|One face of the god Mercury.|
I've occasionally wondered how he chose the name Mercury and what the astrological connection would be – because of course there is one. So to celebrate his birthday I looked at his chart.
First of all, he has Sun and Mercury in Virgo, which is ruled by the winged one of course, but I think the truly mercurial bit of Mr Mercury is in the other one sign Gemini.
|From astrodatabank. I wish |
we had the birthtime.
The god Mercury protects thieves, gamblers and tricksters. He plays the fool but he is also a magician; a good description of Freddie himself.
I've noticed that Capricorn Sun or Moon often bestows a really big voice. Just listen to the four octaves going whee in this clip. (Brian May's not too shabby either.)