On the little things mean a lot front, I want to give you an idea how wide the range of information you can get from a chart. I’ll use Mercury as an example because while it’s critical (Virgo joke), it’s importance is discounted in astrology as a matter of routine. It’s un-sexy I suppose. Having Libra, I could argue that. Some say sex is all in the mind.
Mercury rules the mind, communication, siblings, transportation, short trips, neighbors, the hands and some other parts of the body that come in pairs, lungs for example.
This means if you look Mercury in someone’s chart you can tell how they get along (or not) with their siblings and neighbors. You can tell how they drive, how they think, what their hands look like without even seeing them.
You can tell how fast they are going to move, how fast they process information and what they do with the information for that matter.
Do they broadcast it like I do with Mercury conjunct Mars in the big mouth 9th house? Or do they covet their information and share very little?
If they do share very little is it because they are private (Pluto influence) or scared of rejection of their ideas (Saturn influence)?
You get the idea. Some people notice hands… the surely notice mine. Think I have girly hands with Mars conjunct Mercury? ::laughs::
My hands have been banged up, burned and in one case my left hand bled for more than 3 years due my wedding ring cutting into it.
I could go on and on but I hope you can see that the information that you can glean from each planet in a chart is endless and if you don’t think that understanding how a person thinks is important, you’ve probably got Neptune involved with Mercury. 😉
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