Mercury in your birth chart is the data-reference for information pertaining to your intellectual urge. It’s a state of mind characterized by the desire to learn, communicate, talk, write and think; and your life involves problems that you have to think about and solve.
Your not-conscious mind is embedded with ten dynamic urges and your intellectual urge expresses your capacity to remember, perceive, compare and solve perplexities. You learn new tasks, formulate words and sentences and express yourself in speech or writing.
You look to Mercury to learn about your habitual methods of objective thinking, cerebral activity, mental interests and facility and accuracy of expression. It provides information pertaining to your intellectual life embracing your capacity to learn and solve problems objectively.
Your daily life is a routine habit. As minor problems arise they’re easily solved using data acquired from previous experience but every now and then a problem that you have never before encountered crops up and that’s when you have to put your thinking cap on.
Rather than rely on subjective feelings and hunches (Moon) to solve the dilemma you switch to objective analysis. You access previously acquired data, gather new information, compare and weigh-up data and make an informed decision.
Reasoning is the Rolls Royce of thinking and if you have a desire to reason you can use it to solve problems. Feeling is held in abeyance so your thinking isn’t influenced by subjective bias. Reasoning is very difficult but its application is far more inclined to solve a problem than common everyday garden type thinking. And a problem stays a problem until it is successfully solved.
The position of Mercury on your chart’s planet power summary indicates the relative strength of your intellectual urge in a psychological landscape comprising ten dynamic not-conscious urges; and its harmony or discord measures the functionality of your intellectual thought processes.
Mercury allows you to gain an understanding of your intellectual life and impulse to learn, acquire an education, formulate words and sentences, communicate in speech or writing and solve problems using logical analysis and reasoning.
When thoughts of written or verbal expression, calculation, the recognition of size, weight, form or color, time, travel or the solution of perplexities are on your mind you’re thinking Mercury thoughts. And the strength of Mercury in your birth chart reveals if they’re a permanent part of your thinking, a regular state of mind or just an occasional occurrence.
Power, harmony or discord
Your chart’s planet power summary measures two sets of Mercury data: Its relative strength which is fixed and its harmony or discord which is variable rather than absolute.
There’s a direct correlation between the strength of Mercury and the frequency at which you experience intellectual type mental activity.
If Mercury has the highest astrodyne score it’s your dominant planet and it’s the dominant influence in your life. If Mercury has a percentage score above 8.3% you should rate it prominent. It indicates that Mercury is having an above average – prominent – influence in your life. If Mercury has a percentage score below 8.3% you should rate it non-prominent. And if Mercury has a very low percentage score you should rate it weak.
The harmony or discord of Mercury allows you to rate its functionality as harmonious or discordant.
If Mercury has a harmony score you should rate your intellectual urge as harmonious. It’s embedded with harmonious psychokinetic power that inclines towards pleasant cerebral activity, accuracy of expression and fortunate experiences involving your mental interests, academic learning and problem solving. You’re more inclined to make good decisions and less inclined to say and do the wrong thing.
If Mercury has a (-) discord score you should rate your intellectual urge as discordant. It’s embedded with discordant psychokinetic power that inclines towards unpleasant cerebral activity, inaccurate expression and unfortunate experiences involving your mental interests, academic learning and problem solving. You’re more inclined to make bad decisions and less inclined to say and do the right thing.
But the harmony or discord score won’t be absolute and there’s a good chance that amid the harmony there’s discord and amid the discord there’s harmony. Whatever... the net Mercury harmony or discord score allows you to rate the functionality of your not-conscious intellectual thought activity. There’s a correlation between the two.
Mercury discord requires careful management and you should create a Mercury harmony-discord profile that details Mercury’s aspect in harmony/discord order. Mercury’s aspect structure allows you see life situations that are inclined to put stress on your mental health. Professional help may be required.
Take home messages
Mercury in your birth chart allows you to learn about your intellectual urge and the role that your cerebral activity, mental interests, speech, words and problem solving acumen are inclined to play in your life.
There’s a direct correlation between Mercury and the strength and functionality of your intellectual urge; and a causal relationship between your not-conscious intellectual mental activity and intellectual life.
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