Mark But This Flea For Mercury Retrograde 14

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Madonna has Natal Mercury Retrograde

I couldn’t sleep last night. A mosquito found me and was biting me and kept waking me up. I remember a couple years ago I actually bought bug repellent, the kind people wear outdoors, to wear indoors. Last night though I slathered on a bunch of vanilla and cinnamon oil and that helped. But a few minutes ago as I made my coffee, the line Mark but this flea from John Donne‘s famous poem, came to mind.

The last short play I had produced made use of John Donne‘s poem. The play was about a bug infestation, not fleas, but one of the characters in the play was obsessed with the poem and kept relating it to her experience. Some minds work by association like that.

I have Neptune in my third house, natally, so one could say my mind is open. Not just compassionate but porous. Neptune in Scorpio is a generational placement but still it trines my Cancer planets, sextiles my Virgo and despite the square to Venus (oy vey), it makes real nice aspects.

Tell me about YOUR Mercury. Do you have planets in your 3rd? How is your Mercury aspected?

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Hello my name is Aliza and I help people. I'm a Tarot Reader and Astrologer, Teacher & Writer. Cancer Sun, Mercury, and Mars. Virgo Moon Pluto Hekate conjunction in the 1st House. If you aren't sure what all that means, I'll be happy to explain it to you! Or maybe you'd rather hear about your own chart :) I blog and do readings for a living. Poet and playwright, Iowa MFA, I got obsessed with astrology in my late 30s and the rest is history. For the moment.

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14 thoughts on “Mark But This Flea For Mercury Retrograde

  • mm

    Mercury (chart ruler) retrograde in Gemini in 9th, sextile Pluto conj Venus. Merc/Venus both trine Neptune in 1st.

    Busy busy brain. Very receptive and adaptable to others energies – far too much so at times. Find it difficult to focus for long periods.

    Love photography, hiking, exploring, wilderness, adventure travelogues. Read extensively. Also writing – latter in short descriptive bursts only, not logically reasoned essays! . Relying more and more on intuition as I get older. Speak a second language, have travelled extensively and lived overseas for a while.

    Chiron in 3rd. Hmm. Trained in Massage and Reiki but unsure whether I really have the touch. Anyway, am concentrating on my own health and welfare right now (sigh) ….

    Only recently discovered your blog, MP, and am really enjoying your posts.

  • lllejosefina

    Natal Mercury rx 9th Libra. Conjunct Uranus, Mars, Venus and Sun. Kiron 3rd house Aries.
    I have it difficult at identify the energies from my stellium separated.
    Mercury rules my 5th and 8th houses.

    • alizamoonpluto Post author

      I see.. .and that chiron/uranus opp is generational as well… i have it “more exact” — I loved reading about your stellium because I really did picture them in lockstep, siamese “twins” who will not part from each other

  • Jo

    I have Mercury in Cancer in 8H, conjunct Sun, Sextile Pluto & Uranus in Virgo in 10H, Trine Neptune in Scorpio on my Ascendant. I see these as the helpful, forceful aspects that come to play when I need to communicate clearly and concisely, I regard myself as an effective communicator, Mercury is also in square aspect to Mars in Libra 11H and Saturn in Aries in 5H, I like to speak when spoken to….I have a heavily aspected Mercury (in Rx to boot!) but feel like my moon being in Gemini (mutual reception) is the more difficult challenge (it squares all the trines Merc makes)! I tend to have eratic feelings which ultimately moves me to take verbal action (verbal warfare sometimes!)…Third house schmird house…No planets/no aspects but I do have Cap there which makes Saturn the ruler of the third and he is in aspect to both Merc and Gem/moon. Again reinforcing the speak when spoken to style of communication!!

    FYI I love your blog, I am by aspect a MOONPLUTO TOO!!! Scorpio rising – sextile Pluto in Virgo, Pluto being the chart ruler and my watery sun, watery mercury and lunartic moon are all nesting in Pluto’s batcave!

  • Autumn

    I have neptune in the 3rd too! It is in a quincunx aspect to my sun in the 10th…what do you think about quincunx’s, are they all that important?

    I also have uranus and mars in the 3rd…none of them conjunct to each other.

    My mercury is in cancer on the midheaven
    conjunct leo sun
    square aries moon
    square scorp pluto
    trine pisces jupiter

    I guess mercury/3rd house is kinda heavy in my chart, although you wouldn’t know it because my thinking is so abstract and hard to communicate, but think a lot I do! I feel a lot too!

    • alizamoonpluto Post author

      Yes, the quincunx is very important yes and WOW that’s a busy 3rd house! And busy busy mercury. Sounds like you MUST speak. And speak your truth with that Jupiter trine. Lovely water trine!

  • Beth

    Mercury retrograde in Pisces, 10th House. Semisquare Venus in Cap. Square Neptune in Sag. which is conj. my DC. Square AC, which is in Gem. Nothing is defined for me, boundaries are easily blurred, I can make my own reality, which is to my benefit, and probably to my deficit at times. lol I find myself and my purpose a confusing topic, lol. Sometimes I wished I saw the world in harsh black and white, seems like it’d be easier. But, it is what it is, I’ve made it this far.. and I have a helluva lotta Saturn to keep me “real” enough. lol