Mercury in Aries

When Mercury is in Aries, you might find yourself thinking a mile a minute and coming up with more ideas than you can possibly execute.

This is a good time to keep a list or journal of potential projects that you can return to when things calm down. Mercury in fiery Aries is a time when tempers can flare, and it's easy to jump to conclusions or speak out of turn. Be careful not to say things you don't mean—you won't be able to take them back! In Aries, we can learn to be assertive and direct in our communications and utilize that to get what we want.

Mercury in Aries: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Fire & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Mercury in Aries:

  • Assertive
  • Bold
  • Quick
  • Streamlined
  • Utilitarian

Negative keywords for Mercury in Aries:

  • Aggressive
  • Argumentative
  • Childish
  • Impatient
  • Rude

Mercury in Aries Personality

"Intensely expressing" should be the byline for those with their Mercury in Aries. If you happen upon a person speaking and gesturing wildly, they likely have this placement. Communication is a full-body experience for Aries Mercury, so they can't help but let their passion pour from every pore. Aggression isn't their intention, but they certainly do come across defensive, making them seem a little rough around the edges.

If you listen closely, their words are likely very straightforward. Mincing words isn't exactly an Aries Mercury skill, and much like other fire Mercury placements, nor is filtering, for that matter. The speed at which they make decisions simply doesn't allow for it. Someone with their Mercury in Aries says what they mean and mean what they say. More than nearly any other sign—save perhaps Sagittarius—you can trust that an Aries Mercury will tell you the truth.

Positive Traits

Mercury in Aries natives are rarely spoken over. Their communication style incarnates the impassioned general motivating his soldiers before heading into battle.In this way, they tend to dominate any conversation they are in.

With their enthusiastic and idealistic approach to communication, it really isn't any wonder that they lead. Due to the cardinal energy of this placement, those with their Mercuries in Aries enjoy engaging with exciting ideas. Despite their need to be in charge, they are open to new ideas from others. Aries energy relishes in novelty, even when they aren't the source.

Negative Traits

Touchy Aries Mercuries should try to avoid offensive and tactless communication. Noticing nuance is necessary, as are other peoples' reactions. Passion isn't a flaw, but verbal impulsiveness can get you uninvited to future gatherings. Take it slow, Aries Mercury. Once said, words have permanence.

Furthermore, those with their Mercury in Aries can forget that conversations are a multiple person affair. In their excitement to express themselves, they can dominate a conversation to the point that it's difficult for others to get a word in edgewise. Unlike their sister sign, Libra, conversations with Aries Mercuries can be a tad unbalanced.


Those with their Mercury in Aries don't exchange words; they lob them at their interlocutors with considerable force. In this way, conversation—like many activities for Aries placements—can be a bit of a battle of wills. Unsurprisingly, this doesn't always make for great conversation.

However, their unbridled enthusiasm acts as a balm to their less-than-stellar communication skills. Let one of their friends or coworkers introduce a novel idea, and they're one of the first to support and adopt it. As they mature, most Aries Mercuries learn to let others have their turn and truly incarnate their leadership qualities.