Astrology in real life
I was talking to satori and she reminded me of this old post. The comments are amusing. I was right about this. I would not have made the claim if I couldn’t back it up!
I think this is such an important topic and rarely (if ever) discussed in life or in astrology.
/ˈnoʊʃən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [noh-shuhn] Show IPA Pronunciation
1. a general understanding; vague or imperfect conception or idea of something: a notion of how something should be done.
2. an opinion, view, or belief: That’s his notion, not mine.
3. conception or idea: his notion of democracy.
4. a fanciful or foolish idea; whim: She had a notion to swim in the winter.
5. an ingenious article, device, or contrivance; knickknack.
Continue reading The Mind And Communication: Mercury Trumps Pluto? Yer Crazy, Elsa P!
I have felt lacking in creativity lately, at least when it comes to to the public blog. Part of the reason is that the things I am interested in at the moment aren’t interesting to the people here, or they may just be incompatible somehow.
There is that, but other thing that has contributed is my husband and I have been watching all these TV episodes on Netflix, which is not usual for us. The shows have a formula and I wind up nodding off during them at least half the time. The stuff does not inspire me the way a movie does, even a bad movie, so I’ve noticed this.
1 minute astrology
From 2008 – comments regarding Saturn in aspect to Mercury aka having control of your mouth and your mind.
More on this topic – Astrology and (Real Life) Intelligence
“I like to keep an open mind, but not so open that my brain falls out.”
–Judge Harry, “Night Court”
The way in which you perceive information is represented by your Mercury placement, aspects and the 3rd house. The way in which you act is influenced by your Mars placement, aspects and the first house. How we act is influenced by many different areas, emotions (the Moon), interests (Venus), to name just two. However, any action you consciously mull over is definitely filtered through your Mercury, your thought process. Any action that is precipitated by eternal events is also influenced by Mercury to some degree: your perceptions. You may act (Mars) on an emotion (Moon) but if the event you are reacting to is external it has been filtered through your senses (Mercury).
Continue reading From Perception To Action: Mercury To Mars
To be is to do. -Socrates
To do is to be. -Plato
Do be do be do. -Sinatra
[an old Peanuts comic]
Mercury is always within 28 degrees of the Sun. This puts it in sign with the Sun or one sign ahead or behind. This interesting relationship between the Sun and Mercury is indicative of the relatedness of their individual function. Generally the Sun is said to personify the ego and Mercury the senses, communication and the mind. How you take in information and process it has a lot to do with how you experience the world as an individual (ego). Expressing yourself, how can you communicate the personal without an ego, something to express? “Cogito ergo sum,” I think therefore I am, wrote Descartes.
Continue reading Sun In Scorpio, Mercury in Sagittarius
This is the sister message to Communication Today.
With Saturn transiting my Mercury I have been thinking and talking about thinking and talking, mostly to try to identify problems I have communicating with others so that I can resolve them. We’re talking about Libra here so as part of this process I have fought (with my Mars conjunct Mercury) to fathom the thought processes of others.
This has been a huge undertaking. I have been at it for months but at one point I was talking to my husband about a statement a friend made some years ago that didn’t sit well.
It did not sit well with him because he’s got very bold lines drawn around things but for me it was more a curiosity. The statement was disturbing and I asked him how he thought someone like my friend could arrive at this conclusion that seemed so out of character. I was pleasantly surprised when he offered an answer.
Astrology in real life.
Sometimes I have to sit on a concept I am exposed to for awhile in order to distill it. Sometimes in the middle of this process I am exposed to a second thing that piggybacks on the first and complicates things for me. Usually I have to decide if I have one concept or two and since I have Libra that can take awhile. I also have to decide if I should present the ideas together or untangle them. In this case I am going with “untangle” a month after the fact.
I am always harping about the importance of Mercury (communication) in astrology. I am going to keep at it since no one else does and poor communication skills can do you in though you might not realize it.
I know this because it’s happened to me. I am sure it’s clear to most that my harsh speech and tendency to boast is going to off-putting to some. I have to pay the price for that but there are other styles of communication which are just as irritating. This post is about what happens when they mix.
I started a thread on the movie, Black Swan here. I was beyond disturbed watching “mental illness” as it was portrayed in the movie. I realize it’s just a movie but it’s a popular one and I wonder if may change people’s attitudes about mental illness.
“I wanna rock and roll all night… and part of every day.”
–One of My Friends, misheard lyrics
I saw that as a topic on the boards and thought, “ah yes, I have Uterus in Capricorn,” with a corresponding “tee hee.” Of course, that wasn’t what it actually said. Whenever you have Neptune involved with your senses (Mercury) perception can be a little foggy. There are a lot of components to humor, but I think that Mercury placement is a part of that. I have Pisces Mercury and I tend to misperceive things initially in a way I find personally hilarious. My Mercury is pretty well-supported so it’s just a moment of snortishness, nothing debilitating. My Capricorn Moon in sextile immediately pokes me, “something about that doesn’t feel right; look again.”
Continue reading Pisces Mercury Sense Of Humor: “Uterus In Aries”
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