Mercury The Trickster

The soldier and I on the phone:

“That helmet thing… you had these two big guys. They were going to help you. And you told the, no man. It’s okay. We’re okay. Not a minute later, you’re swinging that helmet at me.”

I laughed.

“You were trying to catch me off guard, but I never let my guard down,” he said. “You don’t remember this, do you?”

“No,” I said, as the memory faded in.

“Well I do. It’s okay. We’re okay. But I didn’t drop my guard because I know how tricky you are.”

I laughed.

“I’d played blackjack with you, couple times,” he said.

I roared.

“Yeah. And my poor compatriots. You’d come on the base and play with them too. All sweet and innocent Elsa, you’d come in there and take them for their nickels and dimes. Whatever they had, you’d take it.”

I just shook my head. I was 17, and busted! 😛

Are you tricky? Where is Mercury in your chart?

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Mercury The Trickster — 6 Comments

  1. I dont think Im tricky.. but others say I am. Maybe it is just my nature to be and I dont even realize it. I do know I probe, but being that it is what I do, I dont see it as tricky. Besides, people give up information to me without my asking. 🙂

  2. I’ve always been tricky- it’s my nature, with Mercury conjunct my Sun in Aquarius on the cusp of the 7th. I look back at my childhood and feel sorry for my mother, she got the raw end of the deal. I remember one time we sat at the kitchen table watching TV, she was cracking open sunflower seeds and putting the small little nuts into a pile( she’s soo damn Virgo!) I sat there watching her out of the corner of my eye, and waiting for the pile to grow. When I thought she was nearly ready to eat her stash – I took them all and ate them!! I’ll never forget how astonished her face looked. I still get a good chuckle out of the memory of it.

  3. I guess I’m tricky. People often hand me just the information I need, unasked. Example, my co-worker told me how much money she makes – just the info I needed to get a raise. My strategy at cards is confusion – I just play counter-intuitively, which poker players HATE.
    And yes, as a child, I used to trick my sister out of candy. We had one of those advent calenders with the tiny doors which open up to reveal chocolates. One night I opened up all the doors on my sister’s calender and ate all the chocolates. Then I poured honey into the spaces to make it look like her chocolate melted. I don’t think she believed me, but there was nothing she could do!

  4. sometimes. it’s a draw.
    and when i’m pulling on my saturn/pallas.
    i guess it depends on the situation. i don’t do bluffing (i kinda’ wear everything on my face) but i can do a damn good job of out strategizing people.
    and i play pool better after a drink or two. i don’t get that….

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