Mercury Stations Retrograde in Aries until April 25

Ipek Durmaz
2 min readApr 2, 2024

In numerous sculptures from ancient Greece and Rome, the vitality of Aries is depicted through the image of a pure and gentle lamb. Hermes was revered as the guardian of this lamb. This significance is reflected in the elegant statues portraying a sleeping lamb nestled at Hermes’ feet, as well as in various columns bearing the same motif found across mainland Greece and Ephesus, Turkey.

Mercury in Aries is special. It aligns with the mischievous god’s wittiness, cleverness, and impulsivity.

Mercury stationed retrograde in Aries on April 1 at 6:15 PM EDT. This retrograde will start at 27 degrees Aries, extending its stay in this courageous, direct, individualistic, passionate fire sign, letting us internalize these characteristics and bringing back old issues or opportunities regarding these facets.

Aries is the search for a separate identity, finding enthusiasm

Mercury retrograde will be in close touch with the upcoming new moon solar eclipse in Aries. This eclipse is a north node eclipse conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer; with Mercury retrograde’s influence, we are given a new perspective related to an old issue. North Node eclipses are always about moving forward. If we look closely enough at this wound, we will reach where “we are meant to” be.

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Ipek Durmaz

Astrologer, storyteller, and sometimes a poet. Instagram: @ouroboros.community