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 company become the norm with Mercury sailing through the sign of the water bearer. That beautiful frisson that comes when peoples 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 2019:
- March 3rd – 28th (through Pisces)
- July 7th – August 1st (through Leo/Cancer)
- October 31st – November 20th (through Scorpio)
Want to Read About Mercury in Other Zodiac Signs?
- Mercury in Aries
- Mercury in Taurus
- Mercury in Gemini
- Mercury in Cancer
- Mercury in Leo
- Mercury in Virgo
- Mercury in Libra
- Mercury in Scorpio
- Mercury in Sagittarius
- Mercury in Capricorn
- Mercury in Aquarius
- Mercury in Pisces