Mercury: It’s Not Personal, It’s Business

Last night I was watching an episode of Peaky Blinders (a great show with perfect background music throughout), and one of the characters says to another, “you know that stuff that happened a while back between us? It was just business, that’s all, it was just business.”

In other words, don’t take it personally that I tried to kill you, rip you off, and ruin your life, it was just something I had to do for “business.” This made me think about what Mercury rules, who Mercury produces in our lives, and some of the other fascinating characteristics of Mercury.

Who & What Mercury Produces In Our Lives

Mercury produces friends, business partners, and relatives in general, and Mercury rules business, communication, using tools (which is why he rules Gemini, the “human” sign that rules the arms and hands), intelligence, and the concrete manifestation of ideas (strongly related to the sign of Virgo, the detail-oriented earth sign, earth being the element of concrete manifestation).

Today, I want to focus on business relationships because of the concept of business being an “impersonal” activity. Mercury is a “neuter” planet, something he shares in common with Saturn and Ketu. All the other planets have a gender, so to speak. The Sun, Mars, and Jupiter are masculine (though Jupiter also “keeps to the feminine”), and the Moon, Venus, and Rahu are feminine in nature.

Mercury is more impersonal than Venus as it is more focused on the shared activity, beliefs, ideas between people rather than the feelings they have for each other. Mercury rules concepts like fairness too, and good friendships strive for fairness in their dealings.

It’s because Mercury is neuter that he is considered to be impersonal, he adapts to the circumstances and is the master of situational ethics. He is also called the trickster and in Horary astrology he is considered to be amoral.

A good example of a Horary question along these lines would be if you were to ask a question like “can I trust him/her?” or “is it a good idea to be business partners with this person?” and the planet representing the person you’re asking about is in a Mercury sign, beware!

As we all know, there are many questionable business practices that are, at the very least, amoral, if not immoral and unethical, – but still legal. Yet, Mercury rules the law too and is concerned with fairness, impartiality, and ethics!

There have been several popular TV shows about the law and lawyers, demonstrating Mercury’s ability to be slippery and clever in defending a client, but for the noble purpose of providing the best defense possible, no matter if the client is guilty or not.

Has the two faces of Gemini popped into your mind yet?

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Examples of Mercury’s Dual Nature

Actors are ruled by Mercury too, and what do they do? They “pretend” to be people that they are not in order to tell imaginary stories (usually) that are still truthful in some way. They “become” a character, the better they can do this, in fact, the more believable they are and the more we like it. This speaks to the “neuter” nature of Mercury and his ability to take on the qualities of whatever or whomever he is associating with.

Are actors liars or amoral people? No, they are communicators and they are masters at shifting, changing, and portraying the human condition through acting. It’s fascinating that, James Spader, the actor who has played a lawyer in The Practice and Boston Legal, is a Mercury Atmakaraka person (meaning that Mercury is his “essence” planet, the planet that “produced” him).

James’ ascendant is in the sign of Virgo, and his Moon is in Gemini, ruled by Mercury too. He is obviously playing himself in some way. I see this a lot – actors who are in some essential way playing roles that best express who they are!

Spader is now playing a ambiguous character wanted by the FBI on another show called The Blacklist. He’s full of tricks and games (Mercury rules games) while he plays up the impersonal nature of business very well. He keeps us guessing and we can’t tell if he’s a bad guy or a really a good guy in disguise.

It’s quite entertaining to watch Mercury being expressed through these “fictional” characters.

If you’re ever in need of a good lawyer, you want someone who has a strong Mercurial component to their personality, someone who can do whatever it takes to defend you. Get their birth data if you can, and contact me, I’ll tell you how good of a lawyer they are by how strong Mercury is in their birth chart.

Could You Be a Successful Business Owner?

If you’ve ever considered going into business for yourself, you’ll need to have Mercury strong enough in your birth chart to be able run your business and be successful at it.

The sign, house placement, and aspects from other planets to Mercury will also show your skills and talents, what kinds of businesses you could have have successfully, and most importantly, if you could be detached enough to do what needs to be done in your business.

Who knows, you may need to be the one to say to someone someday, “you know it’s not personal, right? It’s just business.”

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