When Mercury is in Virgo - Mercury Transits

When Mercury is in Virgo - Mercury Transits

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Take note that Mercury blazes a trail through Leo, inspiring big dreams, before shifting gears into Virgo.  Now is the time to match up dreams with reality! 

The mental gears may seem to grind to a halt, as the translator (Mercury) stops roaring (in Leo) and gets down to the nitty-gritty.  And yet, this time with Mercury spots the way to living out your dreams.   Hang with this messenger by falling in love with the process, of making things happen.


When Mercury is in earth sign Virgo, it's a time of seeing what makes sense.  You come down-to-earth, and are sharply tuned in to the organic groove, for sussing out the next earth-wise steps.  This is a key to success, and walking your talk -- to put effort into your goals day-to-day.  

The Sum And Its Parts

 When Mercury is here, the current with a charge is one of seeing the pieces, and how they fit together.  Virgo is a mutable sign, for a perspective of how things are always changing, with room always for improvement. 

It's a way of seeing the workings of something -- a system, a workforce, or the body.  So it's ideal for reviewing what's working and what's not working.  And what's cool, is that Virgo is cool.  You're able with the Mercury Virgo lens, see things matter-of-factly, without a lot of emotions clouding the picture. 

This helps in situations where logic has flown out the window.

  It's valuable in a time when delusion and illusion are crowding out reality.  It's the gift of reason, which is surely a time to use wisely, especially for those of us that are scrambled by the mania of modern life. 

Some power moves now are a review of how things are at work -- duties, time management, priorities and morale.

  It's a smart move to turn away from abstract ideas that are a kind of escapism, or to shun distractions that jar you out of your own daily groove.  In other words, keep your eyes on the prize -- the particulars of your own life and its goals.  

Forest and the Trees

Mercury Virgo natives think holistically, but what does that mean?  It's a kind of sight that's got the whole "system" in mind.  That's why it's a good time to have a ponder about your health, and tune in to the medicine it needs for well-being. 

And yet, Virgo is often lambasted for focusing on the minutia, and missing the bigger context.  Perhaps it's because the Virgo mind becomes preoccupied with one 'system' at a time, and all the particulars of that system. 

So a possible Mercury quagmire here is getting lost in the deets of an issue, and somehow missing the greater meaning or context.  Mercury is the traditional planetary ruler of Virgo and is a natural here, but the drive can be relentless, and cause the self and others to go mental. 

Taking time to unwind and digest your day can help. 

Mercury Virgo Possibilities

  • Break down a goal into the natural stepping stones to get there.
  • Organize your books or papers.
  • Spend time looking at the form and flow of nature. 
  • Learn a new skill that involves mind and body coordination.
  • Take stock of your health -- the Virgo mentality sees into the body as a system, honing in on weak links.
  • Edit your work, or look at it anew with clear reasoning.  
  • Make a To-Do List for the Mercury Virgo transit - Virgo loves lists. 

Through Mercury Virgo Eyes:

"I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time." Robert Plant (Mercury Virgo, Sun Leo, Moon Pisces)

"Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them." CoCo Chanel (Mercury Virgo, Sun Leo, Moon Pisces)

"Black and white choices imply a simple universe, and to Virgo the universe it rarely simple. It's more like a huge boundless, jigsaw puzzle, and it drives Virgo crazy if he hasn't got the picture on top of the box before he begins to assemble the puzzle.

Sometimes the only tidy thing to see around Virgo is his bookshelf, for many Virgo's respect to an inordinate degree the entire field of knowledge. His books are to him the personifications of his mind, and his mind is often like one of those intricate workings of a delicate Swiss watch, ceaslessly moving and catologuing and reflecting and considering and labelling."  Astrologer Liz Greene (Mercury Virgo, Sun Virgo) 

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