Light-winged messenger Mercury is the planet that swings closest to the Sun, speeding through a single sign of the Zodiac in around 3-4 weeks.

In the art of Astrology, this small spinning celestial ball activates our communication styles. It affects how we connect with others whilst also influencing how we think, travel, move and process information… not much then!

But what’s worth knowing, is that in addition to the position of this planet in your natal astrology chart, Mercury has a daily influence on our collective horoscope, determined on its current Zodiac sign, plus any major aspects it makes and of course…. whether it’s currently moving direct, or in retrograde motion (the horror!)

When Mercury spins through Aquarius, the forward-focused fixed air sign of the Zodiac mandala, what does it mean for the collective?

Under this sky, we can feel a little like rebels without a cause.

With Mercury in Aquarius, you’ll likely think nothing of stirring up the conversational soup with some sticky statements and striking up debates for no other reason than… “I felt like it!” But it’s also this Mercury sign’s forward-looking approach to life that likes to ruffle those feathers (not to mention planetary ruler Uranus).

It’s All In Your Mind

Lateral thinking, eccentric, quirky expression and probing the depths of what’s acceptable in the company become the norm with Mercury sailing through the sign of the water bearer. That beautiful frisson that comes when people’s edges are pushed and new territories discovered in the mind is one of the best things about this transit.

But this doesn’t mean conflict.

The energy of Aquarius is all about team-playing so the time you spend with others will be time well spent. In fact, you could find it mighty useful to keep your most trusted personal think tank close under this astrology, as you’ll appreciate some extra brain power to bounce around the ingenious ideas that will likely come raining down. And as a fixed sign (alongside Taurus and Scorpio) having people you can rely upon will mean a lot.

Emotions Take A Back Seat

The double dose of mental prowess brought by Mercury AND its air sign host (similarly to fellow air signs Gemini and Libra) means you’re unlikely to be led by your emotions, and even more unlikely to humor other people being led by theirs. Worlds will turn during this time, on the hinges of your higher mind, and not on your feelings.

Time For Self-Expression

The influence of this Mercury sign means that communicating and finding ways for self-expression using modern technologies will carry you far during this time, and feel like a whole lot more fun than the trusty (but SO last-century) pen and paper. And if you’re someone who normally works in isolation, ensure you use this astrological vibe to get plenty of time with other like-minded folks. The energy of Aquarius feels very individualist, but in actual fact thrives in company.

Time to come out of hiding, starlings!

Three to four times a year Mercury moves retrograde through the skies, unleashing an (often unjust!) fear across the conscious and astrologically-minded community. Is Mercury retrograde right now? Here are the dates to watch out for in 2020:

  • February 17th – March 10th 
  • June 18th – July 12th
  • October 14th – November 3rd

For the inside scoop on Mercury retrograde, head here….

And for a playlist to ease you through the strife, head here…!

Mercury Rx doesn’t have to be a hindrance if you have the right tools! Discover how to navigate this Mercury Retrograde (& Every Mercury Retrograde of 2020)

Get your Mercury Retrograde Survival Journal NOW!


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About Katherine Anne Lee

Katherine Anne Lee is a writer, truth-teller and edge walker. She specializes in reading, and guiding others through the energetic patterns and rhythms that spiral through our worlds. Katherine has spent almost a decade training in the lunar mysteries, and European Shamanic Practice, gathering extensive knowledge and experience in these esoteric arts. She offers practical tools and methods to help modern humans use and integrate this ancient wisdom, in a rapidly evolving world. Visit The Moon School

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