The Planet of Connection
MERCURY in astrology
WHAT IS MERCURY
Mercury is the bridge between worlds. It’s how we process and express how we feel about all we experience in life. Mercury works in unison with your Moon. It’s how we process information, stimulus, and how we puzzle things together and make decisions.
Think of Mercury as your personal assistant, running the headquarters of your human vehicle. Mercury is that little voice that lives in your head.
SO, WHAT DOES TRANSIT MERCURY MEAN?
Like all transits, they act as keys. As a transiting planet travels around your chart, it will eventually connect to your natal planets, unlocking the houses and the experiences it rules.
Mercury’s transit can show how we process the events of the transiting Sun and the Moon’s experience of what the Sun illuminates... and what they happen to be activating your chart. It will show you what you’re discovering, deducing, and learning about. Your mind might wander into the themes, situations, and experiences that the house Mercury is transiting represents.
WHERE IS MERCURY TRANSITING
I've created a separate post that shows you where Mercury is transiting for each month for each Zodiac Signs, Sun, Moon, and rising sign. You can check that out here, or click the button above. Once you have the house number you can click the relevant house for your prediction of this months Mercury transit
MERCURY TRANSIT 1ST HOUSE
Mercury activates your first whole sign house, of the self, vitality, and life direction.
The transit highlights that new information will be coming your way. Pay attention to sudden epiphanies, insights, and conversations as they could aid you in meeting a goal or resolving an issue that’s held you back for too long.
Mercury transit this house only comes but once a year. Being the planet of manifestation, magic, and knowledge It might just be that the universe is aligning you with new connections that could prove to be just what you need.
You might find yourself more observant than usual, picking up on subtle body language, and more inclined to express yourself. You could also find you’re extra busy during this time. It’s a great time to get yourself aligned to your goals, to get organized and back on track in any areas that have been slipping.
You might also feel inclined to research ways to improve your fitness, health, or improve your physical appearance in some way. Your mind is refreshed, forward-focused, and looking ahead to the future. You’re likely to experience greater mental activity, overthinking, planning ahead, and just on the go in general.
Mercury is processing stuff to do with you, your aspirations, and your health. It’s the time that focuses upon the first steps towards your purpose. Getting ready, training, and setting out towards your goals. It’s time to plan and prepare as a way to help you reach your goals.
MERCURY TRANSIT 2nd HOUSE
Mercury activates your second whole sign house, of wealth, resources, and time spent.
The transit highlights news and conversations connected to financial matters, investments, and assets. You might feel inclined to access your spending habits, time, energy, and the use of your resources during the period. You might also feel inclined to buy something nice. You’re thinking about how you can earn more money, find ways to increase your credit score, and enhance your investments.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that your thoughts around money, security, and investments take a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your financial situation, what you invest your time, energy, and resources on. It’s the time when you focus upon how you can sustain your particular lifestyle. Thinking about what you eat, things you collect, what you spend your money, time, and energy on.
There might be news coming your way connected to where you’re spending/using/wasting your resources… Subscriptions, insurance, expenses, wages, bills, savings, collectibles, etc.
MERCURY TRANSIT 3Rd HOUSE
Mercury activates your third whole sign house, of news, communication, and places you frequent.
The transit involves news and conversations connected to the local community, social media presence, and activity communication, and news sharing. You might find this period highly active and busy. It can be a time of increased schedules, meetings, and lots of errands to run.
Mercury is processing where you get your information, facts, and news from, and is it valid. You might hear a lot of things and not all of them will be true. Mercury calls you to question everything. You’re called also to be conscious of what you say as to not let something private slip out. Avoid gossiping during this time, if you can.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your friendships, social media, and current events are taking more of your time. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your interactions, communications, and sharing of information.
It’s the time when your mind is focused upon the local stomping ground, places you visit, people you meet along the way of your day-to-day activity. Mercury here can introduce you to a new well-connected friend. You might wish to get organized, move things around to have more room to say yes to new offers and opportunities.
It can be tempting to just spend more time socializing, which will be enjoyed during this time. Mercury is though, however, presenting an opportunity. The things you do now, your habits, routines, and daily activities will become your results. It’s a wonderful time to learn something that can enhance your prospects. What can you be doing that can further align you with your aspirations?
MERCURY TRANSIT 4th HOUSE
Mercury activates your fourth whole sign house, of home, family, and conveniences.
The transit highlights that you’ll be processing matters connected to the past, home, security, and family. You might get some news, make a discovery or even just stumble upon something that awakens a significant memory. Mercury is puzzling through th e4th house, making sense of the past or something in connection to the mother or close significant family member.
Generally, Mercury transit here brings news and conversations connected to the home, family, and household activities. You might feel inclined to spend and connect more with family and relatives during the period. You might also feel inclined to spruce up the home, get in the garden, tidy things up, decorate and spring clean.
Mercury is a planet connected to the occult and so ancestral worship can bring you clarity, signs, and messages from those who came before you. Everything you are is a result of your collective history and experience. Mercury moving through this private sector, your origin can bring forth great insights.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that your thoughts wander off into your fourth house taking up a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your home, family dynamic, and conveniences. It’s the triggered memory or nostalgic feelings and sentiments that are being activated during this time.
MERCURY TRANSIT 5th HOUSE
Mercury activates your fifth whole sign house, of romance, talent, and creativity.
The transit brings divine sparks of inspiration, creativity, and heart-activating circumstances. Mercury is likely to bring news, thoughts, and conversations connected to romance, pleasure, and favorite pastime activities. You might feel inclined to spend more time doing more of what you love during the period. You might also feel inclined to create/make something, catch a movie, go to a concert, see a show, or take up a hobby.
Mercury is feeling flirty, passionate, and inspired. The aim of the game is fun, and how to have as much of it as possible. Mercury seeks for you to express yourself, share a talent or a gift and connect to like-minded people and communities.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice your thinking a lot about your creations; children, business, projects, works of art, whatever you’ve created or made. Mercury is processing stuff to do with what lights you up, brings you joy, and gets you excited for life. It’s the time that focuses upon your talent, sense of fun, and adventure.
Have you been making excuses for why you can’t do something? Excuses for not having the time to do (fill in the blank)? Mercury will release those excuses and tell you that you need to prioritize fun, it’s good for the soul.
MERCURY TRANSIT 6th HOUSE
Mercury activates your sixth whole sign house, of work, lifestyle, and daily routines.
The transit can be one of bringing increased problem-solving activities. You might find yourself consumed with work, and your daily activity can feel more stressful than usual. There can be changes, news, and more information to process at your job, involving new protocols, staffing, tech, and complaints.
Mercury here can bring about thoughts conversations connected to the daily grind, conflict resolution, and lifestyle habits. You might need to work harder during this period. You might also experience having a lot more on your plate, dealing with issues, and needing to streamline your routines.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your sixth house take up a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your routines, lifestyle, and workplace. It’s the time that focuses upon your daily grind and what you find unsatisfying or problematic as a way to remedy it. It’s about finding solutions.
MERCURY TRANSIT 7th HOUSE
Mercury activates your seventh whole sign house, of relationships, legal matters, and commitments.
The transit can be a very social one. It highlights news, thoughts, and more conversations centered around the others in your life, those that leave their mark on you. It can bring into question the commitments and promises you or someone has made. It can be the time of making deals, breaking promises, and making new ones.
There’ll be a lot to discuss with your significant other during this time. It can be a time where you’re recommitting to an agreement, having more deep and lengthy conversations with your roommate, best friends, or business partner. Much of your time and attention is going to go into being attentive to the others in your life.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your seventh house take up a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your personal significant relationships and the commitments you’ve made. It’s the time that focuses upon the love interest, catching up, checking in, and having those important conversations.
MERCURY TRANSIT 8th HOUSE
Mercury activates your eighth whole sign house, of metamorphosis, joint resources, and personal growth.
The transit can bring some news, thoughts, and conversations connected to changing circumstances, secrets and mysteries, and joint resources. You might feel inclined to change something that you’re unhappy with during the period. You might also feel inclined to dig for truths after receiving secret information that was hidden from you before the transit.
Mercury is processing matters that you prefer to neglect or pretend to forget about. It’s opening up pandora’s box and it’s one of the most ideal times to do shadow work. It might also bring about some fear, anxiety, or reservations around something that’s toxic, and that’s outlived its purposefulness. Nobody likes change, but it is necessary and Mercury is showing you where you need to let go and clear something out.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your eighth take up a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your joint resources, hidden matters, and changes that are needed. It’s the time that focuses upon finding or the processing of a truth that’s being revealed that sparks the journey in the ninth.
Mercury calls for you to repay what you owe or reclaim what was borrowed. It calls for you to have a sort of audit of your current circumstances and situations. It calls for you to listen to your hunches and take the time to eliminate unnecessary habits and toxic behaviors. It’s time to exorcise the toxic people, places, and things from your life that act as a temptation for addictive tendencies.
MERCURY TRANSIT 9th HOUSE
Mercury activates your ninth whole sign house, of mentors, experience, and aspirations.
The transit highlights news, thoughts, and conversations connected to your aspirations, beliefs, and education. You might feel inclined to learn something more, seek out a mentor, or travel to connect with different cultures and ways of life. You might also feel inclined to experience something for yourself, applying knowledge with action and align with your aspirations.
Mercury is evaluating what you know, and how it can be applied to the experience. It’s about processing your beliefs, updating, and allowing your mind to expand and explore greater avenues of thought. Mercury is seeking to turn knowledge into wisdom through action and experience.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your ninth take up a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your gurus, mentors, people from other cultures, travel, and what you know. It’s the time that focuses upon your guides that the spiritual lessons that lead you to what you seek most.
The transit is one of asking questions... and in asking the right ones we get the answers we need. It calls for you to read, learn and explore, to expand your mind and align to your aspirations. Mercury brings knowledge that can aid you in your quest for purpose. It will provide the information that will help you step closer to your aspirations.
MERCURY TRANSIT 10th HOUSE
Mercury activates your tenth whole sign house, of status, career, and duty.
The transit brings news, thoughts, and conversations connected to your role within society, your work, and your goals in life. You might feel inclined to focus on your career, vocation, and career goals during the period. You might also feel inclined to apply yourself, work harder and gain the attention of authority figures.
Mercury is processing matters connected to your path in life, to your vocations, career, and place in the world. Are you getting the recognition you deserve? Are you in the right environment? After all, different flowers need different environments to grow into their full potential. Mercury is about connecting you with the right people, opportunities, and places for you.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your tenth take up a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your responsibilities, bosses, and career. It’s the time that focuses upon your public image, your authority figures, and your place in the world. It’s how your professional world and those you serve, see you.
Mercury is about learning, listening, and being observant within your workplace. It’s about applying what you know, working hard, and connecting with the people who work in the same sector as you. You might get news of new work opportunities, a chance to travel, work on a special project, or meet with someone influential in your career field.
MERCURY TRANSIT 11th HOUSE
Mercury activates your eleventh whole sign house, of networking, opportunity, and community.
The transit brings news, thoughts, and conversations connected to friendships, chance opportunities, and building new connections. You might feel inclined to connect more with fellow community members during the period. You might also feel inclined to focus on where you want to be, the future and as a result, receive unexpected opportunities.
Mercury can connect you with a community group that if you invest in networking and becoming a valid member of the said group could open a great many opportunities for you. Mercury is providing you an opportunity to learn about the needs of those you serve, work with, and the group or organization at large. When you apply the knowledge you receive you can gain greater opportunities and success.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your eleventh take up a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your dreams, hopes and wishes for the future, and social connections. It’s the time that focuses upon finding the place you belong and fit into.
It’s about learning something that can help you manifest that dream or goal. It’s about networking because every opportunity comes through another person, and you never know who might be the one offering it. Mercury provides insights, ideas, inspirations, and connections to information, people, places, or things that can aid you in fulfilling that wish.
MERCURY TRANSIT 12th HOUSE
Mercury activates your twelfth whole sign house, of endings, self-undoing, and spirituality.
The transit highlights news, thoughts, and conversations connected to self-care, your spiritual practice, and how to overcome setbacks. It might be a time to spend time alone, to work through any repressed memories, and look at putting an end to things that are blocking you.
You might experience a daydreamy quality to yourself, finding it hard to focus, sleep, and not wanting to socialize. You could feel inclined to spend more time alone, become more reflective and tie up loose ends during the period. You might also feel inclined to catch up on sleep, rest, and connect to yourself through meditation and quiet contemplation.
Mercury is processing the stuff that’s been collecting dust, taking up space, and in need of clearing out. It’s you’re time for you, in the self-care sense, to create space for the new things, the next cycle that will begin in the first house. You might experience greater restlessness and so taking the time to recoup is key during this time.
The transit comes once every year, and so, you might notice that thoughts connected to your twelfth draw a lot of your energy, time, and attention. Mercury is processing stuff to do with your need for personal space, solitude, and closure. It’s the time that focuses upon processing and walking away from the past.
THE BIRTH CHART...
Think of Mercury like the software to your mind. The brain is the computer and Mercury essentially runs it. Mercury deals with information, communication and connecting.. He takes the transmission of Uranus and responds accordingly.
Mercury connects your emotional self to the logical self and is the voice that expresses what you think and feel. Mercury is how you learn, speak, express and think... Mercury is the software to your human vehicle and he deals with information and connecting.
Mercury spends between 14 - 30 days in a sign and up to 60 days if retrograde, but will never be more than two signs away from the Sun.
We can think of transit Mercury as where we will be gaining information and where the mind will wonder. It points to the solution or remedy for what is taking place in your life.
In Occult practices we need Mercury to manifest and open the way to travel between. Remember that Mercury deals with information and connecting...
Mercury goes Retrograde three, sometimes four times within any given year. From our perspective on Earth he appears to move backwards in the sky.
During a retrograde period is a time where we go through upgrades and updates. We switch to our less dominant side of the brain. A need to process the data received in the past few months and clear space. A powerful manifesting time.
Learn more about Mercury Retrograde below...
MERCURY THROUGH THE ZODIAC SIGNS
Learn more about your Natal Mercury placement by clicking the icons below.