Mercury in Aquarius

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Mercury in Aquarius

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Independent, Innovative, Analytical, Humanitarian, Unconventional,

Rebellious, Intellectual, Open-minded, Objective, Future-oriented, Eccentric

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The Basics

In Astrology, Mercury represents communication, intellect, and mental processes. It influences how we think, express ourselves, and gather knowledge, playing a crucial role in shaping our communication skills and mental abilities.

You have a brilliant, analytical mind and a talent for understanding complex concepts and systems.  Just like bolts of lightning, your thoughts tend to be rapid, exacting, and unique; they come from completely out of the blue and, perhaps, are a bit ahead of their time.

Mercury in Aquarius highlights your need for freedom, independence, and the pursuit of knowledge. You are naturally curious and analytical, with a unique perspective on the world.

You value originality and are drawn to innovative ideas and unconventional ways of thinking, new technologies and breakthroughs.

You are intuitive and resourceful, with the ability to correctly judge human character and penetrate the masks that others wear.  You follow your own convictions regardless of what others think of you, and you have the ability to express your ideas clearly so that others easily comprehend.

You have a strong humanitarian impulse and an aptitude for organization, and you enjoy being involved in cooperative group efforts or businesses that are contemporary and innovative.    You believe humanity can resolve its problems through creative intelligence using inventive minds and scientific principles.

Mercury in Aquarius individuals are often attracted to careers in science, technology, social activism, or any field that allows them to apply their innovative and intellectual abilities.

In relationships, you value intellectual stimulation and seek partners who can engage in deep and thought-provoking conversations.

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mercury is Harmonious or Discordant.

While everyone has good and bad days, your Cosmodynes reveal where you lean toward on average.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mercury, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mercury in Aquarius

  • Your independent and innovative thinking allows you to come up with unique and creative ideas.
  • You have a strong sense of social consciousness and are driven by humanitarian ideals.
  • Your open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity enable you to adapt to diverse perspectives.
  • You excel in problem-solving and enjoy tackling complex issues from unconventional angles.
  • You have the ability to communicate your ideas effectively and inspire others with your visionary thinking.
  • Your futuristic mindset and love for innovation make you adaptable to changes in technology and society.

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A Discordant Mercury in Aquarius

  • You may become overly rebellious or contrary, challenging ideas for the sake of being different.
  • Your unconventional thinking might lead to difficulty in connecting with more traditional or conservative individuals.
  • You may struggle with practicality and have a tendency to overlook details in favor of grand ideas.
  • Your intellectual independence can sometimes make it challenging to collaborate or compromise with others.
  • You can be stubborn and resistant to change, insisting on your own way even when it may not be the best approach.
  • You may come across as aloof or unemotional, and struggle with interpersonal relationships.
  • You may sometimes prioritize your own intellectual pursuits over the needs and feelings of others.

Remember, everyone's charts are unique and complex.  Describing a single element of a chart (like Mercury in Aquarius) doesn't account for other influences that would provide more details.


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About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.