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 Mars
Productivity-wise, this is a useful time, and you should have a lot of mental energy. You’ll be more curious than ever and eager to learn. Your expressive skills will feel heightened, and you’ll find that you’re being more witty than usual.
If you channel this energy properly, you’ll be able to accomplish a great deal. You won’t find any problems with your motivation at this time, but you may be a little impatient. You’ll want instant results from your work and won’t feel like hanging around waiting for the pay-off.
But great pay-offs only come to those who wait, so wait you must.
You need to be mindful of the high-strung energy of this transit, or else it’ll have you acting very impulsively. For example, you may create ego conflicts with some colleagues and come across as overly assertive in your beliefs, even self-righteous, to others. And in some conflicts you may end up stubbornly defending an irrational position just because you don’t want to back down.
By balancing your drive forward with consideration for those around you, you can avoid such conflicts escalating unnecessarily. You’ll feel your mind sparking with ideas during this time, but that’s no reason to not listen to others and take their feelings into account.
Useful Mercury Conjunct Natal Mars Crystals