Tagged Aries

Mercury in Aries March 13th – May 17th 2017!

Mercury has now moved from watery Pisces into fiery Aries, where he remains until May 17th (with a brief spell in Taurus from April 1st – 21st and a Retrograde phase from April 9th – May 2nd!!!)

Mercury in this fiery, dynamic and articulate sign loves to talk, but can find it challenging to listen and in it’s haste, can struggle to remember exactly what it said!! Unlike the slower moving Mercury in Earth and Water signs, Mercury in Fire signs and particularly in Aries, loves to dance with words, similarly to Mercury in Air. Unlike Mercury in Pisces which is more concerned with the emotions behind the words, Mercury in Aries is not a keen observer of emotional nuances. At it’s worse this can be experienced as blunt, tactless, inconsiderate and somewhat hurtful by more sensitive signs! At it’s best it can be fun, playful, witty, stimulating and dynamic.

Good artist, lousy listener.

As this is a collective energy in the sky, we may all find ourselves being more verbally impulsive to a greater or lesser degree at this time! Depending on where our natal Mercury is, this may be helpful or unhelpful, both for ourselves and for those around us!

So before we communicate over the next few weeks, particularly re important matters, it may be worth taking a deep breath and carefully considering:
What do we want to communicate and why?
How would we feel if the other person communicated this to us? &
What is the most sensitive and kind way of communicating this?
Most importantly – are we able and willing to hear what the other person is saying to us?
If in doubt – write it out, sleep on it, edit it the next day and send it by email or rehearse it before calling the person!! 🙂

A great resource for Mercury in Aries is the book NonViolent Communication by Marshall B Rosenberg (also known as Compassionate Communication)
– Margaret Gray www.astrologypsychological.comwww.relationshipsandastrology.com

March 30th 2014 New Moon at 9 Aries 58 – Some Brief Notes by Margaret Gray

March 30th GMT New Moon at 9 Aries 58 – Some Brief Notes by Margaret Gray

 Try not to react merely in the moment. Pull back from the situation. Take a wider view –  Epictetus 

This New Moon is conjunct Uranus in Aquarius, Square Pluto in Capricorn and Jupiter in Cancer. It marks the commencement of a particularly intense month of major transformation which will peak in the period leading up to the exact Uranus/Pluto square on April 20th/21st. 

The Nature of this New Moon:
Fast somewhat erratic energy, particularly on a mental level

  • The spiritual, physical, emotional and mental Warrior Archetype
  • Inspirational
  • Potentially confrontational
  • Innovative
  • Inventive
  • Strongly inclined towards potentially self-absorbed action, regardless of the consequences
  • Like a bolt of lightening
  • Separative energy
  • Action oriented
  • Courageous and adventurous 

 Some of the Core Themes for this New Moon:

  • Self-focus versus consideration of others
  • Innovative rapid changes
  • Newness and excitement
  • Leadership qualities come to the fore
  • Impulsive rash urge to act and react
  • Independence and detachment versus connection and relationship
  • Challenges and rapid changes to traditional structures
  • Sudden insights 

Some Tools to work with this New Moon:

It is worth taking additional care of our nervous system at this time through relaxation, meditation, yoga, massage, cranio-sacral work etc. With three planets in the sign of Aries which rules the head, it can help to ensure we are as grounded as possible to release some of the tension that may accumulate in our thoughts. Nature provides wonderful grounding – walking, hiking etc.

It may be in our best interest to be particularly careful not to react – best to breathe, ground and wait before taking any impulsive action. The somewhat jarring nature of this new moon can be softened by self-nurturing and compassion aided by Jupiter in Cancer. It can also be creatively expressed through going on an adventure and trying something new.

The key to this New Moon is finding balance, offered by Libra – the opposing sign to Aries.

Who is most likely to resonate with these energies?

If your Sun, Moon or angles are between 7’ and 11’ Aries, Libra, Capricorn and/or Cancer, you are likely to feel the above energies more powerfully. Notice where the New Moon falls in your chart, to ascertain which areas of your life are more likely to reverberate with the above themes.