Today, Mercury the messenger moves into romantic, delightful Libra. Mercury is a smooth operator in Libra and puts us in a much gentler frame of mind than we’ve been in since Mercury moved into critical Virgo on August 7th. Libras are bridge builders, whether it’s merging people or ideas. When Mercury travels through Libra our communication seeks ways to find peace and agreement.
❝Mercury in Libra gives a flair for knowing what to say, the savoir faire to say it gracefully, and an easygoing air of assurance that one’s words will be well received.❞ -Leyla Rael
This Mercury journey is where the harmonizing and balancing energies of Venus soothes, beautifies, and lends a soft glow to our speech, thought and communication. Since Libra is ruled by Venus, our thoughts turn to pleasure, romantic pursuits, the arts, or whatever appeals to our senses. It’s a time of expressing what’s in your heart; love notes, poetry and passion..for honesty and patience and soft-spoken words.
This transit brings a new page and a fresh simplicity to the realm of love. Whenever a planet moves through this sign, one-on-one relationships of all sorts are emphasized. Now’s the time to put some energy into charming the one you admire! If you bring a warm smile to every interaction, no one will suspect you’re sizing up opportunities!
We can take advantage of this increased awareness to build and deepen our relationships. We may be able to to get in sync with our partners, and come to new understandings…(especially if Venus retrograde has caused some abrasiveness.) With Libra’s urge to harmonize, we are flexible and willing to listen to all sides of an issue.
Petty squabbles could dissolve into long-overdue compromises and reconciliations. If you’ve had any misunderstandings or fights, or if you’re holding a long-term grudge with someone, this is a good period to extend an olive branch for resolution and your own release.
Mercury usually spends three-four weeks in a sign, but due to an upcoming retrograde cycle that will occur entirely in the sign of Libra on September 17th (until October 9th), this transit is an especially long one.
Mercury Retrograde in Libra – Possibilities
- Encountering someone from the past with whom things felt out of balance in some way.
- Reconsidering an agreement, like a business arrangement.
- Getting in touch with a long lost friend, reconciling with a past love.
Read more about Mercury retrograde here.