second rate version of somebody else

Mercury in Cancer

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." 

 -Judy Garland (1922-1969) Mercury in Cancer 

Mercury in Cancer people communicate with feeling and sensitivity. They come across as deep thinkers because they are slow to respond, but whatever they say, they say it with feeling and purpose. They are quick to make decisions and form opinions. Mercury in Cancer natives have superb memory and you’d be surprised at how much they remember from months ago or even years ago!

People with their Mercury in Cancer are quite defensive and protective. They really do take most things personal and will get defensive about it. The last thing a Mercury in Cancer would want to do is get into an argument, they avoid arguments, but ironically they’re notorious for starting them. You can never fool a Mercury in Cancer because they are talented at reading between the lines. They are intuitive by nature and can easily sense how you’re truly feeling.

Mercury in Cancer people learn best when they are…. comfortable to say the least. They prefer to learn things when their emotions are balanced and they feel at ease. It is much easier to focus on a task when they aren’t overwhelmed with emotions. Mercury in Cancer is an excellent learner, capable of remembering things from the past and applying it or piecing it to what they are learning. They prefer to learn step by step and can be overwhelmed when too many things are happening at once.