D.I.Y. Astro – Mercury Trines – The Power Of Glib

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Mercury Trines are a blessing from Hermes-Thoth himself.

They’re where you have the Power Of Glib, instant and easy understanding or even psychic powers.

For more of an explanation of trines, check back to Trine and Dine.

In general, there is heaps of astrological info in the D.I.Y. Astro Category, which you can access via the drop down categories menu on the left.

A trine is a 120 degree angle but the easiest way to figure what trines something is if it is in the same element.  Fire-Earth-Air-Water.  Then check to see if it is close in number.  Mercury at 16 Taurus and Uranus at 14 Virgo? You have a Mercury-Uranus trine.  Mercury at 2 Gemini and Venus at 6 Libra? Mercury trine Venus.

Or you can look at the table of aspects on the Astrodienst charts. Look for Mercury (similar to the Venus symbol and right next to her) and then it actually will show the trines to other planets or points as a triangle symbol.

Mercury is how you think, talk and express yourself. Mercury trines to other planets show where/how you find it easy. So simple you probably take it for granted. Some ideas;

Mercury trine Moon: ease and harmony in talking/thinking about emotions, easily intimate.

Mercury trine Mars: sticks up for the rights of the downtrodden, guts and fab pep talks

Mercury trine Venus: supernaturally-charming, always says the right thing, brill at flattery.

Mercury trine Uranus: genius scientific mind and quick eureka flashes, nervy but also clever with gadgets.

Mercury trine Neptune: psychic, dream interpretation or divination skills, can often see auras.

Mercury trine Pluto: awesome detective skills, highly focussed mind, sometimes brilliant, never lie to them.

Mercury trine Sun: amazing output of words, ideas, thoughts, charismatic as stink…

Mercury trine South Node: natural link to the past or even past lives, understanding of fate at play.

Mercury trine North Node: awesome ability to manifest the future.

Mercury trine Jupiter: Fabulously lucky and an amazing orator. A philosopher.

Mercury trine Saturn: Intellectual rigour and natural sagacity.

Mercury trine Ascendent/Descendent:  Automatically tuned into your ‘guides’, v.fluid and quick-witted.

Work your Mercury trines!

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89 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Astro – Mercury Trines – The Power Of Glib

  1. Yes, Andromeda. I momentarily confused him with my friend , Andrew Hartley, who lives in Paris. English as well. I loved the novel and saw the film. I found it gripping at the time. All about power in families and the lasting effects of incidents of early adolescence. Did not know about his Bloomsbury rejection, though. They were a tough little coterie, weren’t they?

  2. Mercury trine Uranus & Pisces Asc… 😯

    Genius… 😆 Don’t know about that however I am pretty good with gadgets, a little nervy~ yes. always thought that was my Gemini energy. 😀 & quick witted~ absolutely!

      • Haha, thanks Sweetpea!

        Hope everything is going well in your world! Haven’t been around here lately & missing my astro time! 🙁

        • I’ve noticed you have not been around! Things are going good thanks…Very hot….so, so bloody hot and humid but good!! (If you like melted chocolate that is…hehe) x

          • Tomorrow 116f. I still complain and fuss… One just never gets used to it is all…I’d love to live in an underground home like they do in Oz! As a matter of fact I’m going to google that…

  3. My Cancerian daughter (8th house Sun…b-day tomorrow), has Leo Mercury trine Saturn and Moon, Sagg., in 1st. I’d say the above descriptions above fit her.

  4. Mercury at 9 Gem trines Uranus at 9 Libra.

    My only claim to being a genius is the ability to produce wacky and impractical ideas – such as if my cat wears tiny mittens on her paws, would she sweep the floor?

    Mercury also trines Mars at Aqua – wide trine, 7 degree.

    Temper to injustice gets me into trouble so I learned to run fast.

  5. Aries Mercury, 10th trine Sag. Jupiter 6th….
    Aries Mercury also trine Leo Uranus in 3rd.

    Last night I accidentally left my phone in the car and unbeknownest everyone was trying to call me to let me know I had a 9:00 am appointment today (instead of 10:00).

    I got there at 20 mins. to 9…..Lucky little things like that… 😉

    OMG….the screen just said I’m posting ‘too quickly’ and I hadn’t even pressed ‘submit’ once since I’ve been here today.

    Must be that lightening fast typing of Mercury/Uranus as well!!

  6. “Mercury trine Jupiter: Fabulously lucky and an amazing orator. A philosopher”.

    I am good at speech-making if I have prepared. A philosopher? In an instinctive or organic way, but I don’t think others should necessarily subscribe to my p.o.v.

    Moon is close to a trine with Mercury and I do feel I talk about emotions easily etc.

    As for the psychic stuff, I can make out aura’s some days better than others and the guides are around, but I haven’t the trines to back up these things.:)

    • Mercury trine Jupiter and moon. I enjoy public speaking. Sick, I know. I get a little nervous just before having to speak, but once I’m in the zone, it’s fun.

    • My Gem Sun, Sagg Moon daughter doesn’t have Mercury trine anything as far as I can see, but she could see auras as a child (Mercury opposite Neptune? Or, Moon conjunct Uranus?)

      Those would work too I imagine.

    • I don’t think it’s sick 2N! There is a lot of energy around large groups and floating on that can feel great. I will definitely teach my kids to be able to form a speech when they are older, it’s an important asset in the workplace and socially.

      Well I love astrology, but I am not sure all our abilities are in our charts. What do you think Sweetpea, is there a way of explaining most things? Besides all that aura reading stuff are just things we have forgotten how to do – like your cool sounding daughter – so maybe we need to look at memory retention for those kind of abilities. I don’t have Merc opp Nept/Moon conj Uranus, but I do have Mercury in Cancer in the 2nd House!!

      • Memory retention. I couldn’t help but giggle as I have never seen a glyph for that or an aspect (perhaps Mercury trine Saturn tho)…but,

        For the past and other lives and some clues to past patterns one would look to the Nodes.

        Mercury trine Jupiter “expands” things (esp. the mind, eh?) So, I would look to what else is going on with those planets by aspect and what are the house rulers to get a more intricate picture of your aura seeing and such.


  7. Merc trine neptune and saturn – just recently discovering neptune’s strength in my chart – strong intuitions and flashes when paying attention – making space for etc – would love to be able to see auras but no such . . .

  8. I have mercury in virgo trine saturn, uranus and neptune in capricorn.
    Uhm, it seems I have alot of signs pointing to that I’m a genius/really smart? I love to talk about profound and weird stuff like aliens, magick etc stuff but I’m really not that smart. ;p I’m pretty awkward at speaking though, unless it’s presentations or about stuff I’m really really interested in. I’m horrible at small talk.

    I have extremely bizarre dreams sometimes, but they’re not terribly often. Most of my dreams are also about either flying or apocalypses. I honestly don’t know what that implies. I’ve tried scrying with a black goblet and using a pendulum. Scrying I haven’t had any results with but I find using a pendulum pretty easy. I really would love to see auras, maybe if I practiced. ;p

  9. Whoa, my Merc is trining Uranus AND Pluto (they’re conjunct for me). Wile E. Coyote, SUPER genius!

      • My Sister has Aries Sun and Merc trine Pluto in 1st. She can sniff out the insincere/phoney also. She has been a bit “ahem” blind however to her own shortcomings at times. …Perhaps thats the Aries part and Leo rising…

  10. Mercury at 22 Aquarius trine Mars at 24 Gemini. Speaking up for the rights of the downtrodden, guts and pep talk. hmmmmm….. I will start by working on getting some guts, affirmations in the mirror and speaking up for my own rights!!

    Does the type of sign, eg air, influence the flow of expression in any way?

  11. I have a Mercury trine with my Sun, Venus, Jupiter and Neptune.


    My chart keeps on saying I am one hot tamale… my life tells me something a little different:)
    With these trines I should be able to dream up a hot lover, blind them with my charisma, talk their pants off and them a) not be a prick or b) never get caught.
    Oh, how I want this to be true.

    • Venus a-go-go, what I know about my trines, they are natural talents sitting within waiting to be used BUT I don’t utilize them. I coulda already been a well-known published author hotshot with tons of friends if I had self-esteem. Saturn’s in 5th, house of self-expression. So once you get whatever that needs to be out of the way, then trines can be unlocked.

      • Muzz,

        I think Saturn there just means that you will be an EXPERT in whatever way you finally do decide to express yourself as having undergone the fires you will master it through and through… 😉

        • Ooh sweet, it’s also part of a stellium there; Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in 5th house Capricorn. Does this say sweet success for my artistic career!

          • crazy awesome 5th house muzzie – maybe writing about new trends and innovations in art or success with some form of photography or words + image? Seems like a visionary set of planets to be hanging out together in that house.

        • oh thanks for that Muzz and Sweetpea.

          I have Mercury square Mars and Mercury square Saturn. Whenever i see Saturn i just think HARD WORK! But i keep forgetting that through hard work comes expertise! I really needed to be reminded of the positive qualities of “harsh” aspects, especially with Merc square Saturn – tend to think doom and gloom. I’ve had to work really hard to see that the glass is half full and not empty and dirty (mars in Virgo)

          • Hrmmm. This is all food for thought.

            Its not so much that I am lack in self esteem- I justpick quite masculine workspaces and am therefore not ‘womanly’ very often cos I don’t want to have been hired for having a ‘nice rack’… I want to be good at my job.
            My Saturn is in my 11th house… and its my Mars in the trine, not my Venus… so this might make more sense..

          • not to hi jack trine thread with square wah but some squares can become assets of learning later. not all doom and gloom. I have a lot of squares I was told would be better after 30

  12. well i don’t have any of the planets listed there but do have mercury trine chiron… any insights? something about healing?

      • Chiron is my only Mercury trine as well… I get the healing part, but why do you say hands-on, prowlncat? I would think it would be more like healing through words, being a healing counselor and/or writer (and also healing yourself in through words)… which fits me perfectly.

        • Yeah I’m interested to know why hands on as well – I don’t know much about chiron, what’s the rub with that prowlers? The house and sign of your chiron/mercury will tell you how it will be most readily expressed – also if you have gem or virgo ascendant or you are a gem or virgo ie either of them is your chart or sign ruler (is that the one chiron’s supposed to align with? Some peeps say chiron actually rules virgo?) it would amplify one of the energies profoundly also.

          I love a bit o theta it makes irritating people so much easier to be around.

          • “What’s the ~rub~”, whatevs?….lol

            Have Gem/Mars rising trine Chiron close the the MC. Massage work (hands).

            Gemini traditionally rules the hands and arms which makes sense ..Add in the Mercury w/Chiron and there ya go! As you mention, what house Mercury-Chiron rules is also a tell-tell ’bout the rub-a-dub-dub…

            Or not…

            As in writing/words…I like to write also Glow even tho Merc not directly aspected to Chiron…

          • these are the ones I’ve seen – I wonder if anyone’s ever made one that’s the frequency of rage or submission and broadcast it… barely audibly as vague background noise. Just pulsed it at people? Subtle… hehehe evil lol-ing ensues

            Beta brain waves = Waking conscious, alert = 14-30 Hz
            Alpha brain waves = Daydreaming, creative, relaxed = 8-13 Hz
            Theta brain waves = Dreaming, hypnotic, meditative, subconscious = 4-7 Hz
            Delta brain waves = Unconscious, asleep, deep sleep = 0.5-6 Hz

        • not sure Glow and whatevs … it kind of just “popped into my head” as an intuitive thought … kinda like when I do tarot readings. These messages aren’t necessarily part of my own logic if you get my drift, but I think Sweetpea sums it up very nicely. 🙂

          • ahh I thought there might be a ground breaking theory going on. Gemini = hands and arms is interesting, I was thinking about gem because mercury rules it but if gem rules the hands/arms then it makes even more sense.

            I asked this once before then forgot to go back and see if anyone answered, what’s a good book about chiron? Is that barbara hand clow one any good does anyone know?

          • *chuckles* re groundbreaking theory comment. Here’s a ground breaking notion for y’all – we ain’t nearly as in control as we like to think we are and that’s a Bloody Good Thing.

            One lesson recently learned: The Universe loves me way to much to let me have all the crap I think I want. But damn it gives me everything I need in generous proportions! Yay!

  13. Mercury trine Neptune: psychic, dream interpretation or divination skills, can often see auras.

    Haven’t seen an aura yet tho I bloody well wish I could – would save a lot of trouble weeding out the dickheads.

    Mercury trine Jupiter: Fabulously lucky and an amazing orator. A philosopher.

    Yes I’m a closet Sophist … I feel sorry for whatever minions I might have one day.

  14. I’ve got Mercury trine True Node (6 Gemini ) and Mercury trine Lilith (9 Aqua)
    Not sure at all what that means..

    • Ok I have Mercury trine Saturn – intellectual rigour and natural sagacity . This may account for why I am always perceived by mothers and people in authority as being so sensible (it would be nice to not to have to be so level headed all of the time). It also fits with my life ambition to become a wise old woman. Is Mercury trine Saturn also why I am drawn to a career in academia but is this the only path for me? Don’t you just love this stuff when it makes sense?

    • Nuthin’ trining my Merc either!

      Oh dear. With Merc in Cap, no wonder I’m a tad reticent…

    • Foxy,

      I mentioned my daughter (somewhere on this thread….Gemini Sun, Sagg Moon)….

      She has no Mercury trines but she is gifted spiritually, musically, etc, etc…and yes I know I’m a Mom but she simply is. Her Soul made her that way, not me.

      This is her food blog as she does gourmet cooking as well and does her own food photography…..(If you click on “Jade” my granddaughter’s pix is also there as I used to have her on my avatar, here).

      Never the less, don’t despair, one does not always need trines to be brill!! Some (like me) can be lazy with them at times…(shame on me!)

      Her middle name is “Monir” and in Farsi that means ~shining~…

      So shine on Ms. Foxy!!


      • She is really beautiful and looks well put-together in every way if you know what I mean?!!! You are lucky except I bet you are an awesome mum too.. What wonderful young woman – I remember your granddaughter’s pic, she looked so sweet and fun.

    • Nothing trining my Mercury either. But Sun, Venus, Saturn, Asc and North Node conjunct to it in Virgo (12th House). So maybe with all that going on it’s a good thing there’s no Mercury trines happening.

  15. Aren’t trines 120 degrees separation and squares 90 degrees?

    I have Mercury (22 Cancer) trine Jupiter (18 Scorpio) Can’t say I’m all that lucky (except for an occasional dead cert hunch on a racehorse that pays off) and am hopeless at public speaking, but am philosphical in the calm sense in emergencies.

  16. Merc in Taurus trines both Uranus & Neptune in Cappy. Not sure about genius and gadget skills, but I have been blessed with a gift for dream interpreting. (This might be helped by my multiple signs in Pisces.) Friends and family seek me out for it out of nowhere. Sometimes my dreams are also prophetic, but I try not to rely on them too much. Ugh, Earth sign sensibility…

  17. Mercury aspects all planets above in proximity of 3 degrees and less, except Neptune and Pluto. There are 2 squares though including Jupe and Mars.

    How to find out if Merc makes aspect to South Node? It doesn’t show on astrodienst.

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