Tagged Mercury

Mercurial Implications for Coaching

MYTHOLOGICAL MERCURY presides over exchanges, barters, and communication. As the patron god of crossroads, he presides over connections of every kind, is the god of thieves (the other side of the business deal), although a god in his own right, he is the winged messenger of all the gods, presides over every aspect of the alchemical process, turning lead into gold, is the psychopomp, bringing that which lies hidden in the unconscious into consciousness. PSYCHOLOGICAL MERCURY Not surprising then, that Mercury governs the therapeutic process, dependant is it is on dialogue, transference, consciousness, and integration. Thus, when a counsellor is…

Happy Birthday Aquarius

What might those with Sun in Aquarius expect this year? Goals and values serve each other. With Venus and the Sun conjunct (in Aquarius), you can look forward to a harmonious period. Enjoy music, the arts, anything and everything that not only makes you feel good, but also that is in keeping with your personal values. Not certain what those values might be? Great time for some ‘soul-searching’! You might even have a go at some standardised tests – for example, https://www.valuescentre.com/mapping-values/values.  Key words for Aquarius: dispassionate, impersonal, nonconformist, observant, idealist – sound familiar? Motivations of self and others. With Pluto…

PUTIN and TRUMP – Astro basics lovers of ‘truth’ ought not to ignore

Some have suggested that Putin and Trump are two peas in a pod – and on the surface, it might look as if this is true. But astrologically, you couldn’t ask for two different men, at least in regards to ‘truth’: Both men share close contacts between Mercury and Neptune – hence the construction and delivery of alternative realities is something they most definitely share. But although Trump’s square aspect between the two suggests confused rational/logical thought processes resulting in self-deception, Putin’s conjunction suggests something more  sophisticated. With Mercury/Neptune in close conjunction, Putin has the innate ability to purposely design  creative alternative…

Donald Trump – astro basics you can’t afford to ignore

There’s no sense in asking why Donald Trump embraces alternative truths – and there’s no sense in demanding him to do otherwise. As you can see from his natal chart, he has Neptune square Mercury and in the words of some of my excellent astrological colleagues  – ‘this aspect indicates a difficulty with an overactive imagination interfering with rational and logical processes of thought – which can result in self-deception and the construction of a private version of truth and reality’.In the words of another excellent astrological colleague, this aspect also ‘suggests problems with concentration and stretching the truth (consciously…

Composite Mercury Conjunct Composite Neptune

The composite chart is created by taking the midpoint between pairs of each of two person’s natal planets (in this case Mercury and Neptune) and using them to create a third, new chart. The composite chart is not the same as synastry, which examines how one person impacts the other. Instead the composite chart represents the relationship as a whole giving insight into the dynamics upon which it, as a relationship, functions. Composite Mercury symbolises the manner and method in which communication occurs in the relationship. It also suggests something about the nature of the decisions that you, as a…