Sun-Mercury ASPECT: Ego-Energy infusing the Thought System
Sun represents the energy of your evolving self. Mercury represents how you need to think and communicate in order to be effective. The two ‘planets’ in aspect evoke the feel of ego’s energy infusing the thought system.
Sun conjunct Mercury: Idealization as a Defense
Traditional astrology describes the danger of Mercury “burning up” in proximity to the Sun, thereby losing objectivity. In childhood the emerging ego could immerse itself in a web of comfortable thoughts and ideas, thus distancing itself from (and defending against) painful reality. A tendency toward idealization is a definite possibility.
As the self matures, the combination could evolve into a strong intellectual gift of one kind or another. The nature of sign occupied by Sun and Mercury will significantly affect this pair’s expression. Fire and Air signs tend toward brilliant expression of thoughts, whereas Water and Earth may suggest contemplation and discernment.
Sun/Mercury MIDPOINT: The Point of Intellectual Self Expression
Here are some examples of the potential manifestation of Sun/Mercury midpoint:
“Thinking about the Self”: When a natal Sun-Mercury midpoint is intensified by transit or Solar Arc progression, there may be a tendency toward overthinking and worry, even to the point of self-pity. Heavy planets such as Pluto could, after a time, transform the way you think about yourself for the better.
“Communicating honestly”: In a best case scenario, a strong transit or Solar Arc to this point could offer an opportunity to express your thoughts openly and straightforwardly. Of course, the nature of the planet strongly modifies the potential (e.g. Neptune may require an aesthetic touch to the communication, such as poetry.)
“Intellectual Self Expression”: In a professional arena, a transit or Solar Arc to this point suggests an opportunity for you to shine through sharing your knowledge, opinions and skills with others.
Sun-Mercury aspect or midpoint is a frequently changing & evolving complex. By knowing their natal placement and transit condition, you might get a sense of how you’re being challenged to grow in the way you think about and express your self.
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