Mercury in Aries

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Mercury in Aries

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Energetic, Assertive, Impulsive, Direct, Independent, Courageous, Spontaneous,

Quick-witted, Competitive, Innovative, Restless, Adventurous, Self-reliant,

Decisive, Confident, Outspoken, Candid, Impatient, Blunt

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The Basics

In Astrology, Mercury represents communication, intellect, and mental processes. It influences how we think, express ourselves, and gather knowledge, playing a crucial role in shaping our communication skills and mental abilities.

If you have Mercury in Aries, you have a fiery and straightforward way of communicating. You're not afraid to speak your mind and can be quite direct (even blunt) in your expression. You're a quick thinker and tend to make decisions on the spot without much hesitation.

When it comes to communication, you have a go-getter attitude and like to take charge of conversations. You have a knack for inspiring others with your enthusiasm and passion, often initiating discussions and pushing for action.

You thrive on competition and love engaging in lively debates. You have a sharp wit and aren't afraid to challenge existing ideas or authority figures. You're always on the lookout for fresh and exciting knowledge to satisfy your curious mind.

One thing to note is that you can be a bit impatient and easily bored with routine tasks. You prefer to keep things moving and exciting, rather than getting stuck in a monotonous routine.

In a nutshell, with Mercury in Aries, you have a courageous and assertive communication style. You're a quick thinker, eager to take on intellectual challenges, and aren't afraid to speak up for what you believe in.

You may be drawn to careers in entrepreneurship, sales, sports, or any field that requires a competitive and assertive approach.

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores and discover whether your Mercury is Harmonious or Discordant.

While everyone has good and bad days, your Cosmodynes reveal where you lean toward on average.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mercury, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mercury in Aries

  • You are a natural born leader, with the courage and confidence to take on any challenge.
  • You are quick-witted and spontaneous, able to come up with creative solutions on the fly.
  • Your innovative spirit is a valuable asset, allowing you to bring fresh ideas to any project or endeavor.
  • You are a great communicator, with a direct and candid approach that can be refreshing and inspiring to those around you.
  • You are independent and self-reliant, able to take charge and make decisions with ease.

a stormy cloud iconA Discordant Mercury in Aries

  • You may struggle with impatience and a tendency to be blunt, sometimes coming across as overly aggressive or confrontational.
  • You may have a tendency to jump into things without fully thinking them through, leading to mistakes or missteps.
  • Your restlessness and need for constant excitement can sometimes make it difficult to focus on long-term goals or projects.


Remember, everyone's charts are unique and complex.  Describing a single element of a chart (like Mercury in Aries) doesn't account for other influences that would provide more details.


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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.