Mercury enters Aries on April 17th, 2:00 am EDT. Communication and information becomes prickly and raw - the message is delivered without finesse but with pure honesty. In some cases, painful honesty (especially when Mercury conjoins Chiron).
This can be an aggressive transit for those who like things nice and polite. Mercury in Aries doesn’t have time to be polite - information is quick and bold. Excellent if you have something to say but have trouble standing up for yourself. Also good for breaking through writer’s block and connecting with new ideas/plans/diagnoses.
Note that Aries is ruled by Mars and Mars is currently in Mercury-ruled Gemini, creating mutual reception - a connection between transiting Mercury and transiting Mars. This will peak on May 1st when they sextile each other and will also involve Mercury’s square to Saturn and the Nodes . May 1st should be an interesting day (choices, choices, choices but really only one valid choice).
The alignment between words and actions will be crucial - what choice most accurately reflects what you’re doing and saying? Can you follow up your ideas with action? And most importantly - think about what you’re doing.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Aries will make:
Apr 19th: conjunct Chiron (3 deg)
Apr 24th: conjunct Vesta (9 deg)
April 26th: trine Ceres Rx in Sagittarius (13 deg)
Apr 27th: opposite Pallas Rx in Libra (14 deg)
May 1st: sextile Mars in Gemini (20 deg)
May 1st: square the Nodes in Capricorn/Cancer (20 deg)
May 1st: square Saturn Rx in Capricorn (20 deg)
May 2nd: square Pluto Rx in Capricorn (23 deg)
May 2nd: trine Jupiter Rx in Sagittarius (23 deg)
May 6th: Taurus ingress