Mercury in Aries
After an extended sojourn in watery Pisces, Mercury – Thoth in the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology – has entered the fire sign Aries.
Aries is associated with Kephera, the morning Sun. This is an archetype of change; every day is a new beginning. Those born with Mercury in Aries are enthusiastic about the process of communication and, in their excitement, can be combative. As with any Aries placement, the issue is follow-through. Mercury in Aries is full of exciting ideas; implementation is left to the more grounded signs of the zodiac.
Combined with the recent (April 3) movement of Venus into Gemini, we can now perceive a subtle shift in energy. There is a distant light at the end of the tunnel, and yet we are still in the tunnel. We should not forget that the alignment of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn – the primary elements of The Great Shift – is still present and will remain in effect for all of 2020.
We are entering the beginning stage of adaptation to new circumstances. New ideas and out-of-the-box thinking are needed to create solutions. Mercury in Aries welcomes an intellectual battle of ideas and, in its shadow, this position can use words as a blunt force weapon. This can be disconcerting. The goal for each of us is to hold our stance against the cacophony of competing voices. If we maintain our balance, we will glimpse a sign of hope: the seeds of a new reality beginning to germinate.
Mercury will turn remain in Aries until April 27.
April 11, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.