Light-winged messenger Mercury is the planet that swings closest to the Sun, speeding through a single sign of the Zodiac in around 3-4 weeks.
In the art of Astrology, this small spinning celestial ball activates our communication styles. It affects how we connect with others whilst also influencing how we think, travel, move and process information… not much then!
But what’s worth knowing, is that in addition to the position of this planet in your natal astrology chart, Mercury has a daily influence on our collective horoscope, determined on its current Zodiac sign, plus any major aspects it makes and of course…. whether it’s currently moving direct, or in retrograde motion (the horror!)
When Mercury spins through Libra, the bright, breezy and balanced cardinal air sign of the Zodiac mandala, what does it mean for the collective?
Under this sky, relationships are everything. Our tact and diplomacy skills tend to go sky-high, as it truly matters that everyone’s connected and reading from the same page.
Time For Much-Need Discussions
Discussions that need to happen will end well. As an air sign (along with Gemini and Aquarius), with Mercury in Libra, everyone’s open-minded enough to look for the common ground and what brings us all together, not holds us apart. But on the other hand, this can mean that you slip into people-pleasing just a little too easily. Under this Mercury sign, the first inkling of drama or disagreement sends up a warning flare, diverting attention from the bigger picture and we all tend to back off, rather than actually sort out our differences and truly grow.
Expect to feel a little indecisive under this sky.
Don’t lose sight of Clarity
Garnering the opinions of other people won’t help much, even though you likely feel incapable of NOT comparing their perspectives to yours! And with SO much to weigh up and think about this month, your mind could feel like it’s spiraling further and further away from clarity, instead of getting closer to it! For this reason (and especially if this astrological transit is highlighted in your own chart) to find ways to center and strengthen your sense of self-trust.
2 Ways to Strengthen Self-Trust:
- Tune into your emotions – how are you actually feeling?
- Notice your first, instinctive reaction to something and go on this. Often, after the mental gymnastics, we go through to figure something out, it’s this we’re most likely to come back to.
Mercury in Libra can create wonderfully sociable astrology – self-expression gets a boost and people’s most charming selves come out to play and we tend to say “yes” to parties, gatherings and social occasions. Meeting new people is a breeze, but do be wary of abandoning connections you already have – resist getting lazy and taking your nearest and dearest for granted. They still want to see your face too!
Three to four times a year Mercury moves retrograde through the skies, unleashing an (often unjust!) fear across the conscious and astrologically-minded community. Is Mercury retrograde right now? Here are the dates to watch out for in 2020:
- February 17th – March 10th (in Pisces)
- June 17th – July 12th (in Cancer)
- October 14th – November 3rd (in Scorpio)
Want to Read About Mercury in Other Zodiac Signs?
- Mercury in Aries
- Mercury in Taurus
- Mercury in Gemini
- Mercury in Cancer
- Mercury in Leo
- Mercury in Virgo
- Mercury in Libra
- Mercury in Scorpio
- Mercury in Sagittarius
- Mercury in Capricorn
- Mercury in Aquarius
- Mercury in Pisces