Mercury in Aries

Kelli Fox
Mercury in Aries

Mercury in Aries: March 5 – May 13th

This is an extra long Mercury cycle as Mercury turns retrograde on March 22nd until April 15th.

Jumping to Conclusions

During the time Mercury is in Aries and how it influences you personally, you may find your mind could be like a speeding bullet, hurtling along with deadly aim. Able to absorb information at a single leap, reading at the speed of light, jumping to some amazing conclusions on very little information — this is how your brain could operate under this influence.

Active Mind

More than likely, you’ll have a very active mind, and perhaps there will be times when you wish it were far less active! It could keep you awake at night, going around in circles, reviewing the same scenarios or faulty logic over and over again. There will be a playful aspect to your mind at this time and the way you communicate; you may be a poet, or enjoy the turn of a phrase.

Short Attention Span

You’ll be good at word games, especially ones that don’t last too long, because you’ll have a rather short span of attention and will easily lose focus. You may prefer direct communication, saying what you think and meaning what you say. You, (or others) could be rather abrupt in the way you talk, or have a fast pace of speech, hurrying your words and clipping your consonants.

Quick Minded

During this period you’ll have a quick mind, able to calculate figures in your head, speedily connecting ideas.

Mercury Retrograde in Aries – March 22nd – April 15th

The retrograde Mercury in Aries is a period which requires a great deal of conscious effort on your part with regards to your communication style and content with others. There is a strong tendency to blurt things out or to be blunt in ways that are less than useful. Your perception of what other people say may be skewed by your overly eager and anxious desire for action.


You are highly impatient to get things moving and that translates to impulsive words that may cause quite a stir in others. One of the hardest but most important feats to accomplish during this period is self-restraint, especially when feeling most passionate about a subject. You will create equally passionate responses, and some of them will not be so fun to deal with.

Don’t Jump to Conclusions

Make sure you say nothing that you’ll regret later, especially words that are harsh and critical. Your words are more likely to be misconstrued even if you have good intentions. Likewise, you are likely to misconstrue a comment someone else makes to you. One way to circumvent a potentially hostile conversation is by using neutral, non-threatening language. Try to stay on lighter subjects, if you can.


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  1. Inconformados on March 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing all of this!

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