Scanning the Planets: Mercury Moves Into Libra

Mercury in Libra

Kindness comes easy with mental Mercury in the sign of the Scales

Communication planet Mercury moves into fair and sociable Libra on August 27, 2015, putting us in a much gentler frame of mind than we’ve been in since Mercury moved into critical Virgo at the beginning of the month.

Mental Mercury becomes so much more fair-minded while in airy Libra that we can’t help but communicate our thoughts more effectively, see everyone’s differing points of view, and generally just get along better with others.

If your thinking has been too sharp for the past few weeks and it’s been causing trouble in personal relationships, things should become more peaceful now. This is a time for honesty and patience and soft-spoken words, so we all have a much better chance of being heard and understood.

In fact, if you’ve had any misunderstandings or fights, or if you’re holding a long-term grudge with someone, this is a good time to resolve it. Libra loves to build bridges and connect us with each other, so it’s truly possible you’ll be better able to overcome your differences during this time.

One challenge of this kind transit is the tendency to be too nice. Can one ever be too nice, you ask? Well, yes, when it interferes with being truthful. Don’t sugar coat things or withhold just to avoid rocking the boat. Speak the truth while Mercury is in Libra, because even if you disagree with someone during this time, they’ll get where you’re coming from.

 

 

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Mercury in Pisces

Mercury in Pisces

Feelings trump facts with mental Mercury in dreamy Pisces

Tarotcom Staff  Tarotcom Staff on the topics of pisces, mercury, astrology

Get ready for some mental meandering! Communication planet Mercury moves into dreamy Pisces on March 17, 2014, and our minds are now likely to go off-course to places words cannot describe.

Managing details will be more difficult with Mercury in Pisces, where it will remain until April 7.  It will be a very creative time, but not so sharp when it comes to thinking and communication.

This transit serves poets, artists, healers, spiritual seekers and all those who don’t rely on objective evidence to shape reality. Facts may grow fuzzy, but conversations grow tender as intuition becomes the most valuable source of information.

This can be a good time to move outside the limits of ordinary perception and speech. The censoring aspects of your mind are looser, allowing a wider, if less precise, picture of reality to emerge. Watch how your intuition and imagination work more easily during this time!

There are some definite cons to Mercury in Pisces, as well. Miscommunication is possible, and you may have trouble staying on track. You might forget critical details, show up late for meetings or say things that don’t quite make sense. This is because we’re speaking from the heart and gut, not the brain, and finding the words to match our feelings can make for some seriously stop-and-start conversations.

But at the same time, Mercury in Pisces has an important lesson for us: we don’t need to depend on verbal communication all the time! Sometimes it’s beneficial to see beyond the literal, read between the lines and hear the unspoken story under this transit.

Primarily, watery Pisces is about instincts and feelings. So this transit is less about grasping facts and more about fusion and the big picture.

Not surprisingly, there are many musicians born with Mercury in Pisces. They range from the tortured: Kurt Cobain, Andy Gibb to the torturing: Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper to the talented: Celine Dion, Elton John.

Mercury in Aquarius

Mercury in Aquarius

Think big while mental Mercury is in brainy Aquarius!

Tarotcom Staff Tarotcom Staff on the topics of mercury, astrology, aquarius

It’s time to put on your thinking cap! Mercury, the planet of ideas and communication, is retrograding back into Aquarius on February 12, 2014. Emotions will take a back seat to intellect during this time, and mental pursuits will become more appealing than spiritual ones.

Aquarius is a relatively cool and detached Air sign that puts feelings aside to focus on more cerebral matters — brilliant ideas, inventions, quirky schemes and the like. Don’t be surprised if it feels like you can’t turn off your brain now!

In addition to being an intellectual transit, Mercury in Aquarius is also a bit offbeat. Your thoughts will certainly be brilliant, but they may also be eccentric or downright weird. But don’t forget, there’s a fine line between “weird” and genius, right?!

Think of this as a good thing. This is a great time to look at your life from a different angle and gain new perspective. Also, Aquarius is very future-minded, so you can use this time to think about how to make your future bright.

The one thing to watch out for during Mercury’s transit through this not-so-sensitive sign is hurting or neglecting other people’s feelings. We may all lose touch with our sensitive sides while we’re busy juggling so many brilliant ideas, so do your best to pause and give someone you love an extra hug between all those stimulating conversations.

Mercury will move on into more compassionate Pisces on January 31, before turning retrograde on February 6. On February 12, Mercury spins back into Aquarius until it turns direct on February 28. Finally, Mercury will move forward again into Pisces on March 17.

Enjoy the many “ah-ha” moments you’re sure to have courtesy of Mercury in Aquarius!

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Mercury in Aquarius (February 12th)

Mercury in Aquarius

Think big while mental Mercury is in brainy Aquarius!

Tarotcom StaffTarotcom Staff on the topics of mercury, astrology, aquarius
It’s time to put on your thinking cap! Mercury, the planet of ideas and communication, is retrograding back into Aquarius on February 12, 2014. Emotions will take a back seat to intellect during this time, and mental pursuits will become more appealing than spiritual ones.

Aquarius is a relatively cool and detached Air sign that puts feelings aside to focus on more cerebral matters — brilliant ideas, inventions, quirky schemes and the like. Don’t be surprised if it feels like you can’t turn off your brain now!

In addition to being an intellectual transit, Mercury in Aquarius is also a bit offbeat. Your thoughts will certainly be brilliant, but they may also be eccentric or downright weird. But don’t forget, there’s a fine line between “weird” and genius, right?!

Think of this as a good thing. This is a great time to look at your life from a different angle and gain new perspective. Also, Aquarius is very future-minded, so you can use this time to think about how to make your future bright.

The one thing to watch out for during Mercury’s transit through this not-so-sensitive sign is hurting or neglecting other people’s feelings. We may all lose touch with our sensitive sides while we’re busy juggling so many brilliant ideas, so do your best to pause and give someone you love an extra hug between all those stimulating conversations.

Mercury will move on into more compassionate Pisces on January 31, before turning retrograde on February 6. On February 12, Mercury spins back into Aquarius until it turns direct on February 28. Finally, Mercury will move forward again into Pisces on March 17.

Enjoy the many “ah-ha” moments you’re sure to have courtesy of Mercury in Aquarius!

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Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, December 5th

We are more attracted to ideas and philosophies than to the practical applications of language now. This is mental Mercury’s first full day in adventurous Sagittarius on a visit that lasts until December 24, activating our tendency to think expansively. Our inclination toward learning increases, but we must be careful that we don’t become too self-righteous in our beliefs. Meanwhile, the controlling Capricorn Moon helps us focus on what’s real.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Even if your feet are planted firmly on the ground today, your mind is beginning to drift out toward the distant edges of the universe. You have relentlessly paid attention to your thoughts in order to get to the source of your current feelings. Now it’s time to simplify your thinking and free yourself from previous emotional burdens. Fortunately, making the shift might actually be easier than it sounds once you truly let go.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Your obstinate behavior could overpower your good intentions now that the evocative Moon is in traditional Capricorn. Practicing mental flexibility is a smart strategy today, but it may be easier said than done. Nevertheless, keep reminding yourself that a stagnant mind can dam up the waters of creativity. Thankfully, an open mind allows your fertile imagination to flow with lush motivational ideas.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You are taking a more philosophical approach to relationships now that your key planet Mercury is visiting your 7th House of Partners. But you won’t likely be satisfied with emotionally detached discussions unless they have a direct impact on your life. You want to see real progress, so move your conversations out of the theoretical realm and into the present moment. Choosing your words carefully improves the chances of deepening a connection between you and someone special.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Colleagues at work may be a source of tension now as they pressure you to modify your plans and take a different course of action than you initially intended. You probably can rationalize your strategy to yourself, but it’s more challenging to convince others that they should cooperate with you. It might be better to bite the bullet and do what is expected today, even if only to buy some temporary peace and quiet. Return to your original ideas later when there’s less resistance all around.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You’re on the edge of something amazing and you can feel it right to the bottom of your feet — even if you don’t yet know what it is. You may be a bit frightened at the magnitude of the changes ahead, but holding on to your past never seems to make you happy for long. Keep wiggling your toes in anticipation of what’s next because your agility will suddenly become very handy when it’s time to make your move. But don’t rush the start; you will know when to act if you trust your instincts.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You’re turning into quite the philosopher these days, which may be somewhat out of character for you. Normally, you like to focus on the most practical applications of your analytical thinking, but now you don’t have to be so concerned with the mechanics of the real world. This strategy isn’t an excuse for sloppy thinking. Stay sharp and let your thoughts roam free without taking any action yet.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your emotions are intensifying and it’s crucial to stick with the inner process, even if it makes you feel vulnerable with those closest to you. Sometimes you take the easy way out of an emotional dilemma, for you often see both sides of an issue. However, your basic values could be at stake now, so don’t be afraid to speak with integrity. You can learn something special about yourself if you stand up for what’s important.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Even if you experienced an emotional crisis with a friend or lover recently, it’s time to move past the drama today and consider what’s next. You still might be attached to your unresolved feelings, but these just may have to heal on their own. There’s really no reason to involve others in this process. Instead, visualize a path toward a happier and healthier future. What you create in your imagination now can become reality later on.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may be experiencing a refreshing wave of joyful energy. Your mind carries you to great heights now as you explore new areas of interest when cerebral Mercury is visiting your sign until December 24. Although it could feel like a breath of fresh air, be careful that your enthusiasm doesn’t distract you from the real work in front of you. Adventures can be fun, but don’t use them to escape your commitments.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your heart is softening, yet it’s still challenging to risk telling others how you feel today. Paradoxically, your caution can actually make life more difficult because someone may notice that you’re keeping something secret. Even with the best of intentions, hidden agendas have more impact than you realize. If you have something to say, get it out into the open where it won’t do as much harm. Speak your mind and then focus on reclaiming the joy of the present moment.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your social life is on the upswing now because you are more drawn to the energy of group dynamics with interactive Mercury visiting your 11th House of Friends. Be bold and pencil in activities for the rest of the month even if you don’t have any concrete plans yet. There’s no need to wait until the holidays are here to put things on your calendar. But don’t just talk about it; get busy and start making the magic happen.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A shift in your workplace is underway and you may have to collaborate with your coworkers more than ever before. You might even have to step up to the plate to assume a managerial role. In any case, the hierarchy of your office or community is becoming more apparent. Find your place within the social structures and play out your part the best you can. Keep in mind that a positive attitude will take you even further on your path to success.

Mercury in Sagittarius – Expand your mind with mental Mercury in sunny Sagittarius

Mercury in Sagittarius

Expand your mind with mental Mercury in sunny Sagittarius

Tarotcom Staff     Tarotcom Staff on the topics of sagittarius, mercury, astrology

 

Open your mind, but hold your tongue — that’s the best advice we have when communication planet Mercury moves back into bold and sometimes reckless Sagittarius on December 4, 2013.

Mercury is a bit of wild-card in Sagittarius. That’s because Mercury is all about thoughts and words, and Sagittarius is all about action. This translates into a time when we may find ourselves speaking too soon, accidentally saying rude things, or spouting off things that aren’t true.

If you’re prone to telling tall tales or getting your facts wrong, or if you know anyone like that, it’s going to be exacerbated now. We’re all advised to try harder to think before we speak and to consider others’ feelings more. But there’s an upside to Mercury in Sagittarius, too.

Because Sagittarius is so open-minded and adventurous, our thoughts will become more expansive, too. We might start thinking about travel or going back to school or starting a new job. Sagittarius is a visionary, so our minds will wander far and wide during this time.

Make big plans for December! With Mercury in Sagittarius until December 24, it’s a great month for feeling confident, thinking positive and doing something exciting.

Mercury in Sagittarius (December 4th)

Mercury in Sagittarius

Expand your mind with mental Mercury in sunny Sagittarius

Tarotcom Staff    Tarotcom Staff on the topics of sagittarius, mercury, astrology

Open your mind, but hold your tongue — that’s the best advice we have when communication planet Mercury moves back into bold and sometimes reckless Sagittarius on December 4, 2013.

Mercury is a bit of wild-card in Sagittarius. That’s because Mercury is all about thoughts and words, and Sagittarius is all about action. This translates into a time when we may find ourselves speaking too soon, accidentally saying rude things, or spouting off things that aren’t true.

If you’re prone to telling tall tales or getting your facts wrong, or if you know anyone like that, it’s going to be exacerbated now. We’re all advised to try harder to think before we speak and to consider others’ feelings more. But there’s an upside to Mercury in Sagittarius, too.

Because Sagittarius is so open-minded and adventurous, our thoughts will become more expansive, too. We might start thinking about travel or going back to school or starting a new job. Sagittarius is a visionary, so our minds will wander far and wide during this time.

Make big plans for December! With Mercury in Sagittarius until December 24, it’s a great month for feeling confident, thinking positive and doing something exciting.

Daily Horoscopoes for Saturday, August 31

We long for the security of emotional support from those we trust, but the watery Cancer Moon doesn’t give us much relief today. Rather than feeling safe, we may worry about the uncertainty we face in relationships. However, protecting our hearts only brings alienation now. Mental Mercury’s alignment with cautious Saturn impedes the flow of communication. Fortunately, the words we do say can facilitate a deep connection with someone special.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Thoughts may weigh heavily on your mind now. You have an intuitive sense about what is real and you’re motivated to talk your walk, even if you’re traveling on a rocky path. You might not know how to proceed, but your uncertainty isn’t a valid justification for inaction. Speak the truth that previously existed only within your imagination. Others are more likely to connect with you honestly and lovingly if you can push through your fears and express what’s in your heart.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You are tempted to do too much today, but finishing everything you start is nearly impossible. You’re familiar with the rules of the road and you’re prepared to follow them, even if you want to step out of line and say what’s on your mind anyway. Ultimately, you might as well share what you’re thinking since others probably already know — and it’s better if they hear it directly from you. Nevertheless, don’t transfer blame to anyone else; deliver your messages with compassn and brevity so you can do whatever is next on your list.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You are very contemplative today, but it may be challenging to keep your thoughts on the positive side of the spectrum. Your key planet Mercury aspects karmic Saturn, making you a force with which to be reckoned. Use your formidable communication skills to your advantage, but don’t try to be too clever. Keep your message sincere and be your authentic self.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Perhaps you have slipped into a bit of an emotional funk recently and see no quick and easy way out of your dilemma. Thankfully, you don’t have to pretend that everything is peachy keen if it’s not. Rather than hiding what’s important from those who want to love you, take a risk and share what’s on your mind. The simple act of confiding in a friend could be enough to shift the energy and lighten your heart.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

A firestorm of self-awareness is burning through your gray matter, but the results may be uncharacteristically serious. It’s not that you have lost confidence; it’s just that your optimism comes and goes now. Your tendency is to suppress any negativity, but avoiding the truth just makes things worse. A more radical solution might be in order today. Sharing your feelings without censoring them allows others to get to know the real you.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your friends come through for you in unexpected ways today. However, making a big deal of their actions might be the wrong strategy because it draws unnecessary attention to issues best left out of the spotlight. Avoiding emotional extremes improves nearly any interaction now. Express your appreciation without going over the top. A simple gesture can be more heart touching than a parade down Main Street.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Make a decision and stick with it today, even if you doubt yourself later on. After all, you know what the truth is and you know what should be done about it. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, for you have the authority now to tell it exactly like it is. Granted, you may upset someone with your uncharacteristic obstinacy, but don’t let this be your primary concern. You need to voice your opinion and then deal with the consequences as they play out.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You know that you have the power to manifest the changes that are currently needed. Although somber Saturn is leaning on you, your self-criticism and self-judgment is not productive or necessary. Remember that you are only restrained by the limitations of your own thought processes — and this comes from within, not from external circumstances or anyone else. Have the courage to envision your wishes coming true and then strive to make it happen.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may be struggling against the lessons that Saturn is attempting to teach you, but the hardest work is probably already completed. The time to put your strategy into action is near and whatever you do today sets the stage for what follows. You might think that you have to demonstrate your progress toward a specific goal, but this isn’t part of the current curriculum. Hold true to what’s most important to you, but don’t be overbearing. Practice compassion while accepting the current restrictions being placed on your plans.

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You’re ready to tear down any walls that may be in your way today. However, you are tired of being the one who bears the ultimate responsibility for everything that happens, and you might even consider walking away from your goals. Thankfully, you can rest assured that common sense will come to your rescue now. Move with determination instead of aggression for the best results.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Try not to take others by surprise with your unusual behavior today, for acting rashly won’t bring you what you want. You might not get away with being too eccentric now, so you’re better off adapting to the current situation than attempting to change it. Nevertheless, don’t dim your light more than necessary or you will lose your edge of brilliance. Find that magical balance between being true to yourself and fulfilling other people’s expectations.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Even if you feel like you’re carrying an emotional burden today, you have an opportunity to carefully process and release what’s been bothering you. There’s no reason to hold on to your fears. Doubting yourself is not productive and only prevents you from embracing the love that may be waiting on your doorstep. All you have to do is open the door and let it in.