I think cazimis can point to lack of self-awareness, or being blinded by whatever the planet's attributes are, as well as having an abundance of whatever the planet gives you, all within context of the house and sign.
Overall I interpret Mercury cazimi as mental overload, or a mind that never stops.
I am always thinking, and there is no quiet in my brain-- its chatter non stop.
There are multiple narratives and commentaries running on things. I am turning ideas around and making up jokes and telling stories all at once. I mentally exhaust people around me, and try and edit my speech as much as I can because I am trying to say so many things at once.
I never seem to be able to relax. Relaxing, or slowing down is counter intuitive.
I don't feel very connected to my body or emotions, and as a data addict, will read, write, or speak in favor of eating, sleeping etc. I love conversations about trivia and facts, and I jump from topic to topic.
After putting together these images of Mercury cazimi people, I couldn't help but notice the shared intensity and focus in their gaze, and how these celebrities are not often seen smiling, though if you look closely, the smile is in their eyes.
It's a smile that seems to say "I know".
Gertrude Stein: Aquarius, 12th
Bill Hicks: Sagittarius, 3rd
Jacques Derrida: Cancer, 11th
Joseph Campbell: Aries, 5th (coined "follow your bliss" : 5th house values)
Meriwether Lewis (Lewis and Clark expedition), collected scientific data on his travels: Leo, 11th
Irving Berlin: Taurus, 11th
Billy Joe Armstrong: Aquarius, 2nd
Elizabeth Taylor: Pisces, 3rd
Edgar Allen Poe: Capricorn 3rd
Petrarch: Leo 1st
Annie Lennox: Capricorn, 4th