In mythology, Mercury served as messenger to the other deities.
Astrology update: Mercury into Aries
Astrology allows us not only to use our natal chart to more wisely develop our talents, it also gives us clues to the energy of the present. Knowing the astrological weather is just as important as knowing the other kind. These updates are my way of cluing you in to what’s going on with the planets, giving you the equivalent of knowing whether to carry an umbrella or remember your sunglasses.
With Mercury, planet of communication, moving into Aries today, the pace of communication will probably speed up a bit. Aries is ruled by Mars, which just went back to forward motion last week, so on one level, all systems are “go.” Countering this energy, however, is the fact that Mars is currently opposite Neptune, planet of (among other things) confusion.
As a result of this Mars-Neptune quandary, you may sense a bit of resistance to your efforts to move forward aggressively. Depending on your personal chart, this may take the form of inner hesitancy, or of circumstances not cooperating with your desire to charge ahead. On the other hand, those of you with strong Neptune ties (Sun in Pisces perhaps) may find yourself resisting another individual’s desire for impulsive action.
Tomorrow the Moon, related to emotions and the past, joins Mercury, as well as outer planet Uranus in Aries, which will increase the drive toward action. With three planets aligned in the early degrees of a sign related to aggression, some people may feel frustrated by Neptune’s influence and attempt to forge ahead, only to see muddled results. Remember, when Mars is in Virgo, it is important to heed the details. Accidents become more possible now, so don’t let the Aries urge toward action push you into recklessness. Those of you in the US completing your taxes as the midnight deadline approaches, don’t forget to double-check your numbers before mailing your return.
If you want to understand how the astrology weather forecast applies more particularly to you, contact me for a reading. You may wish to receive one of my Transit Guides or an Extended Reading.