Mercury in the Eighth House

“I have a mess in my head sometimes, and there’s something very satisfying about putting it into words. Certainly, it’s not something that you’re in charge of, necessarily, but writing about it, putting it into your words can be a very powerful experience.

Carrie Fisher, Writer, Activist, Actor & So Much More

(Mercury in the Eighth House)

So eloquently put, Carrie Fisher is and will be known for her insightful books filled with honesty, comedy, and tragedy. Of course, she was so much more than a writer – Carrie Fisher liked to mix her mediums, and was, of course, a great actress/comedian/activist.

Mercury in the eighth house does tend to incline individuals to go deep, delving into taboo subjects as if they were taking a casual dip in the sea. That sea, however. can be choppy, and they ride the waves of the eighth house with a notebook always at hand to make sure they uncover all the hidden secrets that may be lurking in their own minds and those of their nearest and dearest.

Writing is a kind of lifeboat that they use to guide them in the tumultuous sea of life, and it sometimes saves their lives. They love psychology and use it as a tool to understand themselves and others – and this is where Carrie Fisher excelled at understanding her condition so that she could then communicate her truths that people needed to hear. Of course, sometimes it cuts close to the bone. That is exactly how Mercury in the eighth house works. Close to the bone.

Anxiety can pursue the eight house Mercury native due to the fact that they live almost constantly connected to matters that others would leave well alone. They can handle anxiety well – with age and experience. An eighth house mercurial wisdom is a gift that helps others to deal with the darkness of life. These natives often have vocations in the mental health realms as they are born psychologists and insightful counselors.

Mercury – in the house often associated with death… laughs in the face of death…awkwardly. Owners of this placement hide their own insecurities well and the black humor that often flows from their minds and into their mouths hides their lifelong fear that they will never understand themselves enough to conquer their own demons, let alone anyone else’s. This is an acquired taste comedically, of course, not everyone can take black comedy well.

Mercury in the eighth house folk will resonate with the closing quotes of the late Carrie Fisher in this article… as it is true to say that the mind is more important to these natives in many ways. Knowing intrinsically that the mind is eternal, the body being merely its vessel.

Long live Carrie Fisher’s wisdom and insights, for the force was and is most definitely with her.

“I am a spy in the house of me. I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me. I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life.”

“I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.”

With grateful thanks to Gage Skidmore for the photo, via Flickr.

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