When a person has his natal Mercury in Aquarius, the sign will grant a big part of its attributes to everything that Mercury represents in his chart. As Mercury is generally governing our intellect and communication, Aquarian energy will make the native’s expression quite pioneering and rebellious. Such people will be using a lot of innovative technologies for transmitting information, and can be very good multi-taskers. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, and has planet Uranus as its ruling celestial body. Aquarius is also the natural ruler of the eleventh house, which rules social groups and organizations, while also our friends and volunteering. In addition, the house is responsible for our biggest dreams and hopes.
Mercury in Aquarius indicates a mind that is more open to new experiences. The ability to bring facts to light in an impersonal way offers an objective, trustworthy, and non-judgmental mind. For people with this position, the truth must come first, they are not very interested in traditional or socially accepted ideas if they are incompatible with the facts. If they want to do it, they do it. If they want to experiment, they experiment. Freedom is often the first thing on their thoughts!
Here is the secret of its originality. Due to their impersonal objectivity, these people are not easily surprised by anything they may see or experience. Therefore, they may accept things that others would find frightening or incomprehensible.
Mercury in Aquarius is in its exaltation. Consequently, whoever has this position in their chart has a better ability to understand that reason exists as a pattern of Universal Mind, of which the Individual Mind is only a minor cog. Therefore, they manifest their intuition in a higher way, as they communicate with a larger collective mind that transcends the individual ego.
The ability of these natives to experience things can be so intense that it can go beyond the five senses. Since Aquarius is a fixed sign, the mental energy of people with this position is stabilized, they are more focused and this allows them to easily access any idea that is in their consciousness.
Some can perceive their own mind as a field of energy and its contents as patterns of that same energy – they are almost like telepaths!
They have a more scientific understanding of all things material and see reality at a microcosmic level, a pattern of energetic impulses in motion. Being able to see things in broader terms favors humanitarianism and concern for the evolutionary development of humanity. It is an excellent position for astrology and all forms of occult studies.
Whoever has this position of Mercury generally likes to be with other people. Therefore, they get involved in group or organizational work and seek mental/intellectual stimulation from their friends. Aquarius’ sense of community, coupled with their clarity to understand the Universe, makes people with this position seek out the collective, unconsciously wishing that everyone would unite for the common good.