• Excessive Ego

Mars Square Natal Mercury

Transit Aspects

Astrological transits are a part of what is usually called predictive astrology, the claim of astrology to predict or forecast future trends and developments. Most astrologers nowadays regard the term 'prediction' as something of a misnomer, as modern astrology does not claim to directly predict future events as such. Instead it is claimed that an astrological pattern with regard to the future can correspond with any one of a variety of possibilities. What is in fact foretold is the trend of circumstances and the nature of the individual's reaction to the situation

Mars Transits

Mars is the planet of energy and action. No Mars, no activity. It is also the planet of anger and violence. Mars doesn't care if the energy is used for work or a fight. As long as there is action.

Mars Square Natal Mercury

You will be acting a bit egotistically at this time, and this could both offend other people and make you more sensitive to being offended yourself. Try to avoid starting ego battles with people or reacting to others when they are trying to provoke you, because even if you win those fights, what you have won is nothing but a childish contest you be better off trying to grow beyond.
Your communication skills at this time will be poor, and that could lead to misunderstandings. You’ll be prone to black-and-white thinking and won’t feel as open to exploring nuance and ambiguity. Figuring out the basis of people’s disagreements with you will seem like a pointless waste of time. Remind yourself that it rarely is, and that that’s just what your temporarily overactive ego is telling you.
You will, however, have a lot of energy for mental effort, particularly for something involving research. Having a cognitively demanding project to get lost in would be an ideal task for this transit. You may get easily discouraged if things do not go your way, but, again, that’s just the ego, doing its things.
Treat your ego like a child seeking your attention. Acknowledge him, and then he’ll calm down.

Useful Mars Square Natal Mercury Crystals