From August 25th to September 29th communication takes a turn for the tactful and pleasant as Mercury transits the balanced, harmony-seeking sign of Libra. Over the next three weeks, communication and perspectives are oriented toward keeping the peace.
Diplomacy in our connections as well as tact is highly desired. Ruled by the airy Venus sign of Libra, we are encouraged to be more social and talkative. However, Libra’s scales seeking balance can lead to indecision. We’ll have to balance the benefit of varied perspectives with coming to a conclusion which can be hard with the influence of Libra energy. It is also important to note that Mercury will be retrograding in Libra, so the theme of reconsidering perspectives, communication, and information is enhanced at this time.Read More »
The energy of Mercury in Libra promotes pleasantries and tactfulness in communication. If you or someone you know has an issue with saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, the energy of Mercury in Libra gives us the ability to consider the other parties in order to maintain harmony, peace, and balance.
Libra energy is represented by the scales so there’s always a balancing of itself against the other. This energy wants to keep the peace and avoid upsetting others with our words and perspectives. Instead, the goal is to maintain and build relationships via congeniality and pleasantries.
It should be noted that while Mercury in Libra orients us toward pleasant communication courtesy of the easy-going ruler Venus, passive-aggressiveness can be high at this time. Since Libra doesn’t want to upset anyone or appear “bad”, this energy increases the chance of using “nice nasty” communication styles to get our point across when we are less than pleased.
Even with the influence of nice and lovely Venus, the Mercury in Libra transit can produce the effect of being less than pleasant…particularly if we choose the passive-aggressive way of dealing with things because we don’t want to appear harsh even though we may in fact feel upset and discontent.
One of the benefits of Mercury in Libra is that it applies diplomacy to our communication styles and thought processes. Mediation is highly favored as Mercury in Libra supports open communication and reconciliation between parties. Libra is a sign that values fairness, so even if we may not necessarily agree with the other party, the energy of Mercury in Libra gives us the ability to at least consider the other perspective.
A Charming Way with Words
Using speech to charm others is also possible under this Mercury in Libra transit. Those who usually feel awkward when communicating could experience more ease communicating under this energy. The Mercury in Libra transit also tempers brash, harsh communication and over the next three weeks, there is a preference for those who communicate in a pleasant manner. tends to temper Brash talk. In fact, many people over this Transit of the next three weeks may prefer to deal with those who communicate in a manner that is a bit more charming and pleasant. Those who choose harsh, unpleasant communication styles and even foul language may be avoided during the Mercury in Libra transit as Libra energy doesn’t do well with difficult energy.
Also, arguments with others are likely to be avoided at all costs as Libra doesn’t like the energy of fighting. Even if we and others hold a point of view that we want others to consider, we are likely to do this through the art of persuasion and charm as opposed to fighting like Libra’s opposite sign Aries.
Up For Debate
While Mercury in Libra promotes pleasant communication, there is still space for debate, and many will enjoy robust discussions under this energy. Using the intellect as a “fighting” mechanism is encouraged under Mercury in Libra as opposed to using brute physical force as seen with Libra’s opposite sign Aries. Indulging in conversations that weigh different perspectives and/or playing the devil’s advocate can occur under Mercury in Libra transit. The goal is to weigh options and consider various perspectives to gain a broader understanding of the topic or situation.
A Bit Indecisive
Mercury in Libra is not the best energy for making decisions. Known for its indecisiveness, Mercury in Libra has trouble deciding which information and perspective to hold because it is always considering the other side. Also, since Mercury in Libra wants to keep the peace when it not making a decision allows us to stay in the good graces of everyone as Libra doesn’t want to offend.
So, over the next three weeks, as Mercury transits Libra, this is not the best time to make permanent decisions as they will likely change due to the tendency to leave ourselves open to other perspectives that could change our minds.
Likewise, there is an upcoming Mercury retrograde in the signs of Libra and Virgo further supporting the delay of major decisions. Given the changeable perspective of Mercury in Libra in combination with Mercury retrograde, decisions now are likely to change due to new information and perspectives. If making a decision is necessary during this transit, make sure to thoroughly review all options before making a choice.
Mercury Retrograde in Libra & Virgo
From September 9th through September 23rd, Mercury will retrograde in the sign of Libra. Under this energy, reconsidering perspectives and information is highly likely. Mercury retrograde enhances the changeability and indecisiveness that is already present with Mercury in Libra which is why it is not the best time to make decisions.
On September 23rd, Mercury will retrograde back into Virgo where it will remain until October 2nd when Mercury returns to direct in Virgo.
Mercury finishes its transit of Libra from October 10th to October 29th. Although Mercury will be moving forward, this is still not the best time to make decisions as there’s still a preference for considering perspectives beyond our own.
Overall, the energy of Mercury in Libra increases diplomacy, tact, and the ability to consider and appreciate perspectives beyond our own. We will have an increased desire to socialize and maintain harmony and balance through pleasant, tactful communication.
Enjoy the art of communication, robust debates, and using charm to influence others while waiting to make decisions once we get through Mercury retrograde in Libra and officially complete the Mercury in Libra transit.
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