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artist: Lisa Winter
Apr 3 – 19, 2021
Mercury rules the mind, communication, and the throat chakra. Mercury in Aries sweeps us right into the astrological new year with a fiery boom and blast. Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, providing a fresh start and rebirth. Also in Aries at this time: asteroid Chiron (2018-2027), Venus, and the sun!
Mercury: guardian of travel; orator, poet, soothsayer, healer, lucky star, and underworld guide. With magical caduceus in hand, Mercury leads freshly discorporated souls from the lower to the upper worlds. When Mercury joins the sun in the same constellation, the mind (Mercury) aligns with the ego and will power (sun). This transit will be very synergistic with both the sun and Venus in Aries. This transit is favorable for Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, and generally unfavorable for Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
Every year when Pisces season ends, we eagerly anticipate the sweet renaissance of the spring equinox and beginning of Aries season. Never has this felt more necessary than it does now. So here we are, gasping for air on the beach, heaved ashore by the turbid waters of Pisces. Mercury erupts with joyful giggles in Aries. Get ready for an influx of mental, physical, and sexual energy. It’s time to reawaken the mind and free the spirit.
As we stumble over our words, Mercury in Aries asks us to be more patient and forgiving. Consider speaking less and doing more – and listening more. This does not come naturally to staccato Aries. What we are learning together is the power of starting over – the power of looking in the mirror and saying, you know what? I did my best, or I didn’t, and now I’m moving forward, and opportunities will keep arriving. Part of what it means to reclaim the Aries inner child is to reclaim our role as students of life – fully humble.
Mercury enters Aries while the moon is in Capricorn – a slow start to the transit.
Venus leaves the Aries party on Apr 14 for her home constellation of Taurus.
On Apr 17, Mercury squares Pluto in Capricorn. This will test our ability to remain calm and cool. You may have to wait in a long line; you may be given incorrect information on where or when to meet someone; or some details connected to your finance or work life may be miscommunicated. In general this aspect brings up frustration and impatience. You may feel tired, unmotivated, lazy, sad, stiff, or just “off.” Watch for arguments, stress, and super tense energy.
Gold star day on Apr 18 when Mercury catches up to the sun for a conjunction. The influence of Mercury makes the mind extremely active. You might have insomnia, vivid (stressful) dreams, or a nervous stomach. Listen to your gut and FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION.
Taurus season begins Apr 19, the same day that Mercury transitions to Taurus too <3