Light-winged messenger Mercury is the planet that swings closest to the Sun, speeding through a single sign of the Zodiac in around 3-4 weeks.
In the art of Astrology, this small spinning celestial ball activates our communication styles. It affects how we connect with others whilst also influencing how we think, travel, move and process information… not much then!
But what’s worth knowing, is that in addition to the position of this planet in your natal astrology chart, Mercury has a daily influence on our collective horoscope, determined on its current Zodiac sign, plus any major aspects it makes and of course…. whether it’s currently moving direct, or in retrograde motion (the horror!)
When Mercury spins through Aries, the hot and pioneering cardinal fire sign of the Zodiac mandala, what does it mean for the collective?
Under this sky, our minds speed up and decisions are made fast.
You’ll likely move through conversations like you’re ticking of a list, leaving little time for small talk and niceties. Being direct and to-the-point is where quick-witted Mercury in Aries energy expresses best. So anyone who’s taking their merry time to make a point, or pontificating over their choices (enough already!) could risk your rolling eyes or even worse, the wrath of your impatient fury!
You’re probably unlikely to relish deep and intimate conversations with Mercury spinning through the sign of the ram. Connecting becomes quick and direct and decisions are made quickly. In fact, that is one of the very best things about this transit – without wasting time pondering on every possible outcome of a situation, life can move fast. BUT… without taking the time to examine all the details, some information can be overlooked. If too many moves are made in haste under this sky, you could find you’re retracing your steps in months to come, figuring which was the moment you went just a little too far off-piste.
new ideas come to the surface
But on the bright side, expect to grasp new ideas quickly and adapt your opinions and approaches as new info comes to light. We all tend to think independently under this transit, so you’ll want to avoid spending too much time with other people who cramp your style and think they know better than you do (those dreaded know-it-alls). Without a great deal of self-restraint, discussions could end up getting heated and tempers frayed, if we each don’t get our chance to be heard during this time. So make sure you express any impulsive, energetic or vocal build-up (try yelling at a sports match, or singing with the crowd at a music festival).
Ahead of the Curve
You’ll likely take extra particular pleasure being the first to hear news, catch trends (before they’re trends) or try new products. The energy of Aries can also be quite competitive, so finding gentle ways to exercise this oppositional streak (without it coming to blows) will help to keep the drama down and the dopamine high.
Three to four times a year Mercury moves retrograde through the skies, unleashing an (often unjust!) fear across the conscious and astrologically-minded community. Is Mercury retrograde right now? Here are the dates to watch out for in 2019:
- March 3rd – 28th (through Pisces)
- July 7th – August 1st (through Leo/Cancer)
- October 31st – November 20th (through Scorpio)
Want to Read About Mercury in Other Zodiac Signs?
- Mercury in Aries
- Mercury in Taurus
- Mercury in Gemini
- Mercury in Cancer
- Mercury in Leo
- Mercury in Virgo
- Mercury in Libra
- Mercury in Scorpio
- Mercury in Sagittarius
- Mercury in Capricorn
- Mercury in Aquarius
- Mercury in Pisces