For the next few days the planet Mercury will form a challenging link to Mars. The words you hear may sound harsh or even unpleasant while the words you say may sound more hostile and provocative than you intend. Of course sometimes situations call for assertiveness and firm boundaries but you would do well to remember that there will be consequences.
Mercury is now moving through your first house, the sector of the chart that rules your appearance and how you project your image to the rest of the world. Now for someone who tends to take life very seriously, being concerned about your appearance may seem a little over-indulgent. However, a good first impression is exactly what you need—and believe it or not, your ability to take care of yourself will inspire others to do the same.