Mercury, the planet of the mind, first opposed Uranus on October 7th – where Mercury presides over information and communication, Uranus opens the portal to the higher mind where innovation and creative discoveries take place. Mercury has been in Scorpio since September (although it dipped back into Libra while retrograde, it re-entered Scorpio last week and re-intensified the Scorpionic focus on digging out the truth. Oppositions are forces of tension that require integration, and while Mercury in Scorpio is intense and passionate, Uranus requires that we depersonalize our thoughts and actions in order to better see the bigger picture.
Now that Mercury is direct, this opposition lasts only a couple of days but we can use this time to awaken (Uranus) something that may be hidden in our own consciousness, or find a radical new way to approach a problem that has worried us for quite some time. Any Mercury/Uranus contact has the potential to awaken new ideas, so I always recommend carrying a notebook to record any gems that come your way!