Nigel Ng’s Mercury is the first dominant in his astral chart. This fact signifies that Nigel is an excellent communicator. He is quick-witted and has a sharp mind. Nigel is also a natural leader and is able to inspire others with his words.
According to Greek myth, Mercury (or Hermes, whose name derives etymologically from the piles of rocks which marked trails and guided travelers) was the messenger of the gods. He carried orders from Olympus to the mortals on Earth. The child of the illegitimate union of Zeus with Maia, Mercury was born “unknown to the immortal gods” and had to win his place among them by trickery, cleverness, and cunning. This is why he became the vagabond deity of travelers and wanderers.
He is the instinctive foe of the settled who see him as an outcast roaming on the outskirts of society: a pariah, a thief, and a swindler. As ruler of the sign of Gemini, the Twins, he symbolizes the brother—the alter-ego who teaches us as much as we teach him and is associated with adolescence, a period of intense intellectual discovery.
Mercury thus symbolizes lively, sparkling wit, mobility in any form, mental exchange, and interaction. As a result, a person strongly ruled by Mercury is quite likely to be clever and skillful.
If Mercury is “afflicted” in one’s chart, their intellectual velocity may sometimes become mere mental hyperactivity.
In any case, these skills are a great resource in the social realm. Nigel Ng communicates easily and effectively, orally or in writing. His ability to unite and transmit would be a good resource in diplomatic or commercial endeavors.
The moon is the second most dominant planet in Nigel Ng’s astral chart. This fact has significant implications for Nigel Ng’s personality and behavior.
As the second light of the solar system, the moon has always been associated with the sun in the minds of men. The moon and sun are the primordial cosmic couple. This satellite of the earth, which mysteriously waxes and wanes, has been compared to the eternal feminine principle, the mother hovering over Nigel Ng’s infant’s cradle. Psychologically, the moon is thus symbolic of the mother and the mother image. This figure is a primordial element in the psyche of each individual. Depending on Nigel Ng’s nature, the mother figure may correspond to Nigel Ng’s biological mother, a grandmother, or a woman who cared for Nigel Ng in infancy and childhood.
When Nigel Ng reaches adulthood, this mother-figure and all the emotions and bonds associated with Nigel Ng may be transferred to something else: a spouse, a companion, an institution, a church, corporation, or political movement, a cult, etc. In short, any individual or structure likely to take on the mother’s duty of caring for and nurturing the vulnerable aspects of an individual.
To be more down-to-earth, the mother figure corresponds to the habits which were learned and then definitively incorporated into Nigel Ng’s identity as Nigel Ng gradually became acculturated and progressed toward social independence. As a result, a strongly “lunar” personality often finds it difficult to adapt and is uncomfortable outside the secure setting of familiar routines.
Closely tied to Nigel Ng’s past, Nigel Ng may be unwilling to detach Nigel Ng from it and embark on Nigel Ng’s life as an individual in the here and now. Nigel Ng still identify somewhat with Nigel Ng’s inner child and may display a child’s capricious behavior, indulging in moodiness and indecision. Nigel Ng’s passivity may make Nigel Ng easily influenced, Nigel Ng’s sensitivity makes Nigel Ng subjective, and Nigel Ng hesitate to open up and lay Nigel Ng’s soul bare. In Nigel Ng’s daily life, psychic activity will rule. Nigel Ng’s imagination, memory, sensitivity, sensation, and sentiment nearly overwhelm Nigel Ng’s psyche.
Venus is the third dominant in Nigel Ng’s astral chart. This fact indicates that Nigel Ng is a highly creative person who is attracted to beauty and luxury. Nigel Ng is also a gifted artist and a natural leader.
In traditional astrology, Venus (or Aphrodite, her Greek name) is the planet of love. A source of universal attraction, this planet corresponds to the original urge which bonds two human beings together in love. Venus is thus both the magnetism which brings human beings together (not lust, which is symbolized by Mars, but the object which attracts lust) and the gift of love. This ambiguity is interpreted astrologically by the fact that Venus rules two houses of the zodiac. In Taurus, Venus symbolizes the awakening to bodily lust, and in Libra, the bond of marriage. As a result, Venus may take on very different aspects depending on the individual’s degree of awareness.
Likewise, this ambiguity explains Aphrodite’s equivocal conduct in Greek myth and her innumerable couplings and motherhood. Depending on the legend, she may embody brutal, passionate love (with Anteros), the wisdom of the heart which rescues from passion (Harmonia); she also becomes tenderness and purity (with Adonis), pure sexuality (with Eros), a transforming energy (with Vulcan), etc. Mistress of the Arts, she represents beauty, understanding, and peace.
Psychologically, individuals under the influence of Venus are struggling with their love instincts. This is why Nigel Ng cannot conceive of living without a personal emotional relationship to someone else and sometimes fears solitude and the encounter with himself. Nigel Ng is extremely attractive to others and is a creator and artistic genius who seems to imbue all he touches with beauty and harmony. Nigel Ng’s artistic skills are obvious to the people around him and may be applied to career endeavors.
Pleasure, outings, seduction, love, and a thriving but sometimes superficial social life are the hallmarks of Nigel Ng’s life.
The seventh house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Nigel Ng’s theme, because it contains several planets, including the one which rules Nigel Ng’s rising sign. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.
According to astrological tradition, the seventh house is related to marriage, contracts, social life, and worldly matters. It can be read for indications about a future marriage partner (the first), and business partners, Nigel Ng’s “objective allies” as well as his enemies.
Diametrically opposed to the Ascendant, the Descendant (the doorway into the seventh house) symbolizes everything that complements Nigel Ng or opposes him. This house thus represents the encounter with the other world, the non-ego. By extension, it embodies all the experiences which result from this encounter: interpersonal relationships, partnerships, marriage, rivalry, contracts, and conflicts, etc.
When this area is especially significant, it indicates that a great deal of Nigel Ng’s energy will be invested in the domain of relationships. Bonds, contracts, partnerships, and perhaps the disputes and conflicts which may arise from them will be prominent aspects of Nigel Ng’s success. However, Nigel Ng will evolve fastest and learn most from friendships and partnerships. Nigel Ng will have to learn to be objective.
Nigel Ng’s goal will be to master the interdependency of his relationships, and go beyond a tender and dutiful reciprocity to a truly beneficial mutual exchange and sharing.
By making a distinction between love (the fifth house) and marriage (the seventh house), traditional astrology shows us the difference between the projection of narcissistic self-love (simple self-expression) and the objective encounter with the other on a truly egalitarian basis. To reach the seventh house from the fifth, it is necessary to travel through the sixth: a reorientation of personal energies.
The sixth house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Nigel Ng’s theme. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.
According to tradition, the sixth house is related to health and Nigel Ng’s relationship to his body. It is thus related to illness, hygiene, nutrition, and bodily care. More specifically, this area rules the various failures which Nigel Ng encounter and accumulate in the course of his evolution, which are sometimes expressed as physical disorders like aches and pains, digestive problems, etc.
This area should thus be associated with the need faced by Nigel Ng to examine his ego, in order to consciously reorient and transform the behavior he has unconsciously adopted. Should Nigel Ng refuse this reorientation process or try to flee from it, physical discomfort or suffering may set in as a sort of signal – the proof that the impurities of his ego are obstructing the natural flow of his life.
The difficulty Nigel Ng faces concerns his personal growth as a member of society. It shows that Nigel Ng is not yet ready to approach others appropriately, that Nigel Ng must tone down an inflated ego or beef up an insecure, weak ego. The importance of this area in Nigel Ng’s theme indicates that experiences related to work, duty, health care, self-transformation, and the continuous harvesting and re-planting of Nigel Ng’s energies and ego are fundamental and may have a major impact on Nigel Ng’s destiny.
Traditionally, astrologers associated this house with humbly serving others. We interpret this to mean that a person who has not consciously begun the work of reorienting their personality may be doomed to remain the slave of thankless tasks, to toil at subordinate functions deprived of privilege.
The fourth house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Nigel Ng’s theme. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.