On April 24th, tense energy with transiting Mercury in Taurus squaring off with Saturn in Aquarius. In general, Saturn squares are generally quite frustrating because it feels as if there is a blockage and/or delay of some sort. In this case, Saturn in Aquarius squares off with the ruler of the mental plane and communication Mercury in the sign of Taurus to produce frustration related to communication, perspectives, thoughts, and processing of information.
Despite the tense energies, Saturn’s presence always offers a lesson of some sort once we are able to get past the difficulties, and that lesson will be connected to how we think. Mercury in the sign of Taurus could create challenges related to stubbornness and an unwillingness to budge in perception. Read on to learn more about the impact of Mercury in Taurus squaring Saturn in Aquarius.
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However, with a square to Saturn, we may find that there are some difficulties expressing ourselves as desired mainly due to limitations, expectations, and even fears associated with our own thinking process and/or the Impressions that we get from others based on our thinking process and communication.
Saturn’s influence as a square to the planet Mercury can also create situations where we doubt our thoughts, perceptions, and communication. This doubt can be self-imposed and/or due to the influence of others, and with the energy of Saturn in Aquarius, the doubts can come from groups, society, and the masses.
Likewise, this energy is reminiscent of mental frustration where there is a lot of ruminating about ideas, concepts, and perspectives, but it is hard to apply information due to the restrictive presence of Saturn.
The Importance and Burden of Details
Mercury is the ruler of details and in tense aspect to Saturn, the details are what make for difficulty. Usually, with Mercury, details are a benefit. However, with the square influence of Saturn, it appears that we can get caught up in either missing the details altogether or focusing on the details so much that it keeps us from actually processing information in a valuable, efficient, and concrete manner.
This particular energy can make it difficult to learn and process information because you’re getting so caught up in understanding every single detail that it makes it difficult to actually learn. This is where the frustration comes in and sometimes the actual physical manifestation of Mercury Square Saturn and some form of speech impediment where thoughts are not communicated effectively via speech. This can result in choosing not to speak at all and/or speech difficulties such as stuttering, stammering, and even hearing information incorrectly.
Fear of Communication
Whenever Saturn aspects a planet in tense aspect such as with Mercury in Taurus, is it important to the influence of fear. Saturn is connected with fear and with Mercury square Saturn this indicates a fear of communication.
Mercury in Taurus is already a very patient and deliberate communicator. However, with the square with Saturn in Aquarius, communication is limited due to fears of offending the masses with improper or unpleasant information.
This particular aspect of Mercury square Saturn is also the feeling that what we communicate could be off-putting to society thereby setting us apart from the group and collective. It should be noted that this particular aspect can create education and learning barriers and limitations.
It is important to be cognizant of this at this time as it may be a bit more difficult for those that are trying to learn to express themselves clearly…especially if they think that by doing so they are likely to ostracize themselves.
A Pessimisitic Perspective
Saturn connected to Mercury indicates a serious thought process, perspective, and communication style. However, a harsh aspect between Saturn and Mercury can create thinking and a communication process that is tinged with pessimism.
Saturn is known for its harsh, real-world perspectives that are encouraged for its honesty but hated for coldness and what some consider a lack of sympathy. This Saturn realness is both refreshing but also negative when only the bleak, harsh realities are considered without any potential for hope or encouragement.
Mercury in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius can create a bleak, depressing perception. And due to the fixed energy associated with Taurus and Aquarius, once this perception is developed, it can be hard to change. The willingness to see things for what they are is laudable.
However, under this particular energy, it is important to understand that everything doesn’t always have to be doom and gloom. Holding onto a negative perspective leads to a state of pessimism that keeps us in a state of fear and expecting the worse.
Mastering The Mind: Becoming a “Mental Authority”
Saturn energy connected with any planet creates mastery through overcoming difficult circumstances. But first, true to the nature of Saturn, there are lessons to learn. Mercury in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius creates frustration in perception, communication, and the thought process.
When this energy is overcome, Saturn grants us the effective communication skills desired because we have learned the “hard way” how to learn how to communicate. Thus, we can become an authority on learning and processing information simply because of the difficulties associated with this energy.
Overcoming the fear of feeling inadequate and/or limited by our own mental processes and perspectives is encouraged with this energy. Ultimately, the dissatisfaction that is experienced with Mercury square Saturn is a result of our own communication issues, burdened perspectives, and limited thought processes.
Saturn in Aquarius’ influence also implies that some of our limitations could come from others such as the group. Harnessing the rebel energy of Aquarius and choosing to not limit our communication due to others’ impressions is also recommended under Mercury in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius.
Ultimately, Mercury in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius is an especially frustrating, difficult influence as it relates to our thinking process and communication with ourselves and others. Overcoming the fears that have us grounded in less than positive thinking can liberate us from both self-imposed and other-imposed limitations that keep us from harnessing the mental strength and control associated with the Mercury in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius influence.
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