Cafe Astrology .com

 

Try a free sample Women's Wisdom Reading!

 

Home | About Us | Site Map | Search

Mercury Transits

 

Mercury Transits To Planets and Points in the Natal Chart

Back to Predictive Astrology Main Page

Transits of Mercury to Planets and Points

Techniques for Preparing for the Future and Understanding the Past

 

Overview:

The transits of Mercury to planets and points in the natal chart are relatively brief influences, lasting approximately a day. Mercury brings objectivity and rationality to the points it touches by transit.

 

Mercury Transits


Mercury conjunct Sun
You are especially sharp, communicative, and open at this time. This is because your wants are aligned with your thoughts. It's a favorable time for solving problems. What you say or write now has impact, for better or for worse! You are likely more interested in talking about yourself than in listening to others. This can be a very busy, communicative, or even hectic day.

Mercury sextile Sun
Your ideas are especially intelligent and creative now, and come from the heart. Decision making comes easily now. You are expressing yourself with strength of character now, and others take note. Your confidence in what you have to say now helps you to be well-received.

Mercury square Sun
Others' communications could frustrate you today or rub you the wrong way. Nervous tension is possible. Avoid letting your ego spoil your mood. Try not to read negativity into what others say now. However, it is more likely now than usual to hear criticism or news that makes you tense.

Mercury trine Sun
Increased confidence in what you have to say means your "audience" receives your message. You are able to think quickly on your feet now, and you are communicating with authority. Alternatively, you could receive important information from a superior now. Your reasoning skills are especially strong now.

Mercury opposition Sun
You find it hard to clearly express yourself during this transit. You might unwittingly misrepresent yourself or your intentions through something you say or write. You might meet with people, or communicate with others, who don't share your perspective. You could also feel bogged down with details, tasks, or errands.

Mercury conjunct Moon
Awareness of your emotions, as well as the need to verbalize them, comes with this transit. Verbalization can take the form of actual communication through speech or the written word with others, but it can also be an internal process. Thinking about your past, feelings, and personal connections characterizes this influence. You might make a verbal connection with a female, your mother, or a person from your past now. This might be a good time to discuss domestic matters, as you are more likely to approach the topic with objectivity. It can also be a busy time with visits, conversations, and discoveries. Getting in touch with relatives, neighbors, and acquaintances can figure now.

Mercury sextile Moon
News that you hear now is likely to be satisfying on an emotional level. Pleasing conversations with females, relatives, neighbors, or people from your past figure now. It's easy to ask for what you want and get it! Expressing your wants and needs is flowing, natural, and spontaneous right now.

Mercury square Moon
It can be challenging to get in touch with what you want and need now, yet you are inclined towards verbalizing your feelings nevertheless. You are easily distracted right now, and news you hear can be irritating as well. This is a time when you tend to misplace your keys, miss important phone calls, get stuck in traffic, forget appointments, and the like. It's time to take a deep breath and attempt to focus on the "big picture" if you can get your mind there.

Mercury trine Moon
News that you hear now is likely to be satisfying on an emotional level. Pleasing conversations with females, relatives, neighbors, or people from your past figure now. It's easy to ask for what you want and get it! Expressing your wants and needs is flowing, natural, and spontaneous right now.

Mercury opposition Moon
You are likely to hear news that is in opposition to what makes you feel satisfied. Conversations can be frustrating now, and you could be hypersensitive to the opinions or statements of others. This is a time when you don't really want to hear truths or facts. It's also likely that plans are upset, keys misplaced, traffic prevents you from being timely, and so forth.

Mercury conjunct Mercury
This is a time when you are bound to discover information that you need at just the right time. It's a strong period for objective observation and discussion. Your thinking is in line with current trends, and your ideas are received well.

Mercury sextile Mercury
This is a time when you are bound to discover information that you need at just the right time. It's a strong period for objective observation and discussion.

Mercury square Mercury
Misunderstandings can arise now. Disagreements on an intellectual level are quite possible. These can help stimulate you into discovering new perspectives. You are likely very busy processing information and thinking just now. You could be feeling quite restless now, and in the mood for new scenery.

Mercury trine Mercury
This is a time when you are bound to discover information that you need at just the right time. It's a strong period for objective observation and discussion.

Mercury opposition Mercury
You are likely to engage in a conversation with someone who has a different perspective on matters now. You can learn from the experience if you open your mind. You could be feeling quite restless now, and in the mood for new scenery.

Mercury conjunct Venus
You find yourself more socially composed than usual now. Lighthearted conversations, sociability, humor, and cooperation characterize this period. It's a strong time for socializing and communicating with ease, telling others how you feel, and negotiating. Mentally, you are not as disciplined as usual, however, as you prefer to chat with others and to think about more "pleasant" things than work. You could receive a compliment or other pleasing communication. Alternatively, new information or knowledge learned now makes you feel good. This is a favorable transit for commerce and business transactions, all things equal.

Mercury sextile Venus
It's easy to make social connections under this influence. This transit favors diplomacy, charm, social graces, negotiations, presentation of ideas, romantic overtures, teaching, business deals, publishing, commerce, public relations, and joint ventures or partnerships. It could be a time when promises and clarifications are made in love relationships. Something you hear now, or new information that you learn, can give you pleasure . As well, you are more able to express your more charming or loving nature verbally.

Mercury square Venus
Difficulties in social or romantic communication are possible today.  Hypersensitivity and lack of mental discipline could be issues in the circumstances you attract now. You could take offense at someone's ideas or communications, as it disagrees with your values and concept of appropriate or nice behavior.

Mercury trine Venus
It's easy to make social connections under this influence. This transit favors diplomacy, charm, social graces, negotiations, presentation of ideas, romantic overtures, teaching, business deals, publishing, commerce, public relations, and joint ventures or partnerships. It could be a time when promises and clarifications are made in love relationships. Something you hear now, or new information that you learn, can give you pleasure . As well, you are more able to express your more charming or loving nature verbally.

Mercury opposition Venus
Something you hear, learn about, or the opinion of someone could bother you and disturb your sense of balance now. You might find it inappropriate, rude, or downright irritating! Superficiality in others could also be particularly irritating to you. A lover or friend might offer you information or advice that you don't want to hear. Others simply aren't pleasing you right now. It's not the best time for business transactions, beauty treatments, or purchases for the home.

Mercury conjunct Mars
This is a time of quick wit and strong mental impulses. You are especially enthusiastic and productive. You are more inclined than usual to express your desires, and perhaps what gets your goat as well! Your observations are sharp, but you could be inclined towards mental pressures or impatience with others who don't seem to be getting your point right away. This is a time when plans are put into action.

Mercury sextile Mars
Mental alertness, enthusiasm, and energetic communications figure now. Quick decisions can be made. You are productive and take "busy-ness" in stride. You are alert and aware, and can easily turn ideas into workable projects. You can talk your way out of practically anything now. Your conversations are animated and expressive now, and spontaneous impulses tend to work for rather than against you.

Mercury square Mars
Mental agitation.
Although you are quick-witted now, you could also be ready to argue! Alternatively, you could be meeting with aggressive or critical people now. This could be a time when you are working under stressful or hectic conditions, as you feel pressure to get things done quickly. You are inclined to be snappy and irritable, and you might too easily interrupt others rather than listen. Conflicts of interest are likely to occur now. This is an unfavorable time for any kind of meeting, starting a new project, and business proposals. You can be irritable and say all the wrong things. Impulsive communications and hasty decision-making are things to watch for now.

Mercury trine Mars
Enthusiasm and energetic communications occur during this transit. You are productive and take "busy-ness" in stride. You are mentally alert and aware, and can easily turn ideas into workable projects. You can talk your way out of practically anything now. Your conversations are animated and expressive now, and spontaneous impulses tend to work for rather than against you.

Mercury opposition Mars
Haste makes waste.
Instead of listening to what others have to say, you could end up interrupting them and making assumptions. Alternatively, you could find others doing the same to you. This is not a good day to make important decisions, as your thinking simply isn't clear. You could be quick on the trigger when it comes to verbal reactions to others, and you may seriously lack diplomacy at this time. You might find yourself doing the opposite of what you are told or what you normally think is best! Information that you receive now could lead you to take a wrong turn or action. This is not the best time to take a trip.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter
You can visualize in broader terms and see the "big picture" now. This could be a time when you have a strong desire to verbalize your own goals and ideals. Travel is favored. You are optimistic, which can help you attract positive circumstances. As well, your powers of persuasion are particularly strong now. This is a good time to submit ideas, applications, promotional efforts, and so forth, all things equal.

Mercury sextile Jupiter
This is a favorable influence for short trips, writing, teaching, studying, mailings, interviews, advertising and promotion, submitting applications and forms, and accurate observations. You are inclined to think positively and with growth in mind. Others tend to cooperate with you, and perhaps seek out your advice. You might receive some interesting offers now.

Mercury square Jupiter
Information overload.
It is all too easy to miss or neglect important details under the influence of this transit. You may be tempted to exaggerate or overstate now, or you could have a hard time putting your ideas to practical use. Pie in the sky thinking is likely. Your ideas and plans may be too grandiose just now.

Mercury trine Jupiter
This is a favorable influence for short trips, writing, teaching, studying, mailings, interviews, advertising and promotion, submitting applications and forms, and accurate observations. You are inclined to think positively and with growth in mind. Others tend to cooperate with you, and perhaps seek out your advice. You might receive some interesting offers now.

Mercury opposition Jupiter
You may have big ideas under this influence, but you may also overestimate your abilities or underestimate the situation you're in! Alternatively, the information you receive now could be impractical or lead you astray. Avoid jumping into something without planning ahead, as important details are too easy to overlook right now. Also, avoid making promises you may not be able to fulfill, and be sure to read the fine print! In a search to attach greater meaning to your thoughts and ideas, you may exaggerate, overstate, or overestimate. Others could disappoint you with facts that run counter to your own ideals and desires.

Mercury conjunct Saturn
Your ability to concentrate and focus is enhanced now. You could experience an increased need for solitude in order to think or work. Travel for business purposes is possible. Thinking in realistic and practical terms, and the need for tangible results for your efforts, are indicated. You might receive serious news or practical advice, or engage in an important conversation. This can mark the start of a new project that involves communications, such as writing, speaking, reporting, and so forth. Whether you have been organized in your work, or if the systems you have been using are effective, comes up for inspection.

Mercury sextile Saturn
This is a good time to get organized, do detail work, and prepare for the future. Decisions made now tend to be practical and well thought out. Work done now is likely to pay off in the future. Your thinking is clear and realistic under this influence. Conversations may be spare but to the point. Manifestation and achievement are what satisfy you.

Mercury square Saturn
Getting from point A to point B can be a challenge during this transit due to obstacles. Communications may be blocked or delayed, and negative thinking could dominate at this time. Projects we thought were complete may need revision, and others could appear overly critical, insensitive, or sarcastic. Avoid signing on the dotted line at this time. Mercury semi-square Saturn. Red tape, re-doing tasks you thought you finished, problems getting from point A to point B, delays in communication, negative thinking, hyper-sensitivity and criticism.

Mercury trine Saturn
The day of this transit is ideal for organizing or paying attention to serious matters, and buckling down in general, although it's not especially "fun" or frivolous. Try to take advantage of your increased clarity and realism by applying your logical mind to solve some problems that might have been nagging at you.

Mercury opposition Saturn
Communication challenges today make it hard to get a point across. Delays, "red tape", and vague feelings of forgetting important details could figure now. Red tape, re-doing tasks you thought you finished, problems getting from point A to point B, delays in communication, negative thinking, hyper-sensitivity and encountering criticism from others--these are all negative possibilities of this transit. Your thought patterns could take on a negative skew, as you think in pessimistic terms and communicate sparingly or reluctantly. It can be difficult to trust your instincts, and you might second-guess things automatically under this influence. You could also receive news or information that makes you tense or goes against your goals.

Mercury conjunct Uranus
Expressing your more "way-out" or unconventional opinions comes naturally to you now. The ability to grasp intellectual concepts is high right now. Your intuition is spot-on, and you tend to have the right idea at the right moment. Your senses may be overloaded, however, to the point that you are scatter-brained, impulsive, nervous, or impatient. It's too easy to go off on tangents rather than concentrate on one task at a time now. If channeled well, however, your ideas are inventive, original, progressive, and unbiased.

Mercury sextile Uranus
This is an opportune time to go to meetings or other organized group activities, to communicate online, and to take part in activities involving computers, science, or metaphysics. Unexpected gains may be realized through such mediums. Your intuition is strong, and insights seem to come from "out of the blue". Original, creative ideas are easy to come by now, and progressive conversations can take place.

Mercury square Uranus
This is a time when you can have flashes of insight, but you also tend to be scatterbrained. Your ideas and communications may not be well-received--perhaps others think they are too hair-brained, inconsistent, or simply not traditional enough. Your mind is neither peaceful nor harmonious under this influence, and irritable tempers, sarcastic speech, and dogmatism are negative expressions of this energy, whether you are meeting these things in others or expressing them yourself. It's a challenge to deal with routine matters or monotonous tasks under this influence. Tasks may be left undone or interrupted. This is not a good time to be understood, so you may want to hold off presenting your ideas for the time being.

Mercury trine Uranus
This is an opportune time to go to meetings or other organized group activities, to communicate online, and to take part in activities involving computers, science, or metaphysics. Unexpected gains may be realized through such mediums. Your intuition is strong, and insights seem to come from "out of the blue". Original, creative ideas are easy to come by now, and progressive conversations can take place.

Mercury opposition Uranus
Under this influence, you are easily distracted. Your communications may get lost or are misunderstood. Disagreements with others are quite possible. It's not a good time to present an argument or an important idea. You can have flashes of insight, but tend to be scatterbrained. Your mind is neither peaceful nor harmonious under this influence, and irritable tempers, sarcastic speech, and dogmatism are negative expressions of this energy. It is difficult to get a point across without rubbing people the wrong way or misrepresenting yourself unwittingly. Uncertainty reigns today. Avoid making hasty decisions that you will later regret. You could be impulsive, disorganized, or unreceptive to practical advice now.

Mercury conjunct Neptune
Your intuitive creativity is stimulated under this influence. You might get insights into your own mind and/or into others' behavior. Conscious reasoning can be distorted by subconscious matter, however, so concentrating on cold hard facts can be challenging. Daydreaming, visualization, and prophecy are stimulated. Communications may be unclear, vague, or downright confused. You could be subject to deception. Avoid signing contracts under this influence.

Mercury sextile Neptune
Intuition runs high now. You are more sensitive artistically, your imagination is stirred, and you have an increased appreciation for subtleties. You are inspired and able to inspire others with your words. Your thinking is fanciful now. As such, this is a good time for artistic or literary projects.

Mercury square Neptune
You are not thinking clearly just now, preferring perhaps to daydream or inclined towards overly fanciful thinking. Technical facts can be glossed over at this time. It's not a good time to make a presentation, to ask for what you want, or to formalize agreements. You could find it hard to follow facts, directions, and instructions. You might question facts altogether or avoid being pinned down for answers. This is a poor time for major decision making and for signing on the dotted line.

Mercury trine Neptune
Imagination and intuition run high, and involved in decisions made today. You might find that you are in the right place at the right time, or that you get the information you want almost "magically". This transit favors the arts, poetry, fiction, spirituality, advertising, and promotion. You might feel lazy on a mental level, or you prefer communicating on more subtle levels.

Mercury opposition Neptune
Indecision or uncertainty could plague you today. The desire to daydream is high, and often at the expense of productivity and clear communication. You could be mentally lazy, finding that your mind wanders when presented with technical facts. It's hard to get solid answers from others, and you can too easily misrepresent yourself. Avoid signing contracts or formalizing agreements for the time being.

Mercury conjunct Pluto
You may uncover valuable information or gain understanding under this influence. Thoughts, ideas, and communications are more intense and focused. You are more able--and motivated--to find hidden meanings and to cut to the chase. Efficiency and relevancy become important. Your mind is investigative and probing, and you may be determined to reveal truths. Your persuasive powers, strategic thinking, and observational skills increase. Superficial conversations, connections, and topics have little appeal to you now.

Mercury sextile Pluto
You possess more insight and psychological understanding than usual during this transit. You are willing to look beyond the surface of things and investigate matters in more depth. Perhaps more importantly, you are more patient and strategic in your decision-making. A revealing conversation or connection to someone could figure now.

Mercury square Pluto
This is a time when your mind is more suspicious and perhaps negative. You could find that mistrust dominates the day--whether this is something you meet in others or deal with in your own thinking patterns. For example, you might be given the third degree, or you could badger someone yourself! This transit often brings some level of mental stress and pressure. Avoid the tendency to read between the lines with a negative slant, as it is bound to only stir up trouble. Consider that some situations call for keeping silent if only for the time being.

Mercury trine Pluto
You find that your mind can easily tune in to different levels of awareness right now, and the result can be increased insight, psychological understanding and awareness, and focused attention. You are more patient and strategic in your decision-making than usual. A revealing conversation or connection to someone could figure now. A piece of information can arrive now that helps you to see things more clearly.

Mercury opposition Pluto
Something you write or say could trigger power struggles or hostility from others under the influence of this transit. Keep in mind that decisions made now are unlikely to be objective, so you might want to hold off on important decision-making for the time being. Re-assessing decisions you have made already, or adjusting your plans, may be in order. Second-guessing figures now. This transit can manifest as a compulsive need to talk, question, or even badger. You might be given (or give) the third degree. On the other hand, it could also bring about a strong desire to withhold information. Obsessive thinking, attempts to persuade others to think like you do, insisting on knowing the "truth" or on exposing falsehoods, making mountains out of molehills--these are the more unpleasant possibilities. Uncovering important information or engaging in revealing and profound conversations or investigations are the more positive ways of managing this somewhat tense energy. Consider that some situations call for discretion.

Mercury conjunct Ascendant
This is a period of heightened verbal ability or increased communications. You might be a little more assertive or more able to verbalize your ideas and thoughts. You could be thinking a lot about taking action on something important to you. Your mind is especially alert and you could be particularly busy running errands, taking short trips, networking, negotiating, or corresponding.

Mercury sextile Ascendant
This is a strong period for handling details, writing, speaking, mailing, and mental pursuits. Your ideas are well-received, your mind is alert, and you can easily and quickly grasp information now.

Mercury square Ascendant
News or information you receive now could be frustrating, or conversations with others make you tense. You might be asked to do a favor that you don't want to do or you could feel overloaded with tasks and errands now. It's more likely than usual for you to make mental errors, and nervous tension is quite possible now. What you say or write could be misinterpreted, or you could find it hard to verbalize what it is you want. Your thoughts could be all over the place, and it can be hard to concentrate on any one particular task.

Mercury trine Ascendant
You could be pleasantly busy now, conversing and socializing, writing or speaking, and handling details. It's easier now than usual to verbalize exactly what you want. Others appreciate what you have to say and your ideas and opinions are received exactly as you intended them.

Mercury opposition Ascendant
Reaching out to others on a mental level figures now. Negotiations are in order, and you might feel a strong need for feedback from a significant other or special friend.

Mercury conjunct Midheaven
It's easy to communicate effectively at this time, as you are speaking to an audience and careful about the words you select to express yourself. You may communicate with superiors or present an idea to business associates now. In some cases, you might be in the position to speak or communicate before the public. You are especially clear-headed and rational about career matters, making this a good time to schedule business appointments or for getting (or giving) advice.

Mercury sextile Midheaven
*Good practical job-related thoughts and ideas. The ability to communicate with superiors or describe what you see. This is a good time for planning for the future, for this transit presents opportunities for advancing your worldly affairs through new enterprises, good communicative self-expression, study, or travel.

Mercury square Midheaven
Concentrating and focusing may be challenging now, as you are not especially clear-headed, or you may be too personally involved to be objective. Decision-making about practical matters may suffer as a result. You might say something that unwittingly works against you or misrepresents your true feelings. You may not be listening well enough to others. There may be difficulties associated with getting your message across, whether it's through speech or the written word. In some cases, you might be the victim of gossip or you might be forced to deal with dishonesty in others. You might also stretch the truth or be caught in a lie now.

Mercury trine Midheaven
*Good practical job-related thoughts and ideas. The ability to communicate with superiors or describe what you see. Clarity, objectivity, and a smooth flow of communication makes this an excellent time to reach a decision and/or tell others of a decision you've come to. Ideas come flooding in now, too, and you're able to assimilate all kinds of new information. All learning, teaching, or intellectual activities are favored.

Mercury opposition Midheaven
*Communication, particularly with superiors or authority figures, could prove troublesome. You may not think like they do or may find that your thoughts even run opposite to theirs. Your thoughts may be more on home and family. Intelligently organizing, planning, or taking care of correspondence would be wise now. The more uncluttered and systematic you are, the more good ideas, decisions, and directions can emerge. Speaking with a parent or elder and getting their perspective, or working something with them, is also useful now.

 


 

Back to Predictive Astrology Main Page

 

Interpretations written by Annie Heese, unless otherwise noted. Interpretations marked with a * are from our Time Line Forecast report.

 

References & suggested further reading:

How to Predict Your Future: Secrets of Eastern and Western Astrology by James Braha. This is an excellent resource for outer planet transits: Jupiter through Pluto.


What's In Your Forecast?

Take a peek at the year ahead with in-depth Future Forecast Reports from Cafe Astrology.