When Mercury in your chart forms an aspect to another person's
When Mercury in your chart
forms an aspect to your partner's Saturn, form, logic, and
reality are important elements in your communications. This is
not a combination that encourages flowing or superfluous
conversations between you. Validity of what you communicate,
concentration on syntax, and realism are emphasized.
When your Mercury forms a
challenging aspect (square, opposition, or quincunx)
to your partner's Saturn, there may be strong elements of teaching
and learning in your relationship, as well as deep respect for
each other's intelligence. However, over time, there can be a
subtle competitiveness between you on a mental level that can
actually be quite destructive if not attended to. The Mercury
person can feel intimidated by the Saturn person's practicality.
Mercury might feel childish or not "bright enough". Saturn could
be silent often. There can be a serious tone to your conversations that impedes a
natural flow of communication. Negativity or criticism may
dominate your communications from time to time. Try to avoid
focusing on problems or negative stories/expressions of ideas.
Mercury may feel belittled or perhaps immature/illogical in
Saturn's presence, feeling as if Saturn is watching him/her too
closely or is overly critical and fault-finding.
When the aspect between Mercury and Saturn is a flowing
one (sextile or trine), your Saturn partner helps
you to structure your thoughts, plan your life, and give form to
your ideas. You feel that you can learn a lot from Saturn's
wisdom. Saturn offers practical advice and tips that truly
improve Mercury's life. Your Saturn partner listens well,
guides, and disciplines you in mostly pleasing ways. Together,
you tend to solve relationship problems through careful,
step-by-step, and logical communication. Your conversations may
be on the dry or serious side at times, however.
The conjunction of Mercury and Saturn between charts can
possess shades of both the challenging and flowing aspects mentioned
above. From our Romantic
Compatibility report: Your relationship may have begun without
serious communication problems, although there can be some reserve
at the beginning, as Mercury especially feels somewhat awkward and
self-conscious around Saturn in terms of what to say, how to say it,
and so forth. As the relationship develops, however, difficulties in
communicating can develop. Saturn can help Mercury clarify and
define ideas, but very often ends up criticizing or belittling them
instead which makes Mercury doubt, withhold, or simply stay quiet.
Saturn needs to be very careful not to interrupt, ignore, or judge
Mercury when Mercury is speaking. Also, your conversations tend to
focus on serious topics or practical affairs and business, which can
become dull for one or both of you. If both of you are open-minded,
Mercury appreciates Saturn's advice and this can lead to a deeper
sense of meaning. Saturn is capable of helping to add structure to
Mercury's life, offering practical advice.
At the beginning, there can be a real feeling of mutual respect
regarding how each person uses his or her brain, how they
communicate, and how they think. The Mercury person may, in some
ways, look up to the Saturn person, who tends to display a
rather mature way of thinking that Mercury admires. Mercury may
look to Saturn for advice, and Saturn responds with much
enthusiasm, delighting in helping Mercury, and even teaching him
or her. As time goes on, inevitably Mercury will excitedly share
an experience wherein he or she had an enlightening conversation
with a friend - outside of their relationship. Saturn can feel
mighty threatened by this simple experience. Saturn does not
feel comfortable with that initial bond changing, or what he or
she perceives as changing. Why isn't Mercury turning to him or
her? Saturn may deal with this fear by putting down the
experience, punching holes in the theory that this threatening
"other" has presented to Mercury.
It doesn't even have to be about
another person. Perhaps Mercury discovered on his or her
own a new way of thinking that inspired him or her. This can be
just as threatening to Saturn, who finds security in that initial
bond that felt exclusive and special, whereby Mercury and Saturn
came together with a mutual understanding that they turned to each
other for advice and inspiring conversations. In fact, anything
that happens outside of the relationship in the area represented
by the personal planet can be seen as a threat to the exclusive
bond the couple had at the beginning of the relationship. In
truth, the bond is likely still there from the point of view of
Mercury. But Saturn sees it differently. Saturn fears anything
that threatens the initial bond they formed, and sees any signs of
growth on Mercury's part as a threat to that bond.
Aspects Between Charts
See our Romantic Compatibility Report,
and other Compatibility reports.
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