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Kafka’s Mercury


Franz Kafka had Mercury in the 11th House in Gemini. He was born in Prague in a Jewish family that, as many other Jewish families at that time, had recently left their life in the country to live in the city. Along this process, most of these families had abandoned the common use of the Czech language, and used the Yiddish to communicate among themselves. Kafka spoke Czech, German, and Yidish. He also knew French, Italian, and probably some English. He would learn Hebrew later. The Yidish language spoken in Prague in turn is thought to be a form of relexified language which integrated words coming from the Czech and the German languages into grammatical structures coming from High German and Hebrew. At the same time, the German language was used in Prague in state bureaucracy and in commerce, and thus, Kafka would need to use the German language in his work as a lawyer. The German language in Prague was already an intermixed language that had taken elements from Czech and Yiddish. In this linguistic context, when Kafka discovered he wanted to become a writer, he had to choose a language for his writing. And what he did was to choose the German language of Prague and to use it in a totally personal way, carving a language within a language that would allow him to write what he wanted to write, a minor language that would reflect his essential loneliness, isolation and alienation-in fact, he had the fantasy of living in a room where he would dedicate only to writing, and where a wife would interrupt him only to take him his meals.

Kafka had Pluto in the 10th House in Gemini, and the South Node is also in the 10th House in Taurus, ruled by Venus in the 11th House in Gemini conjunct Mercury-the planetary ruler of Pluto. The North Node is in the 4th House in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto in the 10th House in Gemini.

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Pluto and the South Node in the 10th House reflect intense pressures to conform to the existing order of his family and society, and the specific emotional impact of an domineering, abusive and sadistic father-Neptune is conjunct the South Node and Neptune is conjunct Mars, which rules the 10th House cusp in Aries (the father was the son of a shochet or ritual slaughterer). With Neptune being conjunct the South Node, Kafka also felt abandoned as a child because of his parents’ dedication to their business. With the South Node in the 10th House being in Taurus, ruled by Venus in Gemini in the 11th House, Kafka’s family of birth represented for him a fixed and rigid value structure to which he was unable to relate, and felt alienated from. “I was a timid child. For all that, I am sure I was also obstinate, as children are. I am sure that Mother spoiled me too, but I cannot believe I was particularly difficult to manage; I cannot believe that a kindly word, a quiet taking by the hand, a friendly look, could not have got me to do anything that was wanted of me. Now you are, after all, basically a charitable and kindhearted person (what follows will not be in contradiction to this, I am speaking only of the impression you made on the child), but not every child has the endurance and fearlessness to go on searching until it comes to the kindliness that lies beneath the surface. You can treat a child only in the way you yourself are constituted, with vigor, noise, and hot temper, and in this case such behavior seemed to you to be also most appropriate because you wanted to bring me up to be a strong, brave boy” (Kafka, Letter to the Father). With Mercury in the 11th House being the ruler of Pluto in the 10th House in Gemini, Kafka´s works contains a radical criticism to the bureaucratic structures of his society-a society resulting from the fragmentation and fall of the Hapsburg empire- and the loneliness and isolation those structures created for the individual. The intensity of the alienation from the parental and societal environment experienced by Kakfa is made clear in his short novel The Metamorphosis, which begins: “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug”. The original German word Kafka used which has been translated as verminous bug or insect was “Ungeziefer”, which literally means “an animal unclean for sacrifice”.  For the sake of this example, I will concentrate on the meaning of this word Kafka used in this tale. There are several reasons why Kafka would inwardly feel like an ‘animal not suited for sacrifice’, resulting in the choice of these words, which are combined in his psyche in a very dualistic and fragmented way-Mercury in the 11th House in Gemini. A first reason is based on deep feelings of impurity and guilt which are associated with the physical body and sexuality, based on the impact of patriarchal judgments of Christian and Judaic religious nature, which have created desires in Kafka´s Soul to repress an intense sexual and sensual nature, and to detach from these aspects of his own nature altogether-the South Node in Taurus in the 10th House, conjunct Neptune and Mars, ruled by Venus in the 11th House. Desires to detach from the sensation body are indicated by Venus being in the 11th House, and are restated by Uranus in the 2nd House in Virgo, square to Venus. There are of course other reasons that have created the dynamic of detachment, which relate to a variety of prior-lives traumas of collective and individual nature, traumas that involved the survival of people, groups and communities of people, and people belonging to his own family-the planets within the 11th House with Uranus in the 2nd House, relative to Neptune being conjunct the South Node in Taurus, and the Sun/Jupiter conjunction in the 12th House in Cancer which forms a trine to the North Node in Scorpio in the 4th House, with the Moon being in the 11th House also square to Uranus, and Ceres in Taurus conjunct Pluto, Mars and Juno. The memories of traumas stored within the individuated unconscious-the 11th House- have induced an orientation to detach from sensation body and the emotional body. This dynamic of repression and detachment from sensation and emotion, has contributed to the patriarchal induced repression of sexuality though negative opinions and judgments against sexuality. With the South Node being in Taurus, and Mars in Taurus being conjunct to Pluto, the sexual desire nature is intense, however fluctuating because of the dynamic of detachment of the sexual energy indicated by Venus in the 11th House and Uranus in the 2nd House. Because of the intensity of repression, the sexual desire nature has become distorted. Mars being conjunct Neptune conjunct the South Node and Virgo on the 2nd House cusp reflects desires for purity which have been conditioned by such types of beliefs, that alternate with desires for an intense immersion in ‘profane’ sexuality. Kafka had intense sexual desires and regularly visited prostitutes in brothels. He also had a collection of pornography kept at a locked bookshelf. Through these forms of sexuality he would release the buildup of sexual energy, but this orientation would however increase the feelings of impurity and associated guilt. He would refer to sexuality as “the punishment for being together” and he would write that “good attracts us to evil just like the eyes of a woman attract us to bed”. In his novel “The Trial”, Kafka wrote about an endless legal proceedings aganst ‘K.’ who never gets to know what he is being charged for. In one of his tales, “Before the Law”, he wrote about a peasant who went to the courts in search of justice but who is not capable to enter because doorkeeper that stands before the open doors of the law, who wears a fur coat, and has a “big sharp nose and long, thin, black Tartar beard”. In this pattern of guilt connected to sexuality we can see a first reason why Kafka would feel like being ‘impure’ for sacrifice.

This pre-existing orientation to sexuality has of course impacted on the Soul’s orientation to being in intimate relationships, creating a conflict between dual desires to have partners who were ‘pure’ from a patriarchal point of view, equaling not being sexual, and desires for partners who are intensely sexual. This duality is reflected in the same symbols already mentioned, and further, in Venus being in Gemini in the 11th House square to Uranus in the 2nd House in Virgo-Uranus being the 7th House ruler; the south node of  Mars is in Libra in the 3rd House; Juno is in Taurus in the 10th House conjunct Neptune and Mars, Mars is square to asteroid Lilith in the 12th House, the Dark Moon Lilith is conjunct Venus in Gemini, and the Black Moon Lilith is in Scorpio conjunct the North Node in 4th House. Interwoven with this conflict around sexuality an underlying conflict exists between wanting to be in intimate relationships and for form a family on one side, and desires to be completely free and independent. This conflict and paradox around being in an intimate relationship and being free an independent is reflected in the Nodal axis being square the Ascendant/Descendant axis, and it is also combined with resulting desires for variety within relationships: Venus in the 11th House in Gemini, Venus conjunct Mercury, Aquarius on the 7th House cusp. Most part of Kafka’s relationships with women he felt attracted to on a personal basis occurred only though letter writing, and he would at times write to these women two or three letter each day. He would even make plans for marriage with women he had only seen once or twice, with whom this intensive correspondence was taking place, but these plans would be later cancelled, because he feared that married life would not leave him time enough to dedicate to writing. More specifically, Kafka had intense fears of being interrupted during his hours of inspiration-a reflection of his own inner disconnectedness and inner shortcuts-Neptune conjunct the South Node, ruled by Venus conjunct Mercury in Gemini in the 11th House etc. When Kafka met Felice Bauer, he felt immediately attracted to her as soon as he knew she was a typewriter who enjoyed doing transcriptions of manuscripts for their mutual friend Max Brod, and he thought she could help him with his own manuscripts-a reflection of Kafka´s Venus conjunct Mercury in the 11th House in Gemini. This set in motion an intensive process of letter writing to her. At the third month of this epistolary romance, he sent her a letter quoting a Chinese poem by Yuan Tzu-Tsai, which goes:

In the Dead of Night

In the cold night, while poring over

my book, I forgot the hour of bedtime.

The scent of my gold-embroidered bedcover

has already evaporated, the fireplace burns no more.

My beautiful friend, who hitherto has controlled

her wrath with difficulty, snatches away the lamp,

and asks: Do you know how late it is?

Kafka came back to this poem several times in his correspondence with Felice, and used this reference as a means to both attract her, and to keep her apart or at a safe distance. With the North Node being in the 4th House in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto in the 10th House, we can see that the fears of being interrupted are also based on fears of true intimacy because of the unresolved emotional states existing in Kafka’s Soul. Two months later, he wrote to Felice: “That friend in the poem is not bad, this time the lamp was really turned off, the loss was not that much, there is still much joy in her. But, ¿what if she had been the wife, and that night had not been an ordinary night, but an example of all nights, and thus, not only of the nights but of all of their life in common, that life that would be a struggle for the lamp? ¿what reader could still smile?” He also wrote to her “you once told me you would like to sit by my side while I am writing; but notice that in that case I would not be able to write (…) one can never  be alone enough when writing (…) one can never be surrounded by enough silence (…) I have often thought that the best way of living for me would be to lock myself in the depth of a vast cave, with a lamp and all I need for writing. They would bring me the meals and would leave them always apart from where I would be, behind the outer door of the cave. I would walk there in nightgown across all the vaults to pick the meals, and that would be my only walk. I would immediately go back to my desk, I would eat slow and concentrated, and then I would start writing again. What I would be able to write in this way! From what depths would I take it! Effortlessly! Because extreme concentration ignores what effort is. Only that perhaps I would not persevere, and at the first flaw, perhaps unavoidable even in such conditions, I couldn’t but sink myself in the greatest of madness: what do you say to this, my love? Do not back away from the cave dweller!” With Pluto in Gemini in the 10th House, and the North Node in Scorpio in the 4th House, Mercury in the 11th House in Gemini we can see in this image of the writer as a cave dweller a reflection of Kafka’s desires for experiential depth, in which writing could serve as a vehicle for self-objectification which would promote a potential, progressive emotional integration, versus a more superficial writing which would only perpetuate the existing emotional alienation. However, this in turn demanded from him to reach a certain point in which self-objectification-occurring through the vehicle of writing and solitary thinking-Mercury rules Pluto and is the final dispositor of the chart-would prove to him the need to embrace his inner emotional reality, instead of repressing, detaching from and intellectualizing his intense emotional life. Until such realization had not occurred, the conflict between commiting or not commiting to an intimate relationship would not be possible. Kafka wrote in his diary: “from the moment I make the decision to marry, I cannot sleep, my head burns day and night, life is not life any more, and in despair I stagger from side to side”. Here we can see a second reason for not being suitable for the sacrifice implied in a committed relationship.

A third reason relates to Kafka´s dynamics of avoidance of responsibility and of his desires to assume a social role through the vehicle of a career. Pluto in the 10th House, and the South Node also in the 10th House conjunct Neptune-also the stellium of planets in the 10th and the 11th House- correlate with his Soul’s desires to embrace a meaningful work or social purpose which would contribute to the needs of others at a societal level. However, Kafka became a lawyer who would work in handling insurance claims, thus serving only to the financial interests of large companies-Pluto in the 10th House, South Node in the 10th House in Taurus. At the same time, he deeply disliked his work, and managed to have only a part-time job. Thus, he was not suitable for the sacrifice involved in serving social needs-Neptune conjunct the South Node, ruled by Venus in the 11th House. Of course this dynamic of avoidance was justified because of his desires to be a writer, however, while he in fact dedicated most of his time to writing and was quite a prolific writer, he did not want to have his writings published-he burned about the ninety percent of his writings, and the larger part of his known works were published after his death, and despite his instructions that these were also destroyed. Thus, a big part of his orientation to writing was essentially based on his desires to be left alone with his own inner thoughts-which he would share only with some close friends: Mercury in the 11th House in Gemini correlating here to writing as vehicle for alienation and detachment from reality. Again, because of the intensity of emotional repression and the nature of the unresolved traumas existing within Kafka’s Soul, such pre-existing orientation was necessary, because, even in spite of the alienation implied, writing would serve as a vehicle to objectify his inner thoughts, to have the thoughts linearly ordered in front of him so to speak, versus only revolving inside his head, which would in turn serve his Soul to objectify in a detached way the inner emotional and psychological dynamics in place-the North Node in Scorpio in the 4th House, ruled by Pluto in Gemini, ruled by Mercury in Gemini in the 11th House, etc.  


Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn correlates with an individual who has needed or desired to understand the nature of parameters that define his or her structural reality, in order to operate within conditioned reality based on such understanding. What defines reality, what is real, and what is not real? The answer to these questions is always dependent on the nature of parameters. There are different kinds of parameters and there are parameters which are natural or inherent, and parameters that are artificial, man-made, arbitrary, or mere conventions, or that are based on beliefs about the nature of reality. Parameters, and the definitions they condition about the nature of reality, serve as the basis for the dynamic of judgment.

Judgment is a dynamic or operation in which an individual applies a mental content, some pre-existing concept or attribute, to something existing within his or her perceived reality. The dynamic of judgment is inherent to human consciousness, and it allows for the individual to define or establish what is real for him or her, in order to proceed on that basis. All that we know about our concrete or circumstantial reality is based on the structure of judgments, or rather, the individual reality is constructed or built using judgments, which connect in different ways abstract concepts and names to existing, circumstantial objects or situations. At an intellectual level, the abstract concepts and names are connected within the individual consciousness in different ways. Concepts in varying degrees of elaboration are combined within consciousness with opinions, beliefs, realized knowledge or understanding, linear reasoning, emotions, feelings, all of them contained within the individual consciousness according to the existing parameters that limit or condition what contents are accessed by the conscious awareness of each individual. All of these contents revolve within consciousness and articulate themselves in different ways and with varying degrees of flexibility or fixity in each case, regardless of being applied to external objects or existing situations. In turn, reality as it exists in itself, or whatever object or situation existing within reality, is perceived by the individual according to parameters that define or condition the individual point of view. Through the dynamic of judgment, such internal or external objects or situations the individual perceives are related to the abstract contents within consciousness which are thus attributed to the object or situation as defining its actual reality. As an example, if an individual studies or practices astrology, he or she will have within his or her consciousness a combination of astrological knowledge, different types of knowledge about reality, ie. psychology, sociology, etc., and further, intuitions, beliefs, opinions, emotions and feelings, etc. All of this knowledge is abstract and general in nature, as it comprises all possible astrological combinations of symbols the astrologer can find in real life. When it comes to actually reading a birthchart, all or some of the abstract contents within the astrologer’s consciousness are applied to the individual chart or client. The client’s reality needs to be observed, and then understood by creating connections between the abstract symbolism of astrology, and the existing situation. The astrologer then needs to say: ‘this is the case’, ‘this is what these symbols actually mean in this birthchart’. Thus, the actual situation is judged, and abstract contents become specific and define the perceived reality. Judgment combines a series of operations within the astrologer’s consciousness involving different types of thoughts, ie. deduction, induction, intuition, imagination, which at some point result in the judgment.

The basis for any judgment are always relative: relative to the observer, to the existing reality, and to the parameters that define what is real and not real for the observer, by means of limiting or conditioning what contents within the individual consciousness are being accessed by the conscious or egocentric awareness, that serve as the justification for the judgments. Being relative to the existing reality implies that they are subject to change, ie. that they are relative in time, and that they are relative to the existing state of things or circumstances which are being judged. Same time, judgment intends to create a relative stability, or certainty, about that which is judged.

While judgment is a dynamic which is inherent and natural to consciousness, this does not mean that all individuals need to have all of their reality constructed or arranged through judgment. This is necessary only to some relative degree, depending on the existing circumstances of the individual that demand or not to be judged, and to the individual orientation and needs. Generally, only what needs to be defined or understood in its actual reality demands judgment. An example could be someone looking for a job, and needing to define or judge what his or her needs are that will condition or limit what type of job to look for, versus being open to a perpetual or fluctuating reasoning in which the personal reality is arranged in changing ways and would make the job search very unspecific. Other example could be someone being in a relationship in which the individual needs or values are not met, and that, at some point, needs to judge: ‘is this a type relationship I need, is this a relationship that needs to be sustained? Is it healthy?’, etc. At same time, judgment serves to create new knowledge for the individual. An example could be someone who has some knowledge of astrology, ie. general meaning for the archetypes, and who at some point decides to write a book, let’s say, about Mercury. In the process of understanding more fully the Mercury archetype, general contents within the astrologer’s mind, ie. the archetypes, will be applied to understanding one of the specific archetypes, and this will allow the individual to create more knowledge about its specific subject, ie. Mercury.

Given that judgment involves the combined use of faculties in connection with the relative, existing reality to be judged, the dynamic of judgment is dependent on the personal sense of authority, which equals the capacity of judging the individual perceived reality from the own point of view, in order to define what is what for the individual, versus having the own reality defined by someone else, or to judge as a vicarious extension of an external or social authority, values, or ways of understanding reality. The manifestations of these archetypical themes will be very different in each case, and will depend on the overall chart signature, the evolutionary axis specifically, and the evolutionary condition or state of the individual.

Many individuals with Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn have desired or needed to think or to communicate in terms which are valid and acceptable from the point of view of society. Different reasons can exist for such desires. Some individuals have needed to orientate themselves to socially valid ways of thinking, in order to gain a progressive control over their personal reality, in relation with a social context. Some individuals have desired to apply their intellectual capacities within a social context, or to serve a social role that contributes to the betterment of society. Some individuals have desired or needed to have a sense of personal authority which is validated by society, and thus, have needed to think and communicate in ways that can be understood or validated by society. These desires have created a need to collect information or knowledge about their society of birth, in order to integrate their intellectual capacities within the social field. Because of these desires, many of these individuals have needed to adjust their pre-existing ways of thinking or communicating to socially valid parameters. These intentions have implied the potential for relative degrees of crises, involving the individual’s need to restrict his or her intellectual orientation or focus in order to conform to external parameters and controls pertaining to the consensus of society. The need for this restriction or adjustment, and the potential for crises, can exist at any evolutionary state or condition of the individual with Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn. The potential response in face of such types of crises will be different depending on the evolutionary state, because the understanding the individual can have about the nature of the crisis will vary. The nature of the crisis will also be different depending on the sense of personal authority of the individual, which will condition its orientation to external authority or parameters. And of course, the nature and intensity of the crisis will be different depending on the social or cultural context of the individual, and its relative flexibility.

Because of the desires or needs of the individuals with Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn to communicate or think in ways acceptable for its society, they can be very sensitive about being correctly understood, or rather, to receiving confirmation about the correctness of their thought or language forms. Many individuals with Mercury in this Sign or House have desired or needed to understand the nature of social parameters, which translates into wanting to know about the ways of being, customs, laws, morals and taboos that pertain to their society or culture. This has been necessary in order to gain a progressive control over the individual circumstances within the social context, or in connection with larger forces of social nature. Within this, some individuals with Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn have desired to serve a social role or career, or to contribute to the betterment of their society through the existing social structures, and in order to do this, they have desired to gain a sense of authority, or intellectual authority, which is validated or ratified by their society. This, in turn, has demanded that these individuals operate within an existing framework which is defined and conditioned by their society of birth, and to orientate to forms of knowledge, and ways of thinking or communicating which are accepted by the consensus of their society. In all of these cases, the individual has needed to accept the social limitations or parameters, which have restricted the intellectual focus or orientation, or their ways of communicating. The degree of personal identification with such limitations, again, will be relative to the evolutionary state and situation of the individual. As a general example, an individual within the consensus of society will normally think that his or her socially validated forms of knowledge are the only correct or possible ways of understanding reality. An individual within a spiritual evolutionary condition will normally think that there are many different valid ways of thinking, and that, however, he or she needs to embrace some specific forms of knowledge or ways of communicating, which are part of their society, in order to perform some social role or function. Some individuals have simply desired to apply their intellectual capacities to some relevant social goals, and this has demanded that they learn to communicate with others in ways that can be understood by the consensus of their society. Many of these individuals have needed to create a very determined and consistent orientation allowing to accomplish these desires and goals. Sometimes, this need has been created because of prior experiences of crisis based on not fitting within the ‘system’ or through experiences of not having enough control over the social coordinates of the individual’s reality, translating into being more or less at the mercy of larger forces of social nature. Sometimes this need has been propelled by desires of being in positions of social power, or social leadership. Individual variations of these themes exist in all cases. In all of these cases, though, individuals with Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn have needed to accept being conditioned in varying degrees by the ways of being and the intellectual parameters of their society of birth.

Being Capricorn a cardinal archetype, these intentions have in place within an evolutionary cycle which is relatively new. Because this cycle is relatively new, the implied intentions have not necessarily been accomplished in the past, and this translates in some cases in an evolutionary need in the current lifetime to orientate to these types of goals with determination and effort. At the same time, this can create insecurity for these individual, revolving around their intellectual capacities or competence, as judged from the point of view of external parameters of their society, culture, of family, or the criteria of socially validated authorities within whatever field of knowledge they are focused on. Because an underlying intention concerns the individual need to develop its own sense of personal authority, many of these individuals have needed to create crises with external authority figures within their parental or social reality, or intellectual framework. Many times these individuals will be born into a parental environment in which one or both parents are defined by consensus ways of thinking, and the types of judgments that derive from such ways of thinking. Many times one of the parents or both has been not only judgmental, but also highly moralistic or critical of the individual nature or way of being. These ways of thinking and judgments thereof, have the effect of undermining the natural orientations and ways of thinking of these natives. In turn, this has had the effect of creating intellectual doubts in these folks, which translate into crises about their own sense of personal authority, and their own capacity to judge themselves, others, or reality in general. Thus, these individuals have learned during childhood to be very controlled and tend to be insecure about their own natural ways of thinking and communicating with others, and many time feel that they need to have their own points of view validated by some external authority which is ‘correct’ from a societal point of view. Deviating from these or rules or parameters implies fear of punishment, or guilt when these rules or parameters have been internalized as children. Sometimes one or both parents are also hypocritical, or defined by double standards, which further intensifies a crisis about the nature of authority itself, because the individual can feel that he or she needs to follow arbitrary external rules or parameters which are not consistent or even justified from a rational point of view, and thus the bottom line orientation to authority becomes a need to obey or follow the established or consensus parameters even if not agreed upon. Of course the response to such dynamics in childhood will be different in each case. This response can range from an orientation to a total submission to external authority or consensus parameters, to a total rebellion against social rules, which sometimes reflects a dynamic of needing to be confirmed by opposition by the external or established authority, ie. ‘if I am negatively judged, or persecuted, I must be right’. Within this range, and because of the dual nature of the Mercury archetype, Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn can translate into a dual orientation to rules or authority, where the individual feels that he or she needs to create an appearance of conformity, while secretly rebelling against such consensus parameters and rules, sometimes as a reflection of the hypocritical nature of parental authority in the early environment. It should be noted that these types of responses can exist at different evolutionary states or conditions, depending on the overall signature of the birthchart and the main evolutionary axis specifically. However, the response of submission is the most common response within the Consensus evolutionary state, while individuals within the Individuated state will normally manifest a response based on overt or covert rebellion. Individuals within a spiritual evolutionary state can manifest any of both types of response to external authority, for different reasons.

Because of these dynamics, these individuals can be very sensitive to external approval and can become quite invested in checking the correction of their own thinking process, needing to review once and again the logical links in their thoughts on a step-by-step basis, and however still doubt the correction of what they think, or the implications of the thoughts they share with others based on the feedback received on an ongoing basis. On the overall, many of these individuals can develop an intense intellectual orientation because of the need to analyze the judgments and opinions that have come their way, which have threatened the stability of their intellectual constructions, and has induced desires to develop their sense of personal authority by intellectual means. And, of course, the intensity of such intellectual orientation, and the specificity of its focus, has conditioned the structural nature of their consciousness because they have needed to be so much aware of how they think, implying many times a repression or suppression of other aspects of life such as emotion, feeling, etc. in varying degrees.

The birthchart of Miguel Enríquez, one of the founders of the Chilean political party MIR (Movement of the Revolutionary Left) has Mercury in the 10th House in Aries. This archetype is restated in his birthchart in Saturn being in the 1st House in Gemini, conjunct Mars in Gemini in the 1st House, and the 3rd House ruler being the Sun in the 10th House also in Aries.

Miguel Enriquez - carta natal

Miguel Enriquez – carta natal

With the South Node of the Moon being in the 8th House, in Aquarius, ruled by Uranus in Gemini in the 12th House, Miguel Enríquez promoted social change in his country based on ideals which directly confronted the social status quo, even at the time when the leftist government of Salvador Allende had been elected. He delivered intense criticism against the elected government, because he thought that social reforms were not going as fast as he thought was needed. Because the South Node is in Aquarius in the 8th House, ruled by Uranus in the 12th House, his views about social needs for betterment where not only naturally idealistic and humanitarian in essence, but also quite objective. He felt inwardly called to assume a role of leadership that would help make his society more equitable and fair. Miguel EnriquezHowever, he directly promoted the use of armed forces in order to accelerate structural changes. With the Sun being Aries in the 10th House conjunct asteroid Eris, and Mercury in Aries in the 10th House, the Sun and Eris being opposed by Neptune Rx in the 4th House in Libra, we can see here a dynamic of identification or contagion with the violence he perceived in the existing imbalances and the social powers that sustained such imbalances. Thus, he assumed the role of a politician and a want-to-be guerrilla fighter, and attempted to give a military and authoritarian, hierarchical structure to his party, which in reality was formed mainly by idealistic intellectuals who lacked any experience or training in the use of weapons, which by the way, were almost unavailable for them in their country. The theme of being a warrior promoting social reform is further indicated by Pallas being in the 11th House, squaring the nodal axis, and of course these themes had already existed in a series of his prior lifetimes. Because Pluto is conjunct the North Node in the 2nd House, in Leo, ruled by the Sun in the 10th House trine Pluto and the North Node, and conjunct Mercury in Aries in 10th House, which is ruled by Mars in Gemini, the evolutionary intention was to relate in a new way to social reality, which demanded to operate in new ways within existing social structures, and to use existing structures in order to improve them gradually, by means of disseminating new ideas, values and ideals through vehicles such as education and the arts. These implied the need for existing structures to survive. However, unresolved emotional states which have been repressed or suppressed, and rage against the ‘system’, which had created prior-lives traumas, lead him to re-create the same type of trauma in his current lifetime. Mercury in the 10th House Aries would have demanded to embrace a need to analyze how unresolved emotions, anger, and rage, conditioned his intellectual orientation and the ways in which he communicated his ideas, in order not to become a threat to the existing powers of his society. His Soul advanced in this direction because he gravitated to the healing professions, becoming a medical doctor and a neurologist-South Node in Aquarius, ruled by Uranus in Gemini, ruled by Mercury in the 10th House, etc. He had the chance to become a leading figure within the medical field in his country, based on his intellectual capacities in combination with desires for social betterment. Instead, he chose to become a destabilizer element for the government of the Popular Unity coalition, and after the military coup of 11 September 1973, he was one of the most sought individuals by the Pinochet’s agents. He had a quick death, however, and was assassinated in a massive operation in which he was shot ten times, with one bullet in the head. Quite a graphic correlation for Mercury in the 10th House Aries. And of course, most of the upper members of the revolutionary movement he had founded and leaded were captured and also killed, many of them in pretty more horrifying ways. Because these types of experiences had occurred in prior lifetimes of his Soul, we can also see in Mercury in the 10th House, and Saturn being in the 1st House, a pattern of guilt coming from prior lifetimes, crated by these dynamics, which his Soul needed to address and analyze, in order to create emotional self-knowledge that would allow for new orientations to manifest to social reality. Further, we can see that his Soul was essentially naïve in what concerns the authoritarian nature of social structures in his country, and the nature of military force that has served to preserve the privileges of people in power, ie. parameters and limits that condition how social change can actually occur in his country. As historian Mario Góngora has pointed out, the military constitutes the spinal column of Chilean institutions. This can be seen in the ‘birthchat’ of this country which has the South Node in the 5th House in Aries, ruled by Mars in Leo in the 10th House. It is interesting to note that Miguel Enríquez’s Sun perfectly conjuncts the South Node, and his Pluto/North Node conjunct the natal Pallas in the 9th House Leo, with his Jupiter in Leo also being within the 9th House, in the birthchart of Chile, thus, symbols of being caught by the same underlying ideology of authoritarianism, and overt and covert violence, which underlies the society he wanted to improve.

Because the 10th House and Capricorn correlate with the nature of judgments, many individuals with Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn have been exposed in prior lifetimes and in their early environment to the impact of opinions and judgments based on consensus moralities or beliefs. In turn, given that the 10th House and Capricorn directly correlate with the phenomenon of guilt, induced or artificial and natural guilt based on transgression of natural laws, and further, because Mercury naturally rules Virgo, which correlates with the psychology of atonement, Mercury in this House or Sign can signify in some cases that guilt exists within the Soul, which has created desires to atone, eventually translating into a masochistic, sadistic, or sadomasochistic response. In these cases, the evolutionary intention of Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn is to allow for a linear understanding of the feelings of guilt, and how they are based on the impact of negative judgments the individual has received, and to allow a discrimination between induced guilt and natural guilt within the Soul. This distinction between natural and induced guilt is quite important from an evolutionary point of view, because induced guilt based on artificial morals or beliefs can be removed from the Soul or liberated and healed, while natural guilt originating on transgressions of natural inner laws cannot be liberated from: instead, it remains within the Soul in order to serve as a reminder for the individual that induced a need to understand how the guilt has been created in first place, so that the transgressions of natural laws don’t need to be repeated. This distinction can be critical at some key evolutionary points, in which the Soul naturally has desires to liberate from conditioning factors, which many times can lead to desires to liberate from the felt, though natural guilt, this then leading to repeating the transgressions of natural laws which have created the natural guilt in first place, thus, increasing the guilt within the Soul. The reasons for the guilt can be directly related with the very symbol of Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn. A detailed analysis needs to be made in each case based on understanding what the causative dynamics have been which have led to creating the guilt, as reflected on the overall chart signature and the evolutionary axis specifically, relative to the natural evolutionary condition of the Soul, in order to discriminate when needed between natural and induced guilt. Let’s look at one examples in order to understand these ideas.

In this example, Mercury in the 10th House is in Capricorn conjuncts the 11th House cusp and the Sun in Capricorn in the 11th House. Pluto is Rx in the 7th House in Virgo, New phase conjunct to Uranus and Pallas, and opposed by Chiron in the 1st House in Pisces; the South Node is in the 8th House in Libra, ruled by Venus in Scorpio in the 9th House, conjunct the Moon and Neptune in the 9th House Scorpio. The South Node is conjunct Ceres in Libra and Juno in Scorpio, both within the 8th House. The North Node is in the 2nd House, in Aries, ruled by Mars in the 12th House, in Aquarius. Mars is square to the Moon within the Disseminating phase; square to Venus, within the Last Quarter phase; and square to Neptune, within the Crescent phase. Mars is also Gibbous inconjunct to Pluto Rx in the 7th House and First Quarter trine to the South Node in the 8th House. The 10th House Mercury is square to Saturn in the 2nd House in Aries within the Disseminating phase, and trine to Jupiter Rx in Virgo in the 6th House. Vesta in the 11th House in Capricorn is square to the nodal axis. The observed evolutionary condition of this male individual is within the 2nd stage of the Individuated stage.

Client chart

Client chart

With Pluto being Rx in Virgo within the 7th House, and the South Node being in the 8th House in Libra, the individual is within a new evolutionary cycle, in which the Soul has intended to initiate new types and new patterns of relationships with other people. The individual has been learning to relate to himself and others in new ways, and to present himself to others in new ways, which reflect his true nature, which the Soul desires to discover and actualize. Uranus being New phase conjunct to Pluto in the 7th House correlates with an intention to liberate from past identity association coming from society and other people who have not reflected the individual inherent nature. Thus, the individual has been attracted to a series of relationships with other individuals who are also liberating or rebelling against consensus ways of being in general, and consensus ways of being in relationships. Pluto/Uranus in Virgo in the 7th House, ruled by Mercury in the 10th House in Capricorn, square Saturn in Aries in the 2nd House, reveals that the individual has experienced relative degrees of persecution and has been harshly judged in prior lifetimes based on consensus ways of thinking and moralities. Because the South Node is in the 8th House, ruled by Venus in the 9th House, and Jupiter is Rx in the 6th House in Virgo, trine to Mercury, the nature of these judgments has been based on a quite intense exposure to religious moralities of Catholic or Judaic types, which have been extremely repressive of his natural sexual nature. During this current lifetime, the individual in fact tried to live within various religious or spiritual communities and Catholic monasteries. However, the guy created intense crises in his relationships with other people in these monasteries or communities, including crises based on sexual reasons. The nature of these crises can be seen in Mars in the 12th House, in Aquarius, inconjunct Pluto Rx in the 7th House, and squaring the 9th House planets, Neptune, Venus and the Moon. Because of sexual repression coming from prior lifetimes, an intense need for sexual liberation has been in place in which the individual has needed to seek different types of relationships that would serve to explore different ways of being sexual. Because of sexual repression based on consensus and religious types of moralities, the individual has associated sexual desires with impurity and ‘sin’ in the past. Here we can see a reason for acquired or induced guilt existing in this individual’s Soul: negative judgments and persecution because of the individual’s orientation to sexuality, and overall sexual nature. This is demonstrated in various symbols in the birthchart: Pluto, Uranus and Pallas in Virgo, with the South Node in the 8th House in Libra, ruled by Venus in the 9th House conjunct Neptune, with Jupiter, the natural 9th House ruler, being in the 6th House in Virgo; Mars in the 12th House, the natural Pisces House, inconjunct to Pluto, and forming a square to Neptune. Saturn, the natural 10th House ruler, in the 2nd House, in Aries; Chiron in the 1st, Mars House, in Pisces, in opposition to Pluto; the south node of Mars in Sagittarius in the 10th House, squaring its ruler, Jupiter in the 6th House; the south node of Venus also in the 10th House in Sagittarius, and square to Pluto and Uranus in Virgo; Saturn in Aries conjunct the north node of Mars in the 2nd House Aries; Chiron in Pisces, in the 1st House, conjunct the North Node. Because of the intensity of sexual repression existing in this individual’s evolutionary past, and the created conflict about sexuality itself based on man-made ideals of purity, sexual energy has been detached and alienated from, creating cycles in which the individual’s sexual energy is quite intense, and other cycles in which the sexual energy is almost non-existent. There have been lifetimes in which the individual has tried to be celibate. In turn, there have been other situations within these lifetimes, and other lifetimes, in which the individual has desired to be sexual in all possible ways. This is a reflection of a deep ongoing process of redefining himself a sexual being, and a reorganization of the sexual energy of the Soul that has been repressed and distorted on its evolutionary past. This is reflected in Mars being in Aquarius in the 12th House, the 2st House cusp being Pisces, ruled by Neptune in Scorpio in the 9th House, and forming a square to Mars; also, Chiron is in the 1st House in Pisces, opposing Uranus, and Vesta in Capricorn is the 11th-Aquarian-House, squaring the nodal axis. These are also symbols of experiences of sexual abuse in prior lifetimes, including sexual abuse in religious contexts. In the current lifetime, desires to be sexual in all possible ways have also translated into homosexual desires and orientation. During his childhood, the individual suffered physical and emotional abuse by his father, and emotional and sexual abuse by his brothers-with the father’s approval-on a repetitive basis. This can be seen in Saturn in Aries in the 2nd House trine the south node of Mars in the 10th House, and conjunct the north node of Mars in Aries in the 2nd House, with Mars being in the 12th House square Venus and the Moon, Venus being the 3rd House ruler, and Mercury being square to Saturn in Aries (Saturn, Capricorn and the 10th House is the archetype that correlates with the father figure; Mercury, Gemini and the 3rd House, correlates with siblings; the Moon and Saturn correlate with the family). In the current lifetime, again, the individual was admitted in various Catholic or Christian monasteries and communities, even after he had became aware of his intense sexual needs and his sexual orientation. Of course being a monk at a Catholic monastery demanded enforced celibacy, an unnatural state for this individual. Within the monasteries he would avidly seek intense human contact, and would create intense psychological and emotional manipulations and confrontations with other people, a pattern of relatedness coming from prior lifetimes as demonstrated by Pluto in the 7th House, the South Node in the 8th House in Libra, and its ruler, Venus, being in Scorpio. He would present himself in various ways, ie. various constructed personas that he would act out upon depending on the circumstances. At times he would be the humble, devote and pure religious type defined by desires for spiritual contemplation-Pluto in Virgo, Mars in the 12th House. Other times he would be the totally misunderstood individual victimized by life, appearing as a needy individual only seeking to be accepted and loved-Pluto in Virgo, Mars in the 12th House, South Node ruler Venus being conjunct Neptune and the Moon. Other times he would be the rationally and philosophic orientated, master-mind individual rebelling against all that is false or dogmatic, and desiring to forcefully uncover the personal truths of those around him, including his own projected sexual motives or desires-Pluto/Uranus/Pallas in the 7th House Virgo, North Node ruler Mars in the 12th House Aquarius square to Venus in the 9th House Scorpio, ruling the South Node in the 8th House Libra. When in operation, these constructed personas would appear as a total personality. This is a reflection of psychological fragmentation existing within the Soul, reflected in various symbols in the birthchart we have already mentioned, specially the Pluto/Uranus/Pallas conjunction in the 7th House, Mars in the 12th House Aquarius, Vesta in the 11th House squaring the Moon’s Nodes. The fragmentation itself has been caused by prior-lives traumas of various types, including the types of sexual traumas already mentioned. At the same time it is also a reflection of the individual’s conflict about the nature of its own desires. In some situations, the individual would present himself in some ways to some people, and in other ways to other people all living together in the same monastery. As an example, he would appear one night at another fellow monk’s cell, acting out his victimized persona which had been triggered because of memories of childhood abuse he had shared with some of his mates. He asked permission to sleep in his mate’s bed, claiming that he was in a state of total despair and devastation, which his mate accepted. The next day, he would tell other monks in the community that the monk he had slept with had sexually abused him during the night. He in fact began an intense relationship with that monk, to whom he declared that the nature of the relationship was based on pure friendship and shared spiritual desires. At the same time, he would expose the nature of the relationship to other monks telling them that it was based on mutual sexual desires. The two versions only met after several months, when the individual had already fled from the community, and was quite traumatic both for him and for the other monk who had trusted the declared motives for the relationship. Even after many years had passed since that incident, the individual was unwilling to accept that his friend was not sexually interested in him, and that it was not a matter of latent or hidden homosexual desires that he were unable to admit-Pluto in the 7th House, South Node in the 8th House, Venus in Scorpio in the 9th House, Moon in Scorpio in the 9th House, ruling the 5th House, Neptune in Scorpio in the 9th House ruling the 1st House, Sun in Capricorn conjunct asteroid Hybris. Thus, the individual would continue to embark on his attempts to uncover his friend’s ‘true desires’, based on his own projections, triggered by fears of rejection, compounded with fears of being wrongly judged or persecuted because of his sexual orientation. Again, the exemplified dynamic is based on projection of unresolved psychological motives coming, a dynamic coming from prior lifetimes in which the individual did not present himself to others in ways that reflected where he was really coming from, what where his desires and intentions, and which also resulted in traumatic experiences for others and for himself. Because the individual has been essentially oriented to being in relationships-Pluto 7th House, South Node in Libra-this has created quite a deal of complications, a causal factor in prior lifetimes being situations in which the individual was not totally honest about his desires because they conflicted with relationships with people defined by beliefs and opinions of the social consensus, thus creating duplicity-the South Node ruler Venus being in the 9th House Scorpio conjunct Neptune, Jupiter Rx in Virgo in the 6th House trine Mercury in the 10th House Capricorn. With Juno in Scorpio and Ceres in Libra, both in the 8th House conjunct the South Node, and the Moon conjunct Venus and Neptune in the 9th House Scorpio, the individual would have created relationships and families based on an apparent consensus heterosexual orientation, and then would have created diverse degrees of trauma when the nature of his other types of sexual desires were discovered or found out by those families. This is another reason of the guilt pattern the individual needs to understand and discriminate through Mercury in the 10th House. That the individual has felt victimized in these types of situations can be seen in various symbols, Pluto in Virgo, Venus and the Moon conjunct Neptune, Mars in the 12th House, etc. This victimization has created intense levels of anger and rage, which the individual has projected on other people. Further, the nature of the rage has also compounded the sexual desires at times, creating sadomasochistic types sexual dynamics within some of his relationships, which the individual has thought about, though, as reflecting needs for liberation from prior repression. These are other reasons for the guilt existing in the Soul. With the Pluto polarity point in the 1st House, the North Node being in the 2nd House in Aries, ruled by Mars in the 12th House Aquarius and squaring Venus in the 9th House within the Last Quarter phase, a bottom-line evolutionary intention this individual has at a Soul level is to discover its own personal and sexual nature from within himself, and to initiate a new cycle of personal discovery that is independent from needing to be defined by other people, in order to embrace and integrate his desire nature as a whole. This would allow for a new orientation to relationships that in turn reflect the individual’s nature and desires. Further, this would allow for a responsible and constructive rebellion, versus a need to cyclically rebel against everything or anything-the Mercury in Capricorn conjunction with the Sun in Capricorn in the 11th House, relative to the Pluto/Uranus conjunction in the 7th House.

Because Mercury correlates with the nature of parameters, and structures, it correlates with the structure of consciousness, the structure of consciousness within the human form, and the structure of human incarnated form. Thus, it relates with the phenomenon of space-time, finitude, death, and mourning. It correlates thus with limitations that need to be considered in order to create whatever structure or social work or role. Further, it correlates with the phenomena of structures that become rigid or crystallized and prevent further evolution or change. In consequence, Capricorn and the 10th House correlate with what we call reflection, and what we call depression. Depression induces reflection, and reflection allows to find out what has become crystallized and needs to change, and further, allows to create a determined orientation that can allow to create whatever needs to be created, honoring the existing limitations and parameters the individual cannot change. Individuals with Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn can be highly reflective, serious and introspective, or capable to focus their mind on topics or issues that are serious or important. Albert Einstein had Mercury in the 10th House, in Aries, conjunct Saturn, and ruled by Mars in the 7th House in Capricorn which is conjunct the North Node in Aquarius in the 8th House. In his birthchart, Pluto is in the 11th House in Taurus, the South Node is in the 2nd House in Leo, ruled by the Sun in the 10th House in Pisces. The South Node, again, is in the 8th House in Aquarius, ruled by Uranus Rx in the 3rd House in Virgo, inconjunct the South Node and Mercury. Mercury is conjunct Saturn and Pallas in Aries in the 10th House. Neptune and Chiron in the 11th House Taurus are square the nodal axis, and Mars in Capricorn in the 7th House is conjunct the North Node. These symbols indicate that Einstein would need to apply his intellectual capacities to relevant goals pertaining to its society or to humanity as a whole, and that he would need to be very discriminating about finding the correct ways for his ideas or knowledge to reach the right people for right uses of such knowledge or capacities.

Albert Einstein - birthchart

Albert Einstein – birthchart

With Pluto, Ceres, Neptune and Chiron in the 11th House in Taurus, with the South Node in the 2nd House and the North Node in the 8th House in Aquarius, this is the signature of an individual who is inherently concerned with the survival of humanity as whole. Einstein was a pacifist. We can see in these symbols that his Soul carried deep Soul wounds and traumas from prior lifetimes related to the survival of large groups of people. With Mercury, Saturn, Pallas, and Venus in Aries, and the Sun in Pisces, all in the 10th House, his Soul felt an enormous responsibility about the right use of knowledge. With all these planets in Taurus in the 11th House, and the South Node ruler being the Sun in Pisces in the 10th House, and Jupiter being in Aquarius in the 9th House, he would be naturally withdrawn into himself in order to effect contemplation of ideas relating to the inherent fabric of phenomenal reality. We need to understand here that the 11th House, Aquarius, and Uranus archetype represents the higher octave of Mercury, and correlates with what is called the ‘Higher Mind’, or the ‘master plan’ for all Manifested Creation so to speak. With Pluto and all the 11h House planets in Taurus, which, further, is ruled by Venus in the 10th House, and the South Node being in the 2nd House ruled by the Sun in the 10th House in Pisces, it is clear this is a Soul that has desired for many lifetimes to understand the inner structure and inherent laws of physics. Also, because of this abstract orientation of his mind, the individual has been essentially detached from mundane circumstances. EinsteinWithin this theme, we can see that one reason why the Soul has been detached and alienated from mundane circumstances relates to prior-lives traumas of disillusionment based on having witnessed wrong uses of knowledge in egocentric or self-interested ways, and the impact of this on the survival of groups of people which is also a past life reason for guilt exiting in the Soul-Neptune and Chiron in the 11th House in Taurus square the North Node of the Moon in the 8th House Aquarius, relative to the Pluto polarity point in the 5th House Scorpio, with Neptune being the ruler of the 10th House Pisces, the Sun in Pisces in the 10th House ruling the South Node in the 2nd House, Gemini in the 12th House and Saturn and Mercury being in Aries in the 10th House ruled by Mars in Capricorn. In the current lifetime, though, all these same planets in the 10th House being in Aries, ruled by Mars in Capricorn in the 7th House, and the North Node ruler being in the 3rd House in Virgo, an implied need existed to initiate a new cycle in which the Soul was required to embrace the social significance and practical applications of his inner contemplations. At another level, and given that the 10th House and Capricorn correlate with the phenomenon called gravity, and with time-space, we can see how the Soul would come to discover how space and time are modified by gravity, and how universal laws are modified by the relative point of view of the observer, and that physical laws as understood at that time were valid only in relative conditions defined by the Earth’s gravitational field. Thus, Mercury in the 10th House in Aries correlates with ‘new parameters’ that would forever change the understanding of physics. All of this discoveries made by Einstein were essentially abstract. On 12 July 1939, few months before the beginning of World War II, when fellow European physicists met with him and told him that it was possible that Hitler’s Germany would be able to develop atomic bombs before the Americans did, his immediate answer was “I had not thought of that”. Transiting Pluto was conjunct his South Node in Leo, and transiting Mars was exactly conjunct his North Node. The transiting South Node was in Taurus, conjunct his natal Neptune and Chiron in his 11th House, squaring his natal Nodes, with the transiting North Node in Scorpio in his 5th House, while transiting Uranus approaching to conjunct his natal Pluto in Taurus within 3 degrees. These transiting symbols make it clear this was a pivotal moment in Einstein’s Soul evolution in his current lifetime. Because of the danger that Hitler could develop atomic bombs, Einstein agreed to sign a letter directed to the US President at that time, Roosevelt, warning him of the implied risk that the Nazis could avail such unprecedented power for destruction. This set in motion the Manhattan Project by the US government which resulted in the atomic bombs which were later dropped over Hiroshima and Nakasaki three months after Germany had surrendered to the allies. Even though Einstein’s direct contribution to the project had been very limited according to historians, and that atomic fission used in those bombs was only indirectly connected with Einstein discoveries and theories, ie. that matter contains enormous amounts of energy within (E=MC2), the use given to the atom bombs triggered intense feelings of guilt in his Soul. He publicly condemned that the bombs had been used against Japan. Five months before his death, Einstein summarized his feelings about his involvement in the creation of the weapon saying: “I made one great mistake in my life… when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification – the danger that the Germans would make them”. From the point of view of his birthchart, though, the Neptune/Chiron skipped steps in the 11th House Taurus reflected that the desires for non-involvement that were combined with his pacifism, had created an evolutionary limitation his Soul needed to address by means of merging his Soul capacities and knowledge with larger forces, ie. humanity as a whole-the skipped steps resolving via the 8th House Aquarius North Node, ruled by Uranus in the 3rd House- and allow the necessary confrontations with those who could make wrong use of such types of knowledge. Thus, Mercury in Aries in the 10th House, ruled by Mars in the 7th House Capricorn reflect that he in fact needed for individual and collective evolutionary reasons to contribute to a pacifist use of nuclear energy, which he intended to do.

In order to advance in its evolution, Mercury in the 10th House or Capricorn needs to embrace its polarity: the 4th House or Cancer. This means to develop a focus that serves to understand the conditioning factors existing in the family of birth which have shaped the existing intellectual orientation and the need to be validated by an external authority or by society. It also implies promoting ways of thinking which are oriented to understand oneself and the own ways of being independent of any social position or role. This involves embracing an understanding of the own emotional life, in order to discover an inner source of validation in general, and of the own ways of thinking. For this to occur, an conscious intent and orientation to think about oneself is demanded, which can create a counterpoint that allow the individual to view him or herself as an entity which is independent of its social persona, and to ask him or herself questions such as ‘why am I so concerned with my prestige?’ or ‘why am I so concerned about how others think about me within society?’. The 4th House, Cancer polarity implies a need to produce inner thoughts that allow to redefine the self-concept and self-image in new ways which are totally independent from any external source of validation, and that can serve as a vehicle to process the unresolved emotional states which have create a rigid intellectual orientation which perpetually needs to maintain a focus on being socially valued, and which creates or recreates dynamics of guilt. Embracing the emotional nature of the 4th House and Cancer will further allow the individual to recover memories that have been repressed relating to experienced that have shaped the pre-existing intellectual orientation, and overall orientations. This counterpoint will serve the individual to redefine its points of view about everything, and about him or herself, in ways which become personal and self-including instead of being based on desires to conform to external parameters and ‘should-bes’. In turn, this will allow the individual to develop its own sense of authority, and for new orientations to manifest into the social role or career in ways which are ever more reflective of the individual’s nature.

Famous people with Mercury in the 10th House:

Friedrich Nietzsche
Stephen Hawking
Mirra Alfassa (The Mother)
Joan Baez


Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio reflects desires to linearly understand the nature of emotional life, and of all psychological dynamics that are the fundamental basis defining the bottom-line security of the individual. Mercury in the 8th House desires to know the reasons, intentions, motivations, desires and agendas that define him or herself, and other people.  Mercury in this House or Sign has desired to acquire certainty or evidence through the intellectual linear function-to know what is, and what is not-and thus, is not interested in speculations, intellectual musings or digressions, or mere possibilities. In evolutionary terms, this need is rooted on past-lives experiences of having relied in assumptions, opinions or intellectual constructions which demonstrated not to be true, in ways which resulted in intense emotional consequences for the individual. For these reasons, Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio reflects, at the same time, that a metamorphosis is underway of the prior intellectual orientation of the individual, and the resulting intellectual constructions, because the individual has needed to linearly know what is real, and what is not real, instead of needing to rely on opinions or systems of ideas whose validity has not been checked and proven by self-experience.

Some individuals with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio have associated their psychological or emotional security with information of thought forms in which they have been overly invested. Many times, the role the individual has given to these constructions has implied a limitation in evolutionary terms, because of the resistance to change the existing intellectual focus-a resistance based on the emotional security these constructions represented. Because of this resistance, the Soul has programmed experiences or events in which the nature of the existing ideas or intellectual orientation has been tested, and harshly contrasted with reality.  In midst of these types of events, the individual has felt deeply insecure, and this insecurity has induced a need to gain a more penetrating understanding of the nature of things, beyond the pre-existing illusions, opinions, or beliefs. Thus, the intellectual orientation of the individual with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio is the result of such types of metamorphic events, in which the pre-existing constructions have been challenged, and changed or fundamentally removed because of the intensity of their confrontation with reality.  For this reasons, the individual with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio feels that he or she cannot intellectually accept anything he or she has not proved to be valid or true by means of his or her experience.

At the same time, and given that the current intellectual orientation, and resulting constructions, have been created as a response to the insecurity and uncertainty, Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio will be highly invested in whatever he or she has already established as valid or true. This will generally translate into a fixity in the intellectual orientation, and resulting constructions, and a resistance to change them unless the need for the change is once again proved through the intensity of ongoing experiences or events. Because of the nature of evolution, every time the individual becomes too invested on his or her constructions, as a source of emotional and psychological security, he or she will create a situation in which these constructions or overall orientation will need to be removed or fundamentally altered. This need will be induced through intense inner and outer confrontations with reality or with other people who represent or possess a deeper or more sophisticated knowledge or intellectual capacities than those of the individual.

In general terms, it is not enough for Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio to simply think in this or that way. Instead, these individuals have desired or needed to know why they think the way they think, and what their basis are to have their reality arranged in the way they have it. This equals a need to know what the underlying desires are that have determined their intellectual orientation, and resulting constructions. This evolutionary need creates a natural psychological orientation, and an attraction to forms of knowledge that can serve them to understand how they are psychologically constructed, and the nature of their desires, motivations, and dynamics. This orientation creates a deep and penetrating intellect, which allows them to intensely focus and concentrate on whatever inner dynamic they desire to understand. In turn, this translates into a capacity to focus on any subject or type of knowledge that they are attracted to or which represents evolutionary potential, in order to osmose such knowledge into their Souls.

The communication patterns of these individuals are also a reflection of these dynamics.  Generally, Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio is not interested in trivial or superficial conversation, and desires to go right to the point. Neither are these individuals interested in compromising or settling on the subjects they discuss, but instead, they desire to simply know what is, and what is not, in terms which can be quite radical or ‘black and white’. They are naturally resistant to accept the opinions or points of view of other people, unless these opinions or points of view can stand the test of reality-or their understanding of reality, ie. what they already know or think.


Because these individuals have developed a capacity to intellectually penetrate their own emotional and psychological dynamics, they are also capable to the same degree to penetrate the emotional and psychological dynamics of others. These individuals are not willing to accept whatever information or opinion from other, and they desire to know why this information or opinion. This is especially true when such information or opinion is relevant for what they perceive as connected with their security, and in this scenario Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio can become an extremely inquisitive psychoanalyst or interrogator who will ask the same questions many times, in different ways, in order to find out what is true and what is not in the information received, and the reasons for this information. Many people can feel uncomfortable with this approach of the individual with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio, because most people are not used to analyzing themselves with such intensity, and may not be aware that many of their opinions or beliefs are only opinions and beliefs, and can feel their own intellectual security threatened by such types of inquiry or confrontation. Some individuals with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio can communicate in ways which are quite psychologically violent when they feel their security is at stake. And, of course, some of these individuals can feel that their security is threatened when their opinions or points of view are confronted by others, which can trigger a compulsive need to defend their intellectual constructions. They can also feel threatened when their motivations, desires or agendas, are analyzed by others in direct ways, or in indirect ways, as when their intellectual constructions are scrutinized. These can also trigger a defensive reaction, by means of defending their constructions, and/or by concealing the basis of what they chose to present to others about their own thoughts. In order to defend their own points of view, many times Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio will identify and focus on the weakest logical link in the argument, opinion, or overall intellectual organization of the other person, in order to reject their opinion or argument and preserve their own security positions. This implies an obvious limitation, because the individual thus prevents him or herself from considering information which can be useful or that can represent evolutionary potential for him or herself. The fact that an argument or system of ideas has weak logical links does not mean that it is not valid in its essence. The individual with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio can be quite manipulative, in order to conceal their own private thoughts about whatever subject, and mislead the other person so their own constructions, desires, or agendas, are not exposed, with an implied duplicity. In some cases, the dynamic of concealment can create a situation in which the individual with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio hides his or her inner thoughts even from him or herself, to a point in which he or she becomes unable to acknowledge his own inner thoughts, dynamics, or agendas, even for him of herself.

Individuals with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio have desired to understand the depths of their Soul. Many of these individuals are natural psychologists, because they have had the courage to psychoanalyze themselves and to ask themselves bottom-line questions about the meaning of life, death, suffering, etc. Some of these individuals have desired to learn and absorb systems of knowledge within the fields of psychology, metaphysics, or occultism, in ways which are relative to their evolutionary condition. Given that the knowledge they possess has been acquired through the effort and pain of their own metamorphoses, and given that that most people operate at an intellectual level which they can perceive to be superficial, false, or illusory, these individuals with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio are not willing to share their knowledge with others unless their seriousness, reliability and the motivations of thee others is proven.

Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio can also manifest interest in topics or areas of knowledge which are considered taboo from the point of view of culture or society, which reflects the intention to metamorphose and evolve beyond the limitation implied by the taboo. In some cases, Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio correlates also with the need or desires to understand the nature of evil.

Because Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio can perceive or understand the reasons why others think the way the think, which are ultimately of emotional nature, these individuals are capable to emit messages which directly impact on the weak points in the emotional or psychological make-up of these others, if they feel threatened in any way, creating an intense effect, or wounds, with just a few words or signals. Some individuals with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio have an overall tendency to use their knowledge to manipulate others psychologically and emotionally, for different reasons.


In some cases, Mercury in the 8th House can manifest a resistance to penetrate the own psychological or emotional dynamics, operating through rationalization, by being always distracted, or always talking or communicating with others, or through avoidance or denial, which will also intensify the resistance to change the existing points of view, opinions, and intellectual orientation of the individual. When such dynamic exists, it is generally a manifestation of the intensity of crises or deep unresolved traumas-a reflection of the archetypical inconjunct within the natural Zodiac between Gemini and Scorpio, the natural trine between Gemini and Aquarius, the inconjunct between Aquarius and Virgo and the square between Scorpio and Aquarius.

In order to promote its evolution, Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio needs to embrace its polarity: the 2nd House or Taurus. This polarity demands to understand that the emotional and psychological security the individual has associated with whatever set of ideas or ways of intellectually organizing reality, lies within the Soul, and that this or that set of ideas is only a symbol representing the security the individual desires and needs. The 2nd House or Taurus polarity demands the individual to realize that the overinvestment on any intellectual system or ideas is based on unresolved emotional issues, or wounds, which need to be addressed directly, instead of concealing the nature of these wounds or issues through intellectual dynamics. It further demands the individual to embrace a fundamental sense of self-reliance, instead of needing to manipulate others based on his or her unresolved emotional needs and fears. Further, the Taurus or 2nd House polarity requires a willingness to make the intellectual constructions more simple or basic, which can occur through understanding that unnecessary complexity in the mental forms is a result of the overinvestment on intellectual forms because of unresolved emotional needs. In order to achieve these means, the individual needs to learn to intently listen within him or herself, and to feel, beneath any intellectual constructions. Thus, Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio will be able to affect its metamorphoses and penetrate deeper into the Soul in order to acquire the knowledge it desires.

Famous people with Mercury in the 8th House or Scorpio

Baruch Spinoza

Edgar Cayce

Hannah Arendt

Ronald Laing

Johan Sebastian Bach

(from a chapter of an upcoming book on Mercury)

Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius correlates with and individual who has desired to expand its conscious awareness and its understanding of reality, beyond the immediacy of his or her circumstances, and to embrace a larger framework or view about the nature of reality in general, of which the immediate circumstances are only a particular manifestation. In order to understand this larger context, the individual has desired to understand the general or abstract patterns defining the perceived totality of phenomena. In most cases, the individual has desired to embrace, as a means to understand the nature of the larger context, systems of thought of philosophical, cosmological, metaphysical or spiritual nature. The width of scope of the larger context, and the totality defining the frame of reference the individual has desired to embrace in an experiential way, will be relative in each case to the evolutionary state of the individual. In all cases, the individual has desired to expand the existing frame of reference defining his or her prior understanding. The desire which lies on the root of this impulse is a desire to know and understand the totality of the Manifested Creation. This naturally requires a long process, in which the Soul progressively embraces an ever larger and more encompassing understanding. In itself, the nature of Manifested Creation is not linear or sequential, but phenomenal: lights and shadows, diffuse appearances which are always changing. It is the form or structure of human consciousness, operating within time-space conditioned reality, which causes the sequential, linear order in which phenomena are presented to consciousness, and thought based on immediate connections, translating into a constructed world which appears to have a relative solidity and stability. This relative solidity and stability creates a sense of security, because within some parameters is supposed to guarantee the permanence and regularity of the known reality. However, even within the constructed world, we also experience that which we are not capable to understand linearly, which naturally triggers desires to know more than we already know. It is the desire to understand the larger context or the larger connections of anything which sets in motion the dynamic within consciousness called intuition, by which the consciousness can directly grasp larger patterns or underlying natural laws which define whatever situation of phenomenon. In turn, human consciousness has the capacity, when not directly knowing based on self-experience, to have ‘beliefs’, ie. to believe things to be some way without having actual knowledge. And the beliefs themselves can be true in some cases, and false in other cases. In any case, most individuals will take their beliefs to be the actual truth, and these beliefs will condition or filter what they consider to be real, or not real, and even, some will desire to convince or convert others to their own beliefs. Thus, there can exist different reasons and intentions for which an individual is born with Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius, and different manifestations of this archetype depending on the evolutionary condition of the individual and the main evolutionary axis and chart configuration. Some individuals with Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius have desired to expand their awareness beyond the immediacy of their environment, and such expansion of awareness has actually occurred to a relative degree, either through learning from direct, personal experience, through learning by contemplation of Nature, through travelling to distant places in search of knowledge, or through a gravitation to teachings or philosophical ideas. Some will desire to read tales or stories about the travels or experiences of others. Some have been exposed in different ways to opinions and types of thought -Mercury-of religious, philosophical, cosmologic, metaphysical or spiritual nature in past lifetimes, and these opinions and types of thought have had an impact on the intellectual dynamics of the Soul.

Because of the desires to perceive and understand the general patterns and the larger context of their experience or observed reality, some of these individuals operate at an intellectual level in ways which are more or less disconnected or alienated from their immediate circumstances. Gravitation to knowledge of transcultural nature, or belonging to other types of cultures which are totally different than the society of birth, can create further alienation because these individuals naturally communicate in ways that are difficult to understand to others, because they are not based on the consensus ways of thinking of the society, and thus, perceive other types of connections between phenomena. Because the operation of the right brain is intensified, some of these individuals can be highly intuitive, and have a capacity to perceive relations and patterns which are not apparent for most people. Some of these individuals can experience difficulties in communicating with others, because of the need to translate the holistic, intuitive understanding or vision, into a linear language structure that can be understood by other people. An example of the visionary nature of Mercury in the 9th House could be the famous sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, who had Mercury in the 9th House in Sagittarius, conjunct the Sun and Saturn, Mercury being the planetary ruler of the North Node in Gemini which is on the 2nd House.

Philip K Dick - birthchart

At age 23 Dick sold his first story, and from that moment became a full-time writer for the rest of his life, writing 44 published novels and 121 short stories. In his prolific writing, Dick explored sociological and political themes, combining the abusive power of monopolistic corporations and authoritarian governments-Mercury in the 9th House relative to the Moon’s South Node in the 8th House in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter in the 1st House which inconjuncts the South Node and squares Venus in the 11th House in Aquarius, with Uranus being in the 1st House in Aries trine to the South Node and squaring Mars Rx in the 4th House-reflecting prior lifetimes of his Soul involving intense confrontations of minority groups against larger powers of social nature, with resulting trauma thereof. In combination, Dick wrote in his novels and stories about themes related to drug abuse, schizophrenia and paranoia, parallel realities and alternate universes, the nature of reality itself, altered states of consciousness and mystical experiences, metaphysics and theology-Mercury in the 9th House is the ruler of Neptune, which is Rx in Virgo, squaring the nodal axis. Venus is conjunct Pallas and the Moon in the 11th House in Aquarius, ruled by Uranus in the 1st House in Aries, and the Moon rules Pluto Rx in the 4th House in Cancer which forms a sesquicuadrate aspect to the South Node in the 8th House within the Disseminating phase.

Philip K DickNeptune in Virgo squaring the Nodes is trine to Jupiter in the 1st House, inconjunct Uranus in the 1st House, and tri-septile to Venus in Aquarius in the 11th House within the Gibbous phase. Relative to the observed evolutionary state, these symbols reflect, beyond trauma based on persecution of minority groups and confrontation with larger powers, the karma or a martyr in Jeff Green’s terminology. This implies a Soul that within the context of natural communities was given a mission in some prior lifetime or lifetimes, which in this case was based on dissemination of teachings within a social context- also, the Mercury/Saturn conjunction being within the New phase, with Saturn being the ruler of the 10th House- which in turn undermined and eroded the existing social order and threatened the powers that be, because of the nature of the teachings themselves and the types of relationships it promoted between people-Jupiter in the 1st House ruling Mercury/Saturn New phase conjunct in the 9th House, correlating with a ‘new religion’ -Jupiter ruled by and being squared by Venus in Aquarius- new and natural ways of relating between people. In the words of Jeff Green, “anytime you have the karma of a martyr, you are dealing with, from a psychological point of view, an abnormal life that became larger than life itself, and assumed almost supernatural dimensions”. Such phenomenon is demonstrated in this birthchart in the 9th House Sagittarius stellium, with Neptune Rx in the 5th House trine to Jupiter in the 1st House which also trines the 9th House planets. With the 5th House Neptune being at the early degrees of Virgo, an obvious correlation would be the dissemination of Christian teachings, leading to the persecution and martyrdom by the romans. When Dick was 45, while recovering from the effects of sodium pentothal after having an impacted wisdom tooth removed, he began having a series of visions which lasted for several months, and about which he continued to elaborate along the rest of his life-he would write a diary about these experiences which ended having more than ten thousand pages, many times writing various hundreds of pages each night. The series of visions began when a woman showed up at his home to deliver some painkillers, a woman who wore a necklace with a pendant having the symbol of the Vesica Piscis. The woman told him this was a symbol used by early Christians. Dick was absorbed in contemplation of the symbol and a ‘pink beam’ he began perceiving and feeling. At that point, he began to ‘remember’ complete images which related to early Christianity and to Gnosticism, and he ‘recalled’ the woman and him having been persecuted by the romans. That day, transiting Pluto was opposed to the natal Uranus, and there was a stellium of transiting planets within the natal 11th House (Juno, Ceres, the Moon, Jupiter and the Sun)-as we know, Uranus, the 11th House and Aquarius correlate with long-term memories including memories from prior lifetimes which are stored in the individuated unconscious. The transiting North Node was conjunct the natal Mercury in the 9th House Sagittarius, and the transiting South Node was in Gemini, ruled by the natal Mercury, and by the transiting Mercury which was Rx in Pisces, in the natal 12th House, and squaring transiting Neptune which was in the natal 9th House in Sagittarius. Within the elaborations that followed, Philip K. Dick wrote about what he called VALIS-an acronym for ‘Vast Active Living Intelligence System’-which he considered to be an aspect of God within the Manifest Creation, and which he described as an artificial satellite network originating from the star Sirius in the Canis Major constellation which would use pink laser beams to project holograms on Earth in order to facilitate communication between an extraterrestrial species and humanity, by means of “disinhibiting stimuli” based on symbols that would trigger the recollection of ‘intrinsic knowledge’ through ‘loss of amnesia’, thus achieving ‘Gnosis’. In his current lifetime, Dick continued through his fictional writing-Mercury-to question the social and political existing order, thus providing new ways of looking at things from the point of view natural laws which are violated by such order, and further he continued to disseminate, based on his own questioning, speculation, and vision, Christian and Gnostic teachings and insights about the nature of reality, consciousness, and the eternal, and means to realize actual knowledge –Mercury conjuct the Sun in Sagittarius in the 9th House.

Some individuals with Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius have gravitated to belief-systems, and have developed ways of thinking which are aligned with those beliefs. Because of the emotional security these beliefs represent, some of these individuals can have difficulties in accepting the points of views and beliefs of others when they challenge their own beliefs and constructions, and some will try to convince or convert others to their own views. These individuals will need to create intellectual confrontations or discussions with others in order to expose themselves to other ways of arranging reality, and have their assumptions and opinions, and knowledge, challenged by others, including key others who have more knowledge or intellectual sophistication.

Some individuals with Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius can have an expanded or evolved capacity to communicate and because they can believe what they communicate, they can be very persuasive. Some can manifest intellectual dynamics of compensating by means of how they interpret or arrange their perceived reality, this translating into expanding, accommodating, exaggerating or distorting aspects of reality to fit their views, or to creating overt or covert lies- in some cases, depending on the overall signature of the birthchart, even believing these lies themselves. In some cases, Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius correlates with an individual who at some relative degree has been inwardly defined by beliefs which have not been experientially realized, verified or tested, or by beliefs that later have been experienced as not being actually true. Because of the identification with beliefs, some of these individuals have desired to convince others, or to teach others based on knowledge which has not been experientially tested or realized. In these cases, Mercury in the 9th House reflects the need to learn to discriminate between what the Soul knows, and what it does not know. Many times these individuals will also create the necessary confrontations or experiential crises in order to induce lessons of inner discrimination between knowledge and opinion, between what they know and what they do not know. The Sagittarius archetype and the 9th House correlates with what is called honesty, ie. the desires to embrace and discover the personal truth. These individuals need to be fundamentally honest with themselves for this necessary discrimination to occur, versus being prey of their own intellectual compensation. The English occultist Edward Kelly had Mercury in the 9th House in Virgo, ruling the North Node in Gemini in the 7th House, forming a square to the Nodal axis, and being opposed to Pluto Rx in Pisces in the 2nd House.

Edward Kelly - birthchart

Edward Kelly – birthchart

Edward KellyBecause of his delusional desires to make money, to be reckoned as special for his supposed ‘knowledge’ and to be considered and authority from a consensus point of view-Pluto in the 2nd House in Pisces, South Node in the 1st House Sagittarius, its ruler, Jupiter, being in the 10th House- he declared he was able of turning metals into gold in large quantities, and was hired by people in positions of power who wanted to sustain Kelly’s investigations in the occult and magic. Kelly also persuaded John Dee (see John Dee’s birthchart and his 7th House Mercury, also in this chapter) that he could help him to communicate with spirits and angels in order to obtain ‘secret knowledge’, and further, he got to the point of convincing Dee to share his wife with him…

In some cases, Mercury in the 9th House reflects an individual who has embraced types of knowledge or thought that can be valid in themselves, but which are not consistent or reflective of the individual circumstantial reality, or its demands. Different degrees of intellectual alienation are implied in this dynamic. Some individuals can try to live isolated within their own philosophical contemplations. Some individuals have chosen to intellectually arrange their intellectual understanding or philosophy of life in ways which do not give account or are ‘parallel’ so to speak to the existing reality of circumstances in their lives, because of a compensation or alienation response to prior crises. Sometimes the crises themselves have been created by the non-attention to immediate environment, or by absentmindedness, or by lack of discernment or discrimination about existing assumptions as contrasted with immediate reality, or an overall orientation to focus only on the general, but not in any of the ‘details’. In turn, some of these crises, in some cases, have further induced the individual desires to understand the larger context or meaning of their experienced reality. Because the dynamic of intuition is intensified, some individuals with Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius can have intuitive insights, and visions about the intrinsic or innermost nature of whatever circumstances or topic they are directed to, having a comprehensive and holistic point of view in which the total meaning of something is revealed, having many inner implications and coordinates, in which each of these dimensions can be later displayed by analysis and deduction, but which have all been revealed as a whole in first place, already ‘known’ and assimilated-9th House- and not through linear reasoning. Sometimes this can include visions of places that are distant, or the future or the past. These visions can actually address the innermost nature of the circumstances or topic. Many times, though, while these visions reveal some essential knowledge or ‘truth’, they are not necessarily applicable to actual reality in total-sometimes they refer to something that will be accomplished or made real in the future. As Jeff Green used to say, ‘one problem with the visions is that rarely they are time-specific’. In these cases, Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius reflects the ongoing combined intentions to expand understanding and vision; to apply discrimination between the actual vision and interpretations, assumptions and intellectual ponderings and opinions that can follow; to further analyze the vision or intuition, ie. the perception of a larger or essential context, in how it connects with actual reality, and to find out if they are meant to be accomplished or fulfilled in the current existing circumstances, or not. The dynamic of honesty leads these individuals to ask themselves questions about the nature of their own lives and experience, and their personal truth is progressively discovered, expanded and made real because of these desires. When having to decide whether the nature of the vision or knowledge is applicable, and how it can be applied, it needs to be remembered that the choices the individual makes in relation with the vision are dependent on the total desire nature of the individual and its evolutionary orientation, ie. the main evolutionary axis of the birthchart-and not solely on intellectual or philosophical basis. The individual desire nature will condition the orientation to knowledge and truth, and the emotional dynamics by which a philosophical or intellectual orientation can or has become a source of relative security for the individual, including potential defenses such as intellectualizations, rationalizations, alienation, or a need to convert others to the individual point of view, or to have the own beliefs or knowledge confirmed. Some individuals with Mercury in the 9th House have needed to create crises about their ‘visions’ or beliefs, or in their overall orientation to truth, which have the intention of promoting knowledge of a larger truth by a combined use of intuition and discrimination or discernment. We can see an example of some of these dynamics in the birthchart of Mother Teresa, who had Mercury is in the 9th House in Virgo.

Mother Teressa - birthchart

Mother Teressa – birthchart

In Mother Teresa’s natal signature, Mercury forms a First Quarter square to Pluto in the 7th House, in Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury. The South Node is in Scorpio, in the 11th House, ruled by Pluto. Briefly, these symbols demonstrate an ongoing crisis in the philosophical and intellectual orientation of the Soul, originating in limitations implied in its orientation to beliefs and knowledge coming from prior lifetimes. Her Soul has been inwardly defined along a series of lifetimes by desires to give to others at a social level, in ways which have been based on knowledge forms that would serve to liberate others, or to help them evolve–Pluto in the 7th House, in Gemini, South Node in the 11th House Scorpio. These forms have included wanting to liberate others from evil –Scorpio-by means of knowledge of the Word, or Gospel, and by means of teaching or education, or by delivering teachings and education to people living in distant places or different cultural contexts as a missionary, and wanting to convert these people to the own beliefs and intellectual orientation–Pluto Gemini ruled by Mercury in the 9th House, in Virgo (Christian teachings correlate with Pisces and Virgo).

Mother TeresaIdentification with the knowledge or beliefs supporting this orientation has created a fixity and a limitation in the relatedness patterns of the Soul with itself and others-Pluto in the 7th House, South Node in Scorpio in the 11th House-and the rationalizations and intellectualizations have served to alienate from and deny inward emotional and psychological dynamics and states-the Scorpio South Node being in the 11th House, Pluto being in Gemini, ruled by Mercury in the 9th House Virgo. In other words, identification with beliefs and intellectual systems, and resulting orientation to attending the needs of other people, and people in need, resulting thereof, have prevented further integration of the emotional body, this creating a limitation in patterns of relationships with self and others and an overall feeling of inner emptiness and lack of satisfaction or anhedonia which in turn has been interpreted-9th House-from the point of view of these types of belief systems as a necessary sacrifice. These themes are further confirmed by the 3rd House ruler being Neptune in the 7th House, opposing the 2nd House ruler Uranus which is Rx in the 1st House in Capricorn, forming a t-square with Jupiter in Libra in the 9th House. The fact that these symbols reveal an underlying crisis in faith is proved by her diary and letters, in which she wrote about the barrenness of her inner life. In September 1979 she would write: “Jesus has a very special love for you. As for me, the silence and emptiness is so great that I look and do not see, listen and do not hear. The tongue moves [in prayer] but does not speak.” At that time, there was a stellium of planets transiting her natal 9th House in Virgo, and transiting Uranus was conjunct her South Node in Scorpio. She also wrote in a letter: “Where is my faith? Even deep down … there is nothing but emptiness and darkness … If there be God—please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul … How painful is this unknown pain—I have no Faith. Repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal, … What do I labor for? If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.” This was interpreted by some as a ‘dark night of the Soul’, in the sense in which Saint John of the Cross used this words, however, we can see in her birthchart that the real issue was rather a matter of unresolved emotional states conditioned by the philosophical and intellectual orientation, and a deep crisis I belief combined with intense inner criticism. That these have conditioned the existing patterns of relatedness and ways of giving to others as reflected in the symbols quoted is also confirmed in Mother Teresa’s own words, as when she spoke of the privilege of poor people of sharing the suffering of Christ, and her resistance to provide painkillers to the sick, or when she would say that she cared for the suffering people because it was a means of bringing these Souls closer to God, ie. a derived interest in other people versus actual love based on realization or perception of the inherent Godhead in all Souls. We can also see in her 9th House Mercury that along a series of lifetimes her Soul has desired to gravitate to other, more experiential orientations to truth and knowledge-the 9th House Mercury relative to the Pluto polarity point in the 1st House in Sagittarius, and the North Node in the 5th House ruled by Venus in the 8th House Leo, ie. belief systems and types of practices which intend to bring realization and inner discovery rather than ‘belief’, in ways which are independent of other people but are instead focused on the self and the inner life-perhaps getting in touch with such types of teachings in her traveling. Here, Mercury in the 9th House reflects an intention to discriminate between beliefs and her Soul’s direct experience, as demanded in order to embrace a larger and more natural understanding, leading to realization of truth, and ‘Truth’. Because of these intentions, the Soul of Mother Teresa desired and was given a mission to devote herself to the care of those suffering most, a role in which her efforts needed to be focused in attending most basic needs at a material and emotional and spiritual level, rather than catechism. Let’s remember that early in her life she chose to become a nun, and her initial choice took her to enter to an order of nuns which were dedicated to education of children at schools. Only several years later Mother Teresa heard what she referred to as ‘a call within a call’ which lead her to dedicate herself to the poorest among the poor. At that time the transiting nodes were squaring her natal Mercury, and Pluto was transiting her natal 8th House and forming a semisquare to the natal Mercury, while the transiting Sun and Mercury were in Virgo in her 9th House.

In some cases, Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius reflects an underlying conflict between competing desires to expand consciousness in order to perceive, observe or understand phenomenal reality, and desires to have a reality ordered by means of an intellectual, linear logic. This can translate into alternating cycles between right and left brain hemispheres, equaling shifting points of views. This can create emotional insecurity for the Soul, because intellectual doubts can be intensified or expanded, translating into an ongoing inner pondering that then triggers a compelling need to verify the reality of the inner vision of belief, or to contrast the vision or inner truth with opinions or beliefs. An intention exists in these cases to balance and integrate both brain hemispheres, and both types of thought-intuitive and linear-by promoting collaboration between intuition and reasoning, induction (from particular to the general) and deduction and analysis. This serves to promote a progressive expansion of understanding in ways which allow for the necessary discrimination, thus applying the need for analysis and reality check in less compulsive ways, so that the individual can tap into and connect with the dynamic of intuition. In other words, this individuals need to know that there is an underlying intention to integrate the cycles and brain hemisphere, instead of polarization or competition.

GIven that Sagittarius is a yang, fire, mutable archetype, its energy is inherently expansive, and restless. The intellectual dynamics are expanded with Mercury in this Sign or House. This individual is naturally restless in intellectual terms, and is motivated by wanting to know ever larger parts of the ‘truth’ or the Truth. This dynamic of course will be different in each case depending on the evolutionary stage of each individual, and the natal signature and main evolutionary axis. In some cases, Mercury being in Sagittarius or the 9th House reflects the ongoing intention to communicate knowledge the Soul already has at birth. In some individuals Mercury in this position can reflect a Soul that has the capacity to communicate with animals, and Nature spirits, and to attune their consciousness with Nature and Gaia. As an example, we can see the birthchart of the apnea diver Jacques Mayol who had Mercury in the 9th House in Pisces.

Jacques Mayol - birthchart

Jacques Mayol – birthchart

In Mayol’s birthchart, the 9th House Mercury is  trine to Pluto in the 12th House in Cancer, Mercury being part of a stellium of planets in the 9th House. When working as a commercial diver at an aquarium, he formed a close bond with a female dolphin and learned from her how to behave underwater and how to hold his breath longer. He called his philosophy of life ‘homo-Delphinus’ and wrote a book in which he exposed his ideas about the relation of man with the sea.

Jacques Mayol

Given that Sagittarius and the 9th House follow Scorpio and the 8th House, some individuals with Mercury in Sagittarius or the 9th House manifest a need or intention to focus of ‘lighter’ ways of thinking, and to situate themselves beyond or above the difficulties and conflicts of life through the dynamic of humor. These individuals can also be very direct and frank, in ways that sometimes can seem blunt or shocking to other people, and they can be good at unmasking other people or exposing other people’s lies. They can have teaching capacities, and they can help other people to see their own circumstances from new perspectives. They can think in optimistic ways even when facing difficult circumstances, and they can help other people to understand and embrace their own truth.

In order to promote its evolution, Mercury in the 9th House or Sagittarius needs to embrace its opposite: the 3rd House or Gemini. This polarity demands an orientation to find the thought and language forms that allow the individual to communicate his own visions, intuitions, and beliefs, to other people, and to use the dynamics of communication as a vehicle for thought processing, versus being alienated and isolated within their own minds. This implies learning to adapt to the communication forms of other people, versus needing to use only their own concepts and language. At the same time, the 3rd House Gemini polarity represents the need to acknowledge the essential relativity of all points of view, and of all truths. This implies an acknowledgement that what they already know is only a part of a larger truth. This can then lead to wanting to communicate with others in order to understand the truth and knowledge of others, versus needing to convince or convert others to the own point of view. This then allows these individuals to learn from the points of view of other people, as parts of a larger truth.

Famous people with Mercury in the 9th House

Gertrud Zelle (Matta Hari)

Henry Miller

Marc Chagall

Bonnie Parker

Julian Assange

.. fragment of an upcoming book ..

(…) In some cases, Mercury in the 7th House or Libra reflects the evolutionary intention to create an intellectual basis of understanding allowing the individual to integrate with other people as an equal, demanding that he or she learn to identify the needs of other people in general, and of others with whom the individual relates on personal terms. This creates an archetypical paradox in which, on the one hand, the individual needs to listen to others, and communicate with others in ways which can be understood by others from their own points of view and according to their own intellectual constructions. This can require the individual to use the linguistic forms of other people. On the other hand, a need exists for the individual to preserve its own intellectual constructions and points of view, and more generally, its own way of being, which is a basis of how the individual can share itself with others. The need to listen to others and to adapt to the intellectual patterns and overall ways of being of other people can create the feeling for the individual that its own nature or essence is lost. On the other hand, the need to preserve its own nature or essence, and the individual ways of thinking and communicating, threatens to alienate others who can also feel their own individuality, or their own ways of looking at things, are lost or absorbed through the relationship of exchange. The manifestations of this paradox will be different in each case, depending on the evolutionary situation of the individual, reflected on the general signature of the birthchart, and the evolutionary axis specifically, relative to the existing evolutionary condition. In general terms, several temptations can originate from this paradox. One temptation is for the individual to totally preserve its own constructions and to impose its ways of thinking and communicating on other people. A second temptation is to become totally absorbed in the thought forms of others, and to lose sight of the own point of view. A variation of this can be to create a duplicity in which the own point of view is concealed, or an apparent agreement or commonality of points of view for different reasons. A third temptation is to settle in terms which are not satisfying for either the individual or the other party. We can see an example of the first dynamic in the birthchart of Sigmund Freud, who had Mercury in the 7th House in Taurus.

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Freud developed a talking cure he called psychoanalysis, in which he would silently or passively listen to the communication flow of the clients. In turn, he would then project his own subjective intellectual constructions on the clients, based on his pre-existing associations of meaning relative to sexuality as a primary or exclusive focus, which were based on his own unresolved sexual issues: Pluto in Taurus in the 6th House, conjunct Venus in Aries in the 6th House, Venus being the ruler of the South Node, and Pluto being the ruler of the 1st House cusp. Thus, he actually heard and gave meaning to what his clients said by means of projecting and giving a universal scope to his own issues and interpretations of these issues-Mercury is the ruler of the 8th and the 11th Houses, and Mercury is conjunct Uranus, while Capricorn in the 3rd House cusp is ruled by Saturn in the 8th House, in Gemini, square Mars Rx in Libra in the 11th House, Mars being the ruler of the 6th House cusp and being inconjunct Pluto-thus, a need to force his own intellectual arrangements on others and to obtain confirmation by means of a generalized projection of his own feelings of impurity and guilt about his sexual nature.


In turn, this projection and rationalization served as a device to prevent him from really penetrating the core of his own unresolved issues, even to a point in which he would change the direction of his investigations when they threatened to expose some of his own dynamics-we have to remember that Freud postulated the need for repression in order for culture to exist. We can see a manifestation of this dynamic in Freud’s abandonment of his ‘seduction theory’. Based on his initial work with hypnosis in hysteria, Freud had proposed that hysteria originated in a situation of sexual abuse or seduction of some kind which had been traumatic, and which had been repressed. We can see in these very symbols in Freud’s birthchart pre-existing dynamics of sexual seduction: Pluto conjunct Vesta in Taurus, and Balsamic conjunct Venus in Aries, with Venus ruling the South Node in Libra in the 12th House. Pluto is the ruler of the 1st House in Scorpio, and Jupiter in Pisces in the 5th House, ruler of the 2nd House, is conjunct Neptune in Pisces in the 5th House, Neptune and Jupiter squaring Saturn in Gemini in the 8th House which squares Mars in Libra in the 11th House. These symbols correlate with glamourized and fantasized attractions which are combined with a strong sexual nature of masturbatory orientation, to a point of sexual addiction, and lo ‘love of the phallus’, which however have been repressed and detached from for different reasons, including patriarchal judgments relative to the sexual nature-Pluto, the ruler of the 1st House, is in the 6th House in Taurus, and inconjunct Mars, Jupiter, ruler of the 2nd House, is in Pisces and squares Saturn in Gemini in the 8th House; Venus in Aries is in the 6th House. These dynamics have coexisted with a fundamental need to be free in order to explore different ways to be in relationships: the ruler of the South Node in Libra is Venus, and Venus is in Aries conjunct Pluto; Mars, ruler of the North Node in Aries, is Rx in the 11th House, in Libra, in mutual reception with Venus in Aries. In this context, Mercury in the 7th House in Taurus trine Mars in Libra and being ruled by Venus in Aries, further confirmed by the Moon in the 8th House in Gemini square Neptune in the 5th House, reflects a dynamic of using language forms to attract, ‘hook’, and seduce other people for sexual reasons, however without consciously acknowledging the existing motives-since the sexual desires have been negatively judged in first place, and thus, have been avoided, repressed, and projected. With the 7th House Mercury being conjunct the Sun and Uranus also in the 7th House, this of course lead to a series of affairs with women who were his own clients, and others. Natal Pluto in Taurus being conjunct the North Node in Aries and Venus, all in the 6th House, with the North Node ruler Mars being in the 11th House, reflect the bottom line evolutionary intention of Freud’s Soul to analyze and objectify the nature of his own sexual desires, and the pre-existing orientation to relationships. Objectivity about himself was a prerequisite for objectivity about other people, allowing to listening and understanding other’s reality, and sexual reality, as it existed for others. However, after Freud had embraced the theory of a repressed sexual seduction based on the material produced by women labeled as hysterical, Freud recoiled and gave up this theory. On a letter sent to his friend Fliess on 21 September 1897, Freud exposed he thought the hypothesis of seduction had to be abandoned, because the recovered memories of seduction and abuse his clients had provided could be just fantasies, and further, because many cases of seduction or abuse did not result in hysteria or neurosis. He postulated in turn, as opposed to the seduction theory, that infantile sexuality was inherently polymorphous and perverse, and the types of psychological sexual conflicts he had previously uncovered were now thought to be inherent to the human desire nature before being properly ordered and repressed through education and culture. At the time of Freud’s letter to Fliess, transiting Pluto was Rx exactly conjuncting the natal Moon in the 8th House in Gemini, the transiting Moon’s nodes were exactly squaring natal Pluto, from the 9th House Leo to the 3rd House Aquarius, while transiting Uranus and Saturn were conjunct in Scorpio, in the natal 1st House, opposing natal Mercury, and transiting Mercury was Rx conjunct the natal Mars. No doubt this was a critical point in his Soul’s evolution, in which the intention that was unfolding was to metamorphose dynamics of rationalization leading to duplicity, by means of penetrating the own psychological and sexual dynamics in order to gain a bottom line objectify that would in turn allow for a deeper understanding of the psychological issues of his clients, thus serving to give his clients what they needed in order to heal. On the contrary, the change of the intellectual course which had been directly suggested by the information received by the clients, ie. the seduction hypothesis, to the theory of infantile perversity, reflects a response based on evolutionary resistance and fear to face the own shadow, translating in a fixity in the information he continued to provide his clients about their sexuality.


… part of a chapter of an upcoming book ..

Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo reflects an individual who has desired or needed to create an intense mental focus of an analytical nature. The mental function of the individual with Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo is focused in that which needs to become better or to be repaired, within inner or external reality. Thus, the thought function will be highly critical, and will be oriented to point at and asses that which is not perfect or good enough, in him or herself, in other people, or in whatever aspect of reality in which the individual is focused. At the same time, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo reflects the desire or need to become better in intellectual terms, to think and communicate in more clear, correct or accurate ways. Many times this desire or need is based on past errors, mistakes or indiscretions, or situations in which the individual has not correctly determined relevant priorities, or has failed to discriminate between what is real and what is not real, and this has had different types of consequences. These types of consequences have been the source of desires to think and communicate in better ways. Many times, feelings of guilt and desires to atone have also resulted from these consequences.

In some cases, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo reflects an individual who has been conditioned in his or her ways of thinking by opinions or by beliefs of religious nature which emphasize the idea of an imperfect or fallen nature, or that promote a psychology of atonement as a necessary means to become better and ‘purge’ the imperfection.

Because of these types of reasons, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo is constantly creating thoughts of imperfection or inadequacy, of not being good enough, or of not being prepared to do what he feels or knows that he or she needs to do. Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo tends to override instinct and to override intuition, choosing to be lead by deductive and analytic reasoning. This implies that the natural desire to know the truth about anything can be subjected to logical procedures and methodologies, which is based on the desire to be correct and to avoid error.

The inner vibration of doubt, insecurity, and incorrectness that the critical nature of these thought patterns creates can be projected to external situations and people. In turn, this vibration will serve to attract other people who are also critical with the individual with Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo, and who reflect and reinforce his or her inner criticism. This can translate into an individual who feels persecuted, or who is actually persecuted, by other people who mirror his own inner criticism.

The intense criticism of this mental orientation, unceasingly demanding correction and accuracy, can be highly undermining. In some cases, this can lead to a relative state of paralysis in which the individual feels unable to do what he inwardly feels he or she needs to do, because he or she can always doubt whether his or her understanding or thoughts are right or wrong, or relevant or irrelevant, or whether the individual is good enough to do what it desires or needs to do. Many times, though, an archetypical intention exists for Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo, to create doubt about the validity or accuracy of intellectual constructions, in order for the individual to embrace other dynamics and orientations, including other orientations and approaches to knowledge, and other dimensions of Soul reality. While this is part of the inherent nature of the Mercury archetype itself, which can manifest when Mercury is within any House or Sign, this dimension of the archetype is emphasized when Mercury is in the 6th House or in Virgo. As an example, Carl Jung had Mercury is in the 6th House in Cancer, squaring the nodal axis, with the South Node in the 8th House in Libra, ruled by Venus which is in the 6th House in Cancer conjunct Mercury, and the North Node in the 2nd House in Aries, ruled by Mars in the 11th House in Sagittarius. Pluto is in the 3rd House in Taurus, ruled by the 6th House Venus which conjuncts Mercury, and Pluto is conjunct the Moon, which rules Mercury and Venus in Cancer.

Carl Jung

Carl Jung

The 8th House, Scorpio and Pluto, correlates with symbols. Thus, with Mercury in the 6th House square the South Node in the 8th House, Jung embarked since he was child in an analysis of religious symbols in which he contrasted the knowledge of religion existing in his family and early social environment, and the deeper meanings he felt were associated with these symbols as revealed to him in his dreams. He felt alienated from the understanding of God existing in consensus and his own family -his father was a rural pastor- and needed to separate himself and to adopt some degree of criticism in relation with consensus religion.

Carl Jung

The 6th House Mercury being square the North Node in Aries in the 2nd House, the necessary criticism and discrimination, and the feelings of not fitting in the prevailing Christian religious understanding in his society, promoted a need to think for himself, serving as a vehicle for individuation-the North Node ruler being Mars in the 11th House, that in the end, allowed for a deep understanding of natural laws of the psyche-Mars in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter in the 9th House, and the polarity point of Pluto being in the 9th House in Scorpio-a bottom line evolutionary intention of Jung’s Soul. Because Mercury in the 6th House is square to the South Node, with Pluto being in the 3rd House-a Mercury House-and further, with Mercury being square to the 9th House Jupiter within the Disseminating phase which correlates with social forms, Jung inwardly knew that there was still something relevant and meaningful within the knowledge and symbolic forms existing in consensus religions, despite the fact their deeper meaning was not really being grasped or perceived by modern common people in Jung´s point of view. The 6th House Mercury in Cancer reflects the analysis of knowledge forms and symbols- Mercury is the ruler of the 8th House cusp-existing in his own home and the roots of his culture, such as fairy tales, and religion. Thus, his desire was not to totally dismiss the symbolic knowledge contained in existing traditions and pursue knowledge by some other means, but rather to extract the knowledge contained in these traditions by means of understanding the language of the symbols in religion, tales, myths, and dreams, etc. Along this process, within Jung’s Soul intellectual enquiry, his Soul was motivated by bottom line desires to embrace a larger truth (the polarity point of Pluto being in the 9th House cusp in Scorpio, and Pluto is in the 3rd House in Taurus). Because Pluto is in Taurus in the 3rd House, and the Moon’s nodes are in the 8th House/2nd House axis, from Libra to Aries, it is obvious that the bottom line evolutionary intentions of the Pluto polarity point in the 9th House in Scorpio imply embracing a natural understanding of sexuality and gender. The Venus/Mercury conjunction in the 6th House in Cancer being square the nodes, with Venus being the planetary ruler of the South Node in Libra, demonstrate that prior understanding has been conditioned by patriarchal ideas and beliefs which devaluate and humiliate the role of women, and the feminine. Jung relates in his memories the fear he experienced during his childhood toward his mother, which represented a source of deep mystery, of something he felt unable to understand. Later in his life he gravitated to ever deeper religious symbols from his own and other cultures that related to the ancient cults of the Goddess, and postulated the principle of “quaternity”, which he thought about as a missing piece within psychic totality, of a feminine nature. He further proposed, at the point of his intellectual separation from Sigmund Freud, the need to embrace the natural incestuous desires for the mother in order for integration of the personality to occur. Jung used analysis and criticism in order to separate from prevailing understanding of culture and the psyche, and as a means to give meaning and order to the inner experience, which allowed him, and his clients, to connect with deeper sources of inner knowledge, thus using analysis as a means for healing.

In some cases, the focus on imperfection or incorrectness of Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo can create such proliferation of thoughts that the individual is unable to access his or her own core of feelings and emotions, or which prevent the individual from perceiving the larger patterns of any situation or experience in ways which would allow for understanding or resolution. Mercury in this House or Sign position tends to override intuition, and even when the individual has a direct intuition, he or she will normally prefer to follow a linear or deductive procedure to check the rationally defined possibilities. Most of the times, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo is focused in the parts or details, rather than the whole, and can create all types of intellectualizations that block the perception of that which is in the base of any situation or problem. Again, there will always be reasons why the individual has needed to create this analytic and deductive orientation. Of course individual factors in the birthchart can result in a different approach. In general terms, the archetype of Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo reflects an evolution that ranges from a pre-existing need to become analytic and accurate, to a need to purge an excessive orientation of intellectual, self-critical nature.

Many times, the individual with Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo has created crises, and can continue to create crises, because of being disconnected or not giving enough attention to its immediate circumstances. From Mercury’s point of view, the intention of these crises has been to induce an adjustment of how the individual linear understands and relates to the immediate circumstances of his or her life, in ways that promote a betterment of these circumstances, versus being caught and paralyzed by the thoughts of imperfection or futility. From the point of view of the archetype, this demands learning to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done, versus procrastinating or evading the work at hand because of not feeling prepared to do it. Some times, these types of crises will be induced by episodes of mental exhaustion of breakdown, in which the individual simply cannot go on thinking, and that are created because of the enormous investment that has existed in thoughts of incorrectness or inadequacy, translating in an impossibility of the thought function to work properly because of operating against itself, and fueled by self-doubt.  This dynamic only perpetuates the disconnection of the individual from its circumstances and life.

In some cases, the inner and outer disconection of the individual can manifest through the body, in ‘psychosomatic’ ways, implying that is the body itself that ‘speaks’ in order to reflect the inner reality the individual is alienated from or has been reluctant to address.

Thus, many times, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo reflects the individual need to linearly understand-to talk about-why he or she has needed to create crises as a means for self-knowledge to occur, in order that this dynamic can be resolved and healed.  Also many times the individual needs to understand and relate to his feelings of futility, guilt, shame, or inadequacy, and the existing desires to become better, and the reasons for these feelings and desires. It is quite common that this themes need to be talked about with client. While this type of information is needed by the individual, it can also have an emotional impact that creates some level of crisis or which reinforces the very same feelings of futility or guilt.  The birthchart needs to be accurately analyzed in order to determine in the most exact possible way, what information needs to be delivered to the client, and how, and what information should not be delivered, when answering the client’s questions. Many times it is necessary to give the client, in the same session, other types of information that reinforce other aspects in which the individual can feel to be ‘good’ enough or well oriented, which counteract the reasons for guilt or inadequacy. When the feelings of guilt or inadequacy are based on religious or cultural conditioning from this or other lifetimes, ie. induced guilt, the information needs to be delivered in ways which allow to understand the impact of this conditioning on the individual way of thinking.

In some cases, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo reflect that an evolutionary need has existed to ‘humilate’ the intellect, and to purge prior security associations that were based on an overly intellectual orientation, or in manmade opinions. The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein had Mercury in the 6th House in Taurus and his writings reflect an ongoing need to limit the power of intellectual certainty. In his birthchart, Pluto is in the 7th House in Gemini, with the South Node in the 2nd House Capricorn conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn in the 2nd House, ruled by Saturn in the 9th House in Leo.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Thus, his Soul came into the current life with a feeling of intellectual and philosophical superiority, which were based on consensus ways of thinking, creating a limitation in his patterns of relatedness with other people, and integration with society in general-Uranus Rx in the 11th House in Libra squaring the nodes. He was born through a consensus family, his father being one of the wealthiest men in Europe at that time, and was educated catholic and according to exacting consensus standards.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

In order to evolve, his Soul needed to create inner confrontations-North Node in the 8th House-that would trigger insecurity-the ruler of the North Node, the Moon, in the 4th House in Pisces, as needed to allow a progressive discovery of his personal truth beyond intellectual associations-Pluto polarity point in the 1st House in Sagittarius. In turn, embracing the own personal truth demanded a progressive integration of the emotional body-North Node in the 8th House in Cancer, the Moon in the 4th House in Pisces. This intention was triggered trough the authoritarian early education and family environment in which natural emotional needs he had as a child were not met-South Node in Capricorn, and also specifically, through the impact of such emotional orientation in his siblings, which lead three of his five brothers to commit suicide-Pluto conjunct Neptune in the 7th House in Gemini, North Node in the 8th House Cancer, Moon in Pisces in the 4th House, Uranus in Libra square the Nodes. Because his Soul has been overly defined by consensus philosophical perspectives and dogmatic ways of looking at life, intellectual crises were needed in order to allow new value associations beyond socially constructed ‘truth’ and opinions-Mercury in the 6th House, relative to Pluto in Gemini, Jupiter conjunct the South Node in Capricorn in the 2nd House, ruled by Saturn in the 9th House. The intensity of the crises with consensus and family values is reflected in first place in Pluto being square the 10th and 4th House cusps, Pluto being ruled by Mercury in the 6th House, within a stellium of planets in the 6th House Taurus. He in fact at some point renounced to the family inheritance, because of this alienation from the values of his family, and the intensity of the conflict with his father. The need for these crises was also based on a conflict, based on consensus, patriarchal conditioning, with the life of the senses, and sexuality-Mercury in the 6th House in Taurus-also because of his Soul bisexual desires. In order to advance in the intention to liberate from prior intellectual security associations, Wittgenstein turned the intellect against itself, using the linear reasoning to demonstrate that the logical basis of language forms that serve to construe veritable propositions are based on assumptions which are not verified from a logical point of view, but rather, are part of the context in which the language propositions are used which determine or explain the meaning of words and propositions. Thus, he could write “when one writes that such and such a proposition can’t be proved, of course that does not mean it can’t be derived from other ones. But they may be no more certain than it is itself” or “from its seeming to me –or to everyone-to be so, it doesn´t follow that it is so. What we can ask is whether it can make sense to doubt it”.

In some cases, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo reflects the evolutionary intention to understand the nature of the inner void or emptiness. Some individuals with this natal Mercury position can experience deep feelings of emptiness, which though, can trigger a desire to fill the emptiness though an unceasing creation of thoughts or search for information, or by means of keeping itself always busy, or always ‘working’, so to speak. Through this dynamic, the individual avoids being in contact with the inner feelings of emptiness. In these cases the intention is for the individual to create a type of order in its life allowing to be in contact with the inner experience on a regular basis.

In general terms, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo needs to understand that whatever it desires to improve, can only become better in a progressive way, step by step.

In order to promote its evolution, Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo needs to embrace its polarity: the 12th House or Pisces. This means creating a counterpoint for the intellectual function which is focused in the total reality, instead of being always focused on parts or details. It implies a need to discriminate between that which the individual can progressively improve, and that which needs to be simply accepted by the individual because he or she cannot change it.  It implies an expansion of the focus of awareness in order to include other factors and acting forces that exist in any situation beyond the limits of the individual. The Pisces polarity further allows the individual to contact the inner emptiness, by means of being receptive to what can manifest from within, through this inner emptiness, beneath the layers of intellectualization or thinking. For this to occur, the individual needs to create an order in the reality of its life in which there is time for work, and time for not work, ie. time in which the individual is not busy in which the inner experience can be expanded. This orientation will allow for a progressive or at least momentary dissolution of the feelings of futility, imperfection or inadequacy, and will promote inspiration, which in turn will allow to think in ways which are focused on solutions, and in ways in which advancement is possible, versus being paralyzed because each prospective way to follow seems paved with difficulties.

In general terms, the Pisces polarity will allow the individual, on a progressive basis, to guide its intellectual function by the continuum of experience, instead of constructing a fragmentary and shortcut experience which is guided by the linear reasoning. Further, many times the Pisces polarity demands to understand that the idea of perfection is a manmade idea, that reality is in itself imperfect, as the Source from which everything emanates is in Itself imperfect: an energy/consciousness in its own evolutionary quest. Thus, the individual with Mercury in the 6th House or Virgo will be able or willing to accept imperfection in him or herself.

Famous people with Mercury in the 6th House

Jane of Arc

Kurt Cobain

Georg Trakl

Michael Jackson

Augustine of Hippo

Júpiter entra en Cáncer.

Bienvenido Júpiter al Signo de Cáncer. Júpiter recorre el Zodiaco cada doce años aproximadamente, y así, pasa un año en cada Signo. El tránsito de un año de Júpiter en el Signo de Cáncer representa una oportunidad de crecimiento, expansión y aprendizaje en términos de nuestra experiencia interior. Representa una posibilidad de integración interior y auto-descubrimiento, a través de las cuales podemos llegar a tener una mayor certeza, y una mayor seguridad, sobre quienes somos. Si has estado durante estos años buscando conocerte a ti misma(o), descubrir tu propia naturaleza inherente, y has gravitado por este deseo a una serie de experiencias, y de perspectivas y formas de comprensión y de interpretación de tu experiencia y de explicaciones filosóficas, metafísicas, o espirituales, de por qué estás aquí y cómo te conectas con todo esto, el tránsito de Júpiter por el Signo de Cáncer representa  una potencial integración a través de la cual estas búsquedas del pasado pueden dar un fruto interior de auto-conocimiento, en el cual el significado de todas las experiencias y perspectivas que han promovido este proceso te revelen un sentido auténticamente personal. Júpiter en Cáncer simboliza la oportunidad de alcanzar una comprensión personal basada en la propia experiencia, sin tener que depender de creencias. A su vez, la comprensión personal basada en la experiencia interior de cada persona, que Júpiter en Cáncer puede promover, equivale a tener una perspectiva más amplia y completa no sólo del proceso que ha llevado hasta este punto en la propia vida, sino que también deviene un vehículo de consistencia y honestidad sobre la propia naturaleza, que se traduce en el deseo y la necesidad de querer vivir y crear una realidad personal que sea un reflejo de la verdad interior. Júpiter en Cáncer refleja deseos que surgen en la conciencia de conocer la verdad sobre uno mismo, y de alinearse interiormente con esta verdad intuida o experimentada.

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Debido a que este arquetipo simboliza la posibilidad de crecer a través del auto-conocimiento, refleja también la posibilidad de cambiar y evolucionar. Para explicar este punto, hablaré un poco de la perspectiva de la Astrología Evolutiva de Jeff Green sobre cómo se produce la evolución de la conciencia. Este paradigma explica que la evolución del Alma tiene lugar a través del cuerpo emocional. El cuerpo emocional se correlaciona directamente con Cáncer, la Luna y la Casa IV. En sí mismo, desde un punto de vista más abstracto, la evolución del Alma es función de la naturaleza de deseos de cada individuo. Esta naturaleza de deseos se correlaciona con el arquetipo de Escorpio, Plutón, y la Casa VIII. El Alma, Plutón, Escorpio, tiene una naturaleza dual de deseos. Por una parte, cada conciencia tiene una capacidad casi ilimitada de crear deseos hacia objetos, situaciones, o personas externas-un nuevo auto, un nuevo trabajo, un nuevo amor, etc. Estos deseos llevan la energía de la conciencia hacia afuera, y se denominan deseos de separación respecto a la fuente interior de la conciencia del ego. A la vez, existe en el Alma el deseo de internalización, deseos de encontrar la fuente de la que emanan los deseos-el Alma- y la Fuente del Alma. Tal como describen diversos sistemas de conocimiento espiritual, y como confirma la experiencia individual de las personas, la naturaleza de deseos evoluciona a través de la experiencia de la insatisfacción relativa que ocurre cada vez que cualquier deseo de separación logra su satisfacción: después de algún tiempo, descubrimos que el gozo experimentado al obtener el objeto o situación  deseados, es incompleto, limitado, y transitorio. Tal como un niño que clama a sus padres para que le compren el nuevo juguete que cree le hará tan feliz, y que después de un par de días queda arrumado con los juguetes viejos, para desear otra vez una nueva adquisición. A través de esta experiencia de insatisfacción, el Alma progresivamente va desprendiéndose de deseos, debido a que ha verificado que no le satisfacen, y de esta forma comienza, de forma progresiva, a lo largo de muchas vidas, a dominar la conciencia el deseo único de internalizar la conciencia y retornar a la Fuente del Alma, que los grandes Maestros espirituales de la humanidad han revelado como la única fuente de una satisfacción completa y definitiva. La internalización de la conciencia permite una progresiva captación interior de la realidad del Alma, el Self, y la energía/conciencia del Alma es una parte de la energía/conciencia de la Fuente, por lo cual la experiencia interior del Alma se traduce progresivamente en un descubrimiento y realización de la Fuente del Alma. Astrológicamente, la Fuente del Alma-también llamada Dios o la Diosa, o el Espíritu, etc., se correlaciona con el arquetipo de Piscis, que a la vez se correlaciona con la función de la conciencia individual que crea los deseos de conocer lo desconocido, y lo ‘Desconocido’.

Este proceso gradual, progresivo, natural, del Alma, a través del cual cada individuo va desprendiéndose, a lo largo de muchas vidas, de los deseos de separación, se ve demorado por una dinámica de la conciencia por la cual la conciencia individual puede quedarse atascada o ‘pegada’ en los tipos de deseos pre-existentes, incluso después de haber experimentado la insatisfacción que está ligada al logro de esos deseos. Esto es lo que en términos psicoanalíticos se denomina la “compulsión a la repetición”, que consiste en una compulsión subconsciente a repetir experiencias insatisfactorias o incluso desagradables, en vez de simplemente dejar ir los deseos de crear estas experiencias. Este factor de repetición y de ‘quedarse pegado’ en deseos cuya limitación y cuya insatisfacción resultante ya ha sido comprobada por el individuo, se correlaciona también con Plutón y Escorpio. En cada carta natal, la posición de Plutón por Casa y por Signo, la posición de Escorpio por Casa, el Signo en la Casa VIII, demuestran los tipos de deseos y dinámicas en los que cada individuo ha experimentado o puede experimentar esta compulsión a repetir o a quedarse ‘pegado’. Desde un punto de vista psicológico, esta dinámica o compulsión de ‘repetir’ se basa en la seguridad emocional que lo conocido representa para la conciencia. Esa dinámica de querer repetir tipos de experiencias insatisfactorias se basa en que estas experiencias son conocidas y familiares. Para la mayoría de las personas, la seguridad emocional y psicológica es resultante de la auto-consistencia: seguir siendo lo que se es, seguir viéndose a sí mismo de las formas habituales. Astrológicamente, la seguridad emocional y psicológica se correlacionan con los arquetipos de Cáncer, la Luna y la Casa IV, y Escorpio, Plutón y la Casa VIII. El arquetipo de Cáncer, la Luna y la Casa IV se correlacionan específicamente con las formas en que cada individuo se ve a sí mismo, en función de los aspectos de su naturaleza de los cuales es consciente y que le resultan conocidos y familiares. Debido a que estos aspectos son conocidos y familiares, el individuo se identifica conscientemente con ellos, y constituyen su auto-imagen, y su personalidad o ego, esto es, una parte de la energía del Alma que está conscientemente enfocada y que constituye un vehículo necesario para que el individuo puede atribuirse personalmente su experiencia. El Nodo Sur de la Luna representa los tipos de ego que el Alma ha tenido en las vidas pasadas que llegan a esta vida, que han servido como vehículo para los deseos emanados de Plutón, el Alma. El Nodo Norte de la Luna, por su parte, refleja los tipos de identidad del ego en formación-la dirección de la evolución de la personalidad consciente- que sirven al Alma como vehículo de los tipos de deseos nuevos que conducen al futuro evolutivo de cada individuo, simbolizados en general por el punto de polaridad de Plutón-la Casa y Signos opuestos a Plutón (la excepción es el caso de que el Plutón natal esté en conjunción con el Nodo Norte de la Luna; hay algunos casos en son un poco más complejos en algunos aspectos, pero no es este el lugar para entrar en mayores precisiones sobre el paradigma de Plutón).

En tanto, Escorpio Plutón, y la Casa VIII, reflejan aspectos del Alma individual-tipos de deseos y dinámicas-de los cuales la mayoría de las personas no son conscientes-que son la base de dinámicas y experiencias que representan lo conocido, el pasado, y que son por lo tanto las bases más profundas del sentido de seguridad emocional y psicológica para el individuo.  Así, en combinación, los arquetipos de Cáncer, la Luna,  y la Casa IV, y Escorpio, Plutón y la Casa VIII, en la carta natal individual, representan los tipos de deseos y dinámicas de fondo, y tipos de experiencias, a través de los cuales la conciencia individual obtiene una sentido relativo de seguridad emocional y psicológica, por cuanto representan aquello que resulta familiar y conocido para la conciencia. El lector puede detenerse un momento y simplemente reflexionar sobre estos arquetipos de su carta natal, y verificar esto por sí mismo.

El paso siguiente en esta explicación es comprender que la dinámica de fondo a través de la cual Plutón, el Alma, evoluciona, en función de su naturaleza dual de deseos, demanda que los deseos subconscientes emanados de Plutón devengan conscientes a través de la Luna o personalidad consciente. La evolución de la conciencia no demanda desprenderse del ego-ello no es posible, ni siquiera recomendable-sino que demanda que la identidad consciente devenga progresivamente más profunda y abarcadora respecto a la realidad psicológica interior, de manera que el ego consciente se identifique progresivamente con niveles más y más profundos de la psique. En otras palabras, que la realidad subconsciente devenga consciente. Como ejemplo, supongamos a un individuo con Plutón natal en la Casa IV y la Luna en la Casa VII. Supongamos que en este ejemplo el individuo se ve a sí mismo-Luna en la Casa VII-como orientado a las relaciones con los demás, y como una persona generosa y orientada a escuchar a los demás y a dar a los demás lo que ellos necesitan en términos emocionales. El individuo se ve a sí mismo como nutritivo y empático. Ahora bien, en este ejemplo el Plutón natal en la Casa IV demuestra a un individuo que es fundamentalmente inseguro en términos emocionales, cuyas necesidades emocionales naturales no han sido atendidas de las formas necesarias en la niñez por la familia biológica o la madre. En el ejemplo, una posibilidad es la de un individuo cuyas necesidades emocionales no fueron atendidas por la madre, y que en cambio se orientó a satisfacer las demandas emocionales insatisfechas de esa madre. Como resultado, el individuo está definido interiormente por intensos estados emocionales subconscientes que crean un estado de intensa inseguridad, y por expectativas emocionales insatisfechas que serán desplazadas a las relaciones adultas: expectativas subconscientes de ser cuidado, nutrido, y amado por ser quien es-expectativas naturales de todo niño. El individuo ha creado una personalidad –la Luna en la Casa VII-en la cual la expectativa de recibir de los demás lo que emocionalmente necesita ha derivado en una necesidad emocional de ser necesitado por los demás, como medio para recibir lo que desea. Así, en este ejemplo simplificado, la personalidad orientada a dar, se basa en deseos de recibir y de tener a otras personas cerca que provean a su necesidad de seguridad no resuelta. Debido a que la naturaleza de Plutón es subconsciente, el individuo normalmente no será consciente de esta dinámica más profunda-la necesidad proyectada de recibir cuidados de los demás-que está en la base de su personalidad consciente orientada a dar-la Luna en la Casa VII. Debido a que, en términos evolutivos, y también en términos psicoanalíticos, lo subconsciente está destinado a volverse consciente, el individuo creará las necesarias experiencias a través de las cuales pueda -o se vea forzado a hacerlo- integrar y volver conscientes la dependencia y la inseguridad emocional que ha proyectado en otras personas. Así, el individuo del ejemplo creará relaciones con otras personas que estarán esencialmente desequilibradas, con otros individuos que sólo desearán tomar, y no dar nada a cambio, o que no van a valorar lo que el individuo les entrega, o que plantean demandas imposibles de satisfacer, y que se traducen no sólo en un estado potencial de agotamiento emocional y psicológico, sino que impactan directamente en la auto-imagen del individuo debido a no sentirse valorado en estas relaciones, y recrear una y otra vez la frustración de las expectativas emocionales tempranas. En algún punto se generará una crisis necesaria para el individuo, a través de la cual podrá volverse consciente, producto de la experiencia, de que en realidad no sólo ha deseado dar a los demás-la autoimagen pre-existente-sino que también han existido en su Alma deseos de recibir cuidados y afecto, y de tener compañía. El individuo podrá darse cuenta de naturaleza de las expectativas emocionales que ha tenido respecto a las relaciones que ha querido formar con otras personas, y de la naturaleza de su necesidad de ser necesitado, y podrá luego descubrir de que formas estas dinámicas están enraizadas en su experiencia del entorno familiar temprano. De esta forma, el individuo podrá, a través de hacer consciente lo subconsciente-Plutón, crear un tipo de personalidad, una auto-imagen, que sea más realista y más profunda en términos psicológicos. Esto permitirá que el individuo pueda asumir responsabilidad por sus estados emocionales interiores, en vez de tener que proyectar estas necesidades vía expectativas en las relaciones que crea con otras personas, y aprender progresivamente a encontrar seguridad dentro de sí mismo. A la vez, el individuo podrá aprender a dar y a recibir de formas nuevas, en función de necesidades de personas adultas y equilibradas, y no demandas infantiles o injustificadas, y también permitirá que el individuo pueda sentirse emocionalmente seguro incluso estando en medio de otras personas que no son empáticas o emocionalmente positivas para el individuo. De esta forma, a través de un proceso de cambio emocional, asociado a un descubrimiento de la propia naturaleza emocional subconsciente-Plutón-el individuo podrá definirse a sí mismo y verse a sí mismo de formas nuevas, que sean consistentes con quien realmente es. Mientras esta redefinición  no ocurra, y a pesar de la insatisfacción, el individuo continuará gravitando compulsivamente a las mismas dinámicas, creando crisis cada vez más intensas en sus relaciones, basadas en sus expectativas emocionales sin resolver –Plutón en la Casa IV- que no están integradas en la identidad consciente –la Luna en la Casa VII.

La principal dificultad para que ocurra el cambio o la evolución se basa en que el cambio requiere vernos a nosotros mismos de formas nuevas. Esto implica una pérdida de consistencia de la identidad del ego. Significa que necesitamos ‘soltar’ aquello que nos proveía de seguridad, lo conocido y familiar, para que luego pueda formarse una auto-imagen que sea una manifestación de una realidad interior más amplia, rica y profunda, que sea vehículo de los deseos del Alma que necesitan ser traídos a la evolución consciente. En el ejemplo simplificado que usé, el individuo con Plutón en la Casa IV y la Luna en la Casa VII, necesitará a fin de cambiar y evolucionar, dejar de verse a sí mismo sólo como orientado a dar, a fin de poder integrar cuáles han sido los deseos y las dinámicas psicológicas y emocionales subconscientes por los cuales su Alma ha creado este tipo de personalidad. El cambio produce temor para el individuo, porque deberá pasar de verse como alguien que quiere dar, a verse como alguien que espera recibir, de alguien que sólo desea nutrir, a alguien que en realidad está desnutrido emocionalmente; de alguien que desea representar seguridad para otros, a alguien que en su realidad interior es intensamente inseguro. Sin embargo, este cambio de la auto-imagen, y esta metamorfosis de la personalidad, es necesario, y es necesaria también la integración de las dinámicas psicológicas que antes del proceso de cambio no eran conscientes, pero que creaban intensos estados emocionales en el individuo cuyas causas el individuo no comprendía.

Es necesario tener presente que en términos generales esta dinámica de los procesos de cambio es una dinámica natural e inherente. Sin embargo, debido al condicionamiento patriarcal, que consiste esencialmente en una represión de las formas naturales de ser en todos los niveles, y específicamente de la naturaleza emocional de los niños, ha creado, durante varios miles de años, una mayor dificultad para el cambio. Esta dificultad adicional creada por el condicionamiento patriarcal ocurre porque los individuos, en estas vidas patriarcales, han aprendido a desconectarse en distintos grados de su experiencia emocional interior, a través de proyectar un sentido de seguridad en fuentes o situaciones externa, reflejo del sometimiento a los valores patriarcales: una orientación a los logros sociales, a la seguridad material, al poder. A la vez, esta desconexión de la naturaleza emocional resultante de la supresión patriarcal ha creado una mayor rigidez de la estructura egocéntrica, esencialmente desnutrida, lo cual equivale a una mayor dificultad para abrazar nuevas formas de ser. Así, la desconexión respecto a lo que sentimos perpetúa la insatisfacción, porque no nos atrevemos a ir más adentro para poder definirnos de formas más completas y profundas.

Por esto es que la Astrología Evolutiva de Jeff Green explica que el cambio y la evolución de la conciencia ocurren o se integran a través del cuerpo emocional: sólo una vez que logramos estar en contacto con lo que sentimos, podemos abrazar el cambio; y sólo una vez que conseguimos sentirnos seguros con las nuevas formas de ser, estas formas de ser se vuelven parte de nosotros, y los deseos y dinámicas que han creado las nuevas formas de ser pueden evolucionar de formas conscientes porque nos vemos de formas que reflejan nuestra realidad interior en un nuevo nivel de integración.

Júpiter transitando por Cáncer nos provee de la posibilidad de una comprensión natural y compasiva que nos da el valor necesario para sumergirnos en lo que simplemente somos, para obtener desde dentro un sentido de identidad enriquecido y renovado. Júpiter en Cáncer nos propone: qué tal si todo dentro de ti, en último término, estuviera bien? Qué tal si tu propia naturaleza inherente fuera intrínsecamente sana? De esta forma, Júpiter en Cáncer nos alienta a abrazar la realidad de lo que somos, más allá de las preconcepciones que queremos mantener para sentirnos seguros. Es una invitación a realmente vernos a nosotros mismos otra vez, en vez de querer mantener una auto-imagen desactualizada. Al mismo tiempo, es una oportunidad de crecer emocionalmente, y de sanar heridas emocionales. Para que esto ocurra, Júpiter demanda una total auto-honestidad, demanda simplemente abrazar los deseos del Alma de conocer la verdad personal, para dar nuevas respuestas a la pregunta “quién soy yo?” sean cuales sean las nuevas respuestas que empezaremos en encontrar, como partes de una verdad total de la cual vamos descubriendo porciones mayores, como en círculos concéntricos.

Júpiter se correlaciona también con los sistemas de creencias. Sin embargo, la naturaleza inherente de Júpiter es no necesitar de creencias: basta con la experiencia, en realidad no hay nada que creer, y mucho, mucho que saber. Debido a que Cáncer es de naturaleza esencialmente emocional, y debido a que Cáncer es la Casa VIII de Sagitario-el Signo regido por Júpiter-la naturaleza experiencial de Júpiter está enfatizada en este tránsito, y representa la oportunidad de que ‘creencias’ cedan el puesto a la experiencia personal. Esto requiere, muchas veces, de una comprensión y una sanación de las experiencias de la niñez, y de la naturaleza emocional en general, que han condicionado al individuo a orientarse a tales o cuales ‘creencias’ en general o sobre sí mismo. Esta necesidad está enfatizada en este tránsito de Júpiter, debido a que al Ingreso de Júpiter en Cáncer, también están en Cáncer Venus, Mercurio, Vesta y el Sol, y apenas ocurrido el ingreso de Júpiter, Mercurio entró en movimiento retrógrado en el mismo Signo, lo que refleja una necesidad en curso de revisar asuntos sin resolver de naturaleza emocional o ligadas a dinámicas familiares. A la vez, Júpiter garantiza la recompensa del descubrimiento y el crecimiento, y estimula el deseo de descubrir y experimentar a través de darnos valor y de inducir perspectivas intuitivas en la conciencia, no lineales, de quienes somos realmente más allá de lo que hayamos querido creer. El autodescubrimiento será impulsado a través de una experiencia interior de plenitud emocional, o la intuición de vías de exploración interior que conducen a esta plenitud.

Por supuesto, existirán distintas respuestas a las intenciones arquetípicas de este tránsito. Júpiter en Cáncer representa al mismo tiempo la posibilidad de un intenso fanatismo ideológico o religioso, debido a que la ideología o la religión también es un medio potencial de seguridad emocional para muchas personas que dependen de creencias. Como ejemplo, recordemos que al tiempo de los atentados del 11/09 del año 2001, Júpiter transitaba también por el Signo de Cáncer. Otro ejemplo podría ser la carta natal del ministro Hinspeter, con un stellium de planetas natales en Sagitario, regidos por Júpiter en Cáncer, lo que refleja a un individuo intensamente definido por ‘convicciones’ absolutas e inamovibles. Esta es también una respuesta potencial al arquetipo que está enfatizada en el actual Ingreso de Júpiter en Cáncer, debido a que, aún en los primeros grados de Cáncer, Júpiter forma una oposición a Plutón Rx en Capricornio, pasando a integrarse con el patrón planetario dominante de este tiempo, que es la cuadratura en tránsito de Plutón y Urano, la cual, como ha sido explicado por tantos astrólogos, simboliza a la vez la necesidad de metamorfosis de los ‘sistemas sociales’ actuales, y la resistencia de los sistemas al cambio. Así, el sustento ideológico o religioso-Júpiter-de quienes desean promover los cambios, y de quienes los resisten, y las confrontaciones resultantes-Plutón-puede intensificarse o radicalizarse. Más adelante este año Júpiter formará de hecho una oposición a Plutón, y una cuadratura a Urano, y Marte en Cáncer se unirá a este tensa configuración en Julio del 2013. Un poco más tarde, en Diciembre del 2013, Marte estará en Libra (que se correlaciona con los extremos) y formará una Gran Cruz Cardinal con Júpiter, Plutón y Urano. Estos son patrones de tensión ideológica y confrontación de ‘visiones’, potencialmente violentas debido al fundamentalismo que puede manifestarse con estos símbolos en algunos de los grupos-Urano-que son actores de estos procesos. Al entrar en Cáncer, Júpiter forma una cuadratura exacta con el asteroide Lucifer en el primer grado de Aries, que en su aspecto negativo, refleja también el potencial de violencia, y de violencia motivada por el auto-interés, y en esta configuración reitera la intensidad potencial del uso de la violencia por motivos de creencias y de ‘falsas verdades’.

En este ingreso de Júpiter en Cáncer, Júpiter forma un Gran Trígono de Agua con Neptuno en Piscis, y Saturno en Escorpio. Esta es una configuración planetaria muy especial. Estos tres planetas han estado en estas posiciones respectivas sólo dos veces antes en la era Cristiana, y sólo una vez antes formaron el patrón actual de aspectos de ‘Gran Trígono’, el año 543. La otra vez, el año 1041, no llegaron a formar este patrón de aspectos, aún cuando estaban dentro de un Gran Trígono en términos mundanos. Esta configuración por supuesto que también puede tener y tendrá distintas manifestaciones arquetípicas. En un nivel mundano, y al nivel de la crisis masiva de las sociedades de consenso, refleja la intensidad de los esfuerzos del consenso social por hacer que la gente siga creyendo en la viabilidad del sistema, y en los discursos de justificación de lo injustificable, lo que en lenguaje chileno se llama hacer ‘comulgar con ruedas de carreta’: querer seguir vendiendo lo que ya no sirve. Júpiter representa aquí la desmesura de lo que se quiere hacer tragar (Cáncer se correlaciona con la boca). Esto se traducirá en una cada vez mayor ‘propaganda basura’, sin ningún relación de la realidad. Como una anticipación de este efecto, podemos ver la campaña presidencial de Longueira con su slogan ‘Por un Chile más justo’, que por supuesto, es una abierta contradicción a los tipos de ideales que en realidad han sido promovidos, e impuestos, en este país, por su grupo político. Podemos ver la alienación de este tipo de orientaciones propagandísticas respecto a la realidad que vive la mayoría de la sociedad chilena-en la cual hay gente que muere de frío en las calles, en un país con una de las mayores brechas en la distribución de los ingresos a nivel mundial, con ingresos mínimos que no cubren las necesidades mínimas de las familias, etc.- en el hecho de que, al ingresar Júpiter en Cáncer, está regido por la Luna en Acuario, en cuadratura a los Nodos Lunares que van de Tauro a Escorpio: la gente sin hogar, sin territorio, los marginados que simplemente no cuentan como parte de la ‘verdad’ que estos políticos del consenso quieren seguir contando para justificar sus posiciones, y los privilegios de quienes los respaldan.

En un lado mucho más positivo, si tomamos en cuenta lo antes dicho sobre la naturaleza de la evolución del Alma a través del cuerpo emocional, este Gran Trígono de Agua-el Agua es el elemento que se correlaciona con la emoción- refleja un potencial de avance evolutivo a través de una sanación e integración emocional que permita una metamorfosis de los patrones de juicios y de condicionamiento, y de la dependencia emocional respecto a juicios, creencias e ilusiones preexistentes, a fin de poder experimentar directamente nuestra propia naturaleza inherente, como medio para descubrir niveles de seguridad que se basen en lo que simplemente ‘es’.

Jeff Green, el fundador de la Astrología Evolutiva,  dijo que Moisés era un astrólogo, y que Moisés enseñó que la Astrología es el lenguaje simbólico de Dios. Esto significa que podemos usar la Astrología para entender qué es lo que Dios, el Creador, está diciendo, cuál es el plan para el tiempo que nos toca vivir. El ‘Plan’ implica muchas cosas, no sólo lineamientos generales, sino infinitos planes de contingencia, para cuando las cosas no resultan de acuerdo con el ‘Plan’.

En los tiempos actuales, y desde hace mucho tiempo, es claro que  la especie humana  sobre el planeta Tierra se ha salido de su camino natural, se ha salido del ‘Plan’. Esto ha conducido a un estado de profunda crisis, debido a los desequilibrios creados por la especie humana, en la relación del hombre con la Naturaleza, en la relación del hombre con la mujer, en la relación del hombre con el hombre. Las sociedades  actuales creadas por el hombre reflejan este estado de desequilibrio. En el tiempo actual, esta crisis está reflejada en la cuadratura en tránsito de Plutón con Urano, con Plutón en Capricornio, y Urano en Aries. En sociedades como estas, esto significa que las estructuras creadas por estas sociedades, no reflejan las necesidades de la gente que compone estas sociedades, sino las ‘necesidades’ y deseos de un reducido grupo que controla estas economías y a través de controlar las economías, controla la forma de vida de la gente. Por esto existen actualmente intensas presiones evolutivas de cambio. Estos símbolos se correlacionan con esta necesidad de cambio, y con la resistencia al cambio, que se traduce en la represión (Plutón en Capricornio), y la represión mediante la violencia, de quienes desean promover los cambios (Urano en Aries).

Capricornio se correlaciona con lo que se llama ‘responsabilidad’ y con lo que se llama ‘determinación’. Qué implica esto? Respecto a los deseos de cambio social, implica asumir como sociedad, por parte de los individuos que componen la sociedad, que el estado actual de cosas es el resultado de deseos (Plutón) que han creado y sostienen la estructura actual (Capricornio). Este tipo de sociedades, como la sociedad chilena, no existe “porque sí”. Es el deseo de la gente lo que mantiene estas estructuras en su lugar. Si no existieran estos agenciamientos colectivos de deseo, esta estructura de sociedad no existiría.  Entendido esto, el paso siguiente es entender que una vez que se ha creado una estructura de este tipo, no es cuestión de hacerla volar por el aire y poner una estructura nueva. La anarquía (Urano) es intolerable para la mayoría de las personas en la sociedad. Para algunos pocos, no hay problema con la anarquía, porque no necesitan de un orden externo. Pero para la gran mayoría, digamos a lo menos un 75% de las personas, la anarquía equivale a la locura. Esto significa que los cambios, aún necesarios, deben ocurrir poco a poco: hay que ir paso a paso, conquistando la libertad, creando y afianzando  nuevas formas de ser que se vayan haciendo familiares: familiares y seguras para quienes componen la sociedad. Sólo cuando una auténtica mayoría se familiariza con nuevas formas de ser, estas pueden ser implementadas  en la realidad estructural de la sociedad y definir u nuevo estado de cosas. Qué pasó en Chile con Balmaceda, o con Allende? Trataron de ir muy rápido, de crear los cambios pasando a llevar las estructuras sostenidas por el deseo colectivo. Y cuáles fueron las consecuencias? Estos cambios no fueron soportables para la sociedad en total, y la sociedad actuó a través de los militares para volver al estado anterior, y aún peor. Si los militares no hubieran tenido el respaldo, aunque fuera a través del miedo, de la mayoría social de este país, no habrían estado 17 años en el poder. El costo fue altísimo para los más valientes, los más idealistas y humanitarios.

Hay que comenzar por hacerse responsables como sociedad del estado de cosas, a nivel social y a nivel individual: es necesario que cada individuo desbarate sus propios micro-fascismos (Plutón en Capricornio en cuadratura con Urano en Aries), que son la base, los agenciamientos inconscientes de deseo, que sostiene las estructuras de opresión social.  Comienza contigo mismo, y con quienes están a tu alrededor: tu familia, tu perro, tus amigos, tus relaciones de trabajo. Derroca con amabilidad al dictador y al opresor interior; aprende a escuchar, a convivir con quienes piensan distinto, de derecha o de izquierda, del color que sean, aprende  a ser amable, aprende a ser confiable, a ser generoso, a dar, compartir e incluir. Deja de ser un egoísta que piensa sólo en sí mismo. Y cuando pienses en ti mismo, hazlo con generosidad y con amor.  Así puede crearse algo distinto, pero hay que comenzar con los agenciamientos de deseo, y generar nuevas formas de ser. Es en esto que hay que darse prisa, para que luego puedan ocurrir cambios estructurales. Estás preocupado por los más necesitados? Esto está muy bien, es algo muy valioso y muy importante, entonces por qué no comienzas por también dedicarles un poco de tu tiempo, un poco de tu trabajo.

Plutón/Urano, estos son tiempos de cambio, pero son también tiempos violentos. Nuevos fascismos están en al aire, cargados de muerte de y de horror. Muchos de quienes desean promover los cambios, en una sociedad que no se hace responsable de sí misma, esperan que venga alguien a establecer estos cambios desde afuera. Quieren elegir un presidente que cambie el modelo. Pero un presidente no puede cambiar el modelo! Un presidente necesita actuar dentro del modelo, dentro de los límites estructurales de la sociedad. De otro modo, su gobierno deviene ilegítimo, y desencadena una reacción de quienes sostienen estas estructuras con su deseo. Un presidente sólo puede promover cambios en la medida de sus facultades constitucionales. Quieres cambiar la constitución? Eso está bien, pero recuerda que la constitución sólo es reflejo de agenciamientos colectivos de deseo: lo que la sociedad en total considera posible, e imposible.  De otro modo, es sólo ‘letra muerta’. No puedes esperar que un presidente progresista o revolucionario cambie la sociedad: la sociedad tiene que cambiar por sí misma, a través de los cambios de las personas que la componen.  Plutón en Capricornio demanda una actitud responsable, determinada, y comprometida.

Hoy conjunción Plutón/Venus en Capricornio.

La intención de este tránsito es permitir una metamorfosis de los patrones de relación con uno mismo y con las demás personas. Genera la posibilidad de un profundo foco de reflexión sobre qué es lo que necesita cambiar en los sistemas de necesidades y las dinámicas que estas dinámicas crean en las relaciones. Este tránsito induce preguntas como ¿estoy recibiendo lo que necesito en esta o estas relaciones? ¿hay un equilibrio entre lo que doy y lo que recibo? ¿existen expectativas proyectadas en las relaciones de las que cada parte necesita hacerse cargo por sí misma?

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Estos símbolos reflejan que algo necesita cambiar. Desde una dinámica interior, a una relación, a un patrón de relación. Hay que tener en cuenta que Plutón y Venus son los planetas regentes de los Nodos Lunares en tránsito que están en el eje Tauro/Escorpio, lo que implica que es el pasado y el futuro en sí  mismos, los que están siendo traídos a colación y procesados evolutivamente en el momento presente, con la intención de iniciar un nuevo ciclo de dinámicas y patrones de relación: la conjunción Plutón/Venus. Los Nodos Lunares estando con el Nodo Sur en Tauro y el Nodo Norte en Escorpio -desde Agosto del 2012, y hasta febrero del 2014. Este eje nodal manifiesta colectiva e individualmente la necesidad de confrontación con el pasado. Esta confrontación con el pasado ha sido necesaria en cada caso respecto de cualquier área en la cual haya existido en el pasado una resistencia a cambiar: el Nodo Sur de Tauro. Dentro de esto, el Nodo Sur de Tauro manifiesta que ha existido en el pasado una resistencia y una limitación en las dinámicas de asignación de sentido, valor y significado, a sí mismo, a la vida, y a las demás personas, que por supuesto luego se ha traducido en el tipo de vibración con que se atrae a otras personas, y por qué estas personas. Debido a que el Nodo Norte de Escorpio está regido por Plutón en Capricornio, la confrontación con el pasado se refiere directamente a la forma en que el pasado, y la orientación  a las relaciones-Venus- han estado condicionados por la ‘realidad’, el condicionamiento por las formas de pensar, creencias, religiones, etc. de la sociedad, cultura o la familia. Esto se ha traducido en muchos casos en una supresión o supresión-Capricornio-debido a deseos de conformidad con las normas sociales, de necesidades naturales o de la propia naturaleza de deseo en algunos casos. Esto se ha traducido a la vez en una limitación y rigidez de las formas de dar y recibir-Venus-basadas en una limitación de las dinámicas de asociación de significado y valor y una orientación al auto-interés-Tauro).  La resistencia del pasado a cambiar estos patrones ha dictado la necesidad simbolizada en este eje nodal de crear confrontaciones interiores y exteriores que induzcan o fuercen una metamorfosis de las limitaciones existentes. Dentro de este ciclo, los regentes nodales Plutón/Venus están ahora formando esta conjunción, que es la primera conjunción de estos planetas con estos nodos, la siguiente y última antes de que los nodos cambien a Libra/Aries, será en Noviembre 2013. La conjunción Plutón/Venus refleja la emergencia instintiva de deseos y necesidades emanadas de niveles más profundos del Alma, asociados a relaciones, que pueden ser de distinto tipo, y que muchas veces han sido reprimidos, suprimidos, o condicionados en el pasado. Estos deseos o necesidades que se están manifestando instintivamente, pueden trasladarse a relaciones existentes o generar atracciones compulsivas o incluso ‘hipnóticas’  hacia otras personas que representan la posibilidad de metamorfosis. Con Plutón/Venus estando en Capricornio, existe la posibilidad de sentirse atrapado por la realidad existente en las relaciones personales e íntimas. Plutón/Venus están conjuntos también a Juno, Diosa de las relaciones comprometidas. Además, Plutón/Venus/Juno en Capricornio forman un sextil con Saturno, que está en Escorpio, regido a su vez por Plutón. Esto refleja la necesidad de un empoderamiento interior del propio sentido de autoridad personal de cada persona sobre su propia realidad, y la realidad de las relaciones que ha creado o atraído en su vida. Esto requiere honrar su propia naturaleza, y sus deseos y necesidades. También implica que se necesita una orientación que sea consistente con sus propios límites. El énfasis de Capricornio  refleja que se trata de lecciones fundamentales de responsabilidad respecto a cualquier realidad que el Alma ha creado como resultado de sus propias dinámicas, y decisiones. Capricornio y Saturno implican por supuesto la posibilidad de reprimir o suprimir la necesidad de reflexión debido al temor de ver afectada cualquier realidad existente, o la propia auto-imagen: qué puede implicar esto respecto a mí, o a mi vida?  Para algunas Almas, los deseos de conformarse a  la realidad existente de sus relaciones, pueden resultar de deseos de sacrificar las propias necesidades o deseos, por distintas razones (Venus en Capricornio, nodo norte de Venus en Piscis). Saturno está conjunto al asteroide Perséfone que también está en Escorpio. En el mito, Perséfone es la hija de Ceres, doncella que fue raptada por Plutón, llevada al inframundo y convertida en su esposa. Para muchas personas estos procesos de auto-conocimiento ligados a las relaciones, y a las poderosas energías evolutivas que éstas pueden movilizar, pueden experimentarse como dolorosas, e incluso aterradoras, pero en definitiva son conducentes al crecimiento y la integración.


Mercurio en la Casa V, o en Leo (o Mercurio conjunto al Sol), refleja a un individuo que ha deseado auto-actualizarse creativamente a través de las dinámicas intelectuales, y que ha deseado crear un foco concentrado de la función mental en el sentido de propósito del Alma y su sentimiento de poseer un destino especial que alcanzar. Debido a este foco auto-centrado, existirá el deseo de desarrollar intensamente las funciones del pensamiento, el lenguaje, y la comunicación. Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, refleja deseos de integrar la experiencia mediante la creación de un orden lineal, intelectual, y de que este orden lineal altamente personal refleje el sentido de propósito y de destino especial del individuo. Por esta razón, las personas con Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, pueden ser extremadamente creativas y prolíficas en cuando a producir un tremendo volumen de pensamientos, lenguaje, y formas de comunicación. El individuo le dará importancia a sus propios pensamientos, y estos pensamientos respaldarán su sentido individual de propósito, por lo que resultará energizado o vitalizado por el acto del pensamiento, y podrá sentir la motivación de proyectarse a sí mismo a través de la creación de formas de pensamiento y de lenguaje. La persona con esta posición de Mercurio, naturalmente tendrá la expectativa de que esta importancia atribuida a sus propias creaciones intelectuales, sea también percibida, reconocida, y aclamada por los demás. En algunos casos, se trata de un narcisismo necesario, debido a que en vidas pasadas recientes el Alma no ha tenido, por razones que pueden ser distintas en cada caso, la capacidad de expresar sus pensamientos, o incluso de crear un orden lineal de su propia realidad en función de su propio punto de vista personal. En estos casos, este énfasis en la función intelectual a través de la creación de formas personales de pensamiento y de lenguaje, y su expresión creativa, debe ser alentada por el astrólogo evolutivo en la situación de consulta.

Debido a la relación existente entre el orden lineal que el individuo con Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, está creando, y su propio sentido de propósito y de tener un destino especial que alcanzar, esta posición de Mercurio refleja en algunos casos la posibilidad de que individuo piense ‘lo que quiere pensar’ desde un punto de vista subjetivo o egocéntrico. Es decir, la posibilidad de que la selección de los aspectos de la realidad fenomenal que el individuo utiliza en su proceso de pensamiento, y aquellos que descarta, sea dictada por su foco egocéntrico o narcisista de propósito personal, y que el individuo sólo haga las conexiones que quiere hacer desde el punto de vista de subjetividad de su ego. En otras palabras, existe la posibilidad de que el individuo simplemente descarte aquellos aspectos de la realidad, o aquellos tipos de información, que no respalden sus propias construcciones intelectuales pre-existentes.

En la comunicación con las demás personas, Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, se traducirá muchas veces en la expectativa de ser escuchado, de decir a los demás lo que el individuo quiere decir desde su propio punto de vista personal, con la expectativa de que sus pensamientos sean escuchados, reconocidos y considerados importantes y especiales, y sin que exista como contrapartida, el deseo de considerar los puntos de vista de las demás personas. En algunos casos, esto puede llegar al extremo en el cual el individuo con Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo tiene la expectativa subconsciente de que los demás simplemente escuchen su monólogo. También es posible en este caso que el individuo con esta posición de Mercurio se sienta desafiado por las construcciones intelectuales o de otras personas, y que manifieste intensos y concentrados ataques intelectuales respecto a los tipos de ideas, y de personas, que no respalden o aclamen, o que contradigan sus propias ideas o puntos de vista. Por el contrario, estos individuos pueden ser intelectualmente muy generosos y cálidos, y prodigar validación, apoyo, y elogios, a quienes respalden y no desafíen sus propias elaboraciones intelectuales. En estos casos, la inseguridad emocional subyacente, traducida en el deseo de obtener confirmación y validación externa de los propios arreglos intelectuales, alimentará el deseo de elaborar construcciones intelectuales que pueden ser altamente creativas, y que a la vez serán altamente subjetivas. El arquetipo de Leo y la Casa V, reflejan el nivel máximo de subjetividad de la conciencia ego-centrada.

El arquetipo de Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, se correlacionan con el deseo y la necesidad de crear un orden intelectual, lineal, que permita la actualización creativa en función del sentido de propósito personal. El individuo desea y necesita ser capaz de enfocarse intelectualmente en aquellos aspectos que subjetivamente define como importantes y conducentes a desarrollar sus capacidades, objetivos y propósitos personales. Al mismo tiempo, en algunos casos en que esta posición de Mercurio refleja deseos de recibir reconocimiento o aclamación por la creación de estas formas intelectuales, y debido a la naturaleza esencialmente mutable y adaptable de Mercurio, puede generarse una situación en la cual el tipo de pensamientos que el individuo crea y comunica a los demás se vea condicionada o dirigida por los tipos de feedback que recibe de los demás. Esto se traduce en un individuo que piensa y se comunica en los términos que le acarreen el máximo de aclamación, o un auditorio más amplio, etc.

Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, refleja el deseo y la necesidad de crear una comprensión lineal del propio sentido de propósito y del destino especial del individuo. Esto implica asimismo el deseo y la necesidad de discriminar, entre toda la variedad de posibilidades que el individuo puede crear intelectualmente, cuáles son las vías actualmente conducentes a desarrollar y alcanzar ese propósito y destino personales. En algunos casos, Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, puede manifestar esta necesidad de discriminación en forma de dudas sobre el propósito personal, o la capacidad personal, a través de pensamientos de naturaleza crítica o de falta de preparación para llevar a cabo ese propósito personal, o pensamientos que dificulten o interrumpan la manifestación egocéntrica del sentido de propósito personal, o incluso llegar a crear un bloqueo o estancamiento de los necesarios impulsos y propósitos creativos del individuo inducido por la multiplicación de perspectivas potencialmente en conflicto, o por un análisis excesivo en que siempre es posible percibir aquellos aspectos que no son suficientemente ‘perfectos’ en cualquier idea o proyecto, o en sí mismo.

A fin de promover su evolución, Mercurio en la Casa V, o Leo, necesita abrazar su polaridad: Acuario y la Casa Once. Esto significa crear un foco intelectual que permita abstraerse del sentido de propósito egocéntrico e importancia personal, a fin de crear una comprensión lineal desapegada de naturaleza esencialmente objetiva. Significa abrazar la multiplicidad inherente de los puntos de vista, y orientarse a tomar en cuenta los puntos de vista de otras personas, en vez de tener que promover únicamente su propio punto de vista y sentirse amenazado por los puntos de vista, las ideas, o las capacidades intelectuales de otras personas. Al mismo tiempo, requiere que el individuo oriente la actualización de sus capacidades intelectuales a metas sociales relevantes, sin depender de la aclamación o reconocimiento. De esta forma, la persona con Venus en Leo o la Casa V podrá participar en relaciones de colaboración con otras personas, en las cuales sus propias formas de pensar manifestarán su auténtica riqueza al poner las capacidades intelectuales a operar en beneficio de los demás, en dinámicas en las cuales el individuo podrá enriquecer y objetivar sus propias construcciones a través del feedback que reciba de muchas otras personas.

Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo en las distintas etapas evolutivas naturales

Las manifestaciones de cualquier arquetipo de Mercurio, o de cualquier arquetipo en general, son distintas en las diferentes etapas evolutivas naturales. Si alguien necesita saber más sobre estas etapas evolutivas, puede leer sobre esto aquí:

En la condición evolutiva de Consenso, Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo refleja a un individuo que ha deseado crear un intenso foco de desarrollo y actualización de sus capacidades intelectuales, en función de sus deseos de avanzar socialmente, o mejorar su posición dentro de la sociedad de consenso. Muchas veces existirá un intento sentido de propósito personal ligado a la función intelectual, que puede manifestarse como competitividad. El individuo puede ser muy auto-centrado respecto a sus formas de pensamiento, y tener expectativas de ser reconocido o admirado por sus capacidades intelectuales y por su creatividad. El narcisismo de Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo se traduce en la expectativa de poder ordenar su realidad personal, y la realidad en general, desde un punto de vista propio, en el cual el individuo se posiciona al centro de sus construcciones y tiene la expectativa de que la realidad, y las demás personas, se subordinen a sus propios esquemas mentales. El individuo puede ser muy prolífico en la creación de sus propias construcciones intelectuales, y al mismo tiempo existirá una rigidez en cuanto a integrar puntos de vista distintos, o información que contradiga o amenace sus construcciones intelectuales en vigor. Existirá una tendencia a querer forzar la información contradictoria o de distinta naturaleza, dentro de las propias elaboraciones preexistentes, de formas en que la lógica cede a la fuerza de la voluntad del individuo. Esto se basa en que existe una intensa identificación con los pensamientos que el individuo crea, y un fuerte sentido de propósito personal que está ligado a la capacidad de ordenar la realidad de una forma personal en general, y a desarrollar y expandir al máximo las formas de pensamiento que el individuo considera como propias. La intensidad de este foco intelectual de naturaleza egocéntrica dará lugar a distintos tipos de crisis dentro de la etapa evolutiva de Consenso. El primer tipo de crisis consiste en la dificultad de integrar la creatividad del individuo en dinámicas de colaboración con otros individuos, debida a la necesidad de aclamación y subordinación de los demás, y a la inseguridad que la creatividad de otros individuos produce en Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo, lo cual se traduce en una dificultad potencial para integrar las capacidades intelectuales en dinámicas grupales y sociales. Este tipo de crisis puede ser menos aparente a partir de los estadios avanzados de la segunda sub-etapa de la condición de consenso, y en la tercera sub-etapa, cuando se trata de individuos que han conseguido moldear un tipo de realidad personal, en los término del consenso, que está relativamente controlada y en la cual tienen un cierto poder social, en el cual el punto de vista personal, y la forma de pensar del individuo, son aceptadas o aclamadas por otros individuos que se encuentran más ’abajo’ dentro de los esquemas jerárquicos del consenso social. Este tipo de crisis podrá manifestarse de todos modos cuando el individuo intente expandir su órbita de influencia, o la órbita de reconocimiento de su forma de pensar, más allá de estos límites. Un segundo tipo de crisis se origina directamente en la confrontación con la realidad, que excede los parámetros de las formas de pensamiento y de conocimiento que el individuo ha logrado desarrollar en su evolución dentro del consenso. Esta crisis se traduce generalmente en que el individuo lucha por mantener la realidad ajustada a sus parámetros de comprensión, hasta que su voluntad y sus deseos egocéntricos se ven inevitablemente superados por la fuerza de los hechos, que reflejan aspectos de la realidad que el individuo no ha querido tomar en cuenta. Un tercer tipo de crisis potenciales inherentes a este arquetipo en esta etapa evolutiva se basa en la creatividad natural de Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo, y la dificultad que este foco intelectual experimenta para aceptar las limitaciones impuestas por las formas de pensamiento que dominan en la sociedad de nacimiento. El individuo, incluso en esta etapa evolutiva, puede ser muy creativo, y sin embargo necesita vincular sus capacidades intelectuales a posibilidades de desarrollo ligadas a las estructuras existentes, lo cual implica la necesidad de aceptar los parámetros que definen a su sociedad. Si el individuo se rehúsa a aceptar estas limitaciones dentro de esta etapa evolutiva, se genera una crisis de no-reconocimiento que limita sus posibilidades de desarrollo intelectual, y la posibilidad de aplicar sus capacidades a la realidad social. Además, si el individuo, en función de sus deseos de avanzar socialmente, omite la consideración de las reglas y parámetros de su sociedad de nacimiento, estas reglas y parámetros pueden ser impuestas o aplicadas forzadamente al individuo. Esta limitación está condicionada por la rigidez y la inercia de las construcciones intelectuales en vigor en la sociedad de consenso, y los intereses de los grupos en el poder que se benefician del orden existente. Por ejemplo, un individuo puede producir una forma altamente creativa y original dentro del ámbito de cualquier área del mercado. Sin embargo, esta forma no podrá ser integrada dentro de la realidad de ese ámbito del mercado, aunque en sí misma sea una muy buena idea, si no se ajusta a las formas, estructuras e intereses existentes dentro de dicho mercado. Arquetípicamente, estos tipos de crisis reflejan la intención evolutiva de que el individuo pueda aceptar la existencia de esquemas imperantes más allá de sus propias construcciones, y que pueda integrar su sentido de propósito personal más allá de su esfera subjetiva inmediata. En esta etapa evolutiva, esta intención se traduce en la necesidad de ligar el sentido de propósito personal, y las capacidades del individuo, a la esfera social. Estos individuos necesitan encontrar información que les permita actualizarse creativamente de formas a través de las cuales puedan ligar su sentido individual de propósito, y de ser especiales, a posibilidades de desarrollo existentes dentro de la esfera social. En la tercera sub-etapa de la condición evolutiva de Consenso, Mercurio en la Casa V refleja muchas veces formas de pensamiento de orientación autoritaria, que respaldan intelectualmente las estructuras de poder existentes. Jaime Guzmán, jurista de Pinochet, tenía Mercurio en Leo, conjunto a Plutón en Leo, con el Nodo Sur en Sagitario regido por Júpiter en Libra, y el Nodo Norte en Géminis conjunto a Urano en Géminis regido por el Mercurio de Leo. Crítico de la democracia liberal desde su época de estudiante, y activista contra el movimiento de reforma universitaria en los años 1960’, luego del golpe de estado proveyó de sustento ideológico y jurídico a la dictadura de extrema derecha, justificando las atrocidades cometidas por ese gobierno, y fue autor de la constitución con la que se intentó dotar de legitimidad a un gobierno antidemocrático. La “creatividad” del arquetipo de Mercurio en Leo puede verse en este caso en que Guzmán hizo una mezcla o bricolage de ideas de distinta naturaleza, incluyendo el catolicismo fundamentalista, el neoliberalismo de la escuela de Chicago, y las teorías políticas de Carl Schmitt, jurista de Hitler. Carl Schmitt por su parte tenía a Mercurio en la Casa V, en Cáncer, con Plutón y Neptuno en la Casa III en Géminis, opuestos a Júpiter en Escorpio en la Casa IX, el Nodo Sur en la Casa XII en Acuario, regido por Urano en la Casa VIII en Libra, y el Nodo Norte en la Casa VI en Leo, regido por el Sol en la Casa V, en Cáncer, conjunto a Mercurio. A pesar de que antes del ascenso de Hitler sostuvo la importancia del aparato administrativo del Estado como sustento del orden social, luego desarrolló conceptos jurídicos para respaldar la autoridad ilimitada del Führer, manifestándose contrario a las complicaciones de los procesos democráticos y burocráticos para abordar las necesidades sociales. Fundó la idea de soberanía en el concepto de ‘estado de excepción’, es decir, en la facultad de suspender la vigencia de las garantías constitucionales. Más tarde desarrolló una ‘teología política’ en la que quiso demostrar que los conceptos políticos se originaban en la teología, dándole un carácter religioso a la autoridad dictatorial de Hitler.

En la condición evolutiva Individuada, Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo refleja a un individuo que ha deseado actualizar sus capacidades intelectuales de formas altamente creativas y que no admiten ningún tipo de restricción en cuanto a las formas de pensamiento que desea crear y desarrollar. Existe un alto sentido de propósito personal que está ligado a la creación de formas intelectuales, lo cual se va a traducir en una gran profusión de formas de pensamiento y lenguaje de naturaleza altamente individualizada. La riqueza de la producción intelectual podrá tomar elementos de formas pre-existentes de naturaleza transcultural, pero el individuo moldeará estos elementos recibidos en nuevas creaciones que tendrán una naturaleza personal reflejo del punto de vista del individuo. El individuo deseará ser totalmente independiente en sus formulaciones, y se rebelará abiertamente contra cualquier restricción impuesta por las formas de pensamiento dominantes en su sociedad o cultura. El individuo no sólo deseará crear sus propias formas intelectuales de formas totalmente independientes, y expandirlas y desarrollarlas al máximo desde un punto de vista totalmente personal sino que además deseará desafiar directa o indirectamente las formas de pensamiento, y a las autoridades, tradiciones, creencias y valores establecidos, que intenten restringir su foco intelectual creativo. El individuo se sentirá lleno de sí mismo y plenamente identificado con sus construcciones personales para desafiar estas limitaciones, y sentirá que sus formas de pensamiento son superiores a aquellas de las demás personas. De esta forma, la libertad y la rebelión de Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo, contra cualquier restricción externa, estarán muy enfatizadas. Algunos de estos individuos, especialmente en la tercera sub-etapa de la condición Individuada, tendrán la capacidad de recoger una gran cantidad de información o conocimiento existente, dentro de un área o áreas de conocimiento, y transformar creativamente este conocimiento y ordenarlo y presentarlo de una forma nueva, altamente personal. Por ejemplo, Ken Wilber, investigador y teórico de la psicología transpersonal, con Mercurio retrógrado en la Casa V en Acuario, ha recogido los enfoques de una multiplicidad de campos del conocimiento y de distintas tradiciones espirituales, creando un enfoque y distintas teorías altamente personales sobre la totalidad de la realidad en general, y sobre la evolución de la conciencia específicamente, en las cuales asigna un ámbito de validez a las distintas tradiciones y enfoques que recoge.

En determinado punto, se producirá la necesidad de una crisis, debida a que el individuo ha estado definiendo su sentido de propósito personal en base a una construcción intelectual que es altamente subjetiva. Una intención de Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo es generar un foco de análisis que permita identificar linealmente el propósito personal del individuo, y esta intención requiere discriminar y diferenciar este propósito, que inherentemente está determinado y es dependiente de las dinámicas evolutivas de fondo existentes en el Alma, de los deseos e intenciones egocéntricas o narcisistas. En muchos casos, esta crisis también ocurrirá debido a que el foco auto-centrado o narcisista, esencialmente subjetivo, se ha traducido en formas de pensamiento que carecen de suficiente objetividad. En muchos casos también, esta crisis será una crisis basada en el relativo fracaso de la intención evolutiva representada por la polaridad de la Casa XI, o Acuario, de integrar las propias formas de pensamiento, o el propósito individual ligado a estas formas intelectuales, en un contexto social o de integración con otros individuos, y otras formas de pensamiento, lo cual se ha debido, de nuevo, a que el individuo es dependiente de ser considerado especial o superior, y de recibir reconocimiento o aclamación por sus capacidades desarrolladas, y la inseguridad de integrarse como un igual con otros individuos que también son ‘especiales’ o intelectualmente evolucionados. En algunos casos, un cuarto elemento de esta crisis necesaria se basa en que el individuo ha identificado su sentido de propósito personal con un énfasis excesivo en las dinámicas intelectuales, o en el desarrollo de formas de pensamiento que sean correctas, en vez de sólo utilizar estas formas de pensamiento como una ‘guía’ que apunta en direcciones experienciales. Este énfasis en las dinámicas del pensamiento, unida a la subjetividad arquetípica de Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo, se ha traducido algunas veces en la ilusión egocéntrica, incluso en esta etapa evolutiva, de el propio punto de vista es superior al de los demás, en vez de aceptar la validez de múltiples sistemas de pensamiento cada uno de los cuales tiene la capacidad, para distintos individuos, de servir como una guía que permite ordenar la realidad y apuntar la conciencia en las direcciones experienciales que distintas personas necesitan comprender o realizar. Una vez que esta crisis se resuelve, el individuo se orientará a generar un sentido de propósito personal que permita integrar sus capacidades intelectuales desarrolladas en beneficio de la sociedad. Llegado cierto punto, se producirá la comprensión de que las formas de pensamiento del individuo, aún cuando estén muy bien desarrolladas y sean realmente muy buenas ideas, poseen un poder limitado para beneficiar a la sociedad o ayudar a la sociedad a evolucionar, y que su aporte personal sin embargo producirá un efecto en el largo plazo, unido a los aportes de una multiplicidad de otras personas.

En la condición evolutiva Espiritual, Mercurio en la Casa V refleja el deseo y la necesidad de comprender linealmente la naturaleza del propósito o rol del individuo, y el individuo estará buscando información, técnicas y formas de conocimiento que le permitan actualizarse creativamente, en términos de una realidad que se está volviendo progresivamente espiritual. El individuo puede sentir que el sentido del descubrimiento y la expansión de conciencia que está experimentando están ligados a sistemas de conocimiento de naturaleza espiritual, o incluso al desarrollo de su capacidad intelectual. El propósito evolutivo fundamental subyacente en la condición Espiritual será en todos los casos la espiritualización de la conciencia. El deseo fundamental de espiritualizar la conciencia creará progresivamente experiencias en las cuales la conciencia individual se expanda mucho más allá de los límites de lo que resultaba conocido para el individuo, en dirección hacia lo infinito, lo absoluto, lo eterno. La condición evolutiva Espiritual está definida por el arquetipo de Neptuno. De hecho han sido este tipo de experiencias las que han permitido al individuo evolucionar desde la condición Individuada, y entrar en la condición Espiritual, y ellas seguirán produciéndose dentro de la condición Espiritual. Más adelante dentro de la primera sub-etapa de esta condición evolutiva, el individuo comenzará a tener experiencias de conciencia no-dual. En la etapa evolutiva previa, en la tercera sub-etapa de la condición evolutiva Individuada, todos los individuos se encuentran en una relativa condición de fruición intelectual, debido que el proceso de individuación ha requerido un tremendo desarrollo de las capacidades intelectuales a fin de elaborar una gran cantidad de conocimiento e información de naturaleza trans-cultural, lo cual ha situado al individuo en una posición de ‘superioridad’ intelectual respecto a la mayoría de las personas. Al entrar en la condición evolutiva Espiritual, la primera sub-etapa de esta condición está definida arquetípicamente por Virgo, debido a que las experiencias que han comenzado a ocurrir de aspectos mucho mayores de la existencia y del sentido último de la vida (Neptuno), inducen naturalmente, y progresivamente en la conciencia, el sentimiento de pequeñez, el sentimiento arquetípico de ser ‘como un granito de arena en una playa inmensa’. Esta experiencia induce al mismo tiempo humildad (Virgo) en la conciencia. Esta pequeñez experimentada por el Alma individual puede traducirse en pensamientos de no ser suficientemente bueno, o no estar preparado para abrazar el sentido de propósito personal. En sí mismo, el deseo de espiritualizar la conciencia estimulará el funcionamiento de la glándula pineal, la cual secreta una hormona llamada melatonina, la cual induce todo tipo de estados alterados de conciencia, como sueños, visiones, etc. y que producen generalmente confusión, debido a que se han diluido los límites anteriores de lo que se consideraba ‘real’. Estas experiencias de la conciencia están llevando al Alma a conocer progresivamente lo Desconocido, y de servir a lo Desconocido, para lo cual el individuo muchas veces gravitará hacia sistemas de conocimiento de naturaleza Espiritual. En este proceso, el individuo explorará una variedad de sistemas, y los combinará de formas personales. El individuo se ha convertido en un buscador espiritual. Es posible que el individuo en esta etapa no sea capaz de diferenciar entre conocimiento y sistemas de conocimiento auténticamente Espirituales, ie. dados por Dios o sus agentes, y otros sistemas de conocimiento existentes, los cuales, de distintas formas, reflejen puntos de vista y comprensiones de origen meramente humano combinados con elementos y comprensiones culturales o transculturales, incluyendo ‘sistemas’ y ‘síntesis’ personales, y en algunos casos distintos tipos de elementos religiosos, culturales o étnicos. Una razón por la cual esto ocurre se encuentra en que las religiones, propias del consenso, se basan muchas veces en la irradiación de enseñanzas espirituales originales, que posteriormente han servido para que consenso de las sociedades creara sus religiones. Así, estas religiones del consenso social contienen dentro de su acerbo cultural símbolos, rituales, textos que en sí mismos son de naturaleza espiritual, hacia los que pueden verse atraídos individuos en un estado evolutivo Espiritual. Debido a la potencial confusión que define arquetípicamente este estado evolutivo, es posible que el individuo no discrimine suficientemente los elementos originales que constituyen auténticas enseñanzas espirituales, de otros elementos existentes en el contexto general de la religión o del grupo religioso hacia las que puede haber gravitado, por distintas razones, que estarán relacionadas con el contexto cultural e histórico y específico de su vida o de vidas pasadas.

En algunos casos, el individuo puede experimentar sentimientos de humildad respecto a tener un propósito personal, ya que ha surgido el deseo de purgar cualquier forma de manifestación egocéntrica y un sentimiento de imperfección que genera el deseo de querer mejorar. El individuo tendrá en algún punto la realización de que existe una naturaleza de la realidad que existe en sí misma, y que es independiente de sus arreglos intelectuales. El individuo estará tomando conciencia de que los arreglos intelectuales son esencialmente subjetivos, y surgirá el deseo de evitar la arbitrariedad. Deseará que estos arreglos intelectuales reflejen la naturaleza de una realidad independiente y transcendente, en vez de querer crear estos arreglos como manifestación de sus capacidades subjetivas. Este deseo generará dudas necesarias sobre las propias formas de pensar sobre las cosas. En otros casos, el individuo puede intentar compensar o denegar los sentimientos de imperfección mediante el énfasis de una orientación intelectual, el intento de recuperar el pasado.

Progresivamente, se producirá una evolución natural en la cual esta orientación hacia una variedad de sistemas evolucionará hacia la referencia a un solo sistema de conocimiento como medio para entender espiritualmente el sentido de la propia experiencia en general, y del propósito individual en un contexto espiritual específicamente. En algunos casos, a la elección de ‘un’ sistema único sigue una necesidad posterior de diversificación, si es que la gravitación hacia tal sistema no refleja las necesidades naturales del individuo, y sus requerimientos evolutivos. En este proceso, en tiempos como los actuales en que existe una proliferación interminable de información de todo tipo sobre formas de pensamiento espiritual, y otras relacionadas, esta puede ser un factor adicional de confusión que complique la intención evolutiva implícita a nivel de la función de Mercurio de encontrar el tipo de información y de conocimiento, o de crear el tipo de construcción intelectual, que promueva las intenciones evolutivas de fondo.

Según cuál sea la signatura general de la carta natal, y el eje evolutivo principal, Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo puede manifestar distintas combinaciones de los temas generales antes mencionados. La intensidad del foco de pensamiento, se experimentará también como una resistencia a perder el control egocéntrico, en la forma de la creación de muchos tipos de pensamiento lineal que dificultan al individuo entrar en los estados profundos de meditación que su Alma desea y necesita experimentar: los deseos del Alma de entregarse al llamado de Neptuno- expandir su conciencia más allá de los límites de lo conocido, y más allá de cualquier referente exterior. El individuo necesita abrazar interiormente la intención evolutiva de identificar linealmente y formas objetivas su sentido de propósito personal. Esto se traduce en la necesidad de discriminar entre las vías de auto-actualización intelectual y las formas y sistemas de pensamiento de que son consistentes con la espiritualización de su conciencia- en las formas determinadas por la signatura de su carta natal, y el eje evolutivo principal- y aquellas que no lo son. Al mismo tiempo, en los distintos tipos de pensamiento que surgen momento a momento en su conciencia, el individuo necesitará establecer cuál es el origen de estos pensamientos, esto es, quién es el autor: pensamientos de origen meramente humano, pensamientos originados en el ego, y pensamientos emanados del Alma, o de la Fuente del Alma y sus agentes, etc.

Dentro de la segunda sub-etapa de la condición Espiritual, y a partir de estadios avanzados dentro de la primera sub-etapa, Mercurio en la Casa V o Leo puede manifestar también ilusiones egocéntricas en las cuales el individuo confunde su nivel de realización interior, con formas de conocimiento o de información que no se encuentran realizadas.

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