Mercury in Libra: Prepare to be a Social Butterfly

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Are you currently feeling the urge to speak your mind? Wondering why the friendly, amicable and diplomatic personality just started to kick in? Well, it is probably due to the astrological event happening at this moment.

Mercury is one of the most important planets in astrology. But this planet is not just about communication. The placement of Mercury also determines your voice.

As Mercury enters Libra, the planet of communication. To the sign of one on one relationships; speech style and conversations come into focus. Mercury’s entry into this harmony and peacemaking sign signals a time where speech balances opposing points of view. Because of this, Mercury in Libra is the ideal time to patch up some conflicts and to heal wounds caused by misunderstandings.

In fact, Mercury in Libra is so skillful that personal victories can cause even supposed “opponents” to cheer. Why? Because the ultimate success for Libra is not personal gain alone. It is finessing win wins for all.

Mercury waltzes into Libra to remind us how and why it is important to balance speaking with listening. This will be a necessary practice when Mercury stations retrograde on September 9th. As communications begin to zig-zag, the pursuit of balance will be critical to straighten things out.

When Mercury retrograde in Libra, it is a wonderful time to reconnect with your relationships. It is about tying up loose ends in order to have the space to truly plow ahead. It is also about hitting the brake and going in reverse – all for the sake of a smoother trip ahead.

Buckle in, Libra, the third retrograde is well stationed directly in your sign.

Understanding what it means when Mercury is in Libra

Mercury makes people not talkative but rather well balanced in their speaking and communication in general. These natives have a personality whose approach to things in life is analytical and patient. Mercury in Libra is kind, selfless, and always treat opinions with respect.

Before making major decisions, Libra natives thinks and listens to all sides before coming up with an objective choice. Mercury in Libra take into account every small detail about their decisions and the future effect of those decisions. This kind of rethinking brings Mercury to a different level.

Mercury in Libra natives are good communicators and loves to socialize. This mutable air sign having Venus as its ruling planet creates a friendly relationship with Mercury.

Due to the impact of Venus energy, this is a favorable placement for the planet. Mercury, provides the person with outstanding conversationalist abilities and a sophisticated disposition.

This neutral earthy planet brings inherent knowledge of numerous art genres when it is well located in Libra. Such folks are tactful and know how to take advantage of situations. These locals are well known for being pleasant, fair, and open-minded..

Getting to know the Positive and Negative Mercury in Libra Traits

Positive Traits

thirst for knowledge

Libra, as an air sign, is more concerned with intellectual matters than with anything else. As a result, Mercury in Libra is most productive when their minds are well stimulated. They have a natural thirst for knowledge, and as a result, they tend to be excellent students.

These individuals are well interested in learning everything to help with future decisions and issues. Their confidence grows as a result of having this kind of knowledge when they are well called upon by others to assist with conflict resolution. Even if they do have a more abstract view of the world, their strength usually comes from it. 

When Mercury is in Libra, they are more likely to be effective communicators because they have the ability to see the bigger picture. Libra Mercury is very good at making the intelligence of the group stand out. They are good at asking the right questions to get the conversation and workflow to where the most genius things are likely to happen.

Negative Traits

Although people born with Mercury in Libra are wonderful sources of assistance to others, they can be a source of indecision in their own lives. For those who are waiting for Libra to make a decision, this can be extremely frustrating. On occasion, they will defer to others in order to avoid the necessity of making a decision in the first place.

Despite the fact that they are usually charming and entertaining to be around. This is the one area in which they can become annoying or defensive in nature. It is best to leave them alone with their thoughts at that point because nothing will help to persuade them any faster than being left alone.

Mercury in Libra Compatibility

When the sociable air sign of Libra is in Mercury, an individual becomes outgoing. They have an easy time striking up discussions with strangers and are the life of the party. Furthermore, Libra makes them tactful in their communication with others.

Mercury in Libra natives despise conflict and prefer things to be easygoing in their relationships. This native has the capacity to settle disagreements and create a peaceful environment. Because of these characteristics, Mercury in Libra is most compatible with those born under the signs who are as laid-back as they are.

The Mercury in Libra Man: Get to know him better

When it comes to evaluating things, the Mercury in Libra native is the greatest. He can teach you how to write an essay despite never having written one in his life. The truth is, Mercury in Libra man is an efficient and observant person who is eager to examine anything from all angles in order to get a complete view.

Highlights of Mercury in Libra Man

1. Positives: Honesty and diplomacy.

2. Negative: Can be obsessive and narrow-minded at times.

3. Life Partner: Someone who is expressive, enigmatic and energetic.

4. Learn about life: Reacting positively when you are in the spotlight.

The man born under the influence of Mercury in Libra is diplomatic and understanding. He is willing to go to any length to achieve inner and outer balance. Everyone in his social circle must share a sense of fairness and justice, and this must be well accepted by all.

To achieve perfection, Mercury in Libra man is a brilliant individual who is never tired of acting in a superior manner. They would be happiest if they could find a happy platform. And they would be furious to take extreme positions.

The Mercury in Libra Woman: Get to know her better


When it comes to her social interactions, Mercury in Libra woman is outgoing, communicative, and generous. She always appears to be in total control of her temper and emotions.

Furthermore, she requires relationships qualities such as mutual respect, fairness, and equilibrium. A temperate personality and persuasive language make Mercury in Libra woman take initiative to reach that level.

Highlights of the Mercury in Libra Woman

Positives: Well-balanced and productive.

Negative: Include being self-centered and confrontational.

Life Partner: Someone who is nice and does not keep grudges.

Things to learn about life: The importance of letting go of the past and moving forward in life.

The Mercury in Libra woman is pleasant and soothing. A true joy to be around, alluring, and endowed with a sweet and endearing demeanor. Her appearance is flawless, and the way she speaks is sheer bliss for the ears.

This woman will go on and on about anything and everything. This includes her boyfriend, her family, what she plans to accomplish in the future, her ideas, and her possibilities. She wants to demonstrate to others how open-minded and entertaining she is.

In a relationship, these characteristics are certain to boost her chances of success. As well as the potential of a long-term and profound commitment.

What and why look out for Mercury Retrograde in Libra

Mercury retrograde is an astrological transit well-known and well-feared for wreaking cosmic havoc. This upcoming one, happening in the air sign Libra will prove no exception.

Quick refresher on Mercury retrograde. The planet that oversees communication and technology moves backward from Earth for three weeks. The slowdown and backup tends to delay or fully curtail progress on all of the aspects of life that fall in the messenger planet’s wheelhouse.

But Mercucy retrograde is also a time for channeling mental energy inward. Reflecting, revising, and rethinking our priorities and thoughts will certainly help. 

And because its backward turn this time around is occurring in the sign of the Scales. The themes of the retrograde will focus on relationships.

You will be then asked to consider what work needs to be tended. Before you can actually make progress within your romantic, platonic, and professional bonds. Ultimately, there are ways to make the most of the oft-villainized transit.

How does Mercury in libra retrograde affect you?

As you may know already, Mercury retrogrades three to four times a year. Not all Mercury retrogrades will affect you, though. The only time they truly do is well when you are moving through the 3rd and 6th Houses, which are ruled by Mercury.

When you are born, you start from the 1st House and cycle through the 12 Houses with each birthday. From there, you can figure out which planet’s transits will impact you the most based on your age. With this astrological technique in mind, Mercury is most likely to weigh on you when you are 2, 17, 26, 41, 50, 65, and so on.

Mercury’s retrogrades also affect those with any planets in Gemini or Virgo more because Mercury is their ruling planet. However, those whose rising sign is Gemini or Virgo will feel the vibes of Mercury retrograde more than anyone, regardless of their age.

The best way to think about Mercury retrograde is as a cycle. Picture Mercury as a fast-moving object that runs circles around the sun. When it moves in front of the sun, it sets after it, making it visible in the sky as an evening star. When Mercury retrogrades, it lags behind the sun until it emerges in the sky before it as a morning star.

Despite its reputation, Mercury retrograding is not chaotic at all. It only does so when it needs to recharge and is ready to rise new and bright before the sun.

You can think of Mercury retrograde as a necessary resting phase to go through before it springs back to life. And just like the transit, you are being pulled not to hinder but to catapult you into a better version of you!

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