Mercury in Aquarius ♒️


Last updated on July 13th, 2020 at 12:04 pm

What does Mercury in Aquarius mean? It means that the intelligent, witty, communicative, talented, strategic, analytical planet of merchants Mercury combines with intellectual, witty, humanistic, unconventional, inventive, generous, tolerant, sociable, fixed air sign Aquarius.

This is considered an average positioning for Mercury as being neutral towards Saturn, ruler of Aquarius. Hence, Mercury in this sign is not weakened nor amplified.

It also means that Saturn becomes a guide to Mercury in Aquarius. Hence, the outcomes of this combination are reliant on the strength and placement of Saturn in the natal birth chart.

Mercury in this sign is in 9th from its own sign Gemini, which adds auspiciousness to this combination, as the 9th denotes spirituality, luck, fortune, ethics, higher wisdom, and righteousness.

On the other hand, the placement of Mercury in 6th from it another sign Virgo adds difficulty to this combination as it denotes quarrels, disputes, enemies, and obstacles. Positively, it indicates discipline, attention to detail, efficient teamwork, and good service.

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Results of Mercury in Aquarius

Argumentative & Critical Communicator

An ancient source of sidereal Vedic astrology, Yavan Jataka, states that people with this combination are quarrelsome, ignorant, and intolerant.

This effect is provided by the 6th disposition, which signifies quarrels. litigation, debates, and criticism.

Hence, individuals with this combination are inherently quarrelsome and very critical in their thinking and way of interacting with others.

However, this trait can work in both good and bad ways which are decided by the dignity of Saturn.

If a dignified Saturn guides Mercury well, it indicates that the critical thinking and communication functions in good ways.

Most importantly, a dignified Saturn as a planet of duty indicates being very dutiful and responsible which greatly supports critical behavior.

To be specific, criticism, when manifested positively helps these natives to be more disciplined and improve their performance with critical attention to detail.

The 6th also signifies teamwork where the criticism is also delivered thoughtfully. This also indicates that their communication functions effectively in team management, teamwork, or any other difficult environment where disciplining with words is required.

Namely, individuals with this combination become capable of motivating and disciplining their team members or coworkers effectively with their critical attitude. They are able to sort out any faults that may hinder the effectiveness of their team.

Accordingly, it makes these natives positively argumentative which helps them to initiate discussions on new ideas and improvements, that can help the team, community, humanity, and their immediate society.

With the help of intellect provided by Mercury, these natives are skilled in delivering their criticism in a way that does not cause destruction to their assembly.

Instead, they deliver their strict and critical viewpoints in an organized order that matches the pace of the considered person. By doing that, they ensure that they actually improve the performance of the subject instead of bringing them down.

A dignified Saturn also ensures that they do not criticize others because of their selfish motives or bad mood.

On the contrary, if Saturn is undignified, their criticism is motivated by negativity and selfishness.

First of all, an undignified Saturn causes confusion in mind and thus directionless. As a result, the discipline is greatly reduced which also does not support the 6th disposition formed by Mercury in Aquarius.

As a result, they can become timid and also irresponsible. It reflects that they can say anything and cause damage with their words while not willing to take responsibility for this action.

Their organizational skills become also decreased which makes the 6th disposition ineffective.

As Mercury belongs to mentality, it can also create a wicked mentality if Saturn is ill-placed.

This indicates that their criticism is delivered by their anger and personal insecurities which causes disharmony in relationships which others and causes a lack of good communication.

Instead of criticizing the behavior of a person, they criticize their character. This also reflects heir inability to tolerate others. Hence, they become less supportive and demotivate others using their stingy and negatively critical words.

Tolerates Criticism

If a dignified Saturn guides Mercury in Aquarius well, these individuals are able to tolerate criticism from others as they know how much they can learn by receiving the critical viewpoints of other people.

They are capable of using the criticism of others constructively by improving their way of interaction and communication which allows them to become even better communicators.

As a result, they are able to strengthen the energies of the 6th disposition by minimizing their errors and increase their overall efficiency. In combination with a strong Saturn, they become extremely dutiful and disciplined in their tasks and activities.

On the contrary, if an undignified Saturn misguides Mercury in Aquarius, then these natives become very sensitive to criticism. They become easily angered and provoked when someone expresses criticism towards them.

As a result of this, they start behaving contradictory instead of trying to find the deeper meaning of the criticism received by others.

Flexible & Unconventional

Mercury the planet of intelligence resonates surprisingly well with the characteristics of Aquarius. Namely, Aquarius is the sign that likes to think outside of the box and generate innovative ideas to support creativity.

Hence, individuals with this combination have the ability to acquire knowledge and apply them in generating various interesting and innovative ideas. The flexible nature of the planet Mercury enables them to adapt to different views as well.

With the energies of Aquarius, these natives like to experiment and find new ways to conduct their tasks or create new projects.

This effect manifests most efficiently when a strong Saturn supports Mercury. First of all, a strong Saturn allows the dissipation of a weak ego which gives the ability to be tolerant and humble.

When they are able to control their ego, they become flexible an open up to ideas of others, which they can implement with their own ideas and produce a better result.

These traits are the basis of innovative thinkers. They have to adapt to different views and consider them in their new creations so that these ideas would actually fit and benefit everyone.

They also respect masses which gives them the primary motivation to apply their intellect and effort to produce innovative ideas that benefit the community as a whole.

A strong Saturn also provides them with confidence to persist even after failures. In fact, when it comes to innovation, failures are likely because new ideas have not been applied and tested practically. Herein failures become the bigger teachers.

With the intelligence and flexibility of Mercury, these natives are capable of analyzing each of their mistakes to improve their idea which helps them to prosper.

As Mercury rules over our communication and intellect, its energies in Aquarius are directed in writing or expressing innovative ideas in various fields.

If Saturn is undignified, it indicates lacking these strong traits. To improve this combination these natives must practice kindness and humbleness. They must also become more tolerant of others to allow better cooperation with the community which will increase the likelihood of becoming prosperous.


Mercury in Aquarius while Saturn is dignified makes these natives also very compassionate. This is a direct result of a well manifested 6th disposition.

With this strong trait, these natives are able to sympathize with their coworkers or teammates. Compassion is required to truly understand the motives, ideas, and needs of others. Individuals with this combination have a strong capacity to understand those around them.

With that being said, they have the ability to express their idea in a way that is not too aggressive or controversial. At the same time, they remain confident when they receive opposition. In other words, a strong 6th disposition also helps them to handle objections in a calm and stable manner.


Aquarius is one of the most curious zodiac signs. With Mercury in this sign, individuals become extremely curious to satisfy their thirst for knowledge and new information.

In fact, their curiosity benefits them in great ways. As they are always eager to discover various theories, ideas, arguments, and general aspects of human behavior, they complement their intellect.

Their curiosity allows them to be receptive to a continuous flow of information. With that being said, they love to acquire information from various sources including books, scriptures, and from networking with other people.

The eagerness to continuously acquire new information allows for the expansion of their overall knowledge base which they can apply in their tasks or projects.

A well manifested 6th disposition also allows them to take advantage of every opportunity which becomes available to them. That is to say, they never miss a chance to take part in community events where they can share and receive new ideas and concepts.

With that being said, these individuals possess the awareness that inside every human being there is a diamond in a rough hidden in them. They know that there is something to learn from everyone.

Efficient Networker

Aquarius represents large and complex network systems, both digital and non-digital. At the same time, Mercury is the planet of networking and communication.

Hence, Mercury in Aquarius is highly beneficial in terms of networking. They have a very active mind and capable of producing ingenious and unique ideas that help to shape the structure of human lives.

It can be for example invention of new web technologies, new infrastructures, the new arrangement of the network of highways and roads, inventions on how to protect people and buildings from various disasters such as earthquakes, etc.

Generous & Humanistic

Aquarius is also the most humanistic zodiac signs who have compassion for large masses. The 9th disposition formed by Mercury makes these natives fortunate regarding the traits of Aquarius.

In other words, if these natives integrate their intellect with humbleness, they become very fortunate and attract lots of gains and fortune.

The energies of the 9th disposition also carry higher wisdom and spiritual knowledge. This reflects their ability to obtain higher wisdom, philosophy of life, and spirituality and implement these topics with their ideas.

When their ideas become inspired by higher wisdom and spirituality, they become even more prosperous. That is because righteousness is what attracts masses the most.

Hence, when their new and innovative ideas radiate truth, generosity, and righteousness, they receive an abundant amount of support which also makes them extremely prosperous.

These natives think about the perspective of whole humanity and ideas are related to new technologies that help to serve humanity more efficiently and at the same time economically.

Aquarius is a fixed air sign and influences the significations provided by Mercury. Hence, people with Mercury in Aquarius are goal-oriented and very persistent who stick to their ideas firmly.

The airy energies help them to expand their humanitarian and network-oriented mindset in order to generate unique ideas.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

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