Astrology says that when Mercury arrives in Aries on April 3rd through April 19th, we lose the abstract, watery, vague thinking of the Mercury in Pisces transit and replace it with lightning fast reactions, quick thinking and a definite to desire to run, intellectually speaking, before we can walk.
Instead of anxiously mulling over decisions for ages, unsure which direction to take, we’re much more likely to decide on a whim–and of course, that can bring its own problems.
When Mercury transits Aries, it’s full steam ahead, and we don’t spend a great deal of time – or any time at all – thinking about the inevitable consequences to our decisions.
In astrology, Aries energy is brave and bold, so this is a good time to seize the initiative and make courageous decisions – for example, standing up to someone in power, or intervening to protect a stranger from harassment.
However, not all of these impulsive decisions will end well. During this transit, there’s often a tinge of regret that we didn’t think things through.
Thought processes are driven by passion when Mercury transits Aries, so logical analysis gives way to what feels right, or what feels good.
It’s an instinctive process, but passion is only a short stretch away from anger, so during this transit tempers can flare easily, especially when we feel challenged or disrespected.
During the Mercury in Aries transit, many of us will spend a lot of time arguing, just for the sake of arguing.The Aries instinct is always to win, at whatever cost, and that applies to political debates or discussions about what to have for dinner, just as much as to war or conflict!
Aries as a zodiac sign is a natural leader, according to astrology, so during this transit many of us will feel more confident than normal, especially intellectually. It can sometimes lead to over-confidence, however, so it’s important to be sure of your facts before you insist that something is true or correct.
Because we don’t spend a great deal of time on details during a Mercury in Aries transit, it’s very easy to overlook something vital and end up with egg on your face.
Nevertheless, this transit is a good time to show off your skills and to communicate with purpose and intent. Say what you think and expect to be heard.
Bravery and courage are hallmarks of Aries, and this is true with communication and thought processes when Mercury transits Aries too. This is usually a good thing, as we’re more likely to, for example, intervene to verbally defend someone who is in trouble.
However, rash and impulsive communication, especially with those in authority, may backfire.
On the other hand, Mercury in Aries is a great time to break the rules in artistic endeavors. Who says your novel has to follow a certain pattern, or that your art has to be just so? Do your own thing and revel in the attention.
Communication when Mercury transits Aries is generally fast. With social media in particular, there’s a danger of texting or typing before engaging your brain and then regretting it at leisure. It’s especially important not to use social media when angry or hurt, as Arian impulses will take over and dull rational thought.
On the plus side, however, situations move fluidly and quickly, and any embarrassment is soon forgotten as the next scandal looms.
Each zodiac sign will find that Mercury in Aries has a slightly different affect, according to where Mercury fall in each individual birth chart.
Mercury in Aries for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
Mercury transiting your own sign puts your communication skills front and center, Aries. Others are looking to you to take a lead in knowing what to say and when to say it.
Be bold and don’t be afraid to speak up. Your input matters, increasingly so now.
Mercury in Aries for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Give plenty of thought to the more spiritual aspects of your life, Taurus. What can you do to incorporate prayer, meditation, visualization or manifestation into your daily life?
Getting into better spiritual habits now will pay dividends in the future.
Mercury in Aries for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
There’s a huge amount of energy in your social life, Gemini, courtesy of the Mercury in Aries transit.
You’ll want to meet new people as often as possible but be aware that existing friends may find you rather fickle or disloyal at the moment.
Mercury in Aries for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
You can put the bold communication skills of this transit to best use in your career.
Speak up about your ambitions or showcase your talents in a very public way. Have confidence in your brilliance, Cancer – this is not the time to be shy.
Mercury in Aries for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
This transit activates your travel zone, Leo, and this could certainly be a good time to make some ambitious travel plans for a post-quarantine time.
You’ll feel intellectually stimulated by all things “foreign” – it’s a great time to learn a new language!
Mercury in Aries for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
Use the bravery supplied by this transit to dig deep into your own psyche, Virgo.
There are secrets there that need to come to light. Try a talking therapy to help you open up and process past hurts. Holding everything inside isn’t good for you.
Mercury in Aries for a Libra (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
While Mercury transits your love zone, it’s clearly a good time for dating or for letting someone know how much you love them, Libra.
If you’re single, look for someone who is your intellectual equal – this is about friendship as much as love.
Mercury in Aries for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
You’ll find this transit is a very good time to research ways to boost your own well-being and health, Scorpio.
Avoid jumping onto the latest diet fad or health food kick – instead, take time to find out more about the serious business of nutrition.
Mercury in Aries for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
The passion of Mercury in Aries expresses itself through your hobbies and interests during this transit, Sagittarius.
You’ll hopefully feel more creative and much more willing to demonstrate your own prowess in creative skills and crafts.
Mercury in Aries for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
Family matters are highlighted by this transit, but the passion of Mercury in Aries can easily become anger.
Look for mediation from a trusted family friend or ally if things within the family become exceptionally fraught. You don’t have to resolve this alone, Capricorn.
Mercury in Aries for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
With Mercury transiting your communication and mental zone, the fire and life of Aries bursts through into your very words and thought processes.
This is an exceptionally busy time for you, Aquarius, but a highly satisfying one intellectually.
Mercury in Aries for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
The Mercury in Aries transit shines a light on your money, Pisces – and on your impulsive spending.
Use the intelligence of this transit to try to reign in your debt. You do not have to have the best of everything – wait a while, until money improves.
*Note: The exact date and time Mercury enters Aries will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Mercury entered Aries in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was April 11, 2020 @ 04:49 AM.