Learning from Conflicts
Avoiding Ego Clashes
Dealing with Physical Clumsiness
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 Square Natal Mars
At this time, you may feel touchy and irritable. People will get on your nerves and communication with them could be challenging.
You won’t like being challenged and you’ll tend to view simple feedback as an affront to your identity. You’ll feel the need to defend yourself, and sometimes even to defend by attacking.
To escape such unproductive clashes of egos, try focusing on the content of what’s at play, and remind yourself of the value of learning from critique, even if it might be painful at first.
It’s a time when your mind will want to jump to conclusions and engage in wild, provocative speech to anyone who’ll listen. Be aware of those tendencies, and try channeling the energy behind them into the effort of withholding judgement, of exploring possibilities freely, without attachment to any particular one.
Your mental conflicts may manifest themselves as a certain physical clumsiness, and so you may suddenly find yourself dropping some things and knocking into others. Watch out for the dangerous stuff, like hot liquids and knives, especially when you're distracted and cooking.
You’ll have a lot of energy, but it’ll feel jagged and staccato. Vigorous exercise will help you smooth it out, will help take the edge off. Then you’ll feel more graceful in your body and calmer in your mind.
Useful Mercury Square Natal Mars Crystals