12 Oct Smooth Sailing Ahead | Mercury Enters Libra Horoscope
Has it been easier to get your point across lately?
Mercury officially came out of retrograde on October 2nd, reopening the airwaves for clear communication.
You may have started to breathe easier as you watched the frustrations, delays, and mishaps from the last three weeks start to melt away.
Did you connect with someone from your past over the last month?
Maybe you worked out communication issues in one of your relationships. It could have been with family, friends, a business relationship, or an intimate partnership.
But there still might be more work to do too…
If things feel rocky in your relationships right now, you can look forward to a break from conflict and a period of smooth sailing.
This is because Mercury just entered Libra, the sign of pleasure, diplomacy and balance.
So for the next two and a half weeks, communication will be focused on getting along, avoiding conflict, and talking about things that make you feel good.
However, there is a possibility that negative feelings and grievances could be swept under the rug – which could set you up for an unpleasant surprise once Mercury enters Scorpio on October 29th.
But if you lean into the positive expression of Mercury in Libra, the next two and a half weeks will be a wonderful time for reconciliation, communicating with difficult people, improving your relationships, and bringing more beauty into your life.
Let’s take a deeper look at what you can expect over the coming days…
A Chance To Do Things Better
Do you ever wish that you could express your feelings and desires with less emotional charge?
Have you been feeling misunderstood, or had trouble understanding someone else’s point of view?
With Mercury in Libra, you’ll feel more inclined to express yourself in a tactful way, making it easier to discuss difficult topics and resolve your differences with others.
Since Mercury was already in Libra right before it went retrograde, this second period of Mercury in Libra will bring a chance to find resolution from a longstanding relationship issue and make peace with others.
You might simply agree to disagree and respect each other’s differences, which is sometimes the most you can hope for.
However, it’s possible that Mercury in Libra will help you or another person really step into each other’s shoes and see your situation from each other’s perspective.
If so, this could be a time of greater harmony and understanding in your relationships that brings you joy and deepens your bond.
The channels of communication are wide open now.
So if you’ve been waiting for the right moment to reach out to someone, or you need to express something that’s been weighing on your chest, chances are whatever you have to say will be well received right now.
Mercury in Libra brings a chance to do things better and bring your relationships into a more positive place, even if the nature of your connection has changed from how it used to be.
You might feel more in sync with those around you, and things will generally feel more upbeat, pleasant, and enjoyable.
Perhaps you’ll be in the mood to host a dinner party, or gather with your friends. If you do, good times are pretty much guaranteed.
The only thing to look out for while Mercury is in Libra is a tendency to be too nice.
It will be important to not get so caught up in being agreeable that you stop being true to yourself.
Are You Being Honest?
Have you ever found yourself saying something you didn’t mean so that someone else would feel good?
While Mercury is in Libra, you might feel more tempted to tell those little “white lies.”
This is mostly harmless and can even help smooth over social awkwardness, but it’s important not to choose harmony over honesty when it really matters.
The shadow side of Mercury in Libra is withholding important information from others to create false harmony, or to make yourself look good.
Because of this, it’s important to keep everyone’s best interest in mind during the next two and a half weeks, and to not use charm to deceive others.
It’s possible that someone could try to smile their way into taking advantage of you, so stay on the lookout for smooth talkers and charming individuals that overwhelm you with compliments or promise too much.
The spiritual lesson of Mercury in Libra is to approach difficult situations honestly so that the resolution you create is deep and enduring… not superficial.
Harmony is wonderful, but if it comes at the expense of your inner truth, it simply isn’t worth it in the long run.
A Time Of Art and Beauty
With the rough side of Mercury in Libra out of the way, let’s focus on how you can best use the energy of this influence.
A few places that Mercury in Libra shines are in art, social justice, throwing parties, and creating beautiful environments.
If you’ve been considering getting a cosmetic procedure, the influence of Mercury in Libra is likely to produce good results.
Now is also a great time to update your wardrobe, appearance, or make your living environment more welcoming, comforting, and inviting.
If you have an artistic leaning, you could produce fantastic works of art over these next few weeks.
Mercury in Libra is also a great time to make a positive first impression and win people over.
Fighting for a cause and bringing attention to unfairness in the world could bring you a lot of peace and satisfaction while Mercury is in Libra.
And if you’ve been dealing with an ongoing conflict, you’ll likely be able to find a diplomatic solution during this time.
Overall, you’ll likely be feeling more cheerful and happy through the end of October.
So enjoy yourself, spend time with those you love…
And remember to keep speaking your truth.
P.S. Is there someone you’ve been wanting to make peace with? What are some ways you can create more harmony in your relationships right now? Let me know in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.