Impulsive, opinionated, exuberant, and sometimes combative, Mercury in Aries natives don’t shy away from sharing their thoughts. Their enthusiasm about the world of ideas is contagious, and conversations are spirited and multi-faceted. This mind can turn on a dime and loves the excitement – and competition - of creative thinking.
In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mercury is allied with Thoth, the Sacred Scribe. Thoth was the inventor of language, writing and time; together these gifts give us a common reference for reality. Aries is allied with Kephera, the Rising Sun. The Mercury in Aries individual is full of new ideas and can’t wait to express them. This enthusiasm gives rise to a fertile creativity, and this individual experiences a great desire to speak their truth. In its shadow expression, this position can become so excited by what is going on in their own mind that they dominate the conversation, interrupting others and forgetting that each person has their own perspective.
Mercury joins Chiron, the Sun, Venus, Ceres, and Eris in Aries, bringing a strong warrior expression to our collective communication process. The filters are off; people will speak first and think later. New ideas will be abundant yet sometimes delivered with a war-like quality that can be hurtful and even destructive. When the collective energy is so one-sided, it is wise to consciously bring in its opposite – Libra. Speak your truth, embrace new ideas, and remember to temper your enthusiasm with a willingness to listen to others.
Mercury/Thoth will remain in the emanation of Aries/Kephera from April 3 until April 19.
April 4, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.