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Are You A Merciful Person?
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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:09 pm
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I just told a friend I felt she was a merciful person. She seemed surprised..

Are you merciful? Do you feel this is an important quality? What’s the astrology?

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Yes, I am. Maybe too much so. I can empathize with anyone even though I might not like them or agree with their choices.  My south node and Chiron are in the 12th house. I have Pisces Venus in the 10th square Neptune in the 7th.

On all those personality tests where you have to pick mercy or justice, I always lean heavily towards mercy.  But I’m appreciative of those who can objectively evaluate a person/situation and use logic to come to a judgement.  

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Yes, I am. But it could be a rebellion against my family members, who were kinda vicious, LMAO. So there is some self serving-ness in my merciful ways. 

Also, I hope God shows me mercy for some of my wrongdoings. angel

I have showed some pity towards even some of my exes, who have treated me horribly. Different than reconciliation, but they must have been ignorant in some way.

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Are you merciful? No 

Do you feel this is an important quality?

What’s the astrology? I don’t know. I don’t have any Pisces. Would it involve Pisces? My husband is a Pisces and he is not merciful either.

If you asked am I nurturing, the answer would be yes.

But I am not merciful….not by the dictionary definition. Not at all. I am not forgiving,  lenient, tolerant, patient, easygoing, clement, understanding, accommodating, indulgent…..

I am all those things to my children, grands and my animals. I was probably merciful when I was young…and through my young 20’s. I was supposed to be a nurse. But after dealing with humans all these years later…. there is none of that left.

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Merciful naturally – NO

Empathy naturally – YES, deeply

Opposite to Soup, have trained myself to be more merciful. Getting better and better. Heavy 12th house. Chiron in 7th. Moon opposite 12th.

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This is an interesting question.

Behavior can be merciful since most of us want more mercy than we deserve.  I think this is just human nature. 

Abe Lincoln recommended writing out an angry reply, then tearing it up. This works for me. Then I shred it. My shredder minces paper. Very satisfying. Most of the bullies or petty tyrants in my milieu can’t take what they dish out. Yogananda said that it was okay to withdraw the hand of friendship once it had been slapped. He wouldn’t approve throwing tomatoes at another, though. Merciful is suppressing gossip about someone who has wronged you because you know they just aren’t as resilient as you are.  I do what I can to resolve a situation but I try to behave well.

The astrology of mercy may involve balancing (Venus) and analyzing several factors (Virgo, Mercury), considering the social codes (Saturn), acknowledging how we see ourselves with idealism and how we can kid ourselves (Neptune), and then like a baker tossing in the extra roll (baker’s dozen), decide to be generous (Jupiter) and spare the other’s feelings (Moon) since we have to live (Moon) with some discord just because we are human and also fallible.

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Yes, more than I would like to admit.

I see it as a good quality, but anything good can be taken too far.

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The astrology of mercy may involve balancing (Venus) and analyzing several factors (Virgo, Mercury), considering the social codes (Saturn), acknowledging how we see ourselves with idealism and how we can kid ourselves (Neptune), and then like a baker tossing in the extra roll (baker’s dozen), decide to be generous (Jupiter) and spare the other’s feelings (Moon) since we have to live (Moon) with some discord just because we are human and also fallible.  

That is really interesting and has me thinking more deeply about the astrology of it all.  I hadn’t considered the Moon and Jupiter but I love how you incorporated their influence into the understanding of a merciful person.

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Im not naturally merciful. But im not naturally malicious either. In general you get what you give, with me.

I balance. I start out with equinimity and honor of the other person. Where it goes from there is up to you. Ill go anywhere:) Ill be dark the extreme. Ill be gracious and merciful and kind in the extreme. Ill go wherever you need to go. 

In that way, im kind of “see through” and of ultimate service. 

But lately, ive been consciously attracting those that bring out the kind, wise, and benevolent side of me. Im tired of exploring my dark side. It gets old and im bored of it. Those kinds of energetic games are draining. 

The games im interested in now, are the ones where we build each other up and give and take positive energy that expands our awareness of our own potential. And those are the people that im attracting into my sphere right now. The ones that understand that theres no need for mercy, unless you percieve yourself as some kind of judge. That mercy is not ours to dole out as we see fit. That theres a state of being where the mercy/punishment axis doesnt even exist. 

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I see mercy as jupiterian.  In some ways Saturn is the opposite. 

I think I’m merciful more often than not but it really depends.  Unfortunately, sometimes I’m quite vengeful when wronged.

I think being merciful is a choice and not really inherent.

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Yes to a fault at times. I think it is a life changer under certain circumstances. I’m not sure what the astrology would be.

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Yes, I’m a merciful person, but not as much as I used to be. Compassion fatigue is a real thing. Eventually you see right through some people’s crap and it gets harder to keep extending forgiveness and second chances. You just want people to man up and start cleaning up their own mess. 

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I’m not particularly accommodating to people’s weaknesses in terms of glossing over the truth. But I try to be merciful in the way I speak to people’s strengths.

Meaning, I say no regularly, but respectfully.

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Yes. I can feel sorry even for a total a-hole. I give people lots of breaks. I have a Pisces moon and Libra Venus and I think this makes me very “do unto others”. It’s really about my own view of how things should be, keeping my conscience clean and erring on the side of mercy. I could be wrong and in retrospect they didn’t deserve it. I’m a lenient grader. I’m definitely more Jupiter than Saturn in the teaching department. 

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Maybe the concept of “enabling” is inter-related?

What does merciful mean in its truest sense?

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