Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, represents communication and intellectual
perception. It was also known as Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods. Its passage through Aries marks a time when ideas move quickly and words tend flow
great potential of this period is the increased possibilties for new concepts
and perspectives. Aries, the fiery first sign of the zodiac, opens doors through
which others will follow. Pioneering thinking is about pushing the envelope. It's
not Aries' job to substantiate its case. It is, rather, to spark the imagination
and open a new world of possiblities.
mind may grow more restless or impatient at this time. Standing still or going
over the old mental ground can become increasingly uncomfortable. Attack an issue,
make a bridgehead and then get on to the next thing.
may be marked by new styles and methods, as well as a lack of objectivity. Aries,
after all, is about "me," not you or us. My ideas, my mind and my need to express
myself help reveal true personal needs, but can prove challenging when co-operation
and compromise are required. Aggressive speech may come too easily, so temper
these impulses, if you can.
was in Aries when Shaquille
Rose, Eric Clapton, Quentin Tarantino and Jerry Lewis were born, as
it was for Coretta Scott King, Tracy Chapman and divas Diana
Ross and Mariah Carey.
Jessica Parker, Emma Thompson, Ashley Judd and Ellen Barkin have Mercury
in Aries in their birth charts. Actors Marlon Brando, Warren
Beatty, Al Pacino, James Caan, William Shatner, Christopher Walken
Downey Jr. are also part of this energetic group.
more on Mercury see An
Interview with the Messenger by Alice DeVille.