For three weeks, the planet of communication and messages, Mercury, has been retrograde. This Mercury retrograde period in the sign of Aquarius has produced issues with communication, messages, and even delays in transportation. However, on February 20th Mercury will finally go direct in the sign of Aquarius. With this forward motion, we all finally get the opportunity to channel this energy in a forward, direct manner. It is important to note that just because Mercury is moving forward does not mean that we should forget what we have learned during the retrograde season. Retrogrades have a lot to teach us if we are willing to do the inner work of learning. Making the most of Mercury direct in Aquarius requires us to consider what we learned during the Mercury retrograde period.
Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius Review
From January 30th to February 20th, Mercury was traveling retrograde in the sign of Aquarius. To really understand and synthesize Mercury in Aquarius as both a retrograde and forward transit it is important to note how the planet Mercury operates in the sign of Aquarius. When Mercury transits Aquarius, the mental faculties seek that which is beyond the usual. There’s a desire to think outside the box and to consider information that is different than the norm. The idea of going beyond the status quo especially in terms of communication, messages, and even learning is highly supported by Mercury in Aquarius. There’s also a much more detached perspective when Mercury transits Aquarius.
In regards to the retrograde to direct energy, there’s this idea that in order to move forward you have to take two steps back. Thus, as we begin to move into direct Mercury in Aquarius motion, let’s take a step or two backward to really understand what we’ve learned and gathered during the Mercury retrograde in Aquarius. What new insights and ideas came out of the blue? What previous perspectives and ideas were challenged during that time? Have you adopted new thinking patterns? Do those new thinking patterns and messages still apply? Taking the time to thoroughly analyze all of the new information that came in during Mercury retrograde in Aquarius allows you to determine what you should take with you moving forward and what you should leave behind.
Mercury Direct in Aquarius Transit
With Mercury moving directly into Aquarius on February 20th, now is the time to really think about how we can take all those insights and information that we garnered during the retrograde and actually put them into action. Essentially, Mercury will be revisiting all of its previous points as it retraces all of its steps. So, we will all get the opportunity to see if what we gathered on a mental plane is truly applicable to our path forward.
The mind becomes more inventive and effective at problem-solving as Mercury moves direct in the sign of Aquarius. Not being the most emotional in terms of making decisions, this logical approach prevents confusion, which is oftentimes much needed when trying to make decisions. If you have been feeling that you really need to change the way that you approach certain situations in your life, especially in regards to your perspective, Mercury in Aquarius can offer you some very positive insight on how to do so. As Mercury in Aquarius treks forward, we will be pushed to think outside the box when trying to implement many of the insights that came from the retrograde Mercury transit. All too often, we limit ourselves by only considering what we know. Fortunately, Mercury moving direct in Aquarius will prompt us to embrace what is different in order to move forward.
Making Mercury Direct Personal
We all can get the most from Mercury direct in Aquarius by looking at our natal chart to see where Mercury is transiting specifically. This will offer deep insights into how we are to integrate the lessons and the information that was gained during the Mercury retrograde period. The following is an example of how transits affect us differently based on house placement. It is important to note that the rising sign generally determines where Mercury and other planets are transiting in comparison to the natal chart.
If you have a Sagittarius Rising, it is likely that Mercury is transiting your 3rd house of communication because Aquarius is located on the 3rd house cusp.
If you have a Leo Rising, Mercury is transiting your 7th house of relationships. Thus, the information that you are focusing on at this time is how to integrate Mercury in Aquarius within the realm of your one-on-one relationships.
If you have an Aquarius Rising, Mercury is transiting your first house of self. Much of the information that came in over the retrograde period is related to your perception of yourself and how you can honor what makes you unique.
Overall, these are just a few examples of how the Mercury in Aquarius transit will affect all of us albeit in different ways.