Last updated on May 20th, 2022 at 10:08 pm
What does Mercury in Libra mean?
It means that the intelligent, witty, communicative, talented, strategic, analytical planet of merchants Mercury combines with charming, balanced, peaceful, harmonious, justice-loving, diplomatic, idealistic, calculative, cardinal air sign Libra.
It also means that the characteristics of Mercury, such as wisdom, intelligence, courage, communication abilities, entrepreneurial abilities, mental strength, etc are combined with and expressed through the traits of Libra zodiac sign, which embodies the qualities of peace, harmony, balance, love, and mutual understanding.
This placement is favorable for Mercury as sharing a friendly relationship with Venus, the ruler of Libra. It also means that Venus becomes a guide to Mercury in this sign.
With that being said, a dignified Venus extends the auspicious effects of this combination.
In addition to that, Mercury is in 2nd and 5th from its own signs Virgo and Gemini respectively. The 2nd house signifies family values, facial attributes, speech, as well as wealth, accumulated assets, etc.
The 5th disposition, in turn, signifies intelligence, wisdom, leadership capabilities, feelings, romance, matters of the heart, progeny, drama, entertainment, creativity, deeds before the current incarnation, etc.
A dignified Mercury extracts auspicious outcomes from the above-mentioned significances.
Results of Mercury in Libra
This considered combination influences the style of speaking a lot because of multiple astrological reasons. Namely, Mercury itself is the planet of communication, both written and verbal.
Secondly, the 2nd disposition formed by Mercury in Libra denotes the nature of speech. Thirdly, the 5th disposition signifies feelings and therefore influences the expression of words.
Libra, at the same time, is a very balanced, peaceful, justice-loving, and harmonious sign. All of those indications reflect that individuals with this combination have a very pleasant, harmonious, and sweet style of communication. The exact result is clearly stated in classical scripture Brihat Jataka.
Besides that, Libra is a very justice-loving and diplomatic sign, and people who are influenced by this combination (almost) always consider the needs of everyone and thus are able to find the golden balance point in communication.
Not only are they pleasant communicators, but also very good listeners which is another important aspect that ensures efficient communication.
With Mercury in Libra, these natives have a very balanced approach to speaking and listening. To be specific, before they start expressing themselves, they carefully listen and evaluate the motives of words of other people first.
In classical scripture Saravali, it is mentioned that Libra Mercury natives are very skilled in speech and choose their words wisely.
It reveals their ability to analyze the outcomes of their words before they are spoken. Hence, before they speak, they listen carefully which amplifies their success through speech in their chosen field of activity or industry.
It also means that they do not rush into arguments but take their time. This enables them to prepare the most efficient and appropriate response to any argument.
Fond Of Sweet Debates
In Saravali it is also mentioned that they are naturally fond of having long conversations that involve analysis and argumentation.
The urge for arguments is provided by Mercury, which governs Virgo, the sign of critics and debaters.
However, as both Mercury and Venus (which rules Libra) are natural benefic planets, their style of argumentation is very compassionate, harmonious, and sweet.
Even though they are very argumentative, they do not attract opposition but initiate long-lasting and pleasant conversations. In fact, Libra is of cardinal modality which signifies initiation powers making them very good initiators of everything related to Mercury.
Also, it is generally very pleasant to speak with such natives because they are good listeners and compassionate at the same time.
Most importantly, a dignified Mercury makes them sincere and honest. These natives speak in a genuine way by using real facts and supporting genuine beliefs.
However, this does not rule out the possibility that they can indeed make mistakes and be wrong at times. But their sincere attitude reflects their ability to admit their mistakes and correct them as soon as possible in order to avoid confusion and panic in society.
Fond Of Romantic Talks
What can not be left without attention is the fact that Libra and its ruler Venus signify romance, passion, beauty, and desires.
It reveals their strong urge to talk about romance, passion, and/or beauty in a very soft and seducing manner.
The 5th disposition formed by this combination signifies wisdom, intelligence, and general learning capabilities. The 5th holds all the resources of the cognitive mind.
A dignified Mercurygreatly amplifies these energies and learning capabilities. When it comes to their communication, they use their intellect and wisdom to develop a very strong vocabulary.
As they possess great wisdom in linguistics in general, they are very skilled spokespeople and writers at the same time. As Venus is the planet of beauty, their way of writing is especially aesthetic and radiates a lot of pleasant tones.
Well Organized Thoughts
Using all their good communication skills, they always strive for peace and initiate quarrels only if the situation provokes so. After all, Mercury is in 2nd from quarrelsome and critical Virgo.
This reflects that they become critical in their way of communicating when they feel that things are out of balance.
Virgo is also a very organized and disciplined zodiac sign and the 2nd disposition coming from this sign indicates that they are very resourceful when it comes to organization. That is to say, they have well-organized thoughts that enhance their speaking capabilities.
The well-organized words make it very easy for the listeners to receive and understand the message of these natives.
As they are resourceful (2nd), they also bring a lot of supportive facts to all their statements which ensures that they are being carefully listened to and trusted at the same time.
The 2nd also signifies values and self-worth. This means that individuals with this combination give a lot of value to societal well-being. They are extremely compassionate towards members of their society.
Thus, they harness the intellect of a dignified Mercury to maintain social order as much as possible.
This combination also increases the intellectual capabilities of these natives. That is because Mercury the planet of intelligence is strong. It also extracts good outcomes of the 5th disposition of intelligence.
Accordingly, individuals with this combination are very active learners. Mercury also gives them good flexibility which gives them the ability to grasp new bits of information quickly and efficiently, whenever required.
The cardinal modality of Libra gives them the ability to independently grasp new information, improve skills, and expand intellect. They are very action-oriented and capable of harnessing new bits of knowledge effectively and productively.
A dignified Venus can amplify this effect by endowing these natives with a great sense of justice. When their wisdom is ruled by justice-loving souls, they perform more effectively in society. This also ensures that they apply their wisdom in good-natured pursuits.
Great Merchant Skills
In addition to that, this placement makes the native with this combination skilled in the world of entrepreneurs.
Libra relates to the 7th house in Vedic astrology, which stands for all kinds of partnerships, including those related to trading and entrepreneurship.
To add more to it, Mercury is the planet of merchants and as it is dignified in Libra, the sign of its friend Venus, it enhances the merchant skills of individuals with this combination.
The cardinal modality of Libra enhances these skills by providing great force for action to strive towards independence. Both independence and desire for action are required for efficient functioning in marketplaces.
Mercury in Libra also gives them the ability to run different types of activities/careers/businesses simultaneously with the help of the mental power and cardinal intellect they have.
Moreover, as Mercury is in 2nd and 5th from its own signs, it indicates that such natives are blessed with divine support and luck in their undertakings as a reward for good deeds done in past lives.
These dispositions also allow them to generate good incomes from their independent ventures. If they are not in marketplaces, they also perform exceptionally well in organizations that deal with publishing, information transfer, diplomacy, society, foreign affairs, etc.
Mercury in the luxurious sign of Libra, which is ruled by the luxurious planet Venus also indicates that they will be inclined to accumulate much wealth in their life, especially in the active period of this planet.
The beginning of the planetary period of Libra Mercury hides important event that is related to their desires regarding luxury. In this event, they start putting all their experience into practice to achieve their long-term goal related to this combination.
In Saravali it is stated that they will be involved in undertakings that have many branches or directions. This is reflected by the cardinal modality of Libra, which gives the desire to awaken leadership skills and set things into motion using them.
This is further supported by the placement of Libra Mercury in the 2nd house from its own zodiac sign Virgo. The 2nd house in Vedic Astrology stands for the accumulation of wealth.
However, as Mercury is dignified, it ensures that they do not become greedy in the process and always apply the accumulated resources to pious pursuits. Not to mention, they earn their resources righteously and ethically.
Their earnings can be amplified by their great speaking and writing skills along with their intellect. These traits help them to serve their function effectively in society and the marketplace.
If Venus, the guide of Mercury in Libra is dignified, it further extends the auspicious effect. That is because Venus is the planet of luxury and comforts and when it is strong, it enables these natives to attain a very comfortable lifestyle which also supports them in their undertakings and enables expansion.
Great Negotiation Skills
Other than that, luck (5th disposition) favors them in professions related to Venus where they are able to apply their characteristics of Libra Mercury along with pleasant speech and communication.
As such natives are compassionate and capable of understanding the motives of others easily they are skilled in approaching people correctly. Other than that, they are also very tolerant and strive for harmony and equity.
With all these characteristics, they are inherently skilled in negotiating. They have the capability to find compromises between all parties and thus attain their result efficiently.
While their traits are extremely beneficial in the marketplace, they also benefit them in society and other spheres of life as well. Because of their diplomatic wisdom from Libra, they perform exceptionally well in activities that deal with societal norms, law, or even foreign relationships.
A dignified Venus as the planet of balance and equity amplifies this effect to a great extent. With supportive Venus, while Mercury is in Libra, these natives are extremely tolerant and understanding which promotes becoming prosperous in activities where negotiation skills are crucial.
Very Creative & Artistic
With this combination of Mercury in Libra, these natives are not only intelligent but also very creative, especially in areas related to Venus, such as beauty, passion, and romance. Herein creativity actually supports wisdom in many great ways.
The creativity is provided by a well-formed 5th disposition by a dignified Mercury from mutable Gemini. Herein the 5th house signifies creativity and originality.
The mutable modality of Gemini connected with the energies of the 5th house indicates that their flexibility and adaptability are applied in the environment of the Libra zodiac sign.
Thus, they have the cognitive ability to look at things from different perspectives and find unique ways to solve any arising issues. It also reflects their ability to think outside the box in order to find unconventional solutions to any matter.
Here the cardinal modality is of great support. The independence provided by the cardinal modality gives force and courage to look at things from a different and original perspective. Doing things the way others don’t always require some courage.
Hence, they are capable of initiating new creative projects, but also solving old issues with a new approach. With that being said, they make the most out of every experience they have.
That is because experiences are the basis of creative thinking. As quoted by Steve Jobs, that experiences and old connections help to synthesize new ideas.
With all that being said, the creative thinking skills provided by Mercury in Libra also include the ability to analyze things first, be open-minded, and solve important issues by structuring a great plan of action with clear rules.
The fact that Libra is ruled by the planet of beauty Venus further amplifies their creative abilities. If Venus is strong and dignified, this combination greatly supports these natives in creative endeavors.
Strong Venus also gives the ability to romanticize or beautify new unconventional ideas which makes them more attractive to the masses.
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