Summon the Vibe Police. You need to report a crime against mundanity. Mercury is in Aquarius for nearly ten weeks, three times longer than usual and backed by a whole cabal of Aquarius energy. On second thoughts, don’t snitch. The paperwork alone would be devastating for your consciousness. Instead, lay low and wait for Mercury to contact you. Don’t anticipate any Galactic Federation nonsense: the galaxy is run by magic, not Space Politicians.
How will you heed the signal? If you have natal Mercury in Aquarius, don’t bother reading anymore, go on ahead – I’ll meet you in the 9th Dimension, Proxima Centauri. Otherwise, the last time Mercury was in Aquarius for this long was Jan to March 2015. Remember that? Supernatural, psyched, and everything was ultra-obvious or theatrically surreal. People pulled surprise stunts – either a move not at all telegraphed in advance or totally out of character.
Mercury In Aquarius 2021 Goes For Nearly Ten Weeks
But to the Aquarian mindset, there is no such thing as ‘character.’ It’s an alibi. Or quantum particles shifting in response to the person perceiving, not ‘you’ as such. This is the source of Aquarius objectivity – it’s not stoic composure or even a philosophy. It is a temperament. The default setting is emotional detachment. For the next ten weeks, expect people – and yourself – to be more aroused by principles and ideals.* Not necessarily citadels-of-democracy-storming arousal – more eco, contemplative, and reinventive.
Relationships are unpredictable but maverick hook-ups and attractions centered around casual, cool extreme candor do well. It’s an individualist yet communal influence. Outliers and aligned-people form affiliations but they’re mysterious and even unspoken, like spies recognizing one another’s tradecraft but acknowledging it with barely a passing glance. Or cats with their telepathic turf laws. If it is overt, it’s hyperbolic – see Liz Taylor and Richard Burton below.
Reforms and inventions work fantastically but there is a caveat: Mercury Retrograde from Jan 30/31 until Feb 21 is likely to hype the already strange space weather. It’s sub-optimal for flying, satellites, autonomous machinery, risky electricity maneuvers, and launching ambitious or unusual tech ventures. (More on the broader ramifications of this in the imminent Turbulent Times update.)
Expect Eerie Electrical Phenoms
The lucid objectivity and normality aversion of Mercury in Aquarius 2021 are accentuated by the longer duration AND because Mercury will be augmented by the Sun, Venus, Hekate, Jupiter plus Saturn in Aquarius. The last time there was a similar phenom, it was early 1962. That line-up included an Eclipse and it was square Neptune in Scorpio, sending some astrologers of the time a bit loopy. Hindu astrologers thought the Earth’s pole would flip and a Gnostic Guru declared the Age of Aquarius to have begun. Appraisals of the multiple Aquarian mini-generation born Jan to March ranged from “among them is the anti-christ” to “they’re all reincarnated Atlanteans, reborn to save civilizations.“
The super-Aquarians born then include/included – Eddie Izzard, Kevin Aucoin, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Takashi Murakami, Olga Najowa Tokarczuk, Malorie Blackman, Sandra Tsing Loh, Charles ‘Fightclub’ Palahniuk, Tammy Baldwin and – even though he is an early Sun in Pisces (born Feb 22), Steve Irwin. Muse on any of these people for mood inspo.
The Galaxy Is Run By Magic – Not Space Politicians
In Feb 1962, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor fell in love on the first day of filming the Cleopatra epic, declaring their intention to divorce their respective spouses so that they could be together. The tabloid media attention practically spawned the paparazzi and diverted focus from astronaut John Glenn’s historic solo orbit around the planet. The news flow was a not unfamiliar gaudy pastiche: Nuclear tests, Cuban missile alerts, the space race, celebrity infidelity sensations, and the cult best-seller of the month: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
If I were a professor of Aquarius Studies, we’d study Feb 62 like crazy. One of the early (before they were famous) Beatles members pulled out of a performance on the Eclipse; a muso called Ringo Starr stepped in on an hour’s notice – a remarkable destiny tweak. The Aquarius stellium was square his natal Jupiter-Saturn and Uranus in Taurus line-up at the time. Don’t diss squares!
Mercury only entered Aquarius a couple of hours ago but are you feeling it? Indicators include the urgent desire to read sharper, more radical literature/polemics and sudden-onset not giving a fuq about a whole range of metrics, things, and opinions. If you’re Uranian by nature or actively seeking in a way into the new Aquarius era (Jupiter, Saturn, and – soon – Pluto in Aquarius), this is the consciousness expansion you want.
*I’ve just gone fridge-free – it feels fantastic.