Mercury Retrograde in Aries — What Will It Mean to You?


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).
Accidents.
Physical Activity.
The Desert.
Skin issues.
The Common People.
Courage.
Inflammatory Diseases.
Energy.
Fires.
Game Preserves.
Garages.
Hairdressers.
Hardware and hardware dealers.
Heat.
Insomnia.
Land (new).
Law Enforcement.
Leaders. (They’ll look like they are chasing their tails.)
Migraines.
Military and soldiers.
New, cutting-edge stuff.
Your mouth.
Your nose.
Operations.
Physical Therapy.
Roofs.
Your temperament.
Tools.
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:

Absentmindedness
Accountants
Acoustics
Active things and people
Advertising
Agents
Animals
Architects
Arguments
Artists
Attorneys
Asthma
Authors
Bicycles
Birds
Bisexuality
Books
Brain functions
Broadcasting
Buyers and Sellers
Checks
Clerks
Classmates
Communication
Computers
Contemplation
Correspondence
Deeds
Diet
Diseases
Ears
Educators
Employees
Explanations
Facts
Fingers
Forgery
Gossip
Groceries
Harvests
Ideas
Ingenuity
Inspectors
Interviews
Investigators
Journalists
Knowledge
Lawyers
Letters
Listening
Logic
Masseurs
Mathematics
Memory
Mentors
Money
Nerves and specialists
News
Offices
Paper
Photography
Post Office
Printing
Professors
Publishing
Radio and television
Relatives
Reports
Rumors
Schools
Service type jobs
Stations (railway and bus)
Stores
Teachers
Tellers
Testimony
Throat
Trading
Traffic
Trains
Transportation in general
Understanding
Vehicles in general
Visitors
Weather
Wheels
Words
Writers
Young People

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.

News Piece:

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:

http://www.astropro.com/features/tables/geo/me-sta/me-sta26.html

Thanks for reading!  Your comments welcome!

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16 thoughts on “Mercury Retrograde in Aries — What Will It Mean to You?”

  1. Thanks! I was wondering why the desert was asking me why I hadn’t finished a painting I started, think I might spend this time cleaning up and throwing away old painting suppies, use the energies to finish the old painting when Mercury is out of its storm…good thing perhaps…couldn’t find my tube of Veridian Green anyway!

    1. being on the aries/taurus cusp (april 20) this seems like it’s definitely going to impact me. being both firey and stubborn, i’ll have to control my temper and not rush into things, that’s for sure. but waiting until may seems really difficult! i’m not a patient person!
      keep calm, and carry a wand!

      1. The biggest problem for many (including me) is to let go and move with the flow — lol. One thing that has really helped me is to draw one rune a day, asking the following question: What energy should I apply today for my best benefit? After I draw the rune, I think about it for a little bit, then carry it with me, using my intent to merge with the energy of the rune. Works!

  2. March 23, 1932: Hoover signs the Norris-La Guardia Bill, which affirms the right to collective bargaining and outlaws the use of injunctions to prevent strikes, picketing and boycotts.

    1. Thanks, Melinda!!! Hmmm, given what has been going on with union rights in this country, this certainly makes us all think, doesn’t it? Thanks so much for posting this. You are the greatest!

  3. Thank You for the WARNING. I knew we were about due. That explains why I’m feeling like I am. Especially at work.
    I usually don’t feel the effects until the later part of retro. This time I’m feeling it BEFORE.

    ::::: LQQKING for a rock to hide under until the 23RD of April. :::::

  4. Yep Hubby has already been hit with crap happening at work. it started monday and he comes home and asks. what the heck is going on. Is Mercury retrograde or something. I cracked up. He was right on the money.I am feeling it strong this time. birtday is tomorrow and the emotions and stuff happening is pretty bad.
    But we will all get thru it. We wont like it but we will. Have a calm Retrograde everyone.

    1. I didn’t either until I ran across it on that site. It was fun looking through the newspaper archives to see what transpired. I thought of a case as mysterious as the Lindbergh baby in our times and the JonBenet Ramsey case came to mind. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they finally solved the mystery and brought some justice to that little girl. In the Lindbergh case, the criminal wasn’t caught until September, 1934– two years after the crime. JonBenet has waited so much longer.

  5. Thanks for the great idea of using runes. I just made a set and will put them to use. Hopefully this retrograde will run a little more smoothly than the last few. I’m postponed my travel plans until later in May too…

  6. Mercury in aries retrograde good post silver. But here is a switch we can walk between the veils from above as below we can have balance n harmony and walk without fear for we know the key to the mystery. Thr mystery is with u n with me n from the god n godess we can walk into a storm n we will still be warm. We can go outside on a hot day n create a circle of shade around us n we still know how to use the earth to ground us. For we are walkers between the worlds we know we will be fine. Afterall we create our own pain so we also create our own harmony from the lands of sumer to the mysteries of egypt from babylon n mespotomia etc. They all held the key n when we search enough we will find that so do we. Blessed Be Silver. Ur friend Paul from AZ

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