I’m the busiest person in the world at the moment (yes, I know you’re probably busier, but we’re talking Mercury in Aries, so my perception is the only one that matters…ok?), so here’s one I prepared earlier, scheduled the other day, and updated ever so slightly.
Miss T isn’t the most prolific of readers- ok, that’s a severe understatement. I read to escape- she doesn’t see the point.
I have tried bribery. A few years ago when the whole Twilight and vampire thing was big, I offered a Gold Class movie ticket if she read Breaking Dawn. It sort of worked- she read the first 100 pages and then announced that at the rate she was reading, it would take her 3 months to read the book and the movie is “only, like 2 hours…” I can’t really argue with that sort of logic- and it showed that there is nothing wrong with her maths.
Miss T has Mercury in Aries.
From fantasy-land in Pisces, Mercury is moving into Aries ready to put his money where his all too loud mouth is.
After the moody and oh so meaningful silences of Pisces for the last couple of months, Mercury is primed and ready to shout out loud. Mercury needs to be heard, not felt, and unless you happen to have Mercury natally in Pisces or another water sign, you too will no doubt be sick of the hidden messages, double meanings and confusion that comes from Mercury’s longer than usual stay in Pisces.
Theoretically this should have been a time to dream and imagine what could be before putting the ideas to action. And Aries is certainly all about action.
If you have Mercury in Aries, you will be a forceful and confident communicator and certainly will not have the patience to look for hidden meanings…nor may you have the patience to hang around for the rest of this blog, so I will make it as short as possible!
You think quickly, you grab concepts quickly, you jump in to solve problems quickly. You want to be heard, you need to be heard and you need to be heard first.
You argue well, you aren’t scared to argue and if you are bored you will pick an argument.
If it has been thought before, you aren’t interested; if it has been said before, you aren’t interested; if it has been read before, you’re bored already. If it doesn’t need to be said, why are you wasting my time?
The easiest way to annoy someone with Mercury in Aries is to talk slowly, take your time making a decision or slowly think a concept through. Another way is to ask him to read something all the way through to the end…why bother when the movie is about to come out & the book is 7000000 pages long (or seems it) and you can get to the ending by reading the last page? (According to Miss T that is “soooo not an efficient use of my time.”) And, before you write to me, yes, I’m not suggesting that Aries doesn’t like to read, just that whatever they’re reading had better hold their attention.
Nor does Mercury in Aries want to be endlessly talking about how you feel. Unless you need him for the answers to whatever problem you have, don’t waste your time- you won’t be wasting his, he will have already tuned out and off… or switched the conversation to be about him (isn’t everything about him?)
Say what you need to say and don’t expect him to guess that you aren’t happy- if you say “fine”, that is what he will hear. After all, when he says he’s “fine” there’s absolutely no hidden meanings or passive aggression anywhere in there. He’s just fine.
If you want him to guess how you feel about him by hints and long soulful looks, forget it- he can’t be faffed. He isn’t interested in “tuning in”. Nor can he be bothered re-hashing something that he considers closed.
Mercury in Aries communicates literally, and learns the same way. If it’s deep and meaningful, she can’t be faffed. If you want to play mind games, she can’t be faffed. If you’re playing for sympathy through long, drawn out silences and brooding looks, try someone else.
But if you want to be energised, entertained, challenged and exhausted spend a few hours with Mercury in Aries- before he tears off on his next mission.
This sound like you? If you are an Aries, you probably think and communicate like this. If you have Mercury in the first house or conjunct Mars, you probably already stopped reading.