Posts Tagged ‘Mercury’
Just as the universe would have it!
Tuesday, June 3 is the day of final Dem primaries and also the day of a ‘Super Moon’ in Gemini, sign of the writer, communicator, spokesperson, scribe, reporter, young people–you get the picture.
Mercury, now seeming to move Rx (at 19Gem18 in the New Moon chart and headed all the way back to 12Gem59, conj the US natal ASC or DESC depending on which version of America’s natal chart you prefer)…..sparks things such as voting, ballots, speeches, negotiations and agreements, travel…anything you can turn your Geminian hand or mind to.
Astrological Mercury reminds me of tofu because picks up the flavors of its contacts. Mercury’s ‘tofu principle’ helps makes propaganda and mind control possible in our dualistic world along with Mercury’s rulership of our senses.
Thinking, the thought processes (re-thinking one’s choice may be popular on Tuesday), and style of oration also fall within Mercury’s purview so there are obvious links to 2008′s almost endless going going gone primary season during which highly trained and vetted candidates usually have managed to direct the topic du jour as best they’d been taught.
And they have appeared on TV and promotionally posed for as many charming snoot shots as their handlers could schedule for the cameras. (Scheduling–also a Mercurial past time.)
We know that elections held when Mercury is Rx are surprising if there aren’t do-overs or recounts in some way, or sneaky tricks (including hacking) whether uncovered or not. Having no ride to the voting booth also describes a Rx Mercury period.
So if you’re interested, you’ll find more details, chart included, on June 3rd’s New Moon by clicking the link below, with notes on the significance of a ’Super Moon’ in case you’ve forgotten:
This New Moon perfects just as three Fixed Stars of some report shine at Midheaven, the most public point in any chart (Career, Social or Public Status, and Aspirations and Goals.)
These 3 Stars culminating over the White House at the New Moon are:
Alhena, ‘to have a mission,’ Canopus, ‘A Pathfinder’ or “Navigator;’ and Sirius, ‘The Scorcher’ (will McClellan’s ‘scorching’ critique of the Bush White House still be on everyone’s minds Tuesday? Hey! Mercury is Rx…will books be returned to book stores everywhere? Of course, McClellan’s book may be considered a re-thinking on his part of the the Bush adm’s actions leading up to their ill-advised war.)
Sirius as goddess lies deep within esoteric Egyptian star lore and within the founding of our nation. ‘The Dog Star’ is the barking dog archetype expressing itself as ’The Announcer’ so we may assume that America has an announcing role in the world–announcing the New World Order as some (including this grumpy astrologer) say. Or perhaps I should say, warning of intent.
Canopus has been used in Arabia as the South Pole Star for navigating purposes and was aka The Bright One or The Wise One. Being very bright (the Alpha Star of Carina), Canopus was considered the South Pole Star by many cultures. Another name for this Star: the Heavy-Weighing Canopus because it was considered the weight at the end of the plumb line used to define the poles.
Alhena (Gamma Gemini) is a Star of movement and determination and in Arabia was called, The Proudly Marching One. Having ‘a cause for which you will march’ is part of Alhena’s lore as marches and protests (which are happening in Washington today outside the Dems’ Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting about FL and M’s well-orchestrated primary-rescheduling naughtiness) are on the rise and in the news.
(Star details: Brady’s ‘Fixed Stars.’)
The Dem meeting and DNC “Unity” Dinner this weekend are shaded within the dark of the Balsamic Moon (just before a New Moon) so we may never know what really transpired within their thinking and discussions (which makes me wonder what the waning Republican Party’s bosses are up to in the meantime.) Yes, Dem muckedy mucks are discussing the sassy ‘re-scheduling’ of FL and MI primaries–astrologically quite appropriate!
Well, I don’t know if a balm of calm will be meted out from this New Moon although some political decisions must be made in the next few days. Will this Super Moon’s superdelegates ‘re-consider’ their backing of Clinton for Obama’s sake? Will political quakes follow?
How soothing the outcomes will be remains to be seen as the Moon’s rays grow in strength and intensity toward the Full Moon of June 18th to reveal more fully the path America now treads so precariously.
Today Mercury went Rx in Gemini and you may wish to check out a fresh Page which I’ve written with a particularly squinty eye toward the candidacy of Senator Hillary Clinton and Mercury’s effects on her natal horoscope:
Is Hillary playing Macha in the race, the fast-running Celtic goddess of Auriga, the Charioteer?
Have you seen this, Obama fans and non-fans?
It’s about time! At last I’ve posted another article in my Spotlight on Mercury series, this time on Senator Hillary Clinton and her Mercury in Scorpio:
It’s not all the details I have, but it’s all I have time for!
Hot little Mercury, the Message Bringer, is having three fly-bys from NASA’s aptly named Messenger probe, and the first pass is today.
For an astrological peek at this momentous fly-by to speedy Mercury, check out:
http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/01/mercury-messenger-gets-fly-by-from.html where you’ll also find my usual political fussin’…this time on Bush’s war promo tour of the Middle East and Saturn-Uranus–with today’s Moon at “11Aries” = “The president of the country”…
pos: the self-sacrifice required of anybody who would become the creative representative of eternal value;
neg/unconscious/shadow side: an often well-meaning but usually destructive assertiveness or vain pretense (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)
Sounds like the shadow side of Bush, the propaganda-catapultin’ mouthpiece, to me.
Mercury at the Crossroads!
You may know this already–presidential candidate John Edwards was born when Mercury was out-of-bounds.
Details (one of Mercury’s words) and his natal chart are here:
Out-of-bounds planets are indicators of extraordinary success in the realm of the particular planet involved, and with Mercury’s functions as orator, communicator, thinker, and commerce-lover, the speedy planet may be very important—if not the most important—planet to consider in Edwards’ natal chart esp during the presidential campaign.
An oobs planet accepts no limits so the phrase, ‘thinking outside the box’ would describe an oobs Mercury quite well. An oobs planet helps with the overcoming of great obstacles and Edwards has done so in his education and career in order to get where he is today–will the Oval Office be his next stop? Well, there’s often “no stopping” an out-of-bounds planet!
Because whoever is (s)elected president will be, as we know, a constant voice in our heads, we may as well know a little something about orating Mercury’s thinking processes and style of communication. Edwards’ Mercury is in Cancer but with a Geminian Sun, which gives more objectivity in the thought processes than if Sun and Mercury are in the same sign.
Edwards ‘thinks’ as a nurturing Cancer but he ‘is’ a quicksilver Gemini.
The above-linked post is second in a series at Stars Over Washington, so if you drop by please scroll down a smidge to find the one I began with: Spotlight on Mercury: Barack Obama.
I’m not sure I’ll have a chance to post details on ALL the candidates’ Mercuries, but I’ll do them as I can, so if you have a request for one in particular, do let me know.