|Category:||Eastern African, Swahili|
|Zodiac Sign:||Virgo, Gemini|
Qualities and Traits: Intellect, mediation, judgement, critical ability, analysis. Reason, perception, logic, messenger.
Mercury is the smallest planet in our Solar system and also the closest one to the Sun. Because it is so close to the Sun itself, the Sun and Mercury can never be more than 28 degrees apart in angular separation (aspects). Because it is so close to the Sun, the properties of this planet is closely related to those of the Sun - health, well, being and life-force. It was thought to be a message of the Gods since it always appeared in close proximity to the Sun, and because of it's strange orbit it is also sybmolic for speed, trickery and mental ability. Mercury is the 1/2 'octave' expression of Venus (6/2 = 3), but more relative to the affectionate and emotional qualities. This is a love of platonic and idealistic nature rather than a domestic and family love.
Positive tendencies: Intellect, Wit, versatility, adaptability, healing, expression, agility.
Negative tendencies: Sarcasm, trickery, duality, flippancy.
Reasoning, logical and exact. Pedantic.
Qualities and Traits: Perfectionists, creative, discriminating.
Practical and efficient at what they do, Virgo's may live for their work. They have a strong sense of duty and responsibility that make them well fitted for management positions, yet they may be severe when judging others. They may need to work on tolerance. They may be unforgiving to themselves if a personal failure occurs and this must be guarded against too. They are quite serious and their lack of humor could lead them to a life of isolation.
Positive tendencies: Practical, logical, efficient.
Negative tendencies: Fussy, worry-wart, overcritical, conservative.
Progressive, clever, adaptable.
Qualities and Traits: Mentally alert and curious. Love of trying new things.
Adaptable, versatile and chatty with others. Gemini makes an interesting companion. They are mentally alert and curious - true seekers of knowledge often for the sake of knowledge itself. They may get bored easily as they have a need for constant stimulation. They prefer short journeys and can be impulsive when buying things.
Positive tendencies: Adaptable, quick witted, communicative.
Negative tendencies: Bored easily, changeable and superficial.