Sun-Mercury ASPECT: Ego-Energy infusing the Thought System
Sun represents the energy of your evolving self. Mercury represents how you need to think and communicate in order to be effective. The two ‘planets’ in aspect evoke the feel of ego’s energy infusing the thought system.
Sun conjunct Mercury: Idealization as a Defense
Traditional astrology describes the danger of Mercury “burning up” in proximity to the Sun, thereby losing objectivity. In childhood the emerging ego could immerse itself in a web of comfortable thoughts and ideas, thus distancing itself from (and defending against) painful reality. A tendency toward idealization is a definite possibility.
As the self matures, the combination could evolve into a strong intellectual gift of one kind or another. The nature of sign occupied by Sun and Mercury will significantly affect this pair’s expression. Fire and Air signs tend toward brilliant expression of thoughts, whereas Water and Earth may suggest contemplation and discernment.
Sun/Mercury MIDPOINT: The Point of Intellectual Self Expression
Here are some examples of the potential manifestation of Sun/Mercury midpoint: