There’s never a dull moment in the cosmos, and I don’t just mean the ongoing movements of the stars and planets or the dynamic interactions that occur between two heavenly bodies.
Granted, it’s all part of the grand scheme of things, but the unique array of planetary archetypes that make up our cosmic skies never ceases to intrigue me. Think about it—every planet is its own character: the sun is the star of the show and the center of our universe; the moon is gentle, sensitive, and deeply intuitive; Mars is hot-headed, ravenous, and short-tempered; irresistible Venus gets almost everything she wants with her goddess charm, the list goes on.
What’s even more fascinating about this is that each planet—already embodying its own celestial archetype—journeys through the zodiac wheel, shapeshifting accordingly, while in a cosmic dance with all 12 zodiac signs. Is it just me, or is this not the interstellar sitcom we never knew we needed?
Mercury, the messenger planet and ruler of communications, thought processes, and daily miscellanies, is often the most talked about, thanks to its clever ideas and gift of gab.
This, of course, is no coincidence as its celestial persona very much resembles its mythology. A booked and busy trickster, interpreter, and transporter of goods and messages, Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and the fastest in our solar system.
This swift messenger plays a pivotal role in our everyday lives, influencing everything from our communication style to our literal WiFi connection. Our friendly neighborhood Mercury’s got main character energy. Celestial ruler of Gemini and Virgo—zodiac signs that have everything to do with the mind, conversations, daily routines, and your immediate environment—it’s no wonder Mercury transits are so personal. Mercury transits influence the way you think/communicate, the main objective of your conversations, and how you approach others and share your ideas.
On February 5, Mercury will make a stellar debut via the socially conscious sign of Aquarius, a zodiac sign where the messenger planet exalts and is able to express itself fully and most effectively. When in this forward-thinking air sign, Mercury's intellect is equally as offbeat as it is brilliant, but it’s all part of its genius.
The messenger planet is a natural contrarian, too, as its progressive mind inspires unconventional ideas that challenge the status quo. This transit encourages innovative communication, urging us to think outside the box and engage in discussions that steer away from traditional structures and belief systems. This is especially true in the realms of technology, society, and the greater good of mankind. The water bearer was born to start a revolution, so don’t be afraid to tap into your inner rebel: ask questions, make logical observations, and speak up for yourself and/or on behalf of those around you.
Mercury in Aquarius is able to see the rational side of situations, as opposed to overthinking things or contemplating something that isn’t necessarily productive. There’s a lot more intellectual energy than emotional, which is also important to consider, as we are collectively prone to overlooking other people’s feelings during this Mercury transit, even unintentionally so. The key is to stay curious and be willing to experiment, as there are plenty of eureka moments ahead. With all of that being said, this Mercury transit is all the more significant to consider, as it will be making a conjunction with Pluto on February 5, the same day it enters this fixed air sign. Penetrating with passion and curiosity, conversations could intensify or bring secrets to light, specifically with regard to themes of technology, society, friendship, and group efforts, to name a few.
In any event, consider this an opportunity to tap into your inner genius and take back your power. Remember, your perspective is unique, and your words can inspire and influence those around you. Reflect on how you can harness this for the greater good.