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Mercury in Aries
The mind of the pioneer, the warrior, the instigator

by Rebecca Brents

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Mercury's meaning

In Astrology, Mercury symbolizes the conscious mind, personal intellect, and your mental capacities and communications skills. It represents the personality `components that deal with learning, data gathering, informational exchange and the handling and applications of knowledge. Mercury deals with critical judgment and logic, discrimination and analysis.

On a mundane level, Mercury also represents mobility and travel. And on a personal level it gives information about interpersonal understanding and communication, comprehension, and your ability to make rational, informed choices and decisions.

Mercury is always found in either the same sign as the Sun, or the sign before or the sign after. When it is in direct motion, Mercury zips through a sign in a little over two weeks. But it slows down, stalls, and retrogrades so often (as many as three times a year -- far more often than any other planet) that its path can hardly be considered predictable or regular.

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Mercury represents

Mercury represents:

  • Your conscious, rational mind
  • Your intellectual self
  • Your creative mental abilities
  • Your capacity to learn, analyze, study, and handle information
  • Your interests and the way you seek knowledge
  • Your capacity to think and form ideas and opinions
  • Your capacity to communicate thoughts to others
  • The way you deal with "facts" and process data to form opinions

Mercury's position by sign and house gives information about your mental skills, the way you use your mind, the areas of life which have your focused intellectual attention, your intellectual bias and viewpoints, the things you find interesting and want to know more about, your ability to have your ideas and knowledge make an impact on the world.

In other words the ways you "show off" what you know, the way you apply reason and logic, your capacities for discrimination and analysis, your criteria for solving problems, and the way you communicate.

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Mercury in General -- Your Inner Selves of Learning and Work ---> Learning stuff, using your mind and putting it to work -- Like Venus, your Mercury energy describes two inner selves. One manages your mind and all its talents; the other is in charge of the work you do ... the ways you use your skills and abilities to help others and build the kind of life your want for yourself.

What Does Mercury Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> In mythology, Mercury was the winged messenger of the Gods. -- Your mind -- at work and play -- In Astrology, Mercury represents your conscious, rational mind. It tells a lot about your intellectual self; your ability to study, learn, analyze, communicate and work with information.

Mercury Retrograde -- Rethinking Your Present Direction ---> In the territory of the mind -- When Mercury is retrograde (Mercury Rx -- in shorthand), it is a time of rethinking, refocusing and re-communicating. In Astrology, Mercury represents your intellect; your mental focus; your mind and how you use its assets.

When Mercury is in Aries -- Your Intellectual Self in the Sign of -- Initiative and Self-Assertion ---> A bird with an Aries attitude! -- Independent thinking -- When Mercury is in Aries, ideas are assertive and enthusiastic. Thinking shows independence, initiative, and pioneering spirit. All by itself, this energy encourages bold, candid opinions. Compared to the creative dreaminess of Pisces -- which we just finished -- and the laid-back planning of Taurus -- which happens next, this intellectual climate is lively and confident.

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Last updated March 16th, 2017

The Lunar Light

The Moon Position Presently Indicates:
The New Moon in Gemini is a double dose of intellectual energy, bringing ideas, curiosity, and an argumentative spirit to what you say and think. You are eager to communicate and share information, interested in learning new things ... and ready to put your whole heart and soul into what you think and say. You identify strongly with your own viewpoints and will present the things you know with the force and pride of ownership.

The Next Lunar Aspect Will Be:
The Moon in Gemini Square Neptune in Pisces on Fri 26th of May 2017 at 4:24 am MDT

The Moon Will Be Void of Course:
from Sat 27th of May 2017 at 12:19 am MDT until it enters Cancer on Sat 27th of May 2017 at 5:25 am MDT


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