Originally posted by Aries23Degrees:
Transiting Mercury on the IC is indeed a very personal but very active transit.
If there are aspects of transiting Mercury with natal Moon/Neptune/Jupiter,there could be a regurgitating of memories-whether good or bad.
But these are likely to be nostalgic and feelings of being "lost"(especially with Neptune and Moon),perhaps missing the peace of knowing the person was there etc.
If Mercury aspects Mars/Pluto,there is resentment,anger,defensiveness and a feeling of being "at the mercy" of your thoughts.
The thoughts can be intense and there can be a feelings of anger and regret- followed by insight and psychological perspective.
But whilst you are in it. Because of the sharp nature of Mars, the thoughts can have one feeling really angry and in sharp pain (Mars rules sharp objects). Like someone is "cutting" out your heat etc.
Since your IC is in Aries,the transits of Mercury in Aries would be bringing the energy of Mars-Mercury that I described above.
The good news is that you are willing to talk. Your thoughts are more active now than ever. And this is the effect of Mercury on the IC.
The not so great news is that there could be anger,resentment and a short temper that could come "out of nowhere".
Suspicious thoughts,defensiveness and even dark notions are also common.
I would say that this is an excellent time to voice your thoughts out and talk to someone.
Much of what you say may sound bitter at first, but there is insight to be gained too-as time goes on.
Swearing may have a therapeutic effect!!!