Mercury sextile Uranus: Thinking Outside the Box

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Mercury at 1 degree Aquarius forms a sextile to Uranus at 1 degree Aries at 10:27 pm PT.

It’s time to take a novel approach to an old problem. Experimental projects, innovative developments and progressive ideas put us much further ahead than staid, static thinking. Stretching the mind toward something new opens up the door to mental inspiration and brilliant solutions.

Sharp minds can’t get fooled today; perceptions are too keen and thought processes too speedy. Plus, no one is afraid to speak up, so we may hear from those who don’t ordinarily contribute. Independent thinking attracts some, but repels others. Use humor to deflect unwanted advice but don’t be too dismissive or curt.

Curiosity and creativity may lead to wandering minds, but on a day like today this is actually very productive. If the brain is working too fast to keep up with all your ideas, make a list and focus on it. This is a good day for study and mental development because we’re more willing to accept unconventional ideas and concepts than usual.

If you have Mercury sextile Uranus as a natal aspect:

A quick thinker, you’re superb at promptly identifying innovations and opportunities that facilitate learning, networking, and the lightning-fast transmission of information. Your mind works so fast that neither your hands nor your feet can keep up with it.

You’re a forward thinker who sees possibilities long before anyone else. You like to tinker around and experiment with things. You get hints of ideas in an intuitive way, and then work with them until they play out. Flashes of inspiration provide you with visions but not plans; this is where your knack for understanding the intricacies of things comes in handy.

Your most valuable learning is self-directed rather than in a rigid educational institution, but sciences, computers, and technology in general appeal to you so you may find yourself in a formal learning situation, at least for a while. When following your own learning path, one thing of interest naturally leads to another, and you will tend to have an eclectic but interlocking set of knowledge skills.

Brainstorming is one of your strengths, increasing your value at work. Your solutions for logistical problems are unusual but workable.