Transit Mercury in Astrology
Transit (moving) Mercury travels fairly quickly, spending almost one month in each sign, though it can take longer if it retrogrades (moves backwards) in one sign. The aspects it makes last for about two days, the day before and day of. Transit Mercury can show your mental state, where your mental focus is, and how your communications may be.
Transit Mercury in the Houses
Transit Mercury Aspects to Natal Planets
Transit Mercury in the Houses
Transit Mercury in the 1st House
With transit Mercury in your 1st house, your mind quickens and you take a more mental approach to situations. You think things through carefully, sometimes too much. You have many more communications with others, and you have no trouble offering up advice and gabbing with anyone around. You may take on more small tasks and focus more on the details, and have a hard time seeing the big picture. You jump from one thing to the next, not finishing anything you start, and feeling scatterbrained. You can come up with new ideas quickly, but may not see any of them through. You need to keep busy, or boredom will be likely.
Transit Mercury in the 2nd House
With transit Mercury in your 2nd house, you take your time when making decisions. You don’t want to rush into anything, no matter how soon the deadline will be here. If you have to work with others, they may have a hard time dealing with your slower approach. You take in information easily through experience and your senses, and you remember sights, smells, tastes, and sounds. You may want to purchase something that’s a little splurge, especially something electronic. This is a good time to sit down with your budget and really get into the details of it to come up with a detailed plan and get your finances in order.
Transit Mercury in the 3rd House
With transit Mercury in your 3rd house, it’s hard for you to slow your mind down. You’re constantly thinking about things, and you jump from one thought to the next quickly, not spending much time on any one thing, so this isn’t a good period for dealing with big or long-term projects. You may take many short trips, always finding yourself in the car or on the bus. You could have to deal with technology more than usual. You have more communications with people, and everyone has something to say to you and vice versa. You could begin many new tasks and tackle the smaller ones. This is a good time to start learning something new, take tests, or begin a writing project. You could have an important conversation with a sibling or neighbor.
Transit Mercury in the 4th House
With transit Mercury in your 4th house, your mind is clouded by your emotions, and you make your decisions based on what you’re feeling. Your mind isn’t as quick as usual. You have an easier time communicating with your family, or with those you consider your family and are most comfortable with. You can come up with your best ideas when you’re bouncing ideas off of relatives, or when you’re at home. You think more clearly at home, and in environments that are familiar. If you’re in a new environment, you could draw a blank and have a hard time focusing, so you might want to have important meetings and discussions in places you know well.
Transit Mercury in the 5th House
With transit Mercury in your 5th house, you’re much more creative than usual. You can do excellent work on creative projects, but have a hard time focusing on real work. You just want to play. You’re more sociable and friendly, have a good sense of humor, and have a plan for a good time. If single, you could meet someone through the internet, a neighbor, a sibling, or in your community, and they could be younger than you or have a youthful personality. If you have children, this is a good time to sit down and talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. You could pick up a new hobby, or set aside time for one you haven’t had time for lately.
Transit Mercury in the 6th House
With transit Mercury in your 6th house, your mind is focused on work. You can deal with work projects and tasks much more easily, and you’re more productive and efficient. If you’re a writer or work in communications or with technology, this is a good period for you. You may have more conversations with coworkers or about your work, or deal with technology more than usual. Your work environment is busier. You could also make plans to improve your health, get medical advice, or talk with your doctor. If you make health changes, make sure they’re small changes, and if they’re big, implement them a little at a time. You’re more logical and analytical.
Transit Mercury in the 7th House
With transit Mercury in your 7th house, you can communicate best with the people that you’re closest to or in one-on-one settings. You’re not as comfortable with the group thing or with coming up with ideas on your own, and need a partner to bounce things off of. This is a good time to create a new partnership agreement or have a conversation with someone about your relationship with them so you can come up with a plan for fixing any issues. You’re better at negotiating, mediating, and compromising now, so this is a good period for dealing with contracts and disputes. You can win people over with your persuasive charm.
Transit Mercury in the 8th House
With transit Mercury in your 8th house, you’re excellent at research. Whatever is presented to you, you won’t accept it at face value, and will continue to dig below the surface until you feel you’ve gotten to the core. You’re good at investigating any situation or person now. You can’t stand small talk, and won’t put up with superficiality. You want all of your conversations to be about something important, and your experiences to have meaning. You may not have as much to say, but when you do, it has power. You’re more serious than usual, and focus more on serious subjects. This can be a good period for a mental transformation.
Transit Mercury in the 9th House
With transit Mercury in your 9th house, you’re a great conversationalist. You have plenty of stories to tell, and you’ll tell them to anyone who’ll listen with gusto and flair. You’re storytelling skills are through the roof, and you may want to begin a writing project. This is also a good time to go back to school or pick up something new, especially a new language or something related to other cultures. You could do a little traveling, or have more communications with people from different cultures than yourself. You can come up with big ideas, grand ideas, and can work on devising a plan to make them happen. You’re less serious and more playful.
Transit Mercury in the 10th House
With transit Mercury in your 10th house, you have more conversations about your career and the direction that your life is going in. You think about these and what your goals are, and how you can get from where you are to where you want to be. You can think about the big picture, and be realistic with your plans, so this is a great time for making long-term plans. You know exactly what you can do and need to do, and take a practical approach to situations. If you’re a writer or work in communications or with technology, this is a good period for you. You could have an important conversation with a boss, parent, mentor, or other elder.
Transit Mercury in the 11th House
With transit Mercury in your 11th house, you come up with your best ideas when you’re working in a group. You need many people around to bounce ideas off of in order to use your mind to its fullest potential. The ideas that you come up with now tend to be more unconventional, and you come up with innovative solutions to problems. You’re drawn to original ideas and concepts, and ones that seem futuristic. You may spend more time than usual dealing with technology, especially the internet. You may have more communications with your friends, or with groups that you belong to. You can spend time thinking about your future, and planning for that future.
Transit Mercury in the 12th House
With transit Mercury in your 12th house, any ideas you come up with or thoughts you have, you keep to yourself. You don’t want to share what you know with anyone, afraid of being judged, punished, or misunderstood. You come up with your best ideas when you’re alone, and do your best research on your own. You’re reluctant to share any of your opinions, even with loved ones, and are more likely to want to listen to what they have to say instead of speaking for yourself. It’s a good time to think about old issues and come up with a plan to eliminate mental baggage that’s built up over time. Clear your mind so you can start fresh when this transit is over.
Transit Mercury Aspects to Natal Planets
Transit Mercury to Natal Sun
With transit Mercury conjunct your natal Sun, your mind is quicker than usual, and you have a hard time keeping anything to yourself. You can have many conversations with people, or one important one, especially with someone like a boss, parent, or mentor. With transit Mercury sextile or trine your natal Sun, you can think on your feet and come up with good ideas. If you need to make a decision about something, you can find it easier now, as well as dealing with mental projects or tasks. With transit Mercury square or opposite your natal Sun, you could stick your foot in your mouth and say something that you shouldn’t. You may have an argument or misunderstanding with someone, feel anxious and scatterbrained, and have a hard time coming up with good ideas or sifting through your thoughts.
Transit Mercury to Natal Moon
With transit Mercury conjunct your natal Moon, you can put your emotions into words much easier. Communicating them to others can be desired now, but it could also be just dealing with them yourself. No matter what, you’re more conscious of what you’re feeling, so this can be a good time to figure out what you want/need. You could have an important conversation with a female or about one. Communications will likely get a bump now. With transit Mercury sextile or trine your natal Moon, expressing yourself comes easily, and you’ll have a steady flow of communications. You can asses what it is you want and verbalize it. With transit Mercury square or opposite your natal Moon, everything you read or hear may not be to your liking. You have a hard time getting your feelings out in the open, or aren’t completely aware of what you’re feeling. Your mind is clouded, making it difficult to work. You can be easily hurt by words. This time can be a little like a personal Mercury retrograde where everything gets thrown out of whack, so just try to relax.
Transit Mercury to Natal Mercury
With transit Mercury conjunct your natal Mercury, the information you find right now is exactly what you need. You should evaluate your way of communicating and see in what ways you want to or need to change. You’re more logical and analytical. With transit Mercury sextile or trine your natal Mercury, you can communicate with others easily, and likely have many small communications with others or one important one. It’s an active period, and your mind is going nonstop. With transit Mercury square or opposite your natal Mercury, you can have arguments, misunderstandings, or experience opposition. You need to have a lot going on or you feel bored. It could be difficult for you to concentrate on projects, and you may feel scattered.
Transit Mercury to Natal Venus
When transit Mercury is conjunct your natal Venus, you’re good in social situations. You can have good communications with others, though you can lack intellectual discipline. You could get new information that’s favorable. Someone could compliment you or tell you they love you, or vice versa. When transit Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Venus, you’re charming, social, and compromising. It’s a good period for business dealings, or romance. When transit Mercury is square or opposite your natal Venus, you’re mentally lazy and indulgent. You may not agree with someone about something, or think they’re behaving inappropriately. Something could throw you off balance. You could hear something that you wish you hadn’t, or have a hard time with business or in love.
Transit Mercury to Natal Mars
When transit Mercury is conjunct your natal Mars, you can take action with your ideas. You don’t want to just think about things anymore, you want to follow through. You may be impulsive or impatient, and need to watch for being overly defensive or argumentative. When transit Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Mars, your mind is sharp and focused, and you can make decisions quickly. You can get through many small tasks and be productive. You talk with enthusiasm, and you have plenty of mental energy for projects. When transit Mercury is square or opposite your natal Mars, you’re up for a fight, and could be overly argumentative and quick to yell. You may have to deal with people you don’t like or have too much going on and feel stressed. This isn’t a good period for beginning something new or making decisions.
Transit Mercury to Natal Jupiter
When transit Mercury is conjunct your natal Jupiter, you have greater vision. Your goals seem bigger and better, and you want to formulate plans for how to make them reality. You’re positive and can come up with good ideas. You feel good and people want to be around you. When transit Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Jupiter, you have an easy time communicating what you need to now. You want to pursue projects that will expand your life or allow you to grow. A positive opportunity could present itself. When transit Mercury is square or opposite your natal Jupiter, you have a hard time seeing the details. You can talk too big and grand, and are impractical. Don’t pursue anything without thinking about it first, and don’t make any promises.
Transit Mercury to Natal Saturn
When transit Mercury is conjunct your natal Saturn, you have incredible focus right now. You can concentrate on a project or idea and make headway. You have a realistic approach, and know just what you need to do to make things happen. You can have an important conversation, or get organized. When transit Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Saturn, you can bring structure and order into your life and make preparations. Your mind is clear and while you may not say much to people, what you do say is important. You’re more attuned to serious situations. When transit Mercury is square or opposite your natal Saturn, you can encounter a block, delay or challenge with whatever you’re working on. You may have a hard time dealing with people, and they seem extra mean. You may doubt yourself.
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Transit Mercury to Natal Uranus
When transit Mercury is conjunct your natal Uranus, you can come up with the perfect solution or idea out of the blue. Unexpected news could come that’s good to hear. You may decide to try an unconventional approach to a project. You can be scattered and all over the place if you don’t direct the energy well. When transit Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Uranus, you have an easier time dealing with groups of people and communicating with others. You should try to listen to your gut. You’re more open to new ideas, concepts, and thoughts. When transit Mercury is square or opposite your natal Uranus, you may be too out of touch with your ideas. You can have a hard time coming up with ideas, and feel scattered. You may not finish things, are easily distracted, and feel misunderstood. You can have a fight with someone because you don’t understand each other. Something could happen unexpectedly that throws you, or you do something unexpectedly that you regret later.
Transit Mercury to Natal Neptune
When transit Mercury is conjunct your natal Neptune, you’re more creative than usual. You can understand the way you’ve been behaving, or come to grips with an old issue. You may have a hard time with reality, and fall into the pit of illusion, delusion, and fantasy. You can have a hard time communicating clearly. When transit Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Neptune, you’re more intuitive than usual. When you look around at the world, you see beauty, and it inspires you. You’re more compassionate, forgiving, and romantic. This is a good period for an artistic project. When transit Mercury is square or opposite your natal Neptune, you have a hard time thinking clearly, and feel like your mind is stuck in a haze. You can’t deal with details or facts. You’re unsure of yourself and question everything, and should hold off on decisions.
Transit Mercury to Natal Pluto
When transit Mercury is conjunct your natal Pluto, you could discover a secret or find information that helps you understand a situation or person. You can get underneath to the core of the problem, and come up with solutions. You crave intensity in your communications with people. When transit Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Pluto, you have an easier time researching and investigating. You can come up with clear plans that are precise and practical, and don’t feel rushed. When you communicate, you may seem more powerful and passionate. When transit Mercury is square or opposite your natal Pluto, you’re more serious and pessimistic. You have a hard time trusting anyone, and think people have ulterior motives that you have to investigate. Someone could be controlling of you, or you could try to control someone else. A struggle for power could ensue. You may seem more hostile, looking for a fight, and act too aggressive.
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