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losing the visible impact of direct and authoritative communication, you cease to communicate successfully with others. You may have a tendency tospeak in ways that appear aggressive, overbearing, and almost militant in expression.This challenging, intimidating attitude toward the audience can result in alienationand misunderstanding. Dynamic When your attention is on communicating in a way that inspires others to act, yournatural sense of combat is turned into a creative, stimulating interaction. By focusingon inspiring others, you are able to express yourself in ways that awaken them to newperceptions of their immediate circumstances. By becoming aware of their reactions, you can know in advance the impact your communication will have. This awarenessof the other person leads to gaining the Aries sense of freedom for assertiveexpression. (Grant Lewi) Your reaction to sense impressions is keen and alert. You detect smells, sounds,sights and tastes actutely and are very much alive to what you do or don't like in theworld of sense impressions. Your sense of touch is not as alert as the others senses,though you are capable of training this sense if one of the others is served by it. Thus you can develop the sensitive fingers of a musician (violinist or pianist), making yourtouch serve hearing; or the robust hands of a sculptor, to make touch serve sight. Your reaction to sense impressions is personal; you interpret what you sense in thelight of your ego, and are a scientific observer only if your total ego development isalong those lines. Generally you will be impressed by, and remember, what serves your purposes; let the chips fall where they may. Sound is very important to you, and you should strive to live only amid harmonious and agreeable sounds. Cultivate thehabit of listening to music, for sound penetrates directly to your ego centers, and, if itis harmonious, serves to harmonize your whole nature. (Sydney Omarr) In Aries, Mercury tells of one who reacts quickly, is sensitive, perceives artistic values; appreciates originality; is delighted by skill, talent and creativity; and iscapable of offering criticism on the highest level. The astrologer must help the nativeto become something more then merely clever. He needs to learn the value of beingthorough, determined - creative rather than merely headstrong. Indications are that the native is fluent in speech. Grant Lewi makes that point thatsound is very important to the native, and he should strive to live amid 'agreeable'sounds. The native, thus, would be attracted to music and should be encouraged todevelop his sense of music appreciation. He reacts to first impressions and mustavoid acting completely on impulse. He has an active imagination but requires direction, discipline and realization of his own potential. (Skye Alexander) Your mind is quick and active, and you tend to grasp concepts with lightning speed. If an idea or subject interests you, you pursue it with fervor and enthusiasm. However, you have trouble sticking with anything for long, and your memory isn't very good. Your mind is always racing from one thought to another, and you find it difficult toconcentrate. Consequently, you probably weren't an 'A' student even if you are quitebright. Mentally restless and easily bored, you need to be continually challengedintellectually in order to keep you interested. You especially enjoy exploring new ideas and concepts. You don't believe something just because everyone else does, and you can be something of a renegade thinker.Conventional wisdom and accepted truths don't have much value for you, and you areeager to contest them with original ideas of your own. This is the position of theinventor and the adventurer. Because you aren't blinded by religious attitudes andbeliefs, you sometimes come up with brilliant insights and epiphanies. But in yourheadlong rush to discover the new you sometimes overlook important bits of information or are careless in your research. You have a powerful voice and tend to speak loudly and forcefully. This planetaryposition often signifies the dynamic orator or the irritating loud-mouth. You love toargue, and will debate almost any issue heatedly, even if your purpose is only toexercise
your mental muscles. Verbally assertive, even provocative, you get yourself into trouble regularly because you donm't know when to hold your tongue or use a bitof tact. You have a real knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Evenwhen you aren't angry, your tone of voice can be so abrasive that it antagonizesothers immediately; and you can be difficult to get along with. Your bark, however, ismuch worse than your bite, and if your Sun is in Taurus or Pisces you are probably apussycat who roars like a lion. You often espouse unconventional beliefs, and aren't afraid to champion anunpopular cause. Direct and honest (sometimes brutally so), you say what you think.Not deceitful, you believe in laying all your cards on the table so that everyone knowswhere you stand and what your intentions are. Your purity of intent at times is soinnocent and naive, though, that people who are more conniving or cunning caneasily take advantage of you. Mercury in Aries focuses energy into your hands, giving you great manual strengthand / or speed. Saturn aspects to your Mercury will help discipline your mind and focus yourattention so that you can direct your mental energy into productive channels. Theyalso improve your memory so that you are more likely to retain what you learn. (Marion D. March and Joan McEvers) You are imaginative, and you have good foresight and a desire to be first ineverything. You can express yourself easily, and you can improvise beautifully. Attimes you use your nervous energies cuttingly or even sarcastically. Impetuous andimpulsive, you may tend to sudden shifts and changes of viewpoint. This placement isnot well adapted for sustained mental effort; therefore you need to cultivate patienceand learn not to be impatient with delays. Witty, inventive and quick on the trigger, you have original ideas. Combative, you love a good debate. Sometimes you can betoo headstrong or too self-centred. If there are challenging aspects from Mercury to Jupiter in your chart, you are prone to exaggeration. You tend to look at the world as you wish it to be, not as it really is. Many fixed planets in your chart will help tostabilize this placement of Mercury. (Frances Sakoian and Louis Acker) Mercury placed in the sign Aries indicates a way of thinking that is inclined to bedecisive and competitive. The natives are fond of debate and argument. They oftenhave the ability to think rapidly, and may produce many original ideas. However, theycan be impulsive when meking decisions and see things from too personal a point of view. If carried too far, this tendency can result in intellectual egotism andheadstrong attitudes. These people are impatient with opposition and delays; consequently, they will oftenact just to make a decision, to avoid being subjected to lengthy, frustrating decision-making processes. But their impulsiveness means they do not always follow throughon ideas they initiate, unless a fixed sign emphasized in the horoscope indicatesotherwise. If Mercury is afflicted in this sign, there can be irritability and a quick temper. (Julia and Derek Parker) This gives decisiveness, quick thinking, and the ability to assess problems in astraightforward way. If Mercury is in negative aspect to Mars there may be impulsivethinking and hasty actions. Usually, however, the natural decisiveness works well,with the individual making the right choice and taking positive, assertive action.There is a love of argument and debate, with a tendency towards stimulating andprovocative remarks. Generally fools are not suffered gladly; the individual comesstraight to the point, and his or her outlook is both positive and optimistic. Theoverall grasp is excellent; but help is advisable when making plans, for he is bored bydetail and prefers the broad sweep of a project. It can be difficult to concentrate forlong, so study may be erratic. Here is someone who will stay up all night before anexam - and often this is no bad thing, since he is more concerned with the here andnow than with facts he tried months before to memorise. If the Sun sign is Pisces, Mercury in Aries adds necessary decisiveness, a morepositive outlook, and to a certain extent more self-assurance. The imagination will beignited, and as a result the creative potential will be expressed positively when inother cases it can lie dormant due to lack of self-confidence. The high emotional levelof Pisces will be expressed; and the ability to communicate feelings enhanced,although if Mercury is negatively aspected by the Moon or Uranus there can be
anabove-average amount of tension, and excitable, positive moods can alternate withperiods of uncertainty. Piscean strength of will is increased. If the Sun sign is Aries, the Arian need for action, and to be out in front, is spicedwith extremely quick thinking processes. There is a general hastiness, with patiencealmost non-existent, unless the Moon or Ascendant suggests otherwise. Directness of approach, decisiveness and positive, uncomplicated thinking are splendidly in tuenwith Arian characteristics; and if they can be tempered (look for positive help fromSaturn) the individual will certainly make his or her mark on the world. Impulsive,hasty actions with unnecessary risk-taking, and selfishness due to a lack of thought,must be controlled. If the Sun sign is Taurus, speed and vivacity are added to the stable Taurean type,making him or her less cautious but more assertively decisive. However, the individual will also be less patient and may even show some irritation when others donot greet his ideas or suggestions in the right way. Problems and projects areapproached with realism and enthusiasm; and the Taurean need for careful planningwill be enhanced by the ability to grasp a situation quickly and concisely. A spirit of enterprise blends with the Taurus business ability. Natal Mercury in Taurus (Jan Spiller and Karen McCoy) Static If you indulge in the Taurus fear of losing tangible support, from a rational point of view this may lead into your repeating ideas and plans. The result can be anoverstructured mind that gets tied up in a material or literal level of thought andstifles your creativity. Indulging in the tendency to resist ideas that are not your owncan result in excluding others from assisting you in bringing your own values intomaterial transformation. Dynamic When you are willing to communicate openly and to acknowledge that the ideas of others can be as valuable as yours, you can discover that these ideas may actuallytransform and enhance your own. You can decide to use other people's ideas asresources; thus, your own concepts gain acceptance through the resultanttransformation. When you listen to others and communicate those Taurusperceptions of how their ideas can produce tangible results, your sense of self-worthcan be increased. (Grant Lewi) You are eyeminded; that is, you get your maximum sense-contact with the worldthrough sight rather than through sound. You get more from reading a book thanfrom hearing a lecture. The old silent movies are almost as good for you as talkies.Since what you see is important, you will always strive to make your surroundings asattractive as possible; and for this reason your home, or your office, will have somebeauty about it even when it gets disorderly. Touch is well developed, and you visualize through your fingers - get an image in the dark of something touched, knowhow a fabric will look by feeling it - and conversely, how it will feel by looking at it.Taste and smell are fairly well-marked. You can shut out sound from your life and livecalmly through a hurricane or the squawking of children that would drive others todistraction. You don't hear the sound of your voice accurately; and sometimes for thisreason you sound other than how you feel. Study elocution, and learn to pay attentionto what meets your ears. (Sydney Omarr) In Taurus, Mercury tells of one who gains more from sight than sound: he gains muchfrom reading, from visual demonstrations, from watching, observing, absorbingknowledge. He may appear slow to learn; but once his lessons are learned, they stick.He can be obstinate, but also loyal. He has strong likes and dislikes - but generallythe native is diplomatic. He can smile at you - but it is not easy to know what he isthinking. He appears to be slow in speech, but this is because he measures his words. (Skye Alexander) You are the type who never speaks unless you have something to say. Not one towaste words or engage in frivolous small talk, you appear to be hoarding words as amiser hoards gold. Others sometimes assume (incorrectly) that you are unsociable ordull-witted. In truth, you aren't glib or articulate, and your vocabulary isn't extensive.Unless you also have several planets in more loquacious signs like Gemini,Sagittarius or Aquarius, it's not likely that you'll write the next
great American novel. You prefer to communicate in other ways - physically, or through art or music - thanwith language skills. This does not mean, however, that you aren't as intelligent as your more verballyadroit friends; only that you don't demonstrate your intelligence with words. Instead, you might be a brilliant painter, dancer or musician. You may not have been a verygood student, and learning new subjects might have come more slowly to you than toothers. Perhaps you never had an opportunity to develop your intelligence fully or toget a good education. As a result, you might feel somewhat inadequate or inferiorabout your mental capabilities even as an adult. When speaking before a crowd, youmay become tongue-tied or feel awkward; and ywhen you have to write a report,paper, even a letter, you often find yourself at a loss for words. Expressing what youreally think and feel can be a struggle for you. Your memory is good, however; and even though you may not grasp ideas quickly, you retain what you learn. You demonstrate common sense, and are able to apply your knowledge in practical ways. In particular, you may have a good head forbusiness and finance. You are also known for your determination, steadiness andreliability. You rarely take chances, and usually plan carefully before undertaking any venture. You like things to be clearly defined, down-toearth and useful; and it is difficult for you to grasp abstractions or theoretical constructs. Not an 'idea person', you are adoer rather than a thinker - the one who brings the dreamer's visions to fruition. Asfar as you're concerned, an idea is useless unless it can be applied in some tangible,physical way. Although you aren't going to set the world on fire with an exciting orrevolutionary concept, without your persistence and common sense all those'brainstorms' would never become realities. Philosophically conservative, you hold onto traditional ideas and beliefs firmly, andare not easily swayed or influenced by popular opinion or the attitudes of others.There is a sense of security in concepts that have been around for a while; and youdon't see why things can't remain the same forever. You want everything to be simpleand clear-cut; ambiguity, complexity and 'gray areas' baffle you. Once you've madeup your mind, you aren't likely to change it, and can be exremely stubbron. Taurus'ssymbol is the bull; and the term 'bull-headed' certainly applies to you. If your chart contains aspects between Mercury and Jupiter or Uranus, you'll be moretalkative and intellectually expansive, and more eager to pursue knowledge for itsown sake. (Marion D. March and Joan McEvers) You are stubborn and have definite likes and dislikes. Acquisitive and fond of moneyand material goods, you are interested in both the arts and the opposite sex. Yourmind does not react readily to new ideas; and once you start a project you rarely giveup. You never jump to conclusions; you like to hear all the evidence first. Mentally you are conservative, cautious and constructive. You depend more on life experiencethan on book learning. Your memory is good, and your approach is traditional. Yourmind is practical; and this is an excellent position for business and management. If this placement has difficult aspects, you can tend towards mental inertia, but tryingto push yourself into action will not help; you need to work at your own rate of speed. (Frances Sakoian and Louis Acker) Mercury placed in the sign Taurus indicates natives whose thinking and decisionmaking are determined by whatever has a practical, material and financialapplication. Although perhaps lacking in brilliance or originality, they posess much inthe way of practical common sense. Hence they have shrewd business minds and anatural bent for management. They are slow to form opinions, but once they do theyare reluctant to change. Similarly, they dislike argument and disharmony, and willfight only to protect their security and financial interests. The ability of these natives to consider only things that are of practical concern tothem gives them great powers of concentration, such that they can ignore extraneousdisturbances as if they did not exist. They do not perceive that with which they do notwant to be bothered. If carred to far, this attitude makes them blind to importantmatters that they should recognize for their own good, and explains much of theirstubbornness. This position of Mercury can give mental ability in the arts. If Mercury is stronglyaspected, there can be talent
Conversely.(Lyn Birbeck) You have a steady. and so you approachmatters concerning Other equipped with the ability to create and maintain materialor physical stability. (John Townley) For you. If the Sun sign is Taurus. making love in asteaming tropical jungle could be most pleasing. brightness of personality is notdiminished. and the need tocommunicate will remain strong. Every opinion will be cautiously and carefullyconsidered. silent type. what is learned will be remembered and form agood foundation for the future.Venusian sense of form and structure which is translated into mentalunderstanding through Mercury. The ability to think slowly and constructively is an asset. considerable stability is added to the lively. If Mercury is afflicted in this sign. and the individual will have no difficulty in pacing him. You tend not to see what is bothering Other. because otherwise matters are in danger of deteriorating. On the other hand. Geminian restlessness is less likely to be a problem.caution and much practical common sense are always present. here is a 'salt of the earth' type . Indeed. A velvet and brocade bower is a more readily available setting that cansatisfy the same sensuous taste. materialism. She will usually express herself with considerable charm. perhaps saying 'Once mymind's made up that's it'. with a methodical and disciplined approach to problems and to work.Sometimes Arian selfishness can be exacerbated by stubbornness. and the individual will assimilate facts well. opinionated views. The grasp of situations and acquisition of knowledge will be slow. and flexibility must be cultivated.either natural or man-made. but the subject may be rather slow to learn. and the lusher the better. and there will bean inclination to reject both faults when they are mentioned. as this is the strong. If the Sun sign is Aries. The ability to plan constructively isconsiderable.both physically and mentally. but a directencounter of feelings between two people. If the Sun sign is Gemini. sometimes coupledwith a conservative and conventional outlook. and will greatly assist her to think more carefully andconstructively.in mathematics and physical science.orherself when making plans or preparing for any kind of examination or test. Time is needed to assimilate new ideas. This is an excellent anchorage for Sun signGeminians. There isplenty of common sense. there can beintellectual obstinacy. quick responses and the ability to get moving. Stubbornness (to a greater or lesser degree) is almostinevitable. must be developed.for if gradual progress is maintained. sothe individual is reliable. (Julia and Derek Parker) Thinking is steady. giving rise to Other feeling blocked or misundersood. you really enjoy making love in rich and sensuous surroundings. in terms of patiently and consistengly considering what you seeas all the relevant factors until a realistic and enduring solution is reached. though potentially stubborn.what is said is meant. and thechances of impulsive or reckless decision-making are very much mitigated. or that some issues need dealing withspontaneously or swiftly. you prefer to let it happen spontaneously. but be sure the vegetation is notpoison ivy. thoughts are charminglyexpressed. but comments will be deliberate. love is not a highly technical affair. Practical common sense isusual. and interms of nothing worth getting too upset by. Rather than choreographing a sexualencounter ahead of time. You tend not to see deep emotional issues that require a more psychologically orspiritually informed awareness. quick. as it is for some others. You see life in terms of having to be practical and make sense. versatileSun-in-Gemini type. and avarice. and go all out to shock people in the way they express them! However. only speaking when he or she hassomething really worthwhile to say.Obsessional tendencies are possible. Taurean stubbornness and dislikeof change will certainly be present. mind. otherwise opinions can become soentrenched that the individual may become proud of them. we find others who pretend to be very fixed intheir opinions. the more intense are yourfeelings. and perhaps an inclination to get in a rutbecause it offers security. even adding a little patience at times. because of theTaurean . You shouldn't spend too much time preparing the mood or . Parents of childrenwith this placing must not worry if they think the child is not responding to teaching. The richer the setting. Mercury in Taurus acts as an excellent stabilizer to theimpetuous Arian. However.
It is easier for you to think about an idea if you can see it. Hisideas coagulate like a pudding that has jelled. Once their minds are made up.Symbol: A banker explains a financial statement. you are at your best if you express it directly and often enough toavoid frustration or tension. It is justthat you want to take enough time to be sure that your thinking is solidly based. but that is not true. but his thoughts can be turned out in a literaryor artistic mold. however. Flexibility of thought and a continuing curiosity aboutthe world may help to offset these inclinations. You think with your feelings a lot. Bargaining about the ownership of Apollo's cattle isa significant symbol for Mercury in Taurus people. Since Mercury can be flighty and abstract. Youare less concerned with whether something is true than with how useful it is. unable easily to let go of ideas they have taken so long toformulate.They prefer to reach their goals by pacing steadily along a well-marked highway andconsciously avoiding the distractions of enticing bypaths. (Robert Hand) You think very slowly and carefully. because you take the trouble to do everything correctly. Since Taurus is slow and Mercury is the mind. This individual may delay in deciding what he wants out of life. it is solidly rooted. but when he doesembark upon an enterprise. However. their powers of concentration are great. and they can be stubborn and inflexible in achieving thisegoal.but they may need to be aware of a tendency towards intellectual obstinacy and fixedpatterns of mental expression. you hate to have someone try to talk you intosomething that you don't agree with. because it is so abstract and hard to bring into your everyday world. however.making it difficult to express them naturally when the time comes. It may not be possible to mix in newconcepts without mental disruption. and arrive at conclusions only after muchthought. People's minds are likely to be fixed on a materially secure andworry-free environment. others may see these people as grasping andnarrowly focused. as it did Hermes when he madeconcessions to Apollo and bartered some of his own possessions after the theft. it is beneath the dignity of most Taureans to jump at anything. and frequently got it. In fact. Common sense and experience are very important to you in making decisions. and the placement can indicate an ability in written and verbal forms of expression. You demand to know the practical use of every subject. and will struggle mightily to gain thesatisfactions he craves. Hermes never let go of the fundamental idea that hewanted divine status on Olympus. People may think that you are not too bright. A lover who has similar tastes and needs will keep youhappiest and on a sexually even keel. Aphrodite herself always knew what she wanted. with drawings or other visual aids if possible.setting for love. the individual with Mercury in Tauruswill be slow to make up his mind. Too great a hunger canspoil an elegantly prepared meal. Whenthis tendency is carried to extremes. and you will reject a logically correct statement if itdoesn't fit with your feelings. even if it is simple fare. and he will amass great quantities of information on thesubjects which capture his interest. Like food. Whereas some people can sublimate their sexualityin other areas. You are likely to work wellwith your hands. We know that throughout the exchange between Hermes and Apollo andZeus over the stolen cattle. he stands by his word. As a scholar. he follows through. Hewas able to let go of some of what he most valued in order to have the one thing hereally desired . he refrains from jumping toconclusions. Once it is set. Once an idea has been implanted inhis mind. The typical Taurus is stubborn and persevering. Youlike to have ideas presented correctly.Too long a delay without actual sexual expression tends to bottle up your feelings. there may be much common sense and many practicalways of thinking. sexneeds to be partaken of regularly. (Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas) Keynote: Thoughts are communicated with deliberation.divinity and recognition from his father. (Freda Edis) Where Mercury is in Taurus. They often have an appreciation of well-structured and harmonious patterns of thinking. the persistence of . Many people with Mercuryin Taurus have trouble with mathematics. but this prevents you from making rash decisions. You are very stubborn and slow to change yourthining.
as a child you wereprobably a favorite with your teachers. you learn quickly and joyously. Arian inventiveness can be applied tothe production of objects of a practical nature. one can surmise that in allundertakings he will apply his mind in down-to-earth ways and find pragmatic waysof linking supply and demand. Like a butterfly flitting from flower to flower. If the Sun is in Aries and Mercury is in Taurus. it is easier for the person with Mercury in Tuarus to absorb knowledgefrom practical experience than from teachers in school. thenext day stock car racing. and touch ismore developed than hearing. One day your passion might be archaeology. always seeking. but you haven't the determination or focus to develop any of your many interests and hobbies into a serious avocation or career. and manipulating the resources at his disposal withdetermined intelligence. you enjoy sampling a bit of everything but rarely stick to anything for very long. The financial acumen of Mercury-Taurus people proves that it takes more than mental brilliance to produce wealth. and eagerly pursue each new idea that comes along .are clung to with a tenaciousness that is very grasping. a basic urge to communicate will beexpedited by a graphic sense of form and design. picking up odd bits and pieces of information about a wide variety of subjects. Learns more from travel andexperience than from textbooks. In particular. utilitarianthinker can magnetize money.Pushing facts at this type of mind will not help. Natal Mercury in Gemini (Skye Alexander) Your mind is always active. what they possess . There is an artistic side tothis position. Such an individual may be both a trail-blazer and a road-builder. for Venus is involved through its rulership of Taurus. you could be a whiz and crossword puzzlesand games like Trivial Pursuit. it is not possibleto say what vocation a person will follow. cannot make ends meet. There is a cautiousness here that is based on an innersecurity. and because of that insecurity. atleast. The efforts of Taurus to incorporate theelusive qualities of Mercury can be like harnessing a bull to a butterfly in order tocombine strength and lightness. You skim the surface. He is less interested intheories than in workable techniques which can be applied to the problems of everyday living. This combination can make acompelling writer with a talent for producing memorable images. while the more scintillating intellects. and you can be something of a pack rat. THe mind is concerned with problems of relative values and with originating methods for accomplishing work with maximum ease andefficiency. Mentally agile and clever. A lifelong student. The Sun and Mercury in Taurus encourage the desire to bring about concreteachievement and visible results. In short. You collect things in the same way. You want to know something abouteverything.Generally. you excelled at languages andall subjects that involve communication skills: typing. They are 'eye-minded'. computers. Special interest willbe taken in the reproduction and transmission of the spoken word. (Isabel Hickey) Here is a slow plodding. He knows how to promote ideas and make them materiallyeffective. If the Sun has moved into the sign Gemini. From this position alone.whether things or people. whose vision isattenuated by abstract ideas. With such astorehouse of random figures and facts. and you have troublediscriminating or deciding what information is useful and what is drivel. conservative type of mind. literature. purchasing'bargains' whether you need them or not. The danger of this position is mental inertia. especially with regard tomaking more money. you're adabbler. Often the plodding. There's always something moreinteresting just over the next hill. but rarely probe deeply enough into any of them to become trulyknowledgeable. You're the sort who'll tryanything once. you not only want to gather as much information . Your concern is collecting not evaluating.the sign enhances the planet's material effectiveness. and the next gourmet cooking.for a little while. Mercury in Taurus is particularly favorable for occupations pertaining to the earthsciences and the transportation industry. A strong inertia that can become stubbornness. However. The volatility of this airy planet is so incompatiblewith the massive solidaity of the sign that they may have difficulty in cooperating. creativewriting.
allowing you to display yourcleverness. and theyare forced to deal with many thoughts and impressions at once. Communication in all its myriad forms is central to your existence. they need periods of solitude to become quiet. Unless youhave strong Saturn aspects or other stabilizing influences in your chart.and you stay in touch with the ones who live far away via 'phone or letters.than full-length books. for instance . logical reasoning can be carried to its highestexpression. People with Mercury in Gemini have a highly sensitive nercous system which makesit difficult for them to shut out external stimuli. Because you possess at least a smattering of knowledge in many areas.aspossible. But they run the risk of spreading themselves . you're a good person to have at social gatheringsand parties for you keep the guests interacting with each other and the conversationflowing. youcan find something to say to everyone you meet.anything that teaches you something new and / orengages your facile mind briefly without taxing it. Word games. advertising copy orshort stories . rapidly andaccurately in speech and writing. So many ideas vie for your attention that youare easily distrated from the project at hand. shopping (especially at flea markets and bargaincenters). weaving or basketry. but also wish to share it with others.especially at elementary levels where you'd have a chance to teach a variety of subjects. they want to knowabout everything. If it is well aspectedand strongly placed by house.busy environments for too long a time. crossword puzzles and card playing are favorite forms of amusementfor you.confusion. which have the capacity to register two impressions or think twothoughts almost simultaneously. pure. and improve your memory. their nerves become frazzled.by Racine.seem to you much ado about nothing. if these people are subjected to complex. meditate. You also enjoy taking classes. and dark. They usually have an excellent vocabulary. for you have difficulty grasping abstractor theoretical concepts and holistic views. This is the basis of their agile minds. It is most likely that you read the great works of literature at some time or other. andeven may peruse the encyclopaedia or dictionary on occasion. You maintain alarge circle of friends. People with this position of Mercury possess an intense curiosity. and talking with friends .Friendly. Therefore. attending lectures. Your worldview is almost childlike in itsnaiveté. or areaccomplished in a sport that requires good hand-eye co-ordination.knowledgeable on many subjects. and sometimes irritability will follow. but missed the deepersignificances. People with a welldeveloped Mercury in Geminiare capable of deep scientific thought. and refocus their minds. enjoy handcrafts such as quilting. visiting museums andhistoric sites. brooding emotional dramas . However.newspaper articles. Thus.each individual you encounter teaches you something. (Frances Sakoian and Louis Acker) Mercury placed in the sign Gemini is in the sign of its rulership. however. You enjoy meeting new people andsharing ideas with them . you enjoy the classics. and impersonal in its ability toperceive the truth because Mercury in Gemini is more concerned with facts than withattitudes and personal preferences. trashy paperbacks. which isone of the secrets of their eloquence and clarity of expression. you'd be better at composing short pieces . and able to communicate easily. and you simply can't comprehend the complexities of human nature in thecosmos. cheerful and outgoing. unbiased. therefore this planetary position signifies a highlevel of manual dexterity and agility. all speech and activity in theirenvironment is registered with intensity and vividness in their awareness. fatigue. Your love of the written word may led you to become a writer yourself. psychology andmetaphysics don't interest you much either. making short trips. Philosophy. Saturn or Pluto aspects to your Mercury will help you to focus your restless andflighty mind. like baseball ortennis. and generally lose interest almost assoon as you start. Dostoyevsky or Joyce. You loveto talk (even though you aren't always the best listener) and are never at a loss forwords. The Gemini Mercury is versatile. draw well. Perhaps you are skillful at playing a musical instrument. associates and acquaintances with whom you speak frequently. and magazines. you might enjoy being a teacher. Mercury and Gemini rule the hands. They are generally welleducated. A voracious reader.
When this tendency is carried to extremes. Itgives a considerable need to exchange ideas and opinions. which is usually excellent. Adaptability is agreat asset. While stillliking routine. too. and theindividual will easily be able to talk his way out of tricky situations. Only Mercury in Aquarius can equal this position for mental originality. there is a tendency to show off opinions at great length without thesupport of real knowledge or long. but not necessarily adhered to. The inventiveminds of the natives are adept at finding new and surprising solutions for problemsand emergency situations. This is a very restless mind. he msut justify these reactions to his own satisfaction. and this Gemini /Mercury influence will speed up decision-making. almost too much so. writers. and the ability to talk his or her way out of difficultsituations. andlecturers. there is a flair for selling.and there is apt to be an overdevelopment of the 'thinkbox' at the expense of the vitalforces. the subject has many Geminian characteristics. If Mercury is heavily afflicted in Gemini. Any Mercurial superficiality is unlikely. more up-todateoutlook on life. The Cancerianmemory. (Julia and Derek Parker) Here Mercury is placed in one of the signs it rules. and may change their minds often.If the speedy thought patterns can be controlled there is more than a touch of brilliance.since they can be mistrusted.changeability of mind. but this placing will counter the Cancerian tendency toover-sentimentality. they may lack the continuity of purpose to complete theprojects they undertake. and. Geminian faults (superficiality and restlessness) must be guarded against. so that the out-and-out romanticism andsometimes over-colorful imagination is less likely to get out of hand. Because it is possible for these peopleto see any situation from many points of view.from talking to thenext person in a line to participating in public debates. should not be impaired.i. secretaries. Cunning andcraftiness may also be present. Very often there is a tendency to question the self when the emotions are aroused.e. These people need to be well educated in order to makethe best use of their mental capacities. Restless anxiety and overwork can lead to a breakdown.. the need to communicate. Facts will be a bore. hard study. versatility. perhaps talking on the telephone while making notes on a quite different matter! Quick decisions will bemade. endowing the individual with more forward-looking thinking andplanning ability. The high emotional content always present in Cancerians will bespiced with an element of scepticism. quick thinking.too thin and dividingtheir attention too often.is common. helpmitigate the overwhelmingly powerful Cancerian tendency to worry. and be able to reassess his or her opinions with the passing of time. steady Taurean type will be less aided by quick thinking and be far less stubborn than those with Mercury in other signs. The subject will take a less conventional. thereby confusing others. Inquisitiveness is common. most importantly. reporters. Often. and generally the subjectlikes to be heard and really needs to communicate with others .In extreme cases they earn the reputation for being fickle. teachers.especially with people of a slower turn of mind . He or she is able to think veryquickly and be involved in more than one task at a time.for instance. The horoscope of an undeveloped personmay reveal a tendency to get sidetracked and miss the main issue. there can be incessant talk about trivialmatters which is an annoyance to others. Cancerian changes of mood will be exacerbated byMercurial changes of mind. they can experience difficulty inmaking up their minds. strengthening its influence. If the Sun sign is Gemini. Look for other elements in the chart to counter such traits. so in an exam. (Isabel Hickey) Here the senses are keen and alert. since the strong influence of Mercury will add some versatility without sacrificing the excellent Taurean sense of purpose and determination.mathematicians. it produces thetypical 'Jack of all trades and master of none'. If the Sun sign is Taurus. This position is common among scientists.Impatience . there is less chance of getting into a rut. If the Sun sign is Cancer. the slow.sometimes withthe individual denying that this has happened. computer experts. Anyone with thisposition of Mercury needs a quiet time . but at all times superficiality of thought and action must be guardedagainst. especiallythose strongly relating to Mercury . for the mind is often changed .
Indulging in the Gemini tendency to flit fromthought to thought may result in a great deal of talking and no true communication. too will go its way and should not be mourned. adaptability. in fact. there is apt to be confusion. With planets inTaurus.he becomes discouraged and depressed. and the better your love vocabulary. bright or dull. and pure logic can bring about clear communication with a varietyof people. It is possible for the native to lovemore than one individual at the same time. He can break with convention and announce he is willing to let the chips fall wherethey may. And so you get to the point. but they don't elate or depress you. This ability can be useful in simple courting as well as in making love. becausesomething else is tripping over its heels to get into the limelight. and which inevitably give rise to difficulties with Other that your quick mind cannot simply cast aside. because it does notform part of the reality that interests you. Indeed. Often he is in love with life.every day in order to get away fromthemselves and the world of appearance. Apt to jump to conclusions and miss the necessary facts. and a tendency toward scattering forces. you know that a sight.and you do so quickly. there is more stability for this position of Mercury. and you need solitude and dim lights once in a whileto give your sense a vacation. for that sense of the orderlycannot be denied. you can cease to be the perpetual student and are able to teach anddirect others to various sources of knowledge. your quick mind. Mind is clear but intellectual rather thaninstinctual or intuitive. and reaching a conclusion beforemoving on. If they are not orderly. By focusing. but lacking in steadiness. (Sydney Omarr) In Gemini. and issues that you have rationalized asinsignificant . He tends to be nervous because he 'takes on' theproblems and foibles of those around him. You frequently give the impression of a hound sniffintthe air to catch some scent in it . and even this. mind. on the otherhand. for your verbalexpressiveness greatly enhances the experience. thenative's thoughts wander .but really it is because they are the ones that you cannot deal with emotionally. you and your partner willderive much pleasure from erotic . (Lyn Birbeck) You have a clever.you communicate with ease andenthusiasm.(Jan Spiller and Karen McCoy) Static If you are afraid of losing the ability to connect on a surface level with a variety of people and ideas. Your sense reactions are impersonal. ordismiss it. butcan find it difficult to remain faithful to one person. Mercury keynotes versatility. communicating clearly. You can learn to use words with great erotic impact. your rational mind might become submerged in superficialthinking. and youare happiest with a lover who can express love on a mental as well as a physicalplane. This master of trivia can collect bits and pieces of information that may or may not be of any practical value. easily and swiftly. Great versatility. If. The ability to react to shades of difference of light. (John Townley) You have a distinct ability to express your sexual needs and desires verbally. though potentially crafty. then imparted to or shared with Other .of having all your 'feelers' out for whatever is goingon. It is important for the astrologer to makethe native realize the importance of his surroundings.The native is inventive. You see life as being only as good as what is mentallyassimilated. sound or smell that you don't like isn't going to plague you forever . To you it is joyous to live in a world thatcontinuously gives exercise to your senses. you have likes anddislikes. But inwardly. his surroundings spell out discipline and orderliness. You tend not to see Other's point. You tend not to see subtle or grey areas.relevant or inapplicable . and is capable of acquiring knowledgethrough travel and reading. has wit and humor.another that you like better willreplace it. You see life in terms of contrasts such as interesting or boring.color and sound makes you sensitive to beauty and needful of gratifying your senseswith art (visual) and music (audotory). Dynamic When your attention is concentrated on any one of your many interests. the more expressive your lovemaking will be. (Grant Lewi) All the senses are keen and alert. Canbe silly but never stupid. then the native begins tothink clearly and his work reflects this state of mind. detached and critical. Too great awareness of everything that goeson around you tires your nerves. The astrologer must help the native realize this apparentcontradiction and come to terms with it.
. As ruler of Gemini. and of all tubes. nor intuitive in the manner of Uranus and Neptune. nerves. One problem stemming from your desire for new knowledge and experience is that you may never really finish anything. It is plain to see why this light-footed lord of the mind. You are fond of communicating with others. You may also enjoy discussing lovemaking with your lover both before and afterward.Reading about sex will further enrich your fantasy life and give you new paths toexplore. this talent will developonly in a supportive home environment. People with Mercury in Gemini long to be as free as the air. you should become a fairly articulate speaker andgood at expressing your ideas clearly in writing as well. On the plus side. youalways want to move around. and your prolific imagination candream up many scenarios that are impractical in reality but that are great fun to talk about. You may also be fond of travelling.unless something stimulating comes along. The person with Mercury in Gemini has the type of purely logical mind that cannotsee why human beings insist upon making so much trouble for themselves. as you often do. and in fact. you may be more talkative inchildhood than grown-ups want you to be.affectionately going over every detail and exchanging ideas about what each of youenjoys most. No-one wants to learn unless encouraged early in life. He has little patience with sentimentalists who allow emotion to befogtheir thinking. Hehas a compulsion to find out why things behave as they do. By clarifying issues and stringing ideastogether in logical sequences. Mars and Venus. Again. His thinking is neither instinctive in the mannerof the Moon.Symbol: A technician feeds data into a computer.because your mind can absorb a great deal of information in this way. He likes to keep his ideas neatly sorted and defined. as long as you receive intellectualstimulation from your parents. Your desire for constant activity maymake you apear extremely nervous and unstable. he periodically retreats into a worldof abstract studies where he can indluge his proclivity to arrange itemssystematically. and is convinced thatthere must be a causal explanation for everything that occurs. Even a 'phone call atthe appropriate time can be turned into a love affair. he endeavors to make facts speak for themselves. You may get bored easily. (Robert Hand) Your mind is very active. which enables the conscious ego to look two ways at once and to relate the objective world of physical existence to thesubjective world of ideas. even if it's just getting out of your chair and pacingaround. Mercury can vent its volatile nature in this sign without beingcontinually impeded by practical considerations. It frustrates him that they donot run their lives more intelligently. Mercury carriesthe messages which link the diverse elements within a given system and enables thesystem as a whole to adjust to the environment. You should read a lot while you are young. and makes it apoint to void people whose intellects fail to grasp concepts that to him seem patentlyobvious. you can have afuller love life and greater communication with your lover. In defence. and certainly you do not like to be tied to oneplace for very long. and channels of communication should have suzerainty over the sign of connections.but is as strictly rational as he can make it. (Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas) Keynote: Ideas are communicated clearly and rationally. By developing and trying out a variety of sexual techniques. but what is happening is that youmentally process the world around you faster than most people. He isconvinced that if they would only behave reasonably and look at their problemsrealistically. it bifurcates into theawareness of the inner and outer realms. Even if you don't travel very far from your immediate circle. Mystery-mongeringirritates him. You should learn to speak only when youhave something to say instead of chattering merely to keep the airwaves moving. restless and fond of change. most of their sufferings might be avoided. Try to be disciplined enough to stay with onetrain of thought long enough to learn something from it. Thus.conversations or discussions. This should make you a better-than-average student in school. but they must circulate and exchange ideas with compatiblethinkers. They need not travel farto feel refreshed. Fantasies are also a fertile topic. The Mercurial Geminian can use his mind lucidly and effectively in order to conveyhis own and other people's opinions. wires.
carefully selected areas of interest and activity.because of this talent. TheSun in Gemini shows the inellect to be an uncommonly ingenious instrument. Todiscover how this tool is employed. They may place much value on the power of logic and be unaware that emotions and intuition alsoconstitute part of mental expression. Living with much nervous tension can cause them to be irritable and intense. Whatever ideas come from Temini Mercury. Logic and great curiosity may lead them to anawareness of many facts. he will generally keep one step ahead of his competitorthrough the use of his wits. acquiringmuch knowledge. but just letsome situation or a person touch a stubborn spot. thisindividual is better off collaborating with someone who can bring his ideas down toearth and turn them to material advantage.(Freda Edis) Mercury rules Gemini. moresympathetic interest in the problems of other people. The Mercury mind is flexible. and can often make a point by theclever couching of their phrases. but with little depth of understanding. It also gives scientific acumen. for there is much more stability. In the final accounting. and the Taurus determines which isproductive and which is not. or journalist. and will not listen to new and current ideaseither from his / her own mind or from others. If there is a rather conflicting attitude or influence. With the Sun in Cancer. It is similar to two peopletalking things over. theywill try. versatile minds.They have an adroit sense of humor. and a desire to speak out ontheir behalf. bedecisive. there will be a deeper. materially-oriented Tauruscan give the native advantage in the business world. however. Their need for original intellectual expression in many areas of involvement may indicate much superficial knowledge. Even so. This can be very good for theGemini Mercury. it is necessary to consider the natalchart in its entirety. try again varying the idea until finally it works. The Mercury presents ideas. it is that the Taurus Sun may getinto a rut or into stubborn determination. in which case his thoughts may dwell on business and morepractical concerns. however. Attempting to keep all the balls in the air is as much an issue of controlas one of fear. If an idea strikesthese people and the idea is really accepted. and people with the planet placed in this sign can be goodcommunicators. When the Sun and Mercury are both in Gemini. and. Such people should enter professions whichexploit their versatility and do not demand unremitting concentration on a singletask. and totire easily. In one sense. Mercury in Gemini is often brilliant. For enduring accomplishment. They may benefit from a commitment to developing theirunderstanding of the interconnectedness of human nature and quietening their mindsby focusing on fewer. realistic. This combination can represent the people who can become very successfulexecutives. We have seen this reflected in the many mythsof Hermes's treatment of women. giving ultimate success with anygiven project. there can be astalemate in growth. Not only does the Gemini Mercury makes this Taurus more flexible. unimpeded by mundane considerations. If this happens. people begin to think they are easy and flexible. This is an excellent position for a writer. and the old bull starts to snort. they can be made solid byTaurus. eloquent and with quick. the mind prefers tofunction on the plane of pure reason. and if at first the idea doesn't work. Some people with thisplacement may become confused because their minds are overstimulated by toomany options. These people are very sharp and very willing to allow the Taurus ego to stabilize all ideas. butit gives more determination to the Gemini.much to the surprise of those at hand. and coupled with the practical. these people know how to communicate with the populace. but they don't necessarily help to discern the truth. It indicates people who realizewhich idea will work and which one will not work. this represents people who canbe way ahead of others because time is not wasted on trial and error. and usually turned into money or resources of some kind. or become aware of other people's emotional needs. for their ideas can be very favorably centered on money-making deals andhigh finance. His facile mind lacks stability unless theSun is in Taurus. speaker. (Bernice Grebner) If the Sun sign is Taurus: This is really a very fantastic combination. These are the people who can be one step ahead of all the others in their field of endeavor. This is true because of their ability to quickly .
This influence allows those having it to take a lot of short little trips here and there. These people do much to comfort others with owrds. The Mars sign is conditional to the speed of the movement. and are capable of putting all the facts together. this could take a negative influence also. This emotional understanding and the expressionof that understanding does much to alleviate the problems of others with whom theycome in contact. workablelevel. The need is to communicate with others and to sympathize on anemotional level and to understand. and the ideasare transmitted for you to interpret for yourself. There are no distortions. and allows full awareness and approvalof the Gemini way. is humor. A very positive influence with this combination is the ability to bring mental logic to theemotional side of their natures. However. Sun / Mercury in Gemini is the mostsubjective combination in the whole set of Sun / Mercury combinations. making a totalpoint that speaks for itself to all concerned. It is being a part of the community. or in whatever form of concrete expression of lifeappeals to them. What you hear iswhat you get. When there is an emotional difficulty. The facts are given in sequence. for he shows up at the oddestunexpected moments. Famous people bornwith this combination possess a variety of talent. the Mercury inGemini mind can take over and bring reasoning back to the situation. These people are like telgraphwires in a lot of ways. In other . this combination causes the people to think faster andmove faster.Sun / Mercury in Gemini likes travelling within short distances. If these people have afault or a lack. they are aware of what they have to do in life. The people born with this Mercury / Sun are expression itself. They completely communicate all the purposes.judge an idea's pracitalityand workability. The Mercury door is fully open. desires and values of their Sun. it is their inability to bring the ideas down to the practical. freedom to relate to each person they meet on anindividual basis. There can be a psosibility this canlead to gossip. From youngon. not being apart from it. Sun and Mercury in Gemini does notanalyze or try to interpret for others. All other things considered. too. But look out for the angry and mad bull. 'who wants to bother with the details of it'. andthey fully understand the environment around them. needless chattering about others resulting in tearing them down. but also what other people think. as they put it. unless this Sun /Mercury in Gemini is trined or sextiled by Saturn. It is knowing 'no strangers'. This combination is not analytical orcritical. is breath itself to them. and also their ability at communicative repartee. Their consciousness is fully alert atalmost 100%. Here. They are aware of everythingfrom the tiny bird singing in the yard to the smile of the child next door. If they have a Fire Mars. They dislike experiences and facts that are fogged up. relating to others in a very human. person-to-person fashion. by writing. This subjectivity means freedom. To expressthemselves by speaking. but may take time to plan. They leave this up to others to make the ideas workable. they may be less likely to be compulsive with activating ideasand thoughts. If the Sun sign is Gemini: Sun and Mercury in Gemini has the talent for conveying not only what they have intheir own minds. Thesubjectivity of Gemini/Gemini means seeing his piece of the human puzzle. Being subjective is being able to relate to all those around you. right down to the full extent of the ego purpose. which makes them much adored within their circle of relationships. no dilutions. The urge is to communicate either emotional satisfactions oremotional problems. With this Sun and Mercury both being in Gemini. whereasobjective people see the whole puzzle. If they havean Earth Mars there may be considerably more stability and much slower action. asn it may not appealto them to travel to far away places. so the Mercury in Gemini talent will have the means of speaking out and communicating easily with family members and / or withconditions in the home. the mind works well with and forthe purposes of the (ego) Sun.With an Earth Mars. If the Sun sign is Cancer: This is a position where the conditions within the family and with the home are themain purpose for ego satisfactions. This is a positionwhere the people possessing it do not like to take the trouble to see how an ideaworks or. the action is asgood as accomplished immediately after the ideas hit their consciousness.
learn to make sense impressions your own. For example. They should definitely have some artistic expression. or crafts as part of theirdaily therapy. It would be emotionally healthy forthem to get involved with painting. develop a philosophy of beauty to give weight to your natural appreciation. Loud noises persecute you. It is well to realize what elements are involved in this association andwhether the Mrecury will or will not work fully toward the destiny or goal. everything. for art is only the personalized sense impressions of the artist. Indulging in communications that demand the sympathy of others mayexpose you to unnecessary rejection. and as I see it the solstice point can indicate a potentialsolution to a personal problem. You adopt the beauty of the landscape as if no-one everlooked on it with true worship before.words. In other words. they can take the wholecommunity into their world like one big. This personalizing of sense impressions canmake you an awful fuss-budget. Mercury is a door or a mirror by which the ego (Sun) can reflect that which it has todo in this lifetime.This might result in your communicating with other people in a way thatinadvertently forces them to respond with either sympathetic indulgence or overtrejection. sensitively. whichcould not be done by the Cancer Sun all by itself. Used at its best.another time. smell. On the other hand. You are sensitive to every breath of air. and also a bore if you insist on telling everyone howmuch you love. Natal Mercury in Cancer (Jan Spiller and Karen McCoy) Static If you are afraid of losing your emotional connections with other people. happy family. writing. which indicates a certain purpose. A Cancer Sun / Mercury Cancer destiny will bedecidedly different from a Cancer Sun / Mercury Gemini or Mercury in Leo. You are then able to reach outemotionally. the sensitiveness of yourreactions and the intimcay with which you regard them make you capable of greatpower. feel and see are of intimate and close concern to you. your rationalmind can become dominated almost entirely by Cancerian feelings and emotions. this Cancer Sun and Mercury Gemini can be a problem solver eitherwith the individual destiny or for others. as to how moredinstinctive the purpose becomes. poetry. (Grant Lewi) What you hear. Lettolerance rule between the Sun and Mercury. you take it to your heart and cherish yourreaction to it. Dynamic When your attention focuses on perceiving the sensitivities of others as well as yourown.while the rose was created exclusively to delight the same. The smell of the garbage truck is a personal affront to your nostrils. There is either going to be a conflict between the Sun and Mercury or anunderstanding of what each individual has to work wiwth to achieve a grand andglorious distinctive destiny that can only be fulfilled by this combination of Sun /Mercury. This influence gives them the ability to combine thesubjective approach in a caring fashion so that they can soon gain a reputation asproblem solvers to a lesser or greater degree.Mercury in Gemini says 'let's talk about it'. But the solstice points are for another book. join it. This influence also gives the talent forexpressing very deep emotions and bringing these emotions to the surface. Mercury can either work fully with the Sun or display somedistortion. I might mention that the solstice pointfor Gemini is Cancer. understand the combination. even if only for their ownsatisfaction and as an outlet for their feelings. dancing. your ability to communicate goes beyond words.a marriage that individualizes the purpose for each person in this life. Through their thinking process and their sensitive heart. absorbed intothe total personality and given forth in form. and empathetically in ways that are a true reflection of yourcaring for others. The end-result would be 'theneighborhood listener' or emotional buff for others either in their personal littleworld or on a larger scale as a professional counsellor. or hate. and . while music is art'spersonal gift to you alone. They have the ability to pick up moods of others around them. don't fight it. Add a point of view to your tendency togush. taste. but it depends uponwhich of the three Mercury combinations this Cancer Sun has. aperson who has a Cancer Sun. and you tend to think they were made for that purpose. Neverdiscount the fact that the combination of Mercury and the Sun is a kind of marriage.
his attitude is one of 'live and let live'. But when conditionsdemand change or action. the people he meets. and learn methods forcommunication other than verbal. Even when they seem to want exactly that. to . infusing their words with images from your own unconscious. theircountries . and has what might be termed an intellectual interest in food. Allow your mind to go its merry way without paying so much attention. and communicate is linked with past lifepatterns. beyondthe cacophony of thinking. Listen for the signals. ways that now must be made conscious.are very beneficial. Your nervous system is already programmed to interpret life in specifcways. Unfocused intuition: Intuitions are perceived as thoughts. (Skye Alexander) misunderstood. often at a loss. and you have all the ingredients to make you a master in one of the arts. Your own thinking tends to flow with the patternsmoving through culture. More often. His mindis retentive.and the things he sees. they're signals youconvert into thought-patterns. and when you return. To maintain clarity and minimize the dangers of misunderstanding. and your thinking changes withthe times. The astrologer's task. you'rebetter off letting them come to their own solutions through probing conversations. think.without this necessarily making them right in their feelings. Leave it behind for a while. he begins to brood. hears. He may know what he should do. since too much talking can overwhelm yoursense of order. New cultural vocabularies are natural to you. and refuseto take second best merely because it is convenient. but is simply too adaptable. Assume the opposite. yourunderstanding will be clarified and refreshed. andinvestigate the possibilities by visualizing images of yourself and the other person inpast life settings.and so is a feeling that his loved ones are happy. The challenge is to work into your past lives toestablish the origins of disagreement or misunderstanding. Too much input or exchange can fry yourbrain. the easier it is to reachthe satisfaction of mutual agreement. make them work for him. Direct the focus of your consciousness upward. you misinterpretwhat they're saying. Mercury here has a tendency to personalize his surroundings. 'Past lives': The way you perceive. even if they are far away. as if they were theconscious product of your own rational processes. there is a tendency to get carried away in tryingto solve other people's problems. youmust learn to be quiet mentally. Selfless giving: You love to figure out solutions for the psychological puzzles of people's lives.However pure your motives may be.and sometimes others aren't tuned to your imagery. He is fond of antiques and fine oldclassics in literature.The challenge is to communicate your thought-dreams in as clear a way as you can. however. he loves the old and established. His family is important to him. especially if there is conflict or difficulty.Realize that your mind is sometimes not your own. Occasional periods of silence -'speech fasting' . Sometimes you don't know how to express yourself in clear language. If you don't get relief from the strain. that you don't rurn into an advice machine. The challenge is to understand that your mind is notmerely a rational machine. The more you distinguish then from now. smells and tastes.then releas then into a significancelarger than personal. Be careful. Withdrawal or isolation: You need to clear out the clutter of other people's thoughtsfrom your mind. and locate both their orgins andtheir destination. to take out the garbage. It is no more possible to stop the mind than thebeating of your heart.Remaining neutral is an essential part of your service. so you are a bellweather for currents at the cutting edge of society. The native adaptshimself to his surroundings .but he can tend to fall into a rut instead of trying tochange anything. He isdiscreet and realizes that others are loyal to their beliefs. But can can take a break from attending to your thoughts.Don't presume that communication is clear. their families. It's notthat you need to stop thinking. Mercury inCancer shrugs off combat. Misunderstanding with others arefrequently a carryover from prior incarnations where the dissonance originated. he is perturbed. (Sydney Omarr) Mercury in Cancer is described by a major keyword: adaptability. You don'tneed to 'read' every thought. But they're not. that there is something beyond what meets the eye. your thoughts become garbled. obviously. is tohelp the native draw his mental forces together. whineand complain.
Secondly. This is the only way you can be in complete control of anysituation that develops in your career. once in that realm. First. (Robert Pelletier) Because of your early upbringing. consciouslyremembered or not. And. then someone else will have to becalled in to rescue them. You generally try not to attract attention. You cannot afford to neglect the trivial details that youencounter in your career. A good education will teach you how to use your poetntials toaccomplish your objectives. good literature. even though theirs is no moresignificant than your own. You are clever at negotiating your financial affairsquietly until you feel confident that they are sufficiently developed to be made public.he finds himself in a strange land. take notes and then come back up again. although if they don't choose to take that initial step. You consider this a good investment in developing your creative talents. Careful self-analysis may help you appreciate your creative potentials and undestandhow using them positively can help you reach your goals. your career is far more advanced thananyone can tell from appearances. Developing your skills should have a high priority. The financial rewards of such a career willsatisfy your need for security. However. you reserve the right to make your own choices and achieve goals that you alone define. You don't mind making some sacrifices for those you love.to integrate into conscious awareness what is operating inthe hidden depths of the psyche. Depending on the aspects to Mercury.forgetting to return up again or unable to do so. so you always have an alternative direction to follow if your current program fails or becomes uninteresting. This involves a twofold process. and it would give you freedom tocome and go as you choose in performing your duties.some of what is stored there will be useful and productive and well worth bringing to the surface. encountering things that are awesome. and they undoubtedly brought you up so that you could succeed on your own terms. you can become independent of the people you wouldotherwise have to rely on. Primarily.but at first you have some difficulty finding ways to apply them. successes andfailures. but you resent it if sacrifices is expected as a condition of the relationship. distort and obscure how information received in the present isbeing interpreted. even though they seem like a waste of time. because others may not always beavailable to help you. What does all this mean? Those with Mercury here . Your interests are diversified. you should choose a partnerwho sympathizes with your goals and who will work with you to reach them. they must look around. especially when you are attracted to someone and don't want therelationship to gain public notice. You are sometimes more generous and thoughtful to yourfriends and associates than they deserve. Throughdealing with these chores. Youwould resent a partner who is unwilling to share your highs and lows. helpful andfascinating. psychotherapy. those withthis placement must venture into the imaginal realms of the unconscious. Your career should involve working with thepublic in some way. (Howard Sasportas) Mercury doesn't exactly wander into the 12th house .through introspection.Social service might be an attractive field for you. Although you are cordial to others. Because you work quietlybehind the scenes to develop your skills. it doesn't matter .what is down there willsooner or later come up to get them. or dreamwork . In order to see . You are rich with ideas. soul-searching.finally reach clearawareness of the facts in any current situation. a 12th house Mercury attempts to build a bridge between the consciousand unconscious minds .need to explore theunconscious to find out what makes them tick. or someone who constantly asks you to indulge him or her. You tend to underestimate your abilities and credit others with more talent. you feel free to pursue your own life and establisha foundation that is comfortable for you. for you are qualified to solve many kinds of social problems. Your parents probably had more faith in youthan you realized. You have the ability to apply your basic talentsand resources to achieve your goals. You will work without recognition until you feel qualified to establish yourself firmly in your career. like Alice. If they get stuck down there.he falls into it. other stuff may need to be sifted through and sorted out -especially learned impressions and memories from the past which.
as the planet of contacts. The way in which they fulfill the need for permanent relationships and for materialsecurity (Venus) always has a mental and communicative slant when Mercury isinvolved. Therefore they need relationships where they can talk to people (althoughnot necessarily on anything very profound).This possibility should be taken into consideration when choosing a profession. But this doesn'tmean that you give in when you know the other person is in error.the conjunction and the sextile. But you don't ask others totake risks you aren't willing to take. Outward agreement is what carries the mostweight. theymay refuse to investigate too deeply. It is not unusual to see children with theseaspects remaining infantile for longer than normal (provided other factors in thechart. Conflicts are painful. in aspect with harmony-seeking Venus makespeople generally approachable. Your gentle and easy-going personality is an asset in most professions. at most. Sothese people are prone to back off if this will ease the situation. Sometimes a Mercury / . And you shy away from complex projects that require prolonged effort before any benefitscan be obtained. Youcan use your talents effectively and can usually translate your ideas into cash. do not counteract this). You are most comfortable with subjects that are nottoo dense and cumbersome. Not usually hostile or argumentative. the element of risk is greatly reduced anyway. You get along well with most people because you knowwhen you should make compromises in order to maintain harmony. For the sake of harmony. You could find enjoyment in public speaking or the dramatic arts. they repeatedly form the same aspects.what is in front of them more clearly. they are. The way they analyze facts is influenced by Venus. You convince them that you willsucceed and generally win the co-operation you need. It is part of your refined nature that you let people have the opportunity to convince you of theirpoint of view before you take any action. Mercury. Friendliness and sociability do not necessarily make for maturity. Although they are vulnerable. Writing could alsoprove satisfying because you have a natural talent for expressing yourself well. You know how to express your opinions skillfully so that no-one feels threatened orintimidated by you. you prefer to give everyone youdeal with the benefit of the doubt when a difference of opinion arises. You generally tryto be fair in making judgements so that you do not offend people without just cause. Yourassociates will support you in your enterprises. They prefer discussions to be agreeable and areinclined to make concessions. and verbal exchange is very important. but you mightfind it difficult to cope with the abrasive elements of close and direct competition. and they find a strained atmosphere hard to take. They desire to get on well with people and they respond to a pleasant atmosphere.the conjunction is the more powerful. so they only form two majoraspects . by the same token. Yourimaginative style is fresh and charming and appeals to people who want to beentertained as well as informed. You are fairly clever in devising schemes for improving your financial condition. There is oftensomething childish about these people. It isbetter to work alone or with a small group of people so you won't have to worry abouttroublesome competitors. Because they always remain in each other'sneighborhood.they do not like taking sides. Because you are careful to adequately prepare yourself in advance of any action. In practice. also naturally diplomatic and able to sort outdifferences of opinion and pour oil on troubled waters. and you are resourceful in gathering information to documentwhat you say. MERCURY BY ASPECT Mercury conjunct or sextile Venus (Robert Pelletier) The conjunction or sextile of Mercury and Venus shows that you have an affablemanner and social grace. Mercury conjunct or sextile Venus (Karen Hamaker-Zondag) These two planets are never more than 72 degrees apart. because your balanced judgementreassures them that you can't be too far off base. such as a strongly placed Saturn. there seems to bescarecely any difference in effect between the conjunction and the sextile. too. they will haveto clean up some of the early life (or previous life?) debris cluttering their immediateperception and awareness.
This individual will enjoy using the senses. semi-square andsextile are of much account. for they do not differ materially. This is naturally most observable when the influence of Saturn is not pronounced. as a rule. But as the planets are so near together at all times. Mercury conjunct Venus (Betty Lundsted) The childhood environment of this person includes open communication: the familytalks about what it wants. But the aspect is far too weak to be of much account unless the rest of the chart is of a similar tenor. but with the semi-square a certain vanity and effeminacy may be apparent.and healthy nerves. inappreciating the beauty in the world. a'wordy' adult. With this aspect. wrintings. This tie between Mercury and Venus indicates the person's ability in childhood to talk with and easily relate to the mother and her concept of femininity. Other aspects thatmay tie into this one will clarify the picture more. The sensitiveness of the conjunction is not marked. sextile and quintile. Theyalways give some charm to the manners. but it is productivewhen it receives proper training. always more powerful than the sextile. In respect of the health. The sextile and conjunction bestow good spirits. This may produce a 'wordy' child and. for. it necessarily follows that the onlyaspects that can be formed between them are the conjunction. semi-square. An art appreciator. happy nature. or it mayindicate a prolific writer.and the native himself is often juvenile in his tastes: sometimes there is an element of what is called the child-psychology with its harmless. speaking. indicating absence of friction. and. a charming. in literature. These aspects do not of themselves bestow genius. For some reason that I cannot explain. and any 3rd house activity. fairly narrow orbs should be used if marked results are to be looked for. they operate very beneficially. of course. Talent emerges that connects communication andthe arts.Venus aspect can make the mental processes rather lazy. Venus is not the most active of planets. or prefer to do something creative. There is. These contacts may be treated under one head. Mercury conjunct or sextile Venus (Charles Carter) Since these planets are never more than 76º apart. Even with these. They may bring profit through art. andwill enjoy some art form related to the sign in which the conjunction takes place. they will give apleasing expression to the native's thoughts. unless we also count the decile and semi-decile (36º and18º). someone interested in theclassic art-forms. since Mercury has a great deal to dowith the learning capacity and school. it indicates that the mother of the person has had an influence on the ability to communicate. the child isexposed to conversation. It may be a person who talks too much about nothing. it may be determined how the person ishampered by the mother's influence. consequently.with much friendship and sociability. and an undue sensitiveness. It may also indicate a person who loves to talk. and sometimes a love of ease and luxury. or someone interested in the large-scale merchandising of beautyitems may emerge. a liking for young people. This certainly does not mean they areunable to learn. Venus suggests the type of effect the mother has on a child's psyche. When theconjunction is afflicted by another planet. depending on the rest of the chart indications. thebackground of the person is more shy than with the conjunction. which will bemuch subordinated to the rest of the chart. though they will not indicate a brilliant intellent. Although the words may not be intellectual. aspects between them areof frequent occurrencel and I consider that only the conjunction. semi-sextile. cheerful. simply that their interests probably lie elsewhere. who may be involved in the arts. and is of the kind normally associated with refinementand good breeding.the conjunction being. children with such an aspect sometimes fail toappreciate the need to study hard and are more interested in having fun with theirfriends. speech and writings. a communicator in the arts. It can indicate aperson who enjoys communication. Mercury sextile Venus (Betty Lundsted) This aspect happens on those rare occasions when Mercury goes retrograde andallows Venus to catch up to its position via the sextile. rather superficial interests andlack of real depth of purpose. the conjunction does not seem to befavourable to the . Mercury conjunct or sextile Venus (Betty Lundsted) When these two planets are tied together by aspect. but they are of great value to awriter or orator.
law. but it seems strange that a good aspect of Venus to Mercury should havethese results. Theycan vigorously defend an idea . Your defence is that you are too busy to concern yourself withunimportant matters. But unless other factors in the chart provide it. and your nervous systemsuffers. Natal Mercury conjunct Mars (Robert Pelletier) Your Mercury conjunct Mars indicates that your mind is restless and eager to gainnew information. becoming formidableopponents in debate but also making . Always sure that you are right.Indeed. although they are not alwayssteadily applied. Mars can make people tactless and can cause them to blurt out things that others may find offensive. and enjoy locking into debate with anyone whochallenges you. encouragesthese people to jump from one subject to another. It would be wise to spend a little time examining this socalledtrivia. Try to slow down. You might bewrong. It looks as if they act first and think later.and they do not mincewords. but youdo not dwell on it for very long. These people need to take care not to speak too fiercely. and you would be brutally frank in reprimanding them if you thought they were 'dragging their feet'. it might incline the nativeto avoid the having of children. or there may be a tragicbereavement. and you exploit them energetically. and are always ready to have theirsay. acting. but is more suitable for quickly absorbing. Your creative ideas are imaginative. Therefore this is not a goodposition for prolonged concentration. but you may do so when it is expedient. Since Venus dislikes pain and responsibility. Your mind races at breakneck speed. and to ariouse their antagonism by volunteeringinformation before being asked. (Karen Hamaker-Zondag) Contacting people and talking to them (Mercury) is speeded up by Mars. any aspect between Mars and Mercury can sharpen the tongue. They are not afraid to stand up forthemselves and are only marginally interested in whether or not others agree. you aregenerally premature in your judgement. With theconjunction. With this conjunction. Few peoplehave enough nervous energy to maintain your pace. or sorrow of some kind through one of them. for you are progressive and rarely look back. there are manyprofessions in which you will be comfortable and free to express yourself.children of the native. and in othercases there is separation or a lack of common interests. Because you have plenty of energy to apply yourself to your goals. Your mentality may be healthy and energetic. thoughts never stand still. However. and Mercury. public relations. The sextilealso appears to deny or limit the number of children. Mars is naturally rather uncontrolled. You are argumentative. Thesepeople are liable to speak quickly and to the point. You tend to interrupt otherswho are already in conversation. Theseinclude teaching. Nevertheless. these people can be very sarcastic and satirical. and aggressive disposition. You feel that you can always find someone else. But this actually causes you to make thesame mistakes again and again. It would probably be best for you to work by yourself. You do not like to be rejected by someone you are emotionally interested in. you don't bother toget all the facts before you express yourself. vocal coaching. because it might reveal why you are not developing as well as you could. but no-one could convince you of that. but you always feel that the answers you get are somehow not final. you don't take the time to reflect on past experiencesand learn from them. It seems to tend more to theproduction of intellectual offspring.sometimes too vigorously .arranging and providing masses of data. I refer those who may question thisobservation to an examination of actual cases. No matterwhat position you takem you are positive in your opinions and very insistent about voicing them. It isn't easy for you to say you're sorry when you are wrong. but it is hard to see why it should affect childrenadversely when they have arrived. It is said that 'genius issterile'. creative ideas. With your sharp mind. too. you lack the patience to stay focused on any one interest for very long. such as works of art and literature. Often indeed there are none. but your physical frame won'tstand the abuse you expect it to take. and you mayhave overheard someone say 'Here comes the know-it-all' as you approached. Theseoccupations would give you unlimited opportunities to display your talents. and writing. Almost nothing escapes your attention. you can establish your owndegree of progress.
gatheringinformation. and militaryservice. making them quick to explode. You enjoy the company of people who are not troubled with psychological hangups. success never seems urgentenough to instill in you the desire to achieve. You have the patience to cope with their boundless energy and theenthusiasm to stimulate them to achieve on their own. and no-one can deter you from what you want. But. The conjunction may imply a quick mind.It is good for all kinds of polemic writing. They don't listen easilybecause they are ahead of most people they talk with . (Betty Lundsted) Mercury is the symbol of our ability to communicate. It is interesting to note that so vehement an orator as Cicero issaid to have had this contact. education. and the ability to concentrate when itis important. may react impulsively towhat they hear. especially for one who has to do with Martiantopics or people (for example. harshness and thoughtlessness in certain signs. they act.. jumping toconclusions. You could becomeso competent in a craft that eventually you might make it your primary occupation.which is why this aspect is said to indicate a badlistener. you demand that others give . the ability to hear others as wellas to talk with them.enemies. it just makes them impetuous. especially of a controversial and disputative kind. although you sometimes lack the enthusiasmto do so. In a bad sign. especially crafts. Whatever occupation gives you the most satisfaction is yours to choose. writing. aggressive andsatirical. You are equally at ease working alone or with people in large groups. There are many fields in which you can apply your skill in communication. and quick to use or misuse wordswhen they are older. It is virile. Mercury trine Mars (Robert Pelletier) Your Mercury trine Mars shows that you have a lot of creative energy and theimagination to express it in many ways. (Charles Carter) This seems upon the whole a desirable position. You know your capabilities and limitations and have enormous potential tosucceed in almost anything you attempt. butsometimes the tortoise wins the race. The environment is verbally volatile when thesepeople are young. and it is entitled as a rule to respect for its sincerityand downrightness. since yourtemperament lends itself to this.It is an excellent position for a writer.they don't want to waste time on the rudiments. Well-informed on many subjects. violence. discontent. Rudyard Kipling and his tales of soldiers and animals). and you don't threaten those who are less skilledthan you. You have considerable depth of understanding. they speak. acting. for it gives very great mentalenergies. Mercury conjunct Mars is impatient when others take time to put their thoughts intowords. But itnever lacks energy and courage. public relations. You cannot be forced to do anything youdon't want to do. However. politics. They may speak impulsively. People born withMars-Mercury aspects emphasize verbal intersection. you can hold your own in anyconversation. Mars energy includesanger. and people with the conjunction are inclined to interrupt them in order tofinish what they were going to say .Not one to interfere in the lives of others. holding conversations. You are inoffensive and friendly to everyone you meet. The mind works quickly. skipping the necessary steps when learning good work habits in schoolor on the job. etc. You are not intimidated by theexcellence of your contemporaries. Children with this aspect usually have trouble learning multiplication tables ordivision . You may also enjoy many avocational interests. than at listening to others. But you can achieve the most worthwhile effects by working with groups. they may not listen to others. and the making of many enemies. You can betrusted with classified information and would never reveal someone else's secrets. Some of these are law. You have the talent for this kind of work and the imagination to succeed. Mars symbolizes the 'I act' principle. quarrelsomeness. bluntly spoken though they may be. They may act on words . or when badly aspected by other bodies.but this doesn't make themsmarter. it may cause breakdown fromover-work. They are better at making contacts.they are often very honest and straight-forward. The manner of verbal expression will come from the sign inwhich the conjunction is placed.theyhear. Another endeavor that would prove rewarding is working with young peopleor children.
Nevertheless. and is less likely to becomeembroiled in altercations. Since the aspectsare harmonious. The native sees all kinds of connections and snatches at all kinds of ideas from outside. but heaven help the person who tries to deceive you.and may make a fluent communicator.Usually they will concede to you long before this happens. writing. You express yourself imaginatively. however. and that person willknow better than to provoke you again. and. pugnaciousand energetic. You are friendly to everyone. even though Mars may encouragethe individual to leave tasks unfinished. You are a genuinely friendly person and don't wait to be introduced to others. and the mobility of the profession would especially appealto you. Although you are a persuasive talker. so he or she is a surefire debater. That is one way you've learned so much. someone who would co-operate with you in a mutual endeavor suggested byeither of you. Although Mars does not encourage maturereflection (so there is every chance that ill-considered conclusions will be reached). Mercury trine or sextile Mars (Karen HamakerZondag) Much of what has already been said about the conjunction also applies to theharmonious aspects. we often find that theowner of the aspect is very skilled with the hands. You know how far youcan extend your ideas to people before reaching a point of diminishing returns. this individual displays the need to be independent inthought and deed. Being free to express opinions is something that is considered important. Mercury sextile Mars (Robert Pelletier) With Mercury sextile Mars. Your eager interest in anything new would never lack stimulation in this work. You make sure that you are reasonably well-informed before making any statements. Even people whose opinions differ from yours areconvinced by your arguments and won over to your position. You are truthful even when it hurts. Mercury trine Mars (Betty Lundsted) This aspect signifies an open household during the individual's childhood as far ascertain kinds of communication are . Your response is as sharp and incisive as a surgeon's scalpel. But obviouslythat point will never be reached. your mentality is sharpened by an insatiable curiositythat will not rest until you have acquired all the knowledge you desire. public relations. This personhas independent views on everything. Conversation is brisk and lively. you are alsoa good listener. andthere would be excellent opportunities to present your opinions to those who want tobe informed. the openness of a Mars / Mercury aspect gives the graceto admit when he or she is wrong. when it is harmoniously aspected by Mars. teaching. You will probably respond emotionally to a person who is creative andinspired. These aspects are accompaniedby excellent powers of concentration. orany occupation that requires trigger-fast responses. Even when young. You don't jump toconclusions without being sure of the facts on which you base them. Politics would also stimulate your talents.this is offset by the speed with which relationships can be seen and facts can beabsorbed. Constant alertness enables this person to pick up informationreadily. You may be inclined toward such fields as law. the native is less likely to antagonize others than one would with theconjunction or with one of the discordant aspects. for yousee no reason to waste time waiting for a formal introduction. when you need information. and you will never stop learning. You have the mental chemistryto succeed as a reporter. but youare also able to admit it and laugh at yourself when you make a stupid mistake. Mars sextile or trine Mercury indicates an alert and acute mind. Mercury is the planet astrologers look at when we wish to know about manualdexterity. and your delivery sparkles with drama. You enjoy a good fight. and the native is quick on the uptake. You enjoy meetingpeople and conversing with them. but thoughts give him or her little rest. Communication is your strong talent. Your friendly attitude and mental agility can bring you success in many endeavors. and can give an edge over nearly anyone withwhom he or she may be arguing. because you wantthe approval of the people you are talking to. mental activity is as great as it is with theconjunction. you are never afraid to ask someone who knows. and you should always strive to exploitthis ability.and you could write interestingly and breathe life into even the most sombresubjects.you the sameconsideration.
but of itself it may incline to waste of time and lack of energy. There are often checks in the career. The imagination is fertile. The childhoodatmosphere encourages the discussion of problems and circumstances. Natal Mercury square / opposition Saturn Mercury square Saturn (Robert Pelletier) The square from Mercury to Saturn indicates that your early conditioning hasinhibited you from using your imagination in exploiting your potentials. you find it difficult to stay in the mainstream of currentideas or develop new ideas. but rather indolent and mentally lazy. A great deal of resentment may take place before he feels strongenough to talk about his feelings. to work to the finish. Development is frequently slow and should not be forced. He may not be able to hear well. As an adult. thisposition is good for any post that calls for trouble. The result is a lack of enthusiasm in developing your creative potentials. There is often a good deal of self-will and obstinacy. for the gift hasn't been earned in this life. so they caneasily discuss their difficulties as adults. These people can be creative producers. it is fertile in a productive way because thisindividual is likely to act on constructive thoughts. unless. On the other hand. hemay overlook its importance or even its existence.this is common if Aries is also heavily tenanted. Depression is not uncommon. When the talent is anatural one. and profound perceptions. the action of Mercury. this same tenacity. for it gives the ability to follow through on details. great powers of taking pains. makes a very excellent fighter in adverse circumstances. so to speak. there may be somedysfunction. particularly if it be in water. when the person hasn't struggled to 'earn' it from a conscious point. . this aspect can be turned into a strongly constructiveone. possibly. and there is a propensity to solitary habits. and in some cases there is a failure to fulfil youthful promise. Provided that the remainder of the nativity supplies initiative and energy. When you don't succeedwith a minimum of effort. This can indicate a person whoprocrastinates. or he may be so tense that he 'can't hear' because of his apprehension. in cases whereSaturn overcomes and stifles. answering a teacher's questions. Although it isn'tas fertile as a Neptune aspect will be. to the careful. You may be narrow-minded in your opinions because youfear change and the insecurity it represents to you. and toseriously express the needs of the self. prudence.Under pressure.as is sometimes the case. whenmental self-confidence may be lacking. for it is a prolific communicator: the mind isalways working and is capable of being extremely productive. The aspect will onlywork if it's free. In school. he may not be able to receive instruction or follow directions. wherein Mercury isalso often in a sign of Saturn. Your conservative attitude is aliability. and something of the type thatargues to justify itself at all costs and will never admit its mistakes . when directedreasonably. there is a tendency to procrastination. with. so his conversations may be tactless and toomuch to the point. The harshness may be caused by a subconscious fear that anyauthority figure will reject what he says. Mercury sextile Mars (Betty Lundsted) This aspect bestows the ability to act with reason. the mind and the action taken canbe co-ordinated in time. words come with difficulty.methodical type of mind. you were slow to learn because it required so much effort. You felt youwere bting punished because you were expected to maintain your grades. It's not that you are incapable. Your fear of competition means you cannot prove to yourself that you are capable of meeting challenges. this position sometimes produces great volubility and a fondness for'holding forth'. you quickly become depressed. Somewhattraditional in your thinking. It often makes a good teacher. Yet. Afflictions between these planets are common in cases of suicide. because today's society demands personal assertion in order to succeed. ratherstrangely. (Charles Carter) This important position runs the gamut from stupidity and inertia. Once the energy is understood. and caution. so look to see if it carries hard aspects from other planets. The most value from this aspectcomes when it is applied toward career. This mind can be lazy. and he may sound harsh while trying to gethis point across. sustainedhighly focused concentration.concerned.
or.perhaps you haven't made as much of a contribution as you could have. for the lessons you need to adequately cope with problems of thepresent and future.and accounting. Replace negative thinking with planswhich allow you to face your obligations with optimism. Many of these are challenging occupations that should command allof your attention and make sufficient demands on your talents. As you cansee. youtoo will be considered for promotion. science. This planetary combination gives many advantages. this can mean . Mercury square or opposition Saturn (Karen Hamaker-Zondag) The tense aspects between these two planets give a fairly gloomy cast to the mind. You have considerable intellectual ability and can accomplish any goal youset for yourself. you will not be angered whenassociates are promoted. if you are having difficulty. you will reduce the chances of having troublesome complications that only divert you from your objectives. You can be vindictive if someone tries to take advantage of you. You may just have to try harder than others to succeedor gain recognition. Becoming skilled and competent in your job will give you the security you need.research. Some professions to which you cancertainly make a significant contribution are: architecture. Always read contracts carefully. government service. better still. Your professional life will be strained unless you can become engrossed in your ownaffairs and forget what the competition is doing. You may be inclined to bend the truth in order to get your way withpeople. This kind of recognition you can do without. Once you get over feeling negative about everything. you will greatly limit your progress. drafting.Unless you adjust your thinking to the rapid changes takingplace in the world. you alienate your few associates with your criticism and scheming. Look to the past. have courage to accept the obvious. You should maintain high moral and ethical standards to eliminate possible attackson your reputation. politics. especially science amd education. limit and define. Try to look at the bright side of life and admit that. get the advice of counsel. and avail yourself of legal counsel. In your job. You must demonstrate your superiorityin order to attract attention. You could achieve success in education. Be careful not to sign legal documents without reading the fine print. we come into conflict with the needto qualify. You caneasily miss an important detail that may have serious repercussions later. Stop looking for recognition from your colleagues . In general. you are resentful of authority and complain bitterly when someoneelse gets the promotion you feel you deserve. which can make you depressed when you are alone. industrial management. some of these fields. politics. conservation of natural resources. science. Insteadof fear. In this way you will lose friends.Then you will have no fear that anyone can upstage you or exploit your knowledge fortheir benefit. In the worst case. All this adds up to the fact that you must learn to mind your own business and have respect for the privacy of others. You need only the determination to succeed and the abilityto capitalize on your creative potentials in order to rise to prominence in any of theseoccupations. of which you are so fond.When we start considering anything (mercury). which could seriously damage your prospects for growth andprosperity. or architecture. education. government science. An isolationist to begin with. Don't isolate yourself so much that you don't see other opportunitiesthat may come your way. You don't really have any alternative if you want to achieve yourobjectives in life. Don't assume thatother people think a certain way and then complain because they don't think thatway. require that you bewilling to accept change. If you apply yourself. conservation of naturalresources. Mercury opposition Saturn (Robert Pelletier) The opposition from Mercury to Saturn shows that you are strongly opinionated anddefensive. you can make plans to see that your ideas are acted on. but people are more discerning than you realize and often are aware of yourdeceptions. Don't say yes when you mean no just because your schemes will be more successful if youagree. if you keep all your affairs in order. you will gain the recognition you deserve as a specialist and expert in your field. If you can occupy yourself with your own affairs.youreffectiveness should be all the proof you need of your own worth. You must understand that when you've proved yourself.
prudent. the words may come harshly. We are serious. Duringchildhood. Until the aspect isunderstood. but in order to work out what lies behind it. the otherchildren will not react in the same manner. Perhaps the father can't contendwith the child's 'why' stage. the thoughts.not to be guided by it. caution. produces adults who find words difficult. answeringquestions. When a fatherfeels that a child should be seen and not heard. Wewant to know every detail so that we do not have to reveal how uncertain we are overrelationships and contacts. he may have to learn how to communicate with others. he may have no idea of the limitations to creative expression that he places on the child born with this aspect. Once that has been accomplished. even though the aspects are hard.careful verification and even timidity are almost bound to play a part in ordinarycontacts and also in our thinking. It brings apprehension regarding selfexpression. the child becomes apprehensive aboutspeech.narrow-mindedness. The father may havedifficulty handling the child's teething problems. The child will be inhibited by attitudes of coldness ordisapproval. but. the confrontations they causecan be instructive to us. Every time he reaches out to talk about how he feels.They have problems communicating what they want to those around them. they seem to offendpeople. pompous or power-hungry. Mercury opposition Saturn (Betty Lundsted) This person is born into an environment where communication is restricted. Although these two planets are at cross-purposes here. however. this person can teachhimself to communicate in a sturdy and diplomatic manner. Thefather's influence keeps family members and others from saying what they want. the ability to hear what is being said.this person will have to work through the block set up years ago because of therelationship with the father. His words are uttered harshly. this person will have todevelop a sense of self-worth. If a sense of self-worth hasn't been establihed. therefore. The energy of the square or opposition helps us to come toterms with them. Before onecan confront authority figures in life. Along with turning this energy into constructive expression. This aspect can restrict relationships. The psychological influence of the father (Saturn) impedesthe abilty to communicate and. without this aspect. practicality. Mercury rules the mind. But there are other possibilities.argumentative and domineering in our talk. Some compromise must be made so the planetary energies . Mercury square Saturn (Betty Lundsted) This aspect is similar to the conjunction. In order to overcome the aspect. or any verbal communication with teachers or authority figures. At any rate. and. or in some authoritarian mannerthat seems designed to offend the very people he wants to talk with. As an adult. but with the square the quality of excessiveness is added. for the core of any relationship is the sharing of one's thoughts and feelings. or one of the childhood illnessesmay cause a fretfulness that Dad can't cope with. he may need to seek therapy in order to transform the energy. Sometimes we seem like an immovableblock of concrete and seem determined to look on the dark side of everything. sometimes by way of overcompensation. we can develop many valuable characteristics associated with the combination of Mercury and Saturn:willingness to work hard. he may avoid recitation. the ability toexpress one's thoughts to others. somehow the father created some block or fear that the child respondedto. when in reality he'smerely uncomfortable and unsure of himself. so the grammar school years are difficult. If other aspects in the chart also indicate self-worthproblems. he may have toteach himself no longer to assume that he will be disapproved of by those inauthority. the inner self has to decide it is worthsomething. Others feel he is officious. and will often reflect on whatothers say . and good powers of concentration.sobriety. We are notspontaneous but rather inhibited and. economy. a serious and studious nature. he is shut off. Once thing is certain: we are never going to rushthings. He may haveother children whom he raises the same way. it becomes even moredifficult to express feelings. Anxiety. calm and collected. andmistrust of everything we meet.comunicating is done carefully. sohe assumes that people always will reject his communications. Others do not find us easy to get on with.
get people off your back. we can get down to seriouswork and become real achievers. Try to detach yourself from the opinions of others. Once the energy is transformed. Fear and loneliness invade our thinking. but you certainly need to confirm your own competence. Do those things that you know must be done before doing anything that other people suggest. and this brings out latentsadistic qualities in others. In yourdesire to gain approval from others. and limit ourselves more than necessary. At the same time. research. Youseem to have all the symptoms of a confirmed masochist. because you may be disappointed that you have not yet achieved your objectives. you will find out how skilled you are. Your willingness to be the 'patsy' for their failingsencourages people to lose respect for you. Say there is thechance of promotion. You should take a good. one who has a great deal of perseverance. If we do decide to take a better job. You should also realize that youdon't have to be in the shadow of others. we are inclined to put a wrong construction on things that aredone. you indulge them to the point that they maybecome annoyed with you. one who handles details well. we mistruststaying-power and abilities. Through this unconscious. But. education. Turn your talents to such endeavors as architecture. too. or we may creep into a shell to escapeanything on the outside that might hurt us. governed by Mercury. we may become cynicaland develop a sarcastic brand of humor. or physical therapy.but you will be free from the harassment that sometimes occurs in personal contact. nose.involved in the oppositioncan be expressed. Stop being the willing victim of those whowill take all you can give. which can make things difficult. scientific research. and architecture. and therefore opt out. you can say that your current obligations don't permitit. teaching. try your hand at somecraft activity. You will make progress as soon as you stop crucifying yourself for people who are tooincompetent to help themselves. we are plagued by all sorts of hiddenanxieties. We are not verygood at saying what we mean. and it is not impossible to be troubledby a phobia at some period of our lives. hard. they couldn't have done it without your permission. Forthe most part. we feel we might not be able to cope.minor eye. The . ear. such efforts are a useless investment anyway. welfare programs in the service of goverment. (Betty Lundsted) This aspect produces a strain involving verbal expression and inhibition. but youemphasize these qualities too much.drafting. yet nonetheless perceptible. butdon't indulge in self-pity. (Karen Hamaker-Zondag) In our contacts. This may dramatize the fact that you don't have towin anyone's approval. It canmanifest in many ways: the Saturn restrictions may indicate some limitation involvingthe five sense . taste or speech problems that are hampering.a confusionthat causes the child to respond to authority figures with difficulty. the aspect indicates a thoroughworker. it was probably necessary.The causes are indicated by some kind of confusion in the childhood . Don't look back. You may not realize that youare talented. and this can cause misunderstandings. and we may deliberately ignore them or be suspicious of them. Learn from the past and turn over a new leaf. once we realize our capacity and lose our diffidence. The awkwardness in making contacts comes in various guises. In other words. You will still be doing something for others. If you've beenhurt. We may find a gift for form and structure in suchdiverse fields as economic administration. Learn to say 'no' when asked todonate your time and efforts. Overestimatingwhat people really expect from you. Try to establish priorities in your life. Natal Mercury quincunx Saturn (Robert Pelletier) Mercury inconjunct Saturn shows that you are responsible and serious. avoid criticizing peoplefor hurting you. or it will be bowed under the burden. fear anduncertainty (Saturn). and concern yourself with developing your potentials. honest look at yourself. no-one is more surprised than we are if we make asuccess of it. In the privacy of your home. engineering. even if you become mentally exhausted in the process. We may do our levelbest to ingratiate ourselves with others by sheer hard work. you go to great lengths in their service. Make a firm resolve to indulge yourself more than you have. science. In these fields you will be ableto see rewarding evidence of your efforts. Although we can be hard as nails and very disciplined in our thinking.
You have a preference for looking towards the future. with themore intuitive interpretative approaches to life. and who can stimulate your mind. Or is it just stored on that mentallevel. science. overflowing with a myriad of stimulating facts.fatherinfluence (Saturn) causes a strain or a frustration (perhaps he silently disapproved of the child). which is the key. rather thanemotional flowing reaction. and with those who aredeceitful in their interpersonal relationships. Consequently. Your immediate response to the world is one of mental exploration. philosophy.(Robert Pelletier)With Mercury conjunct Uranus. you were interested in what made your moving toys operate. unconnected to real living? You have little patience with ignorance. and thus losing interest in old spheres of enquiry. Certainly you will be best suited to apartner who can complement your searches. Where do you start?There is the fear that by choosing Route 1. since theydeal with seeking answers to problems. Inner continuity may need tobe developed. optimistic about newdiscoveries. but how you use it in life. you are bright. and that your mind may like to flit from one intriguingsubject to another that suddenly attracts your attention. between the objective and thesubjective styles of analysis. and eventually you will have to take steps to satisfy it.always looking to increase your personal storehouse of knowledge. subjects that have picqued your curiosity. even if you are studying past history. Your mind will store those themes as 'little fascinations'.psychology. and it is upon that level that their influenceand qualities are displayed. You are probablyarticulate and literate too.because for you. You have a natural questioning and searching attitude. The world is perceived as an inextinguishable source of fascination. and you even devised new subjects to explore that further captured your interest in all things. The influence of Mercury will be biased towards theformer. and a more scientific rational approach. articulate. It is not what you know. clever mind which finds great enrichment in pursuingany aspect of human life and knowledge that you are curious about. your own or that of anyone else. because you cannot tolerate the darkness of ignorance. Technicalwriting might also serve as an avenue of expression for you. You are likely to have an alert. This aspect denotes a 'private' person because it is difficult for him to communicatehis thoughts and feelings to others in a comfortable manner Natal Mercury conjunct Uranus (Haydn Paul)With the harmonious aspects. and over time you are likely to develop a wide variety of acquaintances as your interests and areas of exploration expand.Unfortunately though. and attempting toderive a sense of connectedness synthesising that information into more holisticpatterns. that is the essential level of contact. Uranus tends to work well with Mercury. This could be one of your weaknesses . you could then miss that fascinatingexperience down Route 66. and yourparents probably never had to worry about keeping you occupied.Truth is an important factor in your life. Newhorizons beckon. and to make the best useof your talent for acquiring knowledge in daily life. andmentally courageous.that you lack thediscipline of perseverance.To hold your continued . You may need to balance anemphasis towards preferring fact. You have acompulsion to find out. You are excited by everything you observe. You can be alittle intolerant with others who have less exploratory minds. whereas Uranus will tip towards a more universal. and human behavior are fields in which you could succeed. As a child. both to improve your ability to concentrate. so manydifferent paths that you can walk. curious. as both areassociated with the mind and intellect. theories and beliefs. Your mind races eagerly as you seek answers to your questions. yourinventive ability could be applied with a reasonable guarantee of success. In industrial research and development. the problem is that of choice. you may find that you also drop older contacts due to yourfascination with treading new paths. and there seems to be scope to investigate the unusual and thedifferent ways of living on this multi-hued planet. With so much to delve into. intuitive attitude of innerknowing. Friendships will develop withothers who have affinity interests. Your creativitydeveloped early. and will feel restless until you have made some progress. and fascinated byanything different or unusual. intuitive.
radar and electronics). in air travel. no-one says anything that makes sense. In the creative sense. except for the lack of continuity that this combination oftencreates. too. dramatic. words are used in allkinds of strange ways. If you can learn to isolate yourself and resolve one problem at a time. especially wherenew ground is being broken or the barriers of distance are being overcome (forinstance. Otherscan find his or her flow of ideas stimulating. youwill overcome the only liability of this conjunction.forceful mentality. and be apt to make cleverand sometimes hurtful remarks. If Mercury asks the questions and Uranus represents the heights of expanded consciousness.Uranus and Mercury both have to do with the nervous system. he or she may be short of academic qualifications . you rarely look back at what might have been. This can give creative ideas. You prefer tolook forward to what will be. he or she may have a sharp tongue. It is independent. eccentric or nervous. but can also be exhausting and causeirritability and snappishness. and their conjunctionplaces a heavy strain on it because there is an inability to relax. it may not operate constructively. the individual needs to become involved in some personalcreative endeavor so that the energy can be brought into focus. Often. also. The combinationcan create such a quick mentality that the individual appears to be 'flaky'. As adults. Mercury representsthe possible concepts of consiousness. butthese effects are much modified by the sign occupied.interests. Painting. although theywill probably need knocking into a more viable shape. based on mutual interests.and from one social contact to another. When thisaspect is set off by transit. Mental ingenuity is fantastic. when thesechildren are admitted to the school system. Uranus being capricious.(Betty Lundsted) The person born with this conjunction is exposed to an early family atmosphere thatincludes mental chaos. It represents a part of the wisdom-learningprocess. they are not interested in learningthought patterns or the rituals involved in thorough work habits. the partner you select must have a similartemperament. the mind is often too restless for prolonged concentration. self-willed combination.(Karen Hamaker-Zondag)The swift perceptions of Uranus plus Mercury's powers of expression with tongueand pen can cmbine to produce the most original ideas and concepts. Although this type is quick to grasp theessentials of a subject.If the energy is not properly channeled or trained. as soon as they occur. and the child responds to the stimuli. or similar activities help the creative energy channelitself.This person is fond of novelty.Communication is unusual. the influence is notexceedingly marked. but if they do not keep up with it thisindividual becomes very impatient. varying from the wayward and stubborntype to the enlightened and talented. You tend to form platonic relationships with yourassociates. but the will-power of Uranus is added to the intellect of Mercury. Personal relationships may be difficult becauseconversation may be erratic or impulsive. sensitive. te adult may be highly erratic. the influence is not good.When it isn't.In undeveloped characters. As a result. The possibilities for your self-expression are limitless.Some form of technical interest is quite common with this aspect.but definitely notlacking in intelligence. This type is liable to omitsignificant points. and there is a more colorful.Futuristic in attitude. Sometimes there is considerable .Therefore. because the two planets are not dissimilar.making pottery or stained glass. The brain iscontinually active. and homes in on whatever is fresh and unusual. impulsiveand unpredictable may mean that thinking is nervy and tense.The disjointedness of Uranus shows itself in conversation. and there is often little to showfor it except pride and touchiness. and sometimes secretive. they seemto be erratic and undisciplined. and the creativepossibilities are enhanced. The native almost always liveshis own life and resents interference very fiercely. Generally speaking.(Charles Carter)This is a powerful. if you have any say in it. the conjunction combines thes energies.the trouble is. he or she says the most unexpected things. writing. or you will be bored.but the native is extremely restless and fickle. he or she blurts them out without regard to theconsequences. proud. You will quickly sever a relationship withsomeone who violates the truth in dealing with you. so that one jumps fromone idea to another .
teaching should be high on the list. or knowledge communication. so you mightalso become proficient in solving problems in the scientific world. This is a major task for the Aquarian Age. You are way ahead of your time incomprehending matters that usually require many laborious years of study. and you will probably gain a personalunderstanding of their existence if you take that path. but a bridge needs to be establishedbetween that level and the more universal holistic perception that Uranus offers.It is common in the charts of astrologers. your innerfascination has a more practical dimension. Uranus can offer thoselightning flashes of holistic insight which cut through the separative analytical mind. Bewitched by the glamour of the exotic and mysterious occultworlds. You are restless with those who are satisfied with knowledge for its own sake.giving access to the unitive dimensions. And freedom is very important to you. and you could communicate it to those who are eager to share in your good fortune. but your best choice would be tostimulate others to develop their own. You seek after the truth. You find the humanfactor equally interesting. and talent that cannot be properly utilised because of the native's selfwilland lack of adaptability. the rational mind does not have all the answers. They fail to apply the conscious logical mind to the teachings. sothat the two spheres of mind can work together creatively and harmoniously from thewider conscious perspective. You understand occult matters and may become involved in some facet of this field as your life's work. There is no conflict between your inner and outer lives. Although you have carte blanche in deciding what to do with your vast resources inhuman understanding. Mysteries fascinate you. the only justification for increased knowledge is reaching toward humanperfection. You should be capable of integrating thespiritual perspective into the mundane material world. You have leadership ability. intuitive mind.eccentricity andconceit. and a sense of the subtle. Your flashes of intuitive insight are amazingly accurate. There is a subtle shift from theurge to acquire knowledge as a predominant tendency. If you do choose to venture alongthe occult path. Your spiritual values are highly developed and well integrated with your materialresponsibilities. and in universal and humanbehaviour. Your opinions are always based on sound principles.There is likely to be an interest in the mysteries of life. thus cross-fertilising th elevels and forming an inner balance within yourself. then your mental foundation pattern of logic and rationality (Mercuryenergy) can be of considerable use in moving through layers of illusion and spuriousbelief thought-forms. For you. where yourinvestigative and research interests are directed towards a clear aim and purpose. Your basic orientation is humanitarian. and youspeak with conviction. and you could master the fields of psychology. to one of being capable of utilising it for the benefit of self and others.gtenerally accepting them without serious questioning or personal effort to discoverthe truth for themselves. knowing it is the only way you can feel free.or social programs. Mercury trine Uranus (Haydn Paul)The trine aspec tends to add the qualities of creativity and intuition more easily to thecharacteristics of the conjunction and the sextile. This can develop into exploring the occult realms. which you express creatively. but to use it to improve the quality of life. intangible energies that animate life. You see thatthe point of knowledgeis not just to acquire it. and youcould excel in the study of psychic phenomena. many fall prey to illusion and an unconscious submission to the occultmystery and authority.and its failure is clearly seen in the world today. The truth has beenrevealed to you.Mercury trine Uranus (Robert Pelletier)The trine from Mercury to Uranus shows that you have a fertile. Certainly. You apply your mind to establishing a firm foundation for future work. you prefer to put your talents and energy intospheres that you believe will make a positive contribution to human progress.Mercury sextile Uranus (Haydn Paul)Both the sextile and th e trine reflect . since eachsustains the other. philosophy. You rarely make superficial statements because your minddoes not dwell on trite matters. Thiscould include scientific or medical work. and one thatwe are all asked to participate in by achieving the integration in our lives.
although that does notmake you immune to the influences of other competitive spirits in your environment. not just those outer influencesaffecting you. It is a wasteof valuable time and never leads to satisfaction. Your dreams are unrealistic. drawing out such tendencies fromothers. aching inner void. Mercury opposition Neptune (Haydn Paul) Similar to the square aspect. In that context. You are naive in many instances and fall victim to the subversive tactics of competitors. with a dexterity inusing both the spoken and the written word which displays your breadth of knowledge. as do the fictitious aspects of your life and yourapproach to self-evaluation. but that can more profitably be filled by something real. The key to resolving these issues appears to lie in yourrelationships with others. Cleansing yourself of deceptive influences is essential. You are often socially 'touchy'. strongly reacting against real or imagined socialslights. Competition is not your style. However. although sometimes you may have to be wary of a glittering superficialitywith no real depth to your expression. It is often your own sensitivity and impressionability to environmental influences thatcauses inner insecurity and fears of over-stretching yourself.such as those at work who can easily ride roughshod over you in their scramble toreach the top. millionsdo. and this acts as a weak spot in your personality. you find it hard to believe theevidence of your own senses. . will reap benefits and break the stranglehold of illusory deceptions. Mercury opposition Neptune (Robert Pelletier) With Mercury opposition Neptune. you create imaginatively high aspirationswhich because of their 'perfect nature' soar beyond everyone's grasp. In competition. Your own gifts may flower more effectively once youhave withdrawn from the employment rat race. or entering some form of employment where co-operation isthe underlying dynamic may offer you more satisfaction. and have highaspirations. but as human natureintrudes even there. but also that pattern of creating them in your own perception andevaluation. Ultimately there is no real value in self-deception. Sometimes you act as a victim. and this can lead to confusion in your relationships. A more straightforward type of communication. Perhaps exploiting latent creativetalents may be the key. For example. but trying to achieve those dreams at least offers a direction to focus along. and then begin to bemoan your fate as they succeed and leave you only withdisappointments. especially as you lack astrengthening inner confidence. and of a blockage fo the creative andimaginative faculty.and continue the themes associated with theconjunction. Falsenaivety needs to be dropped. There is the fluency of an alert intellectual mind. and especially in those projections from your own psychethat you are overlaying onto the world and thus distorting your own perception andinsight. such as at timeswhen they may be saying one thing and you are 'receiving' an entirely contradictoryset of impressions on a more subtle level. yet glitter intheir pristine purity. you are easily distracted by people who challenge your effortsto express yourself. Perhaps it helps to avoid facing anempty. you may even begin to doubt your own abilities. and this is a reaction to such intangiblesenses being operated and distorted by an unintegrated Neptunian imagination. innerand outer. There may be anunconscious telepathicability which transmits to you others' thoughts andmotivations. which you register as a feeling of unease. alone you are not lonely. and this has a direct impact on how you communicateto others.disquiet and a lack of trust in them. Anyone can dream. Unrealistic daydreams which are unachievable or never manifested aresymptomatic of deception. When reality becomes confused and distorted.leading to a greater understanding of your own and others' natures.achievable and personally meaningful. Effort is needed. Linking your rising star to working closely in employment dogfights may not be advisable. some respond by imaginingconspiracies and enter a paranoid state. you are imaginative and creative. there are indications of an inability to distinguishclearly between the real and the unreal. the only answer may be a detached and sensible self-employment. Personal 'redemption' is always positive within a larger social context. so that in yourown life you move from illusion to reality and increase the quantity of light in theworld.
All the same. You exaggerate the seriousness of your failures. You sometimes recoil from challenges because they would disturbthe serenity you desire and find so difficult to achieve. Also. Take frequent rests and try to unwind. In your personal relationships. Your professional interests should be accomplished through self-employment. you worry over problems that may never develope and overreactto those that do. atleast I tried'. Defeat may cuas you to become paranoid. you could set your own pace. but find difficulty in expressing thesequalities to your complete satisfaction. Your work should give you the opportunity toexpress your talents. It is not easy to tell what they really feel when they may simply betuning in to the feelings of those they are with. and they have great difficulty in seeing things for what they are. and learn todistinguish fact from fiction. Therefore. You must learn to establish your priorities in order to achieve your goals with as littlewasted effort as possible. Also it would give you isolation from the destructive qualities youbring out in others. These problems often produce an increasing need to withdraw. so that you would nothave to compare yourself with co-workers. You make promises you can't keep. you can find gainful employment in writing. imaginingconspiracies against you. they are much influenced by the emotions released inthe surroundings. (Karen Hamaker-Zondag) People with the inconjunct beween Neptune and Mercury are usually unsure of theircontacts. art. You are imaginative. too. you tend to take on extra tasks. However. You create for yourself painful responsibilities that are usually unnecessary. It is hard to form a true picure of either their own behavior or that of others. music. you are suspicious when anyoneclaims to love you. Natal Mercury quincunx Neptune (Robert Pelletier) With Mercury inconjunct Neptune. or dancing. When they come to realize . you need to be free of artificiality in your way of life. you feel guilty if you don't respond to outsideinterests. these types are quick to see where the shoe pinchessomeone else and may even be gifted with second sight. You cannot spread yourself so thin and expect to accomplish much. but the resulting physical exhaustion is not. your reasoning is not in keeping with the facts. This is where yoru efficiency suffers. In your desire to gain approval for your accomplishments. Your disappointment can be crushing when youdiscover you've been used. Medical research is particularly appropriatefor your talents. with this aspect. Wait for others to establish their credentials and provetheir sincerity toward you. As if determined topersecute yourself. It may be difficult for you to work at the kind of job in which youmust meet a schedule. You would probably work best alone. With your appreciation of the finer things in life. and your self-confidence is undermined. You would gain greater satisfaction from working awayfrom exposure to possible criticism. Let others justify themselves to you. Your personal relationships are sure to be unusual because of the variety of individuals who interest you. You are easily threatened. You alienate many possible romantic associations becaues youfear someone may be trying to take advantage of your weaknesses. you can expect others to take advantage of yourwillingness to do things for them.and you are unable to accept the abrasionsof your experiences with dignity. a dreamworld which even they do not recognize as such. Your nervous energy will not toleratethat kind of abuse. The pressure youlabor under may be imagined. and be willing to make a sincerecontribution in serving others. and creative. It is toorisky for you to work or compete professionally with others. and may evenbecome ill by dwelling on tasks you think others expect you to do. which do notnecessarily involve working with others.Working close to others could produce uncomfortable misunderstandings and make your job very unpleasant. and console yourself by saying 'Well.generally without knowing it. A constant disbeliever. You could deprive yourself of much happiness if you interpret innocent and sincere gestures as attemptsto exploit you. inspired. Make an honest effort to understand human nature. Determine your precise responsibilities and never offer to do more than these. As a creative individual. either into the life of a recluse or else into a private dream world from which others are excluded.
which youattempt to collate together into a workable source. Natal Mercury conjunct Pluto (Haydn Paul) You should have a powerful. This person may spend most of the day dreaming andfantasizing about what life could be. for agood relationship needs equality and mutual respect. and that hurt feelings areproduced mainly by an unconscious identification with others. But even though you may attempt to force himor her to submit to you psychologically. preferring a vigorousexpression of your standpoint against any opponents. You feel that you can contribute towards changing things for thebetter. you have an inner processoccurring whereby you attempt to extract meaning from your studies and experience. enjoying applying it to a multitude of challenges andproblems. which is attractedtowards delving deeply behind appearances. You will tend to be demanding in your personal relationships. You often tend to use yourpersuasive power to influence others to agree with you. You feel 'at home' in your mind. penetrating and incisive mind. as will the emphasis upon change and transformation. for he feels confused about his creative urges. or who stand in your way. As you hate to be seen to havea weaker or fallacious argument. itis an entirely separate realm governed by its own rules. your innate curiosity will enable you to look beneath the surface. but you have to learn moretolerance and a broader understanding of the freedom and rights of others to holdtheir own views. otherwise you have already preparedsome way to evade a confrontation if you feel that you could be defeated. As you tend to see your mind as a resource which you canutilise. If the social emphasisof Pluto dominates. There is a purist streak in your mind which prompts you to take quite an impersonal attitude to people and events. Ideally your long-term partner should be similar to you in outlook. your directness is likelyto stimulate reactions from others. with a tendency towards powerfully expressed extremism andassertiveness as your proceed to manifest your objectives.that although there is no harm in having a dream world.motivation and interests. and you will remember them. Aninternal argument is taking place. social and political. you often collect many fragments of information on your searches. but in extremecases may tend towards anarchism. then much of your life will be directed by the theme of transformation.Unnecessary social problems and suffering for people will draw out a sense of aggrieved anger in you. it will be much better for you if you fail. Your beliefs and opinions will tend to be fixed. expecting a highquality and strength from any partner. confident in your ability to resolve them or make some kind of sense out of them. beacuse you may tend to turn the relationship into a form of intellectual . there will be an unknowable depth and dimension to your mind. Whether these are social facades orintellectual theories or philosophies. Following your natural investigative ability. As usual with the Pluto energy. Your ability to concentrate your willpower and sustain it for as long as necessary will aid you in achieving yourdreams. you tend to be well-prepared and confident uponany theme that you may be challenged upon. This indicates aperson who thinks a great deal but doesn't do anything about his thoughts. and the person will have to spend time consideringprofitable thinking. The nature of your political views will depend on your personal analysis of causes. they can be morerelaxed and find satisfaction in artistic. waiting for a suitable time to settle thescores. hidden meanings that are mostly relevant only to yourself. although some may be of value to a wider audience too. but the mind is not aswell-ordered as it could be. especially attaching ahigh value to 'truth' over the social games that people play. You will tend torespond to these feelings by becoming more involved in reorientating your energiesinto channels which directly oppose those who appear to be creating or amplifyingsuch problems. Any tactics of subversion will appeal to the Plutoenergy. or what experience could be. religious or social activities. (Betty Lundsted) The creative or spiritual energy is present with this aspect. Theenergy needs to be channeled. as will social and political hyprocrisy. and this can lead you towards involvement with radical politics. and you will be difficult toshake from any position that you have decided to take. There maybe a tendency to hold a grudge against any who have opposed you.
you nevertheless think revenge.power struggle. looking for hidden meaning in obscure detail. You are fascinated by the mysterious and the occult. which would probably turn it sour before long if you didnot have these in common. to reflect and analyze. A sharp tongue is dreaded: they never shrink fromconfrontations or their consequences. to communicate. Socialinjustices are a particular irritant to you. But because you defend your views so vehemently. The positive side of a relationship is that itcan break down such tendencies. but they may be dogmaticwhen talking to them. You are fearless in pursuing your objective. Because of great powers of penetration (Pluto). and an ability togive factual descriptions (Mercury) is greatly intensified by Pluto.and accounts for the difficulty others have in relating to you.Once they make some discovery or form some opinion. Sharinggoals and motivation would produce a permanent bond between you. you don'tchange it unless the evidence is overwhelming.both in your mental preoccupations. If they want to know something. The obsessive tone of Pluto may cause some difficulties. especially if you areunaware of this aspect to yourself. research. and actually meet witha great deal of opposition. they set themselves toresearch it thoroughly. chemistry. Even when you are not actively vindictive toward those who defy you. You evaluate matterssubjectively. and in your relationship. especially in unexplored fields . so you challenge others to demonstrate thesequalities. You have a genius for asserting yourself persuasively whenever it seems the only wayto accomplish something. people may find your attitude offensive.This is an outstanding combination for research work. pathology. You interpret your experiences like a detective reconstructing acrime. Although you seek out those who will submit to you. This is the paradox of this planetary combination. They present ideas trenchantly. you are demanding and sometimes extremely intolerant of weaknesses. ceratinly you should learn to appreciate any relationship as bringing a more expansive qualityinto your life. then you arecontemptuous of them for doing do. which can easily turn you towards beingexcessively self-centred if unmoderated. You know how to dramatize situationsto gain the attention of people in power so that changes can be made. and othersadmire your determination and persistance. you admirestrength and respect authority. andinclined to extremes.The forcefulness and intensity of this conjunction can lead to quarrels and differencesof opinion.(Karen HamakerZondag) A need to make contacts. Such fields as crime detection.In personal relationships. they fail to examine it furtherin the light of reality. orsurgery would enable you to appy your skills and potentials constructively. and can be obstinate andinclined to use their reasoning to 'disprove' every counter-argument. your mate should be strong and be able to take a position with youso that you could contribute to each other's development and objectives. and the effect of words is often greater thanthey can foresee and may create problems within the circle of acquaintances.(Robert Pelletier)The conjunction of Mercury and Pluto shows that your mind is deep. you could succeed as an analyst orinvestigator. The unconscious power of Pluto builds up such a charge thatthey impress others as being forcible. Curious almost to a fault. You couldbecome an explorer or a financial analyst and advisor. It forms their reality. you go to extremes in gathering the information you need to solve your problems. and your psychic sense often reveals clues that are hidden from lesssensitive observers. You couldeasily become the spokesman for those who lack the courage to speak for themselve. These people hold their ground against all-comers. With your quick observation of details and understanding of their value. Not only do thesepeople have a compulsive need to get in touch with people. Ideally. although here the unconscious power of Pluto may have a distorting effect.Thinking is concentrated too.they often put their finger on an opponent's weak point.Perhaps politics would give you the leverage to accomplish many worthwhileobjevtives for yourself and others. The same intensity is seen in the way they regard and analyzefacts. Once your mind is mand up. penetrating. The fact is. You should moderate your anarchistic inclination. and any facts and figures they gather areintended to support it. and open up the awareness of 'the other'. and you could vent your hidden anger bydirecting your talents toward correcting them.
The unknown will fascinate you though. that part of ourselves whichcombines instincts with conscious development . and. Its natural affinity tendsto be towards higher science or metaphysics. and you always intend to win.the power parent is the most controlling influence. and if this is not happening. a great socialcommentator. With Plutoaspecting Mercury. for the words come out before he knows what he is saying. you will have to ground the energy in more mundane concerns. when a child is born into a mother-dominated household and Mercuryconjuncts Pluto. words are controlled. even becoming negative as you begin to look for ways out tofind a new. and here the Pluto energy impliesmanipulation to undermine your challengers. the child will attempt to control from a passive point as well. You are likely to be quiteinventive in your ideas. When the child becomes an adult.then this aspect can understandablybe a powerful one. to sensetheir true attitudes . The childhood experience with the family may be an overwhelming onein terms of communication. butensure that you are fully grounded before commencing. You prefer full involvement and participation in things. more promising area to explore. but from apassive controlling point. you can be a little authoritarian. Manipulation via words can be used in career. Otherwise.(Betty Lundsted)If Pluto can be called the symbol of the collective unconscious in the chart .Jung'sdefinition of the intuitive history of the species since time began. the conjunction will have strong or hard aspects to the Sun orSaturn. You enjoy the challenge of competition. thisenergy will place limits on relationships because his conversation may not bespontaneous. or words are used to control others. Mercury trine Pluto (Haydn Paul)The energy of the trine aspect can often be too 'rarified' to be fully used. If he usesthis energy constructively. it can indicate that the father attempts to stay in control. as it is toosubtle to be correctly grasped and applied by many people. and you wil be curious to explore more. that part of ourselves which transmits knowledge over generations. they persevere until they completely understand (or completelydemolish) some topic. The childwith this conjunction is controlled and manipulated by his parents. It relatesmore to a trained intellect working in spheres of abstract conemplation.if this is the case. he has the beginnings of a great writer. you can hve a ruthless streak that people may not expect.In everyday activities. and will not stop until theyhave bulldozed a road to any matter in which they are interested. you will find that your main preoccupation will be withdeveloping the ability to concentrate. you need to be interested enough so that a process of absorption can occur for a fullexperience. These natives cannot tolerate being balked. to improve the use of your mind and ways of expressing yourself. If so. the person with this aspects doesn't always know what he istalking about. especially as you believethat you have a clear sense of 'right and wrong' and can become fixed in yourattitudes. mentally. endeavouring tochannel it by determined concentration. unless the aspects indicateotherwise. Passive control can be called the tyranny of the weak. it tends to fly high and make youa little scatterbrained and mentally undisciplined.or in fields which have long been taboo. The Mercury energy will give youanalytical and investigative skills which can be turned to your advantage. You find it hard to motivate yourself insuch a situation. and hisinvestigation of new ideas may be suppressed. but you willhave to guard against the tendency to believe that you know it all. all Pluto's aspects have something defiantabout them. or theocnnection between the intuitive flash of direct 'knowing' and the grounding throughintellectual earthing in a pragmatic application. You are able to penetrate through social appearances into people. then your contribution rapidly dwindles tobeing less than zero.For example. Unlses you are able to achieve the higher flights of this aspect. Failure leads you to brood and to scheme your next move.In the everday world. potentially quite creative if you have enough control over your mind to exploit them fully and effectively.In personal relationships. copy editors often havethis aspect. where the interface between mind andreality is explored and understood in terms of consciousness and energy.
through awareness of your own nature and knowledge of what is compatiblewith it. generally leading to itscollapse.Ideally. but you will also have high standards and expectations of your mate. and if you do enter into a relationship with someone of dissimilar views. and can stimulate them to use their talents better. Your financial management skills are excellent. The success of their efforts would be assured. expressing a creative and questioning curiosityplus the ability to understand the variety of answers that you discover from varioussources. that you don't provoke resentment by seeming to know all the answers. You enjoy the challengeof competition and can take on a heavy burden of responsibility without tiringbecause you become absorbed by whatever interests you. without total reliance upon'authorities'. Your methods of pursuing goals are generally within the guidelines of sound personalconvictions and ethical standards. You will be willing to pour a lot of energy into a positive partnership.and motives. Your enthusiastic enquiring nature canstimulate others to search for answers themselves. research and development. your personal partners should be basically similar in mind and attitude to yourself. As an avocation. You also tend to acquire considerable information about a . and depth of understanding. These intellectual assetsmerely need to be developed realistically and used effectively. You focus on people's needs and their level of comprehension. andto work with tohers whose genuine potential you are able to stimulate. medicine. synthesising cohesive meaning within the varied knowledge youacquire. you could indulge in market speculation. and surgery are some of the occupations that are suitable to your talents. Your greatest problem is apathy and lack of interest in important environmental andsocial issues. for you can co-ordinate individual talents to meet the most demanding objectives of anygroup endeavor. you can offer your services in many ways to produce substantial benefits. You could be extremely usefulin organizing group enterprises.Mercury trine Pluto (Robert Pelletier)The trine from Mercury to Pluto indicates your ability to concentrate. You always choose asubject that requires complete participation. and this can be shared with others. Without much effort. You speak with persuasionand authority. but you are willingto make a substantial contribution too. youmight also contribute your talent to youth programs. and both unschooled and learned people are fascinated by yourdelivery. and you will beattracted towards the realm of ideas.Mercury sextile Pluto (Haydn Paul)The nature of your mind will be biased towards intellectualism. This can leadto an involvement with co-ordinating groups where your energy serves both tostimualate new thinking and to open it out to new insights entering the group. where your talents would be of great use. this guides you in life. pathology.chemistry. This is because your energy qualities do not mix easily with the opposite andconflicting views. analysis. You are alert to the potentials of others. You have the inner perception to 'see through'appearances and understand what motivates people. or newways of applying current ideas in practical application. though. in which you could offer soundguidelines in marketing. You have the ability tointuit an underlying.In a personal relationship. Your wealth of creative ideas is some guarantee of success. you might write technicalpapers or mystery stories. Your understanding of cause and effect will give you an advantage others lack when you apply your talentsto the profession you choose. Give others the chance to demonstrate their understanding. finance. then much time will be spent in direct confrontation.Be watchful. As a writer. research or teaching. You must know that you are capable of manyaccomplishments and that in realizing them you sweep others along to their goals. Your capabilities are so wide-ranging that you can discusscorporate finances as easily as the mysteries of the occult. and investment. you expect a lot from the other person. You can be a little toomentally self-absorbed. a fascinationfor the unknown. In your free time. choosing wisely isthe key. creativity. and you are likely to be attractedtowards work which involves enquiry. and lack the sense of social concern and responsibility thatthe Pluto energy amplifies in most people who are responding to its lighter side. if you exploit it. engineering. both to be wary of some.Crime detection. Your mind will tend to be analytical.
You have animportant contribution to make in guiding people. You have an ability to mix naturally with awide range of people.In personal relationships.Social problems that seem to defy solution are suddenly easy to resolve when youexamine them and offer your suggestions. you are unlikely to forget any who seem to live bylower standards and choose to be less honest in their contacts with you. You are reasonably self-disciplined in using your resourceseffectively. sincerity. Your pronounced psychic ability is used more often than you areaware.There are many professions in which you could use your abilities. and new ideas and thinking will certainlyhold fascination for you. You tend to back up your arguments by what appear to beunassailable facts and evidence. As in mostpersonal expressions. you assemble a wealth of information about anysubject that interests you.as they search for answers. where yourdirect. one should leave spacewithin them to allow for change or alteration. If you findthat someone is deceiving you or misrepresenting the facts. Your comprehension isdeep. thereis often a store of evidence and facts that contradicts your argument.Courageous in exploring new ideas. because youunderstand the value of money and how to get by on a modest income. and apart fromexpecting the same form others. Usually. so that you can be a repositoryof entertaining or even important knowledge for the benefit of others. nobody ever is. Basically. and value this broadening of contacts. when your trust is violated you can break it off foreverwithout a single backward glance. especially of opinions and beliefs.In your personal relationships.large varietyof subjects quite easily. and teaching are some of the fields suitable to your mentalchemistry. and you derive more meaning from your experiencesthan others do.research. The fact that you also have a vivid and creative imaginationcan help you to make new and interesting connections linking your knowledge intonew patterns implying new understanding. you expect others to be as sincere as you are. You may have to be wary of the tendency to believe that you are always right in yourbeliefs. Criminal detection. and you can blind yourself to thise as you are quite an effective and fluent communicator who can oftendominate an audience. your perception keen. both individually and collectively. you will feel inwardly quite self-assured and secure. psychological analysis. perceptions and directions.Mercury square Pluto (Haydn Paul)The square can give you a harshness of temperament and expression. Trust andhonesty are very important to you. In teaching. and should have no real difficulty in achievinga reasonable standard of living. Your mind will be penetrative and perceptive. Your fertile imagination is especially useful to those in your immediate environment. you would solve problems readily beceause youperceive the solution psychically long before you deduce it mechanically. retaining it in your memory. As a researcher. and you require both in any partnership. You never forget such incidents. you would help others to seek the truth and to develop theirown perception. and opendiscussion of any problem that develops. as it serves to increase your storehouse of information. and your stability can be used asa support for others in times of trouble. It is easy for you to find logical explanations for most seeminglymysterious events. you are competent in dealing with yourpersonal resources in an effective way. Though you are eager to formrelationahips with others. blunt style can often create conflict and . You will look for a partner who can provide mutual trust. You can easily gain financial assistance for developing your ideas because you present them sincerely and honestly. after all.Mercury sextile Pluto (Robert Pelletier)The sextile between Mercury and Pluto shows that you have an analytical intellectand can understand the most elusive and obscure subjects. to be ready to acknowledge other views and to be less dogmatic or obsessed by the personal need to be always right. opinions and knowledge. The partner must have self-confidence andthe ambition to succeed. chemistry.medicine. You will gradually become conscious of this faculty and learn to takeadvantage of it. Handling joint finances is not difficult for you. often seeing through the appearancesof things into their essential components. but you should be aware that in today's world. you quickly bring it totheir attention. you tend to be straight and direct.
Your behavior is extreme. Similarly. Your manner of speech is penetrating. as you are more of aloner. but you rarely feel obligated to other people. and you express yourself so harshly that youseem almost insensitive.and help a redirection of your powers of insight inward. but that at least can reveal flexibility and potential attitude change in you. This was probablymore apparent in your early years when schoolwork seemed so laborious. you rely upon your strong will-power to dominate others.Sometimes. taking considerabletime to develop a feeling of trust and relative relaxation with partner. You are undeiably brightand keenly perceptive. and the next moment you will show amazing skill in maintaining your poise under pressure. making use of any power and authoritythat you may possess at home or work. In spite of this. in an effort to achieve your own will. although not under thewatchful eye of someone else. More control regarding your thoughtsand words can help to avoid any controversy and unnecessary conflict with others. and then to express a unifying point or common ground from whichdialogue can arise to resolve the apparent divisions. allowing littlespace for flexibility or change to occur naturally. Sometimes this can succeed. at one moment you will criticize others withbrutal frankness. particularly disliking a role under anydomination by others. but you are equally liable toapply it incorrectly through a lack of proportion and through insensitivity. you have the sort of mind to absorb a variety of positive views and arrive at a new synthesis of the essential values hidden withineach of them. yet laying plots yourself. you project your own shadow qualities onto others. in particular. which.In many ways. You find prolonged study painful anddemanding. You rarely 'wrap' them up in socially acceptable packages forconsumption. a temporary phase which you may experience is theadoption of whichever view / belief system is currently in the forefront of yourattention. creatingmore damage to your aims and others than you intended. You are inclinedto pessimism.confrontation between yourself andothers. often works to your disadvantage. This arouses bitterness in others. the way in which you present yourself to others may need to be moderated. so you may resent anyone who forces you to persist. a little suspicious of others'motives and intentions. Potentially. sosome may avoid getting close to you. making it difficult for othersto take you for granted. It is truly difficult for people to know how you will reat. you have the self-determination to accept responsibility. Your behaviour can often be unpredictable and erratic. You are a little uneasy with close contact in relationships. secretive about your own. Mercury square Pluto (Robert Pelletier)The square from Mercury to Pluto indicates that you must learn to concentrate andapply self-discipline in mental pursuits. you tend to lacka sensitivity towards possible reacions to your potentiallypenetrating insights. and basically pessimistic in tone. so that you can observe how you are projecting those negative shadow qualities out onto others in the world whenthese qualities should be being internally transformed and the energies released forpositive applications. it is unlikely that you have any special ability tomotivate others or to become a spokesperson for any group. Such a talent could be extremelyeffective and important if the necessary inner changes are undergone and aredirection of your life results. Towards authority you are ambivalent. and the potential for change in your lifestyle andrelationships sit he main challenge with which Pluto is facing you. whilst yourchoice of expressive style is straight and direct. yet being quite antiauthoritarian if you hold alow opinion of those responsible positions. and often your views become intolerant and fixed. Even though you prefer to reflect yourself as one capable of handling the 'realsituation'. Your approach to life has a tendency to be extreme. you require more self-discipline and understanding to make more positiveuse of your abilities of penetrative insight.Though you . finding it hard totrust them. There is atendency to try to manipulate and mould any partner so that he or she conforms to your point of view.Dissolving fixed barriers is possible. and encouraging them to keep a certain distance away from you. but offer them raw. you often devote much time towardsscheming and plotting.Mentally. again.
The contradiction is thatwhilst you intend to imrpove life and bring harmony into people's relationships. and can be difficult to deal with constructively. An interrogatory style in talkingto others will create distance. as aconsiderable inner change is required before the energy can come under the controlof an integrated personality. you sometimes have an obsession to shape otherpeople's lives. What you are is of the highestimportance.are fearless by nature.This sense of impatience in life creates a corresponding vibration in you thatexpresses itself as a brusque harshness in relating to others. and devote moretime to internalising this energy to transform yourself. pathology or medicine. your perception of the world and your feelingsresponse to events will be strongly coloured by its activity. Although you certainly know better. The frustrating thing for you is that however effective youare. you must live with it. Social problems feel personaland real to you. who could possiblygive it more sense of proportion than you can. but that your experience of it will affect youmore deeply and influentially than it would most other people. This is not necessarily toimply that your interpretation is wrong.chemistry. you must develop self-control and responsibility. and offers little way out for youunless you become involved in efforts to improve matters. you may seek occupations that involve hazards. and that your role is to make your own contributionbut not everyone else's.such as heating systems and boilers. Because of this.When you realize this. the tone of your insight willbe pessimistic and essentially depressive. Basically. and under pressure of your 'mission' you often losesight of co-operative relationship with others. You use cunning schemes to gain their submission. This would bring outthe worst in you and could result in violence. youoften create the opposite reaction to your purpose. You are prone to accidents frmo equipment that uses or contains pressure.In your immediate environment. pain and problems are rapidly multiplying.Mercury opposition Pluto (Haydn Paul)The energy of the opposition aspect creates considerable inner pressure and tension. Your sensitivity (or inner receptivity) leads you to see a world incrisis. so relaxa little. Just be certain you have all thenecessary supporting evidence in order to avoid being ridiculed. so much work still needs to be done in the world. You are more inclined to make errors in judgement than the average person. You might be interested in such fields as crime detection. yet are often lacking in self-confidence over your ability toexpress them or live up to them. Gain a truer perspective on the conditions of time. It is a 'social consciencewrit large and painfully'. even if your own circumstances do not bring you into personalcontact with them. and by embodying your ideal more fully in yourself. create a little space between you and this inner obsession. research and development. Because of yourintolerant attitude. no one can live up to high ideals. often even fromthose you believe you are helping. makes you feel responsible for its problems.mentally and emotionally. paying equal attention to the needs and feelings of co-workers orpartners. and you wlil see the world as a place wheredisorder. slow grind against inertia and resistance. and the slowness of change in the world.Due to the inner agitation and anxiety. generally. you will be more of aliving demonstration of . you will begin to grow and develop. Avoid getting into debt unless it isabsolutely necessary. it is a long. You have to accept the factthat you cannot change anything. It is essential that you pay attention to detail and work hard to gainthe expertise required. you should study human nature and learn how to effectivelymotivate others. you demonstrate an incredible lack of commonsense in dangerous situations.Before you decide on any profession.especially in handling large sums of money. Although you prefer to avoid reality. and this can help to moderate your impatience at socialtransformation. you can make enormous contributions to the sociallydisadvantaged. You take unnecessary risks just to prove to others howcourageous you really are. You need to learn more compromiseand moderation. Observe all safety precautions in handling them. but you must be prepared to yield to the authorityof your teachers. You have high ideals. You are not afraid to speak up and challenge authorities when youlearn they have abused their positions of trust.
for they will allow you to be less anxious when unexp Natal Mercury quincunx Pluto (Robert Pelletier) Your Mercury inconjunct Pluto denotes an overwhelming sense of responsibility. because you fearthat your credibility is being questioned. Resist the desire to project your ideasonto your partner or to make unacceptable demands. This can help greatly ingaining their co-operation and support when you need it.When challenged. In your early years. You can enjoy continuing good health if you will try to do everything in moderation. Your savings are veryimportant. or crime detection. analysis. then you couldundertake a co-operative program in which you would support each other. union activities. Many difficulties will persist with your coworkers.Mercury opposition Pluto (Robert Pelletier)With your Mercury opposition Pluto. You tend to draw premature conclusionsbased only on the obvious aspects of a situation. Learn to mind yourown business. asense of responsibility and direction that you are 'summoned' to give aid to lightenthe burden. analysis.Ideally. You are extremely argumentativewhen provoked. You may alsotake on duties assigned to others because you can't differentiate between theirresponsibilities and your own. research. and now you unconsciously respond to duties withan obsessive determination to get them finished and out of the way. andit is certain that you derive many answers through your . You have to lighten your own burden first. and cannot rest until you'vemade some effort to resolvethem. chemistry. You areextremely sensitive to any social problems you observe. until you can gather your forces tosolve a problem that you sincerely believe is your responsibility.Finding a suitable mate may not be difficult for you. but you need to be constantly reassured of this. A more penetrating examinationmight reveal details that would force you to modify your judgement. you might have been bitter at timeswhen it seemed you were always selected to perform tasks others would not do. who will not tolerate you unless you change your attitude. Everything is in a state of crisis. a quality these professions require. You have the persistenceand determination to stay with a task until every detail has been examined andevaluated. Moderation and compromise arenecessary if you wish to prevent others from breaking off with you.With this planetary combination. as everyone does onoccasion. and this can interfere with realizing your goals.chemistry. Unwind by getting away from the pressure of competition. you are likely to get into disputes if you attempt tointerfere with the way others perform their jobs. you are emotionally and intellectually arrogant. and learn to respect the feelings of others. You are impatientwith yourself and others to get things done immediately. You will have tocope with this problem before you can successfully handle your professionalinterests. you must come to grips with the qualities thatmake it difficult for others to get along with you.If you disagree about important matters. it would be wise to seek guidance fromsomeone who is an authority in such things. this feeling of interrelatedness with the world. Your deductive ability is uncanny. you feel. which will improve the qualityof your own life immensely. You have a genius for implicating yourself without realizing it. you must avoidbecoming involved in your co-workers' tasks and learn to mind your own business. and teaching. You are suited for such fields as medicine. so you project crises in your own life and with the people around you. and more effective. Thisestablished a pattern of reaction. but you are more likely to keepthe mate you find if you will meet your partner halfway in compromise. mental and emotional anxiety prevails. Your intellectual capabilities could successfully be used in such endeavors asmedicine. Youhave been conditioned to accept all duties that are assigned to you as important tasksfor your total development. You are certainlycompetent. research.It is a difficult tension to live with. Your strongambition and desire for financial security may drive a wedge of dissent between you. Others will appreciate your efforts if you compromise a little.your purpose. Although you are well qualified to work well in many occupations. and bring clarity and perspective into things. This will alienate your mate assurely as it does your associates. However. your partner's objectives should be consistent with yours.
Mercury sextile . or is one weak fornot doing so? The strain or tension caused by this aspect is not as profound as that of the square oropposition. unfathomable. But you arecallous and critical to anyone who fails you. and because neutral andfriendly Mercury is so very different from dark. we pass through an intense inner change whichimproves our perception of reality. and in our contacts we try to holdthe reins in our own hands. Regardless of what you do. You are sincere in your dealings and expect honesty from others. However.from your daily routine. and the energies of the signs involve need to be melded tosolve the problem. themind is not as free to be productive as one might wish. it isessential to have at least one hobby that captures your imagination and uses yourenormous creative potential. But on other occasions we are cautious and do not speak ourminds for (an unconscious) fear of something terrible happening (confrontation anxiety).) Thus theyare popular and are considered intellectual leaders. What we think andsay (Mercury) may not correspond to what we do (Pluto). The important thing is to 'get away'. there is a tendencyfor the natives to be swept along in the current of popularly held views and to dolittle original thinking. with this aspect. Probably we are hard workers. The energies of the two planets need to be understood so they can merge inorder to release the strain. the native can be an effective force in bringingimportant new concepts into acceptance. To help you unwind. On the negative side. making our presence feltin the personal environment and tending to identify with this environment to someextent. and the mistrust may be of the self. which results in nervous irritability. Natal Mercury aspecting North Node (Frances Sakoian and Louis Acker) Mercury conjunct North Node: Natives with this aspect are able to express ideasacceptable to the culture in which they live at a time when they will receiverecognition. burrowing. there isa Plutonian tension within us.Frequently. we can indulge in manipulation and intrigue fromtime to time. (Betty Lundsted) With this aspect. Youdisregard safe levels of physical effort. socialprograms. subject toall its limitations and errors. Direct your abundant energy where it willserve worthwhile goals and be most appreciated. You need vitality in order to functionefficiently and co-operatively with fellow workers. a fault duemainly to a deeprooted lack of understanding of our power needs.failing to see our own inability to understand ourselves. we do not always tell the facts exactly as they are.power-hungry Pluto. If other factors in the horoscopegive a capacity for original thought. or working with young people. When someone does you a favor. or make contacts (Mercury). The need for power and a desire to get to the bottom of everything keep affecting our behavior. (There is nothing so urgent as 'an idea whose time has come'. you are appreciative and never fail to returnit. (Karen Hamaker-Zondag) Whenever we think about facts or discuss them. it is advised that you take up an avocation such as a craft.psychic sensitivity. wary. we need to be careful what we say and do. we acquire considerable authority. It wouldbe wise to get away periodically from your professional interests to restore thephysical resources drained by job demands. especially if they serve the needs of society. As an overcompensation. With the inconjunct. at least in spirit. the unconscious energies work against the mental functions. and vindictive if your efforts are notappreciated. They are then merely mental children of their time. Therefore contacts are likely to prove difficult and wemeet with opposition. but it can create an atmosphere of mistrust. Will the mind be free toexplore new ideas or not? Is it ok to be undisciplined? Can one be spontaneouslycreative? Does one have to maintain control over conversations. In your ambition to succeed. Unperceived. You relate well to other dedicated people. Folk do notknow what to make of us and may even regard us as dishonest or manipulative. You are difficult to work for. Also. the strain in this aspects means that confrontations andhypertension will make their presence felt if we do not slow down in good time. you should avoid driving yourself too hard. since you expect nothing less thanperfection on the job. and sometimes we act as forcefully as if wehad one of the hard aspects. we are liable to sow confusion wherever we go.
Mercury square North Node: This square creates a situation in which the prevailingattitudes of the society conflict with the natives' mental expression andcommunication. this exaggerated imagination can givesuccess in the literary field. It gives an ability to write or lecture. Basicallythough. and thereforetend to be misunderstood. he isnot listened to.intellectual interests. Mercury trine North Node: This is an intellectually stimulating aspect. Mercury opposition North Node: This aspect produces a condition in which thenatives' ideas are either behind or ahead of their times. During their past life. It gives good spirits and a cheerfulnature. it gives shyness. (Bernice Grebner) Mercury conjunct. if the rest of the map indicates goodmental capacity. Often they meet with social disapproval because theyspeak out at the wrong time or place.outspoken. On the negative side. are especially favored. When carried to its fullest and best. the calculateduse of contact and relationship with other people for one's own personal benefit. Thedesire to exchange ideas and thoughts with other people. theconjunction can bestow mental originality and independence. Consequently.North Node: This configuration gives the ability to plan andcommunicate in a way that is harmonious with prevailing cultural standards. The tendency to formassociations for the pursuit of joint interests. depending upon the rest of the chart. he is sometimes frustrated and feels mentally alone. There is a tendency to find fault and to exaggeate. the natives communicate withthe public to their advantage. with the understanding and abilities todistribute it to the surroundings. andtheir energies seem to come from some unknown source. Assistance frombrothers and sisters is highly significant in their life. (Mohan Koparkar) Mercury conjunct North Node: This aspect represents one who is bringing down toearth vast intellect from previous life. trends. trine or sextile North Node: This is a good aspect for anastrologer. Mercury trine or sextile North Node: Sociableness. Consequently. and institutions. It favors those who work in the mass media . Mercury square or opposition North Node: This may make the person suspicious. This gives a fluctuation-typemind. It may make the person seem aloof. Then natives escapethe pitfalls of popular opinion. theinclination to chatter or to gossip. (Reinhold Ebertin) Mercury conjunct North Node: The exchange of ideas. as are sociologists. especially the trined North Node. and somewhat tyrannical. the native will prove to be correct. There is a preference for young people. the disturbance of relationships. and when he does speak. It is meant to increase the mental energies toward the balancing of the Nodes.It is fortunate for expressing the thoughts. They seem to . Mercury square or opposition North Node: An unsociable disposition. All aspects to Mercury have psychic value. the learning process has been at its minimum. along with considerable lack of communication that has instigated the needs and desires in this life to do what theycan and have the philosophy to 'learn and let us communicate'. Hedoes not speak out at the right time in the right place. and often it is a mutualexchange on a timely basis. who deal with media to reach the public. They cannot project their ideas as they would like. Mercury trine North Node: This configuration gives skill in understanding prevailingsocial attitudes. Here theperson has added depth to their knowledge and communication. the urge to give and also to receive stimulating ideas. the nativeis forced to proceed alone with his ideas since he cannot gian support for them. especiallywith the trine or sextile. In the long run. Judgement can bepoor. Deeper understanding with them is needed. The tendency to make oneself disliked by otherpeople. the desire to exchange ideas andthoughts with other people. as there is a clarity of ideas. Thenatives have a good understanding of the traditions and trends of their society. Politicians.promotersand others who must gain public acceptance for their ideas. On the positive side. so the person may not be good at giving advice. The arrangement of social or business contacts. They may be in disagreement with surroundingsocial patterns. common or joint plans. They often have good communicative talents. This may be a clue to serious nervous problems if nothandled properly. and will beestablished as the time goes on. Thisgives them an advantage in gaining acceptance of their ideas.
have agood memory and recall ability not only from the recent past but also from the pastlife(s). gets affected due to this aspect. as the internalization or osmosis is very keen in theseindividuals.Intellectual balance will be achieved in this life by way of controlling the learningintensity. Mercury opposition North Node: This aspect can produce possible learningdifficulties. if the previous life has beenan intellectual chaos. Learning can be either active (through doing it yourself) or passive (throughreceiving information from others) depending on the signs involved. one may be brilliant or dumb. theymay not necessarily display brilliance. if the soul has come from a stronger intellectuality from the previouslife. Angular nodesseem to incline more towards active development of growth potential regardless of the signs involved. Mercury square North Node: In this aspect. As a result of his hoarding of knowledge and information by the inner core. mental blocks. in general. . Much of their brain power is inherited rather than from learning andcultivation. general intellect and communicativenessis often controlled by a remote switch. uncommunicativeness or improper communication. but they are frequently unable to do so for no specific reason. Mercury sextile North Node: arranging things and socializing can leave little time forpersonal growth. They need to communicate in order to feelgood. This aspect brings about tremendous inner growth regardingknowledge and wisdom. then this will provide substantial self-confidence in the learningand communicative processes and their internalization to that soul. An easy sociability and a need to give as well as receive put growth withinclose reach. On the other hand. Hidden tensionswith brothers / sisters are often seen. Proper function of the nervous systemis noticed in these people.Nervous system. Sometimesa one-track mind closes the door to opportunities for growth. Thus. with appropriate reflex actions but sometimes slightlyahead of time. Their communication and externalization has a magnetic force associatedwith that which others cannot help but notice. intellectuality and communicativeness. Depending uponthe position of Mercury in the house and sign. this life will slow him down to the normal pace and he will be able to go at acommon rate of intellectual growth. Their mental brightness is very fluctuating. Other times growthopportunities are seen as threats to an organized life-style. Their body and soul works as a one-way membrane absorbinginformation from tesurrounding sources to be condensed in the package for futureuse. These tensions create a psychological problemsince early childhood. (Donna van Toen) Mercury conjunct North Node: A need to share ideas or a motivation to learn leads togrowth. Reflex actions are oftendelayed or distorted. Mercury trine North Node: This seems to be very similar to Mercury conjunct NorthNode. although often this person contributes to other's growth.