10 Ways to Ignite Inspiration With Mercury in Aquarius

Posted on January 06, 2021
Updated on March 10, 2021

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Do you feel excited about the possibilities of the upcoming year? Do you think your inspiration levels are high enough to reach your goals and dreams for 2021? And even if you feel ready to tackle the future, who couldn’t use a spark of inspiration around the start of a new year?

Fortunately, astrology once again has our backs. It is ramping up inspiration with a transit taking place early in the year – on January 8th inspirational Mercury will be dancing into progressive Aquarius, resulting in amplified creativity, open communication, and new and exciting ideas.

So, if you aren’t quite yet feeling prepared and raring to go for the new year, keep reading to find out how Mercury in Aquarius will amplify your enthusiasm and motivation!

What is Mercury in Aquarius?

When the planet of communication, intelligence, and the sharing of information – Mercury – meets with futuristic, inspired Aquarius, we see a union of two astrological elements that will bring intellect and wisdom to the forefront of the mind.

Mercury is the planet that rules over the mind, and it’s named after Mercury, the Roman messenger God who carried information from one god to another. This is a fast-moving planet responsible for making sure that messages are delivered on time – which is why things can seem so chaotic when Mercury is in retrograde – or slowed down to a stationary point.

Mercury also helps us develop new ideas and creative solutions to problems, as it carries inspired information straight from the Universe to your own ears.

The other half of this astrological union is Aquarius, the Fixed Air sign that also rules the 11th house, the house of destiny, dreams, and ideals. This is also the house of friendships, meaning that we may become more forward-thinking when it comes to our connections. Aquarius is concerned with a progressive future that helps the global community come together, as this is the most humanitarian of all the signs.

This might even mean that we develop newer and safer ways to connect amidst a global health pandemic.

Air signs are the thinkers of the zodiac, so when that Air combines with the intellect of Mercury, you can expect your mind to be on fire with visionary ideas. And both Aquarius and Mercury are quick to come up with new and exciting ideas, so you’ll be sharper and wittier than ever while this transit takes place.

But you may be wondering how to best utilize this energy for your own good and the good of all. So, let’s take a look at how you can make the absolute most of Mercury in Aquarius to help you ring in the new year with energy and excitement.

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Mercury in Aquarius will be a very cerebral one, as both Mercury and Aquarius are deeply connected to the mind. Here are a few easy tips and tricks to make sure you’re taking advantage of this intellectual transit.

1. Balance Logic & Emotion

Aquarius is ruled by spontaneous Uranus, which often means that this zodiac sign tends to blurt out its opinions without thinking first. But balancing your emotions and rational thinking will help you maintain compassion while communicating with others during Mercury in Aquarius so that you can avoid accidentally hurting anyone’s feelings.

Additionally, Aquarius is a sign that can be rather detached from the emotional realm, as it’s much more comfortable thinking things through than trying to feel them out. When that energy is paired with Mercury’s intellectual energy, it can be hard to recognize and acknowledge your emotions. You may have to work harder to get to the bottom of your feelings during this time.

Meditation, crystal healing, and yoga are also fantastic exercises for bridging any gaps between your thoughts and emotions.

2. Rebel With Grace

Aquarius is a zodiac sign that doesn’t like to be forced into a box; this sign is independent, fiercely rebellious, and doesn’t love rules.

You may not feel like going along with every schedule, structure, or rule set out before you right now, so it’s a good time to try to find ways to think outside the box and find your own voice. But it’s also important that you try not to burn any bridges right now by taking it too far. Try to find a few ways to bend the rules and do your own thing without breaking any laws or promises you may have made in the past.

Your independence will feel very important right now, so make sure that you’re asserting it!

3. Write it Down

Your mental capacity is amplified like crazy with Mercury in Aquarius. Those wheels will be spinning at full speed during this transit, so you must provide an outlet for all these thoughts and ideas!

This is an excellent time to connect to your journal and spend more time writing than you may be accustomed to.

In fact, even your planner may become a bigger asset in your life right now. Making to-do lists and planning events and goals will help you keep track of the many thoughts you experience during this transit. Writing things down will also help you avoid making impulsive decisions – if you have an idea, write it in your notebook, sit on it for a day or two, and revisit to see how inspired you feel about it later!

4. Be Kind

Mercury encourages open communication, while Aquarius is a humanitarian sign that loves people. This is the time to spread kindness all around and make sure that you’re sharing your light with the world – as you have so much to give. The more you practice compassion right now, the better you’ll feel about yourself.

Spread kindness to not only bring more love and light into the world but to lift your own vibrations as well.

5. Be Unique

Aquarius is a sign that is not afraid to embrace its eccentricities, and this is not a time for you to shy away from the qualities or attributes that separate you from the heard. Enjoy who you are. Amplify your will to be weird! Being yourself right now will help you grow more comfortable with the concept, allowing you to spend more time embracing your individuality in the future.

Your uniqueness can actually inspire you toward great new experiences!

6. Express the Most Unusual Ideas

Aquarius is anything but ordinary, and only those ideas that take place outside of the comfort zone will do right now. It’s time to go against the grain and trust your instincts, to share the ideas that may appear unusual at first blush.

Many of the world’s most successful inventions started out as an unusual idea – imagine what life would be like if those inventors were unwilling to share those ideas with the world?

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7. Focus on Your Inspirations

When you do have an idea that inspires you, make sure you dive in!

And there are so many technological advances that make it easier for you to get your ideas out there than ever right now, making technological activities more beneficial than ever. When you feel a spark of interest, use technology to do the research it takes to expand on that idea!

Don’t shy away from new technologies that can assist you right now, as they may help you feel more inspired than ever.

8. Think it Through

When you have a great idea while Mercury is in Aquarius, you may feel like running out and trying to make it happen immediately – but it’s important that you think these things through before taking any action. Uranus, the ruling planet of Aquarius, may encourage spontaneity, but it’s a better idea right now to let your thoughts marinate and fully develop before taking the plunge.

9. Tend to Your Physical Health

While Mercury in Aquarius is a cerebral transit, your physical health is just as important right now. In fact, it’s crucial that you make time for exercise, as this transit may create a desire to simply sit in thought and ponder all day. It’s easy to get caught up in your imagination and forget to take care of yourself.

Ensure that you’re active for at least 30 minutes each day to avoid neglecting your physical needs.

10. Communicate Clearly by Balancing the Throat Chakra

Your ideas and thoughts are at the forefront of your mind right now, and you may want to share them with those around you – but if your Throat chakra is unbalanced, blocked, or overactive, it may be difficult to get your ideas across in the manner in which you intend.

Working with aquamarine is especially useful for clearing this chakra during this transit, as this crystal connects to both the Throat chakra as well as Aquarian energy. Drinking hot tea with lemon and honey is another excellent way to send healing energy to this chakra.

And finally, meditating on shades of blue can not only bring relaxing, peaceful energy into the spirit but clear this chakra. Keeping the Throat chakra balanced is essential right now to be able to speak openly, honestly, and compassionately.

How Will Use Mercury in Aquarius?

Making the most of Mercury in Aquarius may seem involved, but it will be worth it. If you harness this energy, you can use this inspiration throughout the year to move closer towards your goals than ever.

Focus on logic and rational thinking over drama; write your thoughts and ideas down; let the inspiration flow within you, and celebrate the brilliant thoughts that come to you thanks to Mercury’s intellect and the visionary energy of Aquarius!

What are the areas of your life that you’re hoping to find inspiration in?


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Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about… Learn More About The Author »

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