Moon Conjunct Mercury ~ Butterfly

Moon conjunct Mercury can be very naughty or very nice, this is the trickster we are talking about after all. At best, the combination of logic and intuition gives great common sense. A lot depends on the house placement, sign and the fixed star these are on because this is a shape-shifting combo. If the chart as a whole has a lunar feel then rapid mood swings and a whimsical thought process will prevail.

The subject might find it hard to get to the point, but be very smart at observing the small details of every day life. If the subject is more of a Mercurial, logical nature, then the Moon will do a great job of adding empathy and soften the tendency to Nerd-out. These people should be clever at spinning a yarn, and Mercury/Moon serves comedians very well, since much comedy is based on truthful observations of everyday human habits.

 Float Like A Butterfly…

The conjunction can work as a hard aspect and the Moon with Mercury makes for quite an odd fit since the Moon can be quite clingy and nostalgic while Mercury is flighty and ever youthful. What they both share though is the tendency to meander through life and change with the tides. In a very mutable chart this might be a person who finds it hard to stick at anything and is given to fads. At worst this person can be a cheat and someone that you couldn’t trust as far as you could throw them.

The archetype has the feel of the magician about it. Thoughts are things and this person could conjure themselves up a beautiful domestic arrangement if they can focus on their dreams for long enough. A Mercurial flavoured Moon gives a great sense of humour, charm and instinctive timing. Actors do well with this aspect and it can make a person a great mimic.

This person also loves to chat, chat, chat! They need to talk about their feelings, family, day-to-day life to anyone that will listen, it is often hard to get a word in edgeways. They are great entertainers though, so if you invite them to your dinner party you know your guests won’t get bored! They can also be great campaigners, speaking out on behalf of the general public. There is also something very childlike and naive about them, as parents they often act more like a sibling to their child.

Moon Conjunct Mercury Natives

Muhammad Ali is a great example of the super-planet created by this conjunction. Ali was very vocal in his objection to the Vietnam war, the boxing champion was stripped of his title for draft evasion. Ali had a unique style of boxing for a heavy weight. He did not carry his hands high to protect his face, instead he relied on quicksilver fancy footwork to avoid punches.

Ali describes this manner beautifully in his most famous phrase. ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a Bee’. Very Mercurial. He also used the power of words to intimidate his opponents with his ‘trash talk’. Ali was famous for his pre-match hype in which he cleverly used rhymes to stir up the crowd in his favour.

Also: Alan Villiers (03’), John Phillips (16’), Robert Redford, Ringo Starr, Peter Finch, Carl Wilson, Lyndon B Johnson, Hugo Chavez.

9 thoughts on “Moon Conjunct Mercury ~ Butterfly

  1. And Verna the fascinating thing about this movie and its identity theme is that it was made in 2010 when Uranus went in May into Aries, I Am and i moved to grand parent the new babes and its on tv as Uranus completes and leaves for taurus May 15, 2018. I didn t see who produced it. Dolly my mother for a day.

  2. Verna you have the bug now.
    May god have mercy on you. Marina is this what happened the other day. Babbling but under control til this line in movie where adopted child is off on a tangent to Dollys concert and foster mother cries out “if I m not a mother whoam I.” I laughed cried and felt a slight hysteria.

  3. Very dear Marina: I could hardly sleep last night! So excited! I stayed up way too late discovering so much on this huge and wonderful website!! I have never heard of that book before (ephemeris). Will it be “self explanatory or as easy to understand as this website is? I am discovering that everything (on this website) seems to have already been done (for me). I just need to know my “personal data.” I can see where this could easily become my “new addiction!” .. LOL. As far as the “Retrogrades…” I became introduced to this “new world” from a wonderful book (I have been reading for the last 6 months) entitled: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation, by Silver Raven Wolf… It’s a thick encyclopedia type of book. Even so, I am taking my time (at a snails pass). It can be used to look up all sorts of interesting information but I decided to read it from cover to cover very slowly…I had no idea I was going in this direction > Astrology! So this is quit an exciting adventure, for me….The more I read her words describing planets……the more mesmerized I became! Thank you for my new friendship with you, Marina. I wanted to get back to “retrograde:” In Silver’s book (please correct me if I am wrong) I believe I found out that we have 2 or 3 different planets, each month that go into retrograde …. I have learned that all the planets go retrograde as well…From your answer I understand you to say that all of those planet’s retrogrades will be in the ephemeris book? The “degrees” maybe another issue…Is there Math involved in astrology? I guess with calculators (nowadays) that can be resolved as well….Thank you again for taking the time to answer my questions. Verna

  4. Dear Marina: Thank you so much for taking the time to steer me in the right direction. I am very much looking forward to opening up the site you are giving to me! Marina, I am also interested in finding out about “sextile,” “square,” “trine,” and “opposite.” Another important one I’d like to find out: when each planet goes retrograde. I see two or three planets go retrograde each month….Would it be possible to find out what dates those happen so that I will be able to learn more about myself? I can not wait to learn all about this! Gratefully, Verna

    1. When I get time I will put up the years retrogrades in one easy diagram. But really if you get yourself an ephemeris then you will get to see the exact degrees. I like Raphaels.

  5. Hi,
    Thank you for these.. great interpretations of the various planetary aspects. Best I’ve found online.Can’t wait for Marina’s Lilith book as well.
    Will you be finishing the aspects and adding any others such as Chiron, Nessus,aspects to the MC, quintiles, etc?
    Best wishes,

    1. I have this aspect and I love reading interpretations as they give me insight into my self. I definitely have to get feelings off my chest and have keen intuition as well as strong logic. The challenge- knowing when to stop talking or what to share and what to keep to my self ?

    2. Me too! I super Chatty Cathy I like to blame my deep south(Alabama) roots but really I am always like this

    3. Thank you so much. I am just now beginning to teach myself astrology (the slow way). How do I find out the dates (for each month)for the aspects of the moon? I would like to learn how to work with the aspects. This seems very exciting to me. Thank you again and I will be looking forward to hearing back from you. Verna

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