Your natal chart is PERFECT; however, you have to ‘work with it / yourself’ and not against. If you don’t, it’s NOT perfect. Change needed. – Abella Arthur
I was having a discussion with a client yesterday about how their son’s chart is perfect if he understands, accepts, and works with energy that isn’t easily tolerated by most other people.
The son has a difficult Mercury placement and his Mercury is in Virgo, like me — same degree even. I totally understand ethics, authenticity, and the truth. Also, about doing the right thing but her son is quite forceful (Pluto) about communication (Mercury) and it causes friction (square) with friends (Pluto in the 11th).
At one point her son said something about a shady practice he saw other students engage in (Pluto in the 11th) and told the Principal about it. The backlash from the other kids was immense once they found out what they were going to lose because of it. This in turn has caused great distress for her son and I was called upon to help sort through it.
I said to my client: If he can do the right thing and live with the consequences of others’ not being happy with that, then it’s all good. He can channel that square into a trine and be in harmony with assertively doing the right thing no matter the likely negative backlash (an activist, judge, and other career types would fight over what my client’s son has because it’s powerful and unsettling to his opponents and oh so true and progressive — Mercury-Uranus contact too). He must also think before he speaks. Weigh the outcome and really look at all the people who will be affected by the unbridled truth.
But if he takes it to heart and gets upset about it, he has a couple of choices: 1. Find other people like him and spend time in places that suit his temperament. Join the Debate Club, Mensa Club, Young Lawyers Club, etc. and channel that energy into areas that welcome that kind of friction while steering clear from the ‘norms’ or 2. Work with Saturn’s people. Work with the Earth. Do the right thing, socially — rather than the right thing, ethically or authentically.
So learn to get along with yourself or learn to get along with others or maybe go Libra style — and do a little of both. :-D