A bird with an Aries attitude!
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.
There is emphasis on winning. People feel strongly about their ideas ... and vigorously push their opinions, whether they're welcome or not. It can be a time of loud rhetoric and competition -- with less emphasis on "persuading" followers than on shouting down dissent.
There is a big difference between "getting people to see things your way" and getting them to just shut up!!! But that fine point gets lost when Mercury in Aries gets excited. People may call this "communicating," which it is, technically, ... but they really just want to get their views some air-time. Speech and writing may be blunt, self-assured, contentious -- and inflammatory.
Under stress with Mercury in Aries, attitudes are impatient, defiant, and arrogant. Other people's ideas are met with contempt and irritability, and the intellectual climate is overbearing, self-willed and uncooperative. Mercury in Aries stressed is the hallmark of the loud-mouthed know-it-all.
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