Mercury in the 7th House: 5 Ways it Can Affect You

Mercury in the 7th House

When Mercury is in your 7th House, you are a sociable person who enjoys being around others. Your mind is easily influenced by the people around you. You are very considerate of others and you may often put other people first. You are good at giving advice to others. On the negative side, you may lack originality and you may often seek approval from others.

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 7th House represents personal and professional relationships, contracts and business.
  • Mercury is the planet of communication, expression and mindset.
  • When Mercury is in the 7th House, you are thoughtful and considerate of other people. You are very focused on the people in your life and you are good at helping those around you. You always take into consideration other people when making decisions. This can show that you may prioritize other people’s opinions over your own needs.

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 7th House?

7th House Meaning

The 7th house tells us about our relationships – how we act in both our personal and professional relationships, what kinds of people we attract in our life.

It gives us an insight into any long-term commitments in our life.

We learn a lot about how we handle any committed relationships in both personal and professional settings by looking at the 7th house on our natal charts.

The 7th house also holds our businesses and any legal contracts. While the 10th house represents career and professional life, the 7th house represents any endeavors we start with the help of others.

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 7th House.

The Meaning of Mercury

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 considerate of the people in their life.

They always seek advice from others and are great at giving advice themselves. They may have a hard time figuring out their own desires due to their need for approval from others. They can be great at business and any personal endeavors.

5 Things Mercury in the 7thHouse Signifies

1. You are good at business

Mercury the planet of communication in the 7th house of business shows that you can be great in business and any enterprises.

You are good at creating connections with other people. You are good at networking which will allow you to build a large circle of connections. You may easily find a business partner, someone with similar ambitions to yours and create something with them.

You are good at the process of planning a business due to your ability to pay attention to details. You can be good at sorting out any legal work, any documents and small things that others may overlook in the process.

2. You are considerate of others

Mercury in the 7th house makes you very considerate and understanding of other people. You manage to put yourself in the position of anyone you meet.

You are very conscious of other people and you always find a way to speak to people that makes your connection to them more personal.

You are well-liked by others and can easily build a bond even with people you have nothing in common with.

3. You are sociable

When Mercury is in your 7th house of relationships, it shows that you easily create connections with others.

You can build a bond with anyone and you have no problem making friends.

You are a sociable person who enjoys being around people. You have a good time when you are around people and communicate with them. You are a people’s person and may have difficulty being alone for long periods of time as you always seek to share your knowledge and the information you know with others.

4. You are drawn to intelligent people

Mercury the planet of intellect in the 7th house of relationships shows that you are attracted to people who are thoughtful and intelligent.

You value the intellectual connection in your relationships and in order to build a strong bond with someone you must feel like you can truly connect to them.

You are attracted to people who are expressive and creative, people who have an opinion for every topic and know a little bit about everything.

5. Your thoughts are easily influenced by others

When Mercury the planet of communication is in the 7th house of relationships, it can signify that your opinions and thoughts can be easily influenced by the people you are around.

At times this can show lack of originality and you may have a hard time forming opinions of your own.

In order to deal with that you have to learn to be unbiased and neutral about the topics you hear about. You must take your time to understand a situation better and form your own opinion on it.


With Mercuryis in the 7th House of your natal chart, you are good at business. You have a sociable nature. You are very thoughtful and considerate of others. You are great at giving advice to other people and putting yourself in their position. On the negative side, you can have difficulty forming your own opinion due to your easily influenced nature.

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).