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Fiery words – challenges of Mercury retrograde in Aries

Astrologically speaking, there are various reasons why there is a lot of tension and fiery activity in the air at the moment. Perhaps you have already noticed here and there that mutual understanding is difficult and misunderstandings are becoming more frequent. You may also be confronted with aggressive and brash communication.

These are typical effects of the current Mercury retrograde in Aries. (01.04.2024 – 25.04.2024)

Of course, the planet Mercury is not really moving back in its orbit. You can perceive an optical illusion from Earth that makes it look as if the planet Mercury is actually moving backwards. As it is the fastest planet in our solar system and also particularly close to the Earth, Mercury goes retrograde about three to four times a year.

When Mercury retrograde moves through the impulsive fire sign Aries, it is very possible that your own frustration level will be more than exhausted. The impetuous Aries always wants to go further and sees itself thwarted by Mercury’s retrograde energy. During this time, you should pay particular attention to what you say and, above all, how you say it. The slightest difference in your choice of words and tone can lead to a major misunderstanding or even an argument.

Mercury retrograde in Aries asks us to take a step back and reconsider our actions and communication. It is a time when misunderstandings can occur more frequently and spontaneous decisions could prove to be unwise in hindsight. It is therefore advisable to be particularly careful during this phase and not to act hastily.

In order to overcome the challenges of Mercury retrograde in Aries and benefit from the opportunities, it is important to be patient and remain flexible. Instead of letting frustration get the better of us, we should focus on organising our thoughts and consciously shaping our actions. This is a time when we can use our inner strength and determination to overcome obstacles and emerge stronger from the Mercury retrograde phase.

Sincerely, Tanja