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Auntie Joyce, known for her funny and pointed astro-aphorisms, just arrived at the door of The Radical Virgo in her gym shorts to talk about Mercury. She thinks we could use the equivalent of a Pilates class to get our Mercs in better shape for this crazy cyber sprint we’re all signed up for, this marathon of Mercurial madness called the Virtual World. (Not to be confused with the Virtuous World.) Auntie says:
Your Mercury has never been more important. If you’re past your midlife transits, chances are you digest more information in a week than you did, as a kid, in a year. This can lead to Information Indigestion and near-permanent dizziness, like you just got off a fast spinning merry-go-round. My theory is that the Information Revolution has required us to morph faster than our physical vehicles can keep up with … but each Mercury sign, if tweaked and toned like your body during a good workout, can work in your favor. Your enhanced Mercury muscles can help you navigate the chaos of a bazillion websites, social networking communities, Skype, e-mail, YouTube, and an onslaught of images groping for your attention at all times. (Whew! Just writing about it wore me out.)
Let’s take a spin around the zodiac and talk about how you can tone up and tune up your Merc.
Tune-Up Your Mercury Every 3,000 Keyboard Miles
(Will someone with Mercury in Aquarius hurry up and invent the keyboard odometer?)
27 billion websites. But what about depth? To have true knowledge, you have to dig deep into some things to glean the archeology of how they work and to unearth their wisdom. Similarly, if you do dating sites, you probably have wondered how such great mind connections sometimes flop when taken a step further to coffee or another form of in-person meeting. It’s not how much or well you talk or on how many subjects; it’s how well you reach your “subject.” Your quicksilver mind can become easily obsessed with games, chats, and that made-for-Gemini phenomenon, the tweet. Choose one thing in your huge chain of multi-interests and get to know it well. Maybe it’s one social networking site. Maybe Facebook will become your community and ground your lively Mercury, enhancing its greatest gifts--but only if you offer your friends more than chitchat.
Getting the Clap.)
In the Little Prince by Saint-Exupery, the fox defines taming as “establishing ties,” that once tamed, two beings need each other. Isn’t that what the Internet and interdependence are ultimately all about?
Snopes) and all people to the test of getting to know them a little at a time. There’s no more beautiful rendition of this ritual than in one of my favorite books, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The mini-royal wants to get to know a fox (dodgy at best), and the fox tells him, he can’t play with him because he’s not tame. The fox later defines taming as “establishing ties,” that once tamed, two beings need each other.
Isn’t that what the Internet and interdependence are ultimately all about? As usual, Pisces absorbs all the lessons of the zodiac in this Mercury placement, showing us our highest communications ideals, if we just yield to tempt-tame-tion.
In closing, as you may have guessed, Auntie Joyce considers herself quite an authority on social networking. It’s not just because she tweets and Facebooks every day, but because she lives in the SN Capitol of the World—California! Did you know that the majority of the top sites’ corporate headquarters are located here? Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, You Tube, and Flickr. Care to guess California’s Mercury sign? Think and make your best guess before you peek at the answer below. Don’t you just love a quiz?
Auntie Joyce is an alter ego of astrologer Joyce Mason, who has too much Libra in her chart (not to mention Neptune conjunct Mercury) to tell it like it is. When candor is required, she invities Auntie Joyce to guest blog.
Photo Credit: Cooling Down After a Workout © Geotrac Dreamstime.com
 JCR “Lick” Licklider was born 11-Mar-1915 in St. Louis, MO, time unknown. Source: Astrotheme.
Related Post: How Strong's Your Mercury by Donna Cunningham
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California’s Mercury Sign - 13+ Libra Source: Astrotheme.
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