Having a gambling instinct, you may enjoy gambling, speculative enterprises and new ventures. You are forward, blunt and direct in speech and you always speak your mind. People who know you know that you don’t beat around the bush. You are apt to say the first thing that pops into your head.
Thus, you have to learn to control your tongue, develop tact, and to think before speaking. Business, advertising, and promotion might be good career areas for you. You have a keen mind and are impulsive and versatile. You have a tendency to study several similar subjects, to have more than one job and to have several projects going all at the same time. You tend to want to keep on the move, traveling, in order to gain experience, knowledge and wisdom.
Mercury in Sagittarius indicates that you’re philosophical, sincere, and direct to the point of being tactless. Honest and fair, you cannot tolerate deception in anyone. Because your mind is naturally focused in the distance or on finding connections between your many observations, your thoughts are often impractical and have little to do with what’s right in front of your nose. You often exaggerate the significance of personal opinions, or turn someone’s statement into a matter of principle or an ethical issue. You’re so compelled to synthesize details into whole visions that you often imagine yourself to possess the truth before you’ve seen all the facts. These are instances of a general tendency to make mountains out of molehills, or to mistake the large for the small. You need to learn to focus and direct your mind, and to get all the data before spinning a philosophy. You love to wander afar in your thoughts, and are a good storyteller or salesman.
The mind is so fast already, but with the Sagittarius horse doing the thinking it’s off to the races and no looking back! You just have to get moving, dear race horse, often before you really know where you’re going or why or how or with what. So make sure you’ve fully investigated the facts and details upon which your projects are based before you insist on tearing off down the road, or you’ll waste a lot of time and energy discovering your mistakes by trial and error rather than avoiding them through planning and forethought.