MERCURY SQUARE URANUS
This aspect is a seat of inner tensions. The tension of the square gives us motivation. Squares are dynamic aspects that give us the drive to succeed. What begins as an inner problem is overcome or accepted, and then becomes a door to understanding.
It is important to understand that Mercury rules the reasoning and conscious mind that forms conclusions. Mercury is intellectual, enjoys learning, teaches and is communicative. Uranus is the planet of a sudden change in circumstance, much like a lightning strike. Uranus also represents innovation, invention and independence. It literally strikes out and strikes out on its own, like lightning. Uranus is unconventional and electrifying; thereby bringing about sudden change in an instant, which can show up as being erratic.
This is the aspect that coined the phrase, "Hair-brained or hair-raising ideas." Those who have this aspect in their chart are probably asked quite frequently, "Where in the world did you come up with that idea?!?!" That question might be asked because the person came up with an invention that was really 'out there' or the question might be asked because the individual made a snap judgment without any evidence to support their thinking. You can pretty much expect the mind to change suddenly when this aspect shows up. This aspect can and will make a decision based on insufficient evidence or any amount of experience or knowledge. It just makes you want to scratch your head when you see it or hear it. And if you are one who has this aspect in your chart, others may think you're a obstinate and egotistical.
This aspect can be seen as so far out there that they can alienate others in the way they think and behave. Mercury square Uranus not only thinks foolishly, it lacks tact and wisdom. Sometimes those with this aspect can leave you scratching your head or leave you saying to yourself, "What the hell was that all about?" Practicality and all reasoning is left out of this aspect. There is little regard for the Truth and often times the person with this aspect thinks of himself or herself as a genius, when that really isn't the case at all. Mercury square Uranus is intellectual conceit.
This aspect reminds me of the character John Laroche (played by Chris Cooper) in the movie, "Adaptation" (one of my favorite movies) of all time. Laroche was on the witness stand in court and said, " I'm probably the smartest person I know." This aspect enjoys learning about philosophical things, which is also characteristic of Laroche.
Mercury sextile Uranus can be insightful and make you think because the aspect is so abstract in its views. It favors education from the most basic level of learning to the highest peak of thinking. Again, another trait of John Laroche. This aspect is an intellectually ego-inflated.
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