It's time to put on your thinking cap! Mercury, the planet of ideas and communication, is making a smart move into brainy Aquarius on January 19, 2013.
Emotions will take a back seat to intellect during this time, and mental pursuits will become more appealing than spiritual ones.
Aquarius is a relatively cool and detached Air sign that puts feelings aside to focus on more cerebral matters -- brilliant ideas, inventions, quirky schemes and the like. Don't be surprised if it feels like you can't turn off your brain now!
In addition to being an intellectual transit, Mercury in Aquarius is also a bit offbeat. Your thoughts will certainly be brilliant, but they may also be eccentric or downright weird. But don't forget, there's a fine line between "weird" and genius, right?!
Think of this as a good thing. This is a great time to look at your life from a different angle and gain new perspective. Also, Aquarius is very future-minded, so you can use this time to think about how to make your future bright.
The one thing to watch out for during Mercury's transit through this not-so-sensitive sign is hurting or neglecting other people's feelings. We may all lose touch with our sensitive sides while we're busy juggling so many brilliant ideas, so do your best to pause and give someone you love an extra hug between all those stimulating conversations.
Mercury will move on into more compassionate Pisces on February 5. In the meantime, enjoy the many "ah-ha" moments you're sure to have courtesy of Mercury in Aquarius!