Mercury in Aries


Astro Readings by Ruby
“Talking Out Loud”

Mercury in Aries

Mercury is the planet that rules communication, expression, and our thinking process, and it is shifting gears today as it moves into quick thinking Aries, where it will stay until March 31st. Decisions can be made very quickly in this very fast paced, impulsive energy. Aries teaches all of us no matter your Sun Sign that we can lead and are quick to work on any new ideas or projects we might have. So our thoughts and ideas can be pioneering, as we come up with new things to do and say and we want to be first to know things!

Our way of thinking is quick and spontaneous, and so is the way we talk and communicate. We tend to speak directly in this energy, as we can be more bold and assertive with Mercury in Aries. We don’t have the patience for mulling over ideas, as the decisions we do make now are often driven by our need for instant gratification! We can be more quick, direct, and candid in our conversations, and some folks might think we even sound crude at times. This is a more aggressive kind of energy, especially if you come across other folks who oppose or argue about your opinions or ideas. And you might think they will just accept your opinions at first, but when you realize they don’t you can feel frustrated and angry. We’re more sensitive and defensive under this influence because we are attached to our ideas. So think before you speak or make that Facebook post! Ha!

Details can become an issue because even though we will pay extra close attention to them if we really need to focus, but we are moving so much more quickly under the Mercury in Aries energy that we refuse to listen to others more often and immediately dismiss what we think is irrelevant. Only to discover later we missed important or prudent information. But our charm and style can get us through.

When we express ourselves we can be much more straightforward, and even if you’re normally shy you might just tell someone exactly what you think during this cycle! Those of you who already express themselves out loud should try to rein it in and be careful to not go all wild and crazy or you can lose friendships or hurt someone you care for.

This is a great time to start something new because we aren’t attached to worn-out, older, outdated ideas, and generally speaking we adopt a different more fiery, enthusiastic kind of attitude. New projects and ideas are taken head on now with strong enthusiasm. It’s all too easy to have our hands in many different pots, as we start new projects and jump around to each of them before finishing. We can always feel or seem busy under Mercury in Aries. We might be on one path mentally towards a goal to suddenly change our mind or opinions, especially if something sounds more appealing, new, or exciting.

 If anyone expresses some sort of criticism or negative feedback we can take it extremely personal now. But we are not afraid of a challenge or fight if the need arises, especially if it’s a mental showdown. We can be more intelligent but also more idealistic, and if we get excited about something we can promote it strongly because we are full of energy and are highly motivated now. But overall we are more fun and enthusiastic, which can be highly infectious.

With the Sun currently in Pisces through March 20th, you may wonder why folks seem agitated or frustrated, as we can come off as harsh and impatient. Because decisions are made so quickly, you may not understand why others sort of stay on the fence around your ideas, and don’t work with you as easily. So it’s a good time to keep working on communication and playing fair and try to be patient.

~Ruby 

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