Mercury is on Gemini 13 and it’s soon going retrograde – it will stay on this degree for several days while it’s stationing and turning retro.
It’s curious, this degree speaks about talent, having it, nurturing it, practising it, and, this coming new Moon in Taurus speaks about showing one’s talent as well, along with the need to get one’s rewards from it. More on that later on. Meanwhile… You can listen to my voice recording of this Mercury retrograde here: http://sabiansymbols.com/were-in-mercury-retrograde-territ…/
Mercury is on Gemini 13: WORLD FAMOUS PIANIST GIVING A CONCERT PERFORMANCE
This Symbol speaks of the need to be able to show one’s talents, skills or unique abilities to others, whether it’s in a ‘Performance’, or through just being oneself. In the situation facing you, it is not always enough to know that you are highly skilled, or have others say how wonderful you are, the proof is in expressing those skills in the real world and creating something as a result. The ‘Performance’ should spring from a love of what one is doing, whether it is music, performing, speaking or some other form of expression. True rewards come from being well rehearsed and prepared to share your talent with others as well as acknowledging and sharing the talents of others.
Smugness versus talent. A validation of social standing. Hands-on creativity. Singing. Music. Playing out front or in the band. Having an adoring public. Repertoires.
The Caution: Relying on past success. Not putting in day to day practice. The need for applause and acclaim to validate one’s existence. Inflated egos demanding attention.