Mercury Retrograde in Aries — What Does It Mean For You?
by Silver RavenWolf
Are ya busy? Yeah! Me too! Let’s get to the meat of this Mercury Retrograde cycle rather than my trying to stuff your brain with a cute lead in and fluff around the middle. Here’s the important information you need to know. First, let’s mark our calendars or put an alert on your I-Pad:
Mercury entered its storm on Friday, 25 March 2011.
Mercury retrogrades in Aries on Wednesday, 30 March 2011.
Mercury turns direct in Aries on Saturday, 23 April 2011.
Mercury leaves its storm on Monday, 2 May 2011.
Given the normal snafu’s of a Mercury retrograde, where else in your life might you see the Mercury in Aries tango?
Let’s look at a brief list of what the astrological sign Aries rules. This is the area where Mercury is doing the backward cha-cha. Over the current retrogradation period, you may see some opportunities for review in the Aries-related list below.
Your abilities (if you feel sluggish, don’t be surprised).
The Common People.
Hardware and hardware dealers.
Leaders. (They’ll look like they are chasing their tails.)
Military and soldiers.
New, cutting-edge stuff.
In your own natal chart — the house that Aries rules.
Your Aries Sun Sign (Moon Sign, Rising Sign) Friends or Family Members.
Typically, a Mercury retrograde is a time to review, re-tool, and make plans to revamp. Here, Mercury is lighting up these topics and giving you a chance to do some evaluation and provides ideas for directional change if you don’t like what you are seeing. Typically, choices and real movement are to be done after Mercury leaves it storm (which would be the 2nd of May) — then, you can throw your throttle into full speed ahead. During Mercury retrograde, drag out those musty projects and give them another go. Basic rule: Don’t do anything new (that could cost you big time later).
Now that we looked at our Aries list, let’s see what’s on our Mercury rulership list — these are some of the categories that Mercury typically orchestrates:
Active things and people
Buyers and Sellers
Nerves and specialists
Radio and television
Service type jobs
Stations (railway and bus)
Transportation in general
Vehicles in general
Okay, and that’s just the short list. Now do you know why just about everything seems to go crazy during a Mercury retrograde?
For more information on Rulerships (if this info has charged up your interest) you might try these two books:
The Rulership Book by Rex E. Bills, published by the American Federation of Astrologers.
The Book of Rulerships — Keywords from Classical Astrology, by Dr. J. Lee Lehman, Ph.D., published by the Whitford Press.
While surfing the net for Mercury retro info, I happened upon this bit of information for all you “retro” fans:
Mercury retrogrades have a cycle in which the retrogrades have an exactness of covering the same signs, the same degrees and approximately on the same calendar days. This exactness is seldom thought about Mercury retrograde, with the seemingly chaotic and confusing situations we experience during the retrogrades. The exact Mercury retrogrades we will experience in 2011 were the exact same signs, same degrees and approximately the same calendar days of 1932. This cycle is seldom talked about in the astrology world, but is the cause of major course corrections for humanity. We can look back at history of 1932 to see the impact of Mercury retrogrades covering the same time frames, the same signs and the same degrees. We are coming to an important time as was experienced in 1932. For instance, the President of the U.S. in 1932 was Herbert Hoover, who had a birthday of August 10th, and the U.S. President in 2011 is Barack Obama, born August 4th, both having Sun in Leo. Few people are old enough to recount the transition of that time, but it becomes history repeating itself to give us a chance to grow as humanity, as a society and to make a difference. The Planet of Mars follows this same cycle and the sequence of Mars combining with Mercury’s influence of ideas and attitudes and Mars brings these ideas and attitudes into action. The phrase “thoughts become things” certainly brings home the combined energy of these two planetary connections.– http://www.alphalifetrends.com/mercuryretrograde.html
So! If boredom strikes you this Mercury retrograde, you can always do a history search — what was this period in 1932 really all about? A glance through newspaperarchive.com shows that new clues surfaced on the missing Lindbergh baby, former President Calvin Coolidge paid off a law suit, politicians vied for more taxes on a variety of subjects from cars to sewage handling, Stalin’s wife cut her classes at school (no kidding), banks were forced to pay customers restitution, New Foundland’s leader was attacked by rioters, Marconi linked the radio with the telephone with a new invention, Clarence Darrow hit the front pages with a murder trial in Hawaii, Von Hindenberg defeated Hitler for the High Office, Senators opened stock market probe, and more.
What will you do this Mercury Retrograde, hmmm? If you’d like to look at Mercury retrograde tables showing exactly when the planet went retrograde and direct in history, try this link:
Thanks for reading! Your comments welcome!