Mercury moves into Aquarius where it will stay until January 8th. The reason for this incredibly short cycle (typically, Mercury visits a sign for 3 weeks) is that it will turn retrograde on January 5th and continue it’s retrograde cycle into Capricorn on the 8th. From there, it turns direct in Capricorn on January 25th. It will ingress into Aquarius for the final time this year on February 13th. This is the first of four Mercury retrograde periods in 2016.
While Mercury is in Aquarius, and depending on how this transit affects your natal chart, your brain could be buzzing with inventive ideas. You may find yourself thinking outside the box, with sudden flashes of inspiration that open your mind to unusual and unexpected possibilities. You might even have trouble sleeping at night as the mental gears tirelessly turn.
Objectivity and rationality can help you get a higher perspective on everyday situations, and you could find an innovative solution to an old problem. You tend to make decisions based purely on logic now, detached from your emotions. While you’re more open to creative thinking under this transit, you might also have a tendency to get overly attached to your own opinions. Once you latch onto a certain idea, you could be very stubborn and are unlikely to change your mind.
Expand your Circle of Friends
You might be drawn to computers, electronics and science, as you tend to take a methodical approach to learning and thinking now. Social media and internet marketing could also appeal to you now, and this is an auspicious time to expand your circle of friends and extend your influence in the world.
Idealism is high and your mind could turn toward humanitarian and progressive goals. Group brainstorming sessions on how to make a positive difference in the world could be very productive now.