Mercury Conjunct Sun in 8th House
Mercury conjunct Sun in 8th House
will give the native a way with words like no other. Because Mercury rules the nervous system, thought and speech and the Sun rules the heart, personality and creativity this conjunction can make communication very colorful coming from this person. Prince is a very good example of such an aspect. His Mercury and Sun are in the 8th house. With Mercury so close to the Sun it can cause all kinds of bells and whistles to go off in the personality and body.
People with this aspect will identify so closely with their minds that whatever they think they can actually manifest, be it positive or negative. If they think they are sick they can become sick. If they think they are in love they can become in love. If they think that something is right or wrong, then there isn’t much you can do to convince them otherwise.
With Mercury ruling the nervous system and the Sun being so sensitive to the environment this conjunction can cause the native to be overly sensitive, touchy and easily irritated. Although they get on their own nerves with this sensitivity, it becomes almost impossible to hide. The best way for them to control their nerves is to answer the call of the Sun and use that Mercurial energy in a creative way. Writers, musicians, teachers, poets, mechanics, hair stylist and surgeons commonly have this placement. With Prince having this conjunction in the 8th house of sex, resources, taboo, transformation, clairvoyance, death, loss and healing, he is bound to write erotic lyrics and tell the truth through taboo forms of communication, such as the song “Darling Nikki”.
Those who go with the flow of this aspect will constantly seek truth, speak truth and reveal truth. They will not be able to make it pretty, therefore they will appear to be shy and reserved to spare those who can’t handle the truth. However, because the creative force here is so intense and the need to get it out is so powerful, it will have to come out by any means necessary.
If you don’t want the truth, don’t ask these people! If you want to get along with them, you will have to accept their version of the truth. They often have keen insights and sometimes they may not make sense, because they can be so deep. With this type of depth, it takes time for the truth to surface. The 8th house is all about hidden truths, but just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. So when they speak, listen. Sit on what they say for a while. It may take years before what they have delved so deeply to understand to surface.
The main thing Mercury Conjunct Sun in 8th House will have to guard against is thinking they can heal themselves. Although we all have the capacity to do so, sometimes we all need a little help. The 8th house is about trust and shared resources and this placement will make the native feel as though they can’t trust others. Sometimes their thinking may be right, but sometimes they are just plain paranoid. With an intuition so sharp, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. So it’s important for them to check in with those they trust to tell them the truth. After all they deserve to hear the truth too.
Pluto in 3rd house also has similar traits as this placement. Stay tuned.