Sun Conjunct Mercury Natal and Transit

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Sun Conjunct Mercury TransitSun conjunct Mercury natal is the best of all aspects for communication. Interacting with others is most important to you as it stimulates your need to share ideas. With such an active mind, however, you may become easily distracted when listening to others, either butting in or letting your mind wander. You are probably a better talker than a listener.

Mercury rules communication, thinking patterns, rationality, and reasoning. Also primary and secondary education, your neighborhood, siblings, cousins, short-distance transport, news, and information. Mercury is fast, lively, adaptable, variable, unemotional and curious.

Self-expression is a really strong point for you. Conveying a message or concept with flair makes you a great communicator. Others will enjoy listening to you and watching you talk, as you use gestures and facial expressions to help get your message across. You should be comfortable with public speaking and would make a great salesperson, actor or politician. Your chameleon-like ability enhances your talent for acting or choosing a particular persona depending on the situation.

Your mental and manual dexterity is matched by a natural curiosity. This gives ability with arts and crafts, as well as intricate or precise machinery, from watches to engines. Studies should come easy, as would reading anything from novels to detailed instructions. There may be a talent for writing stories and you may be good at interpreting symbols, font design or calligraphy.

You may have to contend with nervous ailments or an inability to relax with this aspect. However, the Sun-Mercury conjunction is generally a beneficial influence in a natal chart.

Sun Conjunct Mercury Transit

Sun conjunct Mercury transit puts the focus on your thinking and communications, and short distance travel. It brings mental alertness, quick thinking, adaptability, and curiosity. Expect an increase in personal interaction in your neighborhood, with siblings, schools, and over the internet.

So this will be a busy time with lots of appointments, correspondence, meetings, social activity, new information to process, and decisions to make. This is a good time for sharing ideas, making plans, buying and selling, negotiating, and meeting new people.

This interpretation for Sun conjunct Mercury transit can also be read for a Solar Eclipse and New Moon conjunct Mercury.

Sun Conjunct Mercury Celebrities

Gertrude Stein 0°02′, Archie M. Griffin 0°05′, Heinrich Kleist 0°05′, Robson Green 0°08′, Elizabeth Taylor 0°10′, Bob Dole 0°10′, Immanuel Kant 0°13′, Dick Smith 0°13′, Tatum O’Neal 0°16′, Annie Lennox 0°16′, Louis XVI 0°18′, Paris Hilton 0°21′, Sonny Bono 0°21′, Omar Sharif 0°21′, Giorgio Armani 0°23′, Carole King 0°24′, Robert Parry 0°21′, Emmanuel Macron 0°26′, Sean Lennon 0°29′, Benito Mussolini 0°29′, Jimmy Page 0°34′, Christopher Reeve 0°35′, Oliver Stone 0°34′, Marcel Proust 0°37′, Jennifer Jason Leigh 0°40′, Giuseppe Verdi 0°41′, Joseph Mankiewicz 0°43′, Burl Ives 0°43′, Wolfgang Mozart 0°45′, Howard Stern 1°15′, Hans Christian Andersen 1°22′.

Sun Conjunct Mercury Dates

February 8, 2021
April 18, 2021
June 10, 2021
August 1, 2021
October 9, 2021
November 28, 2021
January 23, 2022
April 2, 2022
May 21, 2022
July 16, 2022
September 23, 2022
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December 22, 2023

64 thoughts on “Sun Conjunct Mercury Natal and Transit

  1. Hi Jamie,

    I have Sun conjunct Mercury on natal chart (in Virgo- early degrees) and this article is on the spot! Great article 🙂
    The only thing that I am not relating to is “You should be comfortable with public speaking and would make a great salesperson, actor or politician.” The fact is that I feel very uncomfortable with public speaking. I need to prepare myself mentally. I guess that my rising sign in Leo helps as people think that I feel comfortable with public speaking, sales…
    I wonder why I feel so uncomfortable … could it be Saturn in Virgo (very late degrees – 3 house) or Venus in Cancer (12 house)?

    A quick feedback about 14th January- I met up with an Aquarius, rising sign Taurus (MC late degrees of Capricorn extending to Aquarius) friend who feels as uncomfortable as I feel with public speaking (although he has Mercury and Venus on 10th house)…he “sells” his own movies 😉 and another Aquarius friend who is an actress and feels extremely comfortable in public speaking ;)…. we had a very interesting conversation about life, communication in business which led us to discuss long term business opportunities and contracts that could allow us to present his movies abroad …. That’s quite Sun, Mercury and Jupiter in action, isn’t it?

    The interesting thing is that 23°49′ Capricorn makes an aspect to my MC ( 22.12 Aries) and to his Jupiter which is just over my MC …although I am not sure whether this aspect would help or create tension if we go ahead with the content of our business conversation. Any thoughts? out of curiosity, do you have any article or recommendation about Jupiter and MC synastry connections?

    I also understood how Mercury retrograde worked with this aspect and Mercury trine Jupiter …It did not “destroy” the day!
    I reconnected with this friend after many years (mercury retrograde) and even more interesting: many years ago I also tried to help him to present his movies abroad! ( mercury retrograde in Capricorn- my 6 house)….astrology is really amazing!

    Once again thank you for so enjoyable reading!

    • It sure is Meli, love to see it when people get “the bug”. it does sound like a Saturn influence on your conjunction. On the other hand, I could be wrong about this part of it. Hopefully we will get more feedback about public speaking. I have Sun and Mercury as far apart as they can be.

      • This comments section is a lil combust. My boyfriend has the same set up, he hates speaking, is a Gemini. Also has a 3rd Saturn. My Scorpio Moon loves it, my Aquarius Sun can take it or leave it. A Gemini?? That doesn’t get around much? Thought this was impossible. The less wandering one’s are ha HARD to find. I like that this placement gives him a edgy disciplined way of speaking.

        At first it WAS hard to adapt, but now that he feels comfortable, knows silence, does’nt mean I’m bored… I’m Mercury’s in Pisces, so I could do with tuning out together with someone sometimes. I can adapt to anyone’s thinking style really, except when the Universe pulls me out of the fray every couple days, even then. If it’s some Neptunian emergency, I can, force myself come down and take a look around.

        Mostly, he does not get along with others, he always says, people don’t like him. I love him though, I like a mate that is very boundary keeping, either by accident, or intentionally. Keeps hangers on away. People don’t tend to like me either, but It’s because of high moral. He’s more go with the flow, but, not that much flow. Scorpio Moon’s like people who are hard to get along with. As long as you are not terribly dark hearted, we will naturally be attracted to people who make themselves, hard to get along with.

      • Hi Jamie, Just a quick update on this. I had to give a talk for a quite big audience (100) and for the first time I enjoyed it. Saturn transit is trining my Mercury would this be a good reason for this change? I felt completely blow out by the feeling and the great feedback.
        Astrology is so on the spot when you think about it. Thanks!

  2. Are there other aspects, stars, etc, that make a master communicator? The number 1 person I think abt being a hell of a communicator is Gary Vaynerchuk. The people on that list are nothing compared to this guy, the “best” communicators in the list are the actor ones, but then, neptune is involved.
    He has a brilliant youtube channel on entrepreneurship, internet, social media, etc (he worked with this all his life, became a millionaire and actually has a internet media agency), and he declares himself a people’s person, very talkative and makes 3 different facial expressions in 1 second haha (he mentioned he has always been like that, not a skill he had to learn). In his chart though (Nov. 14th 1975, no birth time) mercury (12º) and sun (21º) are too far.
    I’ve seen some writer’s chart where Mercury is truly the star, but writers are always quiet introverts, and now I see this dude’s chart and Mercury isn’t really shining through but the dude always get his message stright to the point, talking.
    Winston Churchil is another brilliant communicator with a suffering mercury (17º scorpio, same as me)

    • Good question. Mercury is obviously the key planet but there must be endless examples of particular aspects involving particular stars noted for communication.

  3. What does it actually mean when mercury transited the sun on 05/09/16? For everybody?

  4. Mercury looks very close to the moon right now, is there a conjunct or transit?

    • Exact on June 3 at 8:07 pm Sydney time for Moon conjunct Mercury. The Moon moves about one degree every 2 hours.

  5. Hi Jamie
    Its nice to have this conjunction in the natal chart but at the same time if it is aspected by Saturn conjunction mars how will it turn out to be?
    I have sun conjunct mercury in pisces which is directly aspected by Saturn conjunct mars in Virgo.
    This may nullify the good effects of this benifit conjunction… What is your say Jamie?

    • The orbs you are using are way to wide Tina. You have Sun opposite Mars. Worrying about the other aspects will only confuse matters because there are other tighter aspects in your chart with stronger influence like Venus trine Pluto (0°08′) and Moon square Pluto (0°27′).

  6. Thank you jamie
    I have gone through the aspect moon square Pluto and one thing you suggest is any therapy for this configuration.
    What kind of therapy is useful to overcome the flaws of this aspect? Kindly sugggest.

  7. Hi Jamie….
    Thanx fr ur support…
    I m scorpion born on 3rd November at 9:4 pm….
    Plz write affect of this transit towards me

  8. Respected Sir,

    Due to office politics in April 2015 I lost my job. I am yet to find one.
    Could you please guide me as to when can I get a job.

    On July 03, 2016, I will began my Surya Mahadasa. What effect this will
    have on my 10th house. Presently, I am based near Mumbai.

    Personal Details:

    Name – Vishu
    Gender – Male
    Birth – November 04, 1976
    Birth Place – Baroda (Gujarat), India
    Birth Time – 13.38 hrs
    Moon sign – Pisces
    Lagna Sign – Capricorn
    Nakshatra – Revati

    I pray to lord ganesha, hauman; visit temples on Thursday (Guru), Friday
    (Devi Maa) and Saturday (Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman). Twice in a month I donate
    fresh food to to a needy person and temple priest.

    Regards, Vishu

    • Best chance coming up is the month following the October 30 new moon conjunct your Uranus. Also good is Saturn trine Saturn transit November 24 bust lasting at least one month. In the meantime you can research the most challenging aspect in your chart which is Moon opposite Pluto (cause of office politics).

  9. Hmm… with the Sun conjunct Mercury square Mars, am planning on opening a discussion with one key person about exit strategy nuances from my current place of work.

    Delays since the August new moon & via the prevailing
    Mercury retrograde slowed things up thoroughly but should pick up progressively after. Is the October 16th new moon a gamechanger for a new work environment or simply a realization of things to come for a Sagittarius decan 3, 19th Dec. ’72, 0240 hours..?

  10. When the intuitional flow is functioning at full power and velocity, even if not gifted to be a spiritual or creative genius, one is able to learn from those who are, by seeing, reading, hearing, listening to their creatively expressed product, with ones heart, not ones head. The knowledge and words maybe written down in history, but that is only “his” story, what about hers? Read between the symbols and patterns with ones heart felt senses, we all have them, in varying degrees, plenty for personal handling naturally.

    • Intuition is guidance to reach a point of understanding, nothing to do with reason, it is to be forewarned and forearmed, ready to embrace opportunities for success or challenge as need be ahead, one cannot give reason for something unknown that hasnt happened yet, by its very nature would have it already known, already energy or some substance able to see or prove, not occult.

      • Grand water trine, etheric, emotional & underworld, Mercury in Cancer 9th, Neptune in Scorpio 1st, Chiron in Pisces 4th opposite Pluto in Virgo…the “devil” is in the details…yet so is the healing & are the miracles.

        • 8th house intercepted in Gemini here also, really had to work those other houses to have it function well hahaha!

          • My birthchart is very similar to Diana Spencer, except for moon, ascendant and houses, sadly that had her uranus pluto and mars in her 8th house, whereas mine is 10th.

  11. Hi Jamie, is Mercury retrograde conjunct the sun in the natal chart any different?

  12. Hi Jamie, I have merc & sun conjunct in 12th house sag. This merc R is oscillating right between my sag asc 26 going back to merc at 14. I’m thinking perhaps there is something that is being reconsidered, would it be 12th house issues or would it be something else? What they aspect? The comms between sun, merc & asc?

  13. TI have my natal Mercury conjunct Sun and I just found your site today. I had a career in the music business where I was known to talk between songs on tour more than I played almost. I was very comfortable speaking candidly to 5000 strangers but my 8th house Venus and 5th house Gemini moon and Cancer Mars were unreachable in my actual relationships until after they imploded and their autopsies became more songs. I still would be more at ease addressing a packed auditorium with 2 minutes warning and only fresh lipstick and a coffee than I am as a guest of a friend meeting their other associates at a party or bar. Scorpio Sun in the 10th and Aquarius asc. It narrows my employment opportunities.

  14. Thanks for sharing your insights on this.

    Can you please help me in understanding Sun -Mercury being at a distance of 3* in swati constellation. Rahu is giving company there in swati. All are in tenth house.

    Mars is in vishaka constellation at 24* and forms exchange yoga with Venus.

    Details as follows –

    Name – Vinayak
    DOB – November 04, 1976
    Birth place -vadodara /Baroda, Gujarat, India
    Birth time – 13.38 hrs

    Undergoing sun MD and rahu ad. Can the upcoming AD’s provide some relief.

    Thanks and regards, Vinay

  15. I believe you need to work alongside all housed ,
    Positions , o positions if you like.
    You make your own reality . I wize man once said
    Yes the world is my playground.
    I understand how quickly information has travelled

  16. Hi Jamie

    Sorry to have you bothered. For the last 2yrs I’m doing odd jobs. Can you please let me know when can I find a stable job. Undergoing sun MD and Jupiter ad.
    DOB November 4, 1976 time 1.38pm place – vadodara, Gujarat , India.

    God bless you ,vishu

    • You will be settled soon enough.
      Give a little more & plant a tree.
      The more you take care of this plant the easier
      It will get

  17. Mercury making a Superior conjunction with the Sun at 0°Gem12′.
    21 May 2019, 6:08am pst

    ASC 11Gem44
    Aldebaran 10Gem03
    Antares 10Sag02

    “Tele-communication trade battle”

  18. Mercury at 17″2 and sun at 28″0 degree conjucts at third house in scorpio. Venus in 2nd house in libra. What are the effects?

  19. Mercury making a Superior conjunction with the Sun, 11Vir16
    3 Sep 2019, 6.40pm pst

    ASC, 10Aqr49
    Albali, 12Aqr00

    Star Albalia, the lucky Swallower, conj Ascendant. Bringer of rain.

  20. Inferior conjunction, occluded
    November 11, 2019, time 4:25pm
    Breukelen, Netherlands

    angular 7th house
    Asteroid 454 Mathesis 18Sco54
    Sun 18Sco56
    Mercury Rx 18Sco56

    Ascendant 8Tau10
    Moon 8Tau18

    Mathesis “Its name represents the desire for learning and the power of knowledge. In a natal chart, Mathesis’s location by sign and house indicates where and how the desire for learning is most likely to manifest. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Mathesis may show aversion to learning or attraction to unhelpful subjects of learning. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may indicate an exceptionally studious person, or an individual for whom learning is a major life theme.” Kowal


    Mathesis 454
    Natal chart: 00Aries19, 9th house

    Progressed chart: 00Aries02, 7th house

    • “On March 28, 1900, asteroid 454 Mathesis was discovered from Heidelberg by Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann. Mathesis is a main belt asteroid of about 81.6 km diameter, having, apparently, a rather pleasing year of 1555.5 days, and an equally pleasing albedo of 0.0555. I wonder if that’s why it was named after mathematics?”

      “Schwassmann was discoverer of 22 asteroids, but this was his first without the assistance of the even more prolific discoverer, Max Wolf”

      Experimental Discovery time 11.11pm, March 28, 1900

      Sun 07Ari47
      Mercury Rx 00Aries48
      Mathesis Rx 10Lib49
      New Moon phase
      Ascendant 25Sco41
      Venus 20Tau51

    • It’s conjecture. Schwasssen has got a good night for viewing, he’s on his own, waiting for Venus to set. Then he sees it. He’s buzzing like crazy.

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