Mercury as the significator of intellect, judgment and discernment holds a special place in the planetary kingdom as per Vedic astrology. Also known as ‘Budh’, it is the indicator of learning, intelligence, education, communication, writing, commerce etc. In our body, it rules the skin and nerves and in relationships, it rules our maternal relations.
Here is how transit of Mercury in Aquarius is going to affect the 12 moon signs:
On 31st January 2020, Mercury will enter the sign of Aquarius and will remain there till 7th April 2020. It will retrograde on 17th February 2020 and will resume direct movement on 10th March 2020. Mercury retrograde period is a good time to review, re-evaluate and reconsider ideas, plans and decisions. It makes us highly intuitive and allows us to reflect on various areas of our life and make necessary changes for our own good. However, we should be careful about our speech and communication.
During its entire sojourn in Aquarius, Mercury will pass through Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, and Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatras and will activate the energies of these Nakshatras.
While transiting through Mars ruled Dhanishta nakshatra, Mercury will create some unusual events related to money, finance, and wealth so the caution will be required. However, due to the right and timely use of your intellect, you will be able to come out of the situation with ease.
Mercury’s transit through Rahu ruled Shatabhisha Nakshatra would bring foreign element and connections to the fore. It will promote problem solving through creative intelligence and scientific principles. New and unique ideas along with technical studies will manifest through this transit.
While transiting through Jupiter ruled Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra, Mercury will give the intellect to do something creative. It will promote an interest to serve the humanity through involvement in social welfare institutions and using knowledge to bring about a positive change. There will be an emphasis on practical approach towards learning and knowledge.
As per Vedic astrology, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and co-ruled by Rahu. It is a sign of uniqueness, innovation, out-of-the-box and unconventional ideas and Mercury here makes an individual energetic, intellectual, and progressive. If you were born with Mercury in Aquarius, you are a visionary and are always brimming with original ideas. You have a large network of friends and are able to accomplish your goals through your resources of network. You are practical and analytical but tend to be stubborn at times. You have a humanitarian outlook and great organizational skills.
Mercury has a friendly relationship with Saturn and Rahu so the results of its transit in Aquarius will be good in general. However, results might slightly vary depending on several factors like the houses ruled by Mercury according to your moon sign, placement of Saturn and Rahu in your birth chart and the planetary time period operating as per your birth chart. During this time, Rahu will have its aspect on Mercury, which will further alter the results of this transit for all the moon signs. Nevertheless, largely, it will promote versatility, discipline and resourcefulness.