Favorite Conversations: talks about the past, intimate heart-to-hearts, venting of feelings
Mercury in Cancer people aren’t really driven by the more intellectual parts of their brains, unless there is a strong Air influence. Even then, you operate on instinct a lot more than you realize that you do. There are certain things that you just understand, without the need for any sort of logical reasoning. In fact, you might often not be able to verbalize the conclusions you come to that well, which can leave you feeling misunderstood and cause you to not openly share your thoughts. But, your comprehension style comes directly from the gut. Mercury in Cancer’s thoughts run very deeply and are often dwelled on. But, they can easily change from moment to moment, as well. It all depends on how you’re feeling, as your moods greatly define how you process information.
Needless to say, this can all make you very biased emotionally in your communication style, even if you don’t realize it. You can take things in conversations too personally, as what people say to you can often feel like an attack on your own beliefs and way of thinking. You’re protective of your true thoughts and might not share them easily. However, having Mercury in Cancer means you’re highly intuitive regarding what’s on other people’s minds. You can read what people need in your conversations with them and give that to them, subtly tailoring your speaking style to these needs. With the trusted people in your life, you’re someone to really confide in and you seek out someone who can really vent to, as well. Cancer Mercury’s sense of humor can be subtle, but you’re funny to those who “get” you, often your family or close friends. Humor becomes a way of deeply connecting with people to you.
Famous Mercury in Cancer Minds: Alanis Morrissette, Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman