The Planetary Bodies
My Messenger MERCURY - Planet of
Mercury's sign describes my thought processes and
projections. It's naturally associated with Gemini and Virgo and its natural homes, the 3rd and 6th Houses of
Learning and Communication. Mercury is the 1st planet and because of its 88 day solar orbit, Mercury is never
more than one Zodiac sign (30 degrees) from the Sun, yielding only 3 possible signs. Because Masculine Gemini
is my Rising Sign and its natural ruler is Mercury, Masculine Mercury is also the planetary ruler of my entire
Interestingly, Mercury is neither Masculine or
Feminine energy but assumes the gender of the sign it is in.
Mercury is the indication of my
general intellectual orientation and the expression of my thoughts and ideas. In other words, it describes the way
I think and communicate and the way I get information. Mercury also shows how I like to travel through life. When
prudence is required I am the speedster who takes the most direct route; when not required, I amble and get
side-tracked quite easily as my mind wanders and absorbs life - stopping to smell the roses
In Greek (Roman) mythology Hermes
(Mercury) is the god of commerce and trickery and in astrology the similarity is the same. In the various
Zodiac signs, the nature of how I deal with people is modified and clarified by Hermes
(Mercury). With Mercury in a different sign than that of my Sun, the character of the Sun is often
overcome by the profitable tug of Hermes (Mercury).
Mercury, Messenger of the Gods, in Scorpio
At my birth, October 31 - Halloween, my Messenger
Mercury resided in my 6th House of Learning and in Fixed Scorpio, the Watery 8th sign of the zodiac, at
28 degrees and 28 minutes and in a Peregrine state. Here Mercury in Scorpio produces a mind that is secretive,
investigative, and probing. My method of expression is positive and maybe a little intolerant, skeptical, and
suspicious. As a deep, swift, and penetrating thinker, I can dig into the core of any issue with little wasted time
or effort. My intuitive mind is capable of profound insights.
I am very good at keeping secrets. Plans and schemes are
often carried on in secret. I am also very good at digging out secrets and getting to the bottom of complex issues.
Thus, with this placement I have the skills of a detective, an investigator, and a researcher.
There is much analytical and scientific ability with
Mercury in Scorpio because of my innate curiosity. I am so perceptive that I "know" the unseen weaknesses and
strengths of people with whom I come in contact. I have a way of seeking hidden truths and perhaps, I
believe, the hidden secrets of life itself.
I can be very incisive with my tongue or with my pen.
Often using sharp language, I refuse to mince words or show much concern for the feelings of others. I either say
exactly what I am thinking or I remain completely silent.
I can be very stubborn in my mental determination and
tenacity. My adaptability is limited in an intellectual sense because my highly emotional approach often has me
prejudiced and focused on a set objective.
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