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?…
You have just emerged from a cycle during which time you were required to think long and hard about your home life, where you want to live and how to sort things out with your family. But now it’s all change! And the good news is, it should be a change for the better which should leave you feeling happier and more open to fun opportunities. You’re moving into a new cycle where life should feel more amusing, where you can see the funny side more easily, and where pleasure is on your mind. The part of your chart being stimulated now is the part where you (a) enjoy yourself and (b) express yourself. If you’ve been a little bit too much of a stay-at-home in recent weeks, now is the time to get your Fun Hat on again. Some of you will have had a lot of very heavy thinking to do in the past month or so – hopefully you have drawn all the conclusions you needed to and can now start to enjoy yourself and your thoughts a little more. Anyone with a creative project going can expect the juices to start flowing. In all your relationships, you will find it much easier to get along with others simply as you will find it easier to express yourself lightly but clearly.