Where Mercury goes, our thoughts follow
You have probably heard about Mercury retrograde, right? It’s when the planet of communications appears to reverse in the skies and life can go a bit mad. But what about Mercury when it’s just being Mercury and not being retrograde? Mercury is the communications planet. Whenever you open your mouth to talk, or when you write something – anything from an SMS to a novel or beyond – or even if you just think or listen to someone, you’re using your Mercury. It’s the mind planet and it guides how you talk, write, otherwise express yourself and take in information. It’s your intellectual process. The sign and house Mercury is in will tell you how you think and express yourself, and even how you negotiate. (From my best-selling book Astrology Made Easy). So now Mercury is changing signs, moving from Pisces and back into the first sign of Aries. This affects us all in different ways. PS This is a day to definitely read your Rising Sign if you know it (or find it out here if you don’t!)
What does Mercury’s move into Aries mean for you?…
Are you ambitious? Will you admit to it out loud? Somehow admitting to being ambitious seems only one step down from saying you’re ruthless – but it’s not true. Some people just have big ambitions. And sadly, being that type sometimes gets bad press. But unless you’re indeed ruthless and totally hell-bent on clambering over others to get to the top, it’s actually a healthy fulfillment of our potential, to aim high and work at a high level It’s definitely time to turn your mind to your career and ambitions now – where you’re going, where you want to go and what you want to do once you get there. If you’ve got a job interview coming up, you should be able to prepare yourself excellently, and sail through it (just do the preparation with serious intent). If you’re in a job you want to go further with, now is the time to be formulating your plans. Many of you will find yourself working longer and later over the next few weeks but your efforts will be worth it. Don’t get bogged down in paperwork and procedures. If you need to speak to someone about your next career move, it’s a great time to book your appointment to have the chat. If you want to study to improve your work skills, it’s as an ideal time to be either booking yourself in for the course or starting it.