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When Mercury is in Aries
Your Intellectual Self in the Sign of
Initiative and Self-Assertion

by Rebecca Brents

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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.

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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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.

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Last updated March 16th, 2017

The Lunar Light

The Moon Position Presently Indicates:
Your temper is passionate, controlling, and you're in no mood to argue or compromise in order to get your own way. Your mind is working overtime on a vision of what you can achieve with the help of partners, communal assets, and the support of resources you can access but which you don't directly control. It can be a time of amazing progress, if you follow your instincts and make things happen -- one of the best opportunities for accomplishment you'll have all year.

The Next Lunar Aspect Will Be:
The Moon in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces on Fri 20th of Oct 2017 at 6:14 pm MDT

The Moon Will Be Void of Course:
from Sun 22nd of Oct 2017 at 5:36 am MDT until it enters Sagittarius on Sun 22nd of Oct 2017 at 5:57 am MDT


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