Mercury in Libra - The Speaking Scales
Those born with their natal Mercury in Libra think with diamond clarity and are always seeking to synthesise the middle ground. Mercury here has the ability to detach and weigh situations up through every perspective unclouded by the grey wash of emotions. This placement is associated with increased sensitivity, interpersonal warmth, the bridging of ideas and a class communicator. Very often, these individuals are instilled with tremendous gifts in politics and debating, counselling, mediating, teaching, PR, media and the resolution of disagreement and disharmony. Any realm where the virtues of discernment and clear judgment are required Mercury here shines.
Mercury in Libra are cordial in their communication and tend to be disarming and charming. They are good listeners, who know when it is right to advise and when it is appropriate to simply say nothing. Mercury here will listen to every side of the story before forming a conclusion and their minds are refined, shrewd and aim to work in equilibrium. These individuals can struggle around decision making and be chronic procrastinators; this placement is associated with a certain level of thought before they respond to questions, and their speech may be considered slow or drawling. Mercury in Libra will avoid confrontation at all costs, and even feel threatened by the perceived threat of conflict. They have the inherent capacity to over theorize situations in their minds so much it rips apart practical reality and presents the world as idealistic and fantastical. Above all, Mercury here is concerned with what is good, right, just and fair to all, and there is the danger of the heavy reliance on others to make decisions for them.
Mercury in Libra are equipped with incredible verbal acuity when they are impassioned about a topic; and can be ruthless on the debating floor. Many of the world’s esteemed politicians have their Mercury in Libra, and they tend to make decisions based on logical evidence rather than the subjective. These individuals are highly aware of social undercurrents, and are graceful and charismatic conversationalists, finding an easy common ground with everyone. The Mercurial Libran mind is a dancer, leaping back and forth from the left and right brain, integrating all the magic of the world and sharing it through their enriching exchange of ideas.