You should never feel afraid to become a piece of art. It’s exhilarating.” – Nicki Minaj
Effective Date: October 7th- 24th 2016
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Mercury in Libra– Laziness. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think about Mercury in Libra, or anything to do with Libra for that matter. I mean, sure- Libra is the sign of Art and traditional beauty, but it is also the sign of Taylor Swift, so that’s something…
At its best Mercury in Libra would be indicative of a time to really get into your relationships (or start new ones, seeing as how we are fresh out of the retrograde, finally!), tell those close to you that you love them and express your feelings, go on cute dates or paint using the existential angst that permeates your every waking moment since you dont have anyone to do any of the above with. Whatever helps you get through a Tuesday…. But I say HOGWASH!
The reality of Mercury in Libra is that it tends to be more of a doldrum, a time to just think “Okay, everything is fine, I’m just going to coast through this transit” Then all of a sudden BAM! It’s Scorpio season and you’re scrambling. And the overall vibe is just to take an extended vacation through the transit, I get it- All the more reason to double down harder and GRIND, because no one else will be doing it! These skies are an opportunity for the bold- Right now your biggest obstacle is yourself!
Artemis Tarot Take on Mercury in Libra-
Cards: The Chariot, 8 of Cups, 10 of Wands
Yes, you’ve been through some bullshit, but trust me, the bullshit never ends. It keeps coming back, more daunting and bone crushing than ever before. This is something Libra knows well. Oh man, to be in a Libra’s mind; a labyrinth of possibilities and connections and paranoia associated with entertaining all possibilities fully and completely. Like the other Air Signs (Gemini, Aquarius), Libra is in their head all the god damn time. They want to dominate the world with their intellect and smash through to the Truth of the world, whether it kills them or not. They must. Inevitably, Libra is going to make a wrong turn and end up in some hellscape where the only way out is to create a grand delusion for themselves. If you can’t find peace, perhaps you can fabricate it?
And if Libra creates a fairy tale, there is no telling her any inkling of opposing perspectives. There is definitely no telling her that she has been unfair in any way, so she dives into the fantasy world. She is immersed in it. It has become her new religion. Libra suspects that the truth is ever changing as we exponentially change, but she powers ahead hoping that there is some chance of harmony, balance, and rest. Even if she has to pretend. I guess it’s better than coming to terms with the fact that her idea of justice isn’t correct? Libra is ever torn because the truth comes from our orientation (its an air sign thing, fml), not from the rays of some external source. It is an internal source.
There comes a point when we realize that whatever ideology, whatever thought patterns we have been following, could never have prepared us for the experience of the world. Listen up, Libra (and everyone who is about to be punished by this indecisive as fuck energy coming our way), you must use your intuition and just get on with it. You must trust yourself. You must trust your experiences. As hard as it might be, you need to clear your mind in order to hear this intuition. You must trust that you have prepared yourself.
The Libran charm only comes from a Libra who has learned this emotion/intellect connection. Once you have collected and analyzed your information, you must let go and let it seep into your subconscious. Then, when the experience presents itself, you trust and act on your intuition in the moment. Libra is represented by the Queen of Swords in the tarot, who is the elements of Air and Water combined in action. The mind aided by the heart and the heart aided by the mind. Sometimes, in order to make the best the decision for the greater good, she is stuck in a situation where she must become the outcast for her decision. She is the one who slices to heal you. She is the one who gives you the hard truths.
This is a good time period to disarm your enemies with words, but beware! Mercury in Libra tends to make us very non-confrontational; aka get ready for some passive aggressive bullshit. If you can step it up and consistently remind yourself to be as clear as possible, you have a great chance of riding this wave with Venusean grace. A tactful, honest, Libra is a poetic genius. As long as she has some guts to actually make decisions and not be afraid to be labeled as a villain afterword. Anytime you make a moral decision, someone is going to consider you a hero and someone else is going to consider you a villain. It is inevitable.
“Fuck it, whatever, I might as well enjoy myself while the paradoxical circumstances of life tear away at my innate sense of fairness,” Libra says. Don’t forget to have fun with your words and enjoy yourself and the lovely conversations that are going to come out of this transit. It’s a good time for writing, for flirting, for creating beautiful things with your mind. It is a good time for hard conversations and it is a good time to just let the words flow intuitively. With Jupiter in Libra and the Sun in Libra, your words will be coming from a good place. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and act from the heart. Move and decide through love, and you’ll be okay when Scorpio comes around to put you on the rack.