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Unread 05-14-2019, 08:44 PM
YonyGursho YonyGursho is offline
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Re: Questions about the natal moon and mercury

Originally Posted by waybread View Post
I'm not sure what you mean by "natural strength."

The moon gives your emotional nature, but it also symbolizes your home and experience of your mother.

Mercury gives thinking and communicating.

A sign shows how or in what manner a planet operates. Here it is helpful to look at the modalities (cardinal, fixed, mutable) and element (earth, air, fire, or water.) Mercury in Taurus, the fixed earth sign, would probably take a deliberate and practical approach to thinking through problems, for example.

A house shows where or in what type of activity the planet focuses.

A planet in the sign it rules (domicile) is usually extra strong. So one's emotional nature (moon) would be strong when in its own sign of Cancer.

In modern astrology we tend to look at aspects. A well-aspected planet functions more efficiently and easily than one involved in squares and oppositions, for example. In traditional western astrology you'd look more at essential dignities (like terms, exaltation or fall, &c)

Consider that someone might be born with a chart showing a lot of intellectual promise, and then have a serious head injury as a young child. You might have two "time twins" raised in very different circumstances that affect the child's emotional and mental development.

A birth chart is not a biography, but an indicator of potential.

So far there's not much of a marriage between genetics and neuroscience with astrology.
Cancerian energy brings the moon heightened sensitivity. Surely the moon feels comfortable doing what it naturally is built to do, which is feel and create emotion/sensitivity/irrational thinking. Cancerian energy to the moon would only bring sensitivity to the moon in question, which is really bad in the real world when it comes to the hustle bustle situations to be dealt with out there, as clearly being emotionally weak and sensitive is only gonna do you bad and slow you down mentally in the real world.

Well the thing is, a chart showing intellectual promise wouldn't be one that would have the chart holder end up showing less intellectial strength than the chart is promising. This is because the natal chart is our fate, it is destiny that we cannot escape.
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