When Mercury is in Libra - Transit

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Mercury's transit through Libra is an ideal time for setting up partnerships or signing contracts.  It's one that fosters fair outcomes, when cool heads prevail.

The cardinal charge of Libra makes this mercurial current an animated, talkative one.  

The give and take rhythm of the Scales makes it one for conversational volleys.  It's a time to share your ideas as they're shaping, and see what others think about that.


Another totem for Libra is the sword, a symbol of the cutting clarity that this air sign often demonstrates.  Mercury's time in Libra is one for decisive steps, based on a clear picture.  Libra's abstract thinking makes it one, too, for visualizing new initiatives. 

Sounding Boards

Libra is all about sounding boards and weighing options with another.  That's why it's a good time to collaborate one-on one.  And in groups, there's a chance for more objectivity -- to make decisions based on the best option available. 

It's ideal to catch the speedy messenger in Libra, the sign with an instinct for fair shakes, when facing any kind of dispute, legal or just an old-fashioned disagreement.  A best case scenario is finding resolution for many stuck well-defended feuds.  That happens from Libra's legendary ability to see a situation from many sides.  

Mercury Libra time is super for considering alternative perspectives, especially if you're experiencing confusion, and that something's not adding up, a.k.a. cognitive dissonance.


The trickster Mercury while in Libra can inspire seeing a situation anew, and from seemingly the flip side.  Libra loves to reconcile ideas that are seemingly polar opposites to arrive at fuller conclusions. 

So stay open to breakthroughs of awareness, as you peer with clarity, from many angles. 

Speaking Engagements

When Mercury is in Libra, the atmosphere is social and intellectually gregarious.

  It's a supportive vibe to find your voice, and assert your take on things, out there.  

You might notice an uptick in general chatter -- everyone wants to be heard!  And yet, it's a time to listen too, and be changed by what you hear and learn from others.  

People with Mercury in Libra are big talkers, sometimes eloquent, other times long-winded.  Sometimes both!  Their bright minds can revel in staying charged, and always seeking.  Sometimes this turns into looking for trouble, and being drawn to polemics, polarized scenarios.  

Libra is an air sign, and comes armed with the sword of illumination, and that's a tool of clarity that can be wielded in powerful ways.  But there's an urge to provoke, the other side of Libra's urge to harmonize.  So watch that the strong mental currents don't lead you into fighting with words, and that being the only outcome. 

Art of Relating

Mercury is the translator, and here throws down currents of playing off another.  Libra is the sign of call and response, like many mating dances in the wild.  And it's a good time to get in sync with your mate, and come to new understandings.   

It's a time of romance, for love notes and letters, and falling in love with a shared vision.


And it spirals out from the most intimate, to all one-on-one relationships.  There can be an airing of what's on everyone's mind, and that potentially clears the air. 

Libra is ruled by Venus, and along with romance, is the patron planet of art, beauty and pleasure.  So thoughts turn to the arts, and what appeals to the eye as beautiful. 

Mercury Libra Possibilities

  • Writing -- letters, erotica, memoir, novels, stories, declarations, calls to action.
  • Extending the olive branch to an enemy, for resolution and your own release. 
  • Mediation, legal settlements, contracts, peace treaties.
  • Adding the beautifying touches to a project, or conceiving an idea for your art or craft.

Mercury Libra Spin Outs

Impartial; the Mediator; Refining Ideas with Others Through Feed Back; Objectively Looking at all Sides; Eloquent and Artful in Speech.

Mercury Libra Speaks!

Friedrich Nietzsche  "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters  "Long you live and high you fly. And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry. And all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be."