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Get Ready to Feel a LOT Smarter with Mercury in Aquarius

The planet of communication in the most intellectual sign? Yeah, you’re a genius now

Capricorn season, as boring and work-oriented as it was, did you good by pushing you to get organized and more serious about your goals. You might’ve felt like you were swimming upstream, but now that it’s the season of the water bearer, you feel more in control of the current. And it’s only about to get better on January 24, when Mercury, planet of communication, joins the party in Aquarius!

The routines and schedules of Cap season now feel more like cages, and you’re able to break free and get excited about new things. As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, and your life is about to become way spicier. Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini, the three air signs, have an easygoing time with Mercury in Aquarius, while Aquarius’ fellow fixed signs Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio experience a more urgent-feeling couple of weeks.

In logical, intellectual air sign Aquarius, Mercury increases mental activity and sharpens your wit.

Mercury rules over your brainpower and ability to communicate, learn, and teach. In logical, intellectual air sign Aquarius, Mercury increases mental activity and sharpens your wit. Aquarius is the least emotional sign as well, which can work against you during this time.Emotional connections aren’t easy to come by ATM, and you may come off as cold or unfeeling with the cut-and-dry communication style of Mercury in Aquarius.

Aquarius is the sign of brilliance, and is common in the charts of inventors, engineers, and other great thinkers. You might experience an ‘aha!’ moment or a flash of genius with Mercury here. This is also why Aquarius types are so interested in the future or anything ultra-modern or tech-related. You have this same fascination now, eager to learn and ready for unique, new experiences. It’s also a great time to pick up a new hobby or study a unique or unusual subject—the more eccentric, the better (hint hint: astrology is a good place to start)! Develop new ways of thinking—about yourself, about your relationships, and about the world—while Mercury travels through Aquarius.

Aquarius is the most humanitarian sign, and this is reflected in the thoughts and conversations you have now. There’s a teamwork-oriented slant on how you approach everything, and you naturally want what’s best for everybody.However, fixed Aquarius is infamously stubborn, so regardless of whether you’re doing what’s best, it’ll be nearly impossible for anyone to change your mind about it! This mindset can contribute to a great deal of problems, so tap into Aquarius’ air sign vibes and communicate more clearly by speaking up when there’s something on your mind, but also listening to what others have to say.

With how social the vibe is now, it’s the perfect time to make new connections. Aquarius is a relationship-oriented air sign, and is specifically associated with platonic relationships. On top of that, Mercury in this sign brings a ton of opportunities to network and make new friends due to how easy it is to speak your mind. Don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly, either. With how open-minded everyone is right now, plus Mercury’s Aquarian push to stand out, there’s no better time to just be yourself and enjoy what makes you uniquely you!

This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US

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