This earth sign placed under the influence of Mercury indicates that you reject instinct through subjecting it to the control of your reason. You are indeed practical and logical-minded, and more intellectual than physical. You expend your energy first and foremost to gain knowledge and comprehension. You do things regularly and methodically, and you know better than anyone else how to settle questions of details. You are analytical-minded and endowed with a heightened critical sense, and you have extensive intellectual abilities. Practical applications, techniques, and exact sciences, are so many fields where you are able to gain widespread knowledge, in particular because you work with order and method. Your imagination is rather weak and only applies to what is rational and concrete; abstract theories and new ideas don't really appeal to you. Your emotional life is usually influenced by your mind. You are shy and decent and keep your impulses under control: you don't frequently go through outbursts of affection. In romance, you are said to be reasonable and unbiased; you are very touchy, so you hesitate long before committing yourself. Let us also not forget that you like to stay at a distance from the unknown. Friendship for you is based on esteem and sincerity. You don't easily get involved, yet you are quite obliging and devoted to your friends. Besides, you readily defend the disadvantaged. As far as your profession is concerned, you are remarkable in all that regards counting, controlling, filing or checking. But there is in you a feeling of humbleness that urges you to direct your actions into serving others. You usually need calm and quiet to be well-balanced, which strongly contributes to the achievement of your plans. You are continually concerned with hygiene and health.