For this article, we’ll focus on Mercury and Uranus. Why these two together? Because Uranus is the high octave of Mercury in astrology, meaning it’s the more evolved position.
Mercury & Uranus in the Natal Chart
Mercury is a personal planet, ruling your communication style. Its sign and house position as well as aspects show how you get your point across, how you learn, how you listen (or if you even do), the tempo and rhythm of your mind. and what stimulates you mentally.
Uranus is a generational planet, and is erratic, all over the place energy. Its location tends to show areas where you'll experience unrest and constant change. You can't experience "normal" with the areas of life ruled by where Uranus is in your chart, they'll have to be different in some way, otherwise things won't work out.
Often Uranus is the most difficult in the 7th house, the house of relationships, because many people with this position will try to fight the fact that they can't have a "conventional" relationship or be with a "conventional" person to their detriment. Embrace the zaniness of Uranus, and you'll have a lot less problems.
Mercury & Uranus in Prediction
In predictive astrology, transit Mercury shows the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart it's touring where you'll be mentally focused or will be having the most conversations about (even if it's just with yourself). It’s where you have many ideas, work on plans, and keep busy.
Difficult aspects (squares and oppositions) to your natal Mercury and by transit Mercury can show fights, misunderstandings, and lacking information. Beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines) can show helpful conversations, good news, and positive ideas. Conjunctions (alignments) can show super focus.
Uranus shows where life will be erratic; this can be unstable, unsettling energy if you don't try to use it right, or it can bring much needed change, new scenery, breath of fresh air, all that nice stuff. We can't keep everything exactly the same forever! This is focused on the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart transit Uranus is touring.
Uranus aspects can impact change, and this can be in a positive way with the beneficial aspects (you often have more control), and can be difficult with the challenging aspects (you either want changes you can’t have or experience changes you don’t want and need to be flexible). Conjunctions make change inevitable and important, but also a bit daunting at times.
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Mercury & Uranus in General:
Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, two signs. Both of these signs are dual in nature thanks to Mercury (though Gemini more than Virgo since Gemini is the Twins). Gemini rules the mind, and is social and engaging, while Virgo rules details, and is practical and focused.
Mercury also rules the 3rd and 6th houses, with the 3rd house relating to Gemini and the 6th house relating to Virgo. The 3rd house rules our immediate environment and learning when young, while the 6th house rules our work environment and daily life.
Uranus rules Aquarius, an air sign, and this is the sign that governs the future, our independence, individuality, and the unconventional. This sign thinks outside the box and pushes the envelope.
Uranus is also the ruler of the 11th house.=, which rules our hopes and dreams for the future, as well as our friends and groups. This is where we find our people, where we have hope, and where we take up causes.
Suggested Reading: The Natal Mercury page, Natal Uranus page, Transit Mercury page, and Transit Uranus page for general interpretations