I routinely try contradict the way astrology discounts Mercury as if you can’t be destroyed via your thoughts. Mercury can take out Pluto in a nanosecond or less than a blink of an eye and I’ll give you an example.
When my husband was in the Air Force, 30 years ago, we had the capability to program a missile to hit an amazingly tiny target, on the other side of the world. Amazingly tiny. This ability was dependent on my husband’s (and his peers) math skills as a computer did not do the calculations necessary to achieve this at the time, a human did.
You can see how the power of a bomb (Pluto) is greatly diminished if no one has the mental skill to target it properly. You might even manage to land the thing on your own soil. If that seems outrageous to you, my husband tells me it’s not all that uncommon to be in the middle of a war, get the coordinates wrong and call in a air strike on your own people.
It’s not just astrology that discounts mental function. Our society (US) has also convinced itself that thinking is not that big of deal, with concepts like “emotional intelligence”.
While I don’t deny that some are more emotionally sophisticated than others, I don’t think it’s a good idea to not develop you intellectual capability. You just can’t expect to fare well, sitting in the middle of the road, being sensitive.
Did you hear about the two girls who lie down in the road to sunbathe? Apparently they fell asleep and were run over by a car.Or how the people who decide that bears are their friends and they like to be petted?
I am a big fan of brainy types and of common sense in general, but really, I think it’s important, if not imperative, that you develop all your functions the best you can. I don’t care what your chart is like, you’ve still got to think.
What do you think about your thinking?
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