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! 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!)
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Mercury in Aries
Under this sky, our minds speed up and decisions are made fast.
You’ll likely move through conversations like you’re ticking of a list, leaving little time for small talk and niceties. Being direct and to-the-point is where quick-witted Mercury in Aries energy expresses best. So anyone who’s taking their merry time to make a point, or pontificating over their choices (enough already!) could risk your rolling eyes or even worse, the wrath of your impatient fury!
Mercury in Taurus
Under this sky, we all tend to connect to the world and to other people through our senses (ahem, make that our common sense!) This means… you’ve got to see it, to believe it!
We can be slower to trust than at other times and take a little longer to grasp concepts and ideas. You’ll likely find you need to mull things over in your mind, try them out in your consciousness, and test a few different versions in your personal dreamscape, before fully investing in what you’re told. Even what you read in a book or watch on the news won’t be taken at face value.
Mercury in Gemini
As Gemini’s ruling planet (along with sister sign Virgo) here, Mercury is at home.
Under this sky, we all tend to feel like life’s accelerating.
Expect your mind to move at 100 mph, as thoughts, facts, figures, and opinions all stream through you at lightning speed. This transit can make us feel chatty and confident and for some, totally incapable of keeping your lips closed! Been holding onto a secret? Not for much longer… Mercury in Gemini doesn’t know how to.
Mercury in Cancer
Under this astrology, we all tend to filter life through our feelings.
With its ruling planet the Moon, Cancer is a sign of changing phases, or moods. For this reason, you’ll likely find that you’re relating to people based on what your emotional body is picking up from them, rather than what they’re saying with their words. Expect this astrology to bring out the emotional communicator in you.
And likewise, other people are more likely than usual to pick up the inside track on what’s going on in your emotional landscape… or are they?
Mercury in Leo
Under this sky, we all tend to take center stage… and thoroughly enjoy being there!
Mercury’s Leo transit brings flair to the way we communicate. It’s not enough to just pass on a message – it needs to be done with style and panache! And for the next few weeks, we’ll all be eager to do exactly that.
Finding ways to be creative and funny could feel like a game you want to win. Leo’s passion and over-the-top enthusiasm will likely erupt in the middle of conversations about quite ordinary subjects; Stories could take on a life of their own, as your imagination fires up and expands; Running jokes and comedy moments will scatter your days and you’ll likely feel a genuine warmth in connection.
Mercury in Virgo
As Virgo’s ruling planet (along with sister sign Gemini), here, Mercury is at home.
Under this sky, we all tend to get organized. You’ll likely find that the way you relate to people becomes highly efficient and no-nonsense – meetings finish in half their usual time, as agendas are run through and action points devised at lightning speed! There’ll rarely be time for sitting around, twiddling your thumbs.
With Mercury in Virgo, Admin tasks are unlikely to daunt you so if you’ve been putting off dealing with a stack of paperwork or thinning out your inbox, use the next few weeks to rattle through them both… all… everything in fact!
Mercury in Libra
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.
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.
Mercury in Scorpio
Under this sky, communications feel strong, motivated and strategic. Getting to the heart of the matter is a must so with Scorpio in the mix, expect conversations to quickly find their way into the deepest corners of the mind… under this astrology, you could discover yourself spilling secrets to a stranger you’ve only just met, such is the power of this planetary placement…
It’s almost as though small talk becomes a taboo.
Your connections with other people will need to feel authentic and truthful. Anything less from either of you could create serious issues – this astrological transit won’t let sleeping dogs lie.
Mercury in Sagittarius
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!
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.
Mercury in Capricorn
Under this sky, things could get serious.
You’ll likely feel ambitious and supremely focused on your goals and career, so your communication style will reflect this.
Mercury in Capricorn also tends to switch on our most level heads, making us think and speak in logical, rational, linear ways. Have a tough decision to make? This transit will help you set all the possibilities out on the table, so you can figure out how to get the best long-term results from your current situation. In fact, keeping hold of everything around you in ways that are well-structured, ordered and as straightforward as you can, will certainly keep you from losing your cool over the next few weeks.
Mercury in Aquarius
Under this sky, we can feel a little like rebels without a cause.
With Mercury in Aquarius, you’ll likely think nothing of stirring up the conversational soup with some sticky statements and striking up debates for no other reason than… “I felt like it!” But it’s also this Mercury sign’s forward-looking approach to life that likes to ruffle those feathers (not to mention planetary ruler Uranus).
Lateral thinking, eccentric, quirky expression and probing the depths of what’s acceptable in company become the norm with Mercury sailing through the sign of the water bearer. That beautiful frisson that comes when peoples edges are pushed and new territories discovered in the mind is one of the best things about this transit.
Mercury in Pisces
Under this sky, we can feel a lot like we’re moving through a dream world.
An astrology that makes it hard to distinguish fact from fantasy, you’ll likely spend a lot of time with your head in the clouds (much to the annoyance of your boss!) Accepting this, submitting to the subconscious haze of this Mercury sign and allotting good chunks time over to daydreaming is probably the best tactic – forcing your mind into little boxes just won’t turn out well when Mercury comes to stay in Pisces.
With empathy on overdrive (as is often the case when water signs are activated – hello Cancer & Scorpio) you’ll likely develop a sixth sense for what others are about to say under this transit. Intuition reins supreme and connections with others will be based more on what remains “unsaid” than what the words spell out.