Mercury On The Portrait Idealized Degree – Virgo 1
Mercury is on Virgo 1: IN A PORTRAIT, THE BEST OF A PERSON’S TRAITS AND CHARACTER ARE IDEALIZED
Are you, or are others, seeing the truth of situations, of people? Sometimes we ‘idealise’ people only to realise that they are not what we thought, or, perhaps we are different from what we thought about ourselves. This degree can show the need, or the desire, of improving one’s ‘look’ – doing things to improve your appearance…
This Symbol shows projecting a desired image of yourself or others. Paintings, drawings, caricatures, profiles, portraits – all these important hallmarks of people. However, the real thing is character. You may be a good judge of character and don’t just “read a book by its cover” – you may look deeply into people. However, at times, you may need to remind yourself of the true features of people or situations. Is the “true picture” of a person, the “Man’s Features” presented and recognized? Features can be seen as a whole and individually. Do you look for the best but avoid undesirable factors? Is this working, or do you sometimes miss the truth?
Idealizing people or situations. Hair styles. Taking people at face value. Caricatures of people. Photography. Face reading. Identikit drawings. Profiles. Visual sense or cues.
The Caution: Not seeing people for who they are. Vanity. Misleading appearances. Preconceived ideas. Prejudice. Projections. Tagging people with labels. Superficial judgments.