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Apr 10 – 27, 2020
Mercury: guardian of travel, communication, and the human mind; orator, poet, soothsayer, healer, lucky star, and underworld guide. With magical caduceus in hand, Mercury leads freshly discorporated souls from the lower to the upper worlds. When Mercury joins the sun in the same constellation, the mind (Mercury) aligns with our spirit and will power (sun). Taking this into account, the first half of this transit will be especially synergistic while the Sun is still in Aries. This transit is favorable for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, and generally unfavorable for Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
Dude. Congratulations on making it through *THE* craziest Mercury Retrograde + Pisces season in modern times. Everyone keeps saying that they’ve never seen anything like this. I hope you are all healthy, or rapidly on the mend <3
This retrograde really showed us just how scattered and confusing Pisces season can be. Every year after it ends, we anticipate the sweet renaissance of the spring equinox and beginning of Aries season. Never has this felt more necessary than it does now. When I predicted that “life would feel back to normal by Mar 29,” I did not account for the possibility that we would be subjected to a new state of normal. Under these conditions, it is difficult to know what is true or not. One message is clear: it is way past time to take care of ourselves and the planet. And we need healthcare for ALL in this backwards country!
So here we are, gasping for air on the beach, heaved ashore by the turbid waters of Pisces. Now Mercury erupts with joyful giggles in Aries. This planet governs mental processing and communication. In Aries, we receive an influx of mental, physical, and sexual energy, a loosening of the tongue, a freeing of the mind, an awakening. This is the first sign in the zodiac, a fresh start, a rebirth.
Mercury in Aries reminds us that the ease of forgiveness found in childhood is still possible. Consider speaking less and doing more – and listening more. This does not come naturally to staccato Aries. But we know this, so it’s time to let the logic brain override the emotional/angry heart and stay centered.
Mercury enters Aries while the moon is in fiery Sagittarius – a lovely trine to kick off the transit. Taurus season begins Apr 19! Mercury squares Pluto on Apr 25 (about 12 hours before Pluto turns retrograde). In this episode we test our ability to remain calm and cool (Mercury in Aries) in the face of institutional change on a macro level (Pluto in Capricorn). You may have to wait in a long line at the bank; you may be given incorrect information on where or when to meet someone; some details connected to your finance or work life may be miscommunicated, etc. In general this aspect brings up frustration and impatience.
Later that same night, Mercury also squares Jupiter in Capricorn. This aspect indicates that (minor) accidents are more likely, usually because we are moving too fast (very common when Jupiter is aspected in a square or opposition). If you have plans for the day, they may be cancelled last minute. We also tend to be more emotionally touchy at this time. If you are feeling sad, grumpy, uncertain, or discouraged, it’s ok, the moment will pass <3 It is better to sit with these feelings rather than go out and smother them with alcohol or whatever.
What we learn from Aries is the power of starting over – the power of looking in the mirror and saying, you know what? I did my best, or I didn’t, and now I’m moving forward, and opportunities will keep arriving. Part of what it means to reclaim the inner child is to reclaim our role as students of life – fully humble.
Unlock the magic of Aries with heat and movement. Celebrate the first day of Mercury in Aries with Aries Yoga. In meditation, focus on the solar plexus chakra. If you were born with Mercury in Aries, these two weeks are your Mercury Return. To find your personal Mercury sign, click here.
Affirmation: I am fearless