Mercury in the 2nd House: 5 Ways it Can Affect You

Mercury in the 2nd House

When Mercury is in your 2nd House, you are good at dealing with money. You are thoughtful and rational when making any financial decisions and purchases. You show your love and support for others verbally – through reassurance and giving them good advice.

To understand what it means when a planet lands in a house on your natal chart, you need to look at the meaning of the house, meaning of the planet, and how they interact:

  • The 2nd House represents your needs from life – emotional and physical, as well as financial.
  • Mercury is the planet of communication, expression and mindset.
  • When Mercury is in the 2nd House, you are good at communicating your needs and setting your priorities straight in life. You are great at expressing your love and affection verbally. You are confident in your mind and intellect.

Note that this is just one facet of your natal chart. Other elements of your natal chart can overpower or contradict with the below points. To get an accurate reading, get a holistic reading of your full natal chart from an astrologer.

What Does it Mean when Mercury is in the 2nd House?

2nd House Meaning

The 2nd House tells us about our income and financial status. It is connected to our money, how we receive our money, as well as how we spend it. It can show how you provide for yourself and those around you.

The 2nd House also represents our priorities in life, our basic needs and the things that hold the highest importance for us. It shows us what brings us emotional comfort and security, how we feel safe. It can show how we demonstrate our affection and trust to others.

The 2nd house is connected to confidence and self-worth, the things we do in order to feel valuable and purposeful.

To interpret what the house has in store for us, we need to take a look at our natal chart and explore how the signs and planets interact with the 2nd House.

The Meaning of Mercury in Astrology

Mercury is one of the most important planets in a person’s Natal Chart. It is one of the personal planets and it represents an important part of a person’s identity – their mind.

Mercury is the planet that represents the intellect and inventive abilities of a person. It shows us how we rationalize the things we come upon. It shows how we learn things, how curious and observant we are of the world around us.

Mercury represents our oratorical powers and our sense of humor. Mercury is the planet that also represents crafts and skills.

It shows us how we give advice to others, how we solve problems and view matters which we do not understand.

Mercury in a person’s chart indicates whether they learn languages with ease, how good they are with words, how good they are at communicating abstract ideas to others.  It signifies how good a person can be at persuasion and the ability to remember the smallest details.

Mercury shows our ability to improve the things we come upon and how willing we are to experiment. People with strong Mercury in their chart can be very rational with money and great at making financial decisions.

5 Things Mercury in the 2nd House Signifies

1. You are rational with money

Mercury is the planet of intellect, so having it in the 2nd house of finance and income shows that you are very good at handling money and making financial decisions.

You are rational and thoughtful when making purchases. You are good at finding new ways to gain income and monetize your personal interests and abilities.

You are smart with your investments and how you deal with major financial decisions. You can make a great financial advisor due to your articulate and intelligent nature. You are likely to make money from your intellect and abilities.

2. You find comfort from intellectual activities

The 2nd house represents the things that provide us with comfort and security. Mercury, the planet of intellect, in the 2nd house shows that you are likely to find comfort through doing intellectually stimulating activities such as reading, writing or learning new information.

These are the things that provide you with inner peace and safety. You enjoy having in-depth conversation with friends or the people close to you and you find yourself comforted through these activities.

3. You are good at expressing your needs

The 2nd house represents our primal needs – the things that provide us with comfort, safety and make us feel whole.

When Mercury, the planet of communication, is in the 2nd house it indicates that you are good at expressing what you want and need.

You are good at understanding and communicating what truly matters to you. You are great at setting your priorities straight and knowing what is important to you. You are good at communicating your feelings, telling others what you require. This can be great for your close relationships as it will help you fix any potential conflicts or misunderstandings.

4. You overlook your emotions

When Mercury is in the 2nd house of feelings, it shows that you are likely to overlook your emotions.

You prioritize your mind over your heart and you may have difficulty tuning in with your emotional self.

Expressing your needs to others might be easy, but you may have a hard time understanding your own feelings and emotions. You may neglect your needs if they do not make sense to you. In order to deal with that, you must learn to be more open about your feelings, even if you do not understand them yourself. Try to find people who bring you the needed support and reassurance.

5. You are good at showing support to others

Mercury in the 2nd house shows that you are great at communication connected to emotions and comfort.

This will likely make you a great friend as you always know how to reassure others and provide them with the support needed.

You are thoughtful and considerate of other people’s feelings. You are patient and comforting with the people you love and who are close to you. This makes you a wonderful friend who is always there in times of need. You know how to help people and make them rationalize their feelings, understand themselves better. In many situations, you are helpful and manage to deal with other people’s problems better than they can do themselves.


With Mercury in the 2nd House of your natal chart, you are rational when making important financial decisions and purchases. You find comfort through doing intellectually stimulating activities such as reading. You are good at expressing your needs verbally.

Remember that you need to look at the rest of your natal chart to make a better prediciton of your natural personality traits. Other elements on your natal chart may override some of these points (and I’ve tried to note that a few times in this article).