Mercury On The Expectations Of One’s Self And Others Degree: Virgo 11
The Sabian Symbol for Mercury is Virgo 11: CHILDREN MOLDED IN THEIR PARENT’S ASPIRATIONS FOR THEM
Do you feel that you have to live up to other’s expectations? Is there someone that is dictating how you should act, what you should say, how you should perform? Do you feel tired of having to strive for those expectations, when really, you might want to be doing something altogether different from what is expected of you? Is someone hovering over someone, wanting to catch them out for the slightest infraction from the rules that they have put into place? What about a sense of sovereignty?
There’s a sense of having to live up to the expectations of others. Sometimes it’s fine to be molded by our parents, but often this is not a true reflection of our own creative potential. The ‘mother’ often misses the point of the true potential of her offspring and may be projecting her own unlived life.
Feelings of being directed and protected on one’s journey or being shaped against one’s free will. Plastic, or emotional, surgery. Parents as patterns.
The Caution: Remaining tied to the apron strings. Conforming to social expectations.