[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.
Recently both the Sun and Mercury have been in Scorpio. The ego and the mind energy have been in concert, reserved, deeper, concerned with and oriented to things below the surface. Now with the Sun remaining in Scorpio as Mercury moves on to Sagittarius the energy begins to shift. The ego energy is still in fixed, enduring depth but the mind and the thought processes are picking up a fiery, mutable quality: truth, philosophy, blurting. The Sagittarian Mercury trend to speak “truth,” sometimes at great length and without provocation, is not always in tune with the Scorpionic trait of holding one’s ego cards close to the vest. It certainly is, however, in tune with taking what one learned (Mercury during its Scorpio transit), mulling it over internally and logging some illuminating philosophical truths.
Eventually the Sun joins Mercury in Sadge. That’s the time these mulled-over truths are likely to emerge, good-naturedly, mostly likely, but all over the place. Then the Sun hits Capricorn and gets serious, with Mercury still in jovial Sadge. And so it goes…
Do you see the cycle? The mind and ego travel together through the zodiac, not just in birth charts but in the sky, affecting daily energies. Each day’s energy is so powerful as to imprint a whole personality on a newborn baby. These same energies affect us as adults as well, to a much smaller degree of course, but they do. The Sun and Mercury traveling in revolving signs illuminates timely food for thought for each of us. Certainly it is in a very individual way, given our individual charts, but we we are all experiencing the same daily energy. The Sun shines on the just and the unjust alike, and Mercury tells its tale.
Are your Sun and Mercury in the same sign, or one sign ahead or behind? How does this blending express in who you are as an individual, even within your Sun sign?