What Mercury in Aquarius/the 11th house Reveals about Your Chart

All about Mercury in Aquarius or in the 11th House

Mercury is the ruler of information, communication and our intellectual processes. Whatever sign and house Mercury was occupying at your time of birth influences the topics you love buzzing about and how you are most likely to articulate ideas. This may be an area of life where you easily speak up or have strong opinions. Where do you feel most comfortable socializing or with who? Interactivity is Mercury’s domain, showing the types of friends to which you gravitate.

How Mercury influences your chart

Natal Mercury or Mercury sign

Whatever zodiac sign and house Mercury was orbiting through at your time of birth determines your “natal Mercury” or “Mercury sign.” More specifically, this will guide you in the following ways:

  • Communication: What’s your conversational style? How do you articulate thoughts?
  • Mobility: Plane, train or automobile—how do you like to get around?
  • Systems: How do you organize data and stay on top of the moving parts?
  • Thought processes: How do you process ideas and make decisions?
  • Social life: What sorts of people do you easily click with?
  • Hobbies: What do you enjoy doing in your extracurricular time?

Mercury is one of the inner planets, along with Venus and Mars. Because of its close proximity to the Sun, it zips through all twelve zodiac signs in 88 days, spending an average of three weeks in each one.

What’s your Mercury sign? 

Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign and house Mercury was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time.

What if the zodiac sign and house are different?

This is common! Read both the sign and house description below. Do these interpretations pull you in two different directions? That’s not unusual. We human beings have range. Astrology is an interpretive dance, a tool which provides a fascinating layer of self-discovery. Do some “astro mixology.” Reflect on how you can work with both energies to enhance your life.

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Special positions of Mercury


Mercury turns retrograde 3-4 times every year for a span of three weeks each time, so it’s not unusual to be born with this planet in reverse. You may have to work harder to muscle through its lessons, but once you nail this planet’s energy, your additional effort may actually lead to a rock-solid mastery of working with Mercury in your life. 

Domicile: Gemini  

The planet’s home base, an easy flow if placed here in the chart 

Detriment: Sagittarius  

Opposite sign of home base, may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Exalted: Virgo 

The planet’s most powerful position; indicates ease and added fortune with using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Fall: Pisces 

Opposite sign to the exalted position, can indicate struggles with utilizing the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Mercury in Aquarius or the 11th House

All together now! With Mercury in Aquarius or the 11th house, you are social, friendly and a great team player.

Traits of Mercury in Aquarius

Collaborations are your jam and you know how to get the party started basically anywhere. You can be witty, entertaining and the class clown type OR the mad-scientist geek of the group with innovative and out-there ideas. Probably both! You occasionally (and ever-so-nonchalantly) shock people with radical views or spontaneous moves and integrate technology into your work and learning process.  

Mercury in Aquarius works best in groups of open-minded and out-of-the-box thinkers, and can play the role of mayor or politician in your circles. In the communal spirit of Aquarius and the 11th house, you like to opinion-poll your crew for feedback before making any big decisions. There’s also the potential that you can be a people-pleaser who tries too hard to make everyone happy or create consensus. Usually, however, your rebellious spirit wins out and you’ll do what’s right for you, even if that means shaking up convention and breaking the rules. 

Mercury in Aquarius is a disruptor

A disruptor type, Mercury in Aquarius is attracted to groups and social activities with an idealistic or humanitarian bent. If they use multimedia or technology—or have a utopian mission—all the better.

When it comes to processing feelings, it’s best when you take a step back from your emotions and evaluate objectively. For peak productivity, work with a mastermind or coaching group. Incentivize yourself by giving back: donate a portion of your earnings to charity, hire people in developing countries or underprivileged communities, use ethically sourced materials.

When you’re clear that an idea will benefit the world at large, you’ll be extra motivated. While you may feel like a lone wolf in moments, get out of isolation. If you work independently, it might be best to rent space at a coworking office. People lift your spirits, even if they frustrate you with their conventionality. 


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