Mercury and Venus in Aquarius

On Feb 13, transiting Mercury re-enters Aquarius. Mercury works well in this ingenious sign: clarity on issues comes suddenly and unexpectedly. (You may have had a taste of this when Mercury briefly entered Aquarius from Jan 1 – 8, before backing into Capricorn during its retrograde period last month.) Following suit, Venus will move into Aquarius on Feb 16, where it embraces diversity, originality in others, and gets a bit eccentric in romance!

Aquarius values novelty, because there’s nothing it hates more than tradition. Because Aquarius is an air sign, it’s highly intellectual/social. But unlike its fellow air signs, Aquarius doesn’t form personal connections. It’s concerns with humanity as a whole, especially those who are marginalized in society. Think of looking down at the world from a rocketship, and you’ll understand the Aquarius mentality. Think of lightning, and you’ll understand its sudden insights.

This is the cutting-edge sign, lonely on the fringe of society. Aquarius enjoys detachment because not only can it stand out as being a true individual this way (thumbing its nose at convention), it can also stay open to receiving those lightning-quick innovations. Aquarians are drawn to the latest technology (especially communication devices, which allow them to share from afar). The shadow side of Aquarius is embracing perversion just to provoke others, or alienating itself from society.

Mercury in this sign can give you answers, but you may need to embrace unorthodoxy in order to get them. What about you is different? Consider it, because once Venus enters Aquarius, it will really be time to let your freak flag fly! You may be a lone wolf while you seek out what makes you unique, but don’t be surprised if you’re drawn to those who are edgy or offbeat when Venus enters Aquarius. This sign appreciates diversity, and people who embrace their differences.

Mercury is in Aquarius until March 5, and Venus through March 12. During this time people may say shocking things (Mercury), make wild changes to their appearance (Venus), and focus on humanitarian issues, science, and technology. However, don’t forget that Aquarius is a fixed sign: staunch in ideas and opinions, and obstinate in its quest for individuality.  Don’t say you haven’t been warned!


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