MERCURY IN ARIES/ EXCHANGE WITH MARS IN GEMINI APRIL 16-MAY 19TH 2021

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS/MERCURY EXCHANGE OF SIGNS

Once in a while we get what Western Astrologers call a mutual reception or exchange of signs and in Vedic astrology it is know as a Parivatartana Yoga (abbreviated PVY).  It can be very powerful and it allows a connection and association between the signs involved and is often stronger than a planetary aspect. With Mars in  Gemini now  and Mercury going into Mars’s sign of Aries  April 16-April 30th  , we have 14 days  of this phenomenon. The last time we saw this was for 2 weeks May 4-18th 2019. The result is like having Mars in Aries again and Mercury in Gemini a bit early as it is not offically  in there until May 26, 2021.  Planets always appreciate being in dignity.

What does it mean?  Mars and Mercury are the most bitter enemies because Mars needs to act and Mercury needs to think and the two together get into verbal fighting matches. At best it may create quick-witted speaking, strength in technical and mechanical and medical work and being quick to solve problems.  I often find in finance it may lead to deals and corporate take-overs. Mars is a bit exaggerated with its energy now because it is out of bounds until May 24th  and in Gemini it can have more sexual energy. It will create energy that is extremely argumentative, a bit  deceitful and this augmented by Rahu in Taurus aspecting Gemini. (yes Rahu has a 100% 30 degree aspect to the next sign!)  It may be a bit roguishly enchanting, flattering and flirtatious and not being aware of boundaries.   On the positive side it may show  signs of being outrageously funny and  sarcastic and not concerned entirely about hurting someone’s feelings.  All of this energy will get exaggerated with the exchange of signs.

The dark side of Mars/Mercury associations is that it creates angry moods, slow deliberate thinking, strong achievement and ambition, aggressive confrontations and arguments, self-centeredness and being ruthlessness around achieving ones goals.  Also you have to be very careful to not get into heated arguments while driving as this can lead to reckless behavior and potential accidents. I often find that accidents are a pinnacle of rage that bubbles up in arguments.  So, if this happens, pullover, and fight it out– but not while driving.  Virgo rising, Capricorn rising and Cancer rising may need to be most careful here particularly if you have a Mars/Mercury association in your natal chart.

The association between the houses owned by Aries and Gemini will become more involved.  That means the following rising signs benefit most:  Geminis with gains of income and good energy from groups and friends because of the exchange between 11 and 1 but can create health concerns and issues around work  as the 11th house is the 6th from the 6th.

Leo rising because of the exchange between 9 and 11 bringing gains from father, Guru, foreign country and travels.

Libra rising because of the exchange between 7 and 9 bring luck with relationship or partnership or partners in foreign lands.

Sagittarius rising because the exchange between 5 and 7th bringing luck with partners, children and investment.

Pisces Rising because of the exchange between 2nd 4th house bringing gains from real estate and property.

The other rising signs are more challenging because they involve the 3, 6, 8 and 12th houses and not going into detail but read Alan Annand’s book on Parivartana Yogas. The good news is that the impact is only 2weeks in transit.

If you are running a Mars/Mercury or Mercury/Mars period you will notice the impact greatly of if you were born with this yoga, it will kick in during transit now.

Still because Mars and Mercury are bitter enemies and it creates quarreling, even those receiving gains may have to fight for them and be left with a lot of anger.

So continue to be aware whether a fight over some point is worth getting into a heated argument. Mars when weak wants to be right for his ego and that just leads to alienation so just drop it. How important is it to be right and make your point at the cost of losing friends and getting all emotionally upset?   Go for the peace of our cover photo of the the two children.    Opposite values and opinions can coexist in harmony.

The warrior pose for Mars will help balance it and the Cobra pose for Mercury in yoga will help balance the situations.

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