Mercury in Capricorn square Mars in Aries (4 deg)
Mercury in Capricorn’s verbal/written rules are challenged by Mars’ actions or anger. This is a crisis aspect - edgy conversations or tense discussions may not explode into fully-blown arguments because Capricorn keeps things under control. But the tension will be there.
If your authority is challenged, know that the more you clamp down the more aggressive the push will be. If you’re the challenger, your impulses may be blocked by an authoritative “ No.”
The square always draws our attention to what must be changed, so either the rules are outdated or the upstart challenge needs to be smacked down and boundaries reinforced.
Either way, don’t expect smooth discussions and be prepared to defend or reinforce.
In some cases, actions will be out of alignment with words - what does this mean for you? Do you need to emphasize your point or reconsider your battle?