Mercury enters Libra on September 14th at 3:14 AM EDT. Communication is focused on harmonious exchanges - what’s polite and socially acceptable. This is the transit of diplomacy and active listening: hear what the other person is saying and then respond accordingly, rather than focusing on what you’re going to say while they’re talking.
On the minus side, this transit can encourage the sugary gloss over uncomfortable subjects. Too, there can be unbalanced discussions and ideas that tip towards one extreme then tilt in the other direction. It may be difficult to get the real story amongst the back and forth. Also, keep an eye out for the projection and indirect communication- Mercury in Libra does not come out and ask/complain/insult directly. There’s a dance where the real issue is obscured behind the sweet words and you find yourself saying what the other person wanted to address (or vice versa). Or, you suspect there’s a barb hidden in the compliment but it’s so skillfully delivered that you’re not sure.
It’s always better to own your words, but during this transit you may find yourself caught up in confusing verbal hand offs and uneasy backhanded compliments.
The best use of this energy is to explore both sides of any discussion/idea, then find the midpoint - that sweet spot that integrates opposing ideas. This is Mercury in Libra’s real talent, and it’s not easy. But sometimes it’s essential to integrate the opposition.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Libra will make:
Sept 16th: opposite Chiron Rx in Aries (4 deg)
Sept 17th: inconjunct Uranus Rx in Taurus (6 deg)
Sept 20th: sextile Ceres in Sagittarius (11 deg)
Sept 22nd: square Saturn Rx in Capricorn (13 deg)
Sept 22nd: square the Nodes in Capricorn/Cancer (14 deg)
Sept 23rd: inconjunct Black Moon Lilith in Pisces (15 deg)
Sept 24th: inconjunct Neptune Rx in Pisces (16 deg)
Sept 24th: sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius (17 deg)
Sept 26th: square Pluto Rx in Capricorn (20 deg)
Oct 1st: inconjunct Vesta Rx in Taurus (27 deg)
Oct 3rd: Scorpio ingress