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Brainstorm: Mercury in the 8th House Astrology

An evolving interpretation of 8th house Mercury astrology. Read it for transiting Mercury, progressed Mercury, solar arc Mercury, or natal Mercury in the 8th house.

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et’s talk about the business of you and me. Us, Incorporated. Us, Inc. Is marriage a business? Let’s talk about what happens when we merge our finances. Let’s get into the details of whose bank we’re going to use, and what the spending limits are, and who’s keeping track of the budget. Sex and money, the two things that can break a relationship apart. Let’s talk about the uncomfortable, stressful, tough stuff.

Taking any conversation and maneuvering towards what you want to talk about. Talking about funerals. Talking about mysteries. Talking about the occult. Talking about tarot. Talking about psychic experiences. Articulating nonverbal experiences. Occult studies. Reading up on your insurance policy. Thinking about your retirement plan. Thinking about taxes. Thinking about credit card debt and other super-fun topics. Learning to talk business. Private conversations behind closed doors. Hey! Check out my new car. it’s a hearse. I just watched Harold & Maude. All my cars are dark-colored.

Your siblings are taboo. A sibling may exist on the brink of death. Trust issues with siblings. Intense sibling relationships. Your brother is dead. Your sister is dead. Your brother or sister went through a major transformation. Revive your siblings. Complicated sibling relationships. Step-siblings and half-siblings and foster-siblings and siblings once-removed from who knows where.

Your curiosity died. Revive your curiosity. Take an interest in the mysteries of life.  Let your mind go deep. Thinking about dark subjects. Thinking of life and death. Considering the details of your funeral. Gee, I wonder what music I should play at my funeral? Finding the underbelly in any conversation. Thanks a lot, Debbie Downer! Let’s talk about the Golden Dawn. Let’s talk about tax credits. Let’s talk about your business plan. Let’s talk about financial backing. Let’s talk about your scholarship. Let’s talk about Denise’s dirty laundry. Did you see what I saw? Guuuuurrrrrlllll ….  Nuh uh.

Ruminations on the felt, but unseen. Talking about gut instincts. Talking about psychic impressions. Talking about the dead. Talking to the dead. Channeling. Automatic writing. Reading the Book of the Dead. Necronomicon. Writing a handbook to death and dying. Handbook For the Recently Deceased. Writing about the life beyond. Talking about funeral planning. Talk therapy. Attending your local Death Cafe

Learning to talk any old dull, boring, topic and bring it to a new level of depth. Gee, I never knew child tax credits could be so fascinating! Fascincating conversations. Conversations that pull your attention. Talking about things that intrigue people. Learn to be a fascinating writer. Learn to be a fascinating conversationalist. Stop having boring conversations. Are you really that bored? What are we really talking about here? Read between the lines. Take an interest in what you’re staying. If you’re not interested in what you’re saying, no one else will be either.

Quit the small talk. Get interested in what is being said, that’s not being said. Watch your tone! It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. What are you saying, exactly? What are you hinting at? What are you not admitting to yourself? Pillow talk. I hear the secrets that you keep, when you’re talking in your sleep.


  • Commerce & Trade
  • Communication, Linking & Connecting Information
  • Language & Symbols
  • Learning
  • Local Travel & Between Worlds
  • Messenger & Psychopomp
  • Siblings
  • Speech & Hearing
  • Tricksters
  • Agent
  • Alternate
  • Assistant
  • Bootlegger?
  • Courier
  • Coyote
  • Gossip
  • Grifter
  • Informer
  • Journalist
  • Mail Carrier
  • Mule? (with Pluto?)
  • Neighbor
  • Networker
  • Page
  • Pickpocket
  • Postal Worker
  • Proxy
  • Psychopomp
  • Raconteur
  • Reporter
  • Representative
  • Runner
  • Scout
  • Sibling
  • Substitute?
  • Storyteller
  • Student
  • Thief
  • Trickster
  • Writer
  • Buy a notebook / upgrade your pens & pencils / learn calligraphy
  • Communicate / Explain it in your own words
  • Connect worlds
  • Converse
  • Deal with neighbors
  • Get some errands done
  • Go to the park
  • Put boots on the ground
  • Read / Visit a bookstore
  • Say what you've got to say
  • Take a class / Take a workshop / Buy a self-guided study kit
  • Take a day trip
  • Talk to siblings
  • Teach a class / Teach a workshop / Hone your skills
  • Visit your favorite shops
  • Walk around town
  • Write a letter / Write a novel / Blog / Journal / Jot ideas down
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8th house

  • Death & Funerary
  • Debts, Credits, & Taxes
  • Fundraising, Financial Support, & Insurance
  • Legacies, Inheritances, Trusts, & Estates
  • Personal Trust & Privacy
  • Psychology & Psychological Assets
  • [restric paid="true"]Sex, Intimacy, and Deep Sharing[/restrict]
  • Salacious things
  • Scandalous things
  • The Occult, Forbidden, & Taboo
  • What you have (2nd house) versus what you want, or desire (8th house)
  • Your Partner’s Assets & the Results of Marriage
  • Busybody
  • Debt Collector
  • Detective
  • Insurance Agent
  • IRS Agent
  • Loan Shark
  • Psychic
  • Researcher
  • Repo Man
  • Auction house
  • Confessional
  • Estate Sale
  • Flea Market?
  • Funeral home
  • IRS
  • Loan office
  • ObGyn
  • Surgery
  • Therapist's Office
  • Thrift Store?

An evolving interpretation of 8th house Mercury astrology. Read it for transiting Mercury, progressed Mercury, solar arc Mercury, or natal Mercury in the 8th house . . .

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