Gemini 11-12 A Topsy Sassily Asserting Herself


My 2 year old has Vesta on this degree. She and I share a past life where she was indeed a black slave in mid 1800's America. In this life, she brings this gift to make sure that she is treated with respect.

I also know another little girl who has Part of Fortune on this degree. I feel she manifests this symbol by being very disrespectful to her parents and her friends' parents.

Two little girls, two different interpretations! Do I sound biased in favor of my child? Aaaaah, probably!

As an aside, this symbol is often "misread" as Saucily rather than the original handwritten symbol which wrote Sassily. The writer (M.E. Jones) had scribbled a word, then for clarity wrote in a neater print "s a s s i l y" as he thought his scribble was too hard to read. He often did this throughout his noted symbols, and all are available to see in Diana E. Roche's "The Sabian Symbols: A Screen of Prophecy". Roche also writes that Topsy is a fictional character in the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Topsy is a black slave child who provides comic relief in her spontaneous unconscious humor.

Does any part of the symbol resonate with you?

Share your experiences of this Gemini energy!

Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron etc) fall on this symbol for you? What has it meant in your life?

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Nov 21, 2020
Mercury here
by: JD

My mercury is here - I think this is interesting because mercury is my chart’s sole depositor - I’m a Gemini sun/mercury with moon/mars/Jupiter/Saturn in Virgo. I’m obsessive about language; I speak with purpose, and full understanding of how my words will be perceived. I was absolutely a sarcastic and sassy child, and as an adult I often say things that seem innocuous, but with the intent of manipulating or deceiving. Conversely, I say a lot through what I don’t say. I never lie, but am an expert at calculated omission. Words are a weapon but also a gift, and a crafty wordsmith can absolve themselves from responsibility by putting the burden of perception/interpretation on the receiver.

This is different than passive-aggressiveness, which is always obvious. This is an acute understanding of what some wants/needs to hear and acting accordingly, using that either for, or against them.

I’ve never said anything cruel, at least by definition. I left my husband because I didn’t love him, but I never said that. Instead, I convinced him that his actions demonstrated that he didn’t love me, and the relationship ended with him thinking it was mostly his idea. I suspect I’ve kept people up at night thinking about "compliments" I’ve given or withheld. Outright backhandedness is too obvious - the key is getting into someone’s head without them even knowing anyone even knocked on the door.

Words are the superpower no one knows I have - publicly I’m Clark Kent, perpetually, but the Superman suit never comes off.

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