MERCURY OPPOSING SATURN
This aspect depicts conflict which, when resolved, results in growth. Oppositions show a tug of war between opposing forces. If they are resolved, then the oppositions become the backbone and strength of the chart.
It is important to understand that Mercury rules the reasoning and conscious mind that forms conclusions. Mercury is intellectual, it is the thinker, while Saturn rules stability and responsibility. Saturn is disciplined, cautious and it is the voice of authority, the authority or father figure. This aspect reveals conservative and traditional thinking.
The aspects reveals difficulty in self-expression. This is likely due to a critical father who judged his children(s) intelligence as lacking and deficient. What this does is create an adult who has trouble believing in their own ability to communicate and stand up for their own beliefs. This is definitely a tug-of-war with a critical father. It is also quite possible that now as an adult, depending on your level of maturity, you may now think of your father as the one who is lacking in intelligence.
Since Mercury rules the mind and Saturn is pessimistic and skeptical, this aspect is prone to anxiety and depression. There is a tendency to look at the dark side of things, which will lead eventually lead to missed opportunities simply because they go unrecognized. This aspect is narrow-minded with strong opinions, which makes an for an intellectual cocktail that attracts very few friends. It's tough to have friends when everyone is wrong and you always right. Mercury not only rules Gemini, but it rules Virgo as well, which means this aspect can also be a nag, a whiner and critic.
This aspect kinda feels Neptunian, but it's not. This aspect says, "I got your nose!" and is basically saying, "Look how dumb you are, or childish you are, or how small you are, that you would actually think I have your nose!" Do not let anyone make you feel small, dumb or foolish, by playing such childish tricks on you. You are not stupid!
Mercury opposing Saturn can also lead to professional jealousy because there is such a need to be intellectually recognized and appreciated or admired. Often is the case that it is difficult to get along and work well with co-workers and colleagues. There is a clear level of hostility with co-workers, employees and colleagues. There are communication issues that are continually coming up or ongoing. There will likely be an issue with your career where your professional reputation is on the line. This is because Saturn is the natural ruler of the 10th house of career, reputation and public image, and Mercury naturally rules the 6th house of co-workers and employees.
This aspect is rigid and cold in thinking, which continues to foster self-doubt about your own intellectual capabilities. Being difficult and needing to be right is not going to help, it will only hurt your progress. Now click the graphic for your Sun Sign below and go read today's Daily Horoscope, plus your Monthly, Yearly and Generational Horoscope.
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