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!)
In today’s collective horoscope, Mercury spins through Virgo, the practical and perfectionist mutable earth sign of the Zodiac mandala.
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.
Time To Get Busy
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!
Keep Your Inner Control Freak In Check
But on the other hand, unless you’re careful, you could start showing something of a control-freak streak (or worse still, experience yourself as the mercy of someone else’s!) Virgo likes to streamline everything and while this does have major benefits (by next month, SO much of life will flow like a dream!) the super-high level of perfectionism that this astrology tends to cause, will leave little room for the chaos and creativity that actually makes life exciting.
Watch Your Over-critical Side
Watch out too for being over-critical in your communications with others, too. You may think your helping, but no-one likes being told they’re doing it wrong, so be tactful, and remember to keep stepping back to look at the big picture. This can all to easily get lost with Mercury in the sign of the maiden.
Embrace Your Inquisitive Mind
Like fellow earth signs Capricorn and Taurus, the energy of Virgo is thorough and systematic, so you’ll likely feel that inquisitive mind coming out to play over the next week or so. Figuring out how things work (and then figuring out ways to improve them) will feel like time well spent. And as a meticulous planner, with Virgo in town, you’ll want to make sure you’ve worked out the minutest details of life, work and, well, everything around you.
This would be a great time to undertake an overhaul of your workspaces (actual and virtual)…. just check with your co-workers first if it’s a shared office! Under this transit, you’ll likely be undaunted by the hard work, have the honed and critical eye required AND the stamina to see it through to the end.
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