Today the planet of thought grows wings and flies from the earth into the air to begin its extended stay in Aquarius until March 27. Naturally, Mercury feels right at home in the sign of the Water Bearer because both share intellectual and light qualities of energetic exchanges, tireless changing transmissions, and free expression of thought. However, the quicksilver planet is starting to slow down to prepare for its first of four retrogrades this year. Mercury is also applying to a conjunction with restrictive Saturn which means it will be less loquacious than your customary Mercury in Aquarius transit. This time should be used to become more philosophical and more premeditated about our interactions especially when it comes to our groups of people and humanity. Teaming up with out of the box thinkers could take you to new heights.