Mercury into Aries — Starcodes April 2, 2021 Heather Roan Robbins

This spring demands fresh honesty, we want to know what actually happened and what’s really going on. We want to hear from our beloveds and share what is on our minds. Some new truths come to the surface this weekend which can both clear up some misunderstandings but could also intensify conflict as mental Mercury sextiles Pluto, the detective, then joins the Sun and Venus in direct, low-impulse-control, Aries, on Saturday night.

This Aries line-up encourages us to be competent and independent. but heats up our passionate response, whether disgust, lust, engagement, protection, or rebellion. We can waste this energy in conflict. The headlines have already been full of painfully reactive moments this month as lowered-impulse-control plus no gun control and plenty of Aries fuel makes a tough combination.

Sometimes this rebellion needs to happen, there is no coincidence that most revolutions start in the springtime. People philosophize when the Sun is in Aquarius, feel their wounds deeply when the Sun is in Pisces, rebel when the Sun is in Aries, and then put this into determined action- set up the barricades and march in the streets -when the Sun is in Taurus. Questions of social justice are now hot sparks with these pools of Aries fuel waiting to combust. But if we only know what we’re fiercely against, we still let the other party own the paradigm.

If we can think through the consequences of our actions and words (and that can be a big “if” with this Aries Line-up), this clarity can invoke a refreshing directness that helps us handle tough situations, make tough choices, and build momentum in a fresh direction. We can feel that reactive fierceness but focus on positive goals. Mars now in talkative Gemini encourages us to keep talking, as long as the conversation is moving forward and people feel heard and respected, we can stay hopeful. Discuss, seek, focus on, work for, and pray towards peaceful and empowered solutions. Block that hope and watch the explosions.

The weekend begins under a cheerful, funny and impatient Sagittarius Moon which can help us be honest without being mean. Mercury is still conjunct Neptune in Pisces, so we may still need extra sleep and have wild dreams Friday night.



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Heather Roan Robbins is a choice-oriented astrologer and ceremonialist, author of Starcodes Oracle Deck and 4 books-with an on-line practice