MERCURY IN ARIES:
This placing confers quick thinking and the ability to assess problems in a straightforward way. This natural decisiveness usually works well, but there can also be a tendency towards impulsive or even rash decisions. There is a love of argument and debate here, as well as a liking for making provocative remarks. Generally, fools are not suffered gladly.
Although he overall grasp of this subject is excellent, he would do well to enlist help when making complicated plans – he is bored by detail, and lacks the patience to ‘sweat the small stuff’.
With Sun in …
Mercury is very often overlooked in astrology, and it’s influence considered to be merely a ‘back-up’ to other, more dramatic planets. In my opinion, however, Mercury is in fact one of the most strong and powerful indicators of the subject’s fundamental character and likely path through life.
In mythology, Mercury is a direct descendant of Hermes, the messenger of Zeus and the God of Travellers. Mercury invented the lyre, and he was a marvellous athlete. He is usually shown stripped for sport, clad only in winged sandals and helmet. His characteristics are typically those of Gemini, which is one of …
One of the most vital parts of any astrological chart, the moon since ancient time has been the symbol of the Great Universal Mother, the feminine principle of deity and the fertility of nature. The astrological moon is also known as the ‘Gatekeeper of the Unconscious Mind’. Although not strictly speaking a planet, astrologers refer to the moon as one of the two ‘Luminaries’ or lights (the Sun being the other), and for ease of reference the term ‘planet’ is often used.
Useful keywords to remember when assessing the astrological strength of the moon are: Response, Instinct, Intuition, Fluctuation, Emotion. …
Most people automatically associate ‘Venus’ with love, and indeed it’s placing in the Natal Chart tell us a great deal about a subject’s attitude to love, romance and sex. However, the astrological Venus indicates rather more than just that – it is also a vital part of the Natal chart when it comes to assessing finances and financial interests, artistic ability and love of beauty, and the whole way in which we relate to other people, both socially and economically.
In mythology, Venus was a legendary beauty who inherited the attributes of Aphrodite, and so she became the Goddess of …