Mercury, the planet of communication, moves into the freedom-loving, optimistic sign of Sagittarius from December 1st through 20th. Expect communication styles to feature a blunt, honest approach that seeks to share opinions and to be heard. Mercury in Sagittarius will offer some interesting information as it makes contact with both Neptune and the South Node. Follow along for an overview and insights on transiting Mercury in Sagittarius and how to best utilize this energy.
Mercury in Sagittarius Transit Overview
Mercury’s ingress into Sagittarius at the beginning of December ushers in communication styles that are direct, forward, opinionated, and blunt. Sagittarius is known for honest communication that is fueled by a desire for truth. This desire can lead to conversations that take on a philosophical tone with an interest in expanding the mind into higher consciousness. However, as with all energies, there is another side to Mercury in Sagittarius that can come off as the preachy, haughty, know-it-all. Sagittarius also lends itself to exaggerations where stories are embellished for more “wow factor.” As with all transits, balance is necessary in order to maximize the potential of the current energies.
On December 13th, Mercury in Sagittarius will be making a tense square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. The combination of these two energies has the potential to cause communication issues. While Mercury in Sagittarius desires the truth, the tense aspect with Neptune in Pisces will make direct communication hard to come by. Mercury in Sagittarius will want to say how it feels in its blunt manner which could cause tension with the sensitive sign of Pisces. It is likely that people will be extra sensitive (Pisces/Neptune) at this time when communicating. Thus, it may be best to curb the desire to share our thoughts with others as it may not be well received.
Likewise, it is best to hold off on signing any contracts at this time as communications are not clear due to the nebulous Pisces/Neptune energy. It is likely that some important information is missing or not evident, and this lack of information could cause issues. It’s best to wait until this specific planetary alignment passes before moving forward as the communication at this time is simply not clear.
Mercury in Sagittarius conjunct transiting South Node in Sagittarius
On December 14th, Mercury in Sagittarius will conjunct the transiting south node in Sagittarius. Mercury/south node contacts often denote an incoming message and/or communication that allows us to release something from the past. Given the influence of the Mercury Neptune square on December 13th, the message may be a bit confusing despite its releasing intentions. This energy could also reveal past communication errors in the form of lies or illusions that are brought to the surface that enable us to release something from the past. We can make the most of this energy by falling back and giving ourselves space to let the fog lift from the messages that we receive. If an incoming message or communication results in a release, let it go. Mercury and Neptune are both in the mutable signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. Being flexible with this energy is to our benefit.
Making the Most of Mercury in Sagittarius
In general, Mercury is not at its best while transiting Sagittarius. Ruled by its opposite sign Gemini, Mercury is the effective master communicator that seeks to connect with others through the gift of gab. Gemini wants to share information to facilitate a cerebral connection whereas Sagittarius can enjoy talking to hear itself talk. Making the most of Mercury in Sagittarius energy requires honoring the desire to speak honestly while also considering other people. With the influence of Neptune energy mid-month, there will be non-verbal cues that will let us know how our communication is received. In order to pick up on these cues, it is best to take a pause and allow other people to communicate. This can potentially alleviate any misunderstandings due to unclear communication.
Mercury in Sagittarius can also result in “foot in mouth” disease. Sagittarius is known for calling as it is, but this can lead to making comments that are hurtful. Again, with the tense Neptune influence, people will already be sensitive. So, even if we want to say something or offer an opinion, it may be best to think twice before we speak to avoid injuring someone emotionally.
Overall, Mercury’s transit of Sagittarius this December comes with a suggestion to temper the usual direct, blunt communication style of Sagittarius due to aspects from Neptune and a karmic touch of Mercury joining with the south node. There are times where even though we want to say something it is best to keep our thoughts to ourselves especially when information isn’t clear, and facts are nebulous. If you just have to say something, consider journaling. This is a great way to get your thoughts out in a creative, constructive manner.