The element of Mercury's sign indicates what specific energy and quality influences one's thought processes, and how one expresses thoughts along that specific vibratory wavelength. Mercury symbolizes the urge to establish contact and true give-and-take communication with others, as well as all forms of coordination, including one's own nervous system coordination. Its element in a particular chart represents the inflow (through perception) and the outflow (through skill, speech, and manual dexterity) of intelligence. It shows the need to be understood by other people who are attuned to ideas in a similar way, as well as the need to learn by receiving ideas and information from the outer world.
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