Planets in Astrology: Mercury and the Sun & Mercury in Libra

October 17, 2007 by  

Planets in Astrology: Mercury and the Sun & Mercury in Libra - illustrated by Love Letter

Mercury gets very close to the sun on October 23, and it will be in the heart of the Sun (or cazimi) precisely at 11:56 p.m. GMT on that day. Cazimi planets are within 17 1/2 degrees of the Sun on either side, and are considered extremely strong due to the powerful infusion of the solar rays. If Mercury is just a little bit farther from the Sun than this, it is considered combust, and is seriously afflicted.

As a result, the short period of Mercury cazimi is highly auspicious for all mercurial undertakings. This includes writing, mailing important documents, buying and selling, etc. This fortunate configuration will happen between roughly 8:40 p.m. GMT on October 23 and 3:40 a.m. GMT on October 24.

Shortly after the cazimi period, Mercury will reenter Libra (it is retrograde, so it’s regressing from Scorpio back into Libra), where it has some strength by night. This is because Mercury rules the night triplicity of all the air signs, including Libra. Mercury has special affinity for the air signs, as it is a planet of communication and intellect, and the air signs resonate very well with this, especially Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury.

All in all, your mercurial projects should improve if you start them between the October 24 and November 11, which is when Mercury reenters Scorpio, for good this time.

To identify the best times for your new project or important event, you may wish to look into an electional astrology reading.

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One Response to “Planets in Astrology: Mercury and the Sun & Mercury in Libra”

  1. Joseph L on March 5th, 2009 8:18 am

    17 and 1/2 Minutes of Arc, not Degrees !!

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