Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Planetary Fishing: Mercury

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It’s a new week and time to go fishing again in the planetary pond. If you’ve missed the background on our May Planetary Fishing Trip, the details are in this link. Today we’re onto Mercury, the planet of thinking, mental pursuits, short trips, commerce and communication.

Enjoy this experiential astrology trip, something I call playwork. It’s a way to get intimate with your planets and to hear them whisper their wisdom in your ear. That should be easy for chatty Mercury!

Mercury  Fishing Instructions

1. Rev up your search engine. Look up god Mercury. After a quick look (he’s known as the quicksilver god):

a.   What characteristic of Mercury is your favorite?
b.   All the planets are archetypal gods and goddesses, so I’ll ask of Mercury as I have for the others: How do you worship Mercury in your life? (One thing to consider is how many communication gadgets you own and use on a daily basis.)
c.    Which of Mercury’s symbols appeals to you and why?
d.   Do you have especially acute experiences of Mercury Retrograde?

About your Mercury and its sign:

a.   How does your Mercury sign color the way you think, learn and communicate?
b.   What is the role of language in your life? Are you good at foreign tongues? Do you pick up jargon easily at a new job or in a new pursuit?
c.    How does your Mercury blend with the Sun and Moon we’ve explored so far?
d.   What element is it? (Earth, Air, Fire or Water) Do you think it’s difficult or easy to do all those mercurial things with this element? (Why/why not?)
e.   How many planets make a major aspect to your Mercury? [1]
f.    How many of the planets are in close aspect, within 3 degrees or less?
g.   How do the aspects complicate or support your Mercury’s function and your experience of it overall?

 3. What has been the nature of your early learning experiences? How are they reflected in your Mercury?

Extra Experience: Take a fast from Mercury for an hour today—no phone, no TV, no internet (probably no fun). Experience quiet time. What does Mercury tuned down feel like for you? Write about it.
On Friday we’ll tackle Venus, no fishing pun intended.

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