Mercury Aspects in Astrology
MERCURY - VENUS ASPECTS
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Your psychological drive towards organising your experience operates in
unison with your psychological drive to develop objective understanding
of the world at a more general level than the level of details. You
are well able to use the Scientific Method, or a version of it, since
the way you set about organising the details of a project is appropriate
considering your concepts of how you would like things to be. You are
therefore able to form a plan, test it out in practice, and modify the plan
in the light of experience. You are also likely to be good with words, at
least where the emotions are not involved, and people will appreciate your
clarity of expression, as long as you do not appear too detached.
Mercury Sextile Venus
You have a natural ability to express yourself clearly whilst keeping things
in proportion, for you are able to attend to the particular whilst not los-
ing sight of the context of the overall situation. Thus you are likely to
show considerable tact and breadth of vision. You may also perform well
at tasks where clear thinking is required, especially if there is a tangible
result in view. This kind of ability is good for getting on with people
and for dealing with practical issues, but because you have this ability
you may attempt to avoid too close an involvement at an emotional level,
since "scientific" type thinking has less certain effect in the realms of
human aspirations and emotions, and you may feel less secure here.
Mercury Semisquare Venus
You may experience some confusion in handling different levels of experience,
finding that the overall plan gets forgotten in your attention to detail, or
that your plans are difficult to bring down to earth. This may be because
the way you plan things is rather different from the way you execute them.
However, you will eventually learn to get things in proportion.
Mercury Semisextile Venus
You are likely to feel some stress when you try to implement your plans,
for the way you plan things is quite different from the way you go about ex-
ecuting them. You may even feel that either your ability to handle detail
or your overall plan is at fault. This is not so, except in your own mind,
though you may take time to develop confidence in your own abilities.
MERCURY - MARS ASPECTS
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Your conscious attempts to organise your experience operate in unison with
your conscious drive towards acting on the basis of your emotions. Your
methods therefore tend to be highly coloured by your feelings, and you ident-
ify with your opinions about how things should be done more than do most
people. This has the advantage that when your interest is aroused, you have
an incisive approach to sorting out the details of executing any action, and
you demonstrate your opinions clearly in words and in action without hesitat-
ion. This direct approach means that you are likely to become in arguments
quite frequently, for you find it difficult to separate reason from emotion,
but you have the courage of your convictions, and considerable magnetism.
Mercury Opposition Mars
You do and say things one way when you are feeling calm, and in another when
your emotions are involved. The problem is that the two methods tend to int-
eract disruptively, getting in the way of each other. You are likely to get
into disputes, either because you feel sure that your actions are correct,
yet others oppose you unreasonably, or because you feel angry at the way other
people organise themselves, and find it hard to let them be. With greater
self-understanding and organisation you could use your fine critical powers
more constructively in areas such as debate, where logic and appeals to em-
otion both have their place. You need first to see thatm this is a "both /
and" situation rather than an "either / or" one. Learn to keep cool!
Mercury Trine Mars
Your conscious way of organising your experiences blends well with your drive
towards taking conscious action according to your feelings. This means that
you usually state your intentions clearly, having a good head for seeing the
right direction for you to take, and while people usually go along with your
methods, you are quite capable of looking after yourself if they don't. You
are likely to prefer activities which are not too abstract in nature, since
you want to feel involved personally, and you may enjoy animated discussions
just for the hell of it. However you also need to make sure that you attend
to those matters which appear to be less interesting at first sight, but which
may affect your long-term interests in order to make the most of yourself.
Mercury Square Mars
Your conscious way of organising your experiences when being objective is at
odds with the way you behave when your emotions are aroused. For you, logic
is one thing and action based on feeling is another. This will lead you into
frequent arguments or misunderstandings of one sort or another. You may do
things your own way, sure that you are right, only to find unreasonable be-
haviour from others, or you feel so strongly about the actions of others that
you feel you must put them in their place. You need to learn to separate
out the facts from the feelings in a situation, then your timing will improve:
you will be less prone to hasty action, and will become able to interfere
most constructively over issues that are really important.
Mercury Sextile Mars
Your conscious way of organising your experiences works constructively with
your conscious drive towards acting on the basis of your feelings. This
means that you can develop the ability to see both the factual aspects of
a situation and the emotional undercurrents that are there too, and you can
take both into account. You will probably want to exchange ideas with other
people, and to take the initiative when it comes to executing your plans,
though you are capable of going it alone if you feel you are right. You
are a busy sort of person who is usually on the go, and to make the most of
your abilities, your actions should have some specific end in view, then
you can achieve a considerable amount with your mental energy.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Mars
You may feel some confusion when it comes to separating logical action from
action based upon subjective considerations until you know yourself better.
Till then, you may feel discouraged by others' criticisms of your methods,
or you may feel inclined to challenge other peoples' ways of doing things
on grounds that are unreasonable, and based on your own insecurity.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Mars
You are likely to feel considerable strain, for you are often in two minds
whether to approach a situation with objective logic according to the facts,
or to act according to your feelings. You will eventually sort out this
problem with experience: being aware that your logic system and your action-
based-on-feeling system represent two different sides of your nature helps.
MERCURY - JUPITER ASPECTS
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate enthusistically,
for your upbringing has encouraged you to develop your own way of doing things.
You are keen to acquire information, realising that a reservoir of knowledge is
important for you, and you are quick to capitalise on opportunities. You are
broad-minded and easy-going for the most part, realising that there are many
options available in any situation, but you need to recognise that your opin-
ions tend to be somewhat subjectively orientated. You may become rather obsess-
ional about your beliefs, with a tendency to get your ideas out of proportion,
but this can be quite productive, for you will pursue ideas and methods to a
conclusion. Just be sure that your efforts work towards a workable goal.
Mercury Opposition Jupiter
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate enthusiastically,
but there may be some problems when it comes to matters of detail. You tend
towards misjudgements of scale, believing either that some issue is important
when it is really trivial, or that something is unimportant when in fact it is
quite crucial. Thus you tend to make mountains out of molehills and vice versa.
You may show some obsessional tendencies, for your methods stimulate strong
feedback from other people, causing you to re-evaluate your motives and methods.
You need to develop the capacity for more detached planning and execution of
your schemes, then you are more likely to achieve something constructive, rather
than becoming involved in a wild goose chase through too great expectations.
Mercury Trine Jupiter
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate enthusiastically,
with a good sense of timing. You are generally confident and optimistic about
your ability to judge situations correctly, and you probably enjoy dealing with
the detailed aspects of a situation, while holding onto some general overall
plan. You have a good understanding of the different levels at which society
operates, and you may have ability in languages or a fondness for travel and
exploration. An education is important for you, so that you can learn the
tricks of the trade that enable you to take short cuts when arriving at con-
clusions. However you may tend to assume that everything will work out all
right without too much effort on your part; this would be a mistake.
Mercury Square Jupiter
You are keen to organise your experiences within some logical framework, but
your upbringing gets in your way. You are prone to make considerable mis-
judgements about situations and people through over-optimism. You may be too
overtrusting of what appears to be true on the surface, when a more penetrating
analysis of the facts would lead you to a different conclusion. You have plenty
of confidence, but you need to develop more discrimination in your activities to
avoit disappointment. With patience, and an education, you may develop a deeper
understanding of the true nature of human activity and the motives which under-
lie the same. Until then, you should not take too much on trust, and you would
benefit from taking advice from other people in organising your affairs.
Mercury Sextile Jupiter
You are eager to use your organisational abilities creatively, for you feel an
inner sense of permission to do so. You are able to understand that methods
and means should have some specific goal in mind, and large scale planning is
part of your repertoire. Another effect of this combination of planets is that
you are able to understand how people from different cultures tick, and you may
develop considerable skill in languages if you have a decent education. You
should indeed seek to learn as much about the world as possible, so that you
can rely upon a reservoir of facts and ideas to help you to formulate your op-
inions and to translate them into action. If you apply yourself to, achieving
some concrete goals, you will go far in life.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Jupiter
You may feel some confusion when it comes to deciding whether to attend to the
details of organising your life, or to getting involved in the overall picture.
Only experience will help you to learn when to adopt a methodological approach
and when to ignore the details in favour of taking the broader view of a situ-
ation. In time you may develop skill in dealing with both issues.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Jupiter
You feel some stress when it comes to deciding whether to attend to the details
of a situation, or to pay attention to the wider view of things. In fact, you
need to do both, but it is hard for you to do both at the same time, for your
way of dealing with details is quite different from the way you deal with the
broader issues. Only experience will help you to keep things in proportion.
MERCURY - SATURN ASPECTS
Mercury Conjunct Saturn
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences are affected by your
upbringing in such a way that your conscience dictates many of your actions.
Whilst this means that you take your methodology very seriously, and you are
capable of deep and concentrated thought, with careful attention to details,
you may find it hard to be spontaneous since you take your efforts so person-
ally, judging your progress all the time, and expecting other people to judge
your methods also. You are probably at your best when you are allowed to work
at your own pace, and you may have a reputation for being rather reserved, at
least while you are young, until you develop the self-confidence which comes
for you through constructive achievements and tangible success.
Mercury Opposition Saturn
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences are affected by your con-
science structure in a way that may cause problems. You take organisation
and mental discipline very seriously, and it is a sensitive issue for you.
This means that you may get stuck in habitual patterns of thinking, being
scared to try out new methods through fear that they will be criticised by
other people, or you may resort to devious methods to try to hide your real
motives from others for the same reason. You are prone to worry over details
unduly, and sometimes your concern may bring about the very disappointments
you fear. You need to learn to accept that life does not always run smoothly,
and more importantly, that you can still cope even when setbacks occur.
Mercury Trine Saturn
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences are favourably influenced
by your upbringing, which has endowed you with a conscience structure which
enables you to give depth and constructiveness to your methodology. You are
practical in your approach, and have the capacity for logical thinking which
is unclouded by emotional considerations. You like to see tangible results
for your efforts, and although you can handle abstract ideas well if you are
interested in the subject, you make a better executive than entrepreneur.
You are able to make the most out of the least by making sensible use of the
available resources, using methods which you have found to be tried and tested
in the past: you may also have the patience to make an excellent teacher.
Mercury Square Saturn
Your upbringing has left you with a conflict between your conscious methods
of organising your life and the methods you were taught you ought to use.
Since the two appear incompatible, you are likely to experience problems.
You may in fact have fine organisational ability, yet feel that others are
critical of your methods to the point where you become lacking confidence
in your own abilities, and you may become defensively paralysed into negat-
ive patterns of thinking and unuseful habits. You might also feel the need
to worry over details, both in your own life and in other people, and you must
resist a temptation to criticise yourself or other people too harshly over
things that are not really important, or you are likely to alienate yourself.
Mercury Sextile Saturn
Your upbringing has left you with good planning ability, for your ways of org-
anising your life are sensible and practical. You prefer serious pursuits,
realising that your capacity for accurate reasoning and logical thought pay
most dividends here. You are well in touch with reality, having an accurate
memory, and these talents could mean success in teaching others, who are
likely to value your advice on all practical matters. You like to have facts
at your disposal to back up your opinions, and when you express a view, your
careful research probably ensures that you are right. You may prefer to keep
to disciplines that have proven value, but your keen mind could also deal
with more adventurous projects, helping to realise them in practice.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Saturn
You may feel confused when it comes to organising yourself, for your consc-
ience gets in your way, making you uncertain whether to do things your own
way, or to do them according to other people's imaginary expectations of you.
You will eventually learn your priorities for yourself, and you particularly
need to keep an open mind about the possibility of altering your methods.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Saturn
You are sensitive about how you do things, fearing that you will attract
criticism from others unless you do things their way. You will learn that
some things need to be done in one way, when you are fulfilling your oblig-
ations to others, while other things need to be done in a very different way
when it comes to putting plans for your own benefit into practice.
MERCURY - URANUS ASPECTS
Mercury Conjunct Uranus
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate within the con-
text of a broad theoretical system which you developed in an attempt to und-
erstand the limitations of your upbringing, and to break free from them. You
therefore show a strong tendency to organise yourself in your own way, even
if your methods are highly unconventional, for you have a strong belief that
you know best. You also arrive at original solutions to problems more quickly
than most people, for you do not have to work out the answers from first prin-
ciples. This may make you rather restless and impatient, especially if you
feel that others are slowing you down, or if you think other people are trying
to prevent you from using your own particular brand of genius.
Mercury Opposition Uranus
Your conscious attempts to organise your experience operate in an original way,
but you are also likely to get things out of proportion, until you learn to
find a balance between the importance of theoretical considerations and the
need for attention to execution of the detailed steps of a plan. Otherwise,
you are likely to experience considerable disruption in your affairs, which
may come about in either of two principal ways. You may stubbornly persist
in doing things eccentrically, despite strong criticism from others who con-
sider you to be a rebel, or you may feel that other people are doing things
the wrong way, and that you have to correct them. Once you curb these tend-
encies, you will become able and original in theory and in practice.
Mercury Trine Uranus
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences are assisted by ideas
about the world you developed about the world you developed in response to
your upbringing. You are able to take original short cuts in arranging your
affairs, relying on a theoretical framework which helps you to solve prob-
lems at a stroke, rather than on a step by step approach. You are likely
to be attracted to unusual pursuits and new territory, where your talent
for the application of general principles to the solution of a particular
problem is likely to be of most use to you, and you prefer life to con-
tain a few surprises, so that your active mind can have some exercise. An
independent thinker, you want to avoid too much routine.
Mercury Square Uranus
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate in an original
way, and you have the capacity for genius, but you need to develop a better
sense of timing, for you tend to be highly erratic and impatient when it
comes to putting theory into practice. Thus you may have some brilliant
ideas, but you fail to capitalise upon them in practice because your mind
moves on to something else, or you may fear irrational antagonism from
others if you do things your own way. You need to develop more self-con-
fidence in your own methods and ideas, then the two will interfere with
each other less, and you will become less likely to engage in compulsive
criticism or stubborn resistance towards the actions of others.
Mercury Sextile Uranus
You have an original approach to organising your experiences, for your
methods operate according to a sound theoretical framework developed in
response to your upbringing. This means that you are able to take some
short cuts when solving problems, not so much because you have practical
experience of similar situations, more because you have a talent for the
application of general principles to the solution of a specific problem.
This ability needs some conscious development on your part, and with a
suitable education you will learn the necessary discipline to enable
you to put your original ideas into practice. You will also enjoy pursuits
which demand an unusual approach, and you will develop skill in these.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Uranus
You may feel somewhat confused when it comes to organising your experiences,
for you are rather self-conscious about your methods, feeling that they
conflict with how you think you ought to understand the world in theory.
With experience, you will learn that your methods are perfectly alright,
even if they sometimes seem rather alien to yourself or to other people.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Uranus
You are likely to feel some stress when attempting to organise your exper-
iences, for your methods are at odds with what you believe to be establ-
ished theory. However the difficulty exists in your own mind as a result
of your upbringing, and you will learn through experience that both att-
ention to detail and to the overall plan have a discrete role to play.
MERCURY - NEPTUNE ASPECTS
Mercury Conjunct Neptune
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences are coloured by vague
notions connected with how you were taught you ought to feel. This does not
incline you to be precise in your methods of handling the details of everyday
reality, for your ideas are coloured by feelings and fantasies that bear no
obvious relation to the matter in hand. However, your rich imagination can,
with some discipline, enable you to find subtle ways round problems, and you
may have considerable faith in the power of magic or religion. You probably
feel uncertain of your own abilities, but only by confronting problems in an
open and honest way can you develop more self-confidence: then you will find
that you can deal with life as well as anyone else, possibly much better.
Mercury Opposition Neptune
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences tend to generate some
confusion, for you have a rich imagination which tends to cloud your judge-
ment in practical matters. If you can learn to use your imagination to pro-
vide you with inspiration, and logic to attend to the details, you will do
well, and may be highly creative. Otherwise you may tend to use devious
methods, such as lying and deception, to achieve your ends, fearing that a
direct approach will not succeed. Another possibility is that you try to
do things your own way and then complain that the world has sabotaged your
efforts by underhand means. In either case, you need to learn to discrim-
inate more clearly between fact and fiction, and make the best of both.
Mercury Trine Neptune
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences tend to operate in an
imaginative way, for you tend to see a situation from many different angles,
since you have a rich fantasy life which provides you with ideas you would
like to put into practice. However, you need to develop some perseverence
and discrimination to make the most of your talents, otherwise you could
spend much time in idle speculation. While you may not excel at tasks re-
quiring precise attention to detail, you can often tap into people's not-
ions of what seems right, and can communicate with a considerable degree
of empathy. You may also understand what people really mean, even if they
are not particularly good at putting their thoughts into words.
Mercury Square Neptune
You have a complex mind, and issues which appear quite clear-cut to other
people seem complicated to you, since you have a vivid imagination. You
may feel that trying to organise your life is a hopeless task, feeling
discouraged by the belief that other people find it all too easy. It is
therefore likely that you feel tempted to avoid dealing with too much
reality, preferring to escape into fantasy. However this creates its own
problems, particularly if you resort to lying or deception to try to comp-
ensate for your imaginary weaknesses in dealing with the real world. You
need to develop more confidence in your ability to adopt a direct approach
to problem-solving, for life is much easier once everything is in the open.
Mercury Sextile Neptune
You have a good imagination when it comes to organising your experiences,
but you need to develop some discipline to make the most of your abilities,
otherwise you may find it hard to decide from the many possibilities you
can see which ones you should put into practice. While you may not excel
at tasks requiring precise attention to detail, you are aware to envisage
the likely outcome of a situation at least in outline, and you may use
some sort of religious guidelines to steer you in the right general direct-
ion. You are also empathetic, and able to tune into others peoples thoughts
and feelings, which could give you ability in many forms of artistic and
psychological work where imagination is given concrete expression.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Neptune
You may feel confused when it comes to organising your experiences, for you
find it hard to attend to a specific task while your imaginative powers
tell you that there are many possible methods of proceeding. This should
not tempt you to either give up, or to adopt short cuts; more it should
encourage you to develop both your imagination and your practical ability.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Neptune
You may feel stressed when handling the details of your life and organising
yourself, for you tend to suffer from negative fantasies of failure or of
upsetting other people. The only way to find out is to face up to problems
realistically, and you will find that your fantasy world can work with,
rather than against, your considerable ability to handle reality.
MERCURY - PLUTO ASPECTS
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Your conscious attempts to organise your experience have a compulsive quality
to them, for your methods for getting things done are highly influenced by
your unconscious motivations. Your methods are therefore infused with a sense
of urgency, and you are naturally curious in order to improve your efficiency.
You are good at tapping in to the drives which underlie the actions of other
people, and you are able to persuade others to your way of doing things, but
you will encounter stiff opposition from others if you try to take over com-
pletely. You also need to develop more persistence, for so many ideas and
schemes come to your restless mind that you may find it hard to deal with one
aspect of a situation thoroughly before you move onto another.
Mercury Opposition Pluto
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences have a compulsive quality
about them, and for you the issue of method is tied in with the issue of force.
You may have a hard time getting others to agree with your opinions, for they
either appear to put your ideas down strongly, or you may try to impose your
opinions on others in such a way that they resist you. In either case you need
to organise yourself better, then you will make the best use of your powerful
and inquisitive mind, instead of getting involved in power struggles over issues
which are not really all that important. For you, first thoughts may not always
be the best, and you may need to carry on a sort of internal debate with your-
self before you finally make up your mind on any issue of importance.
Mercury Trine Pluto
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences have a sense of urgency
about them, and this can be most helpful to you when trying to persuade others
to follow your line of approach, though you are also quite capable of going it
alone. You have a knack of quickly discovering which aspects of a situation
have the highest priority, and dealing with them first. This gives you a vers-
atile and active mind, with a high level of curiousity, though to make the most
of your abilities you will need to develop persistence in following up your id-
eas, if this is not shown elsewhere in your personality. Then you would be well
suited for any activity involving changing people's opinions about the world,
such as politics, education or the psychosocial sciences.
Mercury Square Pluto
You are likely to have some difficulties when organising your experiences or
expressing your opinions, for although you have a probing and curious mind,
other people may not understand your methods in the context of your motives.
Thus you may go about your business in a fairly normal way, only to find that
others disagree with you strongly, or you may feel compelled to use force to
challenge the methods and opinions and others. You need to understand that
ideas are neither right nor wrong, though you may find it hard to stand back
from your ideas for long enough to appreciate this. You need to recognise
that there are different levels of thinking, and to discriminate between the
important and the trivial, then you can use your fine mind most creatively.
Mercury Sextile Pluto
You have a quick and active mind, which you use to grasp the essentials of
a situation, so that you can then organise things to your satisfaction. You
need to develop some discipline in your methods and some perseverence, but this
should not be too difficult for you; through experience you will learn to app-
reciate what is really worth expending effort upon, and what should be dis-
carded. You will find that you are able to tap into what makes people tick
fairly easily, and this will help you to persuade them round to your way of
doing things, although you are quite capable of following your own path if the
need arises. You take your opinions rather seriously, and you will fight
hard to hold on to beliefs, though you may find they are changed later on.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Pluto
You may feel some confusion when it comes to organising your experiences, for
your unconscious motives sometimes give a compulsive quality to your actions,
which arouses strong reactions from others, or you may feel the need to inter-
fere in other's business. You need to learn to assert yourself more evenly,
identifying less with your opinions and developing greater objectivity.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Pluto
You have a complex mind, which can result in stress reactions when you try
to organise your experiences in a logical way. Until you learn to detach
your motives from your methods through experiences which alter your ideas,
you may find it hard to tone down your approach so that you do not waste
nervous energy in power struggles over issues which are not really important.
MERCURY - ZED ASPECTS $$$
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Mercury Conjunct Zed $$$
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate in conjunction
with that part of your personality which provides you with a fund of ideas
which stem from your unconscious. Your methods are therefore unorthodox and
appear to lack logic, though you are good at problems which require a relat-
ively unstructured approach or lateral thinking. You are rather erratic and
inconsistent when it comes to implementing your ideas since you operate from
an unusual viewpoint, even if you are not aware of this. However your inquis-
itive mind constantly asks questions and provides you with answers, and prov-
ided you learn to check that your methods are workable in practice, you may
come up with some brilliant, if idiosyncratic, solutions to problems.
Mercury Opposition Zed $$$
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences frequently lead to un-
expected situations. Either you feel drawn to situations and people who appear
to be chaotic, and you try to sort them out into some sort of order, or you
find that despite your taking a logical approach to solving problems, you are
plagued by bizarre opposition from other people or adverse circumstances. You
will have to get used to balancing your priorities, making room for organis-
ation and method where that is appropriate, and also allowing for the fact that
there is always some uncertainty and disorder in any situation, which cannot be
dealt with in a logical way. Once you accept this paradox, your creative mind
can help you to arrive at original solutions to problems with less struggle.
Mercury Trine Zed $$$
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences in a logical way are ass-
isted by a fund of creative ideas which stem from your unconscious thought
processes. You will not be short on planning ability, but you may need to
develop some discriminative ability to sort out which plans are worth putting
into practice, since your mind works so fast that you cannot put everything
into practice. You are likely to excel at solving problems which require
an original approach, and solutions will sometimes come to you out of the blue
when you least expect them. You have a knack of doing things in the right
way at the right time, even if your behaviour appears quite strange to people
who employ more orthodox methods, for your intuition is highly developed.
Mercury Square Zed $$$
You are likely to encounter problems when trying to organise your experiences,
due to a conflict between the need to have order and the need to enjoy chaos.
One of these needs is likely to be projected onto other people or the outside
world. Thus you may find yourself attracted to bizarre situations or people
where your powers of organisation are tested to the utmost, and where you
have to develop methods to control them, however crazy these methods may seem.
Another possibility is that you may think yourself to be quite organised, but
find that your efforts are affected disruptively by unforseen circumstances
or by illogical people. You need to accept that life is neither completely
chaotic nor completely predictable, then you will feel more at ease.
Mercury Sextile Zed $$$
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences in a logical way operate
in connection with a store of ideas which stem from your unconscious thought
processes. This gives you a fertile mind with good organisational potential,
and to make the most of this you need to find out through experience which
areas on which to concentrate, for too many ideas enter your mind for you to
act upon all of them. Your intuition is well developed and you are capable
of seeing the solution to problems very quickly, especially if you have not
been taught to think solely in logical terms. You have a good understanding
of how to extract the essential features of a situation, although others will
think your methods odd as they are based on intuition rather than logic.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Zed $$$
You may feel some confusion in organising your affairs, feeling that chaos
is not far away, and that attempts to achieve order may result in disruption.
You may also be dissatisfied with accepted methods, feeling that they are
too narrow in their approach, missing out on the overall picture. As you
gain more self-confidence in your abilities, this problem should lessen.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Zed $$$
You may feel stress when you try to organise your affairs, fearing that your
efforts will often increase the chaos rather than lessen it, or you may
give up trying to be methodical altogether, preferring to disrupt others'
attempts to organise things. In either case, you are likely to be highly
strung, until you understand that both logic and disorder are acceptable.
MERCURY - ASCENDANT ASPECTS
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Mercury Conjunct Ascendant
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate in much the same
way as your natural unconscious instincts. This places a double emphasis upon
organisation in your psychological make-up, and you are likely to be highly
perceptive of the world around you and of other people, the aim being to pro-
cess as much tangible experience as possible so that you can gain greater con-
trol and mastery over the practical aspects of daily living. You come across
as a busy person, who is always on the go, and who is thoroughly involved with
the world and other people; you may therefore be quite talkitive, since ex-
changing information is important to you. To make the most of your perceptive
abilities, you would do best to fit them into the context of a wider framework.
Mercury Opposition Ascendant
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate differently from
your instinctive approach to life at a less conscious level, in a way which
leads you into considerable involvement with the world and with other people.
Thus you may feel the need to tell other people how you think they should be
organising their lives, since what they do appears to go against the grain.
Perhaps more likely, you will find that your spontaneous way of organising
you life invites a considerable response from other people, who encourage you
to alter your methods by the use of logical argument and discussion. You need
to accept that both logic and spontaneity are important, then you will find it
easier to share your ideas with others, rather than fight over who is right.
Mercury Trine Ascendant
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate harmoniously with
your instinctive approach to the world, which means that you are able to han-
dle different levels of experience adeptly. You enjoy finding out more about
the world and other people, recognising that having facts at your fingertips
is useful when it comes to planning your life. You have a natural ability
to be in the right place at the right time, and you also have the gift of
being able to say what you mean when it comes to expressing your ideas and
to communicating with other people about the details of any arrangements to
ensure that things run smoothly. You may also be quite good at getting out
of tricky situations by the skilful use of words or diversionary tactics.
Mercury Square Ascendant
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences interfere with your less
conscious more instinctive initial approach to life and vice versa, giving
rise to some problems. This means that you tend to give out double messages
to people, making it hard for them to understand what you really mean, and
you may be yourself unsure about your own opinions, leading you to assert
them out of proportion to their importance. You are keen to satisfy your
basic needs on several different levels, and you have high expectations of
yourself and of other people, sometimes to the point of obsession. You need
to take responsibility for organising your affairs, but you also need to
learn to relax sometimes and behave according to nature rather than reason.
Mercury Sextile Ascendant
Your conscious attempts to organise your experiences operate quite will with
your instinctive approach to the world, which means that you are interested
in developing skills which help you to gain some control over your environ-
ment. You will see the importance of exchanging information with other people
and you can be quite cooperative when you see that a job needs to be done well.
You are keen to see that the wheels turn smoothly, and you have a perceptive
eye for the details of organisation which make this happen. You show a good
sense of timing, and your upbringing has probably taught you the positive
value of punctuality. This aspect will help you to be efficient, but you also
need to have some higher sense of purpose in life to make the most of yourself.
Mercury Semisquare or Sesquiquadrate Ascendant
You may feel some confusion when it comes to expressing yourself, for you are
uncertain whether to do what comes naturally to you, or to adopt a more logical
approach. With experience you will learn a better sense of timing, knowing
when it is better to be logical, and when it is better to rely upon your native
wits in a given situation; you will then feel rather more comfortable.
Mercury Semisextile or Quincunx Ascendant
You are likely to feel some stress when you express yourself, for when you are
relaxed, you come across in one way, while when you start to think logically
you behave in a rather different way. Neither way is wrong, but people may
misunderstand you until they get to know you well, and you may have some diff-
iculty in sorting out your priorities until you learn more about yourself.
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