To make biological survival possible, Mind at Large has to be funneled through the reducing valve of the brain and nervous system. What comes out the other end is a measly trickle of the kind of consciousness which will help us stay alive on the surface of this particular planet. To formulate and express the contents of this reduced awareness, man has invented and endlessly elaborated those symbol – systems and implicit philosophies which we call languages.
~Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception
Newborn Mercury direct in Pisces today, energies are in flux a bit until the dust settles. (Case in point, first edition of this post vanished.) The Pisces house in your chart will be getting an influx of ideas, a need to express and communicate. Also look to your natal Mercury and the aspects it makes – energies there may be sputtering a bit until Mercury finds its groove.
Where does your Mercury live and how does it operate ?
Is your Mercury fire and active shoot from the hip / lip Mercury…or in earth and slow and a more steady and practical Mercury ? Is your Mercury in air and intellectual, socially aspiring…. or is your Mercury in water and intuitive, emotional and romantic ?
Is Mercury in a cardinal sign and initiating action; in fixed and building slow and steadily; or in mutable and flexible, adaptable ?
Where is Mercury in relation to the horizon ? Above the horizon makes Mercury extroverted, below the horizon it is more introverted.
Mercury Rx in the natal is an introverted Mercury that needs encouragement to bloom fully. It will be inwardly very active until circumstances in life will force it to become extroverted later in life.
Mercury rules perception, language, maps, logic, how we learn, dexterity, sight, smell, traveling, neighbors and the right cerebral hemisphere.
The right cerebral hemisphere is non – verbal, intuitive. It thinks in terms of pictures and patterns – it is inclusive, whole sight. Right brain does not think in terms of numbers, letters, words or reductions and categories.
(The left hemisphere is ruled by Mars; Aries rules both hemispheres as a whole.)
Stop & Think.
Where is your Mercury ?
Where is your Mars ?
……thinking…….in pictures………tune in the right brain feelers….
Does that flesh out your whole brain a bit for you ?
I’ll grease the gears by using myself as an example. Mercury in Libra (Cardinal Air) at MC, sextile Jupiter. I speak well, and often, lol. I prefer speaking over writing, because my Mars is in Sagittarius (Mutable Fire, Mars above horizon in 11) quintile lightning fast Uranus. Uranus rules complexities, Mars desires – now !
Saturn Rx lives in Aries, my 3rd (Gemini house – Mercury rules) of communication and while Saturn Rx (trines my Mars) steadies my mind and writing ~ it is like rather like trying to funnel the cosmos (Sag is my 12th house sign) through the eye of a needle when I write. aka. brevity..?..define brevity..!?..lol.
So when you leave here…please ponder your right brain Mercury.
The quiet, intuitive, pattern – seeing, inclusive Messenger.
….and see where it leads you…..