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 Sagittarius, the free-flying mutable fire sign of the Zodiac mandala, what does it mean for the collective?
Here in Sagittarius, Mercury feels fiercely independent. We all have a thirst for knowledge and a deep desire to gather as many new experiences as we can – you’ll probably feel a lot less like sitting and listening to other people’s stories than you will creating your own. So under this Mercury sign, make sure you give yourself ample opportunity to fit in a few adventures over the next couple of weeks!
Time To Socialize
Social meet-ups with people from entirely different backgrounds, with different interests, opinions and big-picture perspectives will all satisfy your need for a diverse backdrop to your days. So if your weeks normally tend to blend into one, make trying out a few new grooves a priority with Merc in Sagittarius, otherwise, you could end up feeling a little stir-crazy.
With the planet of communication sitting in Sagittarius, we all tend to turn into master storytellers. Others will probably be reeling off exaggerated tales and making outlandish claims, so keep an open mind and take a pinch of salt with most of what you hear… and don’t get offended if your claims to fame are also met with raised eyebrows!
Connect & Communicate
As the most optimistic of signs (thanks to its ruling planet Jupiter) Mercury in the 9th sign means the connections made under this sky are likely to feel fabulous – you’ll leave conversations and social gatherings feeling like anything’s possible! But on the other hand, this astrology’s influence could also tip over into “blind” optimism, leaving the facts of reality behind completely. So as unwelcome as it may be to say, try to keep those feet on the ground and consider the practicalities of what you end up plotting!
Get Ready For Adventure
Travel, travel, travel could be your motto for the next few weeks. Stretching your horizons will lead to opportunities galore, but if it’s tricky for you to just get-up-and-go, start by simply taking a different bus route home after work, picking up a travel magazine, or striking up a conversation with a stranger… you never know where it may take you!
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 2019:
- March 3rd – 28th (through Pisces)
- July 7th – August 1st (through Leo/Cancer)
- October 31st – November 20th (through 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