Mercury's transit of Aries (starting March 13th) will toss the script away. Impulse, anger and passion will juice up communication and ideas. Truth will be delivered raw and bleeding.
Aries is a blunt sign - there's no time for hesitation or deceit. Therefore, Mercury in Aries will trigger bursts of "tell it like it is." Getting the message across will be far more important than crafting the words. The overall speed of communication may increase, with new contacts and demands coming at you.
This transit is fantastic if you've been short on new ideas, or you have writer's block. Mercury in Aries can be inspirational, as it delivers pure, unpolished concepts. If you have to speak out or stand up for yourself, this is also an excellent influence. Who cares how it sounds, as long as people hear you?
But if you need to mediate or choose your words carefully, this transit could be aggravating. Mercury in Aries favours a direct route from A to B. Problem leads to immediate solution or we discard the whole thing and move on. This is not always appropriate.
April 20th to May 3rd will feature a review of Mercury's impulsive words, because it will be retrograde. The unproven idea, burst of inspiration, or hot comment will be up for a second look. Mercury will station Rx in Taurus on April 9th, and will return to Aries on April 20th. It will Rx back to 24 degrees Aries, until it stations direct on May 3rd. 29 to 24 degrees Aries will be in the zone for this retrograde.
Mars will enter Mercury-ruled Gemini one day after Mercury's return to Aries (April 21st) so we'll have some mutual reception happening. Mars in Gemini will agitate for certain choices, and Mercury Rx will look more carefully at them. Maybe the first thing you spit out (when Mercury was direct) won't be the only option. Or, maybe you'll have to demand that people hear you, as you say it louder and push for your preferred choice.
Aries is getting its share of retrograde action. First Venus, now Mercury. Something in the Aries section of your chart is demanding a second look. Retrogrades are about review and/or intensification. Start something that gets your blood moving, stand up for yourself, or double- check that impulse.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Aries will make. Aspects to Mercury Rx will be listed in the Mercury in Taurus post, on March 31st.
- March 15th: inconjunct Virgo North Node (3 deg)
- March 15th, 2017: trine Black Moon Lilith in Sagittarius (3 deg)
- March 18th: conjunct Venus Rx (9 deg)
- March 19th: square Juno in Capricorn (12 deg)
- March 23rd: square Pluto in Capricorn (19 deg)
- March 24th: opposite Jupiter Rx in Libra (20 deg)
- March 25th: square Vesta in Cancer (21 deg)
- March 26th: conjunct Uranus (23 deg)
- March 29th: trine Saturn in Sagittarius (27 deg)
- March 31st: Taurus ingress