She lived in a tower in the woods, writing worldly-wise works on Jungian psychotherapy. Marie-Louise Von Franz was a fab example of Mercury in 3rd House genius. Her Sun, Mars, and Mercury were in the sector of communication and hermetic magic. Some samples of her words.
“People who have a creative side and do not live it out are most disagreeable clients. They make a mountain out of a molehill, fuss about unnecessary things, are too passionately in love with somebody who is not worth so much attention, and so on.
There is a kind of floating charge of energy in them which is not attached to its right object and therefore tends to apply exaggerated dynamism to the wrong situation….
To Have No Illusions And Still Hold The Inner Flame
It’s easy to be a naive idealist. It’s easy to be a cynical realist. But it’s quite another thing to have no illusions and still hold the inner flame.
“If we could see through all our projections down to the last traces, our personality would be extended to cosmic dimensions….”
Marie-Louise von Franz
I have read Jung, but never the works of the Jungian analyst and writer he said was better. It is something i intend to remedy starting the next book. Seriously, how profound are even the above tiny take-outs from the dozens of books by Marie-Louise von Franz? A Triple Capricorn – Sun, Mars, and Mercury – she spent her whole life writing, studying, counseling, and thinking.
Mercury In 3rd House People Are Word-Obsessed From An Early Age
She lived in a tower in the woods, next to a frog and toad populated pond, taking her wood for heating & cooking from the forest. She wanted to live in ‘in tune with the spirit of nature’ but also traveled widely, lecturing, and influencing thousands. You can see the Mercury in 3rd House contradiction here. She would have relished solitude, to let her thought develop without any interruption. But mercurial nature feeds off the buzz. Theory: if she’d had decent broadband internet at her tower, she might not have been so widely traveled.
Is it possible that now, in the 21st Century, the long-ago hatched Jungian theories of Anima and Animus, mother-bound men and subliminal projections influencing relationships could be more relevant than ever?
Hands up who wants to Jung out with me? Mercury in 3rd House people are word-obsessed from the moment they discover the alphabet, reading early and voraciously. They’re avid consumers and generators of information and ideas. It’s Mercury – the Magician – in his home house. In the case of this woman, Mercury was energized by a super-strength Mars and her Capricorn Sun.