Mercury and Uranus Share a Joke

Monday September 26th 2011

My partner makes me laugh – a lot. He has Mercury, the trickster, and Uranus, an even zanier fellow, conjunct on his Ascendant. Today he sent me two emails.

The first contained a link to the Tate gallery in London. To get it click here.

The second contained this message (which I feel may have a significant impact on our relationship.)

“From now on the glass of water on my bedside table will be called:Run Rabbit/Pelican Crossing 

Analysing the spatial and metatextual connections between a 1942 NAAFI barndance in Bedford and contemporary pedestrian management systems.This work can only properly be experienced by me when I am asleep. 

A 340-page manifesto and manual accompanies the pieceSold to Charles Saatchi for £93747364.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    from now on

    the ring around my bath will be known as

    Princess Diana and the Quest for Imperfection

    Towards a greater understanding of contemporary theories of gender-related grape peeling.

    that’ll be a million pounds please Mr Saatchi

  2. KL says:

    from now on

    my dog’s bowl will be known as

    That’ll Be A Million Pounds Please Mr Saatchi

  3. Anonymous says:

    From now on

    my kitchen sink will be known as

    Trip to Venus

    Exploring the discourse between household objects and the inner planets on a post-Jungian model

  4. Christina says:

    ho ho – gosh I can feel a group exhibition coming on

  5. Libra Sun: is this glass full or empty?

    Aries Eris: are you kidding me, where`s the damned tap

  6. Em says:

    Ah yes, transubstantiation. Your partner obviously excels at this.

    Love it. I think planets rising are always quite interesting and very influential. They can also be quite telling.

  7. Christina says:

    @saturnjourney – hee hee. skating over the current eris pop saturn – yikes.

  8. Opal says:


    My Merc/Uranus used to take great delight in defending these kind of works of art in aesthetics/h of a classes. And then sitting back and watching the ensuing mayhem. Oh happy days 🙂

  9. Christina says:

    I’ve tried to find the point for years – but Marcel Duchamp did it all 100 years ago and it didn’t need saying again.

    Now I feel a swell of such deep boredom rise up when I see some of this stuff in a gallery…

  10. Anonymous says:

    From now on

    Tuesday will be known as purple

    Finding meaning in an increasingly narrow gyre of fatalistic commitment-oriented tension

    please can I be part of the exhibition

  11. Sabrina says:

    Great you get to laugh together. I’m not surprised your partner has strong uranus/merc. Now I’m wondering what got him to send those emails in first place!

  12. Christina says:

    @Sabrina – sshhh, don’t tell anyone, but I think he was procrastinating.