MERCURY SQUARE SATURN
This aspect is a seat of inner tensions. The tension of the square gives us motivation. Squares are dynamic aspects that give us the drive to succeed. What begins as an inner problem is overcome or accepted, and then becomes a door to understanding.
It is important to understand that Mercury rules the reasoning and conscious mind that forms conclusions. Mercury is intellectual, enjoys learning, teaches and is communicative. Saturn rules stability and responsibility. It is also disciplined and cautious. Saturn rules the father, limitations and authority figures.
This is the classic placement for the narrow-minded individual. Think about the word 'narrow-minded' because the individual affected by this aspect will have extremely limited views. Once you understand this about that individual, then you will understand that their field of thought can only stretch so far. You will also see this aspect in individuals who have a strict adherance to the law because they go by letter of the law. They demand order at all costs and there is no room for negotiating on it. Their self-discipline is very strict, which they will also hold others to the same level of strictness and discipline.
There is a tendency to become stuck on certain ideas and find it difficult to change one's mind. There is difficulty communicating your thoughts to others because Mercury rules the reasoning mind and a square results in difficulty or a challenge.
There is excessive worry with this aspect because the individual cannot let their mind think new and different things. In other words, their mentality is severely tied to ways that 'it' has always been done. They are traditional thinkers. There is a severe lack of an imagination with this aspect. These individuals cannot be talked into anything but yet they need to be talked into many things in order to expand their thoughts, experience and yes, knowledge.
There is also the concern for details that are just flat out unimportant. Details that don't matter tend to get these individuals attention, so once again, they get stuck. These folks are 'not' in favor of change when it has always been done 'this' way. They will also go as far to put down or belittle the thoughts and ideas of others in order to make themselves look better. Again, they do not want or like change. It scares them to no end.
This aspect reveals mental processes are on the pessimistic side. In fact, I would go as far to say that these individuals are a bit obsessed with what can go wrong rather than what is all good and right.
There is a lot of concern about succeeding or failing to succeed. The individual's education may have been rigidly disciplined and conforming to traditional doctrine that they would utterly fear if it were changed. This means they would have to change, which in their mind would mean they were wrong all along. There is a tendency because of this, to uphold the established order and resist change.
This individual is obsessive, jealous, scheming and will often times say the wrong thing at the wrong time and will not feel they should apologize. Remember, this individual cannot admit to being wrong. It is also likely that they will have issues with contracts, negotiation, agreement and communicating with others. This individual can be a mental bully, which means they either suffered from mental abuse or they were disciplined (military-like) in an abusive manner in order to imbed this approved way of thinking. 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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