Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, represents communication and intellectual perception. Because Mercury is the planet of thinking and Aries is the sign of doing, words tend to flow without a second thought when these two sync up in the sky. This is also a time when we may express our ideas with more passion than usual.
When Mercury is in Aries
We’ll all get straight to the point when mental Mercury is in assertive Aries! Aries waits for no one, so this transit is a time when our minds may grow a little (or a lot) more restless and impatient. We won’t stand still or replay the tape in our minds over and over again -- we’ll want to charge ahead and move on to the next thing.
Mercury in Aries is also great for opening the lines of communication and giving us the encouragement we need to say exactly what we think and feel. Since Aries is the sign of "me," we’ll have the confidence to speak our minds. However, our desire to say exactly what we’re thinking could become a problem when cooperation, compromise, and sensitivity are required.
Our thoughts and speech may become more courageous and innovative when Mercury and Aries get together. Flashes of insight make it easier for us to think of fresh solutions to problems that have been hanging over our heads for too long. Don’t second-guess yourself -- your first thoughts are often your best ones during this transit. Catch this inspiration as fast as you can, because the Aries influence means these bursts of brilliance will disappear just as quickly as they appeared.
Mercury in Aries Traits: