A thing to remember here is that these posts are strictly meant for the particular planet position. Like, today we are looking at Mercury in Libra, so the description given here may change for you if your Mercury is although in the sign of Libra but with conjunction with or aspected by other planets.
So, lets see what Mercury can do in Libra without any conjunction or aspect from any other planet. 1st lets see what these 2 things represent --
Mercury represents communication skills, marketing, calculative ability, younger siblings, hobbies, skills with hands, intelligence, quick decision making, logical thinking, youthfulness etc.
Libra is the 7th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents the energy and things related with 7th house of horoscope, i.e. market place, business, partnerships, relations etc. Basically Libra is sign of relationships. Libra is consisted of another 2 and half Nakshatra named Chitra, Swati and Vishakha. Libra's lord is Venus.
As Mercury is now coming in to the sign of Libra, which is ruled by Mercury's best friend Venus, now communications will be towards relationships, business and maintaining balance. They can be very good business people and sales man. They always have a very balanced way of communication. As Mercury and Libra both represent business, they can be business oriented people. They can also work as relationship or marriage counselors. They can be very good negotiators and can bring two warring parties in to agreement. Besides business people, they can be very good counselors or lawyers. .
Things which may impact Mercury's effect in Libra are obviously different Nakshatras Mercury may be positioned. If Mercury is in Chitra Nakshatra, then Mars will impact Mercury's results. If Mercury is in Swati Nakshatra, then Swati's lord Rahu will impact Mercury's result. Similarly, if Mercury is in Vishakha Nakshatra, then Jupiter will impact Mercury's result as Vishakha's lord.
Now, the biggest make or break situation with this placement will come with Venus position as Venus is lord of Libra. So, if Mercury is in Libra and Venus is placed in Virgo, that's when person may find lots of obstacles and troubles as Venus is in its Debilitated sign in Virgo. On the other hand if Venus is in Libra itself along with Mercury or in Pisces, then it is a much better scenario for Mercury to work. That's why it is most important to read a chart on a whole.
Tomorrow, Mercury in Scorpio.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer