The planet Mercury rules our intelligence, thinking processes, mental agility and communication skills. Astrologically, it influences how we make decisions, the speed at which we act and how logical or analytical we feel at any given time. When Mercury transits through Aquarius, itself one of the most intellectual signs of the zodiac, it’s a time when ideas and innovation are paramount.
Original thinking is a big deal during the Mercury in Aquarius transit of February 14th, 2022 through March 9th, 2022.
We can see things slightly differently and it’s easier to think laterally, to come up with new ideas and to be willing to try new solutions. Often ideas that emerge from the collective consciousness during the Mercury in Aquarius transit seem light years ahead of their time.
Aquarius is an emotionally cool zodiac sign, and Mercury deals in logic and thought rather than feelings and intuition, so this transit can sometimes feel quite emotionally aloof. That can be bad news in a close relationship or where a great deal of empathy is needed, but as always with astrology, nothing is ever simply ‘good’ or ‘bad’; when Mercury transits Aquarius we are able to take a step back from overly emotional situations and view them more objectively, which can be very helpful.
Issues with authority can arise when Mercury transits Aquarius because this is very independent energy that does not like to be told what to do. Because Aquarius is fixed astrological energy, intransigent thinking, dogmatism and intellectual stubbornness can also become problematic for some people during this transit.
During this transit, everyone benefits if communication is precise, clear, and to the point. Try to keep communication brief and don’t leave room for ambiguity, especially at work or in business. Because of the cool emotional nature of this transit, be aware that the written word especially can come across as aloof or unfeeling, so in emails, texts or social media posts, many of us will need to work hard to ensure that our words say what we really mean.
Because the need for intellectual stimulation is strong with this transit, astrology suggests debate and argument over the day’s issues tend to increase. It can be helpful to find new intellectual hobbies or to take up a course of study simply for the pleasure of it. Anything that stretches your mind or expands your mental horizons is definitely a good thing during the Mercury in Aquarius transit.
How Does Mercury in Aquarius Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
The Mercury in Aquarius transit will affect each zodiac sign slightly differently, but all signs will notice greater intellectual strengths and a focus on analysis and facts.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
You’ll feel very talkative during this transit, Aries, but remember that it’s important to listen too. This is a good time for humanitarian or charitable interests and for working in a team – something you don’t always find easy, as you’re a bit of a lone wolf. Learn to value the contributions others can make.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
With Mercury transiting your career zone, Taurus, this is a good time for long-term planning and strategy. Work out where you want to be in ten years’ time and keep your focus firmly on the future. It’s easy to make a good impression now in job interviews or when working to find new business.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Mercury is your ruling planet, but during this particular transit, Gemini, its logical energy can be a little bit diffused and confusing. You’re very much in big picture mode during this time, but that means that it’s easy to lose track of day-to-day details. Astrology suggests you may feel forgetful, but good time management will keep you on track.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
Mercury’s cool, analytical prowess serves you well during this transit and enables you to see right through to the heart of other people’s motives. Try to apply the same dispassionate objectivity to your own motives too – this is a good time for better self-understanding and for self-improvement efforts too.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
Mercury now transits your love zone, making communication much easier in your relationship – but the emotional coolness this influence brings means that you’ll need to be careful not to appear distant with your lover. When interacting with others during this transit, you’ll have strong talents in negotiation and mediation.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
Mercury greatly aids your powers of focus and concentration during this transit, Virgo. As your ruling planet, Mercury here sharpens your already good analytical skills too. This is an excellent period for study or for difficult intellectual work, but it’s also a good time for sorting out your personal organization and time management issues.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
This Mercury transit brings out your creative streak and encourages you to showcase your artistic talents, Libra. Astrology suggests you’ll be especially able to express yourself through words, but arts and crafts are promising too. Mercury also increases your desire to communicate with others, making this a very friendly and sociable period in your year.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
With Mercury transiting through your family zone, you should be able to view any difficult family issues more dispassionately and objectively during this period, which can be helpful. Astrology suggests it’s a useful time to get back in touch with estranged family members or to quell any feuds that have arisen. Learn more about your family history and roots too.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Information overload is a danger during this transit, Sagittarius. Do you really need to be constantly connected to your devices and to social media? Try to switch off and only get the information you actually need. Time spent away from others during this period will actually sharpen up your communication skills when you are back in a group.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
With Mercury transiting your money zone, this is an excellent period for sensible, logical, strategic financial decisions. With a good head for figures naturally, you’ll feel even more in control during this transit. You can harness this energy to start a new business or to increase your income by using talents that are currently lying dormant.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
Mercury transiting your sign increases your desire to argue – and to win. Expect to feel moved to campaign for a cause close to your heart, or to change people’s minds on a major issue. You may also find that you get bored easily during this period; you need plenty of intellectual stimulation, so it’s a good time to take up a new and challenging hobby.
Mercury Transits Aquarius for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
As Mercury transits the most spiritual zone of your natal birth chart, you can work through any lingering emotional trauma you may feel. Use the objective and dispassionate influence of Mercury at this time to dismiss any feelings of guilt or shame. Seek counseling or therapy if you think it would be helpful. Astrology suggests this can also be a good time for mediumship and meditation.