Mercury/Uranus Aspects

mercury-uranus-aspectsBrilliance. Genius. Flashes of intuition. Instant comprehension. Leaps in understanding. Skipping steps in the learning process. Skipping a grade. Lightning quick mind. Accelerated learning. Unconventional thought process. Bright ideas. Light bulb flashing over your head. “Eureka!” Crazy. Zany. Eccentric. Strange or absurd ideas. Bizarre conclusions. Kooky. Loony. Insane. Mad Hatter. Revolutionary thinking. Revolutionary ideas. Thinking outside the box. Hair-brained schemes. The mad scientist. Brainstorms. Inventors. Experimental. Unusual interpretations. Unprecedented interpretations. Unconventional viewpoint. Making unexpected connections. Groundbreaking concepts. Independent mind. Precocious notions. Unpredictable speech patterns. Erratic travel patterns. Irrational logic. Unusual sibling relationships. Eccentric siblings. Strange siblings. Aloof siblings. Brilliant siblings. Concern with modern thought, modern thinkers and modern ideas. Avant-garde concepts. Alien mind. Alien education. Extraterrestrial intelligence. Telling the truth.

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams: Hell yes. Mercury quincunx Uranus. Click the photo to view his chart.

Original thinkers. A mind for technology. Progressive viewpoint. Breaking free from conventional thinking. Being able to present old information in a new way. Shocking communication. Shocking language. Saying things simply for shock value. Saying things simply to push people away. Using language to gain freedom from restriction. Scattered. Unable to stay with one topic or subject for any length of time. Sporadic interests. ADD. ADHD. Short attention span. The mind of an astrologer. Astrological thinking. Innovative thinking. People on the fringe. Unusual connections. An unpredictable way of communicating information. Connecting information in a unique way. Strange correlations. Short bursts of communication. Erratic education. Gaps in your education. Unstable mind. Rebellious thoughts. Thoughts that liberate. Liberation through writing. Liberation through reading. Talking about freedom and independence. Declaring your independence from established ways of thinking, speaking or writing. Rebelling against established ways of thinking, speaking or writing. An unconventional education. Erratic learning patterns. Alternative education. Education reform. On the cutting edge of trends in learning and education. Extreme ways of communicating. Using extreme language. Verbal outbursts. Making off color comments. Abnormal mind. Deviant thoughts. Mental disorders.

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  • Roseapple

    Another great posting! Mercury semi-sextile Uranus here! I totally identify with a lot in your post, both negative and positive ones apply to me although maybe some tend to dismiss the semi-sextile as it is not a major aspect?
    I suspect you have a Mercury/Uranus aspect yourself Michelle :-)

    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

      Thanks Roseapple. I think that semisextiles are quite powerful when the orb is tight – I wouldn’t dismiss them.

      I have an out of sign, wide, opposition: Mercury at 26 Aries 48′ in the 8th house opposite Uranus at 5 Scorpio 48′ in the 3rd house :)

      • LB

        I think sometimes even the wide orbs count, if you feel them. My Mercury and Uranus are in a wide square, but I’ve always related to the descriptions. When I was a kid, I once told my classmates I was from another planet and got beamed up every afternoon after school. For some reason, they believed me completely and even asked it they could come visit – LOL!

        • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

          Whenever someone says they can relate to a description, but in their chart the planets involved have a very wide orb, I look for other connections. For example, I can relate to the Mercury/Uranus aspects description, but my Mercury and Uranus are 9 degrees apart – but, I have Uranus in the 3rd house which gives many of the same characteristics.

          That’s so funny about living on another planet, and that they believed you πŸ˜‰

          • LB

            Hmmm, maybe it’s related to my Gemini Mars quintile Uranus, but I’m not so sure. What do you think? Or it could be because my Mercury is conjunct Jupiter (in the 3rd) and the Jupiter/Uranus square is not quite as wide, at 7 degrees.

            Or wait, I think a light bulb just started flashing over my head πŸ˜‰ . . . maybe it’s because my Aquarius Moon forms a very tight square with my Mercury, which sits right on the cusp of the 3rd. I worked in special education for many years. And with my Uranus in the 12th, I once helped reform an elder care facility. My Scorpio Mercury really came in handy that time.

            • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

              It seems like the same basic statements are being made by all of these placements: the Gemini, Mercury and 3rd house influence connecting to the Uranus and Aquarius influences. The more times something gets said, the more important that basic idea is.

              • LB

                Thanks Michelle. I guess this would make the case for astrology’s “Rule of Three”.

                Happy Holidays!

                • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                  I forgot there was a name for it :)

                  Happy Holidays LB!

  • Plutonian Persona

    Science fiction superhero detective….nice! Some of my favorite movies happen to be Back To The Future, Ghostbusters, and Blade Runner, so I just might be a sci-fi detective one day! πŸ˜€

    The only time that I have been considered an intellectual threat was when I was in grad school and took on a subject near and dear to one of my professors. I wrote an excellent paper (maybe too good?!?), which was even annotated, but it wasn’t good enough. He had me re-write it 4x or else I would have gotten an F in the class. Well, I still got an A in the class..hehehe.

    Socially, I am so far ahead of everyone concerning just about everything that I am considered “odd, and not in that cool sort of way” according to one of my friends. Oh well, at least I’m being myself even if 99.99999% of people have no idea where I’m coming from and try to keep me down (good thing I’ve got so much fixity in my chart).

    Funny how being on the social fringe elicits all sorts of fearful reactions…:-D

    • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

      hehehe… oh yeah, sci fi detective on the side… fun!!

      I know. I know.
      What’s with teachers? I was freakishly failing a math class with one teacher so I dropped it and took it another semester and got an A+, highest marks in the class. What gives? Same class, same material, different teacher. What gives is ego?!? :) And maybe something else…

      I’m glad you survived the Ego Prof.
      I have a lot of fixity to me too. I don’t give up no matter how hard things get. A bit of the energizer bunny here… but then my Virgo starts to get depressed, me thinks…

      “Funny how being on the social fringe elicits all sorts of fearful reactions…:-D”
      It is. But I guess that’s why they try to keep us down. They know we are “on to them” and may bring them down through the mind even if that is not our intent…

  • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

    It sounds like people want to try to break you down. Is Pluto in aspect to your Sun?

    • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

      I have an out of orb, 12 degrees, semi-sextile. I feel out of orb aspects… but of course I would take the road less travelled… lol

    • visions

      michelle do you mean that sun/pluto people(i have the opposition) is meant to be bullied by other people ? i’d rather thing it’s a mars/neptune aspect maybe both ?

      • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

        I think that people with Sun/Pluto need to deal with issues of power and control to find their true identity. With the opposition especially, you might find compare yourself to other people to see how powerful you are, or you might feel that other people control you or have power over you. You might constantly (without realizing it) pit yourself against your bosses, authority figures, or anyone who holds a kind of power that you don’t. Also with Pluto/Sun, you occasionally have to break down your own ego, or it get it broken down for you by an outside force.

        • Jara

          Michelle, do you think this happens with Sun-Pluto people regardless of the aspect? I attract other Sun-Pluto people A LOT and have seen this happen across the aspect spectrum. The outcome and the length of time it takes to resolve the ego/power match seems to be the only difference. Weirdly, my friends and exes with Sun in easy aspect to Pluto seem to get “lucky” breaks with authority figures but then have the most trouble with them later. Those with hard Sun-Pluto (square, opposition, conjunction, etc.) don’t easily acquire mentors, but the mentors that are acquired are awesome (if they’re not exploiting the Sun-Pluto person).

          • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

            I think any Sun/Pluto combination can have power struggles with authority figures, but the opposition in general seems to point to a compare and contrast dynamic. This is similar to the relationship between the ascendant and descendant – which part of this is you, and which part of this is me?

            • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

              I ask to you as well Michelle: Is there such a thing of getting rid of “challenging” aspects? I don’t mean transmuting such as making an opposition a conjunction or a square, a trine. I mean, just getting rid of it ENTIRELY!!! :)

              • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                I think you can find solutions that virtually eliminate the aspect.

          • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

            Yup, been there, done that, doing it, hope to never again. lol… Is there such a thing of getting rid of “challenging” aspects?

  • Plutonian Persona

    Hey Michelle, good going as usual! My Mercury-Uranus conjunction (by 1 degree) is the second half of my Scorpio stellium.I call it the “verbal vomit” aspect because my brain is working three times as fast as my mouth can get it out. What’s really funny is that I was actually held back a grade in 1st grade due mainly to socialization troubles….I’m still on the fringe to this day! :-) Have a happy holiday season and a very happy new year also!

    • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

      Hello Plutonian Persona…

      Wow a Scorpio stellium with Mer-Ura conj. — whoa…
      Lets talk sci-fi super hero detective here…. hehe :)

      I was called scatterbrained by my grade 6 teacher because my brain was faster than my speech. I have trained that out of me for the most part. It just comes around when I’m really excited about something. Anyway my grade 6 teacher found me an intellectual threat and attempted to push me down as much as he could (bad grades) then worked on bringing me back up (good grades) when I had always been a pretty good student (yet questioning and giving my opinion!!) up until then. :/

      I have had this happen to me throughout my life:
      I’m doing really well with one teacher or supervisor (when I wasn’t self-employed and working the corporate thing). I’m praised and rewarded but when I got transferred to someone else they would virtually take me to NOTHING and then work on “building me back up” their way. So strange… What was that? So they could take credit for my “brilliance?” I made her!…. *ugh*…

    • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

      My reply got swallowed up in moderation queue. It’s intriguing, very Scorpio (so ironic because of the Scorpio stellium mention :), along with it being Mercury RX! :) Anyway, hope you got my message…

      • Plutonian Persona

        Can’t say that I did AJA (oooh, Steely Dan…;-) Nothing quite like getting something swallowed up in cyberspace, now is there? :-)

      • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

        Sometimes the commenting system holds comments. At one point I was getting about 300 spam comments a day, so I had to make the settings stricter. Your comment will appear in a minute :)

        • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

          Oh, got it. Well, that’s all good… :)

    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

      “Verbal vomit!” lol…ew, I can almost smell it.

      I hope you also have a wonderful holiday season and New Year. See you in 2011 (if not sooner)!

      • Plutonian Persona

        Thanks Michelle!

  • http://twitter.com/feuxfollets Iago

    Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence): Mercury 26 Pisces 36β€² sextile Uranus 26 Capricorn 56β€²

    I didn’t know that one. I have almost exactly the same sextile: Mercury 25 Pisces 00′ sextile Uranus 26 Capricorn 06′; Mercury in the 10th and Uranus in the 8th.

    I have many insights, but I tend keep most to myself. When I was younger, I had the urge to tell every insight I had to someone, but no one would hear or would simply find it uninteresting. Nowadays, I’m just afraid of having them stolen, sometimes I feel ashamed, but I often think people simply wouldn’t undersand most of what I thought to get there lol. Talk about strange relations and connections!

    Having Mercury conjunct Mars in Pisces sextile Uranus conjunct Neptune in Capricorn, my attention is short. I think I’d have ADD if Pluto weren’t trining Mercury and Mars, giving depth to my thoughts and concentration. I tend to search connections everywhere, it’s quite overwhelming. I see invisible connections between people, facts and all kinds of stuff. I always find out a solution to a problem, but sometimes it’s just not real or outright impractical. I often don’t know how I that solution or connection came out. I learn very easily (people say “through osmosis”) but things that deserve too much concentration or procedural thinking don’t work out very well for me. That’s why I’m not really good with Math since I can’t think in a very linear way, so I get lost in the middle of big calculations. My thinking is very lateral sometimes. I’ve also skipped grades: in my country people finish high school at age 17 or 18. I finished at 16.

    Your brainstorm is correct as always! Lol.

    • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

      Wow, what a great analysis of yourself!! So accurate. :)

      I have had people steal my ideas and be inspired by my words and actions but they don’t credit me.
      Sun conjunct Mars in the 7th is likely the reason for this. I inspire negative competitive actions in most people. Not those that are closest to me though. I inspire them to personal and independent greatness! woohoo :)

      Often I imagine I don’t get credit because I’m not published yet so people are more inclined to rip me off. I DO have ADHD and I’m all over the place and want a lot of variety so it can take a long time to complete things but eventually I do (great Saturn placements)! :)

      I find people have a “sheep” mentality for the most part. If everyone credited me, they would too. But if no one is mentioning me, they won’t either. And there’s something to be said for social lubrication which I’m somewhat adverse to because it can get quite manipulative. :/

      One thing I can tell you, from experience of letting go, is that NO ONE IS YOU. They might steal your idea but only YOU know how to execute it properley. What seems to plainly obvious to me is not to others. Plus we have like a ZILLION ideas, don’t me? What’s one out the door? I think it’s better to concentrate on how your gift can be monetized. hehe

      You have Mercury in the 10th so you ARE meant to publicly speak about the depths of insights you receive likely heading up some sort of “think tank”. Do you have a square or opposition that’s holding you back from a magnificent destiny? πŸ˜‰

      Cheers!!

      • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

        Have you been plagiarized a lot?

        • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

          Yup. Quotes especially BUT as long as it’s published in a reputable source, I WILL get credit such as the quote that made it on Wikipedia. Here’s an example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intuition_%28knowledge%29 (scroll to bottom)

          “Intuition is a combination of historical (empirical) data, deep and heightened observation and an ability to cut through the thickness of surface reality. Intuition is like a slow motion machine that captures data instantaneously and hits you like a ton of bricks. Intuition is a knowing, a sensing that is beyond the conscious understanding β€” a gut feeling. Intuition is not pseudo-science. – Abella Arthur”

          Do a search on that and you will see (for example) over 10 Google pages http://tinyurl.com/2ds2j43 where people have used that quote to support their message. And I’m VERY HAPPY about that because for the most part they use my name… :)

          The problem is that my Leo Sun Conjunct Mars builds confidence in others as well as inspires but for some reason I get beat down in the process. I inspire negative competition with most people but thankfully I inspire friendly and positive competition in those that are closest to me. I compete with myself and I want others to compete with themselves too, not against me! grrrr I want everyone to be their “best self” and I encourage that.

          People have a desire to take but not give back in regards to my help. Drives me bonkers. I DO want to get credit but I also know that stomping around and yelping about it does no good for the image either (Cap rising) so I have “pout” days now and then where I wish the world didn’t work the way it does.

          My hubby says, “You have to join the herd to be heard” and I know he’s right. I just hate playing into that!! :) It sucks not being able to be who you are and get appreciated for it naturally. Once I get published, it will be fine and I will be credited properley. Until then, people will likely just “grab and roll” because they probably don’t find any use/ value (2nd H) in crediting an “unknown” person. grrrrr

          Then again, I might cut people off from my thoughts until I DO get published because it’s frustrating me so much.

          • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

            Impressive!

            I don’t have any advice or insights for you. I haven’t experienced competition in that way. To my knowledge I haven’t been quoted without credit.

            I tend to feel that I am mostly competing with myself to do my best – while being inspired by other people.

            Why do you think you inspire negative competition?

            • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

              I’m in competition with myself too (mentioned that on Astrology Bloggers πŸ˜‰ — Sun Conjunct Mars. :) BUT it’s in the 7th H and I think people *forget* in a very big way (even if it’s right in front of their face and I point it out to them) where they got their inspiration or quotes from… lol… it sucks.

              Still trying to figure out what it is exactly and how to stop it. I inspire (Sun in 7th) people to compete with me (Mars in 7th). I don’t mind as long as it’s friendly competition that is not against or hurt me but it’s rarely friendly and it almost always hurts. :/

              I have also learned that everyone has different karma even if under the same circumstances. So you will get quoted, even if not published by a big name company, whereas I won’t. Maybe you are more cool to quote!! :) So weird, eh?? :)

              • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                Hm…I don’t know. Interesting though, I have Venus on the 7-8 cusp rather than Mars. My boyfriend has Mars (and Jupiter) in the 7th house. When he was in his early 20s he started a company that came out with a product that filled a gap. Soon, another person came out with a similar product – this person was someone my boyfriend knew personally. My boyfriend’s company went under for a number of reasons, but the other person still has his company and the product, which my boyfriend actually thought of first, is very well known within its niche.

                • Jara

                  Venus in the 7th helps you popularize other people’s creations. Venus in the 8th helps attract other people’s resources and/or gives a sense of entitlement to other people’s resources and/or enjoys sharing resources with others. My brother has Venus in the 8th. When he was three years-old, we were in a bus station and a woman came up to us and just gave him money. When he was 13 years-old, he gave his cold friend the shirt off of his back. This Venus position could be very greedy and earn detrimental karma or pay fortune forward and earn beneficial karma. As with most things, it can go either way or both ways.

                  • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                    I’ve been very fortunate to get support from other people. It’s interesting to me that your brother has received with “no strings attached” because planets in the 8th seem to be “strings attached” placements.

                    • MsFullroller

                      Yep and those strings are invisible, making themselves known and attached to things totally unrelated to the originating event.

                    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                      They’re like a web of obligations.

                    • billow

                      Tee hee, you make me laugh at myself again, even though it ain’t so funny. Venus in the eighth. I abhor debt. Nothing’s free. I’ve found that what I work really hard at, produces unexpected results. And yes, I get ripped off all the time. It’s a way of life. And sharing, I mean really sharing, is the absolute best.

                    • MsFullroller

                      I hear ya on hating debt!!

              • Jara

                After reading you and Michelle’s stories, it seems to me that a strong Mars connected to 7th inspires competition, while a strong Venus (esp in 7th house) helps popularize ___. People may look at you(r Sun in Leo), Abella, and think that you can handle your own self-promotion without their help, so they are inspired and then go. I have both Venus and Mars in the 7th. People take credit from me but also give me credit, too, especially if I speak up about it (Mercury on the 7th). I’ve found that people who “steal” credit from me often don’t know they’re doing it. They genuinely think they came up with the idea. I used to not correct them because a.) I didn’t even recognize that it was my idea (disowning Venus) and b.) it wasn’t a big deal. But now that I see how many people profit off of my ideas, I do something about protecting my intellectual property. Considering my Venus and Mars are in Gemini, my ideas are what make me beautiful, special and unique, so I deserve credit for them. Those people who are determined to steal will continue to do so regardless. I believe karma will handle them, so *shrug*.

                I wonder what people who have other planets in the 7th house experience…

          • Jara

            “Then again, I might cut people off from my thoughts until I DO get published because it’s frustrating me so much. ”

            I highly recommend this. Don’t share what you don’t want others to take and share – without a strong copyright attached.

          • Jara

            I love your descriptions of concepts, Abella: Poetic. Lovely. Meaningful. True.

      • http://twitter.com/feuxfollets Iago

        My analyses of myself are accurate because I do them all the time lol. I spend most of my time inside my head thinking and rethinking.

        Your positiveness amazes me greatly. I sometimes just drown in depression (Saturn also in Pisces) and feel victimised, even though I know that there’s no real reason for that. Thinking too much about myself makes me pretty much my own psychiatrist: I know exactly why I feel and do everything, I just don’t have the discipline (Saturn) to change the patterns of behaviour. Your Saturn seems to work well for you and you get the best your mind can offer. I’d like to have a stronger Saturn.

        And yeah, I do know I have stuff people don’t. Stuff that could make me brilliant somehow, but I still haven’t learned how to use my aspects. I need to learn how to get this stuff out of myself and present it meaningfully and fearlessly, like you do.

        • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

          :) Awwww…. thank YOU. You just came me some positiveness right now too and I REALLY needed it. :)

          I have Mars Square Saturn. It hasn’t been a pretty sight !! lol… but I’m working on turning it into a Trine!! *pouf* likea Magician… :) And I’m at one with depression. I think that if I was “normal” and didn’t think so much I wouldn’t get depressed!! haha

          Have you thought about integrating your Virgo into your Pisces Saturn? Drawing strength from Virgo, the polarity sign?

          “I need to learn how to get this stuff out of myself and present it meaningfully and fearlessly, like you do.”
          Wow, I have been heard! :) Thank you for honouring me. My Chiron Aries, 3rd H feels great because of it!!! Namaste.
          But, I do pay a price for *putting myself out there*…
          We all have something to work on… :)

          Very pleased to meet you by the way…

          • http://twitter.com/feuxfollets Iago

            You’re welcome, I’m pleased to meet you too!

            Being “normal” would make things a whole lot easier, that’s for sure. But it’d be rather boring too (not that I would know lol). Despite all the problems I have because of it, I really like my mind and all my aspects and wouldn’t exchange them for anything, even inner peace.

            I haven’t really “tried” anything so far, but integrating Virgo seems to be a very good idea. I really like the way Virgo handles things and its sense of responsibility. Seems ideal to my Saturn. I’ll try to get working on that. Fortunately (or not), Chiron in the 3rd house at Virgo is opposing my Saturn, so the connection is already there. As both planets are somewhat restrictive but nevertheless painstaking teaching figures, I think the key to the situation is to learn and acquire Virgo and Pisces qualities through these many problems.

            That’s quite an insight! Thank you for the idea.

        • Jara

          Lago, I have Saturn in Virgo. I’ll work out a plan for you to use your insights to change your behavior. It will work as long as you don’t “yes” me and then roll over and stay under the covers. Haha.

          • http://twitter.com/feuxfollets Iago

            Sounds good to me! lol

      • Jara

        Very nice comment, Abella! Where are the “” around “social lubrication” (my idea!)? lol

        Here’s an (Aquarian/Uranian-influenced) thought:

        As astrology enthusiasts, we understand the concept of collective conscious and collective unconscious, right? What if ideas are collectively owned (Aquarian) rather than individually owned (Leo)? I’m starting to believe that people with strong Piscean or Aquarian chart signatures easily tap into collective thoughts and inspirations. What we think is “ours” is really ours. We may just have the nerve to say what others are thinking but aren’t expressing (or are blocked from expressing).

        This thought is brought to you by someone with Moon-Uranus in the 12th house connected to Mercury-Jupiter in the 8th house – in signs that are VERY interested in claiming ownership. lol

        • Jara

          con’t Once we say what has been unsaid (or is felt but not popularly expressed), it gives society permission to follow suit. E.g. it is common practice among some people to plagiarize but go un-shamed and unpunished. People who are very sensitive about their thoughts being stolen (folks w/ Leo and Taurus flavors, I suspect) will make this an issue until it becomes popular (outside of journalistic and moralistic circles) to credit people for their work and ideas.

          • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

            delete please. and thank you.

          • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

            Here’s to making “credit[ing] people for their work and ideas.” popular!!
            You are a trailblazer Jara!!

        • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

          Hi Jara,

          I went searching for something and got the Astrofix site again and I’m excited about your awesome, insightful comments… Unfortunately, I’m overwhelmed with various things so unable to (right now) respond to your insights; however, I feel it very important to address the following for now… :)

          You and I have similar ways of expressing ourselves.
          It’s been noted a few times or more that we seem to be drinking from the same tap at the same time… lol… I have used the term “social lubrication” countless times in the past so I don’t believe quotation marks are needed and definitely not your idea as that was something on-tap for me at the time. Perhaps there was even an inspiration on my side (like that alliteration thing! So cool!!) in regards to the topic. Who knows?! :) In this case, I think it’s very much Chicken/Egg considering the transits occurring at that time — so overlap most likely… :) But because it’s you and you HAVE acknowledged and recognized me countless times (so healing, thank YOU) publicly (as I have done with you too), even if I did inspire you and didn’t get credit for it here and there for a small thing or other I wouldn’t think twice about it because the exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge is fruitful AND I sense your ethics and ZERO need/desire to be inspired by another nor copy their stuff (intentionally or not). In other words, you stand on your own!

          It’s a large number of people, whom never seem to give me credit for original ideas, thoughts, etc. that have caused the Mars Square Saturn “can’t quite put my finger on who or what” hissy fits that I have had in the past and intend to no longer have with the help of myself, yourself, and others… :) I have a PLAN now!

          Your mention of a term I have used many-a-time served as a “reminder”. Essentially sprucing up the vocabulary with words and terms I haven’t used in awhile and that fit perfectly for what I wanted to express. I have 5th & 6th H cusps Gemini, Virgo Mercury Trine Ascendant, etc. Scrabble, dictionaries and thesauruses have excited me since my childhood. lol I have a memory of going through my Dads encyclopedias when I was young — around 10. I was so excited when a salesman got him to buy an entire A-Z set. I spent hours reading bits of facts here and there… Happy memories… *sigh* And when I was around 7, my favorite game was LIBRArian… I got requests for books, checked them out, etc… and spent much time in the library. I guess what I’m trying to get across is that I LOVE words, patterns, how words are strung together, etc. etc. And I suspect you have a similar interest. I hope this leads to some credence that I would have used a term such as “social lubrication” in the past. However, at the same time, there is something to be said for “universal” thought and that I figured there’s at least one other person who would have the same idea at the same time. I have often said that my ideas are not my own even if considered original. In other words, I don’t believe in an “original idea” and that very well could contradict why I would have a Mars Square Saturn “temper tantrum” leg to stand on but in my 8th H Virgo Stellium head it does not. πŸ˜‰

          So while I find that you can be inspirational, I find you more delightful than anything else and again, that’s probably because we have similar lines of thinking and are both 7,8th H peeps… *grin* So while perhaps the mention of “quotations” was just a half-hearted joke, given the topic, or it was to prove a point well-taken I don’t know… maybe that will answered… but I’m taking this bit of introspective irony a step further and have contemplated and will continue to contemplate it for total 8th H resolution. woohoo… However I want to make sure there is clarity as to “why” a term you used recently also happened to be used by me too. Maybe we are just that “in tune” with each other. Scary, I know. :)

          And back on that irony thing…
          I understand that talking openly about my impressions of being ripped repeatedly and therefore getting credit from very few opens me up to be scrutinized, especially since I have a bowl of Southern Hemisphere goodness to spill all over the place. lol

          I do feel I let people know when they have deeply or keenly inspired me more than the average bear might for things that most others would think silly to even mention; however, certainly there is always room for letting a small inspiration pass through without notice and if I did that to the same person repeatedly or if they should take offense or be hurt by it, something ought to be said about it to me for sure and I will give it my full attention (as I have here) to it since this topic is near and dear to my heart and I really believe in “treat others as you would like to be treated”.

          Because I’m, for the most part, a consciously aware person who doesn’t really need to be told things directly or that much at all in order to “get something”, I’m taking to heart your message and lessons (consciously or not, sprinkled here and there) about this whole subject and things are going to change. Finally, if I may say… if I had the funds to do so, I would surely pay you whatever sum of money you wanted for a consultation. I’m blessed to have received all this for free!! Thanking the heavens for such blessings. And this really is one of those times where me giving freely to so many people, comes back through a rare gift back to me. Prayers for help answered… I’m hoping you receive the same as needed/desired!! :)

          Now you do post an interesting observation about Aquarius-Leo polarity.
          While I believe you are correct in saying Leo is about individual ownership and Aquarius collective, do you find it amusing (like I do) that Aquarius hold tightly to and fiercely want to assert their individuality (separate and distinct from everyone else) and Leos don’t. We are a part of a tribe (Cancerian influence) where we are the leader and individuality is a mute point. :) And while I believe I tap into the consciousness of the collective *Jungian theory, I believe* and no ideas are truly my own — I have no planets in Pisces or Aquarius nor in the 12th or 11th houses and I don’t even have an Aquarius house cusp (it’s intercepted). I do have Uranus in the 9th and Neptune in the 10th. Yet I feel in tune with Pisces & Aquarius. I’ll write a post, hopefully soon, about my experiences with the 7th and 8th as I find those houses to be misunderstood by those that don’t experience it natally.

          Happy New Year to you, Michelle, and all who shall read this… lets make this a great year of (the 11 of 2011) inspiration and illumination (the 2 of 2011) for self and others! And I’m going to quit yakking about not getting credit (Saturn, me thinks) and DO something about getting credit (Mars) for a change… Fear is going to get whacked upside it’s shadow!! lol

          Much love <3,
          Jucy
          p.s. That was an EPIC blog post reply!!! lol

          • Jara

            Whoa. Well, one, it was an ironic joke because of the topic of collective conscious, thought ownership, etc. I used the term “social lubrication” in my tweets. You follow me. The next day, you wrote a tweet “Social lubrication. What is that? lol” So…either you have used it and know what it is or not. If you remember, I replied to your tweet with “Social lubrication is…oh you know what it is… and linked to a tweet about sincere vs. insincere compliments and networking.”

            Anyway, here is why I mentioned people with strong Pisces or Aquarian signatures in their charts tapping into the collective unconscious and collective conscious:

            http://www.suite101.com/content/how-to-develop-psychic-ability-a140895

            Ever since I can remember, I have been able to do the following that is mentioned in the article:

            * Correctly guessing the outcome of a TV show or book;
            * Correctly knowing who was calling without looking at caller ID;
            * Saying what another person says at the same time or before they say it, and;
            * Wanting something (like a parking place near the front of the store) and getting it soon after thinking the thought.

            To the point that I thought that my “thoughts” were influencing the future (and felt guilt about some of those thoughts. e.g. thinking that “my” thoughts of a person dying caused their death instead of understanding that it was a sort of prophecy). As I learn more about Pisces and Aquarius signatures (which is more than having planets in those signs or in the houses that are associated with those signs), I’m developing the thought that no one really owns an idea. Everything that we become conscious of or create is based on the collective experience (especially for people with the P & A stuff), which everyone owns. Our “thoughts” are our minds becoming aware of what the subconscious stores. Those of us with these parts of our psyche connected (e.g. Neptune-Uranus, Mercury-Uranus, Mercury-Neptune, Moon-Uranus, Moon-Neptune, or any of these planets in a psychic house) have the gift of spontaneous tapping into the collective and is what is meant when it’s said that people speak/think/feel universally.

            Re: Aquarius, Yes, I have experienced these types of people strongly asserting their individuality (see Sarah Palin as a celeb example). I dated an Aquarius who seemed like a follower to me but when I mentioned that, he went NUTS. lol But asserting individuality and asserting personal ownership are two different things. Aquarius needs the group in order to assert its uniqueness (or “uniqueness”), while Leo needs the group as an audience to view what it already fiercely believes it owns (self and self’s creations).

            My 2 cents.

    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

      I think the osmosis part is the connection between Mercury and Neptune. It seems that people who are good at math have Mercury/Saturn aspects.

      Thank you for sharing your experiences, I really enjoy reading about them.

      • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

        I have the osmosis part too… I buy a book, don’t read it, and then somehow know it. A costly endevour but time saving… lol… I have Neptune aspects…. Moon, Venus, Saturn.. but no Merc/Neptune — clear as a whistle… πŸ˜‰

    • Jara

      I relate to all of this! Math is frustrating but rewarding because it’s so challenging. I love the “eureka!” moments. I skipped 3 grades. I’m reading this post and everyone’s comments because I can’t go to sleep after receiving so many holiday text messages. lol

      Mercury-Uranus and Aquarius in 3rd house.

  • Anonymous

    I know someone who has Mercury in Pisces 27’14 8th opposite Uranus in Libra 1’42 Rx 2nd
    He’s got a genius IQ 160+ , he’s quirky;different and an independant thinker. Alot of what you said above fits him. :-)

    • visions

      i have mercury in pisces 28Β° 7th in trine to scorpio uranus 3rd house πŸ˜€ !

      • Anonymous

        That’s cool πŸ˜€
        That’s really close to what he has.
        You must have a very unique and creative mindset ,especially with Uranus in Scorpio in the 3rd and also Mercury in Pisces,wow!
        I definitely appreciate uniqueness….:-)I have Uranus in Scorpio too:-) but in my 5th house.

        • visions

          all my life i wanted to be unique, different from others and i have put tremendous effort in everything intellectual: history, philosophy, litterature(especially russian litterature and french XIXth litterature) and my uranus is sextile my ascendant making me a very smart face man , that’s the feedback from people ! I read books since 18yo i am 31 and i have still a lot of work to do in order to be as wise and insanely smart as i want. My goal is like this sentence from ” youth memories” From Ernest Renan where he talks about one of his professor who said one day :” I didn’t get up everyday at 4:00 AM to think like other people !” refering to his daily learning tasks.

          • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

            Do you have a learning schedule for yourself every day?

            • visions

              yes ^o^

    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

      What does he do?

      • Anonymous

        He was a Model Maker and Machinest since he was about 12 years old…he worked in his father’s business well into his late teens….I think he was about 18 when that changed and he became a Machinist for the Military(Navy). Currently he’s in college studying primarily Auronautical Engineering and secondary Paralegal Studies. Using Placidus….He has 3 planets plus his SN all retrograde in his 2nd house and a Taurus MC he’s also got Sun-Mercury-NN in 8th house and Saturn-Venus Rx 9th (I thought those were pretty noticable placements…that’s why I mentioned them)
        He’s a pretty smart and creative guy.:-)

        • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

          Machinist – cool. Do those 2nd house planets move into the 3rd using whole signs?

          • Anonymous

            Now that you mention it…yes….well….Jupiter Rx, SN, and Uranus Rx move into the 3rd…Pluto Rx stays put.
            His Sun and NN shift into the 9th….Mercury stays….so did Saturn and Venus Rx.
            I didn’t say,but in Placidus he also had Mars and Neptune Rx 4th house and Moon 12th house.
            Mars moved to the 5th and his Moon moved the 1st house. Neptune stayed where it was.

            Please excuse me ,but i’m not quite clear on what difference that would make.
            Would alot of 3rd house planets make a difference as far as being a Machinist or would it influence his desire to study aeronautical engineering?

            He has an interesting chart …..if you’d like to have more of a visual…..
            here’s his birth info. born on Fr, 28 March 1969 2:27pm
            in Hillcrest (San Diego County), CA (US)
            117w09, 32n45

            in Hillcrest (San Diego County), CA (US)
            117w09, 32n45
            Time 2:27 pm
            Univ.Time 22:27
            Sid. Time 3:03:01

            • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

              I would think that a machinist would have a packed 3rd house, especially one who is also that smart. Thank you for the birth data, though I don’t have time to look at it right now.

  • Sabbers

    Excellent post I love Pharrel Williams he seems to have his fingers in all the pies. I have Mercury Conjunct Uranus I would say I’m very eccentric, I’ve always been told I was a wacky child as well. I do have erratic speech patterns and people have trouble following it and I can tell by the look on their face they’re thinking this girl is mental. I don’t like to blow my own trumpet but I would say I was intelligent but not academic, I’ve dropped out of studies so many times, always trying to skip bits, even with astrology I just jumped into it.

    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

      Pharrell is one of my celebrity crushes πŸ˜€

      Mercury/Uranus seems to be a sign of intelligence, but I agree that it’s not necessarily academically inclined.

      • http://jchiron.tumblr.com/ JChiron

        I adore Pharrell also a huge celebrity crush for me. He’s a musical genius. I wish I had a birth time for him…I have to spend some time studying his aspects. Also Joseph Gordon Levitt. ::swoon::

        • Sabbers

          I was just thinking about Joseph Gordon Levitt yesterday, I was watching 500 days of summer but I thought I don’t fancy you any more, but when I was a teen I adored him in 3rd from the Sun lol.

          Have you ever considered emailing Pharrel Williams website asking if you can have his birth time. I’ve considered doing it for celebs in the past but they’d probably just think some nutjob is stalking them or something lol. But you never know.

          • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

            I’ve considered emailing a bunch of different celebrities, but I think they’d think I was trying to hack into their accounts or something. I don’t know…can it hurt to ask?

            • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

              From a Leo Sun Conjunct Mars perspective ;)… no it doesn’t hurt to ask AND you will be surprised about how interested they are in chatting you up BUT I found it’s best to offer something of value for free. And contacting celebrities that are not known the world over gets better results.

              Why would they think you were trying to hack their accounts? :)

              • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                I’d be suspicious if I were not an astrologer and someone asked for the month, day, year, place and time of my birth.

                • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

                  Oh, see what you mean….

                  Yeah, definately point them to your website and they can email you from there to be sure it was you… or just do a search on you… I have given many celebrities readings just by contacting them. I have written about none of them. I was just curious about who they really were and thought I could help them out and they were happy BUT they can be challenging (you know who you are if you end up reading this πŸ˜‰ so be prepared for disappointment if their persona doesn’t match with the real deal. Or just know they are no different from you or I and have faults just the same. They also expect to get things for free, for the most part.

                  Happy celebrity reading… My advice is to start smaller, like a YouTube personality as they tend to be the friendliest, welcome feedback, and enjoy being exposed… and who knows… they could become the next Justin Bieber… never know…. :)

                  • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                    Yeah…I don’t know if want to put the pressure on myself to do a reading for a celebrity when I’m really just interested in their data.

                    • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

                      haha… Yeah, you may not get it then… might be easier to just see if you can find it online but you could always just “ask”… :) You never know…

                    • Jara

                      I like your idea of offering something in exchange for receiving their data. In general, that lessens people’s suspicions about why someone would want their data because that’s coming from a less selfish place. I’m very suspicious of even astrologers who want to know my birth data before asking my name or getting to know me outside of my chart. I’ve found that those types of astrophiles are the worst type of stereotypers – they make up their minds and never change them about who you “are” (according to their analysis of a chart) vs. who you are.

                    • Jara

                      Mercury-Uranus people can be stereotypers because of leaping to conclusions that may or may not be correct without caring about (or dismissing) the in-between information that may disprove their conclusions. If I see this aspect in someone’s chart, I hope to see other factors that support information-gathering that augments this…

                    • billow

                      “in between”, I wasn’t quite sure about that, probably a lol on that one, but like usual the answer is usually in the obstacles for me. With your and gracehoper’s comment about Mercury Mars (higher octave Uranus) being a weapon of sorts, I am taking a look at the semi-sextile between them to my Sun and Jupiter conjunct. I am thinking working this a little will alleviate some of the pain involved in that process. Expansion can hurt too. Are you a pharmacist of sorts?

                    • billow

                      “astrophiles” . . . did I learn that the hard way or what!

            • Sabbers

              Definitely wouldn’t hurt to ask, I was always told if you don’t ask, you don’t get πŸ˜€

        • Anonymous

          YUM love Joseph Gordon Levitt.

        • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

          Joseph Gordon Levitt….uh huh.

          I just saw Inception and was reassured that, yes, he’s still hot.

      • Sabbers

        He’s one of mine too, sooo hot lol πŸ˜€

      • Anonymous

        Definitely depends on the dignities of the planets and other aspects involved. But both Mercury and Uranus are planets of the Yellow Ray, the Ray of the Intellect.

        • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

          It always depends on other stuff doesn’t it.

        • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

          I didn’t know it was the Yellow Ray but make sense since yellow is the colour of wisdom and knowledge as well as happiness and child-like nature. My website is yellow — http://www.KnowTheWay.ca :)

    • billow

      “I can tell by the look on their face they’re thinking this girl is mental”. Only thing funnier is when they try to control it or stop it or make excuses for it to others. Like my “unusual siblings” (what a kind way to put it Michelle).

      • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

        Like my “unusual siblings” (what a kind way to put it Michelle).
        Thanks!

  • Aphrodite

    Wonderful insights into my head.
    I have a triangle with Mercury at Aries Point 9th house, Uranus 28 Cancer 12th house, Saturn 2 Sagittarius 5th house. I’m writing my blog (9th house in Pisces subjects: long distance travel, foreign cultures, religions, philosophies etc.).
    Saturn gives it structure and keeps me doing it, Uranus gives the brilliant ideas (say the readers) and Mercury the rest. The triangle was very much activated by the first Jupiter/Uranus conjucntion in June. I love my Mercury :) – and of course the others as well.

    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

      Mercury at the Aries Point is awesome! Have you noticed anything in particular about having this placement? For example, do people see you as Mercurial, or are you know for being a writer?

      • Aphrodite

        Mouth quicker than brain and that is something as I’m not known for sluggish thinking. Also physically quick (Mercury in tight quintile with exalted Mars in 6th).

        And yes, I often get to hear comments regarding my verbal talents. Worked 20+ years as tour leader – such a Mercurial career for Aries Sun and Mercury in conjunction in 9th house with the cusp in Pisces.

        Well, being a writer – hopefully on the way to that direction as we speak (ever so optimistic with Jupiter attached to my Leo ASC).

        • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

          Excellent!

        • billow

          Would the Aries point Mercury support the travel bug as well?

          • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

            It seems like it could. Not necessarily long distance travel, but maybe the desire to keep moving in general.

            • billow

              Or a strong sense of community along the way?

              • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                Or the desire to stay connected…?

              • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

                Or the desire to stay connected…?

                • billow

                  To better connections. Cheers!!!!!!!

  • visions

    i have the trine =) so let’s sum up i have mercury trine jupiter, mercury trine uranus, mercury conjunct mars, mercury square netpune….

    and i am virgo rising xD i have a big einstein head indeed :DDDDDD

    • visions

      one thing hit the nail with ” Saying things simply to push people away”, i put so much energy and make so much effort to build strong and very very smart sentences that provoke people in order they can remember me all their life.And that’s what happen indeed πŸ˜€

      • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

        Is Uranus also in aspect to your Moon?

        • visions

          yes uranus is in opposition to my moon

          • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

            I think that might also have be part of pushing people away.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=158700217 Jamaal Rashad Harmon

              Β my uranus trines my moon and I felt like my family pushed me a way , allowing me to decide that it’s best for me to stay away.

              • Michelle

                That must have been hard. Do you feel that now you have the freedom to do whatever you want without restriction?

      • Anonymous

        Sounds very Mercury conjunct Mars!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=158700217 Jamaal Rashad Harmon

        I’m the exact same way. I choose “risky” words with people to push them away or pull them closer ( after a war with words though) I have turned friends into enemies and enemies into friends. I say things that might piss people off, but I notice I target weak spots in people’s psyche subconsciously. I say that because after I said what I said.. “I’m like damn, why did I have to say that or say it like that?”. It takes them out of character.. I use this trait mostly with abusive authority figures and enemies, or people that don’t deserve to be in my presence, Luckily I’m 6’4 1/2 , and work out, or I’d be dead by now.

  • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

    As usual, brilliant brainstorm Michelle!!
    And bang-on!! Mercury Semi-sextile Uranus here.
    To me Semi-sextile works like an on-off switch. Sometimes it’s on and I come up with brilliant things and sometimes it’s off and I am clueless. haha I also relate it to Neptune. So the Semi-Sextile Mercury-Uranus contact works well when I’m able to be dreamy and have an environment that is open to, well, brainstorming and just “saying stuff”. :)

    • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

      Oh visions reminded me to tell you all what signs the planets are in… Virgo Mercury 8th H and Libra Uranus 9th H… :) Digging deep in a flash…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000922953913 Levi Fuentes

        If you recall from looking at my birth chart, I, too, also have a Mercury semi – sextile Uranus – Mercury in Sagittarius (12H) semi-sextile Uranus in Capricorn (1H).

      • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

        I know several people with Virgo Mercury – what do you think of it?

        • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

          It’s EXHAUSTING! :)
          Lots of thinking, analysis, detail, fussing, perfecting, tweaking, re-doing, worrying about what was said, thought, etc… :) AND how others don’t like much of any of that!! So more thinking, analysis, detail, fussing, etc…. about THAT… haha

          • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

            Worrying is such a Virgo trait.

            • http://www.blog.virgovault.com Abella Jucy Arthur

              Yup! My Leo gets annoyed by Virgo… lol

          • billow

            Don’t have to have your Mercury in Virgo to experience this when Uranus is sextile my Mercury. My head exploded one day and I had to give all that up. How many details can load into the hopper before it combusts. I’m pretty quick on my feet in a crisis though.

            • http://twitter.com/JucyThought Inspired? Β©redit.

              Yeah, I have to watch the thinking as well… In fact, I think Virgos have to watch for “mental illness, disease, accidents, etc” and take MENTAL Health Breaks. Much love <3

              • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=158700217 Jamaal Rashad Harmon

                (Sun Virgo, w/ Mercury Virgo aspects to 3 out of 4 3rd house planets).My configurations show that I need to express it or I’ll just spontaneously combust…. I’mΒ  VERY expressive.Β  We can actually NAG someone to death… It’s all about “letting it out” versus getting a disease. The moment virgos aren’t heard or expressive, that’s when we are likely to form some sort of illness.. I let people know that I am pissed, worried, or don’t like how things are.. I believe a sense of humor that most virgos have,,, eases the pain… I definitely use it 99 percent of the time….

                • Michelle

                  Mercury in Virgo can be a nag – actually anything in Virgo can be naggy. Virgos do seem to be able to make fun of themselves, which helps πŸ˜€

        • Pjgecmendes

          HiAccording to Julian Lee americans born betwen 1940-50 have Uranus on the IC in large parts of the US explaining the deteorating family values in the country as of the 60s throught the 90s.I dont know if its due to the WW2 but anyway european countries went through the same geodetic transit when uranus was virgo and libra. Remember the MC at Greenwich is 0 Aries according to Sephariel.Has anyone ever studied this form of astrocartography which is said to be more obective and less subjective than the usual astrocartography.Geodetics place my capricorn planets setting on my country instead of Scandinavia. Test yoursand let me know

          • http://www.earthwindfireflow.blogspot.com/ MsFullroller

            Interesting if this is true since folks born during that time have Uranus in Cancer with Uranus possibly aspecting many of their personal planets and angles.

            • Pjgecmendes

              uranus in taurus and gemini too

    • http://astrofix.net/ Michelle

      Sometimes it’s on and I come up with brilliant things and sometimes it’s off and I am clueless
      That sounds about right!

    • Lumosnocturnus

      semisextile hardly counts for anything

      • Lumosnocturnus

        i have the mercury uranus trine by the way, a6 degree orb. thats an actual aspect.