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Mercury Retrograde in Aries 2024

By March 29, 2024April 10th, 2024Mercury, Retrograde, Signs: Aries

Speaking Before We Think:
Mercury Retrograde in Aries 2024

Mercury Retrograde in Aries
April 1 to 25, 2024
from 27º to 15º Aries

Mercury Retrograde in Aries: What Does It Mean? 

Mercury Retrograde in Aries occurs from April 1 to 25, 2024. This is the first of three Mercury Retrograde cycles of 2024, taking place in Fire signs. Mercury’s focus on Fire sign themes this year asks you to rethink the fiery ways in which you use words. Do you think before you speak? How do your words affect others? 

In April, Mercury goes retrograde in brave Aries. When Mercury is retrograde in Aries, we explore our fighting spirit. We also explore our tendency to speak impulsively, as well as our ability to turn our ideas into actions.

Mercury Retrograde in Aries, April 2024

Mercury Retrograde in Aries: Impulsive Words

When Mercury is retrograde in Aries, we rethink our tendency to put our foot in our mouth. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, has a fiery zest for life and is eager to be first in everything. Mercury is our way of thinking, speaking, communicating, writing, and the way we relate to others. Therefore, Mercury in Aries can be impatient, interrupting others, talking over others. Aries is ruled by Mars, the god of war, and consequently people with Mercury in Aries can be rude or cutting with their words, expressing themselves aggressively.

Mercury in Aries runs on a cocktail of inspiration, excitement, and immediacy. When Mercury in Aries has an idea, he wants to tell others and act on it right away. If you have Mercury in Aries, you have great leadership abilities and can rally people around your ideas. Also, you give amazing pep talks.

Mercury Retrograde in Aries: How to Think Before You Speak

In order to channel this leadership potential to its highest form, you must be careful not to lash out at others, thereby alienating them. Additionally, you must be aware of your moody nature. In other words, when inspiration leaves you, you may not be able to convey your ideas with as much conviction.

Mercury retrograde periods mark times of a natural review in the area of our chart that he is traveling through. You may find yourself having new ideas, feeling impatient at the slow pace of events, and considering ways that you have miscommunicated. You may consider what has and what hasn’t been working in your communication. And because this Mercury Retrograde is in Aries, you’ll consider how to convey inspiration and charisma.

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and how to use the retrograde cycle to your advantage,
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Mars, Aries and a Fighting Spirit

Aries is ruled by Mars, the Warrior and Hero. Thus, Aries wants to feel like number one. While Mercury is in Aries, you may have trouble waiting for others to finish speaking before jumping into a conversation. You may also impose your ideas on others with great force. In some instances, Mercury in Aries can come off as quite combative in conversation. 

With Mercury retrograde in Aries, your sense of what you can and cannot say may be in flux. It can be difficult to know how to use words effectively. You may notice that your impulsiveness with words has been ineffective in some cases. In others, you may realize that your directness has done damage.

Mercury Retrograde and the Ability to Assert Ourselves

On the positive side of the spectrum, Mercury in Aries is assertive and honest. People with Mercury in Aries in their natal charts have no trouble telling you want they want and need, and they have no trouble with you doing the same. They are straightforward, and expect you to be the same.

Some of us may struggle asserting ourselves, or communicating our needs and wants. If you feel this way, Mercury retrograde in Aries can help you discover your voice, and wield it with courage and confidence. As long as Mercury is retrograde, you may pull into introspection, keeping your thoughts to yourself. So, you may need to wait until Mercury is direct again for any uncertainty to clear. At that point, confidence in yourself, your words, and your self-expression will return.

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Fran Xin Yi

Fran Xin Yi is an astrological researcher and writer. She has studied astrology for over a decade through a Jungian lens, and seeks to spark understanding by articulating complex inner dialogues through the symbolism of the planets. To book an astrology reading, email frances@pandoraastrology.com.

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