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?…
Sometimes it’s easy to skim over the surface with people. Who doesn’t gloss over the tricker subjects from time to time? And sometimes we have to ask the hard questions, confront the hard subjects and even answer the probing queries we would rather avoid! And hopefully it will be worth it! Given that talking can be just a lot of hot air, it’s amazing how incredibly valid and life-changing conversations can also be. Something that someone else says makes us realise some deep dark truth about ourselves or life and whammo! Our whole perspective changes. Over the next few days and weeks, make sure you don’t go backing off from deep and meaningful conversations just because the topic makes you nervous. Don’t be scared of something just because it’s deep. You’ll be amazed at how tacking a subject which feels a bit ‘taboo’ can lead you to seeing everything from a much wider perspective. On a less esoteric level, you can also expect sex and money to take up a lot of your headspace now. If you want to renegotiate your pay or mortgage, it’s a good time to at least put your feelers out. Romantically, if you and your partner have been skimming the surface, expect to go deeper together. Talking about intimate issues will be somehow paradoxically and simultaneously more challenging yet easier.