Mercury will go retrograde in the sign of Aries on March 30th and will be in that sign the entire period of it’s retrograde journey. If there was a zodiacal hot spot this would be it. As Mercury does it’s retrograde dance in Aries it will be accompanied by Jupiter and Uranus and joined by Mars on the 2nd and Venus on the 21st. Even the Sun and Moon will join in at the New Moon on the 3rd . We can expect many Aries themes to be highlighted. Some of them might be: independence, hot-headedness, anger, individuality, identity and much more. Aries is a fire sign and means to burn up whatever is in the way of new growth. On the positive side think, ‘crocus’ on the negative side think, ‘aggression’. Truth is that everything needs a push to get born. This is true for babies and democracies as well as fruits and vegetables of all sorts not to mention ideas. Aries is a sign that likes to go at life head first. The interesting thing about the New Moon is that it will be exactly opposite Saturn. This suggests that for every action there is a consequence. Mercury retrograde seriously seconds that concept. So think before you act but don’t be overly passive. Change is inevitable just consider the consequences as best you can before you dive in.
Days on which to pay special attention to Aries themes are the 3rd because of the New Moon (consider the consequences of all intentions); 9th when Mercury conjuncts the Sun (be still and listen to your heart); 11th when Mercury conjuncts Jupiter (temper opinions with wisdom); 19th when Mercury conjuncts Mars (act impulsively now, pay later). (For more insights into these days you can go to Julie’s website and look for ‘Aries Insights’ after March 20th.
As for the royal wedding; At least Mercury won’t be retrograde by then but otherwise there is a lot to say about the astrology of it. All I will say here is that there is a mighty meeting of planets in Aries which wouldn’t be my first choice for a wedding. Aries is about independence not joining. At best we might think it indicates that they are two very strong individuals.