Mercury enters Aquarius on February 7th, putting a fresh spin on old news. Aquarius encourages you to look ahead. It's "next step" time, even if you don't have anything planned. Rigid facts will be questioned. You may catch wind of alternatives to a carved-in-stone label. You may be asked to reconsider the set plan. Why not try ____ instead? This transit can be a welcome relief for those who are stuck, fixated or depressed.
Aquarius also delivers clarity and detachment. If your nose-to-nose stance with an issue has prevented you from seeing the truth, this transit can help you step back and just think (rather than feel). Mercury is supported by easy aspects (for the most part): sextiles and trines encourage a positive, progressive view that unfolds naturally. Mind you, the downside of detachment is communication with zero empathy. Pure logic can be chilly. And, sometimes Aquarius' alternatives are chosen for no reason except to disrupt and contradict. They say you must do X, therefore you do Y, just because.
Mercury will square Ceres in Taurus on February 7th, so the first issue will involve challenges to something that's being nurtured. As I noted in this post, Ceres has returned to Taurus after her retrograde. So this won't be a new issue, but you may be confronted with new facts that jolt your set routines.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Aquarius will make:
- Feb 7th: square Ceres in Taurus (0 deg)
- Feb 9th: inconjunct North Node in Virgo (3 deg)
- Feb 10th: sextile Venus in Aries (5 deg: Feb 7th-10th features a Yod from Mercury and Venus to the North Node
- Feb 16th: sextile Mars in Aries (14 deg)
- Feb 20th: sextile Uranus in Aries (21 deg)
- Feb 20th: inconjunct Vesta Rx in Cancer (20 deg)
- Feb 21st: trine Jupiter Rx in Libra (22 deg)
- Feb 23rd: sextile Saturn in Sagittarius (26 deg)
- Feb 25th: Pisces ingress