Saturday, January 17, 2009
Father of Hermaphroditus
Mercury is in retrograde again. Mercury is my ruling planet. Ergo my life is a shipwreck.
But do let's try to see the positive; here are some fascinating bits of floatsam relating to the celestial pull of Mercury and the children he guides.
They never remain still for very long and cannot be "pinned down" on anything. The Mercury character has a young, almost "Peter Panish" quality.
Mercury is also associated with merchants, commerce and mental pursuits. "Wheeling and dealing" fall within the jurisdiction of this planet...as do lying and cheating. It has been said that individuals born under the influence of Mercury are experts at "bursting the bubbles" of others, pricking the pretensions of those around them and forcing the re-examination of personal attitudes.
As a planetary influence, Mercury is neutral, displaying neither feminine nor masculine qualities
It symbolizes fluidity overcoming rigidity and is thus the champion of new beginnings, upsetting conventional attitudes and blazing trails for invention and change.
And lest we forget, one of Mercury's offspring (born to Venus) is the legendary Hermaphroditus, child of all sexes. I rest my case.