Excelling in Communication
Listening as Much as Speaking
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
Mercury spends about a week in each natal house. During that time it affects your mental outlook, communications with others, and urges to take trips. When Mercury is in retrograde motion during its transit it may introduce delays in the affairs under its influence.
Mercury Conjunct Natal Ascendant
This time can get a lot more hectic as you may have more errands, phone calls or meetings than usual. Even if you don't have so many obligations you will want to take on more. Busyness will be something you crave, and you will have the physical energy necessary to deal with it.
You will be more charming that usual, and more people will be drawn to you. Good communication is important at this time, so give the clarity and precision of your language the attention it deserves.
If you do, you are likely to leave many fascinated by your command of language and effective delivery. Your thinking will be clear and organized, and you will be able to defend your perspective and direct your actions in a productive way.
You will not be afraid to speak up when you know you are right, but the fact is that you are not always right. So stay as humble as you are forthright. Continue communicating well, but be careful to not fall in love with the sound of your own voice.
In general, you may be much more preoccupied with yourself than usual, which is all the more reason to keep an empathetic perspective in your interactions with others.
Useful Mercury Conjunct Natal Ascendant Crystals