Today, Mercury is at Perihelion, a time when it is the closest to the Sun. Mercury concerns the mind. It determines how you make sense of your world, formulate ideas and share them with others. In Greek mythology, Mercury as Hermes, the messenger of the gods, has one foot in the physical world and another in the realm of the unseen. Mercury is a planet of communication, reasoning, knowledge, traveling, education and all business. Mercury’s color is yellow. It is a color of intellect and clarity. Wear yellow when you’re having a fuzzy-minded spell. Mercury’s attention is attracted to yellow, and offers clarity in response to it.
Mercury’s vibes are of cooperation and synchronically. It’s necessary to work cooperatively with others if you want good results. People are drawn together because some tasks are too big for one person. Cooperation is the ability to balance one’s own needs with someone else’s. It is a joint effort of give and take that is mutually beneficial. Working together to find a solution to a problem lays a foundation of trust and teamwork. When we try to get someone to cooperate with us, we should offer suggestions, not commands. Suggestions elicit cooperation. Commands evoke resistance. People are less likely to resist when there are choices, offering choices shows respect. Situations involving frustration and lack of cooperation often come about as a result of poor communication. Good communication guarantees good cooperation. Without the cooperation of its members society cannot survive. If you want to win in the game of life, be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way. We can only be our best self if we have the cooperation of others.
If you were born on August 20th, you tend to be quiet and soft-spoken, and prefer not to draw undue attention to yourself. Sometimes you can actually be very natural, even uninhibited when in situations where you feel a sense of trust and warmth. Since you know the value of things, you will be able to overcome obstacles through determination and perseverance. You have many opportunities to be inventive and different. It is up to you to be ready and willing to fight for your unique ideas. You have a strong desire to keep the peace.
Daily thought for August 20th: Fake feeling good. You’re going to have to learn to fake cheerfulness. Believe it or not, eventually that effort will pay off. You’ll actually start feeling happier. It’s survival.