Mercury enters Libra on September 21st: communication and ideas are focused on agreements/disagreements, balances/imbalances and reflection. Harmony is important - words can be superficial or diplomatic in an effort to preserve the peace. Much is not said directly and it’s interesting to consider how conversational balances are achieved.
This can be the ultimate passive-aggressvie energy, as pretty phrases disguise ugly barbs. Or, it can be a relief to simply nod and smile and talk about nothing - sometimes you don’t want to discuss your inner pain. Everything that’s said is socially appropriate.
However, Mercury in Libra is a champion listener - this sign’s objective awareness means truly paying attention to what the other person is saying and reflecting what they’ve said back at them. This is done in a way that validates their ideas and encourages them to say more. It takes some skill (it’s not just about parroting their words).
Libra learns through comparison, so this brief transit can be an excellent opportunity to absorb what others tell you. Remember, Libra is always about the other and sometimes it’s better if you let them do the talking. Once Mercury enters Scorpio you can make use of the knowledge you’ve gained.
Having said this, Mercury in Libra is also very social - chatting, flirting, sprinkling compliments. The key is allowing the other person to have their say and pay close attention to how they respond to what you say. And, consider how their words reflect your energy.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Libra will make:
Sept 22nd: opposite Chiron Rx in Aries (0 deg)
Sept 22nd: inconjunct Uranus Rx in Taurus (1 deg)
Sept 22nd: square Vesta in Capricorn (1 deg)
Sept 23rd: square Saturn in Capricorn (2 deg)
Sept 23rd: trine Mars in Aquarius (3 deg)
Sept 24th: trine the Aquarius South Node (4 deg)
Sept 25th: trine Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius (5 deg)
Sept 27th: conjunct Ceres (9 deg)
Sept 30th: inconjunct Neptune Rx in Pisces (14 deg)
Oct 2nd: square Pluto in Capricorn (18 deg)
Oct 9th: inconjunct Chiron Rx in Pisces (29 deg)
Oct 9th: Scorpio ingress