With Mercury in Aries there isn’t much beating around the bush when it comes to putting our point across. In fact if you’ve been biding your time, waiting for the right words and the right moment to say what needs to be said then you may find that caution goes out the window now. Aries is not known for tact or diplomacy and you might simply open your mouth and let fly with very little thought for the possible fall out.
Over the past two months Mercury has been in Pisces, retrograding briefly back into Aquarius in mid March. During this time my Facebook feed has been full of fake news. I’ve never seen so many conspiracy theories making the rounds! COVID-19 is caused by 5G, developed by Bill Gates, a complete hoax, a ploy to introduce mass vaccination and human micro-chipping. It’s understandable in this challenging time that people go into a state of denial and fear but I for one am looking forward to the straight talking, no bull shit of Mercury in Aries.
But it’s important to remember that Mercury in Aries can sometimes take you too far. Instead of simply asserting yourself and setting healthy boundaries you end up pushing your ideas down someone’s throat and making them feel violated. Watch yourself that the energy of Aries does not overwhelm your sense of fairness and respect for the needs of others.
Mercury in Aries can be relied upon to tell the truth but he’s certainly tactful about it. This tendency to bluntness can be very confronting and it’s important to bear in mind during this time that many people are feeling fragile and a little shell shocked. Aries can be very aggressive at times; take care of each other.
Mercury in Aries will also bring new ideas to the fore. This is very important right now when so many of the old ways, things we have taken for granted, are no longer tenable. Aries sees things with new eyes and can come up with fresh approaches. Mind-mapping and other brainstorming techniques are a great way to work with this energy.
Mercury in Aires also affects the way we think about life and how we approach the awesome task of manifesting our destiny. It’s a courageous, creative energy, ready for anything. It can provide a real boost to the business of getting things done, shifting stuck patterns and asserting our right to be our own unique and powerful selves.
How will Mercury in Aries affect you?
Mercury in Aires will affect you most strongly if you have planets or points in Aries. These planets will be triggered by conjunction over the next two weeks before Mercury moves into Taurus on 28 April. You can also look to see in which house Mercury is currently located. In my chart Mercury is transiting my 10th House. This suggests a time when I am communicating assertively with the outer world. It is a very outgoing time for me.
During its transit through Aires, Mercury will form several aspects with other planets, most notably squaring Pluto and Jupiter around 26 April, just before Pluto turns retrograde. This is a period when discussions could very easily become fiery arguments and power struggles.
Working with Mercury in Aries
Mercury in Aires can be a source truth and new ideas, but we we need to be careful with this energy as it can also be volatile! Assertive communication can easily become rudeness and it will be harder to see other people’s point of view. It’s very easy to get stuck in an egocentric mentality such as ‘us vs them’ or ‘every man (or woman) for themselves.’ Be careful or by the end of the month you may be feeling more isolated than ever.
How are you experiencing this transit? Please share your thoughts below.