• Mercury direct in AriesMERCURY STATIONS DIRECT

    Time to move forward again

    Mercury stations direct at 15°58’ Aries (antiscion 14°02’Virgo) on the 25 April.

    Interesting to note that Mercury was the term ruler during the recent Solar Eclipse at 19°24’ Aries and thus activated the eclipse degree on the 4th March, 16th March (R) and will do so again on the 5th May.

    Gemini and Virgo, both ruled by Mercury, may respond differently to the signs their ruling planet moves through on its journey backwards. Virgo, being an Earth sign, doesn’t take too kindly to Fire signs finding them a little too intuitive and idealistic for their logical, practical approach to life. Gemini, an Air sign, finds the Fire signs very stimulating, adding oomph to their already fidgety nature and intuition to their long-sightedness.

    More explicitly, the sign of Gemini finds itself in sextile to the sign of Aries and the two Elements involved (Air and Fire) are quite compatible as explained above so I don’t see major problems for Geminis. The sign of Virgo, on the other hand, is quincunx to the sign of Aries with a 6th house flavour, this could involve disruptions in the daily routine as well as health problems that need to be addressed.

    Of course, the retrograde movement alters the way Mercury is expressed and makes it more an internal, inward journey rather than an expansive outward thrust.

    How did it go for you?

    The Sabian symbol for the retrograde station at 16° Aries: “Nature spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset.” Indicating attunement to the potency of invisible forces of nature.

    For the antiscion at 15° Virgo: “A fine lace handkerchief, heirloom from valorous ancestors.” Indicating the quintessence of deeds well done.

    “Don’t look back, you’re not heading in that direction.” Anonimo


    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 62, 159, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA