Mercury Square Saturn

Mercury Square Saturn Natal

This combination signifies a dynamic tension between flexibility and rigidity, stream of consciousness and structure, impermanence and permanence. You may start out constantly oscillating between needing freedom and structure, making real progress difficult. Later, there may be areas of life where you refuse to be tied down at all and still others where a strict routine is observed. A higher integration occurs when you begin to realize that either choice may be applied to any matter at any moment, depending on where the thing itself is in terms of needs and development. Healthy boundaries are semi-permeable, which means allowing some things to flow through and keep most others out. In this way, learning to modulate your boundaries becomes another way of understanding and controlling the amounts of fluidity versus structure that you are working with at any time.

Mercury Square Saturn Transit

This transit symbolizes an opportunity to adjust your sense of discipline, structure, and boundaries. Pay attention, as events will show that you need either more or less of one of these Saturn principles in some area. This transit is generally quick in nature and occurs twice per year, but every six to seven years or more often as rarely as 13 years apart Mercury will make a series of three squares with the middle one occurring during the retrograde. This is a more significant transit that suggests a more long-term problem where you will need to make a series of adjustments to either bring order to situations that have gotten out of hand or introduce some flexibility and even volatility to situations that have become too stagnant. You may have to engage in trial and error to find out the amount of adjustment necessary.

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