Mercury represents your rational mind; your intellectual self; your interests and mental abilities, your study and language skills, your capacity to work with ideas and information, and the way you approach and apply knowledge.
When Mercury is in Aries, ideas are assertive, and enthusiastic. Thinking shows independence, initiative, and pioneering spirit. All by itself, this energy is decidedly adventurous, and encourages bold, candid opinions. Compared to the creative dreaminess of Aries -- which we just finished -- and the laid-back planning of Taurus -- which happens next, this time of vigor and liveliness will be noticeable.
The main strength of Mercury in Aries: People speak their mind, without reservation. You know exactly what they think.
The main drawback of Mercury in Aries: People speak their mind, without reservation. You know exactly what they think. (This is not always a good thing!!)
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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 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. Again, as with Venus, these are usually reduced to the basic categories of "mind" and "work," but they also include whole subdivisions of behavior and talents.
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.
Mercury in Aries -- The mind of the pioneer, the warrior, the instigator ---> 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.
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.