Though the Sun has moved into feisty Aries, Mercury is hanging back in peaceful Pisces for one final week. Indeed, Mercury will find itself at the center of a great deal of planetary activity during the next three weeks, as it ventures through late Pisces, all of Aries and into Taurus. Starting this week, the Messenger will make exact conjunctions to Jupiter and Neptune, on the 21st and 23rd, and a cooperative sextile to Pluto in Capricorn on the 26th. With the Jupiter Neptune conjunction of April 12th well underway, Mercury’s connections to each of them will offer exceptional amounts of guidance and clarification.Those meetings emphasize the importance of symbols, psychic messages and flexibility. That said, a Mars square to Uranus on the 22nd is very likely to disrupt the ease Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune are generating. This square could shatter unrealistic dreams, be muted by the countervailing presence of Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune, or provide some insight into the mounting Mars Saturn conjunction. After spending time in mythic Pisces, speedy Mercury will enter ever-ready Aries on the 27th.
The new Aries Moon of April 1st and Sun Mercury conjunction of April 2nd will fire up the Aries cycle. The Sun’s annual visit to the cardinal fire sign arouses an inner drive to get moving. With Mercury on board, through April 10th, invigoration and motivation will abound. Making bold moves or at least taking initial steps are favored in early April. However, in 2022 Aries tendencies towards recklessness will be checked.
Mercury, Mars and Saturn will be conferring via a Mars Saturn conjunction on the 4th and Mercury sextiles to Saturn on the 7th and Mars on the 8th. Lofty Aquarius looks at the big picture, Mars energizes and Saturn sets limits. Entirely self-serving Aries agendas are unlikely to get far under these influences. On the other hand, if applied to goals with community-wide benefits, Aries vitality can keep spirits high and shower all with encouragement. While Mercury, Mars and Saturn are comparing notes, Venus will slip into Pisces on the 5th. After that, aggression will feel especially abrasive. Venus expresses what is beautiful in life and Pisces integrates. Venus will be swimming in these holistic and healing waters until May 2nd. This places the planet of love and relationship right into the Jupiter Neptune conjunction. Before heading into grounding Taurus on the 10th, Mercury is set for one more bump in the road, via a square from Pluto earlier in the day. At a volcanic 28 degrees, this one is likely to push more than a few buttons. But, by that point, the Jupiter Neptune conjunctions will be so close to exactitude that wiser heads are likely to ride out the aggravation wave and opt for the higher vibrations that Venus, Jupiter and Neptune are sending our way.