Mercury conjunct Saturn

The conjunction of Mercury to Saturn shows that you are responsible, contemplative, and serious, partly because of your early training. You solve problems logically and waste little time with superficial matters. A veritable storehouse of information, you extract something meaningful from every experience. You are a good listener and cautious about voicing your own opinions in conversation. Rather than indulge in fanciful dreams, you prefer to apply yourself to goals that are well within your reach. You are sometimes pessimistic and may become severely depressed when you face reversals.

Your professional interests could be in mathematics, drafting, engineering, architecture, teaching, or politics. In fact, there is a wide range of occupations in which you could be successful. However, you will lose interest in your job if it doesn't make demands on your talents. But if you know your own efforts are appreciated, you will make enormous contributions. As you tend to be a loner, you will work better if you can set your own pace. Generally you would rather work alone because you are irritated by distraction from associates. Your employer will always get his money's' worth because you are honest and sincere and insist on fulfilling your part of the contract. You don't expect to get something for nothing.

Though you are intellectually capable and reasonably ambitious, recognition of your abilities may be delayed or overshadowed by your gregarious competitors. Be especially careful not to let your co-workers pick your brains; you are so eager to demonstrate how things should be done that you unwittingly divulge information that you should keep in reserve. However, don't be afraid to speak up when you have a good idea. If you are shy, get someone you trust to present it for you.

Because of your air of indifference, people may think that you are not interested in social contacts. Actually, you are usually engrossed in deep thought triggered by something said earlier. You may be absent-minded at times. Even in a large gathering, you may become so dissociated that others do not realize you are there; nor do you.

You need to be able to confide in someone close to you whom you can trust. Your romantic interests are stimulated by a person who is mature, honest, sincere, and responsible. Tradition and custom represent security to you, and you respect them. Your religious beliefs are probably the same as your parents' and reflect your childhood training. You resist change unless it can be proven to be an improvement over the past.

Unless you take time to unwind often, you will invite tension. Take frequent 'little vacations' and just waste time doing nothing productive. Try to look at the bright side and learn to laugh at your own mistakes. It is essential to avoid becoming morbidly obsessed with the big, important issues.

Mercury conjunct Saturn: The ponderous Saturn always makes itself felt in our contacts, speech and analyzing. Therefore we hesitate to take the initiative, but play for safety and wait quietly to see how things will turn out. In conversation, we usually seem very calm and matter-of-fact, and it is not easy to make us change our minds. The aspect does not encourage optimism and, indeed, we probably strike others as pessimistic. Quite often we suffer from fits of depression but, every now and then, feel an overcompensating need for entertainment, if only to break out of our inner isolation.

Feelings of loneliness are not foreign to people with a Mercury-Saturn conjunction: they are painfully aware of themselves. Yet, this conjunction has wonderful qualities: it connotes immense powers of concentration and an ability to marshal facts. All research is meticulous - a plus point, even though the motive is to overcome a sense of insecurity.

Because they possess clarity and the ability to think things out straightforwardly and step-by-step, the natives can make good teachers. They inculcate facts carefully, in easily assimilated installments, and keep strictly to the subject.

With this aspect, we talk like people with a lifetime's experience behind them: but then, after all, Saturn is known as the planet of old age. Also, we are inclined to treat things too seriously and to disapprove of jests. Our thinking is unadventurous and rather conventional. We like to stick to well-known patterns (because this gives security). Therefore, opinions are rather rigid, especially if Saturn is the leading planet. However, if Mercury has more dignitaries than Saturn, there is greater flexibility.

The Saturn conjunction seldom permits mental repose. Even in the most relaxed moments, we lie thinking about next day's work or shopping.

Mercury conjunct Saturn: This aspect causes the person to feel restricted by the father in some way during childhood. On a subconscious basis, the individual will carry the father's effect into his adult life, for it seems that Dad inhibited the child's expression. It may be that Dad resents the child, or that the child's crying makes him angry. If the mother tries to shush the kid because Dad doesn't like the noise, the child with this aspect will develop an inhibition regarding communicating with his father. This will only happen if the father is angry in the child's presence. Other aspects will confirm the father-child relationship.

Because of the early influence of the father, the child will not respond easily to the learning process that takes place in grammar school. He may avoid recitation or answering a teacher's questions. He may not be able to hear well; there may be some dysfunction, or he may be so tense that he 'can't hear' because of his apprehension. Under pressure, he may not be able to receive instruction or follow directions.

As an adult, words come with difficulty, and he may sound harsh while trying to get his point across. The harshness may be caused by a subconscious fear that any authority figure will reject what he says, so his conversations may be tactless and too much to the point. A great deal of resentment may take place before he feels strong enough to talk about his feelings.

Once the energy is understood, this aspect can be turned into a strongly constructive one, for it gives the ability to follow through on details, to work to the finish, and to seriously express the needs of the self.

Mercury conjunct Saturn: This important position runs the gamut from stupidity and inertia, in cases where Saturn overcomes and stifles, so to speak, the action of Mercury, to the careful, methodical type of mind, with, possibly, great powers of taking pains, sustained highly focused concentration, and profound perceptions.

Provided that the remainder of the nativity supplies initiative and energy, this position is good for any post that calls for trouble, prudence, and caution; but of itself it may incline to waste of time and lack of energy, particularly if it be in water, when mental self-confidence may be lacking.

Depression is not uncommon, and there is a propensity to solitary habits. Yet, rather strangely, this position sometimes produces great volubility and a fondness for 'holding forth'. It often makes a good teacher.

Afflictions between these planets are common in cases of suicide, wherein Mercury is also often in a sign of Saturn.

There are often checks in the career, and in some cases there is a failure to fulfill youthful promise. Development is frequently slow and should not be forced, unless, as is sometimes the case, there is a tendency to procrastination.

There is often a good deal of self-will and obstinacy, and something of the type that argues to justify itself at all costs and will never admit its mistakes - this is common if Aries is also heavily tenanted. On the other hand, this same tenacity, when directed reasonably, makes a very excellent fighter in adverse circumstances.

See also: Mercury conjunct Saturn;

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Mercury sextile Saturn

Your Mercury sextile Saturn shows that your intellect is well-developed and that you are resourceful, thoughtful, and organized. You believe in yourself and are willing to demonstrate your capabilities. You are courageous in stating your opinions about subjects that interest you because you know you are well-informed. You can usually document what you say by giving statistics or citing the evidence on which your opinion is based. You seek the truth so that you will always be secure in your dealings with people.

Early in life, you learned that you owed it to yourself to capitalize on your talents. You disciplined yourself to be as fully informed as possible, knowing this would sustain you when competing with others. You always have the answers that enable you to progress in your field of endeavor. There are literally hundreds of occupations open to you because you can learn to do whatever you want. Some suitable fields would be education, politics, science, research, industrial management, mining, conservation of natural resources, government, or architecture. You know how to plan for what you want, and persist with great determination until you get it. Success comes through no accident or stroke of luck.

Your youth might have been lonely because you were uncomfortable with others of your age. Perhaps you were precocious in your development and preferred the company of older persons with whom you could enjoy more mature conversations. Your memory is good and your comprehension better than average. You are probably one of those who became bored with school because you were required to endure the classroom pace of the average student.

You are an eternal student, one who will always continue to accumulate knowledge, whether formally or otherwise. You have an insatiable desire to know as much as you can. This is one reason for your polished social behavior. Your deportment reflects good taste, and you are admired by your superiors as well as your inferiors.

Once successful in your particular field, you may turn to writing about your exploits as an avocation to enrich your private life. If you choose writing as a profession, your work will probably have historical settings or will record current information for posterity. You would bring great depth of comprehension to your writing, and the documentation would probably be monumental.

Persons who are mature, honest, and sincere appeal to you particularly, and your partnership would be securely based on mutual understanding and respect. Your marriage could be platonic and yet be as solid as one that is more sexually oriented. A merely physical relationship would not be enough for you. In later life, it is possible that you will have a May-December partnership, if there is sufficient intellectual rapport.

See also: Mercury sextile Saturn;

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Mercury square Saturn

The square from Mercury to Saturn indicates that your early conditioning has inhibited you from using your imagination in exploiting your potentials. Somewhat traditional in your thinking, you find it difficult to stay in the mainstream of current ideas or develop new ideas. You may be narrow-minded in your opinions because you fear change and the insecurity it represents to you.

In school, you were slow to learn because it required so much effort. You felt you were being punished because you were expected to maintain your grades. It's not that you are incapable, but rather indolent and mentally lazy. When you don't succeed with a minimum of effort, you quickly become depressed. The result is a lack of enthusiasm in developing your creative potentials. Your conservative attitude is a liability, because today's society demands personal assertion in order to succeed. Your fear of competition means you cannot prove to yourself that you are capable of meeting challenges. Unless you adjust your thinking to the rapid changes taking place in the world, you will greatly limit your progress.

Once you get over feeling negative about everything, you can make plans to see that your ideas are acted on. This planetary combination gives many advantages. Instead of fear, have courage to accept the obvious. Replace negative thinking with plans which allow you to face your obligations with optimism. Look to the past, of which you are so fond, for the lessons you need to adequately cope with problems of the present and future. You don't really have any alternative if you want to achieve your objectives in life.

You could achieve success in education, science, politics, conservation of natural resources, government science, industrial management, or architecture. As you can see, some of these fields, especially science and education, require that you be willing to accept change. You need only the determination to succeed and the ability to capitalize on your creative potentials in order to rise to prominence in any of these occupations.

Be careful not to sign legal documents without reading the fine print, and avail yourself of legal counsel. You can be vindictive if someone tries to take advantage of you. In your job, you are resentful of authority and complain bitterly when someone else gets the promotion you feel you deserve. You must demonstrate your superiority in order to attract attention. You may just have to try harder than others to succeed or gain recognition.

Try to look at the bright side of life and admit that, if you are having difficulty, perhaps you haven't made as much of a contribution as you could have.

Mercury square Saturn: This aspect is similar to the conjunction, but with the square the quality of excessiveness is added. The psychological influence of the father (Saturn) impedes the ability to communicate and, therefore, produces adults who find words difficult. They have problems communicating what they want to those around them. During childhood, somehow the father created some block or fear that the child responded to. It brings apprehension regarding self-expression. In order to overcome the aspect, this person will have to work through the block set up years ago because of the relationship with the father. Once that has been accomplished, this person can teach himself to communicate in a sturdy and diplomatic manner. Until the aspect is understood, however, the words may come harshly, or in some authoritarian manner that seems designed to offend the very people he wants to talk with.

This aspect can restrict relationships, for the core of any relationship is the sharing of one's thoughts and feelings. Mercury rules the mind, the thoughts, the ability to express one's thoughts to others, the ability to hear what is being said. When a father feels that a child should be seen and not heard, he may have no idea of the limitations to creative expression that he places on the child born with this aspect. He may have other children whom he raises the same way, but, without this aspect, the other children will not react in the same manner.

Along with turning this energy into constructive expression, this person will have to develop a sense of self-worth. If other aspects in the chart also indicate self-worth problems, he may need to seek therapy in order to transform the energy. Before one can confront authority figures in life, the inner self has to decide it is worth something.

Mercury square or opposite Saturn: The tense aspects between these two planets give a fairly gloomy cast to the mind. When we start considering anything (mercury), we come into conflict with the need to qualify, limit and define. In the worst case, this can mean narrow-mindedness, and mistrust of everything we meet. But there are other possibilities. Anxiety, caution, careful verification and even timidity are almost bound to play a part in ordinary contacts and also in our thinking. Once thing is certain: we are never going to rush things. We are serious, prudent, calm and collected, and will often reflect on what others say - not to be guided by it, but in order to work out what lies behind it. We want to know every detail so that we do not have to reveal how uncertain we are over relationships and contacts. Others do not find us easy to get on with. We are not spontaneous but rather inhibited and, sometimes by way of overcompensation, argumentative and domineering in our talk. Sometimes we seem like an immovable block of concrete and seem determined to look on the dark side of everything.

Although these two planets are at cross-purposes here, the confrontations they cause can be instructive to us. The energy of the square or opposition helps us to come to terms with them, and, even though the aspects are hard, we can develop many valuable characteristics associated with the combination of Mercury and Saturn: willingness to work hard, a serious and studious nature, practicality, economy, sobriety, and good powers of concentration.

See also: Mercury square Saturn;

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Mercury trine Saturn

Your Mercury trine Saturn shows you have a well-developed intellect, and are mentally organized, and precise in your opinions. You have considerable creative ability, which you can express whenever you choose. Never at a loss to exploit your potentials, you create opportunities if they aren't available otherwise. You are able to solve problems easily because you use every fragment of information you have. Your conservative mentality allows you to accomplish a great deal with the least amount of effort. You are extremely efficient and know how to dispense with nonessentials. You know your worth and can assume important tasks that others fear they can't handle. Not that you are modest. You are a good learner with considerable power of retention. Even under pressure, you are patient and self-disciplined.

There are many occupations you could follow with very good chances for success. Your enthusiasm for the creative opportunities they provide could be the determining factor. Education is high on the list of probably fields, in addition to construction, architecture, drafting, design, politics, industrial management, government service, science, research in various fields, or writing. You would do well in studying languages, deciphering symbols found in archaeological excavations, or teaching history. In whatever interest you follow, you cal always derive something meaningful and concrete. You are usually content in your work because you bring creativity to it and you know you will succeed. Because you make enormous contributions to your work, you will receive many benefits from your investment.

You don't indulge in daydreams, because you realize that you can obtain better results by establishing realistic goals. Knowing your limits, you confine your objectives within them.

You are courageous and willing to stick your neck out to defend integrity. You are morally upright and demand that others behave honestly in dealing with you. When you have been deceived, you bitterly reject the person who violated your trust. Only those with strong moral fiber have a place in your life. You insist that others keep their agreements, but you will make an exception for someone's honest inability to keep a promise, if the circumstances justify it.

As if you were a confessor, people seek to unburden themselves to you. Your understanding and wisdom encourage them to reveal themselves.

Your later years will be enriched by the memories of what you accomplished during your active life. At that time, you will turn to writing as an avocation; it may be impossible for you to truly retire because life will always have so much meaning for you.

See also: Mercury trine Saturn;

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Mercury quincunx Saturn

Mercury inconjunct Saturn shows that you are responsible and serious, but you emphasize these qualities too much, which can make things difficult. Overestimating what people really expect from you, you go to great lengths in their service. In your desire to gain approval from others, you indulge them to the point that they may become annoyed with you. Your willingness to be the 'patsy' for their failings encourages people to lose respect for you. Stop being the willing victim of those who will take all you can give, even if you become mentally exhausted in the process. You seem to have all the symptoms of a confirmed masochist, and this brings out latent sadistic qualities in others.

You will make progress as soon as you stop crucifying yourself for people who are too incompetent to help themselves. Turn your talents to such endeavors as architecture, drafting, engineering, research, science, welfare programs in the service of government, education, teaching, or physical therapy. In these fields you will be able to see rewarding evidence of your efforts. You will still be doing something for others, but you will be free from the harassment that sometimes occurs in personal contact.

Try to establish priorities in your life. Do those things that you know must be done before doing anything that other people suggest. Learn to say 'no' when asked to donate your time and efforts; you can say that your current obligations don't permit it. In other words, get people off your back, or it will be bowed under the burden. For the most part, such efforts are a useless investment anyway.

Don't look back, because you may be disappointed that you have not yet achieved your objectives. Make a firm resolve to indulge yourself more than you have, but don't indulge in self-pity. Learn from the past and turn over a new leaf.

You should take a good, hard, honest look at yourself. You may not realize that you are talented. Try to detach yourself from the opinions of others, and concern yourself with developing your potentials. In the privacy of your home, try your hand at some craft activity; you will find out how skilled you are. You should also realize that you don't have to be in the shadow of others. At the same time, avoid criticizing people for hurting you; they couldn't have done it without your permission. If you've been hurt, it was probably necessary. This may dramatize the fact that you don't have to win anyone's approval, but you certainly need to confirm your own competence.

Mercury quincunx Saturn: In our contacts, governed by Mercury, we are plagued by all sorts of hidden anxieties. Through this unconscious, yet nonetheless perceptible, fear and uncertainty (Saturn), we are inclined to put a wrong construction on things that are done, and we may deliberately ignore them or be suspicious of them. We are not very good at saying what we mean, and this can cause misunderstandings.

Fear and loneliness invade our thinking, too, and it is not impossible to be troubled by a phobia at some period of our lives.

The awkwardness in making contacts comes in various guises. We may do our level best to ingratiate ourselves with others by sheer hard work, we may become cynical and develop a sarcastic brand of humor, or we may creep into a shell to escape anything on the outside that might hurt us.

Although we can be hard as nails and very disciplined in our thinking, we mistrust staying-power and abilities, and limit ourselves more than necessary. Say there is the chance of promotion; we feel we might not be able to cope, and therefore opt out. If we do decide to take a better job, no-one is more surprised than we are if we make a success of it.

But, once we realize our capacity and lose our diffidence, we can get down to serious work and become real achievers. We may find a gift for form and structure in such diverse fields as economic administration, scientific research, and architecture.

Mercury quincunx Saturn: This aspect produces a strain involving verbal expression and inhibition. It can manifest in many ways: the Saturn restrictions may indicate some limitation involving the five sense - minor eye, nose, ear, taste or speech problems that are hampering. The causes are indicated by some kind of confusion in the childhood - a confusion that causes the child to respond to authority figures with difficulty. The father influence (Saturn) causes a strain or a frustration (perhaps he silently disapproved of the child).

This aspect denotes a 'private' person because it is difficult for him to communicate his thoughts and feelings to others in a comfortable manner.

See also: Mercury quincunx Saturn;

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Mercury opposite Saturn

The opposition from Mercury to Saturn shows that you are strongly opinionated and defensive. You have considerable intellectual ability and can accomplish any goal you set for yourself. You may be inclined to bend the truth in order to get your way with people, but people are more discerning than you realize and often are aware of your deceptions. In this way you will lose friends, which can make you depressed when you are alone. An isolationist to begin with, you alienate your few associates with your criticism and scheming. All this adds up to the fact that you must learn to mind your own business and have respect for the privacy of others. Don't assume that other people think a certain way and then complain because they don't think that way.

Your professional life will be strained unless you can become engrossed in your own affairs and forget what the competition is doing. Becoming skilled and competent in your job will give you the security you need. Some professions to which you can certainly make a significant contribution are: architecture, drafting, science, research, education, politics, government service, conservation of natural resources, and accounting. Many of these are challenging occupations that should command all of your attention and make sufficient demands on your talents. If you apply yourself, you will gain the recognition you deserve as a specialist and expert in your field. Then you will have no fear that anyone can upstage you or exploit your knowledge for their benefit. Don't isolate yourself so much that you don't see other opportunities that may come your way. Stop looking for recognition from your colleagues - your effectiveness should be all the proof you need of your own worth.

If you can occupy yourself with your own affairs, you will not be angered when associates are promoted. You must understand that when you've proved yourself, you too will be considered for promotion.

You should maintain high moral and ethical standards to eliminate possible attacks on your reputation, which could seriously damage your prospects for growth and prosperity. This kind of recognition you can do without.

Always read contracts carefully, or, better still, get the advice of counsel. You can easily miss an important detail that may have serious repercussions later. Don't say yes when you mean no just because your schemes will be more successful if you agree. In general, if you keep all your affairs in order, you will reduce the chances of having troublesome complications that only divert you from your objectives.

Mercury opposite Saturn: This person is born into an environment where communication is restricted. The father's influence keeps family members and others from saying what they want; communicating is done carefully. The child will be inhibited by attitudes of coldness or disapproval. Every time he reaches out to talk about how he feels, he is shut off, so he assumes that people always will reject his communications. The father may have difficulty handling the child's teething problems, or one of the childhood illnesses may cause a fretfulness that Dad can't cope with. Perhaps the father can't contend with the child's 'why' stage. At any rate, the child becomes apprehensive about speech, so the grammar school years are difficult; he may avoid recitation, answering questions, or any verbal communication with teachers or authority figures.

As an adult, he may have to learn how to communicate with others; he may have to teach himself no longer to assume that he will be disapproved of by those in authority. If a sense of self-worth hasn't been established, it becomes even more difficult to express feelings. His words are uttered harshly; they seem to offend people. Others feel he is officious, pompous or power-hungry, when in reality he's merely uncomfortable and unsure of himself.

Some compromise must be made so the planetary energies involved in the opposition can be expressed. Once the energy is transformed, the aspect indicates a thorough worker, one who handles details well, one who has a great deal of perseverance.

Mercury square or opposite Saturn: The tense aspects between these two planets give a fairly gloomy cast to the mind. When we start considering anything (mercury), we come into conflict with the need to qualify, limit and define. In the worst case, this can mean narrow-mindedness, and mistrust of everything we meet. But there are other possibilities. Anxiety, caution, careful verification and even timidity are almost bound to play a part in ordinary contacts and also in our thinking. Once thing is certain: we are never going to rush things. We are serious, prudent, calm and collected, and will often reflect on what others say - not to be guided by it, but in order to work out what lies behind it. We want to know every detail so that we do not have to reveal how uncertain we are over relationships and contacts. Others do not find us easy to get on with. We are not spontaneous but rather inhibited and, sometimes by way of overcompensation, argumentative and domineering in our talk. Sometimes we seem like an immovable block of concrete and seem determined to look on the dark side of everything.

Although these two planets are at cross-purposes here, the confrontations they cause can be instructive to us. The energy of the square or opposition helps us to come to terms with them, and, even though the aspects are hard, we can develop many valuable characteristics associated with the combination of Mercury and Saturn: willingness to work hard, a serious and studious nature, practicality, economy, sobriety, and good powers of concentration.

See also: Mercury opposite Saturn;

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