|Graphic Artist Saul Bass has Mercury in Aries
producer of iconic opening film sequences & legendary film posters google animated birthday tribute
|Writer Harper Lee has Mercury in Aries
She has sued her literary agent 4th May 2013, who apparently tricked her into signing over copyright to her classic Pulitzer Prize winning To Kill a Mockingbird published in 1960, set in the Great depression, selling over 30 million copies and made into a popular film. 'Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's concience'
|Pioneer Photographer & Caricature Artist Felix Nader has Mercury in Aries
'an Icarus with replaceable wings'
Nader was the pseudonym of inventive Gaspard-Felix Tourachon, his 'Pantheon Nader' contained about 300 caricatures of literary and artistic figures. One of the first great French portrait photographer, also the first person to take aerial photographs by building a huge 190ft high 'red-hot'-air ballon called Le Geant (Giant), he invented crowd control barriers to keep people safe while watching his ballon (the barriers are still know as Nadars in Belgium), pioneered the use of artificial lighting in photography whilst working in the catacombs of Paris, erotic photography in Bohemian Paris, promoting any new idea like supporting the group of artists that became the Impressionists. Nadar
Conversely or perversely this could also have heralded head to head confrontations, out and out battles and fierce talking head debates and outright loud and ugly accusations.
Actor Bill Roache has Mercury in Aries & Mars in Aries Mars in Aries - The Primal Punch
Roache has been arrested 1st May 2013 on two sexual abuse allegations of raping a 15 year old girl. He previously boasted that he has slept with 1,000 women and that he had 'no control' over his sex drive. He also recently disclosed his membership of the Pure Love Movement, ending his relationship with a weather girl 36 years his junior so that he could 'explore a mystic message of love'. A spiritualist and a Druid he has also expressed great interest in Astrology, taking a correspondence course with the Faculty of Astrological Studies and reading Coronation Street cast members astrological charts.
The roads in this land may have sometimes seemed scary and we would have been challenged to toughen up or move on out, either way we may have had to be prepared for action. It may well have been quite a bumpy ride. This could well have become a time that generated a torrent of questions that needed answering and answering NOW! It definitely was a time that fired up communications and exchanges of every nature. We may well have had to be prepared for some challenges and to be robust and forthright because our conversations may have been both blunt and sharp in a hammer and tong sort of way! If we were are waiting for an answer or to be ‘told’ something with Mercury in Aries we could not have expected it to be suger coated. We did stand a chance however of getting to the truth even if we may have previously been professionally employed to cover it up?
High profile UK Publicist Max Clifford has Mercury in Aries & Mars in Aquarius Mars in Aquarius - Idealistic Battles & Contradictions In the past he has often represented controversial public figure accused of crimes. Most of his professional life is spent trying to conceal stories. He was first arrested under Operation Yewtree part of the Jimmy Savile child sexual abuse accusations in the UK but on the 26th April 2013 he was charged with a further 11 indecent assaults on young girls.
This is the fire space and territory of Aries we have all been in for these past few weeks and it was this language we have become accustom to. Whenever Mercury changes sign, we have had to learn a whole new language and adapt to completely different customs to the ones we have become used to and familiar with. Mercury affects the way we process and deal with information. In other words: how we talk, the way we think, chat, twitter, blog, text, write, read, listen and learn. all this will have been fired up and Aries is already highly opinionated. Aries can also be reasonable and trusting but can get very direct with the facts. It knows that it must say difficult things, deal with tough, full on negotiations, travel through new territories and confront most things head on but the temptation to go with the flow of an idealised picture whilst avoiding the realities can lead to some genuine complexities for Aries that they would rather resolve quickly and cleanly. Consequently, this requirement may lead to rushing in with more than a dollop of courage and bravery but also this can be more than a healthy fair amount of rashness and impatience leading to some regrettable situations and further complexities.
When leaping its way through Aries, Mercury will want us to be brave, to pioneer, do go or think of new solutions to old problems. We will naturally incline to lunge forwards, to take the next step even though we are scared, to cut the thrust through to the truth of the matter. In a group of people debating who should lead the group out to find the windmill as they calmly measure the pros and cons of each individual, Mercury in Aries just stands up, pulls on its armour, grabs the gauntlet and winks to the person who has caught its eye then charges off in search of the windmill, possibly in the wrong direction, but by stepping one foot in front of the other, by allowing itself to rise and fall Aries will hunt down that windmill and most probably find it or something equal if not better than it.
|Danish Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard has Mercury in Aries
'There are two ways to be fooled one is to believe what isn't true the other is to refuse to accept what is true...our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts'
|New Zealand Film Director Jane Campion has Mercury in Aries Top of the Lake 2013Academy Award Winner for The Piano.'Women often postpone their lives, thinking that if they are not with a partner then it doesn't really count, they are still searching for their prince, in a way and as much as we don't discuss that because it is too embarrassing and too sad, I think it really does exist...I would love to see more women directors because they represent half the population and gave birth to the whole world. Without them writing and being directors the rest of us are not going to know the whole story.'
Academy Award Winning Actress Holly Hunter Top of the Lake 2013 new TV Drama
We will all have felt this change, this mental shift but lets review how it affected directly. Aries sits somewhere in your birth chart, even if you do not have any planets in this sign you always have Aries Countyside somewhere in your psyche. It is this Aries zone which had Mercury as a house guest. This is where you will have had to be more accommodating and make those adjustments now in place. It was here that you may have been trying to exercise more imagination and set off some fantastical ideas. Take your time and respect the issues affected in that part of your chart. For instance, Aries may be in your 2nd house of ‘Money & Resources’, in which case Mercury here will have been probably prompting you to think about and plan changes that will impact your bank balance. Or if Aries covers your 7th house or zone of ‘Partnerships’ your plans could be in for a major overhaul concerning your significant other. Making the adjustments will now probably be going smoothly. Or is Aries pulling at your Venus, if so maybe these few weeks have got you thinking about deepening, or severing, your commitment to what you have previously valued.
Make the most of your facility to think with fresh ideas and with a braver heart acquired over this last Mercury in Aries period. You have been taken to some very different places in yourself and fast recently, where actions and decisions have had to be taken quickly and clearly. Things may have become very black and white, with very little patience for grey areas or the boundary-less stretch of open and endless possibilities. We wanted the freedom in order to roam, go about our daily lives unencumbered by too many demands from others as we may have believed that we have very important business of our own to attend to, however, we may have also been easily distracted by the people looking back at us, whatever the climate change we find ourselves in now and wherever in the world, we may flaneur because we need to connect.
Scottish Composer Craig Armstrong has Mercury in Aries
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credits: wikepedia & huffington post & sydneymorningherald & allmusic
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