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Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2019
Mercury: patron of travel, communication and the human mind; an orator, poet, soothsayer, healer, lucky star and underworld guide. With magical caduceus in hand, Mercury led freshly discorporated souls from the lower to the upper worlds. I think of mercurial energy as androgynous. Remember Gemini (ruled by Mercury) and twinship/duality.
What happens when Mercury flies with Aquarius? Mercury and Aquarius have excellent synergy as they both embody the air element. There is something undeniably magical and exciting about Aquarius. The water bearer is a highly curious, social creature. Aquarius is like a gale-force wind, eager to upend the status quo. He is progressive, pushing the boundaries of social acceptability. Aquarius embodies some powerful paradoxes. He is both a diehard rationalist and risk-taker. He is remarkably tolerant and open-minded, yet headstrong. He is scientific, analytical and inventive, yet impatient and judgmental.
This is the season of political activism. Write down all of your most universalist ideals; make a crazy painting; do a funky dance; go out and march. Mercury in Aquarius takes the intellectual aspects of Mercury and transforms them into plans for the future of humanity. It is time to FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS; spark the revolution; scream truth to power. Feel Aquarius’ amaranthine passion for social justice coursing through your veins.
Aquarius is thoroughly indifferent to those in positions of authority. The root of this indifference – or hatred, at times – is a truth very unique to Aquarius, and important for all of us to hear: no authority figure is going to change the world for better – we are. And that change starts at the most humble level: inside our own minds, in the garden of our thoughts. Mercury in Aquarius encourages radical and experimental thoughts and helps clarify our relationship to things like freedom and authenticity.
Who are you in your community? Are you comfortable being different? Are you brave enough to follow Aquarius down this little path, so far from the main thoroughfare? Down this path, you can adhere to less rules and see just how deeply motivating that is.
Mercury in Aquarius shines a light on our inner creative brilliance. This transit also increases our personal popularity, but not in a warm, fuzzy way. One thing that makes Aquarius is so special is that he can relate to anyone. The water bearer is different from everyone yet still just one of the crowd. This makes him your best friend and your best neighbor. Aquarians are fun, chatty, full of ideas, eager to share their unique prophecies – yet strictly unemotional. As he is often in the public eye, Aquarius feels that he must maintain a professional relationship with everyone in his community.
In Native American astrology, Aquarius is associated with the otter, the quaking aspen and the precious metal silver. If you are feeling stuck, meditate on the playful otter. Meditate on the sheen of aspen leaves, hear them rustle in the winter wind. See quicksilver clouds racing at light speed across the skyscape. Go out beneath the diamond star dome, let Gaia’s frigid air fill your lungs.
Every constellation is a preparation for the next. Aquarian lessons prepare us for Pisces. The water bearer’s electric winds create empty space for the bottomless ocean of the fishes. I suggest incorporating some technology into your future-making. For example, you might start a blog or get behind a camera. Soon left brain intellect will give way to a magnificent, nebulous swirl of right brain spirituality and creation.
The first day of Mercury in Aquarius (Jan 23) might be a little rough. Early that morning, Mercury squares Uranus in Aries. Not a good day for travel or important conversations, at least not in the morning. One of the best days of the cycle comes on Jan 29 when the Sun and Mercury meet up for a conjunction. Expect a highly productive, innovative day.
Invert your body with Aquarius Yoga. In meditation, focus on the third eye or crown chakra. If you were born with Mercury in Aquarius, these couple weeks are your Mercury Return. To find your personal Mercury sign, click here.
Mantra: I am powerful