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The Mercury Communiqué: Mercury in Aquarius

Keen Category: Astrology Advice

The planet Mercury with an illustration of the water jug of Aquarius

When large crowds gather, one voice can unite them all. When a new trend captures the popular imagination, there is one artist behind the vision that becomes shared by all. Mercury, the planet of communication, can influence how we say things on earth and how they are interpreted by others. When that group of others is a large group, though, the planet of communication is interacting with Aquarius, the zodiac sign that holds sway over the masses. When these two team up, the beauty of everyone working together under a common theme is likely, but so too is the shadow side of Aquarius: groupthink, a phenomenon when everyone acts under an assumption to which nobody feels responsible.

Mercury enters Aquarius on February 3 and is only there until February 21. Mercury is potent, though, when it is moving at a fast pace. There is one strong point of influence that this little planet will carry when it is in zodiac Aquarius during this time period: Mercury is much more influential in our daily activities when it is moving fast, and it is moving quite fast as it makes a fresh start in Aquarius. Mercury's recent visit to Capricorn was a long haul. It entered Capricorn on November 30, 2010. It slowed down, turned retrograde and went back into Sagittarius. Then it slowed down again, moved forward and re-entered Capricorn in mid-January. What this means is that Mercury is looking for a fresh start and a new way of expression. Mercury's visit to a fresh zodiac sign gives communication an intense emphasis during this forecast period. In other years, Mercury would be travelling from Sagittarius into Capricorn and then into Aquarius at the planet's standard pace. Because it was in the sign of the Goat for so long, this year's trip through the zodiac sign of the Water-bearer will make for a wild two and a half weeks ahead. All communication, even your private conversations and intimate whispers, all just seem to ripple into crowd control and group hugs. When it involves Mercury it involves the way we say it and the manner in which we hear it. When it involves Aquarius it has mass appeal behind it. "It" is your life and interactions between February 3 and February 21. Read below for the specifics involving your sign and the sign of the person with whom you will be doing most of the communicating.

  • Aries March 21 – April 19

    The Ram looks ahead but needs to talk about the past in order to find common ground. Finding out what others already know about you may be the biggest surprise, but until you make the breakthrough you are at a distinct disadvantage. Prepare now for others to tell you about themselves and embrace the role of guru if it is given to you. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Taurus April 20 – May 20

    The Bull has some business or company matters on his or her mind and is not in the mood for chitchat. Every word you say or hear will be filtered through one word: career. Advancing on up is a distinct possibility and, given that chance as you know it exists, woe to anyone who gets in your way during this short period of time. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Gemini May 21 – June 21

    The flirtatious conversation in which you get entangled will not be too easy to unravel. If you are already in a monogamous relationship, do not tempt fate or a gorgeous possible lover, as you are quite difficult to resist. You will inspire a persistent pursuit in someone who thinks they see the twinkle in your eye. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Cancer June 22 – July 22

    Passion and paperwork are dominating your nights and days while Mercury visits Aquarius. Find a cooperative partner with whom to share the energy and fill out the forms. Sandwich any travel around deadlines and you will find that it is the best of both worlds. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Leo July 23 – August 22

    Partnership passion peaks and the words you share with a lover or attractive close friend could change that person into your soulmate. Ask a third party to confirm that you are not being too wishful. Wishes are the seeds that grow the tree of delusion, but they are also the vines to climb up to your dream. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Virgo August 23 – September 22

    You will have plenty of explaining to do when you recall so many of the details. Your memory is sharp and the recollections are vivid. But will people believe what you have to add to the mix? Don't be surprised when a charismatic person insists you are not recalling things correctly. This person has an agenda. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Libra September 23 – October 22

    Your opportunity for love presents itself in the form of a riddle. Can you solve what gets between you and this attractive person without appearing desperate? The competition is fierce, so prepare to be domineering and bold. Love can sizzle when there is a rival out there to defeat. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Scorpio October 23 – November 21

    Getting out of the house will be your problem while Mercury is in Aquarius. Finding someone to communicate with will not. An online relationship blooms and there are dozens of people who will admire the way you express yourself regardless of whether they know you in person or just online. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

    The likelihood that you hear some great gossip, especially around Valentine's Day, is high. Understand that this information is like money and you can spend it once and find out something else from someone who has even more important gossip. Just listen first before letting the words slip out for good. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Capricorn December 22 – January 19

    A good tip on where to make some money will be the best news coming your way. Mercury's visit to Aquarius puts you in a popular position and the chance to profit financially is irresistible. If you do not need the money, expect to find some like-minded friends who see the world in the same way you do. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Aquarius January 20 – February 18

    Mercury in your sign can give you lots of energy, but be sure not to spread yourself too thin. Giving time and energy to a project that is new to you will pay off in hours of discovery and enjoyment. Be it love, career or a new hobby, you can advance in a few weeks what might usually take months if not a whole year. Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

  • Pisces February 19 – March 20

    The likelihood of falling in love is increased with Mercury in Aquarius, and just in time for Valentine's Day! You might be receiving an early birthday present if it is affection that you are after. Look to your hopes and dreams to find the form of a possible soulmate or loving life partner. It could all happen so fast! Call an astrologer now for a more personalized forecast!

Mercury Communication Forecasts of 2011