Mercury On Taurus 29: Two Cobblers Working Together
Mercury is on Taurus 29: TWO COBBLERS WORKING SIDE BY SIDE AT A TABLE
I posted this a few weeks ago when Mercury was on this degree…. and now it’s Walter Russell’s solar return.
This is a beautiful Symbol and one that inspires so much in me. Walter Russell, the amazing American genius that so few know about (which astounds me completely) was born on the day of a new moon on this degree in 1871. He communed with God every year on his birthday… Russell, of course, did not consciously know that his Sun degree was this one – when he spoke of it the Sabian Symbols were not yet birthed – but, Walter Russell said that he worked with God by his side every time he did his work. He left school at the age of 9 and became a master at everything he undertook and he credited that with working with God at his bench. He described God as being of light and electricity (putting it ever so briefly here), and, he said we are all God, but we have to allow that light into our bodies, our souls. I feel to share this as I have such respect for Russell’s amazing work and I work up this morning thinking about him and this concept…
Cobblers make and do repairs to our shoes and the feet are symbols of our souls – our ‘understanding’ – thanks to Dane Rudhyar for this insight.
This Symbol shows people working together, getting along in a partnership and making something of their lives through cooperation. To get the result you want you will probably need to work cooperatively with someone of equal skill and similar interest. Finding a partner with similar skills can give life a lift and lessen your own work load. Two or more people can bring not only their special talents but also their individual tools and perspectives. By sharing the task without ego or competition the outcome is not only better, but more harmonious and satisfying.
People sharing quietly and persistently in their labor. Partnerships and sharing. Repairs to the soul. Reflexology. Work benches. Demarcations of work. The marriage of minds.
The Caution: Wanting to complete a task with shared responsibilities yet gain all the credit. Committing oneself to tasks that don’t bring personal satisfaction. Codependence.