Mercury enters Libra
September 05, – 28, 2020
October 29 – November 14, 2020
Mercury will actually enter Libra twice this year, first on September 05, and then on October 29, it will slide backward into Libra after it goes retrograde on October 14.
Mercury feels pretty comfortable in Libra – it is an air sign, after all. In this sign, Mercury is quite the idealist. He loves a good debate, as long as matters are treated fairly. Even in disagreement, he is happy to agree to disagree without holding any grudges. But he would prefer to find a compromise. In this sign, he looks forbearance and harmony. However, that means he often notices the imperfection and disharmony. Mercury in Libra will sometimes force an issue so as to redress the balance.
Mercury in Libra is acutely aware of other people’s thoughts and concerns – to the point that he denies his own needs or wishes, just to accommodate them. On the other hand, sometimes he does not really know what HE wants. Then he can just fret over little things forever, changing his mind a hundred times.
Mercury in Libra finds it easier than most signs to understand another’s point of view. This is a prerequisite ability for diplomatic negotiations. It is also much needed in counseling.
Mercury in Libra has very strong artistic dispositions as well. Poetry, literature, the study of art or art history, music, and painting are all very much in his domain. He has a tendency to idealize the object of adoration and an urge to perfect the raw materials of nature. He can perceive beauty in everything and has a knack of framing it so that others can perceive it, too.
Self-Presentation, Persona (1. House)
Mercury crossing the Ascendant and passing through the first house is a great transit for making new friends. Mercury in Libra is a natural empath and has a great ability to see things from all sides.
Money, Values (2. House)
When moving through a Libra second house, Mercury is not averse to spending money. He likes pretty knickknacks, art (if money is no object), but is more likely to spend money on books or even better, signing up for classes and workshops where he can not only learn, but meet like-minded people.
Friends and Kin, Mental Processing (3. House)
Moving through the third house in Libra, Mercury is very sociable and loves spending time with friends and kin. It is also a good time to work on that book that has been rotting in the drawer (or back of your mind).
Home and Family (4. House)
Libra in this section of the horoscope indicates a need for harmony at home. With Mercury passing through, this is a good time to welcome visitors or to change or decorate some parts of your home.
Creativity, Children (5. House)
Mercury passing through this part of the chart brings attention to the things you do for enjoyment. How about visiting a gallery or going to a concert? This is a good transit for dating.
Health, Work, Service (6. House)
This is a good transit for sorting things out – like your work-life balance. Think about what works well in your life and what doesn’t and redress the balance. Mercury here has health and wellness on his mind.
Partnership, Relationship (7. House)
The 7th house corresponds to the sign of Libra. Mercury passing through activates the relationship radar. This is a good time to reach out, to network and communicate or negotiate – and not just with your spouse.
Shared Assets, Inner Resources (8. House)
Mercury passing through this house very likely has legal matters on his mind. It is a good time to balance your books or level some other score.
Travel, Study (9. House)
Mercury in Libra loves to travel. It’s a way to stimulate the mind, meet new people, appreciate beautiful art and culture. A cultural trip with a loved one or best mate, or new date would be just the thing.
Career, Status (10. House)
When Mercury moves through a Libra 10. House there is an opportunity to strengthen the social/business network and communications within your sphere of influence. It is a good transit for working on customer relations.
Community, In-Group (11. House)
When Mercury passes through this house, it is a good time to join some community or group activity – if it has an artistic focus, so much the better.
Spirituality, Transcendence (12. House)
Mercury moving through a Libra 12 house is less extroverted than in other houses. It is more self-reflective and more likely to explore the self through the mirror of ‘the other’.